A well-stocked pantry is nothing without a good supply of herbs and spices. Drying herbs and spices and storing them for darker days will help you fight appetite fatigue that might set in after consuming the same foods day after day.
Can you imagine what life would be like if suddenly you lost your house, your bank accounts and almost everything that matters to you? What then? How will you survive being homeless? One thing is certain, it isn’t going to be easy and these homeless survival lessons learned from the less fortunate might come in handy one day.
You don’t have to be a prepper or survivalist to have a good stash of supplies. Many of us gather food and water just because we want to be sure we have enough to make it in these uncertain times. Every time I look at my emergency supplies I can’t help but think that there is something I’m missing.
A lot of people are storing food and there are many reasons to do so. If you are going to store food, you need to make sure that the food you store is adequate for the need your family expects. Most people make serious errors when storing food. These food storage mistakes will take a toll on their supplies and many will end up being hungry and dissatisfied.
Being able to see in the dark will prove useful during an emergency situation. There are ways to improve your night vision and knowing about these methods will help you to survive in a darkened world.
You never know what disaster can hit your area and how it will affect you. An earthquake, a tornado and even civil unrest will affect the basic services in your area. You can do without food, without ammunition or your smartphone, but when the water runs out you must have a backup plan. Spending effort on emergency water storage solutions will make sure you have enough water to outlast a crisis.
Treating wounds using alternative healing methods will become a vital skill when there is no doctor around. Besides providing you with the much needed food, your pantry also holds two items that will help you treat wounds: honey and sugar. These two ingredients are very effective at cleansing and healing traumatic wounds.
Having in your survival bag a versatile item like a tarp will come in handy during an emergency situation. It will help you gather water, camouflage your supplies and it will provide a good shelter in case nothing else is available. Improvising a basic tarp shelter can keep your head dry, it will help you conserve heat and it provides a sense of comfort and safety.
Doing laundry in the old days was no easy task and it involved heating the water, using a washboard and overall, it was an intense labor. If you live off the grid or if you worry that one day there will be no more electricity, you should learn how to make an off the grid washing machine. This DIY project will show you how cheap and easy it is to make one.