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Hot Water with No electricity or Gas!

Posted: 2nd March 2015 by admin in Survival Info

Hot Water off the Grid When it comes to prepping, one of the many important things to think about is how you’ll get the hot water you need.  Hot water is used for cooking, cleaning, bathing and many other important things we do every day.  In the event of a total loss of power and/or gas, most people would be without a good way to get the hot water they need.  It is possible to set up solar water heaters, or use generators, but those are often expensive and inefficient.  Heating the water in a pot over an open fire is also a slow and inefficient process.  The following guide will show you how you can make virtually unlimited hot […]

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If you’re ever stuck out in the wilderness overnight without a tent or other survival gear, you’re going to need to find a way to build a shelter to shield you from the elements.  Temperatures can get dangerously cold at night in most parts of the world, so this is one survival tip everyone should understand. Using Existing Shelter While it isn’t as fun or dramatic as building your own lean-to or other shelter, it is the smart choice when you’re stranded.  Finding any type of existing shelter will give you a big advantage over building your own.  Look for cars, cottages, abandoned cabins or anything else you can get into for the night.  You can also find caves, rock […]

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The winter months can be brutal, but they can also be a lot of fun.  If you live anywhere near a pond or a lake, you have undoubtedly enjoyed ice fishing, ice skating, or any other activity on the frozen water.  While thick is strong enough to hold a lot of weight, it is also easy to misjudge the strength, resulting in falling through to the cold waters below.   The water under a frozen lake can be absolutely frigid, and will sap the heat from your body in seconds, so you need to act fast.   If you know how to respond, however, you can get yourself to safety. Be Prepared Anytime you’re going out on the ice for any reason […]

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When it comes to prepping, one of the many important things to think about is how you’ll get the hot water you need.  Hot water is used for cooking, cleaning, bathing and many other important things we do every day.  In the event of a total loss of power and/or gas, most people would be without a good way to get the hot water they need.  It is possible to set up solar water heaters, or use generators, but those are often expensive and inefficient.  Heating the water in a pot over an open fire is also a slow and inefficient process.  The following guide will show you how you can make virtually unlimited hot water for a minimal investment. […]

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 50 Camping & Survival Tricks that could Change Your Life Whether you’re going out camping with the family for fun, or you’re going off grid for a while, the following fifty tips and tricks can help your life remain much more comfortable, and even improve the chances of survival. Cook sandwiches with a campfire Panini maker.  This is a simple item that you can cook just about anything in, right over a camp fire! Use an old Altoids tin, some cardboard and wax to make a long lasting light (and heat) source.   Just cut the cardboard to the depth of the Altoids tine, bend it back and forth to fill the tin. Melt the wax, and pour it slowly into […]

by Jeff Mann When things go wrong (aka: SHTF) the grocery stores will be cleaned out within a day or two. I remember after Charley Hit Florida in 2004, I went to the local grocery store once they re-opened. Within two days nothing was left on the shelves. It was not mobs busting glass and taking everything. It was people like you and me panic buying. They were buying anything they could eat or use, and as much as they could afford or carry. The power was off in my area for 12 days. I live in a small town and everyone has guns. We did not have any theft problems anywhere in our area. Most refrigerators were long empty before […]

The Many Survival Uses of Coffee Filters

Posted: 19th August 2013 by admin in Survival Info

There are many things you can do with Coffee Filters and it requires very little money. I like the big once available at Sam’s, and any dollar store. Every Survival Kit & Bug-Out-Bag should have these added. I have listed some of my uses below. There are many other uses that did not come to mind as I wrote this. By – Jeff Mann –  August 19, 2013 Pre-Filter any water needed for drinking, cooking, or cleaning when in the woods or trails. This will help save your water filter. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain used frying oil through a coffee filter. It will be ready for it’s next use. Use as a “snack bowl” for chips, nuts, popcorn, […]

Signaling For Help

Posted: 18th August 2013 by Michael Levanduski in Fire, Survival Info
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Signaling for Help If you’ve been trapped or stranded somewhere and are unable to call for help, it is important to be able to make a signal of some sort.  In these types of situations, simply being able to draw the attention of anyone in the area could mean the difference between life and death.  Depending on where you are and why you need help, there are many different ways you can attract attention, and get help.  The following are some scenarios you might find yourself in, and how to best signal for assistance. Stranded Alone Whether you’re alone on an island after a ship-wreck or you’ve gotten lost out in the woods, being stranded by yourself is a frightening […]

Post-Disaster Cleanup

Posted: 14th August 2013 by Michael Levanduski in Misc., Survival Info
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When disasters strike it is essential to be able to survive the event, but once the immediate danger is over, there is often a huge mess left behind.  This is especially true with natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes and other storms.  After the initial shock of having gone through this type of event, make sure you know how to properly address the post-disaster cleanup so you don’t run into further problems in the days and weeks after the disaster. The following guide will help identify what types of things need to be done first, which ones can wait a little while, and how to stay safe throughout the process. First Things First – Eliminating Hazards Immediately after the […]

Aquaponics – A Near Closed Loop Food System

Posted: 9th August 2013 by Michael Levanduski in Emergency Food Supply, food, Survival Info

When it comes to disaster preparation there is really no such thing as being too ready for any situation.  The fact is, however, that no matter how much food you’re storing, it won’t be enough to feed yourself and your family forever.  Eventually you’ll need to find an outside source of food to provide enough nutrients to survive on indefinitely.  While the obvious answer is to grow and hunt for food until civilization can reemerge, that may not always be possible.  What if the emergency has rendered the soil unusable or the emergency is a famine.  In addition, growing and even hunting for food can be much more difficult and even dangerous in the winters. One solution to consider is […]