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.
When SHTF, your health is going to be more important than ever before. Not only will you likely be on your feet all day, but you’ll also have very little (if any) access to medical luxuries like hospitals or doctors offices.
As such, it’s best to better your health as much as possible before (and during) a major crisis. And, thanks to one outstanding herb, you can transform your mental and physical well-being in no time.
11 Reasons Turmeric Is The Ideal SHTF Herb
Turmeric is an incredible powerhouse of an herb. In fact, in biblical times it was seen as more valuable
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.
Salt is one of the best ingredients in the world. Not only does it taste good, but it also enhances all the other flavors in a dish, bringing them out. It’s also quite useful as a preservative, allowing you to keep meats and other foods around longer.
However, there are many other survival uses for salt that many people overlook. And these uses can not only better a survival experience – they can also be lifesaving!
6 Incredible Ways To Use Salt In A Crisis
Rinse The Nasal Passages
Many people swear by a good nasal rinse when they’re suffering from congestion and sinus
Ask most any prepper in the U.S. about biltong, and they’re likely to have a very perplexed look on their face. That’s because very few Americans know what this survival food is. And that means they’re ignorant of one of the best survival foods out there.
Biltong is basically South Africa’s version of beef jerky. However, biltong is even better than American jerky, since it lasts WAY longer and doesn’t need an oven or dehydrator to make. Not to mention, it’s pretty darn tasty!
Plus, one of the best things about biltong is you can use virtually any kind of lean meat