Many folks living in cities and suburbs are nurturing a dream deep within them, one that involves leaving behind the hustle and bustle of urban life and venturing into the serene countryside. They yearn for a quaint farmhouse or a cozy cabin nestled amidst the trees, a place they can truly call their own, and where the tranquil pace of life reigns supreme.
Around AD 1100, the Chinese came up with a revolutionary tool to help people navigate the unknown terrain: the practical compass. Prior to that, humanity relied on various other methods to determine the four cardinal directions, without the aid of a compass.
The notion of “living off the land” often evokes a romanticized ideal of simplicity and independence. However, the reality of this lifestyle required specific tools and resources for survival, such as a long-barreled flintlock rifle, gunpowder, lead and bullet molds, a hunting knife, an axe, awls for stitching moccasins, and iron cooking pots.
Many city dwellers and suburbanites fantasize about packing up their belongings and moving to the countryside, where they can find a small farm or a cabin in the woods to call their own and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Unfortunately, garbage can be found almost anywhere, including in wilderness areas. It can be found on beaches, in the middle of the ocean, in cities, and even on Mount Everest. Many of these items, however, can be modified or combined with natural materials to improve your survival skills and equipment.
Finding the right words to describe the bone-chilling cold that could freeze a man to death on a cold winter night is often difficult. I believe we can all agree that this type of cold is dangerous enough that if you are caught off guard and unprepared, it can be fatal.
We here in the United States have no idea how fortunate we are. Most people do not consider how easy it is to go to the kitchen faucet and obtain a glass of pure water, and this is something that we take for granted.
We live in a power-driven environment, and energy sources, especially electricity, govern our daily lives. We cannot go a single day without being affected by electricity. It powers our homes and all of the electronics we use on a daily basis, and it pushes our industry forward.
The value of four-wheel drive in a Bug-Out Vehicle (BOV) cannot be overstated. Even the best off-road vehicles require assistance from time to time. Whether you have a 4×4 vehicle or not, various tools and modifications are necessary for off-road travel, especially in bad weather.
Some preppers and off-gridders will opt for a solar generator to produce electricity for their homes, but they may have trouble putting one and one together if they don’t buy a ready-to-use kit. If you want to buy the components and build your own solar generator, this article will help you figure out the basics.
Over millennia, mankind has developed the ability to adapt to the environment and use its resources to its advantage. The mountains are one of these environments.We can sometimes bend the mountains to our will, but more often than not, we must change ourselves as well as our approach to mountain living and exploration.
When my wife and I purchased our rural 43 acres, both of us were hit with a range of emotions. It was a big step financially, and it suddenly dawned on us that it was going to take time and physical effort to make our homestead dream come true.
Windmills harvesting wind power have been around for a long time, and many people are considering this power-generating option for their homestead. However, before you dive into it, there are a few things you need to know, like, for example, if your property is suited for hosting a wind turbine.