Category: How To

Foraging for a Coffee Replacement After SHTF

Two Wild Alternatives to Coffee - This process of identification and the recipe for these two wild alternatives to coffee is written up by one of the best authors on the topic of outdoor survival. You will find both pretty easy to identify and when you get comfortable with foraging and roasting them the drink will be part of your outdoor arsenal as well.

The dawn of a new workday brings many things to the forefront. Kids have to be ushered to and fro, reports completed, meetings held or postponed and all the while we must carry on as the survivors we are. Image …

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Organizing Your Pantry In 5 Simple Steps

Organizing Your Pantry In 5 Simple Steps - The author clearly has some great advice and pictures to go along with that advice. Organization is a choice that we all make. Its also a never ending process. There is no on button for organizing.

If space is the greatest enemy then organization is our greatest ally. For preppers and survivalists, we have our pantries stuffed to the gills in most cases but if we aren’t utilizing our space effectively we could be missing out …

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How To Clean Your Mattress Naturally

You can use natural cleaning products which do the same job without being exposed to nasty chemicals. If you want to sleep in a bed or mattress that is clean, free of chemicals and smells good, check out these tips on how to clean your mattress naturally.

With shifting weather conditions or seasonal changes, your mattress endures dust, perspiration, hair, drool, skin oil, temperature changes, and worse! This is why it needs a deep cleaning to keep it fresh and smelling good. Likewise, learning how to clean …

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How Minimalist Living Changes Everything

Striving for Minimalist Living (and how its changing my life!) - This is an article by a homesteading woman who explains her challenges and successes while striving to live a minimalist lifestyle. We read it, we talk it but many of us willingly do it.

This wild world of bloated materialism is exhausting. The lengths we go to keep up with the Joneses leaves us stressed out and miserable. The goal many of us are after is minimalist living. We are in a wash of …

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Balancing OPSEC and Prepping

Balancing OPSEC and Prepping - Understanding OPSEC completely requires understanding things like indicators, vulnerability, risk, patterns, and so on. The OPSEC process can be quite complicated at first. Luckily, I have a great article you should check out that explains it using examples a prepper can use, and does it in a way that you'll get the basics in just a few minutes.

The Ying and the Yang of it all is very interesting. What are we doing with all this stocking of food and layering of ammunition?  It can all seem very out of proportion when you get down to it. That …

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Why Build a Cheap DIY Carbon Air Filter

Sew Your Own Carbon Air Filter for $10 - This carbon air filter is a very interesting project on its own let alone with modified. I like to consider shrinking something like this to filter a gas mask or what about filtering air into a bunker? There are a lot of possibilities once you get the base materials and process created.

The survival uses are varied and  there are so many directions you can go once you understand the basics of creating this carbon air filter. Are you keeping carbon on hand? I recommend keeping activated charcoal around for both survival …

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Can You Grow a First Aid Kit?

Grow a Sustainable First Aid Kit - This article outlines all you will need to create a first aid kit that will support all of your first aid needs. There is a section on hardware and an in depth list of herbs that can be used in your first aid kit. Alternate medicines are a must for surviving a disaster.

First aid without things like aspirin and Tylenol may sound very interesting. You may be wondering how regular herbs can take the place of these medicines. What I will tell you is that they will never take the place of …

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How To Salvage A Lawn Mower for Survival Materials

How To Salvage A Lawn Mower for Survival Materials - Did you know a run of the mill lawnmower has a lot of survival materials waiting to be scavenged? I didn't either until I read the article! It really makes you think outside the box and the more knowledge you have the better your chances of survival.

Did you know a run of the mill lawnmower has a lot of survival materials waiting to be scavenged? Most Americans have no idea what makes up the tools and products they use each day. They also dont understand the …

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4 T’s of Emergency Communications Planning

4 T’s of Emergency Communications Planning - This article takes an interesting approach when it comes to disaster communications. I was delighted to see that one of the 4 T's was training. I think the assumption that we will be able to do something is one of the survivalist's biggest pitfalls.

If the lights go out or if a serious disaster strikes how will you know what’s going on?  Do you have a communication method that will help without the aid of electricity or Wi-Fi? Many preppers have powerful radios that …

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How I Formed A Mutual Assistance Group

How I Formed A Mutual Assistance Group - This article is great because it represents how we as preppers can take advantage of the greatest resource that surrounds us. This, of course, is the people. We can accomplish much more in a disaster as a community than we can as individuals.

I am a huge fan of the MAG or mutual assistance group. It is my belief that now is the time for us to be making relationships within the community. There is such gold left unmined in communities across the …

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