How to Repackage Survival Foods

by Monday, June 27, 2016

Since 2009, Lisa at The Survival Mom has been one of the most read and respected voices in the prepping community. We are excited to be sharing some of her most popular articles right here on Survival Life. Check back every Monday for her latest article so you never miss any of Lisa’s expert knowledge! 20+ Foods That Must Be Repackaged for Long Term Storage and How to Repackage Them As a follow-up to my blog post about which foods you shouldn’t plan on ...

Cell Phones for Survival? Part 2

by Sunday, June 26, 2016

Keeping Your Charge in Emergency Situations In our last article on Cell Phones for Survival, I went over appropriate cases for your phone and portable chargers. In this article, I will show you some really simple tricks to help your phone’s battery from dying so quickly in an emergency situation. Note: I will be using an iPhone to demonstrate these tricks. Airplane Mode In a survival situation, it is always good to have your cell phone’s signal up and running, in case someone is ...

ALONE Season 2 Recap: Episode 9

by Saturday, June 25, 2016

Episode 9: "The Madness" Episode 8 ended with David dealing with continued problems with his gill net -- just one issue after another. Will David have better luck in Episode 9? “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” - Albert Einstein 5 People Remain Jose Martinez Amoedo Nicole Apelian David McIntyre Justin Vititoe Larry Roberts As Episode 9 Begins… David spots a mink that is carrying an eel in its mouth, and tries to scare the mink thinking the little creature would drop the eel -- ...

Homemade MRE’s for Preppers

by Friday, June 24, 2016

What is an MRE? The Meal Ready-to-Eat – commonly known as the MRE (as shown below) – is a self-contained, individual field ration in lightweight packaging bought by the United States military for its service members for use in combat or other field conditions where organized food facilities are not available. (info via) (Image via) The Most Common Contents in a Military MRE Entree: the main course, such as Spaghetti or Beef Stew Side dish: rice, corn, fruit, or mashed potatoes, etc. Cracker or ...

Best Campgrounds in Nebraska

by Friday, June 24, 2016

Where to Camp in the Cornhusker State Nebraska has long been a colonial and agricultural hub for the United States. Its great, treeless plains lend themselves to farming and grazing, and its many creeks and rivers keep the land moist and fertile. Nebraska is also home to many national monuments, state parks, lakes and campgrounds that make it a great place to camp on a summer weekend. Here are our favorite places to camp in Nebraska. 1. Chadron State Park - Chadron (Image ...

Best Campgrounds in Montana

by Thursday, June 23, 2016

Where to Camp in the Treasure State Given that Montana literally means "mountain," it's not hard to imagine what type of topography you will encounter here. Montana is home to two of the nation's most beautiful national parks -- Glacier and Yellowstone -- as well as a large variety of wildlife, beautiful mountain views, miles of untamed wilderness and some of the best hunting and fishing in the world. Montana is truly an outdoorsman's paradise. Here are our favorite places to camp in Montana. 1. ...

12 Rainwater Collection Tips

by Thursday, June 23, 2016

Why is it important to learn rainwater collection methods? Living in such a modern world nowadays, most people don't worry about much at all. They can mostly get what they need at home with just a push of a button or a flip of a switch. Even going camping outdoors is more like "glamping" these days, with food, water and even internet easily accessible. But what if you run out of water, either at home or while spending time outdoors? What if ...

3 Homemade Mosquito Repellents

by Wednesday, June 22, 2016

It is more important than ever to protect yourself and your family against mosquitoes. I can’t stress this enough! In my neck of the woods (Texas), mosquitoes are extremely bad this year. With the constant threat of the Zika virus and the many other viruses that can be contracted through a single mosquito bite, constant protection against mosquitoes is key to having a safe and healthy summer. I have written articles about various methods on how to repel mosquitoes including different ...

Best Campgrounds in Missouri

by Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Where to Camp in the Show-Me State Missouri, like Kansas or Iowa, is largely considered "flyover country." But don't let the stereotype fool you -- there's plenty to see and do in Missouri. Missouri, nicknamed the "Gateway to the West," is the state where two mighty rivers -- the Missouri and the Mississippi -- join together. It's the home of the Great Plains and the foothills of the Ozarks. It was also the starting point for many travelers who made their way west to ...