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Building with earthbags or sandbags, depending on where you are from is both old and new. Sandbags have long been used, and still are to this day, particularly by the military, for creating strong, protective barriers, or for flood control. The same reasons that make them useful for these applications carry over to creating housing. Since the walls are so substantial, they resist all kinds of severe weather even bullets and also stand up to natural calamities such as earthquakes and floods.
They can be erected simply and quickly with readily available components, for very little money. You can build homes, storm shelters and root cellars using this method. Did you know to cut costs even more you can buy just the bags and fill them with sand or dirt from your property. This would pretty much half the cost of your project, maybe more.
Check out how to build an earthbag roundhouse, which is one of the easiest earthbag structure to build.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.