Category Archive: Survival planning

Tips on How to Prepare for a Tornado

Tips on How to Prepare for a Tornado We all know about the devastating effect that tornadoes can have, and all of us should be at least marginally-prepared in case we get caught in the path of one of these ferocious storms.  While many homes and buildings in tornado-prone areas have safe rooms, basements or …

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How to Modify Batteries and Get Better Use out of Them

How to Modify Batteries and Get Better Use out of Them There are many disposable batteries that can be re-purposed in order to provide power for a broader range of electronic devices.  A lot of people don’t know that battery manufacturers use common components for different products as a way to increase sales and profits.  …

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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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