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Fishing for Survival

Food is vital to survival. Access to food could be limited during a crisis. Knowing how to catch fresh fish could provide a much-needed source of food for you and your family. Here are a few fishing techniques that might just keep you fed and alive.

Primitive Basket Trap - You will need several of long bendable... Read More

DIY Aquaponics

With the growing world population, farmers are having to find new ways to produce more food without using more land and resources. Typical fish tanks require a filtration system, so why not skip the filter and grow some food instead. Save time and money.

The idea behind aquaponics is to grow a garden over a fishing pond. The... Read More

DIY- Storing and Canning Apples

Have you ever considered adding fruit trees to your emergency food plan? Producing your own food is a great way to not only supplement your food storage, but to control your food supply. Homegrown apples are a great resource for your emergency reserve.
Fruit trees provide shade during the hot summer months. They are also a good... Read More

How to Butcher a Turkey

Raising turkeys can be a fun and rewarding experience. Mature turkeys are typically a bit hardier than chickens. If you already have chickens think about adding a few turkeys to the brood. Turkeys and chickens tend to get along well especially if they are raised together from chicks. Turkeys are bigger than chickens so they produce... Read More

How to Make a Survival Whistle

Can you whistle? I can call the dog, but that is about it. Do you remember your high school gym teacher whistling to get the game going? Whistling is nothing new. It has been used as a form of communication for thousands of years. Several isolated mountainous regions developed languages using only whistling. Whistling was ideal... Read More

DIY Stealth Shelf

There are many ways to hide your valuables. Like investments, diversity is the key for safe keeping. You may have safes, gun safes, and other hiding places. Another idea to add to your home safety plan is to install stealth shelves to hide your possessions.
A stealth shelf can securely hide your valuables where no one will... Read More

How to Build a Snow Shelter

Playing out in the snow can be a lot of fun, but getting suck outside in freezing temperatures is not. A quinzee or snow hut will keep you dry and warm. It is a simple hallowed out shelter made from a pile of snow. A quinzee can be made out of any type of snow... Read More

How to Save $500 in 30 Days

According to CNN 6 out of 10 Americans don't have $500 in savings. Life is unpredictable and it can become very expensive very quickly; the car might need a repair, medical bills can add up, job layoffs have become all too common.
How would you cover a surprise bill of $500 or more? 20 percent of people said... Read More

A Guide to Goat Fencing

Goats can make wonderful pets, producing great milk and meat. Goats are known to be escape artists which can make raising them quite a challenge, but it doesn't have to be. Starting with the proper fencing will make life easier for you and the goats.
Goat fencing should take into account budget and location. Do you... Read More

Stay Safe-Lightning

Lightning strikes kill more people in the United States than hurricanes and tornados combined. Lightning can occur before, during, and after the storm. It can even reach outside the storm limits making it incredibly dangerous. Lightning is unpredictable in nature so there is no way to guarantee safety 100 percent of the time. However, following these safety guidelines will... Read More

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