Whether you were in boy scouts or not, every one should gain these outdoor survival skills. Some of us gained some of this knowledge through our time in the Boy Scouts, where we learned the power of teamwork, ingenuity, and self-reliance. Learning how to deal with the most basic of situations can often be the largest thing we do in life.
Your Options for Getting Water Off the Grid
Are you looking for water while living off the grid? All you need to do is look down or look up.
1. Look Down: Drill a Well
Rivers flow just underneath our feet. The challenge is tapping into them. The theory behind a drilled well is quite simple, drill a hole until you hit a nice reservoir of water and use a pump to get that water to the surface.
Skills of the Future – Working in a Post SHTF World
Understanding the fundamentals of life and having a broad range of knowledge will be essential if the modern world collapses. In a post-SHTF world, there are several skills that will instantly become valuable. It would be wise to begin learning a few of these skills as you will be in the best … Read more
Prepping for Natural Disasters and Being Smart About It
Let’s face it, as long as there is nature, there are going to be natural disasters. As much as we would like to escape its clutches, we can only go so far. As far as nature’s wrath is concerned, we can run but we can never hide. Regardless of the place we live … Read more
Review: Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System
The Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System is probably the lightest and most useful water filtration systems on the market today. It’s made to allow direct drinking from any stream. This water filtration system should be in everyone’s bug out bag or survival cache! Full Description and Uses of the Sawyer Mini Water … Read more
Self-reliance Guide: Hot and Cold Smoking Red Meats and Fish
If you are familiar with smoking fish or other meats you’ll know that you can get some amazing flavor if done with some care and knowledge. Off-grid people and hunters have been doing this for hundreds of years with little to no modern conveniences or cooking tools. By smoking your own meats, you can also have the enormous benefit of being able to save and preserve the meat or fish for longer periods of time. Often, smoked meat can store for many days depending on the type of meat and smoking method used.
Court in Florida Rules Off-Grid Living is Illegal
A story several months ago caught the attention of many news outlets around the world, especially the attention of the off-grid community. Living off the grid was ruled to be illegal in Cape Coral, Florida, according to a court ruling back in February.
The Special Magistrate, Harold S. Eskin, gave a ruling that the city’s ordinance and codes allow Robin Speronis to live without utility power. But there’s one caveat. She is still required to have her home connected to the city’s water system. Plus, her alternative source of power must be approved by the city, Eskin said.
This Guy Built an Awesome, Tiny Cabin for About $2,000!
If you’ve ever wanted to build a tiny cabin for really cheap, this video will help you. Lamar Alexander decided he wanted to build a small 400 square foot cabin and he did it for around $2,000. The cabin is powered by a 570 watt solar and wind power generator/system. The system he used is pretty inexpensive.
Do Ripe Bananas with Dark Patches Combat Abnormal Cells or Cancer?
There has been many articles lately about how ripe bananas have an anti-cancer type effect, meaning it could be used to help combat abnormal cells or even help to thwart off cancer. Japanese scientists that have spent some time researching fruits and vegetables and the effects of those foods on health have discovered that a within ripe bananas there is a substance, nicknamed Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (or TNF-alpha for short). This substance, according to their study, helps to increase the immune system capacity. The conclusion of the study was that eating those ripe bananas may just prevent certain lifestyle-related diseases and/or carcinogenesis.
Soursop Super Fruit with Anti-tumor and Cancer Properties
HEALTH TIP: The soursop fruit, also known as graviola (Portuguese) guanábana (Spanish), or corossol (French) is a large, green fruit with a dull spiked surface, found mainly in tropical regions. It comes from a small evergreen tree with dark green leaves. You can eat it ripe by tearing off the green surface. A ripe soursop fruit can be very soft and easy to tear apart with the fingers. On the inside is a soft creamy pulp embedded with numerous black seeds. The pulp, the seeds, and even the leaves and bark can be of significant health benefits.