Over the years I have discovered that there are many different uses for the inexpensive fleece blankets that you can pick up at any Wal-Mart, grocery store, or Dollar Store.
Since they are so versatile, it is a good . . .
Leatherman is a brand I have carried perhaps more than any other brand of knife due to my enthusiasm for the classic multitool. My foray into the world of Leatherman began in college when I was working on the school . . .
I recently was in an environment where there was a class on psychological warfare.
I also saw those same concepts being applied by others. Not that I was surprised. In a crowd that size, it is going to happen on . . .
This blog post provides general information and discussions about health and related subjects. The information and other content provided in this blog post, or in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical . . .
Every day, 6,000 children die of water-related diseases.https://www.unicef.org/media/media_21423.html
What an astounding number! Now, to be fair, water-related diseases will also include things like Malaria but sanitation and waterborne pathogens are . . .
The right tent depends on your needs. Plenty of people that spend a lot of time outdoors have more than one tent. I am going to categorize tents my purpose and try to provide a few options to meet various . . .
There is a lot of buzz around freeze drying foods at home. As a primer, be sure to check out the “prequel” on the Pros and Cons of freeze drying here.
Full Disclaimer up Front: One of the major . . .
When it comes to lighters, Zippos, and lighter fuel in general, there is a lot of misinformation to be found on the Internet. Learn about lighters plus the various types of lighter fuels that are available. Hint: there are alternatives to Zippo lighter fuel!
Paracord is amazing stuff. Here is a starter list that includes 44 ways to use paracord for prepping and survival purposes. Can you think of others?
During good times and bad, there may come a time when you need to have something like glue on hand. There are a lot of benefits to making your own glues at home.
Glues can be mixed in small batches . . .
Editors Note: This is an updated and revised edition for 2018.
One of the biggest chores that preppers face is the accumulation of an emergency food supply. Prepping is not a new adventure. Many cultures have lived a prepping lifestyle . . .
When people think of crazy preppers, they often think of underground bunkers, full to the brim with supplies, locked up beneath a Fallout-style hatch. But few of us have, or want bunkers. Why? It’s not exactly something you . . .
Having a lot of glass windows is seen as a plus by a lot of people, however there are risks and issues that can make it harder. Window security film is designed to combat several problems associated with having glass . . .
People often ask where my ideas and where my knowledge comes from. When that happens, I chuckle a bit to myself because just like the person asking, my knowledge comes from a variety of sources: first hand experience, books, online forums and of course, Backdoor Survival readers. Here are some of those tips.
Did you know that you can recharge alkaline batteries? All you need is the right type of alkaline battery charger in order to give new life to your dead batteries. Here some tips to get your started.
I am always leery of any list that starts off with the word “best.” The reason being is that “best” is a subjective term that may or may not apply to the unique situation that we each face. As such . . .
Essential oils offer more than just a pleasant smell. You are probably used to using them for relaxing massages, but, did you know that they can be used as a natural substitute for chemical cleaners and disinfectants as well? Yes . . .
Ten reasons why backyard quail are the perfect food animal for urban dwellers or others where chickens are not allowed. Plus the eggs and meat are delicious!