Category Archive: Prepping Skills

Six survival skills you should learn now

Six survival skills you should learn now There are a lot of things that you could possibly spend your time on to get yourself ready in case you’re lost in the wilderness while hunting or checking out your bugout route. I debated how many categories I wanted to have but I think I came to …

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Dirty Water and How to Easily Clarify Before Ceramic Filterin

Water is absolutely critical to survive more than a few days. Knowing how and where to get clean and safe drinking water is something we all must know now before we need it. There may be times when clear water is not available such as after a disaster including major flooding or when backpacking or …

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Homemade Knife from Pry Bar

This particular survival knife is a good choice to make if you are bugging out in your car (assuming of course that you keep a pry bar in your vehicle). My grandfather always kept one in his truck and I’ve kept one in mine since. It’s come in handy more than once. Watch the pry …

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30 Uses For Trash Bags In Your Bug Out Bag

Deciding how to spend available funds in the preparedness budget is not any easy task. Multi-use items are always a favorite of wallet-conscious preppers. Trash bags, even the brand-name sturdy ones definitely fall within the “reasonably priced” category, but when we look past the obvious uses for the plastic bags, they become an even more …

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DIY Burnable Bricks & Logs Out of Paper

The ability to make long burning fire logs or fire bricks could be a life saver during and after a major crisis. The time to learn how to make, use, and store them is now, before any major crisis starts.       Right now, devices used to make fire bricks and logs are as …

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Making and using a Bow Drill

When I was learning to make fire using the bow drill I browsed the internet for information, I found that there are quite a few websites out there that have articles about the bow drill, but I felt there was never enough information. Each person has their own tips and specialist knowledge around the subject …

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Home Made Berkey Water Filter

I have a large family and our current home does not afford us much space for water storage. While we are able to store some, our contingency water plan centers around the two stormwater holding ponds near our home. However, this water is standing water that mainly is supplied by runoff from the parking lots …

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One Log Rocket Stove

One of the most common questions that I am asked  from non-prepper friends and acquaintances is what exactly is a rocket stove and how do I get one.  I try not to roll my eyes over this because although rocket stoves are common among campers, backpacking enthusiasts and former boy scouts, they are a relative …

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How to Make a Quick Emergency Toilet

  How to Make a Quick Emergency Toilet Supplies: 5 gallon bucket Bag of scoopable kitty litter (regular works, too, but the scoopable helps alleviate urine better) Heavy-duty garbage bags (you don’t want the cheap ones that easily rip Toilet seat – these toilet seats are available at most camping stores and online. They fit most …

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6 Widerness Survival Shelters

Here are some actual Survival Shelters to give you a good idea of what’s possible in a wilderness setting. A-Frame Shelter Here is a great example of an easy Aframe shelter, covered with leaves and debris for added insulation and waterproofing. Swamp Bed Under a Lean To Here’s a quick and easy swamp bed that …

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