I’m sure you’re already familiar with cotton balls and Vaseline being an excellent tinder for starting fires. That in combination with a ferro rod (FireSteel) is typically my go-to method for starting fires in an emergency.
I’m a big fan of yogurt, especially the thicker kind like Greek yogurt. If I had to go without it during TEOTWAWKI you might as well end my world right then and there.
If we are ever forced to live through an extended grid-down situation, I think many of us would realize how much we rely/depend upon our “common” appliances like our washing machines.
In a previous article I wrote about The Get-Home Bag and why having one with you when you’re out and about is a very important part of being prepared.
Thought you guys would get a kick out of this.
Today I was experimenting a bit more with the condom water bottle and was thinking to myself, “what would happen if I forgot or lost my water disinfection tablets to help clean the water I collected in the condom?”
For all my disaster kits — whether it’s a Bug-Out Bag, Get-Home Bag, or Emergency Car Kit — I make sure they cover the 5 Pillars of Survival: Personal Health & Security, Shelter, Water, Fire, and Food.
One thing that I carry around with me when I go to the city or travel overseas is a decoy wallet. A decoy wallet is a wallet whose purpose is to fool a would-be mugger or pickpocket from stealing your real wallet.
In a SHTF situation, clean drinking water is a must. Why spend hundreds on a filter when you can make a quality one at home for a fraction of the price?
One man’s first-hand account of living in a SHTF situation with his family during the Bosnia collapse of 1992.
Around 3 years ago here in New England we had a pretty serious winter ice storm that knocked my power out for around a week and in many close-by areas they were without power for 2 weeks.
From that experience I realized I was woefully unprepared for winter.