Category Archive: Home disaster plan

Choosing and Preparing the Best Wood for Log Cabins

Making a cabin in the woods generally involves the use of lumber that is sourced from the local area. Consequently, the structural framework of the cabin will be determined by the types of trees that are available. It’s important to think about how the wood you use can impact everything from strength to insulation and the …

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Cover Your Bases:  Focus on Here and Now Survival

There’s no doubt that it is important to prepare for a nuclear attack, massive natural disaster or any other cataclysmic event.  These are the things that threaten to plunge our normal way of life into chaos, and we definitely need to be in a position where we are as self-sufficient as possible.  However, by placing …

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Pick a Lock in SECONDS with a Bump Key

Picking locks is easy once you’ve made a bump key. Plus: learn to prevent break-ins. A lock, in its simplest form, is just a series of pins, each of which has two parts that are illustrated in red and blue to the left. To pick a lock, you simply need to insert a pick and push …

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Insects that Can Damage Wood Structures

Insects that Can Damage Wood Structures You never want to let an insect infestation get out of hand if you notice that they are getting established in your home, shed, shelter or any other important wood structure.  Not only can they cause the wood to rot prematurely, but letting an infestation go unattended can actually lead …

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10 Disturbing SHTF Threats that most Preppers Haven’t Prepared For

10 Disturbing SHTF Threats that most Preppers Haven’t Prepared For When planning for a SHTF scenario, there’s really only one thing that we can be sure of; Survival will be a bigger challenge than you ever believed possible. While you can definitely take measures to prepare yourself for what’s to come, when you’re talking about …

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Your Bug Out Location Checklist

Your Bug Out Location Checklist When it comes to buying a survival retreat or bug out location, location really is the key. Here are some of the top considerations that you need to keep in mind when looking for the ultimate bug out property.

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How To Defend Your Bug Out Location

How To Defend Your Bug Out Location The biggest obstacle when it comes to defending a piece of ground is resources, in particular trained personnel, weapons and ammunition. You can have an arsenal at hand, but you as one person can only fire one weapon at a time, so if you have limited personnel then …

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Vital Info for Sheltering in Place During Chemical Emergencies

Vital Info for Sheltering in Place During Chemical Emergencies There are times when it is better to stay put rather than evacuate during a haz-mat or chemical emergency.  However, it’s important to follow some basic guidelines in order to minimize risks of exposure.  These are logical steps that are pretty straightforward, but remember that each …

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Bug-IN….in a Hurry!

Bug-IN….in a Hurry! One of the first things that the government does following a serious emergency is order people to shelter in place.  It is not uncommon to discover that even if you could get out of where you are, transportation systems may be offline, driving may be impossible and trekking out may simply be …

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How to Build and Use an Electrofishing System for a SHTF Situation

How to Build and Use an Electrofishing System for a SHTF Situation Electrofishing can be an effective and relatively safe way to catch fish in ponds, rivers and streams. However, it is important to mention that this method is not legal in all areas, and you will need to do your due diligence in order …

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