Our great grandparents were truly survivors and they were able to thrive in challenging times. If we think of our childhood and of everything they had to do, to be self-sufficient, we will realize they had survival skills that, today, we do not have. It is hilarious how we became so addicted to technology. How we forgot some of the survival skills our great-grandparents and grandparents thought us. We now use our phones even for the most basic things, like calculating the tip or learning how to boil an egg. We should look back and learn some of the survival skills our grandparents had.
Living off-grid has become one of the most popular options for the preppers out there. Every day, you hear stories about this alternative way of living. Although many people think that living off the grid means to live in a cabin, in the woods without basic comfort, the reality is totally different. Thanks to technological advances and due to the self-sufficiency solutions available today, living off-grid has become a good lifestyle. It offers freedom and lets you enjoy life without being stuck in the social vicious cycle. But, before giving up everything and dive head first into your new off-grid life, here’s what you need to know.
Meat preservation is a hot topic among preppers and being able to prepare and later on, enjoy a good meat ration is a must when it comes to preparedness. To prepare for and conquer the future, we sometimes must look into the past, as there are no better teachers than our ancestors. They knew how to survive and thrive with what the land had to offer and they passed their learning and methods to us. This article will present one of their teachings, how to make Pemmican, a traditional food of native North Americans.
Many preppers are stocking up on tampons and menstrual pads. They believe these items could come in handy when having to deal with a serious injury. Only a few of them acknowledge their mundane use, while others seem to ignore the reality about how a woman’s body works. No one talks about their basic monthly use and it’s like the period, moon time or menstruation doesn’t exist. If they ignore it, eventually it will go away. This article will make most guys feel uncomfortable and if you can’t handle it, it’s better to pass it on to the women in your life.
Every prepper tries to prepare as best as they can for when SHTF. Besides stockpiling food, water and ammunition, they also put a considerable effort into having a proper shelter. They try to find ways to secure it and make it as comfortable as possible, so that they can ride out anything the future might throw at them. For some bugging in is the only reliable solution for surviving, while for the rest of us, having a bug out location is a must. The Eearthship is a prepper’s best friend and here is why.
Someday we may have to face a world in which electricity is just an empty word or a distant memory. Without electricity the best thing you could do with your fridge will be to bury it and convert it into an underground cellar. But even so, once you’ve found a new use for your fridge, you will need to fill it with food items that last for a long time. Besides your jerky, dairy items and eggs, will be a good addition to your new cellar and it’s best to know about eggs and dairy preservation techniques.
In these harsh economic times every penny counts and prepeprs know it all too well. We can live with older clothes, we can drive an older car, but we must have food. Water and food are a must for whatever scenario the future throws at us. Without a good stockpiled pantry, our chances of survival are slim. Some preppers consider they have to struggle twice as much compared to their average neighbor, since besides the daily cost of living they have to also stretch their budget for additional supplies. There are some tips to make your life easier and help you save some money.
Garlic, this wonder food, is both a vegetable and an herb. It has been used in medicinal remedies for thousands of years, since the ancient Greek and Roman times. It is an easy to grow plant that should be part of every garden, since garlic consumption protects you against infection, environmental toxins and even cancer. Not to mention that it is a non-toxic pest control substance and has many other benefits you might not be aware of.
Bugging in can be defined as staying in your house and holding down the fort during an emergency situation. If you have everything you need in your home in order to survive there is no need to leave and head for a distant location. You will have to bug out only if there are solid reasons to do so. Reasons that are usually a threat for you and your loved ones. Even though the trend is to bug out and there is a lot of literature dedicated to it, for some this isn’t an option. In fact, bugging in is usually the first choice for suburban and urban preppers when a crisis occurs. Since, not everyone has the chance to go for the hills or get access to a bug out location (BOL) is better to know what to do in order to bug-in and survive.
When it comes to creating electricity off the grid, there are many solutions available for your home or your bug out location. However, if you are mobile and you need to find a solution for your bug out bag, you don’t have many options. You have to rely on the classic batteries or rechargeable batteries. Luckily, there are some new developed solutions available out there. Most of them are unknown to preppers and you will see them in the following article.
Picking out a knife for your EDC is harder than one would expect. There are so many different models in an amazing number of styles and materials and the price range greatly varies from a model to the other. Most of the times, one will choose a blade only if it looks cool, without knowing that looks can be deceiving and the knife he chose might not be the right one for him. You should at least know why the blade is shaped in a particular style and what it is good for.
There is no greater sustainable energy source than the sun. Mankind has been trying to take the most from it since PV panels were invented. There are all sorts of DIY projects involving solar panel and harvesting solar energy. However, most of the PV panels have a low efficiency and even more, their performance is affected by the sun movement and setup location.
When no medical expertise is available you have to take care of yourself, the best way you know. When it comes to treating bad burns most people will aggravate the situation due to their lack of knowledge. There are many things that can cause burns, from heat sources to electrical wires and even UV radiations coming from the sun. Burn treatment shouldn’t be complicated and should be learned by everyone.