Category Archive: Shelter

Passive and Active House Cooling 101

Passive and Active House Cooling 101 Passive and Active House Cooling can save you lots of money over a year, AC is expensive and some of us still have no access or can’t afford to run it in the hot summer months! This is a great topic that we preparedness folk tend not to cover …

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Be Green And Make Trash Rocks

Be Green And Make Trash Rocks We all produce un-recyclable trash. Every day the average household produces about 50lbs if not more. Use this trash and make rocks out of them. You might be rubbing your head thinking, how the heck can you make rocks out of trash. Well, it’s really simple to do and …

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The Cricket Trailer: RV with Low Costs to Combat High Gas Prices

The Cricket Trailer: RV with Low Costs to Combat High Gas Prices The Cricket trailer is a great option for a camping or bug out trailer. Low cost, lots of usable space. This trailer will quite literally rock your world. Before you start reading this could I trouble you to vote for this website as …

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Homemade Lightweight Nylon Backpacking Tarp

Homemade Lightweight Nylon Backpacking Tarp See this homemade tarp in action and see if this is right for you to do for yourself. This is lightweight, strong and waterproof. One of my favorite YouTube channels, IntenseAngler has a great video on how he made his lightweight tarp from old tents. If I am honest, I would …

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5 Things To Consider In Your Urban Homestead

5 Things To Consider In Your Urban Homestead Urban homesteading is becoming more popular and it can only get more popular. I love the fact that you can have your own homestead within the city. Building an urban homestead can be a challenging task especially if your just starting out. When building or setting up …

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30 Survival Tips From Les Stroud

30 Survival Tips From Les Stroud Les stroud is my all time favorite survivalist, there is no one that even comes close. Take these 30 great tips from a real pro. I have looked up to Les Stroud for years, I do not like fake survival shows and people who think they know all the right …

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8 Great Micro-Houses

8 Great Micro-Houses Look at these micro homes and see if you could live in one or maybe even build one! This is becoming the latest thing in the prepping world! Micro homes or tiny houses are small, cheap easy to build yourself and quite often sought after by all. I personally am building a …

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9 Tips for Buying Property With Little or No Money

9 Tips for Buying Property With Little or No Money These 9 tips for buying property with little or no money could change your life in so many ways! I am always on the look out for great deals on land or properties to bug out to. I never know whats a good deal tho. hey …

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$2000 Two-Story A-Frame Cabin

$2000 Two-Story A-Frame Cabin Having the ability to build a getaway cabin or even a bug out location for $2000 is rare these days! This tiny house could change your life if more ways than you can imagine! If you are like me and can’t afford a big fancy cabin for a retreat or even …

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Why Bamboo Could Save Your Life

 Why Bamboo Could Save Your Life! Bamboo is cheap, awesome and invasive …. yet it could save your life in an emergency situation. I would consider planting some before it’s to late! Bamboo is one of the greatest finds in a survival situation and has been used by people for thousands of years to do …

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How To Build A Semi-Permanent Family Shelter

How To Build A Semi-Permanent Family Shelter Shelter is one of the most important things you need to know how to make in an emergency situation. This awesome, family size shelter is just a large “debris shelter” for all intense and purposes but with the added protection from the rain because of the tarp or …

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Why You Shouldn’t Bury A Shipping Container Bunker Underground

Why You Shouldn’t Bury A Shipping Container Bunker Underground You could be risking your own life and wasting a lot of money if you bury one, incorrectly. You are probably thinking to your self, that’s bull crap.  Well after reading a few articles and watching quite a lot of videos if done incorrectly the shipping …

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How To Pitch A Tent Without Poles In An Emergency

How To Pitch A Tent Without Poles In An Emergency Knowing how to pitch a tent with no poles may not sound like life saving knowledge.. but if you think about things for a second it actually is! Say you are camping and you forgot the poles, what happens if a bear ruins the poles …

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5 Ways To Heat Your Home For Free

5 Ways To Heat Your Home For Free Staying warm for free… I love these projects! With all things that involve flame, please remember to be responsible and do not leave these burning with no supervision. The last thing I would want is you to burn your house down. That being said, in a SHTF …

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The EXO: Post-Disaster House

The EXO:  Post-Disaster House  These cool, post disaster houses would be sufficient for survival. Great for the aftermath of natural disasters. If you have a good DIY head on your shoulders, maybe you could pre build this style on your land or bug out property. These can be linked together to make a community or …

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