The Concrete Home

The concrete house is an interesting, and in my mind, likable design for any survival homestead. The safety and security features provided by its non-flammable and destruction resistance construction far outweighs the aesthetics of a conventional wood frame structure. In most cases these buildings can be much easier to build, and less costly provided you […]

Surviving a Cow Attack

Came across this video over at and just had to share it with you readers, seeing as it is survival related, sort of. Baxter Black has some pretty good material of a humorous nature if you already live on a survival homestead, especially if you raise livestock. Head on over to for more, […]

NOAA hurricane outlook indicates an above-normal Atlantic season

Via NOAA Press Release: The Atlantic basin is expected to see an above-normal hurricane season this year, according to the seasonal outlook issued by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center – a division of the National Weather Service. Across the entire Atlantic Basin for the six-month season, which begins June 1, NOAA is predicting the following ranges […]

The SaWaFo Pyramid and Your Property Search

Back in November(2010) I had done a post on what I call the SaWaFo pyramid to shed a little light on that particular anchor point on your preparedness planning. What is the SaWaFo pyramid? Basically it puts your three basic needs into a pattern of building blocks with your survival, or preparedness plan at the […]

Beaver Mat Shelter

Beaver Mat Shelters by DAN BEARD The Outing magazine, 1904 Ever since our aboreal ancestors with prehensile toes scampered among the branches of the pre-glacial forests men have built brush shelters for camps or temporary refuge, and I make no claim to inventing this time-honored style of forest home. The truth is that no contrivance […]

Homemade Fireless Cookers

[Adapted from the USDA Farmers Bulletin #771] The principle employed in the fireless cooker has long been known and may be briefly stated as follows: If a hot body is protected by a suitable covering the heat in it will be retained for a long time instead of being dissipated by radiation or conduction. In […]

Entitlements and Preparedness Planning

A recent story in the Washington Post, Poll shows Americans oppose entitlement cuts to deal with debt problem, brings to mind one of the major problems we have to deal with in preparing for the coming times. That problem is the entitlement mentality that seems so pervasive in the world today. Once upon a time […]