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  • Herbal Electuaries Guide Part 1: How To Keep You Healthy After The SHTF

    Herbal electuaries should be a part of your survival pantry or prepper pantry. Preparing for the day when you call 911 and no one answers requires that we go both old school and natural with our wellness home remedies.

    SurvivalBased has shared a... Continue Reading →

  • Cooking Like a Boy Scout

    The Boy Scouts of America are a pretty great group to be a part of. They teach young boys the basics of survival. When taken seriously, this training gives boys skills they can bring into their adult lives for not only emergencies, but for everyday use, too.

    Cooking is something that must be done even if there’s an emergency going on. Just about every food requires some type of cooking, and during or after a disaster you’ll be cooking everything you eat, so knowing how to cook is pretty important business.

    Just like almost every other survival skill, there’s a lo... Continue Reading →

  • Tips for Staying Warm in Your Sleeping Bag

    One of the challenges of outdoor recreation is staying warm. Even if the days are warm, nights can be downright frigid at higher altitudes. For those who plan to stay in a sleeping bag overnight, here are some ways to stay warm.

    Keep Yourself Off the Ground – Direct contact with the ground can lead to a night of shivering. Stay off the ground by adding some insulation underneath your sleeping bag. A lightweight sleeping pad makes for a go... Continue Reading →

  • Healthy Campfire Cooking

    Every year millions of people head outdoors for camping. Camping is a great way to enjoy nature and spend time with friends and family. However, there is the possibility of returning home with a few extra pounds if not careful. It might be tempting to indulge in traditional camping foods that are loaded with unhealthy amounts of fat, sodium and sugar.

    Eating healthy is always a challenge while away from home. Plus, the nature of camping means that living without modern ... Continue Reading →

  • Food Preservation Tips That Will Protect Your Survival Garden And Meat Supply

    Survival food is always near the top of any prepper "must have" list. Growing and raising your own food as well as watching for great deals on long-term storage food are common and potentially life-saving preparedness activities.

    Learning how to preserve your garden crops and livestock offerings will help stretch your prepping budget dollars and ensure that your loved ones will not... Continue Reading →

  • How to Make Your Own Ice Cream

    There are many advantages to making homemade ice cream. Commercial flavors are readily available in most places but making your own has its particular benefits. Homemade ice cream is more cost effective and superior in quality to even the least expensive brands at the store. Moreover, you can control what is in your ice cream. Store bought brands contain dozens of additives.

    By making your own ice cream, ... Continue Reading →

  • DIY Lotion

    Interested in learning how to make your own lotion, but don't want to end up with greasy, goopy messes? Fear not! There's plenty of awesome DIY lotion recipes out there that easily absorb and won't leave you feeling like a greaseball. Check out a few of the many options available and have fun!

    Tangerine Face Cream

    Create a yummy-smelling face cream using the following ingredients:

  • Saving The Bees Should Be Important To Anyone Who Needs To Eat To Survive

    The honeybee population has been experiencing 30 percent declines since 2005. If the little pollinators vanish form the face of the Earth, the human race is not far behind. About every third bite of food we shovel onto our forks was pollinated by a honeybee. Colony collapse disorder has been studied by scientists from around the world extensively, yet no single cause for the deaths has been universally accep... Continue Reading →

  • Dandelions: Medicinal Uses And Foraging Recipes

    Many folks consider dandelions nothing more than a nuisance weed, but they counldn't be more wrong. The Taraxacum officinale, the scientific name for dandelions, can be used for both natural remedies and as an ingredient in a plethora of recipes.

    There are many varieties of dandelion leaves, some lobe (or segments) of the plant are clearly cut into segment, other do not have such distinct definitions. Rabbit, tortoises, pigs, small bird... Continue Reading →

  • The Importance of Powdered Milk for Long Term Storage

    In order to prepare for emergencies, it is always a good idea to have stocks of food for long term storage. One of the best items to have as part of that supply is powdered milk. Powdered milk, also called dry milk, has many everyday applications and uses for emergency food stuffs. The greatest benefit of powdered milk is that it can last for a long time if stored properly. An opened can... Continue Reading →

  • 1 Month Food Supply Giveaway

    It’s All About Calories – 142,040 calories to be exact, and all of them are found in our One Month Food Supply kit. That is enough calories to properly feed and nourish 3 Adults for an entire month (or 2 Adults/ 2 young children).

