Category Archive: Survival planning

Simple Guide to Raising Rabbits for Meat

Simple Guide to Raising Rabbits for Meat Raising rabbits for meat is a touchy-subject for many, undoubtedly due to their cute and cuddly nature.  While a lot people may cringe at the thought of growing rabbit for the purpose of butchering, the reality is that rabbit represents one of the best sources of meat that …

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The Advantages of Using Garden Boxes

The Advantages of Using Garden Boxes Garden box ideas are everywhere, and much of their popularity lies in their practicality.  If you haven’t considered using garden boxes before, maybe learning about some of their benefits will give you something worth thinking about.  Let’s look at some of their benefits, and how they may help you …

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Don’t Forget to Test Your Gear Before Heading Out

Don’t Forget to Test Your Gear Before Heading Out One of the things that I notice about good fire houses is that they are staffed with people who are well-trained, drill and continually check their equipment.  They have good routines, each member has certain tasks and people work together to ensure that their equipment is …

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How to Build a Self-Standing Staircase

How to Build a Self-Standing Staircase Building a staircase is not that difficult, as long as you have the right tools and can make relatively precise cuts of wood.  Let’s take a look at a basic design that you can use as a basis for a customized solution to meet your needs.  Keep in mind …

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How to Clip Wings on Chickens and Ducks

How to Clip Wings on Chickens and Ducks You never know when you would want to clip the wings of some of the birds on your homestead.  Some may be too aggressive whereas others keep flying off.  No matter the reason, clipping wings is not that difficult, and you can learn to do it yourself …

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How to Remove Fingerprints From Various Surfaces

How to Remove Fingerprints From Various Surfaces There are a lot of reasons that you may want to remove fingerprints from surfaces that go beyond cleaning.  Removing smudges and prints from items such as phone screens, keypads can remove signs of passwords or lock-patterns.  You may also want to remove prints from keyboards or safe …

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Insects that Can Damage Wood Structures

Insects that Can Damage Wood Structures You never want to let an insect infestation get out of hand if you notice that they are getting established in your home, shed, shelter or any other important wood structure.  Not only can they cause the wood to rot prematurely, but letting an infestation go unattended can actually lead …

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How to Cope With and Overcome Vertigo

How to Cope With and Overcome Vertigo Vertigo is a balance disorder that can have life-threatening consequences under certain conditions.  There are a number of different causes of vertigo, and both relate to how the brain sends or receives information relating to balance and equilibrium.  The good news is that vertigo can be treated or …

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How to Safely Back Up a Trailer or Camper

How to Safely Back Up a Trailer or Camper Backing up a trailer, camper or boat into its proper position is not that difficult once you get the hang of things.  The trick is to practice and allow your confidence to develop.  Let’s look at some techniques that can help to increase your learning curve …

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The Benefits and Dangers of a Dry Heat

The Benefits and Dangers of a Dry Heat As temperatures in arid parts of the country begin to rise, it’s important to consider how they impact our daily lives.  There are many benefits to a dry heat, but there are also a number of risks that are often easy to ignore.  Let’s take a few …

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