Most of us store as much as we can. We train as much as we can. We read as much as we can and we hope to be as prepared as possible. Of course, we all know that there is a limit to what we can truly be prepared for. There is just too much variability.
My family loves fresh eggs during the winter, and I’ve learned how to preserve our farm-fresh eggs to last for many months. During our first winter at our off-grid homestead, eggs were scarce, and we had to buy from the store. If you raise chickens, you know how different the taste of store-bought eggs is, and you’re probably not as fond of eating them. The next year I learned to plan ahead, and I’ve looked for ways to preserve eggs for the winter.
Every year the number of preppers is growing more and more, and it seems only natural with all that is going on. Entire states are affected by natural disaster, and constant national threats are being “kept under control” by our government. Emergency preparedness requires a lot of time and effort, there is no doubt about it, but even so, there are a few essential preps that most people are neglecting.
If you have gone camping before, you should know by now how hard it is to get a safe, sound sleep. In fact, it’s difficult to get a good night’s sleep during proper camping conditions. Imagine how hard it will be to get some shut-eye during a bug out scenario. I’ve been going camping for many years and here are my tips on how to get quality rest when bugging out.
The Native Americans and early European settlers had to learn to adapt to their environment and use what Mother Nature has to offer. Sanitation was an important and challenging task back then considering that they didn’t have the commodities we enjoy today. The following Native American soap plants were used for washing clothes, but also for cleaning the hair and body.
Rice beer is an alcoholic beverage found throughout Asia, and there is a rich history behind it. It is highly appreciated in the Asian culture because everyone can afford to make it at home and it also has a good taste. As you will see in this article, rice beer is a beverage that can be easily made from resources you store in your pantry.
Fruits and vegetables should be a regular part of our diet. Yes, they are absolutely essential for the amazing nutritional goodness they offer. The power-packed dose of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals provided by fresh fruit and veggies can keep your immune system healthy, and your body energized all day long.
Long-term storage requires a few protection measures if you want to prevent your food and supplies from going to waste. Moisture is one of the enemies of every storage space, and you need to be able and prevent it. Making your homemade desiccant is an easy task and here are three useful methods you can try.
You’ve finally made it! After months of planning escape routes and gathering supplies necessary for your family’s survival in a disastrous situation, you have your emergency kit! Now that you know you can keep your family alive in a SHFT situation with emergency food and water, first aid kits, and procedures, it’s time to think about how to protect them against the external threats. Time to buy a firearm and stock up on ammunition.
Baking soda was a valuable commodity in colonial times due to its many uses. It became more and more popular throughout time, and its many applications were preferred by the general public. It helped them complete various chores with a fraction of the cost of commercial products. Nowadays, baking soda remains a useful, versatile product for preppers.
Your home’s weakest points are without a doubt the windows. We fail to realize that these key elements need a better approach when it comes to fortifying our homes against nature’s wrath. If you want to protect your home against intruders and the elements, you need to secure your windows properly.
Back in the day, people used to boil water to purify it, and this traditional method is used even today. However, times have changed, and there are now other options available for survivalists. Here are a few water treatment strategies to keep you alive on the trail.
Human creativity has helped man survive for thousands of years. Wits and resourcefulness were the main keys to improve our way of life and bring comfort in times of need. The following life hacks are a testimony to human ingenuity. They stood the test of time and some of these can be useful even today.