How to Build a Battery Bank

The battery bank is the most important component of your off-grid powering system (See How to Build an Off-Grid Power Source). Once the sun goes down, the battery bank will provide electricity throughout the night if built correctly. The trick to…
A Day In The Life Of Tim MacWelch

Editor’s Note: Tim MacWelch is New York Times Best-Selling author of Prepare for Anything and is the survival writer at Outdoor Life. Father, husband, author, teacher, and perpetual student? There are a lot of facets to my identity during the…
Stovehinge Rocket Stove Review And Demo

The Stovehinge Collapsible Rocket Stove uses much less fuel than an open fire for cooking, allowing the user to preserve fuel in any fuel-limited or emergency situation. It is great for homesteading, prepping, off-grid survival, and camping. It is packable…
Alternate Power

The Seven Sisters of Urban Survival (Part V) You need some kind of power for: 1. Light 2. Cooking 3. Heat 4. Refrigeration 5. Communications LIGHT This is a must when the power goes out. If you can afford them,…
Prepping & Storing Food

The Seven Sisters of Urban Survival (Part II) Again we start with the basic rule of 2 adults for 72 hours. This is because FEMA, the Red Cross and most other emergency responders basically tell you that it the first…
Surviving on Dandelions

Did you know that you can eat Dandelions? Yes, Dandelions, the “weed.” It is very edible and tastes just like spinach. Dandelions are often used for making teas, coffees, and salads! The coffee is absolutely delicious. Dandelions also make a…