A Medicinal Plant MAP That Should Be in Your Survival Kit

A hundred years ago 70% of all medicines were made from plants. Most of them are still being used today, but only a few people truly know about them. [...]

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How To Recognize And Use Mushrooms For Food And Fire

  Many people that find themselves in the woods with no edible resources other than mushrooms may be tempted to give them a try. It’s not easy to know exactly which [...]

The Ultimate Army Field Guide to Wild Edible Plants

Editor’s note: Whether for survival purposes or the desire simply to be able to forage and live off the land, knowing how to find and identify wild edible plants is an [...]

Healing Arts To Learn From Native Americans

Before you get too involved with learning just the physical aspects of Native American healing, you need to understand that their approach to wellness is holistic. [...]

8 Basic Life-Saving Skills Everyone Should Know

  We've featured a ton of survival and MacGyver tips over the years that could help you out of a fix, but what if you're next to someone else who's having an [...]

How To Field Dress and Process Deer Meat For Storage

Love the taste of venison? I sure do.  There’s almost nothing that compares to freshly prepared deer meat after a long hunt. But in order to enjoy the fruits of your labor, [...]

How to Trim a Goat’s Hooves in 5 Simple Steps to Prevent Infection

  For some people, homesteading is scary. You have to deal with animals, plants, and a whole new different lifestyle. Well, one thing I’m learning to overcome is the [...]

Make Soda Yourself With Yeast, Sugar & Bottles

  Make soda yourself. Did you know that you can do it yourself? People have all sorts of skills and abilities for the sake of preparedness. But I found this one to be [...]

Survival Stockpile: Top Foods To Preserve by Region

  While it’s true that you can get just about anything to grow anywhere in the right conditions, those conditions sometimes have to be contrived to the point that [...]

What to Do With an Onion (or Garlic Clove) That Has Sprouted

Has an Onion or Garlic Clove Sprouted in Your Refrigerator or Pantry? You've probably come across this situation plenty of times— you bring home a bag of onions or [...]

Military Just Warned Americans To Expect WAR With North Korea

Although most Americans are aware of the ever increasing tensions between North Korea and the United States, the military is no longer pulling any punches.  Marine Gen. [...]

Back To Basics: How To Make Sugar At Home

One of the best bartering products when SHTF is undoubtedly going to be sugar. It will also be a great product to have in order to make treats that boost morale and lend a [...]

How To Make Beer At Home From Scratch

Have you ever been sipping a cold one and wondered to yourself, “Self, what would happen if there suddenly was no more beer manufacturers? Can I make this myself?” [...]

7 Encouraging Tips To Get the Overwhelmed Homesteader Back on Track

  Do you run a small or large homestead? Are you striving to be self-sufficient? Are you also struggling to keep your head above water in this season of life? Well, [...]

This Man Was Stranded at Sea for 438 Days. His Survival Story Will Amaze You.

A fishing trip turns into a terrifying test of survival after Salvador Alvarenga becomes one man against the sea. Salvador Alvarenga loved the simple lines of the [...]

7 Laws of Gardening: Time-Tested Tips For Growing a Successful Garden

We all have the best of intentions in the beginning of summer. We plan on spending the season growing a beautiful lush garden. As the summer drags on, avoiding the heat [...]

Lost Arts: Bringing a Chicken from Pasture to Plate

  There are many skills that have been lost over time.  Things your great grandparents did in their daily lives that are now left to machines in some far flung [...]

DIY Project: The Easiest Off-grid Fridge

As temperatures warm up, there is a natural tendency to look for ways to keep outdoor lunches cool, or even store other items without spending a fortune on ice and plastic [...]

3 Different Compost Making Techniques (and the Advantages of Each)

  Every gardener wants their soil to be better and there are many different ways to do this but one of the best and easiest ways to make your soil better is by adding [...]

Store Veggies For Long Term Step-By-Step

You cannot imagine how comforting it is to have fresh produce in hard times. But sometimes your garden just isn’t ready when you need it, or your availability to fresh [...]

Teaching Your Children How to Cook: It’s Important That They Know How

  About 53 percent of Millennials say they eat at restaurants at least once a week, compared with 43 percent of Generation X or baby boomers, according to a 2015 [...]