I never cease to be amazed by the very many different gardening systems mankind has invented.
The garden of Emilia Hazelip is an interesting example. It’s sort of a back-to-the-land meets science meets Masanobu Fukuoka:
Most bunkers are located below ground and they have an extremely good protection in case of tornadoes, armed attacks or even bombs. While some bunkers are specially designed for military purposes, there are some that have gone from the standard military design (bunkers made for war time), to prepper design. Preppers use underground bunkers against nature rage, keep their food and water supply safe and ultimately have their family SAFE. When a house is purpose-built with a bunker, the normal location is a reinforced below-ground bathroom with fibre-reinforced plastic shells. Very important to remember, is that a bunker’s doors must be at least as strong as the walls surrounding it. If you consider building an underground bunker to survive in, for a prolong time, then you must consider a ventilation system.
Grow My Own Antibiotics? You’re Joking, Right?
If you are imagining someone in a lab coat bent over petri dishes, forget it. I’m talking about everyday plants that you can grow in your own backyard that have antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-parasitic compounds. Many of these are common plants you may already have in your garden. No matter where you live (as long as it’s not Antarctica or Death Valley) you can grow some medicinal plants that just might save your life in a survival situation.
Herbs are a wonderful part of life. They add vibrant flavors to our prepared foods and many have various medicinal properties that make them valuable additions to our continued good health.
Unfortunately, fresh herbs are not always available from your garden or supermarket. When that happens, you need to rely on dried herbs.
What You Might Not Know About Basic First Aid
When it comes to being prepared, having a broad base of knowledge will help to keep you calm when unexpected things come up, from water filtration to how to dress a wound and basic first aid. And let’s face it, unexpected things will come up on a daily basis, not only in a SHTF Scenario, But if you have the knowledge of how to handle that particular situation, then it will hopefully not seem as catastrophic.
Dave Canterbury explains how to build a spider type debris shelter in this four part video demonstration.
It started like this. In my quest for self-sufficiency, I wanted to have the ability to produce my own sugar if need be. I planned on adding bees to the farmstead this last spring – but ‘we’ spent money on a new chainsaw instead. My next thought was maple trees? Not unless I could pay to put in a bunch of 10 year-old sugar maple tress, hope they all lived, then maybe in another 10-15 years I would have some young smallish trees I might be able to tap. Stevia plants? I found out, not only do they not grow in my zone, but I have noticed through watching my friend’s attempts that they are rather finicky to grow indoors and don’t like big shifts in temperature. That wouldn’t work in our house with wood heat. Then I found my answer through my grandma.
So you want to paint your rifle camouflage. I painted mine 2 years ago and this is how I did it. The information in this post could also apply to equipment you may want to paint. Chances are high you’ll have paint left over anyway.
The idea to paint my rifle came from a local gun dealer. The rifle is a bolt-action Browning A-Bolt Stainless Stalker in .308 caliber. It’s all stainless steal with a black synthetic stock. I hump the woods with this thing, so I wanted stainless and synthetic. I’ve had bad luck hunting shitty weather with a blued rifle, and I’m always cautious about banging up the wood stock.