Day: October 24, 2019

How long can fish guts be used as bait before they become too spoiled?

Lets say you're on a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean, you've gambled some of your ration to use as bait and now you've caught a fish and are planning to use its guts as additional bait. How long will that bait last before its useless, and if its still usable spoiled does it […]

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How To Grow And Prepare Coffee At Home 101

Some of the links below are affiliate links. If you choose to make a purchase we may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Many of us don’t even know that coffee can be grown right here, at home! Image Credit: legacy.sweetmarias.com This plant is actually quite easy to take care of […]

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Would you Eat Rat Meat in SHTF?

Some of the links below are affiliate links. If you choose to make a purchase we may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. We live in a world of infinite convenience. Food is delivered to supermarkets en mass and they throw a lot of it away or donate it to food […]

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Gasification stoves, an intro for the novice and questions for the experts

To begin with, my interest is in the small scale portable versions of these stoves for backpacking, they are scalable without the science changing so it's (theoretically) possible to make commercial models in addition to solo, portable models. Most people's first fire is a campfire made from wood. If they pay attention, they will eventually […]

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Options for Emergency Heat

Some of the links below are affiliate links. If you choose to make a purchase we may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Off the grid, heat is an issue when temperatures begin to creep below freezing. Depending on your home and the quality of insulation you will struggle to stay […]

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What A Ham Radio Is And How Experienced Preppers Use It

For most people, amateur radio or ham radio is a hobby, but for the prepper, it is a valuable tool. Most people think of ham radio as just a way to talk to people in far-away lands, but ham radio provides a means for preppers to communicate with family, friends and other preppers in the […]

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Sleeping in -5 to -10°C without a fire?

If things go according to plan, I'm heading out this Friday to do a 24 hour stay in the woods. While I plan on cooking with fire, I'm not so sure I feel comfortable sleeping with one lit. Planing on making my shelter out of tarp and pine. Sleeping on a somewhat elevated position made […]

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