Winter Bug Out Bag

Winter Bug Out Bag All prepping sites discuss the importance of having a bug out bag. Even if your plan A is to bug in, there can be scenarios where you must leave your current location. Too many people pack a basic bug out bag, throw it in a closet or the trunk of their …

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Medical Uses and Benefits of Peppermint Oil

Medical Uses and Benefits of Peppermint Oil Peppermint flavoring is used so often in sweet treats that it’s easy to forget that in fact it is an herb. One of my favorites in that regard is peppermint hot cocoa. Particularly appropriate for cold winter nights in front of a fire. Especially that I now know …

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5 Vintage Gadgets Tested

5 Vintage Gadgets Tested Two things I love rolled into one! The Russian Hacker who always makes me laugh and vintage items. I actually did not know what the first item pictured was! I have never used an egg separator. My tool for that is even older than the wire thing, the actual egg shell. …

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Introducing goTenna Mesh

Introducing goTenna Mesh Often times its interesting to see the new technology that is coming our way. This particular device the goTenna Mesh refreshingly takes current technology and adds old world methods to make it work. I doubt that people will flock to this device in today’s world. Because it requires a human relay system which would …

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Different Types of Preppers – Which are You

Different Types of Preppers – Which are You I don’t particularly like labels on people. Especially those that can have a huge swing in meaning depending on who is using the label and in what context. To me the term preppers is defined as people who plan ahead to insure their and their family’s or group’s quality …

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Hide it & Fool the Smartest Thief

Hide it & Fool the Smartest Thief I know, I know, now that it has been published it’s no longer a secret! But almost all of us have our own private little hide away spot in our living quarters. It may as well be a good one! But if you really think about it, no …

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25 DIY Survival Items

25 DIY Survival Items When I first read the featured blog, I thought “oh no, they are going to tell me being a gear junkie is a bad thing!” 😛 But mercifully they didn’t. The blog actually talks about necessary survival items  you can make yourself. Basic supplies that many of us stockpile. If you make these …

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DIY Panel Channel Window Protection

DIY Panel Channel Window Protection I was actually looking to protect a particular window in my home from flying basket balls when I came across this DIY product.  I didn’t want the typical barred window and was looking for something more decorative when I found this. It has so many different possibilities that I had …

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Survival Crops That Grow Without Irrigation

Survival Crops That Grow Without Irrigation One of the worries in a survival scenario is the ability to acquire enough of the proper food supplies to maintain good health. A way of doing that is of course to grow your own survival crops. However, every living thing requires water to thrive. In a number of SHTF …

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Tips for Survival Cooking

Tips for Survival Cooking You have stockpiled a good survival pantry. You are following the store what you eat and eat what you store rule. Now the SHTF and you are ready to use these stores. But there is no power and no gas. You did learn to scratch cook but never actually practiced full …

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