The United States civil war was a difficult time for our country and people back then didn’t have the luxuries we enjoy today. Even though times were harsh and they couldn’t run to the corner market to get simple things such as cough syrup, they had the knowledge to make their own. Some of their household tips deserve to be resurrected and passed on to the new generations.
Every survivalist knows that imagination is the key to survival. Putting your mind at work can save you from a lot of trouble. Having a few simple zip-ties in your bug out bag is a great idea because these simple pieces of gear have countless uses in a survival situation.
During the winter season, the human body’s resistance is affected and outdoor activities take a toll on your energy levels. Cold weather slows the body’s heat production and makes survival a difficult task. When you are moving through heavy snow, proper intake of trail survival food is needed to maintain the optimal body temperature of 98 degrees Fahrenheit.
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 useful for humans. It is cheap and easy to make, and it is a perfect solution for preppers and survivalists.
Dakin’s solution is an antiseptic solution developed during World War I to treat infected wounds. It is a viable solution that is being used even today and it’s a perfect homemade antiseptic for preppers and survivalists.
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.
Fresh produce tastes much better than produce bought from the store, it is sweeter and juicier. Imagine being able to have fresh vegetables right at your fingertips or about the money you could save on your grocery bill while still eating healthy food. Growing your own garden is ideal and regardless if you are a beginner gardener or an experienced one, these tips will definitely help you!
If the food from your pantry is not stored or packaged correctly, you will end up with wasted food. Besides being a waste of time and money, your family could go hungry. Since we live in uncertain times, a good survival pantry is a must, not only for preppers but for every American. You should attend to your food storage as if the lives of your loved ones depends on it. You need to know how to keep your pantry in good conditions. The food needs to last so that you can make good use of it when needed.
The indigenous people of North America survived through a lot of issues, but they also gained a lot of knowledge. This article will present one of their teachings; how to make Pemmican, a traditional food of native North Americans. Meat preservation is a hot topic among preppers and being able to prepare and later on, enjoy a good meat ration is a must when it comes to preparedness.
Many preppers are stocking up on tampons and menstrual pads but they do so for the “wrong reasons”. How about prepping for your period? Some men tend to ignore this topic while others will let the women in their lives take care of it.
Someday we may have to face a world in which electricity is just an empty word or a distant memory. Without electricity, we are screwed. The best thing you could do with your fridge will be to bury it and convert it into an underground cellar. You better start learning some of these eggs and dairy preservation techniques if you want these food items.
Our neighbors and our friends, like most of Americans are used to buying everything they need for a good oral hygiene. They go to the supermarket and they opt for the prefabricated, mass-produced items. Nowadays it’s easy to procure whatever you need to keep your teeth clean and healthy, but what will happen when all these commodities will be gone? Shouldn’t you be making your own toothpaste and not depend on others?