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10 Most Popular Foods to Forage

10 Most Popular Foods to Forage

10 Most Popular Foods to Forage The following article was graciously contributed by James Smith, an avid survivalist with a passion for prepping and homesteading.   Unless you’re living in the middle of the desert, there is a very good chance that the natural habitat around your home is abundantly stocked with wild foods just waiting to […]

How To Fill Your Water Bottle From A Tree

How To Fill Your Water Bottle From A Tree

How To Fill Your Water Bottle From A Tree The video below will demonstrate how you can fill your canteen from a tree for drinking clean water in the wilderness. I can’t stress this highly enough but please only do this in an emergency situation. If you do this wrong or take too much water […]

DIY Salvaged Door Coffee Table

DIY Salvaged Door Coffee Table If you are a big DIYer, you will love this. I’ve seen old doors salvaged and repurposed into many cool things; tables, headboards, barn doors, shelving and even a window. Now we can add a coffee table to the list. Check out This Sorta Old Life’s post on how to […]

Family Survival: 5 Tips for Distributing Gear

Family Survival: 5 Tips for Distributing Gear   If you need to bug out because SHTF and you have a family, have you given any thought on how to share gear with them? It’s crucial to have redundancy amongst your family members, but don’t go overboard.  One of the key messages I took away from […]

How To Communicate When SHTF

How To Communicate When SHTF

How To Communicate When SHTF If the worst happens and the apocalypse comes, you are going to need more than a reliable vehicle, a safe place to hide, and enough granola bars to last you several weeks. You’re going to need a way to communicate with others. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can […]

How Much You Need To Plant To Feed Your Family

How Much You Need To Plant To Feed Your Family

How Much You Need To Plant To Feed Your Family How much do you need to plant to feed your family? How many seeds/plants do you need to plant if you want to feed your family fresh produce during the growing season, and then can enough to last the rest of the year. The chart […]

What Else Can You Char? Beyond Charcloth Experiment

What Else Can You Char? Beyond Char Cloth Experiment

What Else Can You Char? Beyond Char Cloth Experiment When it comes to charring materials into tinder, cotton, wool and puck wood work extremely well But that’s a very limited amount of materials. Sometimes it may not be viable to rip apart our t-shirts and sometimes we can’t find punk wood. So, what else can […]

How To Make And Start A Fire With Flint & Steel

How To Make And Start A Fire With Flint & Steel

How To Make And Start A Fire With Flint & Steel Some may consider starting fire with flint-and-steel to be an advanced skill, used only by the wise old sages and mountain men but that’s not true, it’s incredibly easy; even my grandma could do it. So, what is it? And how do we use it? […]

How To Keep Communicating Even When the Internet Stop

How To Keep Communicating Even When the Internet Stops

How To Keep Communicating Even When the Internet Stops These days, no popular movement goes without an Internet presence of some kind, whether it’s organizing on Facebook or spreading the word through Twitter. And as we’ve seen in Egypt, that means that your Internet connection can be the first to go. Whether you’re trying to check […]

How To Make Caffeine Drinks From Regular Plants Grown At Home

How To Make Caffeine Drinks From Regular Plants Grown At Home

How To Make Caffeine Drinks From Regular Plants Grown At Home While it may not rate very highly on the “must have” or “survival” lists, caffeine is something many of us consider completely normal and may even rely on. Withdrawal aside, caffeine has been recorded as a stimulant since man figured out how to leave […]