This great country of ours is the best place to live in, but we also have our share of disasters. FEMA constantly calls on a few hazards that can sometimes occur without warning. There are disaster zones everywhere and each state is hit every year by these natural calamities. Check out America’s disaster zones and learn to prepare for what’s coming.
Primitive trapping is one of the skills that helped humans survive and thrive in austere environments. This is a topic of interest for preppers, and it takes years of practice to become a self-reliant trapper. One of the challenges of trapping animals is learning how to look for and identify an animal sign. If you are new to trapping animals here is what you need to know.
When people hear the word poultice, they think it’s some elaborate way to prepare herbs for healing purposes and some even say it has some kind of mystical connotation. There’s nothing further from the truth, and a poultice is simply another way to apply various herbs directly to the skin. As you will see in this article, these old home remedies are simple to make and use.
A short on gut instinct, the sixth sense and intuition, and their dire importance to survival-type scenarios. First and foremost, it is of extreme importance, at the moment, to understand that this subject of intuition doesn’t only apply to survival and off-grid situations, but to nearly all of life’s scenarios.
A camping trip is not only a fascinating journey with a fun company, guitars, and tents. Any pedestrian tour, even short and easy is a trial of physical and spiritual forces, first of all. Civilization has turned a human into an over-subtle creature unable to survive in severe conditions of wild nature. The modern traveler often doesn’t have a clue about elementary survival skills in an unexplored wilderness – how to make a fire, what to do with dirty water and where to go without a compass. Without electronic gadgets, such fail tourist can be lost completely.
Reloading ammunition is a beneficial and economic skill for a large number of shooters. It helps them save money, and it provides the reassurance of having available ammunition when shortages are in effect. In a SHTF scenario, reloading ammunition may be the only way to get bullets for your firearms in case you don’t have a large supply on hand.
No matter how well you prepare for a disaster, you can only speculate as to what will happen. Entire regions could be decimated by natural or manmade disasters and provisions of food, water and fuel will be in short supply, long after the crisis has ended. Using a horse after SHTF will help you survive the same way it helped the early settlers.
Cordwood building is an old construction technique that is gaining popularity among those who decide to live off the grid. Cordwood houses started appearing in Wisconsin with the coming of the first settlers. These natural, hand-built houses are being constructed even in these modern times.
If you are dependent on electricity like me and like the rest of the world, you should have a backup plan for your kitchen appliances if the grid goes down. If you aim to become self-sufficient, manual kitchen tools are mandatory for when there is no power.
During a crisis, it’s much better to avoid a problem than to deal with the consequences afterward. Avoidance is the key to survival and since anything can happen to anyone regardless of where they are, it is better to learn a few strategies that will help you keep a low profile during SHTF.
Our forefathers used many skills to survive. Tracking or “reading sign” is one of the ancient skills they left us. Some of their tracking techniques and knowledge can be found today in many army field manuals. Even though today we rely on modern technology for tracking and surveillance, their experience will become useful when technology fails.
You make everything possible to ensure that your plants grow big and strong so you can become less dependent on grocery stores and make sure that your pantry is well-stocked. If animals ruin your hard work it can be devastating for your morale. That’s why you need to learn how to protect your garden from critters.
Gathering water is a must in any survival situation, but you don’t always have a guarantee that the water is drinkable. This is why it is always indicated to gather water that doesn’t require purification. If you manage to do so, you will save time, fuel and energy. Natural water sources are all around us and we must learn how to make good use of them.