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Equipment / Supplies

Choosing a Survival Axe

I’ve never been very into axes, but apparently they’re not all created equally. Who knew? As for me, I’d just stick with the fire starting style of axes because I’m not that into bushcrafting, though it is interesting to see the differences explained so well, especially if you have a specific need like he talks […]

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Defense / Security / Safety Disaster Planning

How to Live in an Area Known for Fires

Whether your dwelling sits comfortably in California, the deep South, or anywhere else prone to wildfires, you probably know that it’s possible to safely life in a place with frequent fires. While it’s important to stay on your toes and take the necessary precautions to live safely in your area, it doesn’t help to live […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Lighting / Communications Skills / Knowledge

How to Use a Flashlight to Signal for Help

Imagine this: Your perfect day out in the backcountry was filled with beautiful landscape views, a couple of critter sightings, and a picture-perfect little lunch spot overlooking the valley below. Things were gearing up to be one for the books, but as you start to make your descent down the mountain and to the safety […]

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Disaster Planning Food / Water

How to Organize Your Emergency Food Storage

Food is usually one of the first things people think about during an emergency. When a disaster starts to unfold, you’ll often find long lines at the grocery store as people make a frantic effort to stockpile food on short notice. Building a long-term food supply in advance is an easy way to avoid this […]

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Defense / Security / Safety Homesteading / Gardening

How to Minimize Wildfires While Homesteading

Wildfires might seem terrifying, especially if you’re in their path. But they’re as natural as the land they burn. Traditionally, lightning strikes or volcanic eruptions can spark wildfires that tear their way across the landscape, burning everything in their path. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. These fires clear away dead plants and underbrush and […]

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DIY Projects Skills / Knowledge

Immune Boosting DIY Elderberry Syrup

Although I didn’t use the specific brand in the video–we purchase ours locally–I made my own elderberry syrup in a very similar fashion for the first time just the other day. It’s really easy to do, just boil the berries in water for 30-45 minutes, strain, add honey, and store in the refrigerator. And, although […]

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Equipment / Supplies

Disturbing Trends in Survival Gear

Last night I went looking for a new flashlight to keep at my bedside because the one I’d been using for years now is going on the fritz. So, I went to Amazon and typed in “flashlight” to see what I could find and, to my dismay, more and more options were rechargeable. You know, […]

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Disaster Planning Food / Water

More Food Shortages Coming?

Just my humble opinion, but I thought the grocery stores and food manufacturers did a great job this year keeping the store shelves stocked with most of our necessities, all things considered. Granted, there were occasionally times when some items were missing from my local grocery stores–fresh eggs, milk, and the like come to mind–but […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Skills / Knowledge

No Knot Tarp Setup

I may never tie a knot again, lol. Gotta love simple DIY tricks like this, especially when they make setup easier…

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Disaster Planning

What You Need to Live a Self-Sufficient Life

They say that no man is an island, and in the modern world, we rely on many different resources to maintain our lifestyle. The electricity that powers your devices comes from a collective grid. If you live in a city, your water, sewage and garbage are often all handled by the same company. Massive agricultural […]