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Meco Solar & Hand Crank & USB Weather Survival Radio

Field testing and final review of a solar powered, hand crank multi function survival weather radio from Meco. This is not just a weather radio but a multi purpose survival tool.   With AM/FM radio, weather radio, LED light, and charging ports this radio has multiple uses in

Eating Snow For Survival Is It Safe Or Not

Many people ask the question - is snow safe to eat? The answer is Yes and No. It depends on the situation you are in at the time. Eating snow in itself is not harmful if you live in a clean, unpolluted area. But it can kill you if you eat too much snow under the right conditions.  

Are You Prepared For Disaster?

Article from: February 14th, 2013     Recently there have been more and more natural disasters and super storms around the country. This includes tornado, hurricane, earth quake, blizzard or fire. With the coming of each big storm,

Affordable Ultra Light & Compact Survival Wood Cook Stove

TomTop has given me this awesome folding camp stove. This stove uses wood or alcohol to cook out in the woods. The stove is made of stainless steel and folds down flat for transportation making it perfect for hiking, camping, fishing and survival. This is a very affordable stove consideri

How To Make Biomass Briquettes For Survival Fuel

In a previous post I have shown you how to make a biomass briquette press out of a simple caulk gun and PVC tubing. Now I will show you how to make biomass briquettes using your new biomass briquette press. Here is the previous article on

DIY Hurricane and Disaster Survival Pack

Every single household should have an emergency survival pack in case of natural disaster such as a hurricane, flood, tornado or fire. Your survival pack should be placed in a convenient location, in a sturdy box that is easy to carry. Your survival pack should be readily accessible in a hurry.

The Best Survival Bug Out Shelter In The World

Article From: November 21st, 2012 When the SHTF and you need to bug out and head for the wilderness, you need a good survival shelter with you. Some people plan to bug out on food with just the clothes on their back. Others plan to get out of Dodge with a backpack and a rifle. I would str

How To Make A Simple Biomass Briquette Press

A biomass briquette is a hand or machine made briquette made up of just about any sort of small, flammable material which is pressed together under pressure and then dried. This makes a long burning briquette using scrap material that would be otherwise useless as a fuel source. Example materials

Fast & Simple Ultralight Shelter Using Rain Poncho Or Tarp

From original article: November 10th, 2012 Fast and Easy Survival Poncho Shelter   If you need to bug out or you just love to go backpacking, you will certainly need some sort of shelter on your trip. Especially for survival

Make An Emergency Survival Alcohol Stove

Emergency Alcohol Stove DIY Emergency Survival Alcohol Cooker

Make An Emergency Solar Earth Water Distiller

Emergency Water Distiller Make a survival solar water distiller

How to make a survival vegetable oil lamp

The Do It Yourself Vegetable Oil Lamp How to make a survival vegetable oil lamp.  

How To Survive A Power Outage In Comfort

Survive A Power Outage   Long Term Survival During A Power Failure   Depending on where you live, a power failure can be a common occurence, or it can be a very rare thing. For some people, keeping a generator prepared at h

Post Apocalyptic Electricity And Electronics

I hate to be all gloom and doom, but preparing for a disaster or an emergency is a good idea. After living through a hurricane in Upstate New York, in the mountains and seeing the destruction far from the coast, I am a believer of prepping. You may suddenly find yourself living with no electricit

Inside The Survival Camper – SHTF Bug Out Vehicle

A slide in truck camper makes the ultimate survival vehicle. It can be mounted and deployed in minutes and can be removed as needed. You can have your truck free to get supplies when needed without breaking camp as you would with an RV or motorhome. With a larger camper trailer you may not be abl

The Best Survival Fire Starters – Cheap And Simple

Here are two survival fire starting methods that require no work or effort and together can provide a lifetime of fires. There are many tools, ideas and techniques out there that claim to help you start a fire. But some of them are too expensive. Some are too fragile. And some are just too much w

Stocking Up – Long Term Survival Food Supply On A Budget

Stocking up for survival or disaster readiness does not need to cost an arm and a leg. You can stock up on a budget, if you apply the ideas I will show you here. Stocking up is not necessarily only for “Survival” either. You never know if you might loose your job, your car or home one

Preparing “Animal Feed” Bulk Grain For Long Term Food Storage

Animal feed grain, as long as it is pure, plain grain, can be perfect for low cost long term food storage. If stored properly, whole grain can last for 30 years or longer and retain its full freshness. Whole grain “animal feed” can be a perfect low cost survival food. Often, “fe

Necessary Skills In A Survival Situation

In the case of a complete economic collapse, large natural disaster, nuclear war, or other major breakdown, certain skills will become very valuable. In today’s modern society, people have become specialized. Each person learns a certain skill for the performance of their job. After a major

Winter Living In My Off Grid Camper

January 10th, 2012   I have moved my off grid camper even farther away from the nearest house. It is about 1,000 feet into the forest, in a clearing all its own. I also have full sunshine most of the day now, which helps with my solar experiments.   I am

Survival Gruel – Eating Your Survival Grains and Stock

I was thinking about how to use all those grains, legumes, rice and other dried survival foods I have put away with minimal cooking and preparation time. And it should be enjoyable to eat, plus fill you up nicely. And it should not leave the body starving for any necessary nutrients. &nbs

