Category Archive: Wilderness survival

Wet Boots? Dry Them Quick!

   Boots are only as waterproof as they are tall, no mater what super duper fabric or membranes you have in them. If you live in a place with water (sorry SoCal), then there is a chance your feet will eventually get wet. Excess moister in a boot can cause foot rot, blisters, and can …

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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.  

Teaching Kids How to Prepare

My experience tells me that kids are more capable of adopting a prepper’s lifestyle than many of their adult counterparts. It’s fun, it engages their imagination, and they don’t yet have to worry about being self-conscious as their non-prepping friends and colleagues make fun of them or think they are crazy. Kids are resilient and …

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Common Desert Plants and Trees Produce Excellent Foods

There are a number of cacti and trees in the desert southwest that provide an assortment of edible, and sometimes tasty foods. You can enjoy fruit buds, seeds and starchy components of certain trees simply by knowing where to get and how to prepare them. Let’s take a look at a few of the more popular and …

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Parasite Problem?  Try These Natural Remedies

Parasites are difficult to control under normal circumstances, let alone in the wake of a major disaster.  Contaminated water, improper sanitation and tainted food are just a few examples of likely culprits that have the potential to make a significant portion of the population sick.  While most parasitic infections are easy to treat if basic …

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Most People Lack Basic Skills Needed in a Post-SHTF World

Gadgets, apps, automation and all of the other conveniences of modern life have left us lacking when it comes to practicing basic skills. Things like arithmetic, writing, reading comprehension and basic knowledge about science are all things that we will need to utilize in a post-SHTF world. Yet, very few of us have enough experience …

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How To Make A Swedish Fire Torch

The Swedish Fire Torch – Imagine a wood fire that is completely self-sustaining, burns an incredibly long time, and even features a built-in cooking surface… well this is it! This video demonstrates, step-by-step, just how easy it is to make a Swedish Fire Torch (or “Canadian Candle” as it is sometimes referred to). Also shown …

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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.

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