In this article, we are going to be taking a look at dehydrated meals. We have all seen the packages of shriveled up banana slices, and the dried vegetables in packets. You may even have eaten them. However, when you are a prepper, it is not just banana and vegetables that you want to eat. While they are great foods, it will get very dull, very quickly.
I began working on this article on wilderness first aid basics after receiving a few emails from our readers. They asked if I would be willing to present wilderness first aid basics so that people will be more aware of what to expect when exploring the great outdoors. I will try to put some emphasis on the most common first aid scenarios that could happen to all of us.
Ambushes are of special concern to preppers and survivalists because, in a crisis, there may be looting bands who prey on others in order to sustain themselves. If worst comes to worst, and a total break-down of law and order occurs, criminal elements will have an almost free hand to victimize others. Surviving an ambush will certainly not be an easy task, but these strategies should give you an idea on how to prepare and what to expect.
How many times have you been in the wilderness, needed to make a fire, but all your lighters are wet? If you are anything like me, that is probably too many. The other scenario that you may, inadvertently find yourself in, is when you have run out of gas and matches. Mainly in tidal areas or the woodlands. Now is the time that you need something else to use. Instead of fumbling about trying to find something to use, or rubbing two sticks together, you need a Fire piston. In this article, we are going to take a look at what a fire piston is, how it works, and when you should use it.
It’s time you join the intensive gardening revolution. This revolution is in your backyard. Gardening is undergoing a radical change, a food production revolution no survivalist can afford to ignore. This “new” method goes by the general name of intensive gardening or the foot gardening method.
In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew forced people to evacuate their homes. With more than 2.5 million people being told to evacuate, it was the second-largest evacuation in U.S. history. Without having an escape route planned and not taking things seriously, many decided to hunker down and test their luck. If you are a serious prepper, you probably learned by now that luck plays only a minor part when it comes to surviving a major catastrophe. Having an escape route planned and bug out bags ready is necessary in these modern times.
The mountain environment can be an unforgiving place. Most people immediately think of ‘falling off the mountain,” but be assured that weather, rockfall, avalanche, or even simple route-finding can be hazardous. Mountain survival is about planning and thinking before acting.
Eventually, the day will come when SHTF. Are you going to be ready? If you don’t already have your survival kit in place, now would be a good time to start preparing. Because, when that day comes, you’re not going to have time to run to the local hardware store or place an order on Amazon.
Making cement was an invaluable skill in ancient times. The ancient Greeks, Romans and Etruscans, and probably the Babylonians and Abyssinians as well, they all did it. So did the Toltecs in Mexico and the Incas in Peru. To become self-sufficient and get rid of your “addiction” to modern technology, you should learn how to make cement if you plan to live off the grid.
Unless you reside in a badass underground bunker or an old refurbished missile launch control center, chances are your property and home perimeters add little to nothing to your safety and security on the whole. This is why extended perimeter security and alarms on your property during a SHTF scenario is so vital. It could give us those precious seconds we may need to protect ourselves and our families.
There are so many different things and scenarios we find ourselves prepping for, food caches, bug out plans, what to do if…, etc. It can become overwhelming and we end up forgetting about important matters. Like for example the places to avoid when the brown stuff hits the fan.
A crisis can arise without warning at any moment and few people are prepared to handle a regional event. To make matters worse, chances are that most folks have no clue how to act if such an event creates medical emergencies. Having a medical kit is a must for any household, but you should also learn how to use additional products to extend the life of your supplies. Here is why you should consider adding essential oils to your medical kit.
If you find yourself stranded in the wilderness in a survival emergency, do not panic. Do not wander too far from your last known location to greater increase the probability search and rescue will be able to find you. The first and foremost priority over anything else, including food and water, is shelter.