VIDEO: Silicon Valley's Doomsday: Prepping for an Economic Apocalypse

A while back, the al-Jazeera channel came to interview Jeff Davis, owner of the Ready Store, in a documentary segment about Silicon Valley executives who are concerned about the growing instability of the economy and our society at large.
Check out the video below to watch in-depth interviews from executives, programmers, bunker-builders and emergency food... Read More

Documents to Keep On Hand During An Emergency

Part of being prepared for emergency situations is having everything ready to put your life back together, should something happen. You have insurance, food, water, and financial savings. However, to rebuild your life once the emergency is over, you need to have other measures in place.
A collection of important documents is one of the most... Read More

Homesteading: How to Make Sausage

Whether you hunt your own meat or get it from the store, making your own sausage is a great way to save money and be more self sufficient. Even better, making your own sausage is easier than you think.
Here's what you need:
-5 pounds of meat with a fairly high fat content (Pig is popular, but... Read More

How To Get Better Tasting Eggs From Your Backyard Chickens

Backyard chicken eggs have the potential to be more delicious and more nutrient-dense than those you can get from the grocery store. But, did you know that with just a few adjustments to your chickens' diet, they can produce richer, tastier eggs?
With a few exceptions, store bought chicken feed is not as effective and nutritious... Read More

Plan the Perfect Camp Out With These Easy Hacks

Camping season is here. The mountains, lakes, streams, etc. are calling. Whether you are a pro camper or a beginner, you can always learn to make your experience even better. Learn from other camping geniuses to perfect your camping experience.
Dollar Store Shoe Organizer
A simple shoe organizer can be used as a great camping organizer. Hang... Read More

How To Escape a Flooding Car

One of the most dangerous and scariest emergency situations out there is being trapped in water. Every year in the US, there are about 200 flooding related deaths, half of these are vehicle related deaths.
While flooding is inevitable, drowning in a vehicle related tragedy doesn't have to be. Here are some tips that could save your life.
Be... Read More

Build Your Own Food Storage- A Month-to Month Guide

Preparation is bigger than having a first aid kit and bug-out bag under your bed. Preparation is about protecting your family from whatever might come your way- whether it's war, a natural disaster, or extended unemployment. Building up your food storage is one of the best ways to protect your family from almost any emergency.
It can... Read More

How to Make an Emergency Smoke Flare

This project should not be attempted without adult supervision. Adequate training ignition of an incendiary or explosive material may not be legal in your area. Misuse, or careless use, of tools or projects, may result in serious injury, death, and/or permanent damage to equipment and property.
Around the 4th of July, you might find... Read More

How To Build a Lean-To Shelter

Whether you are in a survival situation, or you just want to enjoy a different type of camping experience, a lean-to shelter is a good way to stay safe from the elements.
Supplies Needed:
2 Trees/ poles about 7-8 feet apart
2 poles/branches about 8-9 feet long (Thick for frame)
5-8  thinner 8-9 poles/branches
Filler branches/saplings/ long grass/leaves
Twine/Paracord/vines
Ax to chop... Read More

How To Build a Mud Hut

Cool in the summer and warm in the winter, a mud hut is a great option for a survival shelter, as well as a semi-permanent economical dwelling place. Even better, they are fairly simple to make, and require minimal materials. In fact, most materials you need can be found among your natural surroundings.
Materials Needed:
-Poles or... Read More

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