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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 [...]

25 Uses For A Bandana

The following is a list of uses for a bandana from my own personal uses, experiences and suggestions. I am absolutely convinced of the value that a bandana [...]

4 Ways How To Tell If A Dented Can Is Safe

Some dented cans of food are unsafe and should be discarded, but you may be surprised to discover that most are perfectly safe. Here’s how to tell if a [...]

How To Turn A Broken Car Into A Survival Super Market

You should be riding around with survival gear in your vehicle. Period. But just in case you get caught empty handed, it doesn’t hurt to know about the [...]

Food Storage: Where to Start

Food storage is one of the first things that people begin to consider when starting their preparedness plans. And this is obviously a smart thing to do, [...]

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 [...]

Survival Foods: Plants – cattail, conifers, grasses and acorns

Ever wondered what kinds of survival foods you could eat if you were caught in a survival situation? When I first came to Washington state all I could see was [...]

Tick Bites – Symptoms and Treatments

Ticks need blood meals in completing their complex life cycle and humans are often the victim of tick bites.  There are about 800 species of ticks found [...]

Poisonous Spiders – How to Identify Them

Poisonous Spiders: The Black Widow <img alt="black-widow-small" [...]