Send Raccoons Packing with These 8 Natural Deterrents

by Friday, July 29, 2016

Raccoons can be found in rural and urban areas, and they can be a problem all year round! Raccoons pose a possible threat because they can carry the rabies virus which can be a definite danger to you, your family and your pets. They can also carry distemper, roundworm, and fleas. They rummage through trash cans, creating a huge mess which can, in turn, attract other animals and insects in the process. Other issues with raccoons in rural areas: they are ...

Top 10 Bee Propolis Healing Benefits

by Friday, July 29, 2016

Bees are perhaps the most useful creature on the planet. They now only pollinate 70 percent of the food we eat to make the crops thrive, they also produce three very important substances which will enhance your chances of survival during a SHTF situation. Most everyone is familiar with the many healing benefits of honey and the multiple homesteading uses of beeswax. But, even many of us seasoned preppers have little to know knowledge about the potentially life-saving attributes of bee ...

8 Natural Ways to Rid Your Home of Roaches for Good

by Thursday, July 28, 2016

Getting rid of roaches naturally is a longer process than using pesticides with harsh chemicals, but it’s worth it for the safety of your family and pets. In this article, I will share with you 8 natural ways to repel roaches. 1. Boric Acid Mix three parts boric acid with one part powdered sugar. The sugar lures the roaches, while the boric acid kills them. Although the boric acid isn't toxic to people or pets, it can be irritating to the skin, ...

The 7 BEST Fixed Blade Knives On The Planet

by Thursday, July 28, 2016

I've said it before and I'll say it again...a survivalist is only as good as his tools. One tool that is ESSENTIAL to have—not only in your BOB (Bug Out Bag), but also as an everyday carry—is a good knife, specifically a fixed blade full tang constructed knife. Choosing which fixed blade knife to carry is a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. For one thing, most survival knives (the good ones anyway) aren't exactly cheap. If you're investing in a ...

Build a DIY Survival Shelter for Only $5!

by Thursday, July 28, 2016

There are a lot of survival shelter ideas out there on the internet, ranging everywhere from rudimentary shelters made from tree branches and leaves to the most expensive all-weather tent you can buy. Building a survival shelter can be difficult or time-consuming, but carrying a tent also has its drawbacks. This video from BlackScoutSurvival will show you how to build a survival shelter on a tight budget. It's worth noting that all the materials used can fit in your bug out bag ...

How to Get Rid of Mice in the Coming Season

by Wednesday, July 27, 2016

As we head into August, we start preparing for the upcoming season - Autumn. With all the beauty that this season brings, it also brings much cooler temperatures. With cooler temperatures comes a very common problem that most of us have encountered at least once -- mice! If you live in the country as I do, preparing for the arrival of mice every year is a given. Natural repelling methods are my thing because I have pets; plus, it’s just ...

4 Human Diseases Caused by Chickens

by Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Jordan Walker is a pet lover who does not limit himself to learning about how to connect with pets. He also makes it a point to inform others about pet-related illnesses. In this post, the curator of Coops and Cages writes about four that are caused by chickens. 1. Salmonella Salmonella is a germ that avian life usually carry. Commercial farm chickens, backyard chickens, and organically-raised chickens could all carry Salmonella. This bacterium does not cause any illnesses on the avian ...

[First Look] An Honest Review Of The Hoffman-Richter “Wolf”

by Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The other day I let you in on a little “Sneak Peek” of the newest knife from Hoffman-Richter. If you missed it, the Wolf is now officially taking orders and you can check it out right here: Show Me The Wolf NOW. But as soon as I released the sneak peek, I was flooded with questions about the Wolf, and it quickly became way more than I could answer individually, so I wanted to give you my full and honest review of the ...

How to Tie the Best Knots for Camping and Survival

by Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Knot making, as easy and simple as it may seem, is an essential survival skill. It's surprising how something that you learned early in life could potentially save your life years down the line. As children, we all learned how to tie our shoelaces and maybe even tie a tie. As adults, we need to remember how to tie knots and what types are appropriate for certain situations. The key is to master the basic knots and take it from there. When ...