Water Filtration Kit
For my first 'Prepping Essentials' blog, I'm going to discuss an item of equipment which I think should be top of any Prepper's shopping list....
....and before anyone asks, no it's not the doll (although I'm sure the 'inners' would make good tinder!!!)
I'm talking about a 'gravity water filtration system'. The one snapped above is a British Berkefeld.
How does it work?
The upper container is filled with untreated water (in my case straight from the tap) to a level which covers the 'candles'. Water then filters through the candles and drips into the bottom container which collects the clean water. Idiots beware: check the tap on the lower container is in the closed position!
Gravity does all the work and so the only thing you'll need is a little time and patience! The vessel can accommodate up to four candles (see next photo) and will filter faster if all are install
In today’s current world there seems to be more reasons to prepare than to not. Too many now, it seems there is a higher likelihood that a disaster of some sort will strike rather than sustained tranquility. Nearly every week there’s stories of at least one of the following events: extreme weather, major natural disasters, nuclear incidents, terrorist attacks, economic and currency troubles, market manipulation, cyber-attacks, national and international political turmoil, military positioning, chronic disease and outbreaks, and crumbling infrastructure. This is a broad list and each category could be expounded on in great length. Not to mention the looming threat of an EMP which FEMA recently lead an exercise which simulated such an event named Operation Gotham Shield in the participating states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Washington. Over the years many experts have agreed that a High Altitude EMP would be one of the most devastating events that could potentially happen t
Our mental posture ( i.e., our attitude) can make a big difference in how well things work out for us. In this video we learn how a slight change in our attitude can influence the final outcome of many situations ---- including SHTF events.
I must admit it, I'm not that big of a fishing fan. I do however love catching fish. It's just something in the way I am wired, I don't like to waste time. I multitask in every way I can think of to get the most out of every day and fishing rarely fits in to my ADD world. I can understand folks who say that the relaxing slow paced nature of a warm sunny day on the lake IS the purpose, sadly it just does not resonate in me. So when my
prepared mindset finds a gadget that will do the fishing for me while I fill my day with other distractions, I pay attention. I introduce you to the
Are you ready to get your Prep ON? There is a lot here in the STEEMER world about finances and crypto, and that GREAT. However, if there was a major disruption in the computing world due to a natural disaster, solar flare, or heaven forbid a war would you be able to survive? In this video we discuss a few basics on the topic of preparedness for the
what if scenarios of life. Hope you like the content!
Could you protect your breathing when commuting, traveling? If an emergency happened and you were suddenly exposed to dust, fumes and other harmful chemicals what would you have on you to protect yourself? If your breathing is compromised YOU are compromised.
Be safe and prepared
Bug Out Bags (BOB) are not a one-size-fits-all bag. Everyone is different. This is some gear I found useful and installed in my Bugout Bag so far. It's a work in progress as there is a few more items I'd like to add. Handy throw in the car for road trips or a weekend away. As you can see I don't have any firearms. In Australia, it's very rare to see people carrying or owning firearms. Most people have never held a gun in their life which will explain the low death-by-guns rate. I still need to work on the food bag which will be part 3 video. Feel free to share your thoughts.
MUST SEE secret hiding place that could literally save your life in the event of a home invasion, other self-defense situation or if they come for my Bitcoins/Steem. It's not just your right to defend yourself, it's an obligation!
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We here at the Big Family Homestead try to be as self sufficient as we possibly can. That includes those
what if situations in life when everything gets flipped upside down- Snowed in, Power out, job loss etc. We share with you some of the tips and tricks we employ to be more ready for when chaos comes.
Today we are going to flesh out a list of books by title and author that we feel would make an excellent addition to any survival library. If you have some of these books already, then that’s great, but if you haven’t picked up a single survival manual yet, this list should help point you in the right direction.
