3 Primitive Cooking Methods to Master Today

3 Primitive Cooking Methods to Master Today

Some forms of technology will never be fully obsolete. These three primitive cooking methods are still great options for low-tech cooking. But what distinguishes these three methods of cooking is they can be done out in the wild, using nothing more than sticks, leaves, rocks and fire. Pit cooking Traditional in Hawaii and elsewhere in the South Pacific, pit cooking is ridiculously low-tech and makes for an incredible flavor. You probably recognize the Hawaiian  name for this method: “Kalua”, as in, kalua pork. A large pit, just big enough to fit the animal and accompanying vegetables-sweet potatoes or breadfruit in […]

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10 Survival Uses for Coffee Filters

10 Survival Uses for Coffee Filters

Coffee filters have a multitude of uses for survival and around the house. Here is a list of ten for specifically survival situations. Coffee filters are cheap, easy to find and transport, and, as you’ll see below, an excellent all-purpose survival item. Rags: a very simple use for coffee filters is as rags to clean up simple messes. In some situations, keeping clean can be a very important aspect of staying alive. Bandage: absorbent coffee filters can make excellent bandages in a pinch. Some medical tape will help, of course, but even without bandages can be used to compress a wound. Water […]

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Common Edible Plants in the Wild

Common Edible Plants in the Wild

It can be overwhelming trying to memorize the name and appearance of the dozens of edible plants that can be found in North America. Here’s a short list of a few that you probably already know of that are incredibly common Blackberries What else needs to be said? Almost everyone knows what a black berry is and can recognize their thorny vines and dark, juicy berries. When they’re fruiting they’re hard to miss. Kudzu Growing rampant in the American South, nearly all the kudzu plant is edible. The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked and the root is edible […]

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How to Make the Ultimate Survival Food

How to Make the Ultimate Survival Food

Pemmican is a dehydrated survival superfood that is nutritionally complete and incredibly long-lasting. It is made with nothing else but lean meat, tallow, and berries. It was invented by the North American Plains Indians, as a way to store the meat through the winter. It quickly caught on with early Frontiersmen and even British explorers who prized the high nutritional value and portability of pemmican. It’s effortless to make, and you can do so using ingredients that are easy to find and equipment you already have in your kitchen. The recipe for pemmican is from the book ‘The Lost Ways’, which is […]

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The 4 Best Survival Foods to Stockpile Now

If you’re preparing to survive in an emergency or disaster situation, you’re likely starting to think about what kinds of foods you should be stockpiling. After all, you need foods that will: • Fit in your pantry. • Not go bad after a few weeks or months. • Give you the nutrients you need to survive. So which foods should you stock up on and which ones should you pass up? Here are a few of the very best survival foods that you should start collecting now for a better chance of survival later. Canned Tuna and Salmon Canned fish […]

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Important Factors to Consider Before Dehydrating Survival Food

Important Factors to Consider Before Dehydrating Survival Food

Dehydrators are very common among survivalists, and for good reason: you can use them to make your own dehydrated food at a fraction of the cost of regular dehydrated food. But it can be a bit intimidating getting started and choosing which foods to dehydrate and how to use it in the most cost-effective way possible. What foods to dehydrate and which methods to use will vary from case to case, depending on your energy costs, dehydrator capacity and model, and food prices in your local area. Here is a brief discussion on some of the considerations when choosing what foods to […]

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Simple Tips for Prepping With Kids

Simple Tips for Prepping With Kids

Prepping with children, especially small children, can be very intimidating. It’s hard enough getting them to clean their room or eat their vegetables, how can we expect them to respond in a life-threatening situation? Well, here are a few simple tips for prepping your kids to make it easier-and more fun-for both of you. 1. Talk to them This seems like a no-brainer, but what I mean here is talk to them, not at them. They probably have some idea of what a natural disaster or maybe even a war is, ask them what they know about what they should […]

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3 Insanely Useful and Cheap Survival Items

3 Insanely Useful and Cheap Survival Items

As you start stockpiling food and gear for a survival situation, just looking at a lot of the items that you might need can be a pain in your wallet. Fortunately, though, not everything has to be specialized or expensive. In fact, you might be surprised at just how many incredibly useful and cheap survival items you can find in the grocery store or hardware store. Coffee Coffee is a great thing to have around in disaster times for a number of reasons. Not only will it help you feel more energized in the mornings, but it’s also full of […]

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How to Identify Heat Exhaustion Before It Becomes a Heat Stroke

