Your bug out bag (aka a Go-Bag or BOB) should be the first thing you grab to take with you when it’s time to get out of dodge. No matter where you’re heading – the desert, the wilderness, or an existing bug out shelter – this bag will be imperative to your success.Granted, you may want to have various bug out bags for specific events, such as a natural disaster, an EMP, or a government takeover. However, the fact is there are certain tools that can work well (and work for you) in nearly every kind of emergency. And these
Building your own greenhouse can be one of the best DIY projects you ever commit to. That’s because it’s an efficient, sustainable way to effectively stockpile all your delicious fruits and veggies, all in one place. It also helps them stay fresh longer, and doesn’t require you to spend a bunch of cash building it, either.
This is a really good thing, since fresh produce gives your body the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients it needs. And, although freeze-dried and canned foods are great, they simply can’t give you the same nutrients, straight from the source like home-grown produce can.
In an SHTF situation, you’re going to have to use every single resource you have at your disposal. And this resourcefulness is one of the major factors that’s going to separate those who are truly prepared, and those who are not.
One of the most important things to pack for a bug-out trip is survival tools that have multiple uses. And very few items are as resourceful and versatile as the paper clip.
It may not look like much, but paper clips have an astounding number of uses. And all can be very handy in an SHTF event.
Survival gardens take lots of work and maintenance. And, too often, bugs can swarm in and set up camp in the garden. This can ruin the plants in seconds, and leave the gardener feeling frustration and helplessness (to say the least).
True, pesticides can be an effective option. However, these contain toxic chemicals that may be harmful to both the gardener and the plants. Not to mention, in an SHTF situation, these can run out quickly, leaving the plants defenseless.
However, DIY sprays are very helpful because they can be made (and then re-made) in a pinch. Not to mention, they’re often
When preparing for an emergency, most preppers think about planting a survival garden, how how to grow crops to get ready for winter. However, many people forget about ensuring that they have a constant source of meat when SHTF.
Sure, hunting is the obvious answer. But what happens if there’s no game in the entire bug-out area? Or when it’s near impossible to catch/shoot down any game?The fact is, the family needs to be able to eat. Which is why it’s smart to have a constant source of meat on hand for when there’s nothing to hunt.And that’s where ducks come
The weather’s getting warmer, and many people are going to be grabbing their tents and heading off to a campsite this summer.
As such, it’s important to know some great “hacks” that will make the camping experience more fun and more convenient. This can not only help you when you’re out in the woods, but can also help out a fellow camper if you’re feeling generous.
Incredibly Useful Camping Tricks That Also Work When SHTF
Toilet Paper Hacks
One of the most annoying and infuriating things in a camping situation (and in everyday life) is wet toilet paper. At that point, it’s practically useless.
It’s no surprise that bugs are some of the most annoying things to deal with on a camping trip (or in a bug-out situation). After all, most preppers and campers head out to the mountains to enjoy some clean, fresh air and beautiful views. Next thing they know, they find themselves being swarmed with mosquitos, flies, bees, and more.
Many times, this nuisance isn’t bad enough to make a person want to stay home. However, it IS enough to make a person go at least a little bit crazy. And the more they have to treat the stings and bug bites,