By Joshua Krause – Ready Nutrition
One of the benefits of archery is that in the long run, it’s not a very expensive hobby. Unlike firearms, you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg on ammunition to maintain your proficiency. And since bows aren’t as loud or destructive as firearms, there’s a good chance that you won’t need to pay to visit an archery range unless you live in the city. Your backyard would be sufficient for that.
However, there can be some steep up front costs. Still not as bad as the cost of a firearm in most cases, but a really high quality bow can you set you back. If you’re just starting to get interested in archery and you’re not sure if you want to commit to those costs, check out the video below. It’ll show you how to make a very powerful and effective bow with little more than PVC, paracord, and driveway markers.
About the author:
Joshua Krause was born and raised in the Bay Area. He is a writer and researcher focused on principles of self-sufficiency and liberty at Ready Nutrition. You can follow Joshua’s work at our Facebook page or on his personal Twitter.
Joshua’s website is Strange Danger
This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition: How to Make a Powerful Bow in Your Garage for $15
By Patrick H. – The Prepper Journal
There is a very popular Hollywood movie, although not a box office smash at the time that has aged incredibly well and developed a bit of a cult following, it has even spawned an Internet church, which offers free ordination, and it’s own festival. One could say that simply imitating “The Dude” from the Big Lebowski is no way to go about being prepared for life and emergencies that may come up. I would agree with that, it is not a prepper film, nor is the character to be emulated, but that’s just, my opinion, man. However the idea they casually present in the film is taken from a natural law and a verse from Ecclesiastes 1:4 “One generation passes away and another generation comes: but the Earth abides forever”, this is something that we can all learn and benefit from.
Growing up it wasn’t called survival, it wasn’t about being prepared to flee or hunker down, it wasn’t about being armed for the sake of defense from looters, marauders or a terrorist attack although when armed for whatever reason you are better prepared to attend to any of the above, it wasn’t about fear of the unknown or possible outcomes of an unknowable future. It wasn’t tactical and it certainly wasn’t cool and there was no fear going into it or the expectation of something bad happening. It was called living and being ready to face whatever work and uncertainty any day on the farm might bring. It was about doing the daily chores, checking the pumps and irrigation, feeding the chickens and shoveling the manure, baling hay and putting up for the winter months, canning the garden surplus and sharing the rest. It was about neighbors and community, it wasn’t perfect but it worked and continues to today.
Continue reading at The Prepper Journal: Prepper Mindset – The Will to Abide
Bread, beer, and wine are all foods that have been part of history for eons, but they all require yeast to make. What if SHTF? Packaged yeasts are great, but they have a shelf-life and in order to make your own bread daily, you’d have to stockpile way too much to get you through.
Isn’t it better to know how to make your own?
Read on, and you’ll have the yeast to make bread, alcoholic beverages and other goodies no matter what happens!
Continue reading at SurvivoPedia: How to Make Yeast For Long-Term Storage
By Gaye Levy – Backdoor Survival
Some days, I have a very short fuse. Call it stress, age, or simply disgust at the world situation, but the smallest things can set me on a rant. As a prepper, these feelings are a bit troublesome given that in a true emergency, rants and temper tantrums will have no place. It will be survival that counts.
Do you remember a time when you could handle a lot more than you can now? I do. The bottom line is that life is simply more complicated now than twenty or thirty years ago. We are bombarded daily with hundreds of texts, emails, social media, pop-up ads, and visual content everywhere. The number of gizmos we have is insane, and there is the expectation that you respond immediately to each ping whether you know where it came from or not.
Continue reading at Backdoor Survival: Survival Buzz: 2 Pieces of Advice For Living a Strategic Life
About the author:
Gaye Levy started Backdoor Survival so that she could share her angst and concern about our deteriorating economy and its impact on ordinary, middle-class folks. She also wanted to become a prepper of the highest order and to share her knowledge as she learned it along the way. On Backdoor Survival you will find survival and preparedness tools and tips for creating a self-reliant lifestyle through thoughtful prepping and optimism.
To read more from Gaye, visit her website, Backdoor Survival. You can also follow Gaye on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest or purchase her eBook, The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage on Amazon.com.
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By Mike Brannen – Off The Grid News
It seems that most discussions about preparedness often revolve around guns, tools and gear. Sometimes we overspend, but today let’s take a look at things you can do that won’t cost you a dime. Sometimes it’s good to take a step back and stop spending so much money.
Gear is great, but knowledge and practice are more important. Here are five free things you can do to be better prepared:
Continue reading at off The Grid News: 5 Essential Preps You Can Do Right Now That Are FREE
By Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
People have their normal routines which are ‘etched in stone’ so to speak. If and when any of these routines or normal expectations are unexpectedly disrupted, some of these people (a probable high percentage thereof) will panic or ‘brain freeze’ through the disruption while their minds cannot adapt to the situation or ‘reason’ their way out of it…
An apprehension or even panic may take over. They become stupified (a state of stupification). A blank look on their faces. A probable hum in their ears.
While recently driving we encountered a vehicle who’s driver had apparently entered the ‘stupification zone’ due to entering a situation that was suddenly outside their ‘normal’ whereby the driver had a very difficult time adapting to a simple ‘change’.
Continue reading at Modern Survival Blog: Disruptions In Daily Routine And People Panic…