8 Skills you need to learn if you want to become self-sufficient in the wilderness

TV shows and movies may portray surviving out in the wilderness as a fun adventure, but this is the furthest thing from reality. Becoming self-sufficient in the wilderness is a task that many survivalists spend years trying to accomplish. There are certain types of skills you need to master in order to survive for long periods … Continue reading 8 Skills you need to learn if you want to become self-sufficient in the wilderness

Prepper must-haves: Securing your water supply before disaster strikes

Ensuring you have adequate water supply is an absolute must if you wish to make it through a disaster. For starters, you will not last a few days if you don’t drink enough water. Additionally, you need to get rid of dirty dishes, wash your hands and deal with human waste, among other things. So it’s … Continue reading Prepper must-haves: Securing your water supply before disaster strikes

Researchers look to nanopores for new water treatment methods

For a while now, scientists have been looking into the use of nanomaterials as a way to clean water. The idea is that nanofilters made from these materials would be able to remove even the smallest impurities and contaminants in water. In a recent study published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry, a team led by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute … Continue reading Researchers look to nanopores for new water treatment methods

Homestead must-haves: 4 Off-grid amenities for your property

Off-the-grid living requires a lot of hard work to successfully pull it off. Fortunately, your new lifestyle can be aided thanks to some really useful amenities. Here are four amenities that are definite must-haves in your new homestead to make off-grid living a lot easier. (h/t to DoomsdayMoose.com) Compost toilet A regular old outhouse can become a cesspool … Continue reading Homestead must-haves: 4 Off-grid amenities for your property

Tips for protecting your food supply when the grid goes down

As a prepper, it’s important to know about proper food storage and how to gather the necessary supplies for your stockpile. But how do you prevent food spoilage if you experience a long-term power outage? (h/t to BeansBulletsBandagesAndYou.com) Before SHTF, make sure you have backup power for your appliances, especially your fridge and freezer. Otherwise, your perishables … Continue reading Tips for protecting your food supply when the grid goes down

Green and clean: Energy-efficient water purification system developed by scientists

Chinese researchers debuted a new photocatalytic disinfectant for eliminating pathogenic microorganisms in water. Made from incredibly thin sheets of graphitic carbon nitride and powered by light instead of electricity, the new disinfectant offered an environment-friendly approach to water purification. In trials, it reportedly purified samples of heavily-contaminated water in just half an hour.  It also killed nearly all of the microorganisms … Continue reading Green and clean: Energy-efficient water purification system developed by scientists

Water is life: 10 Ways to purify water when SHTF

Food and water are essential for your survival when SHTF. You can start a garden in your backyard and stockpile food in your pantry, but knowing how to find and purify water ensures that you have access to clean drinking water when disaster strikes. (h/t to UrbanSurvivalSite.com) You also need water for your garden, doing the laundry, … Continue reading Water is life: 10 Ways to purify water when SHTF

How to make your own homemade water filter

Water is essential to survival, even more so than food. Even in the best of conditions, you probably won’t last more than 10 days without access to clean, drinking water, but you might be able to survive for four to six weeks without food. At the same time, it is important to either purify, filter, … Continue reading How to make your own homemade water filter

A how-to guide to harvesting rainwater

No homestead is truly off-grid and self-reliant if it doesn’t have a way to collect and store rainwater for later use. An article in The Prepping Guide shared four effective ways to harvest rainwater. The first and simplest technique is to place a rain barrel beneath a downspout. Make sure the barrel is resting on a flat surface that is … Continue reading A how-to guide to harvesting rainwater

Essential survival gear for the home

The comfort and ease of modern-day living is made possible by flip-of-the-switch electricity, turn-of-the-knob water supplies, on-the-go cell phone communication, and high-speed internet access. It’s easy to take these conveniences for granted, but nothing in life is for certain; that’s why having a backup plan is important. Here are some essentials you should have on … Continue reading Essential survival gear for the home