Author: James Cole

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 [...]

Five Ways To Preserve Meat In the Wild

Unfortunately, many people are unaware of how to preserve meat without a refrigerator and have completely forgotten how our grandfathers preserved their [...]

How To Make Smoked, Salt Cured Fatback

Mine was truly a lovely childhood. I grew up on salt pork that was stored hanged in our root cellar. Almost anything in our pantry was home-made. The fatback [...]

10 Dutch Oven Recipes That Survived The Oregon Trail

Though the pioneer women were used to cooking, doing so on an open flame was not something they knew how to do. [...]

The 4 Most Dangerous Bugs In The US

There are plenty of biting and stinging insects on US soil to watch out for. We all have the common sense to watch out for spiders, scorpions, bees, wasps etc. [...]

5 Handguns That Are Perfect for Home Defense

Having a handgun or two (or several in the case of guns enthusiasts) around the house is far from being a bad idea. [...]

5 Techniques To Preserve Meat In The Wild You Should Practice

Unfortunately, many people are unaware of how to preserve meat without a refrigerator and have completely forgotten how our grandfathers preserved their [...]

5 Gardening Hacks Every Prepper Should Know

I personally am a firm believer and a strong advocate of the phrase “doing things by the book”, and I absolutely stand by this on a day-to-day basis. [...]

BASIC TIPS ON EMERGENCY FUND PREPARATION

Let’s admit it; we don’t know what is going to happen in our lives. And with what will happen it has monetary equivalent or requires upkeep financial [...]

After The Fall: What Happens After The Next Economic Collapse

The financial status of the US is concerning and things aren’t looking too good; but you already knew that. The economy in 2016 can be best described as a [...]

Ammo Shortages? Don’t Worry, Make Your Own!

If you enjoy do-it-yourself projects and are good with your hands, have a lot of patience, and love to save money, then reloading is something you should [...]

How To Use A Knife In A Fight (Step by Step Guide)

Most people don't walk around with the weapons they feel most comfortable with on their body. For instance, walking around with a rifle or a bow would [...]

Items Everyone Will Be Looking For After SHTF

Forget stocking for that two-week event, it’s not that difficult. The hard part is stocking for the total paradigm shift, that few remember how to do much [...]

17 Items you’ll Regret Not Having Enough Of When SHTF

If you begin prepping for a SHTF event and a good stockpile is on your list of preps, it will quickly become evident just how many different items are useful [...]

Esential Barter Items In A Grid Down Scenario

Real trading will be based On ‘long term’ items. Seeds, not food. Arrows, not ammo. Tools, not filters. See, once the ‘short duration expendables’ are [...]

Post SHTF Security: Simple Security Hacks To Keep Your House Safe

Despite all the scary scenarios, staying and defending your home during a crisis is probably the most reasonable course of action. Staying in the city may [...]

Make a Bug out Plan – 5 Ways to Maximize Your Survival Preparedness

It can be argued that making a Bug out Plan is as/or even more important than having a Bug out Bag packed, as one can escape mortal danger with or without a [...]

THE SKILLS THAT WILL REALLY MATTER AFTER SHTF

A big economic crash, government failure, or other widespread society melt down is definitely coming. In the middle of this catastrophe, money in the bank, [...]

10 Must Have Barter Skills For a Collapsed Economy: “Increase Your Ability To Survive”

This article was written by Anna Hunt and originally published at Offgrid Outpost.com. [...]

17 Natural Antibiotics Our Grandparents Used Instead Of Pills

For hundreds of years, maybe even longer, our grannies and grandfathers relied on simple household items to heal. For that purpose, they picked [...]