Posted in DIYDecember 6, 2013
Hiring a professional to clean your chimney could get expensive and you never know the quality of their work until it’s done. The alternative is DIY! Either way it’s highly important to make sure it’s done correctly. Cleaning a chimney is hugely important to prevent chimney fires and potential house fires due to creosote buildup. So the objective is to remove the creosote completely to ensure good chimney safety.
Posted in ShelterDecember 5, 2013
Want a house that can withstand bullets, fire and earthquakes? That last soda bottle you finished off is the building block used to support this two bedroom house. The recycled bottles were filled with sand and conjoined using mud to form a solid wall. The structure is supposedly stronger than cinder blocks and can maintain an average year-round temperature of 64ºF.
Posted in Blog,GearDecember 4, 2013
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Posted in FoodDecember 4, 2013
Whether you’re a prepper, homesteader or just a gardener more than likely you’re always wondering how to grow an abundance of potatoes with limited space. You can get your own bumper crop by using old tires stacked vertically. Not only is it space efficient, it is also wonderful to recycle old tires to help our environment.
Posted in SkinningDecember 4, 2013
Learning how to skin and flesh an animal is a very important skill to possess in economic meltdown. Animal skins and furs can become a valuable commodity especially with no monetary system in place. Obviously a raccoon skin doesn’t go for much but the technique can be applied to other animals that offer more value. Bland County Survivorman demonstrates how to skin and flesh a raccoon.
Posted in GearDecember 3, 2013
Cordage is a near necessity to have during an emergency and can be used for a variety of purposes. Paracord, more specifically is a lot stronger and can be used to repair backpack straps, belts, lash together shelter among other things. It’s much lighter but stronger than traditional fiber rope which makes it easy to carry in your pack or in this case, on your wrist. You can easily braid it into a convenient bracelet so you will have it at all times.
Posted in EnergyDecember 3, 2013
Fire pits are much more manageable than building a campfire every time you want a fire to get warm or to roast a few hotdogs. Instead of buying those rust bucket fire pits from your local hardware store, think about making your own constructed of concrete tree rings a few rocks and the bottom of a circular grill. The pattern of the tree ring blocks make building it very fast and easy. You can build it for around 50 bucks and it’s made to last!
Posted in GearDecember 2, 2013
I wanted to compile a list of 10 important items that every prepper should possess in their bug out bags. Now I know that these items are my opinion and certainly up for debate, but they where chosen based on my prepping knowledge to date, affordability, practical use and overall cool factor. These items make great additions to your wish list and won’t bankrupt your family when looking for gifting ideas.
Posted in Gear,SecurityDecember 1, 2013
If you don’t have kiddies running around the house, beside holsters are a great protection asset. Your weapon is secured within reach while you sleep. It keeps you from accidentally knocking the gun off your nightstand and works much better than keeping it in a drawer. Check out this easy DIY beside holster system!
Posted in EnergyDecember 1, 2013
Welcome to the final part of this series! Congrats if you’ve gotten this far because this can be a difficult little project to build, but worth the trouble to see it functioning. In this part I’ll show you how to wire the turbine to the diode bridge rectifier to product DC power. After that I’m mounting it to show you how to flies in the wind!