Category Archive: Prepping Skills

How to Make Bug Dope in the Field

There are tons of choices out there when it comes to insect repellents.  You can buy commercial products or whip up any one of a million different recipes that are known to have varying degrees of effectiveness.  One recipe in particular produces a repellent called Bug Dope, and it’s quite popular with hardcore campers and …

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Turn These Everyday Items into Simple Survival Resources

  Your ingenuity and ability to make useful resources out of whatever material may be on hand is one of the most-important survival skills to nurture.  In fact, some of the best tips and tricks that come our way are so effective because of their simplicity.  Here are a few examples that illustrate this point, …

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How to Make Homemade Dish Soap the Easy Way

  Did you know that you can make safe, effective and all-natural dish soap by combining a few household ingredients and following a few basic steps?  The finished product can be nearly as effective as items purchased in stores, and it doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to whip up a batch as …

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How to Add Fat to Powdered Milk

Powdered milk is a staple in many pantries and emergency food stockpiles, and it represents an excellent source of protein and calcium.  However, most products also lack the flavor and texture found in regular milk because the fat has been removed.  This is necessary in order to give the powdered milk a long shelf life …

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How to Open a Coconut With no Tools

Imagine that you’re stranded on an island where your only immediate source of food and water is from coconuts.  You don’t have any tools, and you haven’t stumbled on appropriate rocks that can be used to pry open the husks and shells.  What do you do?  Well, there’s an alternative that will work almost every …

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Surprising Benefits of Duck Eggs

Duck eggs are not nearly as popular as their hen-made counterparts, but that’s surprising considering how beneficial they are. While raising ducks isn’t as hands-free as caring for chickens, their eggs can make the extra work seem more worthwhile. Let’s take a look at some reasons why you may want to think about having a …

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Take the Black Light Germ Test Today

Germs are everywhere, and you will be surprised to see them thrive in some of the most unlikely places.  Keeping things clean and sanitary during a crisis is important in order to prevent the spread of illness and disease.  Take the black light germ test today and discover the extent of germ coverage in your …

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How to Turn a Beer Can into a Survival Resource

  Empty beer or aluminum cans have so many practical uses in the field that they should be one of the first things that we look for in a survival situation.  Let’s take a look at a few examples of how you can turn someone’s trash into treasure when resources are scarce.   Related video: …

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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Using LED Lanterns

    LED lanterns are making a big dent in the market as they provide a viable option to their fuel-burning counterparts.  They can produce a good amount of light for a decent amount of time, they are easier to carry around, and they can be cheaper than old fashioned lanterns as well.  However, LED …

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Survival Fish Trap Using Just One Hand.

  Amazing Survival Fish Trap using just one hand and some rocks, expending the least amount of energy possible during the construction and catching. You don’t need any tools, or weapons. The key to survival is keeping your head. It doesn’t matter what your are up against, if you loose your head then that’s it, …

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