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How to Cross a River Without a Bridge

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The ability to get across a river without the use of a bridge is a critical survival skill that needs to be practiced repeatedly. Even experienced hikers, doing everything right, can get into trouble when crossing a river. In an emergency, bridges along the route you’re trying to take may …

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Considerations when you’re building a house in the woods

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In the aftermath of a long-term event If you’re extra-prepared, you’ll have already designed and constructed a defensible bug-out location where you can settle and sustain yourself until things calm down. Regardless of the location you settle on, make sure you know as much about the area surrounding your house …

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How to Make a Reliable Water Filter at Home

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Water. It is one of the survival essentials. As anyone who’s made the mistake of not bringing adequate drinking water with them in the woods can attest to, being prepared to easily filter and purify water is a necessity in any survival scenario. Luckily, filtration is possible with readily available, …

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How To Make Wine At Home

If society breaks down, a bottle of wine could be one hell of a bargaining chip. Many of us rely on outside companies to create and bottle wine. This dependence on others, however, can be side stepped. Making your own wine is a simpler process than you might think. In …

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20 Health Benefits of Honey

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When we speak of honey, the word sweet is usually not far behind. It’s because honey contains different types of sugars such as fructose, glucose, sucrose, and maltose. It is produced by bees from the nectar of flowers and stocked up for the long winter season. We, humans, then harvest …

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The Best Survival Lighters

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Some of us don’t leave home without one. Survival lighters, the fuel to your main source of warmth, food and even water. With the volume of choices though, how are you to pick the best? I always have at least a few with me in the outdoors as they’re also …

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How to raise sheep

Sheep would have to rank among the most common grazing animals in the world. They are extremely versatile and adaptable and are raised for wool, meat, skin, and milk. Raising your own sheep is an extremely enjoyable experience, as well as an excellent way to keep the grass down, turn …

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Cooking At Your Bug Out Location

Wherever you go in the world, even Mars, I can bet that 99% of the time the best cooks are men. The same theory should apply when cooking at your bug out location, right? Obviously, that’s not the point of today’s article. I mean it’s not a contest of who’s …

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How to Sharpen a Chainsaw

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Many preppers are happy when they buy a chainsaw thinking it will be of tremendous help in various SHTF situations. But very few remember to plan for sharpening their chainsaw. Using a blunt chainsaw is a waste of time and energy, not to mention a safety hazard. Just like any …

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How To Make A Safe Room

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Intruders, like anyone else, tend to take the path of least resistance to enter your home. In the case of an intruder, it’s always safest to avoid a confrontation. Your primary goal for home security is to keep intruders out of your home, via passive home defense tactics. Second and …

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