Monthly Archive: October 2018

Wolfhawk Mercantile Soaps & Sundries: product review

This review is for an amazing small business Wolfhawk Mercantile Soaps & Sundries made in USA and run by fellow homesteaders based in Montana! Please check out the links on each soap type, it will bring you directly to their page, make sure to let them know I sent you, pricing starts at $5 and goes up based on what you decide to purchase of their amazing oils and soaps. Knowing how to make good...

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Cooking With A Thermos Bottle (Can It Really Be Done?)

I first learned of Thermos cooking while reading Kurt Saxon’s The Survivor newsletter back in the late 1980s and have been using this thermal cooking method to save propane ever since. I have no way of knowing for sure, but I would estimate a savings of $40 to $50 per year from my doing this. In a grid-down situation, using less fuel will be a top priority, and cooking with a Thermos (or other insulated...

How To Make A Homemade Water Filter

When asked where they should start their survival preparations, most people answer food storage. Wrong. In fact, food isn’t even in the top three survival priorities. The most important elements of survival are oxygen, shelter from extreme weather, and water. Depending on health, physical activity, and environment, and with limited activity, most humans can survive:  Five minutes or less without oxygen  10 days or fewer without water at 50°F (and even fewer as...

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How To Build A Live Animal Trap (An Easy Illustrated Guide)

No doubt many of you have read about various improvised and homemade traps in one of the many outdoor survival books and thought, Wow, what a great idea—I could do that. Indeed, many of the ideas and diagrams shown are ingenious, and a few of them actually work to trap game—with practice. After seeing all these trap designs in these books, you might think you need to learn how to make them all yourself, or...

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Les Stroud SK Mountain Ultimate Survival Knife Review

by Randw My recent gift/purchase of a Les Stroud SK Mountain, Ultimate Survival Knife by Camillus, gave me an opportunity to do a review on a product that at first glance seems rather contrived and panders to the “Survival/Prepper community” by its very design and nature.  These types of fluff/specialty items usually leave me feeling exploited and preyed upon by the “Sax Fifth Ave” types who come up with various marketing tools to separate us...

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How to Drive On The Interstate And Survive (Maybe)!

by BCtruck – YouTube Hi folks, I’m going to give writing an article, another try. While reading the rules for the writing contest I noticed where MD was encouraging people to submit articles, the words “we all have something to offer” struck a chord with me. I spent the largest part of my life driving an 18 wheeler long-haul (over the road). I started in 1977 when I joined the army and I’ve driven one till...

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We Are All Going To Die! Here Is How To Prepare For It.

by Lake Lili None of us really ever want to believe that our lives will end.  We prep so that we have covered our bases for our survival and that of our loved ones.  Most of us hope that we have put things right with our families and right with Our Heavenly Father before our time comes.  Sometimes it is not possible to do, and sometimes we are forced to rely on the decision making of...

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How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

by Marc White All hell has broken loose. Society has crumbled. Your front lawn is filled with zombies. You might be wondering how this happened. That’s not the point. The zombie apocalypse is here and unless you plan on getting eaten alive, you are going to need to know how to survive. Don’t panic.  I’m going to teach you everything that you need to know. I’m Marc White, the founder of Zombie Gear Dude where...

How to Prepare Your Dog for Survival

by Millie in K In the rush of prepping for your family, don’t forget the canine members (and other pets) of your family! I will be writing about dogs, much of this same information will apply to cats and other pets. I have owned and cared for dogs all my life, owned a boarding kennel, taught obedience classes and trained service dogs, I was a retail sales clerk in a pet department and was a groomer. I...

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Wildfire Survival Tips To Keep Your Homestead Safe

by Ron Melchiore I had another post in mind to submit to you folks but forest fires are a subject that is near and dear to my heart. I’ve recently become aware of the fires burning in various areas particularly in the Southeastern United States. In fact, it finally made the National news tonight. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail many years ago and I can’t imagine the number of fires or amount of territory now...