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How to Make a 16 Brick Rocket Stove DIY video

Rocket stoves burn very hot, are energy efficient using little biomass and are almost smokeless – significant advantages for conserving wood, cooking [...]

How To Make Cast Lead Bullets

What are cast bullets and how are they used, and why would we do that? Center fire ammo is composed of 4 elements. A bullet (the projectile), the primer, [...]

How to Survive Without the Pharmacy

Following an emergency or the all-out collapse of society and TEOTWAWKI, medical care and access to pharmaceuticals can become scarce or altogether [...]

How Not to Die: 20 Survival Tips You Must Know

Accidents are the leading cause of  death among U.S. men 18 to 50 years old, accounting for 37,000  of the roughly 148,000 annual fatalities. Some instances [...]

How To Make Pine Resin Glue

The Pine Tree is an amazingly useful tree to any bushcrafter or survivalist.  First of all, the entire tree is edible…the bark, the needles, the pine cones, [...]

How to Make A Survival Stove with Two Soda Cans

There are a lot of ways to eat food if the grid goes down, but almost without fail the best way is hot. Oh, sure you can swallow a lot if you are on the run. [...]

How to Make a Primitive Funnel Fish Trap

Passive trapping versus active hunting is almost always preferred in a survival scenario.  Not only does trapping typically require less energy, but it also [...]

DIY Wire Saw from Scraps

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to do something but you did not have the right tool or gizmo to get the job done?  In my [...]

How to Make Char Cloth

Starting a fire during an emergency can save your life. The inability to build a fire can cost your life. Hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, fishing, [...]

How To Hot Wire A Car When The SHTF

Today we’re going to learn an always fun skill that will land you in jail if used improperly. As always, this article is FOR LEGAL PURPOSES ONLY. We don’t [...]

How to Make a Survival Water Filter

Is it safe to drink this water? I ask myself that question often and most of the time the answer is no. There often is the risk that bacteria, chemicals and [...]

DIY: Fletching Arrows with Duct Tape

There’s gotta be a limit to the usefulness of duct tape. I’ve just not found it yet. An older friend of mine gave me several wooden and a few aluminum [...]

DIY Preparedness: Cigar Survival Fishing Kit

Improving on a great idea is what I tried to do. The idea for my last fishing kit for my bug out bag came from Dave Canterbury. It was made of PVC, which [...]

DIY Preparedness: The 5 Minute Tin Olive Oil Lamp

Got a minute or 5? Last night I made an emergency lamp out of a breath mint tin, wick, and olive oil… in 4:41 minutes. It will probably take you less time [...]

DIY: Drinking Straw Sewing Kit

From time to time I need to repair equipment and clothing while outdoors. Finding the right tools in nature is like searching for the illusive needle in a [...]

How To Make a Solar Still

A solar still will provide you with 100% pure water, and will not require purification or boiling prior to drinking. The solar still technique will work [...]

13 Homemade Toothpaste v

Why make your own homemade toothpaste? It saves money, gives you a feeling of self-sufficiency and accomplishment, and allows you to leave out all the [...]

How To Make Your Own Dish Soap

Knowing how to make your own dish soap is not only simple, but it will save you money and enable you to wash dishes while only having one ingredient around the [...]

How to Build a Pickup Truck Sleeping Platform

Building a pickup truck sleeping platform can be very beneficial for, not only camping, but for use as a bug out vehicle.  For those who don’t know what a [...]

Food Preservation Techniques: Learn How to Pickle

I am not an enthusiastic cucumber pickle eater. I pretty much like two kinds: bread-and-butter pickles made into a relish to eat with hamburgers and hot dogs [...]