Winter Survival

Cold Hands Effects on Shooting

Cold Hands Effects on Shooting

Hello folks, we have been to the high desert in Northern Utah to do a bit of shooting today. So like all stories there is a good side and a bad side to this, first the good – we were shooting; now the bad – slow moving fingers and shaky hands. While my fingers were thawing, […]

How to Keep Warm in a Winter Power Outage

How to Keep Warm in a Winter Power Outage

This article has been contributed by Anne Marie Duhon. Anne Marie is a wife, mother of six and a full time off-gridder. She and her husband currently live in a totally off grid  200 sq foot “tiny home” and are in search of (again) that elusive  perfect spot to call home. Besides being a wife and […]

How to Make Char Cloth Indoors

How to Make Char Cloth Indoors

If there were one fire-making skill I’d recommend all preppers get good at it would probably be making fire from char cloth.

Emergency Home Heating on the Cheap

Emergency Home Heating on the Cheap

With winter fast approaching, those of us who live in the temperate or boreal climates are already starting to feel the cold setting in.

One thing that had always worried me, before I got a wood stove, was the regular blackouts that happen here in the Northeast and not being able to heat my home. Up until the time I got the wood stove though I was able to figure out a method that easily met my needs in an emergency.

Putting Together your Winter Emergency Car Kit

Putting Together your Winter Emergency Car Kit

Between commuting to and from work, running errands, and schlepping the kids around to various activities, the average
American spends over 200 hours a year in their cars.

This is more time on the road than we spend in vacation time in a year!

5 Essential Pieces of Gear to Get You Comfortably through a Winter Power Outage

5 Essential Pieces of Gear to Get You Comfortably through a Winter Power Outage

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.

How to Make a Candle Heater

How to Make a Candle Heater

With the cold season coming to a close I wanted to share one more survival craft that you can do in order to provide some off-grid heat to a small insulated area with just a candle!

Survival Car Heater – Carbon Monoxide Testing Results

Survival Car Heater – Carbon Monoxide Testing Results

For those who are just joining me now (just to give you some background), I had written an article and created a video on how to make a survival heater for your car if you were ever stranded somewhere in the winter and required heat. Being someone who doesn’t like to give survival advice without first […]

Testing out the Survival Stove

Testing out the Survival Stove

Last night since it was down in the mid-teens, I decided to take the little car stove I made from the How to Make a Survival Stove (Car Heater) article out for a test drive. I wanted to test how long it would take for the car to heat up to a comfortable temperature in below […]

How to Eat a Pine Tree

How to Eat a Pine Tree

This post is sponsored by Prepper Academy, the only preparedness program that shows you step-by-step how to rapidly prepare for the coming hard times — no matter what your income or where you live. This post is a follow-up to the The Fantastic Four – 4 Essential Wild Edible Plants that May Just Save Your Life article. […]