Archive | self sufficiency

Barn covered with Kudzu vine.

Eating Kudzu – Getting Back at The Vine That Ate the South

Kudzu A.K.A. “the vine that ate the south” is a very hardy ornamental vine brought to the US in the late 1800s to help control soil erosion and to hopefully provide a food source for cattle and other livestock. But the kudzu vine found a perfect home in the southeastern US. The rainfall and mild […]

Continue Reading 0

Honey For Wound Healing – Nature’s Miracle Drug

Honey is truly an amazing resource and humans from the beginning of civilization utilized the sweet substance for a multitude of uses … not just a sweet treat. And it’s great for preppers to stock up on because it doesn’t go bad. It may crystallize but pure honey has no expiration date. This past summer […]

Continue Reading

Add This Ranch Tool to Your Bug-Out Bag!

A couple of nights ago I went hunting (hog and coyote) with a buddy that lives down the dirt road from me – turns out he’s an avid prepper. We had a great time and got to talking about our gear … and specifically some of our favorite items for our bug out – and […]

Continue Reading

How To Refill Your Small Propane Cylinders (Camping Styles)

I like to buy my camp propane cylinders when they’re on sale. But when they’ve been used up in the past they’ve gone to the recycle pile or they’ve been repurposed into other items. It always seemed like a waste … until recently coming across this cheap, small, and effective item which will help keep […]

Continue Reading

Easy DIY Junk Mail Fire Logs …

My wife is great at forwarding me useful tips and information related to prepping, survivalism, and homesteading. This morning she sent me this video of an extremely easy way to make DIY paper logs out of your junk mail. These can be used for heating your home in a fireplace or wood stove. Broken or […]

Continue Reading

What is The Best Survival Gun?

Everywhere on the net, on forums and blogs, people are arguing about what the best survival gun is. Evidence points to the conclusion that there is no one gun that is the best survival gun. But people still hunt for it like it’s the holy grail. The concept of the survival gun is in fact […]

Continue Reading

My Spring Chickens: Why I’m Raising Backyard Chickens

As a young boy we had chickens for many years. They even came encased in little plastic Easter eggs! The chicks were actually hatched at my Grandparent’s farm from his ample stock of chickens – then stuffed inside plastic novelty eggs. Not only did my grandparents have dozens of chickens, but for a long time […]

Continue Reading

Converting an Old Compound Bow to Recurve

Archery is an important skill for any prepper that believes that living off the land could one day be their best chance at survival. But what about guns? Firearms are only useful as long as there is ammunition. And it’s possible that just the sound of gunfire could attract unwanted guests. A bow is reliable […]

Continue Reading

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes