The Shockingly Powerful DIY Pocket Slingshot (Plus 9 More Household Survival Hacks)

Who doesn’t enjoy a small, homemade weapon that easily concealed in a pocket, just waiting for its time to shine. No, we’re not talking about a prison-style shank we fashioned from a plastic spork… this is EVEN COOLER… This super shooter slingshot can turn anything from gravel to a dried pinto bean into a dangerous weapon. What’s more, you can make one of these in about 5 minutes using items sitting in your junk drawer. There are all kinds of homemade weapons and survival tools that you can build using items found in most American homes. All you need is the know-how. […]

10 Reasons a Bandana Must be Part of Your EDC Kit

Thanks to Hollywood, armed robberies, and inner-city gang culture, bandanas have gotten kind of a bad rap… That’s a shame, because they’re the Swiss Army knife of survival attire. Most people don’t know how valuable this $1 item can be. It might even save your live some day, but only if you know how to use your bandana properly. Bandanas can be used in all kinds of weird and innovative ways, and this makes them a must for every pepper’s EDC kit. After all, it is imperative to allocate space to items that are extremely useful, so it just makes […]

30 Survival Uses for Duct Tape

We all know that duct tape is the mother of all “handyman hacks.” Its uses are basically endless, ranging from basic repairs, to DIY duct tape wallets, all the way to making a duct tape tuxedo. For peppers, however, tuxedos are low on the list. Instead, those interested in the art of self-reliance need to be aware of all of the SHTF benefits that are associated with stashing a few rolls of this durable tape in their bug out bag. RELATED: How to Escape Duct Tape Handcuffs The reality is that you won’t want to deal with an apocalyptic situation without […]

Top 12 Funny Fireworks Disasters! [VIDEO]

Lighting off a string of 500 Black Cats on July 4th is as American as apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. And with all of those bottle rockets red glaring across the July skies… you just know a few of them have to veer a little off track and go crashing into the buffet table! RELATED: Top 16 Hilariously Hostile No Trespassing Signs [GALLERY] If you’ve ever accidentally shot a buddy with a bottle rocket, had “roman candle wars” in the backyard, or flushed an M80 down the toilet, this list of 12 Funny Fireworks Fails is […]

How to Make Your Own Survival Fire Putty

Whether you’re in a SHTF situation or you simply find yourself lost in the woods during a rain storm, it will always be important to make a fire quickly in less than ideal conditions. Fortunately, we’ve got a way to start a super quick, blazing fire in any kind of nasty weather conditions (it also works like a champ when you want to impress your friends). We call it “survival fire putty,” but you might also refer to it casually as “DIY napalm.” Survival fire putty makes it possible to quickly and easily make a long-lasting fireball. To help you […]

10 Ways to Get Cooled Off When You’re On a Budget

Summertime is almost here, and meteorologists are predicting a warmer season than normal for much of the country. While we look forward to fun activities such as 4th of July celebrations and parties by the pool, many of us fret over the oppressive heat and higher power bills. That being said, there are several ways you can “beat the heat” this summer that don’t require racking up a huge A/C bill.  And these methods go beyond simple money-savings. They could help you cope with the heat in emergency situations where you may not have access to air-conditioning or even reliable […]

Top 16 Hilariously Hostile No Trespassing Signs [GALLERY]

Clever signs warning unwelcome visitors that they may be putting their lives in danger are nothing new. In fact, wasn’t it King Tut that etched the very first, “You Loot, We Shoot” sign (in heiroglypics of course) into the entrance to his tomb? We’re kidding of course… Many security professionals recommend placing signs in strategic places on your property. We doubt they had these types of signs in mind, however. Warning signs can convey an awful lot with only a few words and a twisted sense of humor. We have no idea whether or not these signs are more effective […]

10 Steps to Keep Pests Out of Your Backyard

For most of us, the backyard is our kingdom and our vegetable garden is our bread basket. And we don’t like intruders ransacking our kingdom, biting us as we BBQ, and pillaging our precious veggies. However, lots of folks are questioning whether or not dousing your yard with nasty chemicals is the best way to “protect” yourself and your kingdom. You might wonder,  aren’t there some steps they can take to avoid, or at least minimize, the use of chemical pesticides in your yard? Well good news. The answer is yes, most definitely. To help you get started, we have gathered […]

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10 Crazy Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

Most people have hydrogen peroxide on hand for sanitization purposes, but it actually has a long list of functions. Due to this, every prepper and homesteader should have at least one bottle of hydrogen peroxide available at all times, and it would be wise to stock up before the SHTF. To help ensure that you are getting the most out of this highly useful substance, we have complied a list of some of the top ways to utilize hydrogen peroxide, both right now and after an emergency situation.

13 Prepper Uses for Vinegar

If you read this blog regularly, then you know that we champion what we refer to “hyper-multipurpose items.” The best thing about these items isn’t that they serve multiple purposes at a high level — although they do. The best thing is that they allow you to become a masterful improviser. [RELATED] How to Make Your Own Easy SHTF Candles Items like paracord, aluminum foil and hydrogen peroxide are a few examples. In this post, I’m going to nominate vinegar as one of the most useful items to have on hand in an emergency. Vinegar has way, way more than […]