Category Archives: DIY

  • The 3 Best Kinds of Survival Food to Stock Up for Emergencies

    The 3 Best Kinds of Survival Food to Stock Up for Emergencies

    Catastrophic hurricanes and major winter storms are coming around almost once a year these days … But even with the constant threat of emergency and being cut off from supply lines, most Americans are still complacent when it comes to preparing for emergencies. According to one recent study, ...
  • This man had lived off the grid for 20 years

    This man had lived off the grid for 20 years

    In the far corner of the front yard of a large house in Florida, an RV rests, shaded by trees as clothing on a nearby line sways in the breeze. In this RV, Nat Geo explorer Thomas Henry “T.H.” Culhane lives with his wife, Enas Culhane, almost entirely off the grid. “We want to be ...
  • How to create an emergency preparedness kit

    How to create an emergency preparedness kit

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – September is Disaster Preparedness Month nationwide. From wildfires to earthquakes, our state is no stranger to unexpected dangers. The initiative’s mission is to encourage the public to be prepared in case of any potential disaster. When devastation hits or ...
  • DIY: Make your Car run on Trash

    DIY: Make your Car run on Trash

    That’s right! Just like Doc Brown’s DeLorean in Back to the Future, we now have a way to turn trash into fuel. And it’s not a new discovery. The process, referred to as gasification, was first used during WWII when gasoline and diesel were rationed. Keep reading to learn how you can ...
  • DIY: Edged Weapons

    DIY: Edged Weapons

    While it is rare for anyone nowadays to make his or her own edged weapon, it’s still useful to understand the process. And while I would recommend taking at least a small knife with you whenever you venture into the wild (hell, I’d recommend taking a small knife with you almost anywhere!), ...
  • Survival Shelter Basics

    Survival Shelter Basics

    While most people think of reality TV when they hear the word “survivor,” a real survivor is someone who can live off the land in an emergency. This is a challenging and sometimes scary task. Those of us who weren’t in the boy scouts may not know where to begin if stranded in the forest. ...
  • An Easy and Unexpected Fire Starter

    An Easy and Unexpected Fire Starter

    You never know what you’ll have on hand during an emergency. More often than not, you’ll have to get creative. This creative discovery – using dryer lint and petroleum jelly – will make starting your average campfire so much easier. That jar of petroleum jelly sitting unused in the bathroom jar ...
  • 10 Natural Remedies for your Medical Kit

    10 Natural Remedies for your Medical Kit

    Prepping isn’t just about food, water, and weapons. Depending on what happens, medical supplies may be more important than food when SHTF. But instead of handing your money over to Big Pharma, we suggest you put your faith into the natural remedies that mankind has trusted for thousands of ...
  • Natural Remedies for Preppers

    Natural Remedies for Preppers

    Instead of shelling out hundreds of dollars for prescription or over the counter medicines, preppers should rely on the plethora of natural remedies that are available. Here are the most used and effective remedies to always have on hand:   Apple Cider Vinegar Sipping on apple cider ...
  • Why and How you Should Test Your Tap Water

    Why and How you Should Test Your Tap Water

    It’s more than reasonable to be concerned about what’s really in your tap water, especially with those all of those consistent local drinking water advisories being reported on the news. Not to mention, harmful chemicals could be in your water and it just hasn’t been discovered yet. This ...