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.
You are at work and you are trying to beat the clock, is just one of those days when nothing seems out of the ordinary. Suddenly you hear sirens in the distance and the power goes out, you try to use the cell phone but the line is busy, it’s no use. You know that a disaster is coming your way and you need to get out of there. You have to get home and although you are many miles away from your family, you have a solution to get to them, your get home bag.
When it comes to survival, improvising efficient solutions from everyday items can save the day. There are useful tools all around you, and you need to be able and recognize them. The following household items can be found in most North American homes, and they will come in handy during an emergency.
Now is the time! This is, for all concerned citizens, the final call to arms. No more wishing and hoping for things to change. It is time to take matters into our own hands and make things change. You and I are victims of a great deception that has taken place right under our noses and we are the recipients of the intolerable theft of our inherent liberty.
Will, in my opinion, is strong determination from deep within a person. That’s exactly what you need to survive and thrive during a catastrophe. The way I see it we are preppers and survivalists because we gather and store things for a future that we believe could be a worst case scenario, but we also study, train, practice, learn, and go the extra mile so that we can survive and thrive during that possible worst case scenario.
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 fantastic plant that is gaining a lot of popularity due to its multiple uses. It’s called the tree of life and for a 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.
After the fourth consecutive year of drought, the water reservoirs of California began to dry up. This lead to a serious number of water restrictions that Americans have to deal with. Unfortunately, it seems it is not only a short term crisis…it’s the beginning of something bigger.
You could be stranded in the wild with no modern forms of communication. Or the phone lines and even the power grid could be down and you are lost in the middle of nowhere. If your survival skills are still rough you need to know how to make signals to get people’s attention. If nobody knows where you are, it will be impossible for the rescue party to find you.
The most astonishing fact about civil unrest is that it is happening more and more these days. With the media presenting only one side of the story, usually the wrong one, the one that increases audience; it seems that civil unrest will become a “normal” scenario in our daily lives. Politicians are making a mess of this country, and police officers abuse their power and people become more and more frustrated and nervous. The conditions for civil unrest are met every day and at some point, it will involve us.
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 to survive there is no need to leave and head for a distant location. You will have to bug out only if there are substantial reasons to do so. Reasons that are usually a threat to 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 to the hills or get access to a bug out location (BOL) is better to know what to do to bug-in and survive.
Spiders are everywhere and you are never more than 12 feet away from one. A single house and garden may have more than 80 species of spiders. Estimates show that there are more than 4000 species in the United States. All these spiders have venom, but only a few spider bites are considered to be lethal to humans and pets.
There are many reasons why you should learn the vital points of the body and you never know when you have to use this knowledge to get out of a nasty situation. Your gun will not always be at hand and you need to know how to protect yourself. You will make use of your hands or improvised weapons to stop your attacker and this information will come in handy when you least expect it. This is the type of information that someday may save your life.
When you have to face a crisis, everything around you can become a useful tool. Even a tampon can be used in various improvised ways if the need requires it. There are many methods you could benefit from if you follow these pieces of advice. With an open mind and the right knowledge, a tampon could save your life.