Survival Water From Your Water Heater

In a post-disaster situation potentially the first thing any of us can consider is the lack of electrical resources. The second thing we'll probably note most is that there's...

How to Heat Up A Room with Cooking Oil

Yesterday evening I had a couple of friends over for a kick-ass movie night. Of course, you know how these things usually turned out – after the second movie,...

How To Pickle Meat

Brining has been a common method of preserving meat, at least as far back as the 18th century, to ensure it did not go to waste. Due to its...

The Long-Forgotten Cheesecloth

The original purpose of cheesecloth was, as you may have guessed from the name, cheese making. This was used in the cheese making process to distinguish the liquids and...

My First Batch Of Canned Cheese

I have always heard that "necessity is the mother of invention", but I also think of it as "the mother of learning something new." This has been the case...

7 Ways To Repurpose A Beer Can

Fact: there’s no limit to what you can with a beer can. Why? Simply because it’s called a beer CAN, not a beer CAN’T. Yes, I know it’s not...

How to Keep Eggs Fresh for a Year with Isinglass

There are many ways to preserve eggs when you're lucky enough to have a surplus of them, but in general, each one has its own weaknesses. Pickling eggs when all...

How to Tap Water from Your Heater and Toilet

Any SHTF story begins like this: “so, there I was, once upon a time (in December), in the wild, no water, no food, and with wolves on my ass.”...

What the Pioneers Stockpiled To Survive Winter

What does your food supply mean for winter? Likely not much. You won't see any fresh produce supplied locally, but modern global supply networks can cope with that. If it is...

How to Raise Rabbits

When it comes to self-sufficiency, replacing the grocery store seems to be the biggest hurdle for most preppers. Gardens are most commonly thought of because we as humans collectively...