How To Make a Solar Still

How To Make a Solar Still

A solar still will provide you with 100% pure water, and will not require purification or boiling prior to drinking. The solar still technique will work just about anywhere, provided that there is enough sunlight to assist the process. Here are simple instructions how to build a solar still to extract pure drinking water from…

Basic Map Reading (Latitude – Longitude)

Basic Map Reading (Latitude – Longitude)

Image globes: geographyworldonline.com Latitude and Longitude are at the core of map reading, in that they are the imaginary lines which lay on the surface of the earth to form a matrix of coordinates. Here is a basic explanation, and an easy way to remember which is which… First, here is an excellent Map &…

Things To Keep On You For Emergency

Things To Keep On You For Emergency

The most useful survival tool is the one that you have with you when you need to survive. So, having said that, what do you have with you, right now, on your person? Or, what should you have on you, right now?

How To Escape A Sinking Car

How To Escape A Sinking Car

In the United States, approximately 400 people die each year because their cars are trapped in water. Most people do exactly the wrong thing in that moment… we roll up the windows and hope for an air bubble or call 911. Here is the right thing to do if your car is sinking; how to…

How to use a Watch as a Compass

How to use a Watch as a Compass

Northern Hemisphere A surprisingly simple and easy way to use your watch as a compass only requires having enough sunlight to cast a shadow from a twig. If you ever become lost, and do not have a compass, you can easily discover your direction by establishing a North-South line from your wrist watch. Here are…

Olive Oil Bar Soap Recipe

Olive Oil Bar Soap Recipe

Regarding preparedness supplies and/or general self-sufficient living, one item that will be important to you is soap. Most people today have no idea where soap comes from (except from ‘the store’). You could choose to stock up with plenty of extra soap, or you might want to know how to make your own, just in…

Long Term Survival After TSHTF

Long Term Survival After TSHTF

Survival preparedness starts with the basics, the things you hear or read about all the time in this niche… stock up on food, water, ‘bullets-beans-and-band-aids’. All of these basic survival provisions (and many others) are indeed essential if planning to stand a reasonable chance of surviving a longer term major disaster. But what about when…

Some Of My Basic Survival Reference Books

Some Of My Basic Survival Reference Books

Today I thought I would share just a few of my survival books. My books are a little different than Ken’s as they pertain to household matters such as cooking, gardening, sewing, quilting etc. Ken’s pertain to alternative energy, survival methods, firearms and tools! :-D Generally speaking, what Ken and I have learned, and the…

Survival Preparedness for a Broke College Grad?

Survival Preparedness for a Broke College Grad?

Maybe you’ve taken out a college tuition load (or maybe you haven’t), you’ve completed four years of college, have a Bachelors degree, and can’t find a job that pays anywhere near what you expected. Or maybe you can’t find a job at all? You have come to realize the state of the world that we’re…

How To Tie A Square Knot

How To Tie A Square Knot

One of the most useful knots to learn how to make, or tie, is a square knot. It is the type of knot that fastens two lengths of rope, or string, together. It is a knot that will not slip in most cases. It is not a knot to depend on with your life, but…