How to Make Pemmican – 50 Plus Year Survival Super Food Recipe

How to Make Pemmican – 50 Plus Year Survival Super Food Recipe
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How to make Pemmican

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For Native Americans, developing the process of how to make pemmican was all about survival.

They created some of the most useful survival skills ever devised. Fortunately, much of their survival knowledge is still known today.

One such survival resource, invented by the Cree Native American Tribe, is what we call Pemmican. The word Pemmican stems from the Cree word for “fat” or “grease.”

Pemmican is one of the best survival foods you can make. It’s considered by many preparedness experts to be a survival super-food.

Why? Because it lasts for years, even decades, without spoiling. Pemmican is jam packed with proteins and good-fats to provide long-lasting energy. It’s easy to make. It’s made out of almost any meat. And on top of all that, it tastes pretty damn good, too.

Pemmican is a perfect survival snack to stash in your bug out bags, survival kits and survival food storage. Any serious survival food cache without an ample supply of pemmican is lacking. [Read more…]

9 Best Water Storage Solutions and Mistakes To Avoid

9 Best Water Storage Solutions and Mistakes To Avoid
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Water StoragePreparing for a long-term emergency disaster is hard.

It’s overwhelming. It’s easy to overlook the obvious and get your priorities mix up.

Do you really need another survival watch, tactical pen, or survival gas mask? Or is it time to invest in long term freeze dried survival food?

tact bivvy emergency sleeping bag

Is an underground survival bunker really your first step? Or should you start with something smaller? Like, a life-saving TACT bivvy…

One prep item that’s way too often overlooked is water storage.

How do I know this? Because a 2012 poll of U.S. adults found that 53% of US homes don’t have at least three days’ worth of non-perishable food and water in their homes – 53%! [Read more…]

5 Best Survival Knots – Strong Life Saving Knots You Need To Know

5 Best Survival Knots – Strong Life Saving Knots You Need To Know
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Survival Knots

These Five Survival Knots Can Save Your Life in the Wilderness

Whether you’re an avid camper, a determined mountaineer or a wilderness explorer, there’s one critical skill you need to have in your repertoire. It’s something you did as a kid for fun and now it can save your life as an adult – tying knots.

Various expert sources place emphasis on the same types of knots as lifesavers in outdoor situations. Well, today I’ll tell you about a few of those important knots and show you how to tie them like a pro.

Here are the top five survival knots you should master:

  • Figure Eight Knot
  • Bowline Knot
  • Clove Hitch
  • Sheet Bend
  • Taut-Line Hitch

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How To Make A Homemade Battery From Scratch Right Now

How To Make A Homemade Battery From Scratch Right Now
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How To Make A Homemade BatteryElectrical energy (and the storage of this energy with batteries) has fundamentally changed our society.

The electrical grid is one of modern societies most valuable (and vulnerable) resources.

So it’s no wonder why we so heavily rely on it. We use it for everything in modern life from warmth during cold months to cool during hot months. From entertainment when we’re bored to increase food preservation using refrigeration.

It even takes electrical power to operate fuel pumps. Fuel pumps that support our mass market food chain. The very supply chain that fills your local grocery store – daily.

So without grid power, you’re local grocer would quickly become bare.

In such an event (even for a few weeks) life would become a much more challenging endeavor. Millions of people would suffer and societies norms would crumble without the grid.

And that’s in just the first few weeks of widespread grid power loss. A longer disaster without power, the more widespread the suffering and death becomes.

And in the case of an EMP strike, nuclear attacks, or an extreme natural disaster, the grid could become wiped out indefinitely. [Read more…]

Urban Escape and Evasion Techniques After The Collapse

Urban Escape and Evasion Techniques After The Collapse
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Urban Escape and Evasion TechniquesFirst, there were riots and now the city’s been dark for months.

There’s no indication things are going to improve anytime soon. Roaming street gangs have formed and stealing everything of practical value in this harsh new world.

