The current world is at it’s peak as far as consumption is concerned. With our finite resources, it’s time we begin exploring alternatives.
So many of us have become accustomed to the convenience of electricity that we’ve forgotten how to get along without it.
Preppers always look ahead to prepare for storms on the horizon – and next year’s bouts of cold weather is no different. Here is how you can get a year’s supply of firewood for $20!
Pressing your own vegetable oils is a sustainable way to ensure you have this recommended pantry staple for long-term use.
Learning how to make alternative fuel sources using the items you have around is an essential survival skill to learn.
In the event of a grid failure, would you be prepared? Many who prep save extra food and water, but have no idea what actually going “off the grid” would entail. But there are some tips and tricks to preparing so you don’t find yourself or your family at the whims of those currently running the political system.
Having a running vehicle is a huge advantage during any grid-down scenario, and you’ll be one of the lucky few working vehicle, long after Mad Max runs out of gas.
If you find yourself living through a long term disaster, where the new way of life is living off the grid, then the sooner you can begin learning creative solutions to adapt to this way of life, the better off you will be.
Fatwood is one of the easiest ways to get a fire lit – even in wet conditions. This natural fire starter is made from the resinous remains of a pine tree that has died. Learn more on how to locate and harvest fatwood.
Here are five creative ways to make candles using household items to help keep the lights on when the lights go out.
Having emergency fuel sources on hand can be a life saver. Here are the top six fuel sources to consider with emergency planning.
When you get disconnected from the grid, your gadgets will become useless once they are drained of their batteries. Here are 7 projects that can be helpful if you are planning to go completely or partially off-grid.
Our way of life – from everyday conveniences and the security of local emergency services to commerce and communications – is dependent on the grid always on and running smoothly. When the lights go out, it’s a whole different story. This article and the series are going to focus on some basic things we can do to help us prepare beforehand for such a scenario.
Are you ready for the first 72 hours of an emergency or natural disaster? If an unforeseen event should happen, sustainable and reusable supplies are great tools for you and your family. Here are several eco-friendly and health conscious ways to prepare for the possibility of an emergency.
In an emergency the Eco-Cooler can reduce the temperature inside your home by about 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whether a person is planning for a hurricane, EMP or TEOTWAWKI, electricity or lack there of, will pose a problem to those that are not prepared. Off grid refrigeration could be the solution!
When it comes to long-term preparedness, we need only look back on our ancestors’ knowledge to affirm that their methods for surviving, often considered primitive by modern standards, are effective in their own right and are applicable in the event that our modern day conveniences are disrupted.
Solar power is a huge untapped energy source that can be used to dry foods, heat water, dry laundry and create electricity.
Just imagine, a house with a roof full of plant/tree life powering your home.
Tarps serve multiple purposes in an emergency situation and are great for long-term uses. Here are 10 practical uses for tarps in an emergency situation.
Tourniquets aren’t discussed often when it comes to prepping supplies; the focus seems to be on medical supplies such as antibiotics and simple first aid kit. But a tourniquet should be added to your gear, and there is one big life-saving reason why.
Winter brings about erratic weather patterns and chances are that we may be caught in them while we are driving. Having an emergency kit in our vehicles will help to ensure our basic needs are met.
The elderly are a part of the population that is the most vulnerable during times of evacuation and emergency. They face many concerns both before a disaster strikes and immediately afterward.
Survival seeds are one of those long-term preparedness measures that every family should have. If the days come when a survival garden is needed, the family will be happy to have invested in such an important prep item.
Do you have the best foods to get you through those critical 72-hours?
An EMP has hit while you are traveling home from work. What do you do? Are you ready? This step-by-step plan may save your life.
Nature has all that is needed to survive. Even if wild game, berries, and plants cannot be found, there are still edible choices to be found.
Here’s how to build an emergency pantry that is packed with nutritious, shelf-stable foods that will help your family keep energy levels up.
In a long-term emergency where society has collapsed, you’ll want to save that ammo and rely on ancient weapons in times that their silent employ could very well mean the difference between life and death.