Be honest. How long could you last on your own out there in the backcountry? No supermarkets, no fast food chains. Just you and a thousand grid squares. Chances are, not much more than a month. But there is a way to stretch this out by caching some survival supplies. Here’s what you should know about caching in remote areas.
In the old days, the pioneers managed to sustain themselves by foraging and by hunting. Gathering wild edible roots from their natural environment was perhaps the only thing that helped them survive the winters when the crops failed. As you saw in the first part of this article, there are quite a few wild edible roots that can provide you with proper nourishment during an emergency situation.
Wild edible roots, tubers or rhizomes have been the staple of many cultures throughout history. The United States to would be lost without potatoes. The following wild edible roots will assure your survival if you ever find yourself stranded in the wilderness.
Obviously, the best approach to learning about cooking “wholesome” meals during times of distress is to turn back the hands of fast-moving time to destination yesteryear. These poor man’s recipes stood the taste of time and are being used even today. You may find that some of these recipes will help you make a decent, tasty meal with just a few ingredients.
When it comes to the cold season or any SHTF event, stockpiling comes in mighty handy, and for apparent reasons. Back in the days of America’s pioneers, the only thing they had to keep them alive through a grueling winter was what little food and fuel they had stored in preparation. Had they not prepared, chances are that they would not survive the winter.
As preppers, we understand that the first (of many) problems survivors will come across is the scarcity of supplies… Clearly, this is why we are labeled preppers. We realize that all shops, including drug stores, will be wiped clean of anything worth having within a few hours of the confirmed crisis. When that happens, make sure you have these antibiotics stockpiled.
If you have decided you want a simpler, quieter lifestyle and started your homestead, you’re already on track. There are some misconceptions about homesteading that should be addressed. When most people think of homesteads, they may imagine a Little House on the Prairie lifestyle with a small cottage on large swathes of barren land.
Let’s say you have mastered the outdoor skills of foraging and fishing and you are now an expert in trapping and snaring techniques. How about your cooking methods? Have you ever tried cooking like the early men? If not, today you will learn how to make an earth oven and cook your food using this primitive cooking method.
Almost everyone is familiar with the common onion. Its supremely edible qualities have universally placed it in the kitchen or by the campfire as a culinary additive or seasoning. However, few are actually aware of the wonders of onion medicine and how this vegetable can help with various health issues.
Some gunshot wounds are almost instantly fatal, some actually require very little, if any, treatment, and still others are borderline for survivability. Whether you spend most of your time in an urban, rural or suburban area, you may one day encounter a gunshot wound victim, particularly if you work in law enforcement or public services such as firefighting and emergency rescue.
Every survivor, regardless of his or her situation, be it a result of natural disaster, getting lost in the woods or what have you, will be faced with a variety of threats. If you are forced to go to the hills and live in nature, there are a few enemies that can influence your continued existence. The following are the most common enemies of wilderness survival.
A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence, but doesn’t climb over it. That might be true, but what stops your neighbors from coming over when it hits the fan? While you may live in a good neighborhood, can you say the same about the whole city? Here is a list of the safest American cities to live in right now. If yours made the list, you might have a head start when things go south.
Unless you reside in a badass underground bunker or an old refurbished missile launch control center, chances are your property and home perimeters add little to nothing to your safety and security on the whole. This is why extended perimeter security and alarms on your property during a SHTF scenario is so vital. It could give us those precious seconds we may need to protect ourselves and our families.