Tag: self-reliance

Making Sourdough Bread

Making Sourdough Bread

We decided to finally tackle this project because the affectionately used term to describe a local here in Alaska is a “sourdough” or maybe the timing was just right and we wanted to take advantage of the cold, dark winter days here in Fairbanks.  Whatever the reason, we are now required to work at least […]

Fiddlehead Ferns, How to Make Them Food

Fiddlehead Ferns, How to Make Them Food

Almost everyone has heard of “fiddlehead ferns,” the young fern wild edible, turn gourmet vegetable can be found across much of North America in the mid to late springtime. By Stephanie Dayle  Few wild edibles are so easily spotted, convenient and tasty, or so widely available. They are high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, […]

10 Things to Prep if You Get Migraine Headaches

10 Things to Prep if You Get Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches can be completely debilitating and those of us that suffer from them could be at a severe disadvantage during a prolonged emergency.  While their exact cause is still a mystery most doctors think they are related to the spasming of the large blood vessels in the brain. A severe migraine could render a person […]

Full Gut Bugout: Why Trapping Is Essential for Long-Term Survival

Full Gut Bugout: Why Trapping Is Essential for Long-Term Survival

We’ve all seen those “survival” shows, claiming that one dude can wildly run around the woods, procuring all the necessities of sustenance through fashioning a makeshift spear from an old boat propeller and skewering a 10-point buck …but entertaining as that is, it just doesn’t work like that. Securing meat sources is not one of […]

By February 26, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
10 Things to Do if a Winter Storm Is Happening and You’re Not Prepared

10 Things to Do if a Winter Storm Is Happening and You’re Not Prepared

  Just weeks ago a winter storm hit the South East United States leaving traffic locked in grid lock for days, people were also stuck at the office and in school for days. Tonight ice and cold rains down on the same areas with massive grid lock and power outages looming. For this second round of […]

Non-electric, fuel based lamps

Non-electric, fuel based lamps

There are a variety of different styles of lamps and lanterns that allow one to not use electricity.  This post will be concentrating on those that require some sort of fuel, oil lamps and lanterns.   It will also diagram the basic pieces of a lamp for clarity. Lamps evolved from a very basic concept.  Get […]

By February 1, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
THIS is why you should have a Get Home Bag

THIS is why you should have a Get Home Bag

Everyday Preparedness “Everyday Preparedness” is one of the things the American Preppers Network strongly advices – even over “doomsday preparedness” one of the easiest things a person can do to get themselves more prepared in everyday life is to pack a Get Home Bag and keep one for each person inside the vehicle they are […]

By January 30, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Best Batteries for Emergency Preparedness

Best Batteries for Emergency Preparedness

Stock rechargeable batteries! This has long been dispensed as preparedness advice. The reasoning behind this advice is of course to have the ability to recharge the batteries for additional use once exhausted. If the stores are closed or you can’t get to them for more batteries at least you can rely on stash of rechargeable […]

What You Need to Know about Water Tablets

What You Need to Know about Water Tablets

Water purification tablets are an ideal one-step back up form of water treatment. They are especially good for  Get Home Bags and Bug Out Bags because they are light weight and inexpensive. Water purification tablets are also great to store in your vehicle or your bug out location to disinfect water on demand. Even though […]

How to Can Brandied Apples

How to Can Brandied Apples

Looking for that perfect homemade Christmas present? Try canning some brandied apples, they are a simply divine dessert and an easy recipe to can yourself at home. Add a red bow to the top and it makes a great Christmas present (that is, if you don’t eat them all yourself, because they are that good) […]