How to Identify Heat Exhaustion Before It Becomes a Heat Stroke

Heat exhaustion is more than just fatigue. It’s a serious condition that could very easily lead to heat stroke. Fortunately, if you know what to look for, you can identify heat exhaustion before it becomes a heat stroke. If you know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion, you will likely be able to take action before medical attention is needed. Heat Exhaustion Symptoms If you’re in a survival situation, there’s a good chance that you may need to be up and moving during the hottest part of a summer day. Watch your family and anyone else who’s traveling or […]

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Common Household Items for Your Bug-Out Bag

Common Household Items for Your Bug-Out Bag

We all know to keep items like knives, radios, flash lights, first aid kits, emergency blankets etc. in our bug-out bag. But for the frugal prepper, there are number of simple household items that have great survival applications. Odds are you have them sitting around your house already. Check them out: Baking soda: Baking soda is something most households have, and has a ton of uses in every day life. It can be used to clean virtually anything in the house and even our hair, teeth, skin and body. For survival, it’s a great item for the bug-out bag for just […]

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How to Preserve Food Without Refrigeration

How to Preserve Food Without Refrigeration

Food storage is one of the primary concerns for any survivalist. The average American probably doesn’t realize how much their lives are dependent on refrigeration, which takes a lot of energy to maintain. But one of the key steps towards self-reliance and disaster preparedness is stocking up on food that doesn’t need to be refrigerated. Here are some of the tried and true methods for preserving perishables without refrigeration. While methods like freezing, freeze-drying or canning can seriously deplete the nutritional content of food, these methods will preserve them and, in some cases, enhance the nutritional value. Let’s begin: Drying: […]

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Taking Care of Fido After a Disaster

Taking Care of Fido After a Disaster

When it comes to preparing for a disaster, a lot of people forget about man’s best friend. They focus so much on what they’ll do for themselves and their family in the case of a survival situation that they forget to make any preparations for their pets. Fortunately, it really doesn’t take much to prepare to take care of your family pets after a disaster. Stockpile Some Food Along with your own stockpile of canned and dry goods, go ahead and buy some extra dry and/or canned pet food. Go ahead and put some of this in the car and […]

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The Best Fitness for Survival

The Best Fitness for Survival

From the zombie apocalypse to a simple backpacking trip, fitness can make or break your survival experience. Literally, in some cases. Your body is your most important survival tool, and training for strength and endurance might possibly be the most sensible way to prep for any survival situation. Here are some recommendations for the best kinds of fitness you can be doing: Running: If you do nothing else, start running. Running is the best way to build stamina, endurance, lose weight, and help you develop mental endurance as well. And, of course, while being able to run quickly could save your life […]

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The Amazing Benefits of Raw Honey

The Amazing Benefits of Raw Honey

Raw honey is absolutely amazing. It should be a staple in any kitchen or natural medicine chest. Like raw milk or cheese, raw honey is not pasteurized, maintaining the nutritional and healing properties. As a sweetener, its nutritional benefits are amazing. Rich in iron, calcium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, natural antioxidants, enzymes and the very important vitamin B6, it also has a surprisingly low glycemic index, making it a great choice for diabetics. It is full of useful prebiotics which help maintain a healthy balance of gut flora. It can also help lower cholesterol, improve circulation, aid with sleep and block […]

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4 Reasons You Need a Dutch Oven

4 Reasons You Need a Dutch Oven

Dutch ovens are a great addition to any survival pantry. Quite possibly the only cooking utensil you will need for SHTF, it is also fantastic for day-to-day use, from gourmet cooking to a simple camp food. Here are four great reasons to invest in one right away: Versatility: You can use a Dutch oven on a stove, in the oven, or over a camp fire. It can be used in your kitchen, on a camping trip or when SHTF. You can use it for everything from boiling water to baking bread to cooking a whole chicken. It is a great […]

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25 Survival Skills Everyone Needs

25 Survival Skills Everyone Needs

In our fast-paced technologically-centered modern world, many adults have never learned some of the basic skills need for self-sufficiency or survival. We’ve complied a list of some of the crucial skills everyone should know, for day-to-day life, homesteading, or SHTF. How to change a tire: seems basic, but many people, especially women, don’t know how to do this. But in many scenarios in life, and definitely when SHTF, AAA might not be reachable. How to hand-wash laundry: it’s harder than it looks! How to start a fire: probably the #1 survival skill, everyone should know how to do this Plant recognition: it’s always useful to know […]

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3 Situational Awareness Tips That Could Save Your Life

3 Situational Awareness Tips That Could Save Your Life

Good situational awareness can save your life in a number of ways. It could mean being aware of where you place your feet as you walk through the woods, avoiding stepping on or near a venomous snake. It could also mean recognizing the signs that someone intends to do you harm and reacting before they get the chance. Take a little bit of time every day to improve your situational awareness, and your chances of survival in any situation will increase dramatically. Be Aware of Your Surroundings Instead of getting caught up in a fireworks show or wandering aimlessly through […]

