Protecting your property is a challenge, especially if you live in a rural area. If there’s an intruder the police can take a long time to respond – and, if the prowler is intent on theft not violence, they might
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One of the best and tastiest ways to conserve meat is to smoke it. The meat is delicious, and if you keep it in a cool, dry place, it can last up to a year and sometimes even longer. The
If you do find yourself in the wilderness and need food, there are a lot of ways to fill the plate for dinner. People who rely solely on trapping food routinely have multiple traps, they aren’t the heaviest people in
Dehydrated potato flakes are a highly portable, convenient source of nutrition. They are fairly easy to cook, don’t weigh much and keep for a long time without refrigeration. Also, you know what’s in them when you make them from scratch
Being prepared is all about having fallback options that will keep supplying you with necessities when normal methods fail. If law and order breaks down, you have the weapons and skills to defend your own home. Once the medication runs
by C. Giurgi Earthen ovens have been in use for thousands of years and are made of a clay–sand mixture that is hardened by the wood fire used to heat it. The way they work is that a fire is
Modern surveillance technology can be scarily effective, and it’s getting better all the time. The first night vision device I ever used was an old Individual Weapon Sight, a huge starlight scope that cost as much as a pretty good
by Survival Sherpa Foraging wild food requires practice, knowledge, and experience on your landscape. Notice I used the word your land. What you’ve read in books and watched on YouTube may not apply to your locale. While survival principles may
by James Walton Would you believe that this powerful propellant, that has changed the world as we know it, was made as far back as 142 AD? With that knowledge, how about the fact that it took nearly 1200 years
First, let me give you a little background. I am a retired Army Senior NCO, Retired Master Peace Officer, drug interdiction officer and for the last 4 years, a military-contracted counter explosive canine handler in Afghanistan and Iraq. My job
Today you’ll find some “little” survival tricks popular in the early 1900’s. 100 years ago Gallaher Ltd printed a short “How-To” series, with clever hints for emergency situations. The cards were distributed with packs of cigarettes. All the pictures bellow are part
While many government authorities advise evacuating, in some situations it is vital to stay and protect that which you’ve worked so hard to build. Before we jump into the spider hole discussion, follow these 4 simple steps, so you can
Once upon a time, root cellars were the only way people had to preserve their food. These wonderful cold-storage areas became less common when refrigerators became affordable. Houses were no longer automatically built with a root cellar beneath or nearby.
People sometimes refer to biltong and beef jerky interchangeably, and admittedly, they have some similarities. Usually, biltong is cured in larger slabs of meat, whereas jerky is cured in strips. Biltong retains a little moisture, which some people think may shorten
Today the USA is the world’s economic and industrial superpower, but it hasn’t always been like that. In fact compared with some other countries, like the UK – which began industrializing at the end of the 18th century – technology