Roadblocks are everywhere and the few vehicles that still run are either gunned down in the street as someone tries to escape or they’re stolen as the gangs make their rounds.

Movement is what keeps me alive.

I travel light and only on foot during periods of low-light. Each day is becoming more difficult to find food and this life on the move is hard on me. There are quiet whispers of a community 200 miles outside of this hellish city working together to survive.

The squeeze on resources has choked the life out of this city. It’s time to escape… [Read more…]

Revolver Vs Semi Auto Which Is Best For Concealed Carry

Revolver Vs Semi Auto Which Is Best For Concealed Carry
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Revolver vs Semi Auto

Today I want to break down the pros and cons of carrying a revolver vs semi auto to help you make an informed decision on this hotly debated topic.

Any Breaking Bad fans out there?

“If five rounds won’t get the job done, you’re into spray and pray, and another six isn’t likely to seal the deal.”

“You can’t get more dependable than a wheel gun.”

Recognize those words of wisdom imparted to Walter White just before he bought his snub-nose 38 Special?

So maybe you’re considering your handgun choices for daily concealed carry and the revolver has captured your eye. You’re drawn to the simplicity, ruggedness, reliability, ergonomics and even beauty of a wheel gun – but do they make good carry weapons?

In a day when many are carrying semi-autos with up to fifteen double stacked rounds of 9 mm – what good is a five shot revolver?

Actually, the revolver is a very good choice. [Read more…]

Survival Kits – How To Build Or Buy One To Get Prepared

Survival Kits – How To Build Or Buy One To Get Prepared
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Survival Kits

A survival kit is just a group of critical survival gear and supplies put into some sort of container (bag, pack, tin, etc.) and there’s a lot to be said for owning a quality survival kit.

Even if you’re a survival expert and can make fishhooks out of pop-tops, fashion hunting bows from plywood, and turn a shoe into a water filtration system – you never want to have to rely on those last resort measures. At least not in a real critical emergency situation.

Having well-stocked survival kits, and essential bushcraft gear at your disposal is practical. And in the long run, it can be just as important to your surviving as all those fancy tricks you’ve learned.

I am not saying that a survivalist is only as good as his equipment. Being creative and adaptive in survival is still essential. But having a good survival kit always increases your survival odds. [Read more…]

8 Affordable DIY Generators The Utility Companies Absolutely Hate

8 Affordable DIY Generators The Utility Companies Absolutely Hate
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DIY GeneratorsIt would be impossible to list all the reasons why you might want to build a DIY generator.

  • Maybe you’re preparing for a long-term emergency and want to generate your own power if the grid gets wiped out.
  • Maybe you’re living in a cabin in the wilderness, sustained by the land, supported by Mother Nature.
  • Perhaps you dream of off-grid independence and self-reliance.
  • Maybe you’d like to knock a few dollars off your electric bill or even get rid of it completely.
  • Or maybe you want to do it for the pure joy of making functional science.

Regardless your reason, the goal is always the same; to produce and consume your own electricity.

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How To Build An Underground Survival Bunker From Scratch

How To Build An Underground Survival Bunker From Scratch
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Survival BunkerEvery serious survivalist dreams of having their own underground survival bunker. A haven where we can escape to in the event of an emergency – an underground shelter where you can take refuge.

Whether you call it a survival bunker, an apocalyptic bunker, a bomb shelter, nuclear shelter or fallout shelter…it’s a place you can survive (typically underground) with plenty of clean air, fresh water, and food in times epic disaster.

Sure, VIP’s like the President, billionaires, and wealthy moguls have emergency bunkers. Opulent spaces outfitted with massage recliners, flat screen theaters, and ‘Charmin extra triple ply’ gentle toilet paper…

  • But what about the commoners like you and me?
  • What about the regular people with regular jobs and regular occupations?
  • Where are our fancy security measures?
  • Where are our lavish survival bunkers lying in wait?

To put it plainly: there aren’t any. But there could be… [Read more…]