Category Archive: Prepping Skills

The Amazing Benefits of Ducks and Chickens in the Garden

Keeping ducks or chickens around the garden is one of the most productive and healthy ways to boost crop production. They are easy to care for and manage, and they provide a lot of benefits that are ideal in a world of self-reliance and sustainability. In a post SHTF scenario, having chickens for food as …

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Storing Insulin and Perishable Drugs in SHTF

We discuss today an option for protecting and prolonging the shelf life of your insulin and refrigeratable drugs in a grid-down scenario.  

How To Make A Pocket Survival Chainsaw

  Making a pocket chainsaw is not hard. You don’t need any fancy expensive tools. Buying chainsaw chain in bulk will allow you to get your chains for around half the price of buying pre made hoops from the saw shop.  

Teaching Kids How to Prepare

My experience tells me that kids are more capable of adopting a prepper’s lifestyle than many of their adult counterparts. It’s fun, it engages their imagination, and they don’t yet have to worry about being self-conscious as their non-prepping friends and colleagues make fun of them or think they are crazy. Kids are resilient and …

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Most People Lack Basic Skills Needed in a Post-SHTF World

Gadgets, apps, automation and all of the other conveniences of modern life have left us lacking when it comes to practicing basic skills. Things like arithmetic, writing, reading comprehension and basic knowledge about science are all things that we will need to utilize in a post-SHTF world. Yet, very few of us have enough experience …

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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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Simple DIY Heat and Ice Packs that Work

Heat or ice packs should be part of your basic collection of first aid supplies. You can either purchase commercial products or make your own with material that is usually readily-available. The important thing is to always have some on hand for when a strain, sprain or other injury occurs unexpectedly. Let’s look at a couple …

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How to Make a Glass That Predicts the Weather

Did you know that some of the most famous explorers used a very rudimentary tool to make generalized weather predictions? This storm glass was a popular option to other forms of early weather equipment due to its reliability and affordability. You can also make one out of some basic material and have the ability to get …

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The Little-Known Benefits Associated with Raising Quail

Quail are similar, yet different to chickens in a number of ways that may make raising them an attractive option for some.  They are smaller, lay eggs on a more frequent basis and require less hands-on management.  On the other hand they produce less in terms of food volume than their chicken counterparts.  Here are a …

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End a Fight in 3 Seconds | Krav Maga

Ending a fight efficiently with minimal engagement with the subject allowing for a rapid exit is ideal. In this Krav Maga video, Ryan Hoover breaks down the rear naked choke in a street fight scenario where violence is imminent. The idea is to rapidly shut down the carotid arteries restricting blood flow to the brain. If …

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