Harvesting firewood is a skill that provides many rewards: it saves you money, it keeps you in good shape and it provides the security of having your own fuel supply. It also gives you that satisfaction of doing something productive for your family. Here are some great tips regarding the art of cutting your own firewood with minimal effort and maximum safety.
Living off-the grid and becoming self-sufficient in these challenging times is a dream for most of us. For a man named Manfred Mornhinweg the dream came true and for him and his family it is a day to day reality. As you will see below, he managed to build a micro hydro plant to generate electricity and power his dream.
Big mutual funds that supported rapid economic growth in developing countries have started to retreat hasty from these markets. They are contributing to the recent rapid decline in global stock market.
Knowing the value of available resources is essential. If you have the option to choose where to build your off-grid home or bug out location you should consider designing your environment to be as rich in resources and as safe as possible.
If you are stranded in the wild or in an environment that lacks water you have to make do with what you’ve got in order to survive. We will do anything if we are in danger. Recycling urine is something you should consider if water is scarce. Knowing how to make water from urine is a skill that could save your life during a crisis.
In developing countries people have to struggle every day due to lack of clean drinking water. According to the World Health Organization, every year, around 3.4 million people die from water-related illnesses. It seems that things are about to change with this revolutionary invention, the drinkable book, developed by the Water Is Life organization.
Organic gardening and organic pest control have become more and more popular in the last years. People are more concerned about their health and about what they put on their plates. If you decide to become an organic gardener you will need pest control methods that are safe. The organic pest control methods listed in this article will come in handy and will not affect the quality of your product.
In April 2015 we counted 200 years since the explosion of the Tambora volcano, the most powerful massive volcanic eruption in recorded history. It isn’t something you’re going to find easily in our media, but just like many volcanologists out there, you need to wonder: “will we face a similar volcanic eruption in our lifetime?” Unfortunately, the news are not good and it seems that nobody wants to discuss what lies beneath the ground…
The most astonishing fact about civil unrest is that it is happening more and more these days. With the help of 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.
Hardcore survivalists and preppers cherish the lone-wolf scenario when the world of the end comes. However, seeking a friend for those harsh times might do you some good. Besides the company, other people will give a helping hand. The end of the world may not seem so bad if you aren’t alone.
We can survive on rice and beans without any problems, but it will get tiresome after a few days. Having a well-stocked pantry is important for anyone, regardless if you are a prepper or if you live off-the-grid. Having energy foods and a good amount of protein sources will assure a tasty and complete diet. Here are a few hints on some things we can do to boost our protein supplies.
Getting home safe during a disaster it’s never easy. Imagine this, it’s really happening. The “brown stuff” hit the fan and there’s terror everywhere. To top it all off, you’re not even at home so you need to think and act fast about whether or not it’s a good idea to get there and how to do it.
In any survival situation, there are some items that are really versatile. These things should be a must for any survival bag. These items have so many different uses that it would be a mistake not to have them. You’ve probably heard about some of them, but you might not know about their many applications.