Do Not Kill This Weed! It’s One Of The Best Healing Herbs On The Planet

This article first appeared on The plantains used as medicinal herbs are low-growing plants that you can find growing almost anywhere. In some circles plantain is regarded as a weed, but it’s actually one of the best healing herbs on the planet.  [...]

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Bugging Out – Easy or Hard?

One of the things we think about and try to anticipate and prepare for is how to leave our normal residences and ‘bug out’ to our retreats in a Level 2/3 [...]

Basic Survival Tip: How to Preserve Foods without Electricity and Sun

Recently the question was posed to me about preserving foods in a crisis that outlasted the current supply of food stores. This was a survival question that seemed to have a [...]

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 “before-prepping” days that [...]

Tomato Sauce from Dehydrated Tomatoes

A very effective way to preserve and store fresh garden grown tomatoes is to dehydrate them. Here’s one thing you can do with them afterwards during the winter while you [...]

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, hunting and many [...]

52 Plants In The Wild You Can Eat

We all know our vegetables and fruits are safe to eat, but what about other wild edibles? Here are a few common North American goodies that are safe to eat if you find [...]

An Overlooked Source of Water

A person can survive on much less than a gallon of water a day in an emergency (the actual amount depends on things like the type of food you might be eating, the work you are [...]

19 Different Trees You Can Use As Medicine

Many common North American trees can be used as medicine. Their advantage over medicinal herbs is that tree medicines can be used year round. In fact, trees make among the [...]

Signaling For Help

Signaling for Help If you’ve been trapped or stranded somewhere and are unable to call for help, it is important to be able to make a signal of some sort.  In these [...]

How To Treat Blisters And Itches Naturally

When you find yourself in the middle of nowhere for days, trying to stay alive, there are a lot of things you and your loved ones need to protect yourselves from. You might [...]

Many Uses for Dental Floss

Plain old dental floss has many uses other than cleaning teeth.  When you think about it, it actually makes sense. Because it has to fit in tight, abrasive spaces, floss is [...]

Aquaponics – A Near Closed Loop Food System

When it comes to disaster preparation there is really no such thing as being too ready for any situation.  The fact is, however, that no matter how much food you’re [...]

Using Aluminum Foil as a Tool for Survival

If you’re in an emergency or survival situation, you often have to make due with the things you happen to have with you.  Knowing how to use common household items is [...]

10 Common Prepping Mistakes

With the abundance of bad info out there, it’s easy for new preppers to make a  lot of mistakes. I’ve made many mistakes and I’m sure I’ll make more, but that’s [...]

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 promote any [...]

Celestial Navigation & Land Navigation – Navigation without a Compass

Hiking, and in particular hiking in remote areas, is a great experience if approached with due regard for fitness, safety and skill. One of the major skill categories, is [...]