The Value Of Trade Items In A Survival Situation

You hear a lot of talk about saving up for an emergency, holocaust, natural disaster or all out war. Many people believe some sort of disaster is coming. The beliefs vary from nuclear war to hurricanes or earthquake, or a complete economic collapse. Whatever the cause, you should be prepared for

Mainstay 3600 Emergency Survival Rations – Review

I recently tried the Mainstay 3600 Emergency Food Rations just to get an idea what it tastes like and how satisfying it is. It is not a good idea to suddenly need survival rations and then start to experiment with your taste buds. Food should taste good as well as providing all the necessary nutr

Buy whole grain animal feed for cheap long term survival storage. Storage, preparation and use of whole grains

After many weeks of research and considering the idea of buying “horse feed” for long term food storage, I finally broke down and got a bag. You can find bulk grains at animal feed stores for much cheaper than grain packaged as “people food” and it is normally the exact sa

Survival preparations do not need to be expensive. Many items can be found cheaply or for fee.

One of the biggest obstacles facing people who want to prepare for survival or an emergency is the cost. Many people spend thousands on expensive freeze dried meals, top of the line outdoor survival gear and expensive military style assault rifles. If I went with those ideas, I would still be sit

Dont just plan for survival and emergency preparedness – practice it

Some people may already be putting away supplies for a rainy day, so to speak. Many people plan for emergencies or a survival situation and stockpile food, blankets, ammo, water and other supplies, but never practice using any of them. What good is it to go out and buy a brand new shiny $1,600 as

Why Disaster Preparedness and Survival are Important For Everyone. What You Can do to Prepare.

What is survival?   When most people think of survival or emergency readiness, they probably imagine a bunch of gun toting camouflaged rednecks running through the woods shooting anything that moves. But disaster preparedness is important for eve

The Survival Camper - List of Future Projects

This will be a continuing list of things I want to do with the survival camper. This list will be for myself as well as for others. A permanent list I can access anywhere.   There are a number of future projects I want to do with the survival camper. As I finish with a projec

Caught in a Blizzard in My Survival Camper - The Real Test

Well, I had been planning a trip up north for a month now with my new survival camper. It wasnt ready by far, but hey, it was still quite warm out. It shouldnt be a problem to go out in my survival camper for a couple days with no heater. I figured I could experiment with heating ideas I had been

Converting My Survival Camper To Solar Power. Living Off The Grid.

Since my survival camper  already had half of its power hungry appliances stripped out, I decided to go all the way and remove the rest of the 120 volt junk. The camper had a huge circuit breaker box and a very heavy, large power inverter. The power inverter converted the 120 volt mains powe

The Survival Camper Project - The Beginning

  The idea of a survival camper came up when I was thinking about bugging out into the mountains. At first I thought I would just drive as far

Survival Camper Check List - What you need for comfortable living in a survival situation

I decided to make this list as much for my self as for anyone else. I just figured that my own packing list may help someone else. I have been practicing survival and foraging since I was young and have a lot of hands on experience. Many people plan for survival but may not have much real experie

Make Your Own Dehydrated Meal Packs - Full Day Supply Of Food Weighs Under 1 Pound

For the survivalist, outdoor enthusiast, hiker or end of world planner, this is the perfect long life vacuum packed one day supply of food. Set up like the military MRE Meal-Ready-To-Eat, this is a vacuum packed daily ration of food. And it all weighs under a pound. The total cost of this DIY ful

What should you carry in a medical kit?

Lately I've had some people ask my opinion on what a quality first aid kit should contain.  Med kits can be as diverse and dynamic as any BOB and I guess the first question one needs to ask themselves is what do I intend to accomplish when stocking my kit?  Other questions to ask when a

Preserve Green Coffee Beans For Long Term Survival Storage

Coffee has been with us for a very long time. Coffee is also a very important part of our lives. During WWI and WWII, instead of going without coffee, people found coffee substitutes. That alone should tell you how valuable coffee is to our modern society. With that in mind, you should find ways

Tips for Navigating at night time

In the video linked below I mentioned about how the color green is bymost people’s opinions the best color to use when navigating at nighttime.  It allows you not to be seen as well from a distance, it alsois the easiest co

Bugging Out Series - Priorities For Bugging Out In Winter

This is the first chapter in the Bugging Out Series from The Do It Yourself World. What will you do if you need to bug out in winter? Are you prepared? Will you survive? The following pages will help you make it through.   Winter survival is one of the harshest situations you

How To Vacuum Seal Food For Long Term Storage

You can vacuum seal foods to keep them fresh longer. Vacuum sealing food keeps out moisture and oxygen, both of which make your food go bad with time. Foods that have been properly sealed in a vacuum can last for years if kept cool and dark.   To vacuum seal your own food you

Free Survival Food

Hi Everyone How many times do you go out to get a quick bite from McDonalds or Wendy's and such and you get packets of ketchup or salt and pepper and so forth. If you havent thought about it to much that is a free source of food and all you have to do is ask for extra's. I will show you h
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