Posts in category How To

How Useful Are Your Pumpkin Seeds?

Over a century ago, American farmers noted that when their livestock munched on pumpkin seeds, they seemed to urinate more often. They weren’t the first to notice the seeds’ effects. The Iroquois had long used pumpkin seed as a diuretic, and the Cherokee gave it to children to control bed-wetting, since it seemed to help […]

3D Printers, Guns And Politicians...

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to renew the 25-year-old Undetectable Firearms Act on December 3rd. The Senate followed suit on December 9, the day the bill was set to expire. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill into law as soon as it reaches his desk. The law stipulates that all firearms […]

The Safe And Private Home..

These days, the number of victims of home burglary is quite alarming. According to FBI data American homes are robbed every 15 seconds. In any given time, especially if you live in a high-density area, your house may be next. Burglars don’t just take your belongings and walk away quietly, leaving you and your family […]

Survival and Soap

When you find yourself in a wilderness survival situation, cleanliness and hygiene are often not at the top of your list of priorities – but they should be. Maintaining proper hygiene in a survival situation is much more than just a mental or emotional boost. While you’re battling elements you can visually see – terrain, […]

DIY Napalm

Napalm is the generic name for the mixture of a flammable petroleum substance, typically diesel gasoline, with a thickening or gelling agent to give the fiery substance “sticky” properties. Napalm-like fiery substances have been used since early Greek times for war purposes (they called it “sticky fire”). Napalm as we know it today, was developed […]

Sewing In The Wild

Possessing the knowledge and ability to sew is an essential toolset if you are to survive in the wild for any extended period of time.  Clothing, shelter, shoes, and tools may need to be repaired and often those repairs require basic sewing technique.   Starting and Ending a Stitch To sew anything, begin by knotting […]

No Can opener, No Problem

It happens to the best of us. You have the food but forgot the eating utensils or plates. When it comes to canned food, failing to bring the can opener may seem like an end-of-the-world disaster – unless you know these simple methods for opening a metal can without using a can opener. The “simple” […]

Knife Attacks

Knife fights are rare – knife attacks on the other hand, and much more common. Knife attacks typically occur when the attacker is within arm’s reach of you but experts will say, anyone with a knife that is intent on attacking you is a threat as far as 30-feet away (many experts quote a “21-foot-rule” […]

Experiencing A Public Shooting

Random Mass Public Shootings Despite what many believe, random mass public shootings are not uncommon occurrences. For instance, during six months in 2012, there were at least six random, mass shooting incidents (one in a drive by shooting spree killing 3 people, two in schools killing a total of 10 people, and three in public […]

Tips From our Pioneering Ancestors (W...

When SHTF and today conveniences will no longer be available we will turn back to what our grandfathers use to do to solve different problems. The ”life hacks” bellow were a way of life for our ancestors and many of these haks were forgatten or simply not used nowadays. In the 1910s, Gallaher Ltd of […]