Once upon a time, every home had a smokehouse out back. Before refrigeration, smoke curing was the only way to safely preserve meat. Besides making the meat last longer, the time it spent inside the smokehouse gave it an extremely pleasing flavor.
Up until the early 1900’s, most soaps were a homemade concoction that neither looked pretty, nor smelled pleasant. It was generally a mix of lye leached from wood ashes and fats leftover from animal slaughter or cooking.
The abundance of the maple tree (sugar, syrup, etc.) has been used for what seems an eternity. My Native American ancestors tapped these trees long before the first Europeans set foot on this land, but once they arrived, these early pioneers soon learned the value of maple syrup.
Survival kits suit preppers. Survival kits offer 30 to 50 percent savings so you can buy more gear for the dollar. Kits let you add custom features so you can hide weapons or add other special touches to exactly suit your needs.
In the quest for good health and relief from illnesses, man has traditionally turned to his surroundings in search of remedies to his many afflictions. Rock medicine is not a new concept, and what you will learn from this article was used for centuries by people all over the world.
The right knot is easy to tie and untie and performs well in its intended use. However, learning what knots serve which purpose is the hardest part, and it takes a lot of practice to master all the knots that would prove useful in a survival scenario.
In a previous article, I wrote about acquiring a proper getaway vehicle and how to do it without losing money. Today, we are going to discuss roadside emergencies and how to keep that vehicle running.
Finding your way at night in the wilderness without a light source is a dangerous trial. Having a flashlight will make things easier, even tough traveling through uneven terrain at night is a challenging experience. If no modern light source is available, learning how to make or improvise a torch will help you enormously when you find yourself in unfamiliar territory.
Fuel will become a valuable resource post-SHTF and knowing how to store it properly, but also how to make your own will give you an advantage when fuel shortages will spread. Today we will learn how to make charcoal at home and why you should do it.
As we prepare to face the unforeseen future, we preppers have to figure out how to solve a lot of problems. One of our main concerns remains how to preserve food and water for long periods of time. Today, we will discuss about how to store food using dry ice. It is a cheap and viable method that is not as popular as the one involving oxygen absorbers.
In part one of this article, we talked about pressure canning fruits and vegetables. In this extension, we will discuss the preservation method of vacuum sealing foods as well as freezing goods for storage. Both of these methods are easy to follow and will ensure that your garden and orchard goods have no “off-season”.
If you want to keep garden produce fresh all winter long, a root cellar becomes a necessity. In the old days, having a root cellar helped people survive through the winter since they didn’t have supermarkets or any other means to procure food safety. Building your own root cellar is a great DIY option if you want to preserve your garden produce.
You may wonder, “ what does gaming have to do with prepping?”. Since most of us have kids, nephews or grand kids, keeping them busy and happy will become a problem during a SHTF scenario. No matter what activities you plan for them, they will always be attracted by the digital stuff. After all that’s the world they were born into and they are much more tech-savvy then us. After installing an Xbox emulator for my nephews I decided to share my experience. You never know when you might need this knowledge.