Thanks to Nurse Amy for this extensive list of Survival Medical Supplies. See also references to other medical information like “How to Suture” and “How to Staple Skin.” Here’s my list of Survival and Collapse medical supplies with natural remedies included. We include natural remedies for first use or back up to
If you do not have access to your equipment, what benefit does it provide? This well-done video from Leon Pantenburg at SurvivalCommonsense makes several good points on how to be more efficient and carry what you need in a wallet survival kit. Enjoy!
“Now, this bucket with soap and detergent feels like luxury wedding presents for our family. We need them badly…” For most of us, personal hygiene is part of our daily routine. When routine is disrupted by unforeseen circumstances, like the three successive natural disasters described below, hygiene can be overlooked.
I am making one of these DIY Rocket Stoves! For mine, I will try unscented cat litter as insulation. How about you?
H/t to Readynutrition What is a more uncomfortable feeling than relinquishing all of the items that are normally part of your EDC kit? Here’s one: relinquishing those items and boarding a plane to fly across the country. For many preppers, a worst-case scenario for us would be if the SHTF while
The Cave and The Sea, A Novel, by John A. Heatherly “The popular book and movie series, The Hunger Games, has been credited with inspiring interest in survival skills with young people. Military survival expert, John A. Heatherly, has written an historical adventure novel that has the capability to have
This step-by-step instructional explains a time-proven, scalable Off-Grid Self-Watering Container Gardening System. Enjoy!
Small Investment, Big Payoff! These three plants are known to “take over” a garden, but with proper planning, can provide a sustainable annual harvest that is healthy and great-tasting! Jerusalem Artichokes, or Sunchokes – These tubers are native to North America, and were planted along thoroughfares to provide trail-side sustenance.
Electronic devices are fantastic for determining direction. Many of us use them daily. I enjoy training that employs multiple methods, as well, with electronic devices being in the mix. The following direction-finding exercises are especially fun, and valuable, when conducted with kids or as a family activity. H/t to Compassdude for
Unbelievable! Is this the best choice for a survival gun?
Please bookmark this extensive Quick Reference – Food Storage Guideline for later use in considering the Shelf Life of Food. I use the “Control F” search function to quickly look up the item in question. H/t to SurvivalMonkey for compiling this information. Also, please note the water purification information at
Off-road adventure and a two-month supply of all the modern comforts of home!
“I believe independence is a sign of maturity, but the term no longer means quite what it did to the pioneers … We depend on others to provide us with virtually every basic necessity in life that our pioneer forefathers obtained for themselves.” Someone once told me, “true independence does
More Moose on the bike path! If you missed the article on responding to Moose Encounters, you can find it here. The cyclists in this video used some of the techniques – fortunately the techniques worked!
Some of the most important medical supplies you’ll accumulate will be those used to deal with injuries. Most of these (I hope) will be minor wounds that won’t take a lot of advanced equipment to handle but could easily affect your ability to function if ignored. Let’s outline what you’ll need in
The military requires its Survival Trainees to learn to sew a button and for good reason. Clothing repair in the field happens all the time. This particular skill comes in handy at home, as well. Don’t ridicule it – learn it!
The American Red Cross produced this well-done PDF, “Food and Water in an Emergency.” It is a “mini-manual” on how to prepare a household for an emergency and can be downloaded for free. This download is a recommended addition to your Family Preparedness Household Notebook. The section on Emergency Water Supplies provided
“The leaves contain more caffeine by weight than both coffee beans and green tea and it has the highest caffeine content of any plant native to North America.” Ever wonder what you would do during a coffee shortage? During an emergency of this magnitude, a backup plan is in order.