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Best Double Barrow Shotguns

Best Double Barrow Shotguns

The 8 best double barrel shotguns on the market today   The double barrel shotgun is probably one of the most recognisable firearms to the general public, mainly through its wide-ranging use in a range of different movie genres. From a posh English villain in his...

The Best Survival Movies of All Time

The Best Survival Movies of All Time

14 must-watch Survival films   I am a camper at heart, and a prepper in my head so I do love a good survival movie. It doesn’t matter if it is a documentary, a based-on real events, or complete made-up silliness. A survival movie is designed for you to root for...

Ultimate Guide To Living Off Grid

Ultimate Guide To Living Off Grid

How to live off grid and be self sufficient   A lot of what people think living off the grid is, is just some degree of self-sufficiency. For the purpose of this article, I will class living off the grid as meaning that you live somewhere where you are not hooked...

How To Make Pine Needle Tea

How To Make Pine Needle Tea

Pine needle tea is really delicious and it is pretty easy to make, so let’s get right into it!   How to make Pine Needle tea   Ingredients A means to boil water Water Pine needles   Step one   Gather some pine needles from a green white pine aka...

Henry Survival Rifle Review

Henry Survival Rifle Review

How good is the Henry U.S. Survival AR-7   Are you looking for a survival or a takedown gun? If yes, then Henry has probably made the most well know gun there is… but is the Henry Survival Rifle any good? Let’s have a look.   Why is the Henry U.S. Survival...

Stanley Thermos Review

Stanley Thermos Review

Stanley have been a around for more than a hundred years, they have built a brand name that is synonymous with quality and durability. Whilst I wouldn’t say their products are particularly expensive, they are generally at the more expensive end of what your search...

How To Preserve Meat

How To Preserve Meat

5 Ways to store meat without a refrigerator   Meat is a nutrient dense and bioavailable source of calories, and the protein that meat contains is essential to human health. However, meat isn’t just about the essential amino acids as it also contains essential...

Toilet Paper Alternatives

Toilet Paper Alternatives

The 14 best toilet paper replacements in an emergency   Toilet papers will always be around, right? Well don’t be so sure. In 2020 we saw how the unprepared rushed out and stripped shelves bare. Yet if they just bought normally, there would have been no supply...

Best Uses For Bacon Grease

Best Uses For Bacon Grease

10 ways a homesteader can use bacon fat   Animal fat is an important source of calories, but it is not just a calorie fat bomb. Fat is also highly nutritious; it is where a lot of the vitamins and minerals are stored. Did you know that a lot of the essential...

Guide to Dehydrating Bananas

Guide to Dehydrating Bananas

The 4 best ways to dehydrate bananas   Dehydrating food is a great way to store food for long periods of time. So, it is a great option for survivalists and preppers to store a range of food long term. However, there are shorter term reasons why you might want to...

Best Survival Tents

Best Survival Tents

The 7 best tents for emergency preparedness   If you find yourself outside in the wilderness and it is getting dark, you best have access to some shelter. Whether that is a natural shelter like a cave, a wood shelter built from sticks and leaves, or a 3rd option...

Best Bug Out Bags

Best Bug Out Bags

The 6 best emergency survival backpacks   The Bug Out Bag began in the military, was then also adopted by law enforcement, and is now also a huge part of the survivalist and preppers culture.   What is a bug out bag   Usually, it is a backpack that you...

Best Tactical Combat Knives

Best Tactical Combat Knives

The 8 best military and combat knives you should buy   The best military knives would only include knives that the military use. The best combat knives would only include knives specifically for close quarter fighting. I believe that the best tactical combat...

How To Open a Locked Door Without a Key

How To Open a Locked Door Without a Key

Simple ways to open a locked door without a key   Lockable doors are very important for security and help keep you and your family safe. Not only do I have lockable outside doors, which obviously most people have but all the upstairs inside doors are lockable...

Best Solar Generators

Best Solar Generators

The best renewable ways to power your home or for travelling   As technology moves on, solar energy is becoming an excellent means of protecting your home from power outages and providing you with a convenient source of electricity when you are travelling or are...

How To Clip Chicken Wings

How To Clip Chicken Wings

Chicken wing clipping – 10 steps for beginners   Owning chickens is awesome and there a lot of reasons everyone should keep chickens, but they are especially useful to homesteaders and people interested in some level of self-sufficiency. For example:   Eggs...

Parts of a Bullet

Parts of a Bullet

What are the basic components of Ammunition   Right no messing about, let’s get straight into it.   What are the 4 components of a bullet   They are, as follows:   Casing   This is usually made from brass, cooper, or steel and it holds all the...

Best Fixed Blade Knives

Best Fixed Blade Knives

The 11 most reliable and versatile fixed blade knives you can buy   The knife has come a long way from its humble beginnings as cracked piece of stone, and they have always been an important tool in our evolution as a species. There are a huge range of fixed...

How To Live in Your Car

How To Live in Your Car

A step-by-step guide to living in your car safely   Who in their right minds would want to live in their car, surely it is just one step away from living rough? Well, no not really. There are many valid and useful reasons for living in your car, and it doesn’t...

How To Make a DIY Swamp Cooler

How To Make a DIY Swamp Cooler

A step-by-step guide to building your own cooling system   I love building things myself, and you find there is always different ways you can build cool variations on standard items. Yes, you could just go out and buy some boring type of air conditioning unit,...