SELF-SUFFICIENCY

The Ugly Part of Water Purification: Top 5 Mistakes You Make, So Be Sure Not To Make These Mistakes

Water is part of the survival triad – water, food, shelter. You can only live for about three days without it and even after twenty-four hours, you start experiencing physical and cognitive decline. Right now, it’s easy to turn on the tap and get fresh, clean water, but even without …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

These Are The Best Survival Businesses Tested To Start Off-Grid

As the rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang has heated up, so has the risk to the United States. Recent missile and nuclear tests by the North Korean regime have made it clear that they are closer to their long-stated goal of attacking the United States than ever. After their sixth …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

The First 19 Foods You Should Stockpile For Disaster

A good stockpile of food will go a long way toward helping you survive the aftermath of any disaster or life crisis, especially when grocery stores are emptied. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that there are people who are not preppers who nevertheless instinctively know to …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

How To Make Survival Cement For Your Off Grid Home

What are you going to do if someday you lose your home in a large-scale disaster of some sort and you have to build a shelter from scrap? Imagine that there will be thousands of people in the same situation as you and the building materials will be scarce or …

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4 Forgotten Ways Your Ancestors Stayed Warm During Winter

Your home’s heating is an essential part of your survival in cold weather. Even if your house is insulated well, it will eventually get dangerously cold if your heating system is off or the power grid goes down. Many homesteaders have fireplaces or wood-burning stoves in their homes, an idea …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

5 Best Survival Knots Learned From Our Grandparents

Knowing how to tie secure knots can be a critical skill in many pastimes and occupations. For firefighter, sailors, climbers and campers, survival can depend on a properly tied knot. They must be able to tie and release knots quickly and tightly using knot forms that will secure heavy objects …

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10 Off-Grid Lessons From Our Grandparents Used A Long Time Ago

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 …

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Top 3 Ingredients Used By Pioneers For A Survival Food Long-Term

While working cattle at my in-laws’ ranch recently I caught myself dreaming about the past, running through a checklist of things I take for granted that George – the ranch’s founder who grew up in the 1930s — never had the chance to enjoy as a kid in his small …

HOMESTEADING

Survive Without Modern Conveniences That may Be The Best Homesteading Skill To Learn From Great-Grandfathers Of All

Living without power, mini-marts, cars, electronics or running water may seem like a nightmare scenario but to great-grandfathers it was just the way life was. Having the skills to survive without modern conveniences is not only smart in case SHTF, it’s also great for the environment. We’ve compiled a list …

FEATURED

The Global Impacts of Rapidly Disappearing Arctic Sea Ice: Another Ominous Sign of Rapid Warming

Earth’s already-beleaguered northern icecap suffered another blow this month with the early collapse of a barrier that kept some of Arctic’s most durable ice in place. The ice arch across the Nares Strait, which separates Greenland from Ellesmere Island in Canada’s far northeast, gave way two months earlier than usual, …