The Forgotten Wisdom Of Preserving Food Without Canning

Canned food is so prevalent today that it’s hard to imagine life without it. When you have extra produce that you want to preserve, most people will tell you to can it. [...]

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How To Best Prepare Yourself For The Coming Financial Crisis

Many financial analysts believe the United States economy is in a dire situation.  Peter Schiff, who accurately predicted the 2008 recession has come out and declared we [...]

Sustainable Prepping : 5 Alternative Energy Types for When the SHTF

There are actually a lot of different types of energy sources to tap into after a disaster strikes. One of the major differences is that unless you have formed some kind of [...]

The Best Pioneer Survival Food: Cowboy Biscuits

When cowboys hit the trail for a cattle drive, they had a long journey ahead of them. Many drives took months, taking the crew into remote areas along the way. [...]

Civil War Recipe ~ Union Skillygalee

Well on my adventure to find the “perfect” picture of what the Union soldiers called Skillygalee I came up empty.  As this has never happened to me before, I am quite [...]

Survival Skills Of The Great Depression Era

We can learn from the philosophy of ‘using and reusing’ that Depression era folks were forced to live with. We can learn by examining what the skills were during the Great [...]

10 Survival Super-Foods For Both Small And Large Scale Crisis

Many people are surprised to find out that “superfoods” suitable for managing both small and large scale crisis situations are inexpensive and easy to make. [...]

17 Lost Skills Worth Rediscovering

Our modern society is highly dependent upon the “system.” Not only do we rely upon utility services to bring us electricity, water and natural gas, but also on an [...]

12 Pioneer Skills We Can’t Afford to Lose

The pioneers brought very little with them when they came to settle the wild frontier of North America. Most had basic knowledge or experience from the professions they had [...]

EMP Commission Warns Of Year-Long Blackout And A Massive Death Toll

A federal EMP commission report warns that even the smallest EMP attack on our grid system would down it for about a year, if not longer.  A year-long blackout would [...]

DIY Projects: 15 Ideas For Using Cinder Blocks

Cinder blocks are actually CMUs (an acronym for concrete masonry unit) i.e. large, rectangular bricks which are used in construction, but have a lot of other uses. We’ll [...]

Skip The Ibuprofen, Try Natural Cures Instead

It is your body’s way of telling you that something is amiss — pain, and for many people, the chronic variety that only the constant use of painkillers seems to mitigate. [...]

When God Gives You Mold, Make Penicillin

Can you imagine dying from a cut on your finger or a scrape on your knee? How about a respiratory infection or a toothache? Before the invention of penicillin, the first [...]