Category Archive: Survival Gear

5 Tarp Shelter Setups With a 3m ×3m Tarp

Here are a few different tarp shelter setups for a 3×3 tarp for more luxurious bivvying. Featuring the DD 3×3 tarp.

How to Make Long Lasting Survival Candles

Almost everyone appreciates the importance of having candles on hand during a power outage. However, not all candles are created equally, and many tend to burn a lot faster than we would like. You can buy special survival candles that are designed to burn slowly, or you can also make your own. In fact, it only …

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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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Bleach or Purification Tablets– Which is the Best Option?

Using chlorinated bleach or purification tablets are two of the most common ways to purify water. Both are effective options and tablets or bleach can be stored for a long period of time. However, there are some differences between the two products that can influence the .taste and quality of the water. Let’s compare both options …

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Herbal Remedies that Have Been Providing Relief for Centuries

There are plenty of plants all around us that have all kinds of medicinal benefits, and some of them can actually be more-effective than certain pharmaceuticals.  In fact, a lot of the medications that we take have been synthesized from plants to begin with.  Let’s look at a few examples of common medicinal plants that …

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Safe and Easy Homemade Flea Control Solutions

Fleas can drive people and pets absolutely crazy, and an infestation can spring up overnight with little or no warning.  Thousands of them can develop in a very short amount of time, and they can be so disruptive that it’s nearly impossible to spend more than a minute or two in an infested room before …

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The Benefits of Carbon or Charcoal for Digestive Problems

Carbon or charcoal tablets has been viewed as a remedy of choice around the world for centuries. This safe, simple and abundant powder is well known for its ability to soothe or treat a host of ailments and conditions.  They are particularly useful when dealing with digestive problems, certain forms of poisoning as well as …

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The Treasure Trove of Items in Military Surplus Outlets

Military surplus items used to appeal to a small but dedicated niche of ex soldiers or militia-types. However, more and more people are discovering the abundance of survival resources that are available through these outlets.  Many items are built with quality and efficiency in mind while also costing a fraction of less-effective products on the commercial …

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How to Make Arrows for Under $2.00

How to make arrows on the cheap for prepping. How to make arrows on the cheap for prepping.

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