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Fire rings you can build for survival

Fire rings you can build for survival

by Frank Bates When building a fire ring, the most common design people think of is the ever popular Cowboy Circle Ring. It is simple and usually works well, but there are other fire ring styles you should be aware of when in survival mode. Let’s look at four of them. Keyhole Fire   This is […]

January 16th, 2017 | Posted in PREPAREDNESS | Read More »

Covering the basics about fire

Covering the basics about fire

by Frank Bates There’s much to be said about fire and its necessity in survival situations. In future articles we’ll get into specifics, but I want to start with some of the basics because it’s easy to forget this stuff. Being able to make fire is an absolutely essential skill to surviving anywhere, anytime, in […]

January 2nd, 2017 | Posted in PREPAREDNESS | Read More »

6 questions every prepper needs to ask and answer

6 questions every prepper needs to ask and answer

by Gaye Levy Every once in a while it is important to take a back seat to the process of prepping and do a little planning. I say this because things change and life evolves, requiring a re-examination of the who, what, and why of prepping. Let’s face it. You probably remember why you started […]

January 2nd, 2017 | Posted in PREPAREDNESS | Read More »

7 Things Our Ancestors Stockpiled To Survive Winter

7 Things Our Ancestors Stockpiled To Survive Winter

by: Rich M Life was hard for our ancestors — much harder than it is for us today. Most of them didn’t have running water and electricity to make their lives easier. These modern conveniences have changed our way of life, to the point where we often forget what people had to do throughout history […]

December 12th, 2016 | Posted in PREPAREDNESS | Read More »

7 Ways The Pioneers Preserved Food Without Electricity

7 Ways The Pioneers Preserved Food Without Electricity

by: Steve Nubie The pioneers knew more than a few tricks to preserve food for the long-term. Any form of food preservation was designed to kill and inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungus and other micro-organisms. It also was designed to prevent the oxidation of fats which could lead to rancidity. Our pioneer ancestors needed […]

December 12th, 2016 | Posted in PREPAREDNESS | Read More »

The 5 Best Ways To Get Well Water Without Electricity

The 5 Best Ways To Get Well Water Without Electricity

Written by: Tricia Drevets Water is the key to survival. At least 60 percent of the adult human body is made of water, and we can live no more than three days without it. Since most modern water pumps use electricity to obtain well water, you may wonder how you would access well water in […]

December 12th, 2016 | Posted in PREPAREDNESS | Read More »

24 tips for living in a world without emergency services

24 tips for living in a world without emergency services

by Thomas Miller There are many things that I consider luxuries that we have the benefit of living with in a modern society. Things like electricity, running water, cell phones, air conditioning, etc. are nice, but society survived for thousands of years without them. If they all disappeared it would suck, but a good number […]

December 12th, 2016 | Posted in PREPAREDNESS | Read More »

10 last-minute preps when a disruptive event is brewing

10 last-minute preps when a disruptive event is brewing

by Gaye Levy Back in the early days, before writing about any one aspect of prepping, I had to do a lot of research. Online resources were meager so there was a lot of trial and error involved as I formulated my own preparedness strategy. Sadly, as I look back, there was considerable error. Who […]

November 20th, 2016 | Posted in PREPAREDNESS | Read More »

Knives Getting Dull? Learn How to Sharpen a Knife Without a Sharpener

Knives Getting Dull? Learn How to Sharpen a Knife Without a Sharpener

BY ‘ABOVE AVERAGE’ JOE Is there anything more dangerous than a dull knife? Before you invest in an expensive sharpener, check out this list to learn how to sharpen a knife using common household objects. 4 Ways to Sharpen a Knife Without a Sharpener No knife sharpener? No problem. If you have an old coffee mug […]

November 20th, 2016 | Posted in PREPAREDNESS | Read More »

The Freest States For Off-Grid Living, Ranked 1-50

The Freest States For Off-Grid Living, Ranked 1-50

by: Daniel Jennings WASHINGTON — New Yorkers enjoy the least freedom in America, while New Hampshire citizens enjoy the most, according to a new report, Freedom in the 50 States, that examines the best states in which to live.   The report by the Cato Institute examines everything from tax laws to gun laws to […]

November 20th, 2016 | Posted in Featured, PREPAREDNESS | Read More »