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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...

Gallons of Rainwater Collection from a Tarp or other Square Footage

Gallons of Rainwater Collection from a Tarp or other Square Footage

When it rains, there's a stunning amount of water that falls from the sky! Rainwater collection adds up very quickly for every square foot that you're able to capture from water runoff. To put it in perspective I'm going to use an ordinary Tarp of various sizes to...

How To Tie A  Square Knot, Clove Hitch, & Bowline

How To Tie A Square Knot, Clove Hitch, & Bowline

The following three knots are useful for survival, camping, general preparedness, and all sorts of practical knot tying tasks. It would be beneficial to practice tying these knots enough times so that it becomes muscle memory. After that, quiz yourself once in awhile...

Our Greatest Survival Tool : Awareness

Our Greatest Survival Tool : Awareness

I believe that this may apply more than any other survival skill or tool: Our greatest survival tool is awareness. In ANY environment, awareness is the first link to action. Awareness comes first.   Greatest Survival Tool - Awareness of self - Awareness of others...