Rule #1 Something is better than nothing. This applies to all levels of pandemic supplies.
It has come to my attention that a lot of supplies like N-95 or N-100 disposable masks and hand sanitizers are running out . . .
Staying hydrated is important but it is about more than just drinking water.
You need electrolytes.
If you have found yourself working or exercising hard but still feeling bad despite decent water intake, then a lack of electrolytes might be . . .
The ability to recharge batteries is important. Not all battery chargers are the same. In this post, we are going to talk about different chargers and how to plan out your battery needs so that you have what you need . . .
” I think we need to make some windows for our shelter. What do you think?” I spoke to my son Carter. He was young. Probably too young to be playing Minecraft but then again, who makes those rules?
“Yea. We . . .
Since Matt and I both work from home, it is actually fairly common for us to stay at home for at least 5 days and then only go out briefly to the grocery store and the feed store for our . . .
Part 1 of this series is available via the following link. It is strongly recommended that you read the first part if you have not already done so.
Editor’s Note: Just to be clear, this article is hypothetical/fiction . . .
It is hard not to love a good firestarter. There is something about
that primal act of getting a fire going with something besides the
flick of a lighter.
A while back I did
an article and video on firestarters . . .
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!