Category Archive: Survival Gear

How to Make Tallow Candles

Beef tallow has been used for centuries as a cooking grease as well as fuel for lanterns. Making tallow candles will give you a nice and long-burning source of light that works well in outdoor situations. While anyone can use beeswax, candle wax or even shortening to make a candle, knowing how to convert the fat of …

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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.  

DIY Plunger Clothes Washer

Unfortunately, during your escape from a riot situation or some other form of social collapse, you will find that washing clothes will be far more difficult than expected. If you don’t have a lot of money in your budget, this simple 5 gallon washing machine may be ideal for your needs. Parts: 1 plunger 2 – …

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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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