January 17, 2017


Grid Down Weekend: How To Find The Holes In Your Off Grid Preps

Grid Down Weekend

Preparation for disaster can be a difficult exercise. Frequently, we think we have it all worked out if we are going to be off grid. The right food stored, plenty of water and water treatment supplies, light, heat, and so on. But how many of us have really put it to the test? How many […]

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January 13, 2017


The Weed Wacker Generator


  When the world goes to hell in a handbasket, you’re going to want people who know how to do stuff like the guy in THIS video. Just look at the Generator he built just using a broken weed-wacker. Pretty cool right!? There’s just one problem… While some people can look at this video and […]

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January 12, 2017


How To Make Activated Charcoal

How to make activated charcoal

How to Make Activated Charcoal Activated charcoal has so many applications. It often used by emergency personnel to treat acute poisoning, and is great for absorbing toxins. I’ve used to to treat everything from the stomach flu to a brown recluse spider bite. I’ve even read that it can stop an anaphylactic reaction from stings […]

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December 28, 2016


Hook Your Emergency Water Storage Tanks Into Your Plumbing With This 1 Clever Trick

emergency water storage

Water is life. As a prepper, as an outdoors person, and even as a human, this fact has been drilled into our heads over and over. It’s a cornerstone of the “Rule of Threes.” Three days without water, and the human body starts to suffer the consequences. Water has a big place in our preparations, […]

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December 12, 2016


More Food from the Wild and Your Yard – Graft Fruit Trees!


I once did a horticultural analysis of a property way out in the scrublands. The owner had good clean water, no real neighbors, a great location… and hot, fast-drying, mineral-poor sand that was really, really bad for gardening. There was no couching it. I had to tell him: this area just won’t cut it for most of your planned annual […]

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December 8, 2016


Herbal Medicines You’ll Need When Doctors Disappear

Herbal Medicines You'll Need When Doctors Disappear

For most of us, it’s easy to take medical care for granted. Access is only a drive or helicopter ride away. For now at least. Those of us in the preparedness community know that we can’t always rely on modern infrastructure to fully function forever. At some point there are going to be disruptions, whether […]

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