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First Aid Survival Tips, Skills And Knowledge When You’re 70

Being weak, small or old is not necessarily a weakness in a disaster situation if you have enough knowledge, skills and the proper mindset to survive. Skills and knowledge take time to acquire, and so is the mindset that makes you strong and able to survive when the world around you is falling apart. Knowledge is a supply that you can carry with you freely. It doesn’t weight anything and it can’t be stolen. If you want to stay safe, you need to know how to stay healthy and deter those people who think you’re too weak to protect yourself. Read this article for a bunch of helpful tips that will help you stay safe and sound in time of need! First Aid Survival Tips for Seniors Knowing how to recognize and treat common sicknesses and injuries is a skill that any prepper should master. Being a s...

20 Things You Can Do Today To Prepare For Tomorrow

Every day, we all just live to get through the day. Some of us think about tomorrow. Some of us think about “what if?” Some of us are so worried about tomorrow that we forget to live today. No matter what, we should all live for today while thinking about how to make tomorrow easier. Those that prep think about tomorrow, but sometimes life is so chaotic that we forget to stay ahead of the game. We want to prep harder and do more, but we find we don’t have the time. However, you are prepping. Every day. We don’t always think about being ready for tomorrow as prepping, but it is. We get ready for tomorrow to make that day easier. Here are 20 Common Sense Things You Can Do TODAY To Prepare For Tomorrow: 1. Fill the car with gas. Every two days, make a habit of looking at your gas gauge and fi...

GoSun Go The Perfect Survival Cooking Stove

The GoSun Go is a lightweight solar cooker that weighs only 2 pounds for any outdoor activities. It is less than 15 inches long, 7 inches high, and less than 4 inches wide. Designed with hikers in mind, it is perfect for a single meal for one person and it can be fitted into the most backpack. GoSun Go cooks the most meal in about 20 – 30 minutes. All without fire, fuel or gas needed. It cooks water too! It is designed for campers, boaters, hikers, hunters, or individuals who love traveling. For any outing in a group, you may consider getting more than one unit for better efficiency. Powerful and Portable Weighing at only 2 pounds, the GoSun Go is 14.7 inches long by 3.37 inches wide, and 7 inches tall when closed. This means it’s super lightweight and portable for camping or picnics use. ...

How To Use Pine Trees For Food, Medicine And Survival

Did you know pine trees can be used as food, medicine and survival equipment? The pine is one of the most useful trees on the planet, providing food, shelter, medicine and fuel. Knowing how to utilize this versatile resource could someday be the key to your very survival if you find yourself alone in the wilderness. There are many species in the pine family (or genus Pinus), and they can be found virtually everywhere in the world. Food: Many types of pine needles can be used to make a tea rich in vitamin C. Simply steep a handful of needles for 5-10 minutes. The longer you steep them, the less vitamins will remain, so don’t overdo it. It’s important to note that some pine needles are poisonous be sure to avoid consuming the needles from the Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla), the...

9 Survival Skills Our Great-Grandparents Knew

  Our modern society is highly dependent upon we’ll call the “system.” Not only do we rely upon utility services to bring us electricity, water and natural gas, but also on an incredibly complex supply chain which provides us with everything from food to computers. Without that supply chain, most of us wouldn’t know what to do. This situation is actually becoming worse, rather than better. When I compare my generation (I’m in my 50s) to that of my children, I see some striking differences. In my generation it was normal for a boy to grow up learning how to do a wide variety of trade skills from his father, and seemingly everyone knew how to do basic carpentry and mechanic work. But that’s no longer normal. If we extrapolate it back, we can see that my father’s generation knew even mor...

Five Reasons Homesteaders Fail (And How You Can Succeed!)

Homesteading is a really wonderful thing. You raise your own food. You have your livestock. You are well on your way to being self-sufficient. The homesteading blogs and books paint such a great picture of a rosy life. Sure it may be some hard work, but really how hard can it be? People just have no idea! Five Reasons Homesteaders Fail: 1. Disillusionment. You have read the books. You have followed for your favorite homesteading bloggers for months now. Sure, there might be a few hard times. But you are certain this is the life for you! Then you start your first garden. And everything dies or doesn’t produce well. You pick up your first batch of laying chicks. Nine out of fifteen chicks die in three days. You buy a sow and she has piglets. So cute until the mama lays on half the litter. Yo...

