Survival Tips

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 smoke bomb... 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

Snipe Hunt- Foolproof Ways to Catch a Snipe

That ever-elusive snipe has been teasing campers for years. People hunt and look, but snipes are extremely hard to find. (Some have even doubted their existence, if you can believe that.) Those little buggers are, indeed, real, and fairly easy to catch if you use the right techniques. Here are some hints to catch all... Read More

How To Make Bread Without an Oven

Bread is one of those comfort foods that families want year round. If you're ever camping or in an emergency situation, you can still enjoy different kinds of breads.  Here are some great options to help you get your carb fix, no matter where you are.
Donuts/ Fry Bread
While not necessarily the healthiest bread option, frying... Read More

How To Build Your Own Snow Shoes

One of the tools you may have not have in your preparedness cache is a good set of snowshoes. In most cases, you probably won't need some. But you don't prepare like that, do you? You're ready for whatever comes.
The good thing with snow shoes is the fact that you don't have to spend a... Read More

How to Regrow Your Produce Scraps

Whether you are trying to avoid waste, or you are wanting to sustain your family with nutrient-rich vegetables, regrowing your produce scraps simply makes sense. Even better, most regrowth processes are easy to do and bring about a fairly quick return.
Here are some great foods you can regenerate after you've finished using them:
Green Onions
Green onions are... Read More

DIY Well Digging- How to Drive Your Own Well

In the event of an emergency, one of the most important things you'll need is a good source of water. You can't always trust municipal water facilities to export clean, uncontaminated water. To take control of your water, an easy solution is to dig your own well.  While there are different options when it comes... Read More

Protect Your Home With a DIY Tripwire

A tripwire is one of the easiest, most basic ways to protect your home. It can act as a first alert, or as a more complicated alarm. Even better, a tripwire alarm is a simple project that takes minimal time, yet can be extremely beneficial to you and and your family.
The basic tools you need... Read More

Knitting Without Needles - Your Key To Winter Survival

One of the basics of emergency preparedness is having enough cold weather gear to stay warm wherever you are. You should have extra blankets and other cold weather gear in each of your cars, as well as in your 72 hour survival kits. However, even the most prepared person can find himself in need of... Read More

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