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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

How to Clean a Bolt-Action Rifle

Bolt-action rifles have been around for a long time. They are my personal favorite gun to shoot. Bolt-action rifles tend to be more accurate than semi-automatic rifles. Having a rifle should be part of your emergency preparations. Rifles are great for hunting and can also be used for personal protection. Guns need to be cleaned regularly... Read More

Coping Strategies for Mental Health

One in four people will suffer from mental illness in one form or another at some point during their lives. 450 million people are currently suffering from mental health issues worldwide. Treatment is widely available, but many of those who suffer never seek professional help due to the stigma associated with mental illness.  The World Health Organization suggests that mental... Read More

How to Prepare for an Ice Storm

Winters can be cold and long. Snow and ice can turn a magical winter wonderland into a fridged nightmare very quickly. Freezing rains coat everything in a layer of thick ice. If the ice doesn't melt and it continues to grow it may become very dangerous indeed.

1/4 inch of ice is a nuisance. Windshields will... Read More

DIY Solar Oven

Cooking typically requires some type of fuel whether it be propane for a camp stove, wood for a fire, or electricity for a crockpot. Fuel is a limited resource. It will be difficult to store all the fuel you might need for a long-term crisis. A solar oven could be the solution.
Deforestation is a real issue... Read More

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