Maintaining a garden can be quite a challenge for the urban prepper. The lack of gardening space and arable land is a problem for most urban dwellers. However, you shouldn’t give up on your dream of having home-grown vegetables. There are always solutions and growing vegetables in pots can be done wherever you live.
Most people own a tent as an emergency shelter solution and they would depend on it when nothing else is available. If you want your tent to last many years even with hard use, you should learn a thing or two about tent maintenance.
Harnessing the sun’s power has become a popular trend in the last ten years. We now have a large array of options for powering our homes using solar power. Living off the grid requires a lot of work and innovation in order to reach a certain level of self-sufficiency. Things get easier if you are able to harness the power of the sun and use it for all your needs.
If you plan on buying country property you must make sure there is an adequate supply of fresh, potable water before agreeing on a down payment. To find out if there’s water on your off-grid property there are a few things you should look into.
A world without fuel is a doomed world. Only a few will manage to survive without running a generator or any other useful gas-powered equipment. Having a gas cache will prove helpful regardless the survival situation you need to overcome.
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 your emergency preparedness plan includes a bugout scenario, you should plan a mock bugout trip to test your strengths and weaknesses. Testing your bugout plan is a necessary step in order to identify if your family members will know what to do in a real life-threatening scenario.
We prepare for the worst and we do everything we can to assure the safety of our loved ones. However, a crisis can hit unexpectedly and the timing and manner in which you act will determine your odds for survival. Before you start evacuating or hunkering down, there are some questions you need to ask yourself.
If you need to select a bug out location or a survival retreat there are two main options: small town or isolated. The former depends on some form of local infrastructure while the latter is designed to be completely self-sufficient and self-contained. Before you conclude which approach is right for your family, you should know about the pros and cons of each retreat.
If your preparedness plan includes a long distance bug out, there are specific considerations you need to pay attention to. They are mandatory if you want to reach your safe haven. Bugging out without having a decent preparation plan and a specific target is just a gamble and you’re betting with your own safety.
You’ve probably bought or built the building you will live in if you are forced to evacuate due to economic problems or natural disasters. The next step, which requires a lot of planning, would be to stock your bug out bunker or shelter with what you and your family will need to survive.
If you ever built something in your life, you know that planning is the most important part of any construction project. Building a shelter in the wild is no different than any other homestead project. You shouldn’t rush headlong into the building phase without proper planning. Before you chose a site for your shelter and start cutting down trees you should make sure you have the following covered.
When I began searching for a rural property for my off-grid retreat, I quickly found all sorts of places that looked promising at first glance. Everything from mountain views, to green pastures and all kinds of idyllic landscapes that I thought would make a significant acquisition. Buying off-grid land requires preparation and there are a few things that you should know before signing the papers.