Dave Canterbury explains how to build a spider type debris shelter in this four part video demonstration.
Honey, a sugary-syrupy nectar made by honey bees from beautiful flowers, has been used since thousands of years. Humans have used honey both as a medicine as well as a food source. Besides an organic source of sugar, honey has many medicinal properties and is the staple ingredient of various medications.
Composition of honey
Honey, as we know, is manufactured naturally by honey bees in nests perched atop high trees. Pollination, the process of reproduction of flowers, is a result of honey bees migrating from one plant to another in search of food. The composition of honey has revealed that it’s relative sweetness is similar to granulated sugar. Moreover, harmful micro-organisms are unable to grow in honey bottles. Honey can easily be stored at normal room temperature making it a part of many home foods.
Less than a year ago I was watching a YouTube video on gardening and agriculture and I came across the plant known as the Moringa Tree. Found primarily in the foothills of the Himalayas, this plant is a true “Super-food” and is slowly becoming described by some medical professionals as “the Miracle Tree.” This tree has been used in Indian and Malaysian medicine for years and it’s nutritional qualities are almost unbelievable!
In my EDC (Every Day Carry) I have a small but mighty selection of items that are helpful each day or could be very helpful if faced with a serious emergency. My Sypderco Tenacious G-10 knife, a trusty BIC lighter, a Keltec pf9 9mm, a parachord bracelet, a Leatherman Wave multi-tool and… Chapstick??? Yep, my father’s side has a genetic predisposition for chapped lips and dry skin, so each and every day I carry a little tube (or two) of Chapstick. (Sometimes Burt’s Bees)
Corn is so ubiquitous up here in Iowa, that there’s really no reason to grow my own corn. The trucks full of sweet corn in the hardware store’s parking lot are there all season, and it’s hard to beat the 4$ a dozen price tag. I am growing some this year, but it’s proving right all the reasons I gave myself for not growing my own.
It’s something that you should get in the habit of thinking about (and/or doing) every day, even for just a little.
Many are very busy living their modern lives and it can be difficult to schedule time for things that are outside of daily routines. But the thing is, doing a bit of prepping doesn’t need to take all day — but it should at least occupy some of your time…
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.
Store your food supply at least 3 to 6 inches off the ground, and away from walls.
This helps ensure that your food supply remains safe from rodents, insects, and moisture.
In a long term scenario, your gasoline/diesel/gas/electricity powered equipment and tools will become useless.
Have you thought about this?
If you could only prep one kind of soap, what would it be?
There are always hundreds of answers to that question because there really isn’t a single ‘best’ soap to store; almost any soap is good to stock up on compared to none at all. If they have to, people can make do cleaning most things with just about any common soap. If you make your own soap, that is a very frugal and admirable skill. Homemade soap is a good option if you have time to make extra and stock up on it. The important thing is having supply soap on hand for hygiene and sanitation if the store is sold out or closed.
– Beans Bullets & Band Aides
Then we think about shelter. No wait there has to be a bunker on the Preppers list too. Of course we didn’t forget communications and some mode of transportation to the bunker. Actually most Preppers have thought long and hard about how they would overcome the bomb, and the alienation from the world we now know. They’ve read a lot of materials and listened to some awesome talk show hosts. They’ve hit the range and honed their weapons skills. But in all that expectation they simply forget that a Preppers list requires a heavy amount of cash flow to make it happen.
Have you ever read the labels on your household and beauty products? Even the “natural” stuff often contains a long list of ingredients that are nearly impossible to pronounce, let alone identify. In addition, many of these products can get expensive. Whether you are concerned about the expense, the ingredients or what you will do in the event that stuff hits the fan, there’s never been a better time to get back to basics. Rather than succumbing to the status quo and buying these products off the shelf every month, many people are choosing to make their own products. These homemade soaps, lotions and detergents are cheap and easy to make at home and require only simple, healthy ingredients that are easy to tailor to your own needs.