Snow Shovel Wind Turbine

12 Creative DIY Wind Generator and VAWT Designs

Part of being prepared for any disaster, natural or man-made, is having a plan for power. If the electric grid goes out, how will you light your home? Keep the contents of the freezer from spoiling? Run water pumps? Wind turbines are an easy way to harvest free power. There are many options, including the popular DIY wind generator design called vertical axis wind turbine, or VAWT.

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100+ Awesome PVC Projects & Plans

PVC (PolyVinyl Chloride) pipes are widely used in plumbing. They are inexpensive and sturdy, yet still flexible enough that they can molded into many shapes. Because of the low cost of PVC and its ready availability, it is a favorite material for DIY projects. These are projects you can enjoy with your kids because they don’t require much in the way of heavy power tools, so it’s safe and fun for everyone involved.

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Solar Backpack

12 Best Solar Gadgets for Survival Preppers

Whether a local storm knocks out the power in your home for a few hours or a massive disaster shuts down the grid for month, solar powered gadgets will help you make it through. It is important to have a plan for providing light, heat and food preservation to your family when the electric goes down. Yet it could be just as critical to have power for a radio or to charge a cell phone.

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Prepare-1 Mini Pack First Aid Kit Review

I had the pleasure of reviewing the Prepare-1 Mini Pack First Aid Kit which is distributed by helpprepare.me. Prepare-1 specializes in first aid supplies and preparedness kits which include food supplies, emergency water filters and more. They do all the work in researching what they feel are the best emergency supplies and putting them all together in one kit.

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Hog Hunting Trap

10 Survival Traps and Snares You can Build Yourself

Knowing how to make traps and snares is an essential survival skill. Trapping is the most energy efficient way to hunt. You set your traps and they work for you while you attend to your other needs, such as building a fire or shelter. If you are equipped with a decent knife, these simple survival tools can be manufactured from materials you find in nature, though having a length of rope or wire on hand is certainly helpful.

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14 Essential Survival Tools You Probably Overlooked

Survival prepping is serious work. There are so many things to think about. After all, the whole point is to be prepared for absolutely anything. This is a list of survival tools that are essential to have on hand but are often passed over or simply forgotten.

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Self Defense Training

9 Self Defense Classes You Need to Take

If disaster strikes, you want to be prepared with solid self defense skills. Unfortunately, tough times don’t always bring people together. This is especially true if resources are scarce and families are starving. Being prepared to defend yourself and your family from other people is a sadly necessary skill. Good self defense tricks are also useful in day to day life.

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Apocalypse Events

10 Ways the World Could End that May Actually Happen

We’re not talking about natural disasters here. Yes, hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes can be devastating, but their effects are localized. We’re talking about massive events. Events that will literally change the world as we know it. Events that will impact everyone and take years if not decades to recover from.

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Toilet Pallet Project

14 Amazing DIY Wood Pallet Projects

The explosion of DIY pallet projects on the internet lately reflects the growing desire people have to both recycle and save money. You can typically get old pallets for free from any large garden store. This is a great source of free lumber that can easily be converted into a huge variety of useful items.

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Barrel Smoker

10 Awesome Smoker Grills for Your BBQ

While barbecuing is fun and delicious, smoking meat is an art. Some would say that smoking is “real barbecuing”. You take, generally, tougher, fattier pieces of meat and cook them slowly over four, six or even twelve hours. The fat slowly renders out as the meat becomes tender and juicy. The smoke penetrates the meat, giving it a rich aroma and flavor. Smoked meat is juicer, more tender and far more flavorful than regular barbecue.

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