Salvaging a Lawn Mower for Survival Material

Lawn Mower Survival

When the SHTF, scavenging will become more than just a hobby, it may become a necessary part of survival. Gear, materials, and equipment will be abandoned, because it simply does not work, or because people cannot take certain things with them as they flee the disaster. Many of these items can be used for any …

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Survival Preparedness Is Practice For The Ultimate Competition

Survival Preparedness Competition

We all know survival is not a game, and prepping is not a game either, though in some cases, people make it out to be such. Survival situations are gritty, pulse pounding most of the time, stressful to say the least, and can at times even be boring. However, survival will always be a competition, …

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Administering First Aid: Do You Have Basic First Aid Skills

First Aid Skills

First, ask yourself, do you have basic first aid skills, first aid supplies and a willingness to render aid to someone who is injured. If you simply have no skills at all, or fear to give aid, but want to learn to overcome your fear or reluctance then it is important that you take accredited …

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Protecting Your Home From Lightning Strikes

Lightning Strikes

Lightning Strikes: Are You Protected and Can You Do More First, let’s talk about your home. If you have a lightning protection system, it must be designed to provide a specified path to harness and safely ground the current generated from the lightning strike. If installed correctly a protection system neither attracts nor repels, it …

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Is Fear Causing Problems With Your Preps?

Prepper Fear

Fear can provoke action on your part, or it can paralyze you to the point, nothing gets done and your survival is in question. The middle ground between fight and flight is a higher level of anxiety, impulsiveness, and just general uneasiness. There are highs and lows, a rush for a while and then fatigue …

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Do I have To Blanch My Surplus Vegetables before Freezing?

Blanching Vegetables

Some of you may already be thinking that freezing foods for preservation is not ideal, because what happens if the power goes out for an extended period. This of course can and will happen, but this should not stop you from taking advantage of this quick and reliable way of preserving surplus produce from your …

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How To and Where To Set Trip Wires For an Early Warning System

Trip Wires

  Homes set back in the woods may need an early warning system, a system that alerts you that someone is prowling your property or sneaking up on the home. If you are off grid using alternative power sources, you may not have enough electrical resources that would allow a wired alarm system and/or surveillance …

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DIY Solar Power Basics

DIY Off Grid Solar Power

  There are many reasons why people don’t choose alternative energy like solar power. Cost may be the leading factor, but a greater number of people could make the move if something like solar was in the DIY category. All those watts and volts can get confusing. If it were to be simplified and many …

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DIY Wool Dryer Balls

DIY Wool Dryer Balls

If you’re like me you are always trying to find a way to save some cash, one way you can save is to stop buying dryer sheets and make these DIY wool dryer balls. Wool dryer balls soften your laundry naturally without the use of any chemicals. They also save energy by cutting down on …

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Should You Keep Your Property Maintained Once the SHTF?

Push Mower SHTF

Should You Keep Your Property up Once the SHTF like Mowing Trimming And So Forth If the power grid has collapsed, you are sheltering in place and it has been three weeks or more, do you maintain the outside of your home or do you let it go. Letting it goes means the grass is …

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