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Top 10 Doomsday Survival Considerations

Top 10 Doomsday Survival Considerations

I really liked this top 10 list I came across about the top survival considerations. It is a concise list that focuses on the key elements of being prepared… A mantra in the prepping community on survival is the rule of three: you can survive three minutes without air, three days without water, and three weeks without food. Those are the top three considerations for survival; however, to expand this concept we can illustrate the rule of ten (the top ten considerations for surviving doomdsay). Rule of Ten: Top Ten Considerations for Surviving Doomsday The list of ten areas to […]

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Organic Garden Pest Control

Organic Garden Pest Control

Dealing with pests is a common theme with survival gardens. Check out this quick video about organic and plant friendly ways of protecting your crops… If you liked that, you may also like: Survival Medicine and wilderness survival… Essential Survival Skill Course… What this election might do to the country…

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DIY Garden Markers

DIY Garden Markers

Growing your own garden is a key part of making your home more self-sustaining. One of the biggest mistakes that first-time gardeners make is not labeling their plants with garden markers. While some plants are easy to identify, others, especially herbs, or plants that grow underground, can be slightly difficult to identify right away. If you want to make harvesting much easier, it’s easy to make a few simple garden markers with supplies that you probably have in your home already. Painted rocks are a great, semi-permanent solution that can be used for as long as the paint withstands the […]

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Non-GMO Foods for Your Emergency Pantry

Non-GMO Foods for Your Emergency Pantry

Stockpiling an emergency pantry is a process that many homesteaders and self-reliant homeowners consider an essential part of providing for their families. There are many reasons why an emergency pantry might be necessary, even beyond being prepared for worst-case scenarios. But one of the downfalls of having a stock of emergency staples is that the types of foods that stay preserved well are often loaded with unhealthy artificial ingredients and GMOs. There are ways to fill your pantry with whole, organic, non-GMO foods that will last for months or years. It may take a bit more work, but the trade […]

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Brilliant Bug-Out-Bag Packing

Brilliant Bug-Out-Bag Packing

I wanted to highlight these bug out bag packing techniques from gray wolf survival. They do a good job of coving things that would otherwise be looked over. Let us know what you think in the comments below. 1 Don’t pack more than what you’ll need. When you’ve made your list of what you need, go through it and start getting rid of things. A bob bag should hold essentials, not your whole life. You won’t be able to carry 80 pounds of gear very far, and even if you do, you won’t be very fast. Make your list, then […]

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Top 3 Plants For Your Survival Garden

Top 3 Plants For Your Survival Garden

Survival gardening is the process of creating a garden that could, if it needed to, become your main source of food. In some cases, homesteaders have created gardens that could be their only source of food for at least a season, if not longer. This kind of self-sufficient gardening takes a lot of careful planning and hard work, but it’s not impossible. One of the keys to success in survival gardening is choosing the right plants. In a survival garden, you’ll need high-yield plants that offer the human body a variety of nutrients and plenty of calories. Here are the […]

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Starting A Fire In Terrible Conditions

Starting A Fire In Terrible Conditions

It’s an ironic twist of life that the situations where you most need a fire for heat and light are often the situations in which it’s hardest to start one. When the weather is wet, windy, cold, icy, or just downright miserable, fire doesn’t like to cooperate. But in these situations, staying warm and getting some hot food or liquid in your body is often a matter of survival. Here are a few tips for getting your fire going in bad weather. The driest part of available kindling with be at the heart of logs, not the smaller dead twigs […]

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Foraging For Beginngers

Foraging For Beginngers

Did you know that the first grocery store only opened its doors 100 years ago? Before then, people bought their food largely from local producers, or they hunted, grew, or found their own. Many people today are getting back to hunting and growing large portions of their food stores, but the practice of foraging hasn’t gained the same kind of popularity. This is a shame, because knowing how to forage for food is not only an essential wilderness survival skill, it’s also a great way to supplement your family’s diet with organic food. Identifying edible wild food is easily done […]

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Moving Quietly In Any Enviroment

Moving Quietly In Any Enviroment

One of the key skills to surviving in the wilderness is to ensure that you never come into contact with predators. The less you must face a predator, the better your chances of survival. In addition to keeping a vigilant watch out, you should also learn how to move through any environment as silently as possible. Here are some tips for learning to walk without raising any alarms. First, be sure that you control your breathing evenly. Holding your breath will only result in an eventual exhale that could be very loud. Breathe calmly and slowly through your nose to […]

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Your Body’s Needs

Your Body’s Needs

When you begin creating a Bug Out Bag or an emergency pantry stocked with food and water, one of the first things that you will probably be asking is: just how much food and water does one person truly need in a survival situation? While it’s temping to just estimate based on what you consume in your daily life now, realize that comfortable portion sizes to make you feel satiated are not even close to a reflection of what you absolutely have to have in order to stay alive. There’s an old adage that says a person can survive three […]