There are also quite a few survival books that are fiction based. While we suggest refraining from these as educational resources, they might be great additions to the library for entertainment purposes, which will definitely need to be addressed should a long-term SHTF situation occur. The list provided below does contain a few older titles, but the date of publishing is irrelevant; the material contained within them is still as valid and viable today as it was the day it was written. So, take a look and put together a short list of the titles you want to add to your survival library and get started. All material is linked, where p
Having the skills and gear to survive an the
What If moments of life does not simply happen because you have considered the possibilities of a situation, they come by planning and practice. Christa and Brad tackle this sometimes difficult subject by keeping the content lite and even having a bit of fun while bridging some tough scenarios.
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In a survival situation, the first type of shelter you build is going to be temporary. The initial hope of the survivalist is to keep out of the elements long enough to be rescued. In the event rescue does not arrive, a more robust survival shelter for permanent use may need to be considered. With that in mind, the materials used to construct these temporary shelters will be things we can find in the wilderness, or things we have brought along with us.
Helpful Hints: Be mindful of the creatures living in nature. As you are gathering materials for a shelter, be aware of the fact that you may encounter all kinds of living things, some of which may be poisonous; this applies to plant, animal, and insect life.
Temporary Shelter Types:
• Rock Formations
• Poncho Shelters
• Tarp Shelters
• Snow Trench
• Snow Cave
• Shallow Sand Pit
Overhanging rock formations are an exce
I have been on STEEMIT since September of 2016 and have tried hard to get everyone I know at least signed up for the platform. I see huge growth in our futures especially to those who buy in and who post. Lately I have been trying to get my parents to get a chunk of their retirement money out of the stock market and diversify into Silver, STEEM and straight up just putting cash and coins into their safes. I, for one, do not trust big banks.
I see the data of what if you invested $10,000 five years ago and of course it hurts to see what you knew would happen but hey, I did not have $10k to throw into BTC that I saw at $1,200 then at $300. Too big of an investment in my eyes and too much risk for loss. Silver is my bread and butter and owning the physical has given my family the savings that gives me piece of mind with a huge possible upside in i
In the hope for peace and prosperity for all in the world, I too, must plan for what might never come. It might never come. This is my hopes and prayers.
is a word that needs to be spoken more often.
Peacefully non-comply and help bring this word back into popular use. Whatever the translation is of this word in your own native language, speak it, shout it and declare it also, we are all in this together. Post it below and the phonetic version so I can say it with you.
Be safe and prepared.
The prepper/survivalist has ensured every material that will mitigate most critical situations of passing through the fire of cataclysm and catastrophic society breakdown. One of the major primary considerations has been their weapon system, which is the heart of any true prepper/survivalist.
The prepper knows his weapon system as any true soldier knows his rifle. The training is as deep as he or she has exercised.
Over the years, observing many actual videos of true battles in war especially small arms firefights, there are no delusions of grandeur. It is not pretty. If ever should one come in contact with an enemy force even a small force, a firefight is one thing a true prepper/survivalist should avoid at all costs.
U.S. soldiers engaged in firefight in Afghanistan.
With today's technology, observation of gritty true life firefight videos have opened a door to which many of us reall
Crap Apple Brandy (This picture is not the finished product)
Rosehip Gin (I was unsuccessful in my quest to find sloes last year - again not the finished product)
Both are really delicious. The Crab Apple Brandy still smells like brandy but takes on a completely different taste. The Rosehip Gin no longer tastes of alcohol.....What could possibly go wrong???!!!
So I'm going to stockpile more of this for the winter as part of my prepping ambitions. One never knows when it might be needed as a means of barter....
How many of you homesteaders have city folks for friends? It’s quite alright if you do. In fact, if you do have a few friends who live in the city, then this post will more than likely strike home for you. Living on a homestead involves doing several things our cousins in the city know nothing about. People who grow up in the city seldom understand the hard work it takes to maintain a homestead; they believe everything should be provided for them, rather than being tasked with finding or doing things for themselves. Listed below are 10 different homesteading habits that people in the city cannot comprehend, simply because they have been trained not to.
Dirty Hardened Hands
Homesteaders and farmers are proud of their hands; they show off the hard work and dedication it takes to be successful on the homestead. Men and women who live on a homestea