Being able to see in the dark will prove useful during an emergency situation. There are simple ways to improve your night vision. Knowing about these methods will help you to survive in a darkened world.
Treating wounds using alternative healing methods will become a vital skill when there is no doctor around. Besides providing you with the much-needed food, your pantry also holds two items that will help you treat wounds: honey and sugar. These two ingredients are beneficial for cleansing and healing traumatic wounds.
Having in your survival bag a versatile item like a tarp will come in handy during an emergency situation. It will help you gather water, camouflage your supplies and it will provide a good shelter in case nothing else is available. Improvising a basic tarp shelter can keep your head dry, it will help you conserve heat and it provides a sense of comfort and safety.
Doing laundry in the old days was no easy task and it involved heating the water, using a washboard and overall, it was an intense labor. If you live off the grid or if you worry that one day there will be no more electricity, you should learn how to make an off the grid washing machine. This DIY project will show you how cheap and easy it is to make one.
We are a generation that was born on innovation. In a short period of time we became addicted to all the electronic devices that are part of our daily lives. The Internet, the cell phones and our personal computer are all devices that control us. We can’t function properly without them. All these devices rely on a common denominator – electricity. When the flow of electricity suddenly stops, our normal existence will end as well. We will have to adapt to a new world, a world without electricity.
Sooner or later, the power will go off, and chances are it will never come back on. For most of us, the loss of power means the complete loss of normalcy, and we will have to adapt to a new world. Five primary areas are disrupted if the power goes off and you need to know what to do to live without electricity.
Nothing brings a man down like the fear of hunger. It’s something we all think about, regardless how full our pantry is. We can’t really help it, and it’s a genetic memory that was seeded in us throughout human history. Since food was often scarce and starvation was always a problem, food storage was one of the first skills humans learned. Food storage allows us to survive for extended periods of time and give us a comforting feeling that enables us to concentrate on developing other skills.
Sugardine is a homemade antiseptic that uses the antibacterial proprieties of sugar and iodine to prevent and kill infections. Sugardine was developed in the old days as a primary method to treat abscesses and thrush on the hooves of horses. However, only a few people know that this homemade antiseptic is also effective for humans. It is cheap and easy to make, and it is a perfect solution for preppers and survivalists.
An off-grid life is a goal for many of us and being self-sufficient is what prepping is all about. However, the adjustments to an off-grid life may be difficult for some people. If they don’t get used to the routine they will bounce back on the grid. In this article, you will read about the confessions of a family that has been living off the grid since 2001. It provides a big picture of what you should expect if you want an off-grid life.
In the land of the free, living comfortably without being dependent upon utility companies and government services is an ideal scenario. Buying a beautiful piece of property far from any utility services is still affordable because most people don’t see the potential in it. Once you’ve got the right land, housing for off-grid will be your next step.
Using plants that have multiple benefits is something we all do, regardless if we are off-gridders, preppers or survivalists enthusiasts. Moringa Oleifera is a truly amazing plant that is gaining a lot of popularity due to its multiple uses. It’s called the tree of life and for good reason! It has been labeled by many as “the ultimate survival tree” since every part of it can be used. Even more, this tree has become the engine of rural development in the zones where it is cultivated.
There are different types of fuel you can choose from, but making the right choice is sometimes harder than it looks. Storing the right type of fuel will make a huge difference during an emergency and it will provide you with the comfort you are used with. This article covers the characteristics of different types of fuel you could use during an emergency.
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.