Wildcrafting And Foraging Means Fabulous Food And Family Fun

Always ask landowners before wildcrafting and foraging. Wildcrafting is the term that people refer to for collecting wild plants. Wild plants often have strong healing properties and exceptional flavor. I have never tasted a store bought strawberry that compared in flavor to the tiny alpine ones that grow freely in wild places. All in all,…

Keeping Warm “Off-Grid” Without A Wood-Burning Stove

Keeping warm during a winter power outage can be difficult. The recent polar vortex hit Texas hard. While the entire country suffered with unexpectedly cold temperatures which lasted for days; no other state had as many people without power, without water and dying from the cold weather. But why should this be so? First, no…

Getting Your Prepping Stockpile Ready For When You Need It Most

Taking inventory gives me the chance to see what I actually have. Yet, it also gives me the chance to check the condition of everything in my prepping stockpile as well. Many people have special things they do at the beginning of the year. For me, that means taking inventory in more ways than one….

6 Items Your Homestead Needs To Survive A Winter Blackout

Survival in a Winter Blackout Many people prepare for winter weather by putting together a winter survival kit in their car. But too few prepare an additional kit for their home, which can leave them unprepared when a winter ice or snowstorm hits and leaves them trapped there. Because preparing your house for a winter…

Survival Ice Fishing: 5 Essential Tips

ice fishing If you’ve ever driven by a lake during winter in the colder states, there’s often an angler or two out there by a hole on the ice, waiting for the catch. Ice fishing has been practiced for thousands of years, but it will only yield its rewards after great patience, knowledge and skill….

5 Winter Survival Skills That Will Keep You Warm, Dry, And Alive

  5 Winter Survival Skills That Will Keep You Warm, Dry, And Alive Every different climate delivers a unique set of challenges in a survival scenario, and winter is no exception. If you aren’t too careful, the frigid wind and cold can immobilize you with frostbite and then kill you off with hypothermia. In this…

Starting An Off-Grid Organic Garden

Every year, more and more families are choosing to create an off-grid lifestyle for themselves. It’s a healthier, less expensive, and less demanding lifestyle but it will involve a lot of elbow grease for the first few years until the majority of the off-grid homestead becomes sustainable. Food Crisis No Problem™ is a digital program…

Preparing Your Body For Survival Situations

Don’t just depend on going to the gym and working out. Do some actual physical labor to train your body for survival situations. I live in an area with one of the highest rates of obesity in the nation. A few years ago, we were number one, but someone else has managed to pass us…

Crucial Tips For Surviving A Forest Fire

The reality of surviving a forest fire is much worse than hearing of it from a distance. The tragic forest fires that have struck California are one more reminder of how dangerous the forces of nature can be. That something which started out so small could wreck such massive devastation, totally leveling one town, is…

8 Obvious-But-Overlooked Ways Our Grandparents Survived Tough Times

Overlooked Ways Our Grandparents Survived Tough Times Hard times are nothing new. They have come and gone throughout the centuries, and people have dealt with difficulties as best they can. Amid catastrophic weather, crop failures, job loss and personal injuries—all of which often lead to economic disaster—our grandparents made it through some of the worst…