Category Archive: Survival planning

Making the Most of Your Firewood

Firewood needs to be prepared properly in order to produce heat and energy efficiently. Different types of wood also produce different characteristics that can impact the quality of your fire. Let’s take a look at some factors that influence how well firewood will ignite and burn so that you can make the most of this resource …

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Priorities of Survival, Rules of 3

There are several rules basic to survival. They’re known as “survival rules of three“. You can survive 3 minutes without oxygen, 3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water, 3 weeks without food, 3 months without hope. I go into some detail on each in this video. Everyone has a different ability to cope with …

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6 Tips To Prepare For a Hurricane

Learn how planning ahead can help you protect your family, your home and your belongings in a dangerous storm.  When the weatherman tells you to take cover because a hurricane is on the way, the last thing you want to do is worry about whether you are prepared. A little effort now—before catastrophe strikes—can yield …

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Make Your Own Cooking Oil With Sunflower Seeds

Sunflowers are ridiculously easy to grow, and they yield enough seeds to make producing oil simple and efficient. You can even make oil out of the seeds that you purchase from the store. Let’s take a look at how you can produce a nutritious and steady supply of oil that can be stored year-round. Planting …

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Tips for Choosing Your First Firearm

Getting your first gun is an experience unlike any other, but it’s important to choose one that works for you.  There are a million and one different models, calibers and sizes out there, and none of them are created equally.  Let’s take a quick look at some factors to consider when you’re shopping around.  Remember, there’s no right …

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What to Expect if Martial Law Comes to Town

We’ve seen a resurgence in civil unrest over the past couple of years, and there have been many instances when government has decided to institute martial law to restore order.  However, many people don’t realize the real impact that martial law has on our civil liberties and basic rights as American citizens.  It is a widely-held …

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Quick Guide to Different Goat Breeds for the Homestead

Goats are not created equally, and different breeds are ideal for different purposes.  Some produce more and better quality milk than others while certain breeds are better for meat.  Some breeds are ideal for small spaces or when resources for feed and grazing are an issue as well.  Let’s take a quick look at a general guide to …

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The Crazy Things that People do and Your Security

We spend enough time preparing for SHTF that we may miss the forest for the trees when it comes to day-to-day threats that we already face.  There has been a rash of news stories about maniacs in our society that are finding new and amazing ways to threaten our security and well-being.  Let’s take a look at …

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Sim Cards are Being Designed to Track Users

Sim Cards are Being Designed to Track Users Governments around the world are expanding their capabilities to track and monitor the activities of their citizens.  One of the easiest ways to do this is by creating sim cards that can reveal a lot of information about users.  Sim cards are being developed and distributed around …

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How to Make Common Stopper Knots

How to Make Common Stopper Knots Stopper knots are used at the end of ropes or cordage to secure whatever they are holding in place.  Most of them are very easy to tie, and slight variations exist that are designed to provide specific benefits.  Let’s take a look at a few common examples of common …

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