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Five unique ways to start a fire you will not believe

Let’s be clear. These are not the preferred ways to get a fire going. If you would have used your noggin’, you would have a BIC lighter or strike anywhere [...]

How To Turn Your Q-Hut Into an EMP-shielded Home

Can a Quonset Hut be turned into an EMP-shielded home? With this reader question, the devil is in the details. If you are ready to face them, grab a napkin, [...]

How to use a Watch as a Compass

A surprisingly simple and easy way to use a watch as a compass only requires having enough sunlight to cast a shadow from a twig. [...]

40 Unique Places to Stash Firearms

Written by The ITS Crew Today’s article comes to you from the ITS Forums via Doc of RSKTKR Consulting. We thought this was such a great topic that we [...]

How to Start a Fire with an Aluminum Can & a Chocolate Bar

If you find youreself out in the cold wilderness without matches or a lighter, you can still start a fire, or you can impress your friends with this little [...]

How to Purify 12 Gallons Of Water A Day WITHOUT Filters or Electricity

If you are like me, and you worry about the life span of your water filters in a collapse situation, and how you’ll keep purifying drinking water after your [...]

8 DIY Survival Projects Out Of Plastic Bottles

As preppers we know that plastic bottles have a ton of uses beyond just holding soda. In today’s article we’ll take a look at 8 DIY survival projects that [...]

Fallen Leaves: Bag Them, Don’t Trash Them!

Do you know why the Americans use the word Fall when they’re talking about Autumn? Yes, you got that right: almost all the leaves fall in the Autumn. Most of [...]

How to Purify Water with Sunlight

Did you know that solar radiation from the sun can purify water (disinfect) and make it safe for drinking from harmful bacteria? [...]

How to Make a Shotgun Grenade

In this article we’ll be learning how to make shotgun grenades using unconventional methodology. If you have no experience in munitions and explosives we [...]

How To Make A Solar Water Distiller

A few years ago a storm flooded the local water treatment facility leaving me and all my neighbors without water for several weeks. Partially motivated by this [...]

Soda Bottle Solar Stills

Let me make something clear, unless you make an awful lot of bottle stills you are not going to get enough water from this to take a bath. Okay, that said, you [...]