Harvesting firewood is a skill that provides many rewards: it saves you money, it keeps you in good shape, it provides the security of having your own fuel supply and it gives you that satisfaction of doing something productive for your family. Here are some great tips regarding the art of cutting your own firewood with minimal effort and maximum safety.
Living off-the grid and becoming self-sufficient in these challenging times is a dream for most of us. For a man named Manfred Mornhinweg the dream came true and for him and his family it is a day to day reality. As you will see below, he managed to build a micro hydro plant to generate electricity and power his dream.
Knowing the value of available resources is important. If you have the option to choose where to build your off-grid home or bug-out location you should consider designing your environment to be as rich in resources and as safe as possible.
If you are stranded in the wild or in an environment that lacks water you have to make do with what you’ve got in order to survive. We will do anything if we are in danger and recycling urine is something you should consider if water is scarce. Knowing how to make water from urine is a skill that could save your life during a crisis.
In developing countries people have to struggle every day due to lack of clean drinking water. According to the World Health Organization, every year, around 3.4 million people die from water-related illnesses. It seems that things are about to change with this revolutionary invention developed by the Water Is Life organization.
Organic gardening has become more and more popular in the last years since people are more concerned about their health and about what they put on their plates. If you decide to become an organic gardener you will need pest control methods that are safe. The organic pest control methods listed in this article will come in handy and will not affect the quality of your produce.
In April 2015 we counted 200 years since the explosion of the Tambora volcano, the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history. It isn’t something you’re going to find easily in our media, but just like many volcanologists out there, you need to wonder: “will we face a similar volcanic eruption in our lifetime?” Unfortunately the news are not good and it seems that nobody wants to discuss about what lies beneath the ground…
The most astonishing fact about civil unrest is that it is happening more and more these days. With the media presenting only one side of the story, usually the wrong one, the one that increases audience; it seems that civil unrest will become a “normal” scenario in our daily lives. Politicians are making a mess of this country, police officers abuse their power and people become more and more frustrated and nervous. The conditions for civil unrest are met every day and at some point it will involve us.
Hardcore survivalists and preppers cherish the lone-wolf scenario and it goes something like this: The world is crumbling and cities collapse into mayhem. But we, the preppers are well equipped for the end of the world and we are the last chance of humanity since we can withstand anything faith throws at us. Our society is no longer built on everyday trust and neighborly reliance, but do you want to be alone in the end?
We can survive on rice and beans without any problems, but it will get tiresome after a few days. Having a well-stocked pantry is important for anyone, regardless if you are a prepper or if you live off-the grid. Having energy foods and a good amount of protein sources will assure a tasty and complete diet. Here are a few hints on some things we can do to boost our protein supplies.