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 …

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 …

SURVIVAL

Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency To Learn From Native Americans

Native Americans are, perhaps, the best example on the planet of a people who lived solely off the land while protecting it for future generations. They held the belief that we don’t own the land; we are simply borrowing it from our children. In other words, they lived sustainably, protected …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

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 …

PREPAREDNESS

Timeline After Disaster: You Will be on Your Own for 72 Hours or Longer Before Any Outside Help Will Arrive

Many experts will note that the first 72 hours following a natural or man-made disaster will likely be the most chaotic, because it will take at least that long (and perhaps longer) for the authorities to get things under control. A lot can happen – and likely will happen – in that …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

4 Forgotten Skills That Helped The Native Americans Survive Winter Still Used Today

Most of us head indoors and turn up the furnace when frigid weather hits, stacking in a good supply of wood for the stove or plugging in the old electric throw blanket — and praying that the power doesn’t go out! For the native people of this land, however, they …

SURVIVAL

The Old Forgotten Survival Skills From Our Grandfathers Were The Last Generation To Practice The Basic Things That We Call Survival Skills Now

As early as fifty or sixty years ago, whether we realize it or not, modern society was learning basic survival skills. On any given weekend a boy usually could be found under the hood of the car with his Dad, changing plugs or replacing a battery. There was raking and mowing to be …

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14 Winter Survival Items Everyone Should Store In Their Vehicle

I live in a warm part of the country now, so winter isn’t a big deal. Actually, it’s my favorite time of year, because it’s not hot. But it wasn’t always that way. I grew up and learned to drive in Colorado, where the mountains make it so that a …

SURVIVAL

The Best Guide To Making Survival Pemmican, That Can Live Longer Than You

We’re going to do an introduction on making pemmican, a survival and backpacking food that can be used all year round as well as prepared anytime.  It is a lot simpler to make than most people realize, and does not take up a whole lot of resources or too much …