Self-sufficiency

How To Harvest Rainwater For Your Survival Needs

Sometimes we take rainwater for granted especially if water supply is abundant. But in places where there is limited source of water and drought is a common occurrence,  rain water collection is very essential not only for plants and animals but for human survival as well. But if you think rainwater harvesting is as easy…

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Survival Tips During Winter

Surviving the freezing temperature of winter 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 the winter and the freezing cold that it brings. Also Read:  15 THINGS YOU NEED IN YOUR CAR THIS WINTER 1. Winter Preparedness…

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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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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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Most Important Survival “Tool”: Right Attitude

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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