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 BlackScoutSurviv 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Product Review: The 5.11 Tactical Duty Kilt

by Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Centuries ago, the Scottish Highlanders devised a series of games in order to provide adequate training to soldiers while under the rule of the British Crown. Known as the Highlander Games, Scottish soldiers were not allowed to train with arms, so they made up for it with regular competition.  Today those who compete in the Highlander Games continue wearing traditional Scottish kilts, making the kilts the most notably recognized garment of the tradition. Fortunately, today 5.11 Tactical provides Tactical Duty Kilts ...

Natural Ways to Repel Grasshoppers

by Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Grasshoppers! They look harmless enough, right? That is until you realize they are the reason for your damaged garden. A grasshopper can eat about half of its body weight in plants per day. That’s a lot of damage! The last thing you want to do, however, is use pesticides loaded with chemicals in your garden. So, what can you do? In my research, I came across these great all natural methods to repel grasshoppers. Apple Cider Vinegar Spray What you’ll need: Apple cider vinegar Liquid ...

[VIDEO] No Fishing Gear? No Problem

by Tuesday, July 26, 2016

In a SHTF scenario, one of your options is to bug out. This decision may not always be the best solution, but always remember to grab your bug out bag when the time comes just in case you don't make it back home. Once you've secured shelter, the next thing to think about is food. It is recommended to choose for shelter a spot near sources of food and water such as a lake, river or creek. Catching fish will be easier if you ...

Water Collection Using a Plastic Shopping Bag

by Monday, July 25, 2016

In a survival situation, water is a necessity. (Well, water is necessity no matter what!) These days we have plumbing bring water to our homes, making it easy to collect and drink. However, it wasn’t always that way. Before modern plumbing, people had to put in serious labor to go collect their water. We should practice the water collecting skills of old just to be safe. If you are in a wilderness survival situation, you have no plumbing and may not have a ...

Heat Stroke vs. Heat Exhaustion: Know the Signs and Symptoms

by Monday, July 25, 2016

The dog days of summer are here… with the weekly average temperature ranging from 99-102 and having a heat index up to 118 across many parts of the country. While it may be a perfect time to be out at the pool, beach, or at your favorite campground… it’s also INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS. Whether you’re working outside or simply out on a hike with your family,  make sure that you take precautions… heat exhaustion and heat stroke can sneak up incredibly fast. You ...