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How to Prepare Your Child to Handle an Emergency

The very idea of your child being forced to deal with a scary and strenuous emergency situation is probably downright repellent, but as a parent, one of your most important jobs is making sure that they’re properly equipped to handle anything life throws their way. Even though she may not ever have to put the [...]

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Square Foot Gardening: How to Get Started for $50 (Infographic)


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20 ways to become more self-sufficient before ‘the crunch’ arrives

One thing you don’t want to be during the coming “crunch” — a polite word for “collapse” — is dependent on the system. The more you can take care of yourself, the better off you’ll be physically, financially, emotionally and even spiritually. Here are 20 ways to become more self-sufficient while you still can: Get [...]

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Make a Secret Log Box

You already know I’m sort of obsessed with wood stumps so when my brother offered to show me how he was making wooden boxes out of small logs, I jumped at the chance. How fabulous to turn a little bit of wood into a beautiful giftbox or place to stash your emergency $20 bill? Vary [...]

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How to make a paracord quick deploy bracelet with the blaze bar

There are many “survival” paracord bracelets out there, but have you ever asked yourself how quick you could actually untie one if you needed to? Using the blaze bar an an anchor shackle you can make this rapid deployment paracord bracelet in less than 30 mins. **From The Editor** We love this take on the [...]

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How To Make Compost Work For You


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