Self-sufficiency

Survival Tips During Winter

Surviving the freezing temperature that winter brings is not as easy as it sounds. And keeping ourselves warm is not just enough. Below are some tips and tricks on how we can survive winter when faced with these 2 scenarios. Also Read:  15 THINGS YOU NEED IN YOUR CAR THIS WINTER 1. During a storm:…

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9 Things to Pack When Traveling

Whether it’s your first time traveling or the hundredth time, there are still essential things to pack when traveling to consider. And packing the right stuff for your travels is still a tricky one. Yes, you may have packed the right clothes and the right pair of shoes but what about the small things? Some…

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Tips on How to Get That Stellar Camping Trip!

Going on a camping trip is not as easy as it sounds. Just packing your stuff and heading into the wilderness without any plans is a very big NO-NO! For a great and stellar camping trip, detailed planning will go a long way. Proper selection of camping gears and tools and locating the best campsite…

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How to Stay Safe in the Great Outdoors

They say that there is no greater feeling in the world than sleeping under the stars in the great outdoors. But the first question that comes into mind for every camper is, how do we stay safe in the great outdoors? So, before going on a camping escapade with your friends or family, it is…

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Tips on How to get a Good Night’s Sleep When Hiking

Going on a hiking adventure is a great way to reconnect with Mother Nature. It is also a great stress reliever. But in order to complete all the daily activities that you have been planning for your hiking getaway, the body also require abundant amount of rest. And what better way to rest the body…

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Installing a Wood-Burning Stove Temporarily for Emergency Heat

One of the biggest problems associated with a loss of electrical power isn’t the loss of our televisions and computers; it’s the loss of heat. Home heating is all controlled electronically, so without electricity, it doesn’t work. Even gas heat or hot water heat won’t work, as electricity is needed for the blowers and pumps…

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Beyond the Bug Out Bag

Bug out bags have become common enough to be considered a normal part of life today. You don’t even need to be a prepper in order to have a bug out bag, as even the federal government is recommending that everyone prepare one and keep it on hand. Yet, with all the talk going around…

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The Right Attitude, The Most Important Survival “Tool”

Amidst all the work of stockpiling supplies and preparing survival equipment, it can be easy to forget about preparing the most important piece of survival equipment of all. In fact, some people do the exact opposite, fueling their fear. If there’s anything that can kill you in a survival situation, it’s having too much fear.…

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Building a Survival First-Aid Kit

Any survival situation challenges us in all areas of our lives. We are challenged to find enough food and water, keep ourselves warm, defend ourselves from danger and even maintain our health in a decidedly unhealthy situation. Let’s face it, the risks are high in any survival situation. What makes it worse is that we…

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Starting a Fire in Wet Weather

When I think of bugging out, my imagination makes it seem like an extended camping trip. The weather is beautiful, the fish can’t wait to jump on my hook, there are berries in the woods and an occasional deer stops right in my sights, and starting a fire is just like second nature. Ahh, it…

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