What most folks don’t know is that sandbags can be used to build for more than just temporary structures. With a little more time, resources, and elbow grease, they can form long lasting freestanding buildings.
There are certain technologies on horizon that may be poised to replace the traditional tent/sleeping bag combo with something significantly lighter.
Knowing and actively practicing skillsets are paramount in learning the fine art of being self-reliant. Survival Sherpa, Todd Walker lists 49 outdoor skills to master for outdoor survival.
Sometimes quality and appearance aren’t at the top of our priorities, and we need to get things fixed fast and cheap.
These items take up little space and could well save yours or someone else’s life. A lot can happen, and a lot of time can elapse between you calling for help and help arriving. It’s far better to have thought ahead and be able to get yourself out of trouble whenever possible.
You cannot survive a crisis unless you accept that a crisis can occur in the first place. It’s just plain common sense to make sure that you are able to last out a storm, or a power cut or an accident that lays you off work for a while. Not doing so is a sure fire way to see a minor crisis escalate into a major event.
Now I’m sure these experts know what they’re talking about but nobody ever seems to mention the downsides of being surrounded by that much heat 24 hours a day.
As the Northeast U.S. braces for what some pundits are calling a “crippling” and “potentially historic” blizzard, Americans are once again reminded of the importance of being prepared for anything.
Get a metal range or a wood burner as they are more economical on fuel and the metal itself stores up heat. They are also safer and easier to cook on than an open fire.