How to Burglar Proof Your Home

Home burglaries are a crime of opportunity. Limit your risk by taking some simple precautions.

A "Beware of Dog" sign can deter someone walking by whether or not you actually have a dog. No many people will be brave enough to risk a dog bite.
An alarm company sign in the window can also help. No alarm system... Read More

How to Make Whiskey in Your Garage

Did you know that alcohol is a great thing to have on hand in an emergency? Not only can it clean wounds and deaden pain (of course, use it responsibly if you are over 21 years old), alcohol is a great asset to have to barter with your neighbors. You don't have to stock up... Read More

New Developments in Quick Building

Part of your doomsday plan should include a bug out shelter. A safe place fully stocked with food and supplies. Construction and building may not come naturally to everyone. Luckily there are a few options that could save you a lot of time and effort when it comes to building the perfect doomsday shelter. 
Shed Tiny... Read More

DIY Earthbag Shelter

Earthbag shelters are eco-friendly and energy efficient. They make ideal hunting cabins or bug out shelters. An earthbag house is a cost-effective method for a shelter since you'll be bagging the dirt you're digging out. A basic earthbag shelter could cost as little as $3,000 if you're willing to do much of the work yourself. Many... Read More

Caring for Babies During a Crisis

Babies require a lot of time and energy, just ask any new parent. For the last 80 years, Finland has been giving every pregnant mother a baby box filled with all the essentials. The box comes with picture books, teething toy, gender neutral clothes, hats and mittens, snowsuit, mattress and fitted sheet, baby wash, nail... Read More

Surprising Uses for Bananas

Bananas make great tropical smoothies and yogurt blends, but they have many other great uses as well. Here a just a few surprising uses for bananas.

Health and Beauty Treatments 
Banana peels are jam-packed with nutrition. Bananas are a great way to add vitamins to your breakfast instead of tossing out the peel try a few of these beauty tips.

Make... Read More

Backyard Chickens Linked to Higher Rates of Salmonella

Backyard poultry like chickens and ducks are becoming increasingly popular. The popularity has greatly increased the demand for chicks year round, not just in the spring.  A Connecticut chicken breeder stated that last year she only sold about 5,000 chicks and this year she has sold hundreds of thousands.The desire for self-reliance and dissatisfaction with the... Read More

Labor and Delivery During a Crisis

Recently a midwife, Cathy Rude, braved the flood waters in Texas to deliver her patient's baby. The water was too deep to walk in without damaging her medical equipment. So a neighbor came to the rescue by lending Rude an inflatable swan to float to her patient. Rude was able to deliver the baby safely. Mother and... Read More

Disease Prevention in an Emergency

When building a shelter for the long-term consider the population size and density within your shelter. Close proximity often leads to illness. You'll want to have a way of dealing with sick people, preferably some kind of isolation if space allows. The CDC offers some isolation guidelines. It's also a good idea to make sure everyone is... Read More

7 Surprising Uses for a Plastic Bottle

Plastic bottles are everywhere. They contain everything from filtered water to coffee and tea, and everything in between. Plastic bottles end up in the oceans and woods hurting wildlife. However,  plastic bottles are extremely useful for survival. Here are a few recycling tips that just might save your life.

Shower--Paint a plastic bottle black or cover... Read More

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