SURVIVAL

Hunting vs. Trapping vs. Fishing: Why Hunters Will Starve In The Next Food Crisis

Finding enough food to live on in the wild is one of those things that’s often overlooked. Perhaps that’s because water, heat and shelter are all more important survival priorities. Yet with the average bug out bag only containing three days worth of food, this isn’t exactly something we can …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

What Happened In The Year Without A Summer? (1816)

The day was April 5th, 1815, before the Industrial Revolution began. The majority of the population were farmers, raising crops to feed themselves and others. But farmers depend on good weather, with abundant rain, sunlight and warmth. This year, they wouldn’t have enough of these key weather elements to ensure …

SURVIVAL

10 Skills Our Grandparents Knew That Most Of Us Have Long Forgotten

Our modern society is highly dependent upon we’ll call the “system.” Not only do we rely upon utility services to bring us electricity, water and natural gas, but also on an incredibly complex supply chain which provides us with everything from food to computers. Without that supply chain, most of …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

The Best Uncommon Ways To Generate Electricity For Your Homestead

Did you know that there are some very simple ways to generate electricity that won’t cost a fortune? All you have to do is to keep to the basics of using something that spins a magnet to induce a flow of electrons through a metal coil. In fact, if you …

PREPAREDNESS

The Safe Room Is Your Final Point Of Retreat, If Someone Brings The Battle to You, You Must Be Prepared, Both Mentally And Physically: How to Create a Safe Room in Your House or Apartment

The homes of many rich, famous people have a secret hidden within them.  Somewhere, in the depths of the home, is a secure room to which the residents can retreat in the event of a home invasion or violent intruder.  A safe room was carved into the original house plan, and many …

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90% Of The Population Could Die Within 2 Years Due to The Sudden Lack Of Modern Technology: Are You Prepared For 19th Century Living?

Those that are aware of the EMP commissions report have probably also heard the statement that this type of event would suddenly transport everyone involved back to the 1800’s almost instantly. It is also possible that up to 90% of the population could die within 2 years due to the …

PREPAREDNESS

The Difference Between Urban and Rural Prepping: It’s Up to You to Decide Later On Where You Want to be When SHTF Happens

For most preppers, their dream scenario would include something like a Doomsday Castle or a massive underground living facility. Unfortunately, reality always seems to get in the way, and we must figure out an alternative. So what is the difference between urban and rural prepping? While it’s true, your chances …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

DIY Beginner Aquaponics Projects

Aquaponics are excellent for growing food for your homestead, or just as a backyard project for the family. If that term is not familiar to you, stick around, you’re about to get a crash course and walk away with enough knowledge to build your own aquaponics system. Aquaponics may sound …

PREPAREDNESS

7 Important Things You Need When Hunkering Down During SHTF: Essentially Everything You Know Will be Different And Once Society Has Collapsed It Will be No Good Thinking About Preparing Then!

We always talk about bugging out when the SHTF. It’s a necessity with certain disasters. But sometimes, it is best to stay where you are. What happens when there is no need to evacuate where you are? Going out may be dangerous…. then what? Today we’ll focus on just that. …

ALTERNATIVE

6 Discreet Weapons You Can Carry Anywhere

If I could, I would carry a firearm everywhere. Unfortunately, it isn’t always an option because it’s illegal to carry into certain places, such as courthouses, police stations, schools. That doesn’t mean that you have to go anywhere unarmed though, and it doesn’t mean anyone needs to know you’re technically armed. There …