Articles from GPS1504

  1. The Importance of Marking Your Trail

    If you have ever spent time in the woods, it is possible that you have once you have lost track of your path. This could be due to unfamiliar surroundings or simply not paying attention, such as in cases where you are taking in the beauty of nature as opposed to taking note of obstacles on your path that could provide direction. Whether this deviation from your course was merely a small misstep or a large one that got you seriously lost, both of these scenarios are preventable by marking...
  2. Hiding Valuables in Your Home

    Protecting that which is valuable to us has always been a necessary action. Since the dawn of time, there has always been something, regardless of what it was, that was desirable to the masses. This could be gold, money, ammunition, food, or a plethora of other things. Also since the dawn of time, theft has existed. If someone wants something you have, they may not always take the reasonable action of getting a job and working hard to buy their own. Sometimes, to some people, it is easier...
  3. Survival Uses for Pool Noodles

    Every now and then you come across an item or object that makes a light bulb come on above your head. Usually this is when something you are using seems as though it could be useful for another task, making it dual-purpose. Better yet, it is sometimes possible to find even more uses for an object, making it become a practical tool for survival. While going for a swim recently, I noticed a pool noodle that was left behind. Admittedly, I have never really seen what the appeal of a pool noodle...
  4. Handling Thermal Burns

    When the ability to create fire was first developed by early man, rejoicing was in order. This new source of warmth likely saved many lives, as did the ability to cook food and kill bacteria. For all of the benefits fire has provided over the course of time, one large drawback has consistently loomed, that being its ability to cause severe burns and even death. Although evolution has brought us to a place where dependence on fire for survival is not what it once was, there is the possibility...
  5. Float Through Hurricane Season with Bouyant Survival Tools

    That time of year is upon us: hurricane season. Beginning on June 1st and lasting until November 30th, hurricane season is here and will be hanging out in the back of our minds for the next little while. If you live in a coastal town, hurricane season should be something for which you are prepared. Should you live inland, you are not off the hook; hurricanes are able to make their way inland as well, causing just as much if not more trouble there. When a storm is coming, the truth is simply...
  6. 20 Reasons to Consider Apple Cider Vinegar

    Since storing items requires space and for many of us space is limited, it is important to make the most of what room we do have. Because of this need to use every inch in our favor, it is key to buy and store items with multiple uses. The more you can get out of one particular item, the more valuable it will be to you, especially in cases where a little bit goes a long way. Photo: Bragg Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is not just a salad dressing anymore. Organic, raw, unfiltered, and...
  7. Stockpiling: Use It or Lose It

    A huge part of prepping is generating a stockpile that can sustain you and your family through TEOTWAWKI and beyond. We as preppers frequently discuss how to create such a stockpile and what should be in it. Equally important is where and how to safely house our goods. All of this is valuable information, but the things you need to know do not end there. Photo: Prepper Today If you go to the grocery store during stocking hours, it is likely that you will see persons placing items on...
  8. Survival Uses for Glass Bottles

    There is not much more disheartening than to see the natural world littered with trash such as glass bottles. The upside to this is that there are many uses for such bottles that we are so easily able to find laying around, which is a bright side of sorts. The many uses of glass bottles in particular bodes well for us as these seem to be rather plentiful out in the world. Repurposing someone's discarded glass bottle could be just what it takes to make your life and survival easier. Photo:...
  9. The Original Home Defense System: The Dog

    When you think of home security, alarm systems, deadbolts, and surveillance cameras might come to mind. If you mull over protection, firearms and other types of weaponry may be the main choices you contemplate. All of these choices aside, there is a security and protective measure that has been used successfully for years. That is the dog. Photo: Gina Sanders It is common for people to think of a guard dog as a vicious, snarling beast, but that is not necessarily true. Sure, dogs like that...
  10. 5 Reasons to Stock Salt

    As we grew up, our parents exposed us to tips and tricks to get us through different things we encountered. One such example in my case involved salt and mosquito bites. Since mosquitoes may as well have been the state bird where we lived, bites from them were a regular occurrence. Being a little kid, impulse control was not a skill I had yet developed, so I would scratch those bites until they bled and finally scabbed over. To stop this behavior, mom and dad called upon salt. At the first...
  11. Creating Good Conservation Habits

    When TEOTWAWKI occurs, conservation will be part of our new way of life. What better way to adapt to a need for conservation than to live it every day of your life? Why wait until your back is against a wall to begin the practice of saving instead of wasting? Photo: Wisdom in Water Creating good habits now will aid you in surviving when the tides of change are upon us. If your norm is a long, hot shower and you use your toilet as a trash bin for items that need not be flushed, a rude...
  12. Prepping Herbs: 40 Uses for Tea Tree Oil

    There is a huge movement towards using essential oils for their survival medicinal purposes. While these oils have in actuality been used for hundreds of years, we lost track of their amazing abilities to heal and treat our injuries and ailments when pharmaceuticals came into the fold and promised convenient cures. Although modern drugs offer many benefits to those who use and depend on them, those very same drugs that we have come to rely on may not be there after the SHTF. When such a day...
  13. Conserve Cash by Developing Skills and Using The Stuff You Already Have

    When you near the end of the line and are almost out of a product to the point it becomes hard to get out of a bottle, what do you do? Give up and throw it away, moving onto the next one? I remember being a kid and trying to get the last bit of ketchup out of the bottle, then giving up and moving on to a fresh one. My aunt was horrified by my actions, and immediately chastised me for them. She took my ketchup bottle and added water to it before giving it back to me good as new with ketchup...
  14. Mud Ovens: The Original Crock Pot

    When many of us think of survival cooking, it is likely cooking over a camp fire that comes to mind. While cooking over an open flame is effective, sometimes an oven is the best method of getting the dinner job done. Without the modern convenience of electricity in your home, how are you supposed to cook in an oven? By making one, of course! Photo: Weeding for Godot Through the use of mud, clay, sand, etc. along with a few other components it is actually possible to create your own oven for...
  15. Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP): The Boogeyman in the Circuit Board

    There are many catastrophic events that could take life as we currently know it and stomp it into something utterly unrecognizable. One such event is an electromagnetic pulse, which is a sudden burst of electromagnetic energy, or EMP. This may be from a source that is natural or man-made and can be caused by scenarios such as high energy explosions and a sudden fluctuation in the magnetic field. Depending on the size of an electromagnetic pulse, the damage caused by it could be extremely...
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