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The Six Life-Changing Benefits Of An Off-Grid Life

By Emma C / March 14, 2019

In the ‘experimental’ two years, two months, and two days that Henry David Thoreau spent secluded in a Massachusetts forest, he discovered what he considered to be life’s basic necessities: clothes, food, fuel, and shelter. He couldn’t fathom why we dedicate our lives to the pursuit of seemingly meaningless goals when nature provides everything we […]


Predict Your Mortality With The 5 Minute Sitting-Rising Test

By Emma C / January 16, 2019

If you can rise from a sitting position without any support from your arms, legs, or nearby objects, you may have a longer lifespan than those who can’t. It’s pretty normal for our bodies to suffer some wear and tear as we get older- we aren’t as strong, fast, or agile as we once were- […]


The Truth About Thanksgiving Day

By Survival Dad / November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving is here. The concept of Thanksgiving is pregnant with ideas that remain undetected by the vast majority of people who annually celebrate this holiday. Unlike Christmas and Easter, say, which, despite the secularization to which they’ve been subjected, are still regarded by atheists and agnostics as specific to Christianity and, thus, (too) “religious,” Thanksgiving […]


Thanksgiving Comes Early to Survival Dad Fans…

By Survival Dad / November 17, 2018

I got the coolest email from Joseph at LuckyShot yesterday.  He said in honor of Thanksgiving, all of my readers get an extra 15% off everything at the LuckyShot website through Cyber Monday if you use this code: ” Survive15  “. Look at some of this stuff…first, the handmade whiskey glass with a real .308 […]


Making Your Car Disaster-Ready

By Emma C / October 10, 2018

This brief, informative video covers everything you need for a basic car safety kit. As he says in the video, this isn’t just for seasoned preppers or military vets- this video is for everyone, everywhere, all year round. From jumper cables to water bottles to band aids, these basic safety measures should be in every car […]


The Documents No Prepper Should Ever Leave Home Without

By Andrew J. / June 7, 2018

In some situations, you may be forced to evacuate your house and leave most of your belongings behind. If there’s a tsunami warning or your house is in the path of an approaching hurricane, you’ll really have no choice but to get to someplace safe. One of the biggest problems most people face in the […]


How to Make Your Own Off-Grid, Wood-Fired Hot Tub!

By Emma C / March 8, 2016

Having your own hot tub is an ever-enticing idea, but for most people, it is only that- an idea. The bill for buying a hot tub and having it installed runs high indeed, and it is what usually makes it unrealistic for the common man. So here’s a different solution; build your own. A self-made, […]


Ideas for Using and Recycling PVC

By Andrew J. / January 9, 2016

PVC or Polyvinyl Chloride is one of the most, if not the most, widely used plastic piping today. It is relatively inexpensive, comes in various diameters, and can be joined together with solvent and PVC cement. Because of the various diameters, and the fact it is impervious to water and decay, PVC pipe is ideal […]


The MUCH Simpler Life Off Grid in Tennessee

By Andrew J. / November 23, 2015

On Tuesday afternoon, my family and I will head over several rivers and through the deep woods to Tennessee for Thanksgiving. When people ask me where in Tennessee my wife’s family lives, I say, “The middle of nowhere.” They think I exaggerate. We don’t head to Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga or even Gatlinburg. Instead, we […]

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