Survival Tips

How to Pluck and Dress a Chicken

We’ve talked previously about caring for chickens on a homestead. But most people aren’t raising chickens just as pets - they’re raising them to eat!
So, what is the best way to kill, pluck and prepare a chicken?
Below, we’ve prepared some instructions on how you can do that. Take a look at the instructions and be... Read More

Advancements in Portable Emergency Power

Emergency power options within the preparedness industry are constantly evolving. From gas generators and deep cycle batteries to wind and solar there are more and more options to generate power for use in an emergency. For those that need mobility the problem traditionally has been the bulk and weight of such systems but even that... Read More

Storing Your Water in the Winter

Water is the most important item to keep in your storage because it is essential to survival. However, this can become more difficult in the winter when temperatures drop below freezing. If your water freezes, you’ll need to use precious energy and heat to thaw it out for use again. But there are precautions you... Read More

How to Rotate Your Own Tires

Knowing how to care for your car can help you become more independent and self-reliant. Not to mention, if there was a breakdown in the economic structure and you had to start maintaining your own car, would you know how to do it?
The knowledge and ability to rotate your own tires is a good skill... Read More

How to Harvest and Store Your Own Seeds

Seeds are an essential part of the sustainability of our eco system. Saving seeds from the plants that we grow has great importance in supporting an ecosystem and providing it with a variety of plants and breeds. Now it is considered a form of art by many people because very few do it. But seed... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Power Grids

Electricity is such a constant, normal luxury that we have in our lives. We don’t really think about it until it’s not there. We use power in so many of our daily activities, but how does this electricity actually reach us and why is it so important?
What is a Power Grid?
Power grids are the complex... Read More

Avoiding Flash Flood Dangers in a Canyon

Flash flooding is one of the most common disasters in the United States and can be extremely dangerous for anyone caught in the path of a flood. Flash floods occur when there is a lot of rainfall in a very short amount of time, specifically under 6 hours. Flash floods are also caused by dam... Read More

Making Emergency Preparations for Your Pet

Our pets often become more than animals to us, they become members of the family! And just as we make emergency preparations for our families, we need to make emergency preparations for our pets.
For the most part, pets need the same preparations and items that we need, including food, water, shelter, medications, etc as well... Read More

Preparing Your Home Against a Wildfire

Wildfires are one of the most common natural disasters in the United States. On average, there are more than 100,000 wildfires that burn 4 to 5 million acres across the country each year. Ninety percent of these fires are caused by humans with the most fire-prone regions being in the north-western states, like California, Washington... Read More

8 Kinds of Bird Eggs You Can Eat

Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods in the world. They contain proteins, vitamins, and fats that we need to stay healthy. We most commonly think of chicken eggs as being edible and it is the main egg we eat in our diet. However, there are many other types of edible eggs with varying... Read More

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