17 Lost Skills Worth Rediscovering

Our modern society is highly dependent upon the “system.” Not only do we rely upon utility services to bring us electricity, water and natural gas, but also on an incredibly complex supply chain which provides us with everything from food to computers. Without that supply chain, most of us wouldn’t know what to do. [...]

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EMP Preparedness-Why we need to be prepared for an EMP

One of the reasons we need to be prepared for an EMP event is due to how long it will take for the country to recover. Whether the power grid is taken out due to a solar storm [...]

How To Make A Dakota Smokeless Fire Pit

Today we’ll be covering how to create a Dakota Smokeless Fire Pit. These smokeless fire pits are great for hiding your fire from enemies. They tend to keep a hotter fire, [...]

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 [...]

How To Make a Penny Battery

There isn’t much you can do with three cents nowadays, you can’t even buy “penny” candy. It is said that it costs the government almost two cents to make the coin. One [...]

5 Quick and Crude Emergency Shelters for Wilderness Survival

  Shelter: An essential element of survival – along with clothing, food, and water, of course. When we think of shelter, usually the first thing that pops into our [...]

Beneficial Companion Plants for Tomatoes

  Companion planting, when applied throughout the garden or landscape, is an effective form of pest management, allowing nature to do its’ job. Companion planting can [...]

Backyard Liberty Review

I didn’t have the chance to update this blog for a while now. But my reason for this is a good one: I’ve been starting to use the Backyard Liberty aquaponics system and I [...]

How Will You Protect Your Private Property?

Private property rights are the cornerstone of a free republic. People are only free when everyone is equal under the law. When a small group of people subvert the laws that [...]

How to Create Your Own Animal Trap: the Mohave Treadle Snare

You’re in the middle of nowhere. Whether by choice or by accident, you need to be able to fend for yourself. Even if you brought your own modern traps with you, the more [...]

Social Chaos–It could never happen here — right?

Social chaos. Most of us have lived our lives without ever having personally witnessed true and up-close human social chaos, and the terrible follow-on effects that rip away [...]

7 Mistakes That Burglars Love, Even With A Home Burglar Alarm

Each year, more than 2 million homes are breached by burglars – a burglary every 15 seconds. Here are some of the mistakes that home owners make: [...]

Hyperinflationary Depression – No Way of Avoiding Financial Armageddon

If you’ve never heard of or read a report from John Williams, then today is your (un)lucky day. Mr. Williams’, founder of Shadow Stats,  is the economic analyst that has [...]