It’s unfortunate, but most of us have limited finances, space and time when it comes to getting prepared. The few minutes daydreaming about an arsenal in the basement, with tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition can be a brief reprise from the humdrum of the day, but it is only a daydream.
It is nice to fantasize about opening the door to an underground bunker to find rows of shelving weighted down with food, blankets, medical supplies, protective suits and masks and full water barrels by the hundreds lining the walls. In your mind and the mind of most people you cannot have too much when it comes to prepping, but again space is limited, and money is always in short supply and time, there is never enough time.
What Can Be Done
In reality, if you do not have it, cannot make it, or trade for it during a crisis then you will have to survive without it if you can. This means you not only need a supply on hand, but you also need the ability to produce life essentials or be able to barter for them.
Skills will be in demand during a crisis so do an assessment of what skills you have that can be used in trade. Everyone has skills, and it is never too late to learn some more.
- How to build a Nativ American subterranean roundhouse
Here on All Self Sustained, you saw lots of different types of shelters (teepees, cabins, etc.) but building a partial subterranean “roundhouse” is better because, if built right, it can shelter 2 or 3 families… keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer… and it’s perfectly camouflaged to keep you “covert”.
Native American ERIK BAINBRIDGE – who took part in the reconstruction of the native village of Kule Loklo in California, will show you how Native Americans build the subterranean roundhouse, an underground house that today will serve you like a storm shelter, a perfectly camouflaged hideout, or a bunker. It can easily shelter three to four families, so how will you feel if, when all hell breaks loose, you’ll be able to call all your loved ones and offer them guidance and shelter? Besides that, the subterranean roundhouse makes an awesome root cellar where you can keep all your food and water reserves year-round. Click here to learn how.Similar to Morphine: The Best Natural Painkiller that Grows in Your Backyard Wild Lettuce is also Known as Opium Lettuce. For a good reason. While it doesn’t contain any opiates, it has similar side effects when used – it acts directly on the central nervous system (CNS) to lessen the feeling of pain, just like morphine. Watch this video and learn a quick recipe (wild lettuce extract) for the best natural painkiller. Over 23 million Patriots have already seen It. Giving you a quick, easy way to make your own life-saving painkiller, ready for when you need it. Click Here To Discover More.
- How to make foolproof traps
Cold weather can wreak havoc on your trapping activities, freezing triggers shut and imprisoning footholds in frozen dirt beds. But there are a few ways that the cold can help us, whether you are trapping as a pastime or trapping for food during a wilderness emergency.
Patrick Shelley – who earned a living in the woods for years on end will show you how to make foolproof traps. He wrote an awesome chapter about how to trap different animals in winter just like our forefathers. When 100 hungry mouths will shoot each other over the last deer to feed their children, your family can eat the favorite food of trappers and mountain men from the 1800s. Click here for more info.
- Water preservation
When a ship went to sea, it had no refrigeration and it could be many months before the crew could find fresh water. Water was stored in wooden barrels, but after a few weeks at sea, and as the temperatures rose near the equator, the water started growing algae and bacteria. It smelled horrible and tasted worse, so the sailors discovered a method to preserve the water that had a good taste even after years of storage.
From Shannon Azares you’ll learn how sailors from the XVII century preserved water in their ships for months on end, even years and how you can use this method to preserve clean water for your family cost-free. Click and learn how they did it.
- How to cast your own ammo
If you have a few guns in your emergency store, you probably also have a stock of bullets. If you need to survive in the wilderness for a long time, however, that stock of bullets might eventually run out. What then? A valuable skill for any survivalist who knows their way around a gun is making homemade ammo. If you want to try your hand at loading your rifle or shotgun with homemade bullets or shells, you’re going to need some specific materials and supplies.
Mike Searson – who is a Firearm and Old West history expert – will show you what to do when there is no more ammo to be had, how people who wandered the West managed to hunt eight deer with six bullets, and why their supply of ammo never ran out. Remember the panic buying in the first half of 2013? That was nothing compared to what’s going to precede the collapse. Click here and watch this video for more info.
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