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Outdoor Navigation Basics

Outdoor Navigation Basics

Learning to navigate in the wild, without the aid of signs, landmarks, and roadways, is a challenge that many survivalists have to overcome before they feel comfortable heading out to practice their survival skills. It’s important to understand how to use some basic tools when it comes to outdoor navigation. Even if you have a GPS that never fails, you should always be prepared with a low-tech backup, just in case. A map and a compass are probably the two most basic tools for outdoor navigation that survivalists can rely on. While using these tools isn’t as simple as television […]

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DIY Water Filter

DIY Water Filter

There may come a time in a survival situation when you don’t have access to clean water, you’ve run out of water filtration tablets, and you don’t have any other means of ensuring that your drinking water is safe. Even clear, running water can be filled with bacteria that can quickly make you extremely sick, so it’s never a good idea to just guess. Here’s an easy way to create a water filtration system with what you can find in the wild, that will remove as much harmful bacteria as possible. Begin with a water bottle, sports drink bottle, or […]

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Double Duty Bug Out Gear

Double Duty Bug Out Gear

When building your Bug Out Bag, one of the biggest concerns is weight. In addition to reducing weight by removing items or choosing lighter versions of items, one of the best things that you can possibly do for your survival is to choose bug out gear that performs two, three, or more duties. Any time you can choose a tool with multiple uses, over a variety of tools that each perform only one duty, you are saving yourself space, weight, and probably money. Small personal tools are often the best place to start looking for double-duty replacements. Get rid of […]

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Polynesian Firestarter

Polynesian Firestarter

This guy from the Polynesian cultural center has some pretty cool tutorials he releases on youtube. This probably won’t come in handy unless you live in a tropical area, but it is pretty amazing how fast he is able to start a fire by hand. This guy is so entertaining I had to add another one of his popular videos. Look how easy he makes this look… Click Here To Get The Best Survival Medical Course… Check Out These Mind Blowing Survival Skills…

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Survival Wilderness Cooking

Survival Wilderness Cooking

I wanted to highlight a couple of videos I stumbled upon today. This one demonstrates the use of a large flat rock as a cooking surface. In this video I wanted to highlight how he managed to use the log as a stand for his cooking surface and a heat source. I have seen pre made cooking logs in some grocery stores near popular camping / hiking spots. But you can also create them yourself with some careful knife work and a fire starter. If you liked that, you might also enjoy: Click Here To Get The Best Survival Medical […]

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Never Get A Poison Ivy Rash Again

Never Get A Poison Ivy Rash Again

Have you ever had a run in with poison ivy? If you have, you’d know how terrible that rash can be. This guy has a simple and effective way to ensure you never have to deal with that problem again. Click Here To Get The Best Survival Medical Course… Check Out These Mind Blowing Survival Skills… See what is happening in this country and what you can do to protect yourself…

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A Natural Spray to Get Rid of Garden Pests

A Natural Spray to Get Rid of Garden Pests

I’m going to spend my day in the garden today. However, I noticed yesterday that I’m starting to get some serious pest damage around some of my veggies. Check out this great video on how to make a natural spray to rid your garden of pesky pests >> If you enjoyed this video, you may also like: Break-Through Organic Gardening Secret Grows You Up To 10 Times The Plants, In Half The Time, With Healthier Plants, While the “Fish” Do All the Work… How to Liven Up Your Home With Over 7,250 Breathtaking Landscaping Designs WITHOUT Hiring Costly Professional Landscape […]

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10 Gardening Tips For Survivalists

10 Gardening Tips For Survivalists

One big factor of being able to survive any crisis is understanding both short term and long term food preps. For long term, gardening is going to be one of your best ways to maintain a constant flow of healthy food. Check out these 10 quick tips >> If you enjoyed this you might also like: Click Here To Get The Best Survival Medical Course… Check Out These Mind Blowing Survival Skills…

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The Suburban Chicken Blueprint [eBook]

The Suburban Chicken Blueprint [eBook]

Click the image below to download your complimentary copy of The Suburban Chicken Blueprint. Inside You’ll Learn: Why raising chickens can be the best and easiest way to reduce your grocery bill and eat healthy How to raise chickens in almost ANY environment How to keep your chickens happy and healthy Countless timesaving tips and tricks And much, much, more… Download The Suburban Chicken Blueprint   If you want all the hard stuff done for you, click here Having problems downloading or printing? First make sure you have adobe .pdf reader. You can download that free here: get.adobe.com/reader/ Try “Right-Click, Save […]

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