Do It Yourself

Candles are more than just a nice way to make the evening feel romantic.  In many ways, candles are essential to our well being during the dark hours of winter. And making your own candles can be a great way to cut costs, become more prepared, and fill your time with a fun and rewarding [...]

When it comes to survival skills, being prepared may not be enough when push comes to shove. Before a disaster or crisis happens, you should develop your skills to ensure that you will know exactly how you are going to handle the situation when it comes down to it. Following are four ways to develop [...]

So you’ve got your bug out bag or BOB, you’ve squared away your EDC or Every Day Carry and you’ve packed your INCH bag (I’m Not Coming Home)… Did you know there is another pack that is just as, if not MORE important? One that you absolutely must have in your home that I bet [...]

One of the biggest concerns facing us today is the risk we collectively face of a collapse of the dollar. If the dollar were to suddenly lose its value on an international basis, our economy would crash, bringing financial hardship to pretty much everyone. We would see unemployment topping 25%, along with skyrocketing inflation making [...]

With the recent flooding in Texas, this natural disaster is in the forefront of our minds. It can strike almost any region. Floods often strike after a lot of ongoing rain – that’s no surprise. However, flash floods occur fast and can overtake large interstates with little warning. It may not even be raining where [...]

A couple of years ago I got a vacuum sealer as a gift for Christmas. It seemed nice but I wasn’t blown away. The basic function of a vacuum sealer is to remove most of the air from a plastic bag that contains the target item, then seal the bag. The bag has to be [...]

One of my hobbies includes backpacking, more specifically I lean towards the lightweight or ‘super’ lightweight side of the spectrum. Basically I complete log distance trails and thru-hikes, whilst carry the least amount of weight in my pack. Throughout my journey, I have made lots of my own gear, primarily due to the high cost [...]

Soda cans  are everywhere which is a little sad when you see trash out in the wilderness. However, as a prepper, maybe we can turn that into  a silver lining… It turns out that a simple soda can (or a “Coke” can, as  we say down here in the South!) can be super useful in [...]

Bannock is a type of unleavened bread which has been a staple of nomadic people, bushcrafters and hunters for hundreds of years. Recently whilst flicking through my copy of Bushcraft by Mors Kochanski, I came across page 68, which is his recipe for making bannock in the backcountry Mors Kochanski is a bushcraft and wilderness [...]

Despite the term “opsec” (operation security)  being a military term, it is also important for preppers. Not just as something to be aware of, but a rule to live by. When TSHTF you don’t want every neighbour, friend and family member turning up at your door looking for a handout. Sure, share your preps with [...]

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