Alternative Power DIY Projects

Best Off-Grid Power: Solar, Wind, Hydro or Something Else?

When people consider going off the grid, there are two primary challenges they find themselves facing: finding safe and sustainable sources of power and water. A few decades ago, doing this meant you were leaving all modern creature comforts behind in favor of a simpler existence. Today, however, you’ve got plenty of renewable energy options. […]

Disaster Planning

23 Must-Have Car Emergency Kit Supplies

I certainly agree that most premade emergency kits, whether they be first aid kits or for your vehicle, are less than ideal. Do yourself a favor and go purchase quality items individually or, if possible, in bulk to save some money and split between multiple vehicles. Also, like he says in the video below, it’s […]

Disaster Planning

Time to Form a Prepper Community?

I’ve been thinking about this more and more lately. After all, it seems the world is coming to an end with the seemingly never-ending pandemic and the more recent protests and riots. So, maybe it’s time to form a community of like-minded, prepared folks? No doubt, that’s easier said than done as most people simply […]

Bug Out / Wilderness Disaster Planning Equipment / Supplies

Urban EDC Backpack

I always enjoy finding out what others put together in their survival gear since it gives me the opportunity to consider items that I might not have included in my own bags. And, although he includes several items that I didn’t, such as a ResQMe Escape Tool, or the Amuvec 4-in-1 Multi Charging Cable and […]

Medical / First Aid

The Prepper’s Medical Handbook Review

Disclaimer: A few weeks ago I was sent the Kindle version of The Prepper’s Medical Handbook by the author in exchange for an honest review, and I’m thankful to Dr. Forgey for the opportunity. For starters, I actually own more than one copy of his excellent Wilderness Medicine: Beyond First Aid book (they’re older editions, […]

DIY Projects Skills / Knowledge

DIY Washing Machine Water Wheel Generator

If only I had half of the know-how some of these folks have, nobody would ever see me again, lol. Plus, it never hurts to have a nice stream of continuously running water coupled with a lengthy incline to make a DIY power generator like this one either. Also, in the video he talks about […]

Bug Out / Wilderness Camping / Fire Equipment / Supplies

Machete Axe Combo?

Normally I avoid oddball gadgets like this and I’m usually not a fan of multi-use tools either (except my trusty Leatherman Wave) because they tend to never do a single job very well, but this machete axe combo caught my eye. At first glace I thought you were supposed to wield the axe with the […]

Disaster Planning Food / Water Skills / Knowledge Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

How to Prepare by Geographical Region

This was not the apocalypse we were expecting, but all things considered, it could be worse. While it might still be hard to get your hands on toilet paper and Lysol these days, that doesn’t mean you should neglect your survival prep, no matter where you live or how you’re impacted by the current crisis.  […]

Bug Out / Wilderness DIY Projects Skills / Knowledge

The Ultimate Bug Out Boat: Living on a Self-Sufficient Sailboat for 10 Years

While I doubt I could willfully live for months or years on a boat like these folks did, I think the idea of a self-sustainable watercraft is an amazing idea for preparedness, and this boat clearly takes the idea of bugging out to a whole other level! Just think how awesome it would be to […]

DIY Projects Equipment / Supplies Video

Off Grid Solar System Walkthrough

I can only imagine what an off-grid system like this costs but I’m super jealous, that’s for sure! I really like how they have it setup to run on any combination of grid-power, generator, and solar, that’s nice…