“How-To” & Survival Skills

How To Remember Things The Easy Way

How To Remember Things The Easy Way

Hey, we all forget. Especially as we get older! The trick is, how to remember things! I’ve been using this method for years. It works well for me…

What Does Self Reliant Mean

What Does Self Reliant Mean

What does self reliant mean? Does it come natural? Is it learned? In my view it’s a positive attribute and character trait as described in this article.

Make A “Prepper Dinner” Once A Month

Make A “Prepper Dinner” Once A Month

Practice your survival skills. Make a dinner only using your food preps, your “deep pantry” “long term food storage”, but WITHOUT ELECTRICITY…

How To Start A Fire With Wet Wood

How To Start A Fire With Wet Wood

Ever tried building a fire in a wet environment with wet wood? Here’s more about Fire starters – Tinder – Kindling – Damp Wood – How to build it

Daylight Left Until Sun Sets – How Many Hands above the Horizon

Daylight Left Until Sun Sets – How Many Hands above the Horizon

This 'trick' is a 'handy' way to estimate how much time until sunset. From a preparedness point of view, it could help during any number of situations. Such as estimating enough time to find (or make) shelter during an outdoor excursion. Or the time remaining to...

Homeowners Insurance Inventory after Disaster – Get What You Deserve

Homeowners Insurance Inventory after Disaster – Get What You Deserve

Homeowners Insurance; it’s not just about paying your premiums… What if you actually need to call on your insurance company for a claim of loss? Do you have a homeowners insurance inventory of everything? (They're going to ask). Worst case, what if you lose your home...

Disaster Preparedness Binder

Disaster Preparedness Binder

Evacuate! - Are you ready? The knock comes at your front door. A fireman tells you that you have 20 minutes to evacuate. The wild fire has been burning for several hours now and is headed your way. Panic sets in. What should you take with you? What should you do next?...

Quick Connect External Fuel Tank For Gasoline Fueled Generators

Quick Connect External Fuel Tank For Gasoline Fueled Generators

Guest article by Bogan - For the last 50 some years I have been a boater, with outboard motors that had a remote tank. The concept of adapting remote fuel tanks to generators struck home with me while dealing with a portable Coleman generator, which had a 5 gallon...

Best Knife For Batoning Wood – How to, and What for…

Best Knife For Batoning Wood – How to, and What for…

(image: Dave Canterbury)   Some knives are better than others for batoning wood. Batoning Wood - What does it mean? It's the action of splitting wood while using a baton and a knife. In the bush, a baton is typically a makeshift heavy 'stick' serving as a hammer...

Sharpen A Dull Knife – Knife Maker Reveals Secret

Sharpen A Dull Knife – Knife Maker Reveals Secret

The following are some tips and advice on how to sharpen a dull knife and how to make a knife that's already pretty sharp - even sharper. Just about everyone has at least one knife. More than likely you have several knives or more, each of them them serving a range of...

How Long to Boil Drinking Water until Safe or Disinfected?

How Long to Boil Drinking Water until Safe or Disinfected?

90 percent of the world’s water is contaminated in some way according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There are a variety of microscopic organisms that can contaminate water supplies. They can cause potentially serious, even fatal, illnesses among...

Survival Skill Sets for After The Collapse

Survival Skill Sets for After The Collapse

Survival skill sets will be crucial after society collapses into a heap of social chaos. Whether or not it actually will is not the thrust of this article. Lets just say that it will descend or fragment into varying degrees of collapse. SHTF Collapse Hypotheticals: -...

Ways To Preserve Meat

Ways To Preserve Meat

The problem with storing meat for use all year round is an old one. While considering your own preparedness with regards to meat, consider the following ways to preserve meat:   Tip: Following the harvesting of meat livestock, a period of 'hanging' will improve...

Advantages of the Dakota Fire Hole – Smokeless Fire Pit

Advantages of the Dakota Fire Hole – Smokeless Fire Pit

A Dakota Fire Hole is simply a method of building a fire that utilizes a number of advantages over other types of fires. It will burn hot, it will use little wood, and will release very little smoke. Some call it a smokeless fire pit. First though, here is how to...

Water Sources For Survival

Water Sources For Survival

Water will eventually or quickly become one of your most urgent needs during a survival situation. Believe it or not, you cannot survive much beyond a few days without any water whatsoever, especially in a hot environment where you are losing water rapidly through...

The Best Route To Bug Out Or Get Back Home

The Best Route To Bug Out Or Get Back Home

If and when it's time to bug out or if you need to get back home during a major disaster or regional crisis, have you ever thought about the best way (route) to get there? Observation: Have you ever walked in the woods and noticed the trails and paths that have been...