Becoming totally self-sufficient is the ultimate goal for all homesteaders and preppers. However, no matter how much we struggle, money is still part of the self-sufficiency equation. Learning to live on a budget as a homesteader is a challenge for some people. The lack of money is the number one reason why people abandon the homesteading lifestyle.
Lately, a lot of people sent me emails asking what they should prepare for and if I can spare some tips for beginners. The answer to their question is never easy. I tell them that they should start first by making a threat analysis.
The blood of our modern society is electricity. All our devices depend on some sort of battery in order to function. You will need to stockpile rechargeable batteries for when the grid goes down, but one question remains: are you sure you’ve made the right choice? Picking the right batteries can be tricky business. You need to make sure your batteries have a long and useful lifespan. Let’s take an in-depth look at the options we have.
If we were to make a list right here of all the survival skills one should learn for critical disasters, we’d fill up the entire space for this article just by enumerating them. They’re so many that it would take you a lifetime to learn them (and you’d probably have to quit your job, too).
You could be stranded in the backwoods and chances are you won’t always have what you need at hand. Every survival situation requires a good amount of improvisation for a successful task. Finding creative uses for a water canteen could make the difference between life and death.
Blizzards, solar storms and even EMPs are all events that will affect the power grid and leave you in the dark. When the power grid goes down you will be cut off completely from the conveniences you’ve lived with your entire life. If it will come to that and the power grid goes down the following tips can help you cope with the situation comfortably and safely.
There will be times when hunting and catching wild game will be out of the question. You will have to find another source of protein to keep a balanced diet during a crisis. When game is scarce, beans arise as the next best source of protein. You should know the following about beans and consider adding this protein alternative to your survival pantry.
For the Native people of our country, survival wasn’t something extraordinary as it is being portrayed today. It was just something they did every day. In our modern times, due to the abundance of TV shows, magazines and online information, survival has become a complex way of life. The survival lessons passed to me by a Cherokee elder in North Carolina will show you that survival shouldn’t be as complicated as some would like you to believe.
When people start talking about survival, prepping or off-grid living, the most contentious debate occurs over which survival knife is best. All sort of questions are asked and eventually, some people will settle on a certain type of knife. In this article we will approach the survival knife debate from a different angle. We will look at the top seven styles of knives for survivalists.
A bug out bag is built around the idea that its content will help you survive for 72 hours. Basically, within three days you should be able to reach safe heaven. In this article, we will discuss about the basics for choosing the bag itself.
Being able to start a fire is one of the basic skills that everyone should have. Making a fire in the wild will help you stay warm, cook food, treat water, have emotional comfort and so much more. Making a fire under challenging scenarios is a drill that people should practice because things won’t always go as planned.
When most people hear of words such as preppers or survivalists and even off-gridders, they assume that there must be something wrong with these people. They think we are crazy and that we should wear a tin foil hat. Preppers can be labeled as eccentric people, but they are certainly not crazy and here’s why.