• Feb
    6
    Is Your Firewood Dry

    Wet firewood will not burn properly. If you throw wet firewood on top of the fire, you might even lose your flame. Fortunately, you can check for wet firewood easily. Just follow a couple of tips and you won't get fooled by wet firewood again. Take a small piece of firewood and snap it. If it snaps cleanly through, it is dry. However, if it bends instead of snaps, it is wet. You will need to look elsewhere for firewood if it bends. You can also bang two p...

  • Get Strong for a Crisis with Early Morning Training

    You might like the idea of sleeping in, but sleeping in doesn’t bode well for your ability to survive during a crisis. If you are going to thrive in a crisis, you need to get out of bed and get to work. Part of that is getting up and working out early in the morning. Working out in the morning will help you get into great shape. Then, you will be ready to take on whatever comes your way during an emergency. Whenever you work out in the morning, your metabo...

  • Jan
    30
    Credit Cards and First Aid

    You know you have to save up gold and silver for a crisis. What you may not know is you should still keep your credit cards on hand. You won't need them to buy things. If the grid goes down, no one will be able to accept credit cards. Instead, you can use them for first aid. Bee Stings and Splinters You can use a credit card to remove bee stings and splinters from your skin. Scrape the card against your skin in a way that will force the s...

  • Water

    Preppers usually do an excellent job of storing water for drinking. Then, a disaster strikes and they realize they have forgotten something very important. They don't just use water to stay hydrated. They also use it for cooking. They use water to boil various items, so if they do not have enough of it, they run out well before they should. Go through the amount of food you have stored and see how much water you will need. Then, save enough water to use for ...

  • Jan
    23
    Uses for Duct Tape

    You have probably heard people talk about the wonders of duct tape. You might wonder if duct tape is really so magical. The truth is, it can help you quite a bit during a survival situation. Be sure to stock up so you can enjoy all of the benefits. First, you can use duct tape to make a butterfly bandage. This can help your wounds heal faster. You can also use duct tape for makeshift handcuffs. If you have to detain someone who tries to hurt you or take y...