    Our Calories are:

    100% vegetarian, making them nutrient-dense. You actually need fewer cal... Continue Reading →

  • You Won't Believe Which Snack Helps Avoid Fights With Spouse.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.

    That's because low blood sugar can make spouses touchy, researchers propose.

    In fact, it can make them "hangry," a combination of hungry and angry, said Ohio State University psychology researcher Brad Bushman.

    "We need... Continue Reading →

  • Five unique ways to start a fire, you won't believe #3

    Let’s be clear. These are not the preferred ways to get a fire going. If you would have used your noggin’, you would have a BIC lighter or strike anywhere matches handy, or perhaps a magnesium stick on your keychain. Any of these will work much better than the methods I am describing. But if you find yourself in a fix, need a fire, and don’t have a way to get one started, here are some unorthodox methods of fire starting that really work will help you stay warm and alive so you can be more prepared the next time:

    1. Bottle of water

    Tips for Preventing and Treating Hypothermia

    Anyone who has spent time outdoors knows that hypothermia is a real threat in cold weather. Along with avalanches, it is one of the most significant risks of wintertime outdoor recreation. When our bodies get too cold, they kick into a survival mode where blood flow is restricted to certain parts of the body. Then, when the body’s core temperature drops too far, warming up is critical to saving your life or that of a friend or family member.

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  • Five Alternate Uses for your Manual Wheat Grinder

    A hand-powered wheat grinder or grain mill is an important tool for your survival kit, with the most obvious use being to grind wheat. There are, however, many other fun ways to utilize your wheat grinder whether you’re in survival mode or simply in your kitchen.

    If you’re in an emergency situation and the power goes out, your electric grain mill will serve no purpose. It is important to be prepared and a hand-mill is a versatile, incredible tool to have in your kitchen or em... Continue Reading →

  • Everything You Need In Your Pet Emergency Kit

    Last week, my dog did the unthinkable. Just 12 hours before we were about to take her on a plane, she ingested an entire bar of dark chocolate.

    After living for over two years in the Caribbean without one single incident, she gave us a major scare right before we were trying to bring her home to the United States.

    It took some quick thinking, but we called the vet immediately who told us to bring her in. It was because of our quick reaction time that we were able to get he... Continue Reading →

  • How to Identify Edible Plants and Insects

    Edible Plants and Insects. If you find yourself in a survival situation, one of the most pressing issues to deal with is acquiring food. You might be able to fashion tools or weapons in order to hunt or fish. However, there is always the possibility that you could be injured or not able to catch game to eat for some other reason. Plus, larger animals are usually difficult to ob... Continue Reading →

  • Freeze-Dried Fruit and Veggies For Survival and Daily Indulgences

    Incorporating freeze dried fruits and vegetables into your recipes is a great way to maintain a nutritional balance in your diet, and it can be very helpful in emergency situations. Freeze dried fruits and veggies are a perfect addition to your survival food supply or to your camp food collection because they are lightweight and can be stored for a long time.

    The method used for freeze-drying is a process in which the fruits and veggies are first frozen, and then pressure is applied to turn the wate... Continue Reading →

  • Do It Yourself: How to Make Homemade Granola

    By Kacey Herlihy

    How to make Homemade Granola. Granola is a great, healthy, energy-providing snack to keep around the house or to bring with you on a trek. The store-bought stuff can come with a hefty price tag and tons of calories and sugar, but making your own granola is a fun and healthy alternative!

    Making homemade granola is incredibly easy and allows you to add all of the things you like and omit anythin... Continue Reading →

  • Freeze Dried Foods For Your Emergency Food Supply Kit


    Freeze Dried Foods: My grandmother always said “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without!” Her self-reliant spirit preserved and empowered our family over the years. When the imaginable crises or unthinkable event happened she was not only prepared, but willing and able to survive in any unusual circumstance. Technology can now be used in diverse ways to empower our ability to weather any emergency situation, especially where food storage is concerned.

    When, not if, a disaster happens, and your run-of-the-mill, everyday routine is... Continue Reading →

  • Food Supply Depot 1 Week Food Kit Review


    I’m a dad. It’s still a little crazy to think about it sometimes. That means I have responsibility. I have someone to take care of beside myself. Someone who relies on me for their safety, their health and their nourishment. Recent events such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods make me t... Continue Reading →