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Primitive skills that our ancestors used to survive, are often viewed as antiquated and rather useless with all of today’s technology and advancements in survival gear. Today, we buy sharp tools rather than relying on flint knapping. Fires are started with matches or lighters. Animal hides are either bought at a store or taken to a professional to handle. While modern convenience is nice, it is also beneficial to learn these old ways. It is actually rewarding to work with one’s hands and really get back to basics. It allows you to experience the same things your ancestors did and really connect on another level. Today’s survivalist experts like to teach some of those primitive skills simply for a lesson […]

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  I got “sawdust in my veins” about thirty-five years ago when I was building my house.  Not wanting to pay lumber yard prices for lumber yard quality pine when I had a woodlot full of oak, I took matters (and a chain saw) into my own hands.  I cut the trees and hauled the logs to a local sawmill where they were milled into the posts and beams that eventually took shape as our house here in southwest Missouri.   The desire to set up and run my own sawmill grew stronger every time I bought pine lumber for three times what the local sawmill paid for my oak logs.  I finally made the leap and bought a small […]

Beat The Heat after The SHTF

Posted: 14th March 2012 by Modern Day Redneck in Survival Gardening, Survival Tools & Machines
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Hello all you good people. I finally got around to do another post. The Texas heat is one of the worse garden killers I can think of. I can fight most things that effect the growing season, but the heat is one I cannot. Last year and the year before we lost our gardens early on in the summer making it where we had to buy more store food rather than put ours by. I hated every minute of it but we still had to eat. Texas Growers know what I am talking about for sure. This year I have decided to do something about it. I have had all winter to figure out a cost effective design and one […]

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        Here is real simple way to install real solar lighting and avoid the cost and equipment of panels. I installed some in the Solar Bathhouse this weekend and it really made a difference.           Using only a empty coke bottle, all I did was wash it out and filled it with water. I added a cap full of bleach to keep the growth down and the water clear. I drilled a three inch hole in the roof, installed the filled bottle and siliconed the heck out of it. I also had to support the bottle on the underside for about 6 hours until the silicone dried. There you have it. One of […]

Off Grid Machines

Posted: 29th November 2011 by admin in Survival Tools & Machines
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Jonathan Deleon posted in Survival Texas. Jonathan Deleon created a doc “Off-Grid Machines: Labor Saving Devices to Save Your Sanity “. Off-Grid Machines: Labor Saving Devices to Save Your Sanity Nov 29th, 2010 | By Samara | Category: Misc | Print This Article Too many people just assume their single solution is to generate their own power. Then come what may, you flip a switch and keep living life as usual. The truth is that even if you do have a sufficient alternate power source available at TEOTWAWKI, for whatever reason it may be impractical or unwise to make use of it when the time comes. In that circumstance, having non-electric alternatives will be crucial. Here are six labor saving devices that […]

Off-Grid Machines

Posted: 3rd February 2011 by Preppers in Survival Tools & Machines
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Off Grid Machines Jonathan Deleon posted in Survival Texas. Jonathan Deleon created a doc “Off-Grid Machines: Labor Saving Devices to Save Your Sanity “. Off-Grid Machines: Labor Saving Devices to Save Your Sanity   Nov 29th, 2010 | By Samara | Category: Misc   Too many people just assume their single solution is to generate their own power. Then come what may, you flip a switch and keep living life as usual. The truth is that even if you do have a sufficient alternate power source available at TEOTWAWKI, for whatever reason it may be impractical or unwise to make use of it when the time comes. In that circumstance, having non-electric alternatives will be crucial. Here are six labor […]