Survival Tips

Make a Stove Out of a Soda Can

Imagine that you are in a winter storm blackout and all you have is your six pack of soda to get you through the emergency.
This article will teach you how to take your favorite soda and make it become an awesome survival stove! Follow the instructions below to see how you can do it!
You’ll Need:
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10 things to Do with 10 Feet of Paracord

Paracord is a useful type of rope made from nylon. It is known for being a strong utility rope, making it useful in survival situations. Many people associate paracord with survival bracelets or belts that can be unraveled and used in various situations. But few people have heard of a paracord grenade.
The paracord grenade is... Read More

Preparing Yourself for a Flood

Flooding is one of the most common natural disasters in the United States and can happen in any area that receives rainfall. Flooding can occur for multiple reasons, including heavy rainfall, snow melt, or dam failures that overflow river banks or saturate the land with more water than can be absorbed into the soil.
Floods can... Read More

Getting Your Yard Through a Drought

Droughts have been a common theme in our environment throughout history. Droughts occur when the demand for water exceeds the amount available. It is often due to changing weather patterns. Droughts can last for long periods of time and can come on quickly.
However, you can reduce your impact on a drought by decreasing the demand... Read More

What Does It Mean to “Shelter in Place”?

As you work on you emergency preparedness it is important to understand the new vocabulary. Terms that you hear quite a bit are “Shelter in Place” and “Grab and Go." It is important to make sure you have emergency supplies that allow you to do both.
Depending on the disaster and depending on the circumstances... Read More

A Guide to Knives and Blade Types

Knife blades come in all sorts of different shapes, cuts, weights and sizes. Which can serve many different purposes. Sometimes that makes buying a knife really hard! What kind do you get? Why should you get that one instead of another?
Below, learn what each knife design was made for - in the complete guide to... Read More

Make Your Own Fish Cage Trap

Fish traps are as old as humans themselves. They date back to pre-historic hunter gatherer groups, and like many primitive tools, remain perfectly useful to this day.
A stout fish trap offers a fisherman many similar advantages that land-based traps offer hunters. The main advantage of a fish trap is that it allows you to... Read More

Finding and Buying a Homestead

There's a lot to consider when you’re looking to start homesteading. Fortunately, there are a lot of great resources out there. Books such as Homesteading: A Backyard Guide and Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills are both great places to start. In this article, I’ll discuss some of the first things you... Read More

Clean Water in an Emergency

Before we get to priority #4 here is the summary of your top 5 Priorities of Emergency Preparedness. They are:
1. Make a Plan. Review, Rotate, Replace. Make adjustments for family size, age and local community needs. Consider evacuation, communication and staying put.
2. Gather Grab and Go Supplies. 72 hour kits, MREs, food bars, water pouches... Read More

What's Edible in the Wild?

This article is an excerpt from Bushcraft: The Ultimate Guide to Survival in the Wilderness by Richard Graves. We would encourage you to continue learning through his book and purchasing it here. Used by permission from Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Food and water are essential to living. Under normal conditions a person cannot live longer than three... Read More

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