Category Archive: Prepping Skills

Making an ARC Welder

Did you know you can make an AC arc welder using parts from your microwave? I used 2 transformers from 2 different microwaves, and about 50′ of 8 AWG stranded copper cable from a local hardware store. You could probably save some money by scavenging for free wire, but I decided to look at the “end of …

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How to Raise Catfish in a Barrel

Catfish are a hearty species that don’t need a lot of care and maintenance in order to thrive. This is one of the reasons that they make the perfect choice for backyard fish farming. Catfish are also very meaty, nutritious and easy to prepare. Let’s take a look at a simple way that you can raise …

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How to Build a Fire Bed

Did you know that you can have your fire and sleep on it as well? Most people are content to sleep as close to a fire as possible in order to stay warm at night. However, we all know that this doesn’t always work as effectively as we would like. Parts of our bodies get really hot …

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How to Make a Rudimentary Egg Incubator

Building and using a chicken incubator is one of the best ways to promote a productive hatch, and it doesn’t take a lot of time, effort or material to create one.  All you need is a container, light and heat to create an environment that is ideal for producing a successful batch of chicks.  Below is a …

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How To Make Slow Burning Fuses

For this project I used items from around the house to create a pyrotechnic time-delay. Here’s how to make a simple form of a slow burning fuse, because when experimenting with homemade pyrotechnics, you don’t want to be too close if your composition explodes. WARNING: The maker of the video assumes no liability for use of …

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Homemade Camp Shower

Having a shower when you are in the out doors is a must.  Here is a great DIY that anyone can do.  Just follow the step by step instructions in this video.

How to Preserve Cast Iron Products in a Few Simple Steps

Cast iron is one of the most durable and long-lasting material out there, but it is also one of the most corrosive.  Following a few simple steps during each use can reduce or eliminate the need to treat and restore oxidized items.  Let’s take a look at some common suggestions and you can start to put them into …

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Incorporating Military Camouflage Into Our Appearance

Effective concealment is one of the fundamental principles of survival in hostile or unsafe areas.  The military has virtually perfected the art of camouflage over the years, and we can benefit from incorporating their guidelines into our own preparedness efforts.  Let’s look at some general things to think about when the need arises to blend in with the surrounding …

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A Simple Homemade Paint Recipe that Everyone Should Know

Not a lot of thought is given to paint during a survival situation, but it may become necessary in order to protect the wood of structures at your bug-out location.  The good news is that you can take advantage of an age-old paint recipe that can last up to 10 years.  It’s completely non-toxic and only requires …

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Cooking Fish-On-A-Stick the Easy Way

Fire-roasted fish is one of the most delicious ways to cook your catch out in the field.  However, there are some things that you can do to make the process easier and more efficient.  Let’s look at a few things that can help you to turn your next catch into a meal with minimal effort while reducing the …

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