The ability to make and maintain a fire is a significant psychological factor that will push you to go further and survive. You won’t give up if you manage to build a shelter and make a fire, to make a temporary “home.” Making a fire can be simple, but making the right type of fire and knowing how to use it is something entirely different.
In any survival scenario you will need food and water in order to survive. When food is scarce you have to struggle and avoid starving, case in which you will do anything to get rid of hunger. The environment will provide you with a good source of food that might not sound so appealing at first, edible insects. Even if it sounds gross, relying on edible insects in order to survive is a tactic that turned out to be very efficient for many people.
Off the grid living is something we all dream about, but only a few of us dare to actually do it. We love our convenient lifestyles and we cherish our electrical appliances that make life easier. Living off the grid means living off the public utilities and becoming self-sufficient. The tricky part is that nobody will tell you what it all implies in the end.
You could be stranded in the wild with no modern forms of communication. Or the phone lines and even the power grid could be down and you are lost in the middle of nowhere. If your survival skills are still rough you need to know how to make signals to get people’s attention. If nobody knows where you are, it will be impossible for the rescue party to find you.
There are many times when people wish they were more careful and better prepared for a situation. How many times you said to yourself “Oh! I wish I haven’t done that..” or “Oh well, it’s too late now, let’s check what we can salvage”. Preparing for something means you’ll have the resources available to get you past any difficult situation and you should avoid making mistakes. Some of the prepping mistakes described in this article are being made without even realizing it.
Harvesting firewood is a skill that provides many rewards: it saves you money, it keeps you in good shape and it provides the security of having your own fuel supply. It also 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.
Big mutual funds that supported rapid economic growth in developing countries have started to retreat hasty from these markets. They are contributing to the recent rapid decline in global stock market.
Knowing the value of available resources is essential. 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…