Killing the Vikings: A Lesson in Community Readiness

Killing the Vikings: A Lesson in Community Readiness - While community readiness takes a lot of work and its a big struggle, you will be rewarded 10 fold. Still, you are going to reap some incredible benefits. This article offers up the idea of community readiness in a way that adds interest and history to the topic of community readiness.

What are the upper limits of a communities ability to prepare for disaster? We can look to history and understand just how important the community aspect of dealing with terrible situations is. We cannot handle all things as a single person. In modern times, though, we just cannot seem to prioritize these community issues. We …

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Cozy Fall/Autumn Lanterns

Cozy Fall/Autumn Lanterns - This is a great little DIY for creating some cozy fall lanterns. There is nothing like those autumn nights. The humidity is kept at bay and you are going to sit out on your porch with these lanterns going. It can be very magical. Take advantage of this little project and enjoy the season.

There is something very interesting about the fall season. It has an astounding affect on humans. It is the season of the harvest and that is built into our DNA. It was a time of bounty for a long time. It is also a time for preparation. More people are  celebrating the season and they …

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A Cabin in the Yukon

A Cabin in the Yukon - This is a great article about building that cabin. Many people make the threat to do this in a lifetime. There is a reason we should have that in our lives. Its an escape. In this modern age that might mean an escape from the ravenous hordes or it might mean an escape from a life that is tough on us all.

We all want that cabin. The reason we all want that cabin is because we all want to be free of what we are currently shackled to! We are all living through something and that is the test of life. Still, things could be worse. Things could always be worse! Don’t forget about that. From …

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How to Up your EDC Game

How to Up your EDC Game - There is something to be said about a persons EDC and their commitment to it. What do you think about your current EDC. This article may help you consider other things that go along with it or to change something entirely.

Has everyday carry changed your life? There is something very important that you need to understand about the EDC setup, its that we are all getting better for it. Carrying EDC is a sign that people are thinking about being prepared. Even if its just for a meeting. That mindset will eventually carry over. You …

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Preparing for the End: What Skills Will Best Serve You?

Preparing for the End: What Skills Will Best Serve You? - Facing the fact that we are coming to the end of our fossil fuel energy binge and the Earth is retaliating against centuries of abuse in the form of climate change, it is safe to say that the end is near.

Facing the fact that we are coming to the end of our fossil fuel energy binge and the Earth is retaliating against centuries of abuse in the form of climate change, it is safe to say that the end is near. Being prepared for the cataclysmic, economic and political events that are bound to happen …

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Urban Survival: 9 Places Where No One Will Scavenge

Urban Survival: 9 Places Where No One Will Scavenge - While it all sounds very complex, you can find great places to search for food and other items if you sit down and think about it. However, the location of these resources is just step one. You also need to get in to get after them without getting killed. This is another big issue.

If you are in an urban setting, you will run out of certain resources in a collapse. You will find a time when  things get tight. That is just the nature of survival. However,there will be plenty of resource like wood and raw building materials that have been left behind. Do you know how to …

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Can Plant Medicine Heal a Broken Bone?

Can Plant Medicine Heal a Broken Bone? - No this article is merely going to ask a simple question that might get us closer to the above answer.

What are the upper limits of the effect of plant medicine? We know that it can heal and that it can treat all sorts of things but what are the true upper limits. Where does the line between natural plant medicine and concentrated modern medicine blur? This is a very strange thing to consider. Its …

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It’s Strangely Satisfying That What I’ve Stockpiled Has Never Gone to Waste

It’s Strangely Satisfying That What I’ve Stockpiled Has Never Gone to Waste - The food stockpile is easily where you can lose most of your money in prepping, if you are not careful. The rotation and usage of these items is paramount. This article presents a case of someone who is doing it right. You will learn a lot about storage if you do it this way.

The prepping stockpile is always a scary thing. Many people believe that you need to have a year or 10 years worth of food on hand to survive a disaster. Well, that all depends on the disaster. You don’t need 10 years of food to survive a hurricane but you better be close to that …

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Attached Greenhouse: Building This Should Be Your Next Gardening Obsession

Attached Greenhouse: Building This Should Be Your Next Gardening Obsession - In this article we get a look at the attached greenhouse. This is a cost effective method of green housing because it can both you the structure of your home or shed as well as the heat from the home as well.

So many preppers and homesteaders dream of a greenhouse that can grow food all year long. For many it seems like a dream that is too far out of reach. That has a lot to do with the fact that these structures cost money to build and money to heat. How many have you seen …

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How to Make Firebricks (fire logs) and Wood Stove Logs for Free!

How to Make Firebricks (fire logs) and Wood Stove Logs for Free! - More importantly, even than that, are the applications of blacksmithing that can be used in conjunction with a forge lined with these firebricks or logs. Suddenly you have a forge and become capable of manipulating metal to both repair things and create new things.

Understanding what makes something flammable is a very important part of survival. There is such importance in fire and being able to start fire. How about what makes something impartial to flame?  Well, there are great uses for this as well. When you think of things like firebricks in a survival situation I hope the …

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