31 Over the Counter Meds to Stockpile

It’s easy to take the power of medicine for granted. We all grew up with the idea that you can just pop a pill and get rid of your cold and flu symptoms, but just a little over a century ago this was completely unheard of. Back then, people had to live with their symptoms and could only hope they would get better. If you ever find yourself in a long-term disaster without OTC (over-the-counter) medications, you’ll quickly find out how rough it was for them. The list below is not a comprehensive list of all the medical supplies you should stockpile. Rather, it’s a list of the most popular OTC medications that you can take orally (or in some cases, topically). The medications listed below should take care of all the most common ailments such as allergies, arthritis, congestion, constipation, ...

Homestead Pioneers: Back to the Land – Then & Now

There is a lot of talk about homesteading among those who are prepping to live long after there is a major economic collapse or some other terrible disaster befalls the world. Despite its common usage, not everybody is truly familiar and informed about what homesteading truly is. There is a good reason for that. Many people equate homesteading to the pioneer days when families loaded the wagon with everything they could fit and set out for the wild west. They had only what they brought with them and were forced to start with nothing as they learned to live in a new, dangerous and sometimes treacherous world. Then there are those who assume a homesteader is some farmer who lives out in the boonies and never ventures into town. Homesteading is an umbrella term that covers many different fami...

Set Up Your Woodworking Shop In A Small Space Without A Nightmare Budget

Discover Everything You Need To Know About Setting Up Your Ultimate A Small Woodworking Workshop They say a man is only as good as the tools he chooses to use. This statement is particularly true. Besides skill, your craftsmanship is largely determined by the tools you use. When you don’t know how to choose the right tools, you have a bigger problem in your hands. Having been a woodworker for the past 15 or so years, it is safe to say that I have seen and done it all. Starting out was quite tough for me. I wished I had someone to guide me through every step of the way, but I was not lucky. I had to learn the hard way, making several mistakes in the process that cost me thousands of dollars while setting up my workshop and growing my business. A Review of Ultimate Small Shop Guide When I fi...

Medicine in Your Backyard

Since moving to the country and working toward self-sufficiency, I find myself paying a lot more attention to what’s coming out of the ground. I walk around taking pictures of plants on my phone, so I can look them up online and find out what they are and, more importantly, what use they may have, either nutritionally or medicinally – or both. Plants I had always thought were weeds or just wildflowers I have since found actually have wonderful medicinal uses. Sadly, much of this information has been lost through the generations as young people are more interested in the latest social media craze than what the old folks could teach them. Unless you still have your great-grandmother, who grew up in the mountains and was the local source for home remedies, or your great-grandfather was the me...

Food For Freedom Review

What is Food for Freedom ? Does it really work or is it a scam? Can you really grow own fresh and organic food for your family? Is it a self-sufficient food production technique? Because of the changes on the climate system of the world, worldwide drought is not so far. A lot of people all around the world will face with water shortage and its great effects like food shortage. Growing, keeping and preserving of food will be key factor for your family’s survival. You should take immediate precautions for this purpose. Food For Freedom which is created by Frank Tanner is a food generating system by using your own home gardens. It is an effective method with more advantages to have a healthy and safe life with your family. This program is a guide which includes building your own aquaponics ga...

Survival Skill : How To Collect Birch Sap

This is how to collect birch sap from your own birch trees as a beverage for a Survival. During the summer, the birch tree stores nourishment for the next period of growth in its roots. The following spring, this nourishment rises as sap through the trunk up to the branches. The birch tree emits sap only for a short period of time (about four weeks) during spring. That period starts when the snow has melted away and the day-temperature reaches some degrees above freezing point. The rise of the sap stops immediately when the tree comes into leaf. During sap-rising, a big old birch can give 15-20 litres per day, but this requires a tapping-hole of 5 cm diameter and 10 cm depth. The birch will endure such treatment only once, maybe twice in its lifetime. To be more careful with the tree, perh...

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