The Outsider has some tips on using your Fire Steel for successfully starting fires. If you have had difficulty using them, this video may help you.
Being prepared is about having skills that support you, as well as having stuff in storage. Just as having the skills to use your weapons, to grow your own food, raise animals, hunt or build your cabin support you in being able to survive in SHTF scenarios, so does having a useful skill that can provide you with the means to trade with your neighbors in order to secure those things you cannot produce yourself.
There are lots of edible plants that grow wild throughout woods, fields and perhaps in your backyards. From dandelion, daisy and burdock to crab apple, primrose and elderberry, if you know your plants, you can survive eating what nature provides. Here are 25 wild plants available to you.
Here is another useful video from Patriot Nurse. In this video, she takes us on a tour of her property and shows various trees that can provide food and medicine. Many of the medicines you buy at the store are derived from plants. Why not go to the original source? It’s cheaper! And you know […]
I had someone ask me about natural herbal pain relief, so I have gathered some videos that give a variety of natural remedies. Herbal pain remedies have far fewer side effects than pharmaceutical medicines, and are non-addictive. Should the SHTF, medicines probably won’t be available. You can store some in your Prep stores, but they […]
If things fall apart, where will you get medicines? How about from nature? Most pharmaceuticals are derived from natural plants and organisms. Why not go straight to the source? As an added bonus, it will be cheaper. First though, you need to learn where to look, and what parts of the plants to use, and […]
No matter what your soil is like, be it good or bad, you can always raise crops in a raised bed that will give you higher yields and be easier to maintain, once your bed is ready to plant. Mark, at I Am Organic Gardening, shows us how to make two styles of 2′ high […]
Hardtack has been around for hundreds of years. It is a food source that can be carried wherever you go, be it on a forced march, a sail across an ocean, or a hike into the woods. It lasts a long time. Christa Swartz, from Prepsteaders.com, shows us how to make it. [ot-video type=”youtube” url=”https://youtu.be/vy15R6yPvR4″]
You can buy your laundry detergent at the store, or you can make your own for about $1 per gallon, which is a good deal less than the store bought brands. The choice is yours. Crista Swartz, of Prepsteaders, shows us how to make our own laundry detergent. [ot-video type=”youtube” url=”https://youtu.be/_xdrmR5j2yA”]
Hens lay plenty of eggs in warm weather, with longer daylight hours, but what about in the short days of winter? Well, they lay a lot fewer eggs. So maybe you get too many eggs in the spring and summer, and would like to preserve them for the times they lay fewer eggs. Caroline, at […]