Let’s take a look at some survival knowledge from around the web. Our helpful commentary will assist you in choosing the most useful article for your needs, so read up and see what catches your eye!
From tinhatranch.com: 10 Things You Will Miss the Most in SHTF
Reading this list was like seeing all of my most beloved comforts stripped aside. Sure I expected to lose running water, but I never really thought about the lack of peaceful, uninterrupted sleep or my constant need to have new info from my smartphone. You’ll have to read it to know what I’m talking about, but #6 on the list truly surprised me, since you don’t think about how much structure that singular daily event really gives to your life and how much you have invested in it. Although this post does offer a few solutions, by and large this is a “get ready, it’s gonna hurt!” style of post, letting us all know just how many of our comforts will vanish when the power goes out and chaos reigns. Check it out and see what you may be missing.
From survivalblog.com: Prepare Without Looking Prepared, By Farm Operator
This article was quite interesting, as it is both a general primer on hiding your preparations as well as a personal story with examples of how one Tennessee farmer protected his own land. Although there are some tips for hiding goods and such, much was made of the physical defenses including hidden rebar spikes in the flower beds, barbed wire in the timber, and even the potential for a natural barrier using honey locust trees. Suffice to say that although it isn’t readily apparent that this farmer’s home is well-protected, I certainly wouldn’t want to be wandering anywhere near his property even if I were extremely desperate. The idea of hiding your preps is a good one, and this article offers an intriguing example of how it can be done even with a very large area to cover and protect. See for yourself and think of some ideas that could help guard your retreat.
I don’t know about you, but personally most of my favorite foods belong in a fridge. Delicious meats, bacon, and fruits such as grapes or pineapple are all preserved inside those chilly confines. Unfortunately most disasters do not give you the luxury of carting around a fridge and a generator to power it, so some of the alternatives discussed in this article will have to do. I found it interesting that the primary way to live without a fridge wasn’t to replace it with some non-electric structure, but rather to just live, buy, and eat food as if you didn’t have the luxury of sticking it in the fridge. Meat? Preserve or can it or else you’ll have to eat it fresh within a few days, period. Fruit? Again, preserve it as a jelly or in a pie or else you’ll have to have a constant source of fresh stuff available. Furthermore, some of the stuff we shove in our fridge doesn’t even need it in the first place! See for yourself and figure out what you will do when a fridge is no longer an option.
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This article first appeared at Prepeared For That: Things You Will Miss Most When SHTF: Josh’s Take on Survival Knowledge