Make a Homemade Water Distiller for Water Purification

With a few plumbing supplies, you can put together an inexpensive water distiller you can use on your stove, rocket stove, or campfire. The video below shows you how one man has made a homemade water distiller for water purification.

Be sure to read the cautionary notes below.

 

 

Here are a few words of caution to keep in mind.

Don’t use a plastic collection vessel. It will melt or warp. Don’t touch the copper pipe because it gets very hot.

It’s also not recommended to seal this apparatus. some water vapor needs to escape or high pressure would build up very fast.

Also note that the larger the glass jar you use, – the larger amount of water vapor you can collect (at a given time).

Get Ready for Duck Hunting 101

If you’re a hunter, or if you’re thinking about hunting ducks or other small game for the first time,this will be of interest to you.

Get ready for Duck Hunting 101.

The survival Summit team believes that prepping doesn’t have to always be about doom and gloom. In fact, astute survivalists will take the opportunities to prepare for the worst, while keeping a positive mindset, then morph those opportunities into team building and family bond-building scenarios.

Just like the experts from this DVD did.

Why not step into the practical (and fun) side of self reliance in Duck Hunting 101 – Hunting and Processing Small Game To Survive The Greater Depression, and Have Fun Doing So.

Here’s what it’s all about…

  • Duck Calling
  • Shotgun Selection
  • Ammo Selection
  • The Right Choke Selection
  • Various Duck Decoy Spreads
  • Methods To Hunt a Variety of Areas
  • How To Make a Duck Call
  • How to Blend In During The Hunt
  • Local Law Awareness
  • Why a Cajun Microwave Is So Useful
  • How to Use a Cajun Microwave to Cook a Raccoon (So it doesn’t taste like road-kill)
  • How to Prepare Ducks For Cooking
  • How to Prepare Squirrel (and other small game) For Human Consumption

You’ll meet wilderness survival coach, Kenneth Blanton from Duck Life, as he walks you through the basics of duck hunting and preparing small game. Strengthen your group’s unity, while having fun, and becoming self reliant through the skills presented on this DVD.

Here are some “expert tips”–just for fun–to whet your appetite.

Join The Survival Summit as they team up with Duck Life and the Bayou Gunners to walk you through their way of life, harvesting ducks from the sky, and surviving off the land by regularly eating squirrel and raccoon.

And, yes, they show you how to have fun during the process, too, so you can be mentally and physically prepared to survive and thrive during The Greater Depression.

If you’re ready for Duck Hunting 101, click on the ad banner below.

 

Duck Hunting 101 DVD

 

Survival in Harsh Environments – Get the Instruction You Need

It’s been said that if you know how to survive the high desert, you can survive just about anywhere. That’s precisely why The Survival Summit teamed up with expert, Kirsten Rechnitz, to produce her 3-Disc Series; Survival HD, How To Survive The Harsh Environments of the High Desert & Low Mountains.

With extreme temperature transitions from “shorts-weather” to blizzards in just a 12 hour time frame, the high deserts and low mountains near Moab, UT proved to be the perfect location for this incredible film.

Step into the shockingly harsh environment of High Desert, Low Mountain, as survival expert Kirsten Rechnitz takes you in depth and behind the scenes of real-world applications of survival. Coming from a woman who lived in the desert for nearly the last decade, she’s not afraid to get her hands a little bloody to passionately teach you the tricks of her trade.

Whether you’re preparing for TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It), SHTF, or just a general emergency, this hilariously entertaining and educational DVD is for you.

If you found yourself in the High Desert, or Low Mountains…

• Could you find water?
• Do you know the top three things to do to get rescued?
• Could you survive the intense heat of the day, followed by snow at night?
• Would you know what plant to use which is better than toilet paper?
• What about that spiked plant with anti fungal properties that can be used for sewing your clothes, cleaning under your nails, and even in more personal areas?

This series goes in depth into the How, What, Why, and What If’s of true survival. This is one of the most comprehensive survival courses ever made available outside of the military.

I’ve seen chapters from this instructional package, and I can tell you, you won’t be disappointed. You don’t have to live in the high desert or low mountain lands to benefit from what you’ll learn.

Click on the image below for more info and to place your order for this essential instruction on survival in harsh environments.

 

Survival HD DVD

 

Is Zero Budget Farming in Our Future?

What follows is a 13 and a half minute video from a few years ago on a type of natural farming called zero budget farming. No cultivation or use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers is required.

Is it for real? Could it be in our future? Should it be?

What happens one day when there is no more access to the chemicals we’ve become accustomed to in agriculture? How will we produce our own food?

Perhaps we can learn from the example of the Indian farmer as demonstrated in the video.

Please note, the video’s narrator has a thick accent, making it necessary to listen closely; but it’s worth it. Also, if for any reason you have difficulty getting the video to play, refresh the page.

 

 

Civil Breakdown – How Ready Are You?

“Civil Breakdown” is another DVD in the Make Ready to Survive series from Panteao Productions. This one is timely in the wake of events last summer in Ferguson, MO, and recently in Baltimore, MD. And more may be on the way.

Of course, civil unrest could happen at any time–when and where we least expect it. Unrest doesn’t have to be caused by agitators. It may happen in the aftermath of a natural disaster, like Hurricane Katrina.

If you’ve engaged in conversation with like minded preppers, you’ve likely discussed the chances for chaos and martial law. You’ve pondered and perhaps planned what to do if it comes about. Will you mow down the zombie hoardes? Will you stay to the end to defend your property, or will you get out of Dodge?

My late friend Gerald Franz talked frequently about such things. It’s refreshing to me to see them discussed so seriously in a thoughtful way in a format available to all. We could each use a brutal look at what could be reality, whether we like it or not.

An Overview

Make Ready to Survive - Civil Breakdown

 

Run time for this DVD is a little more than an hour and a half, and chapters are mostly short. Material covered includes…

  • Proper Planning for Survival
  • Civil Unrest and Riot Planning
  • Firearm Selection
  • Carriers, Load Bearing Vests and Gear
  • Survival Optics
  • Defending from Vehicle and Setup
  • Assessing the Situation
  • Using Current Technology to Plan for Future
  • Martial Law
  • Neighborhood Defense
  • Advanced Care & Civil Unrest
  • Communications Between Neighbors

Permit a few general observations before getting into issues and questions raised in “Civil Breakdown.”

Most of the instructors in this video have military backgrounds, and you’ll pick up on that when you hear their discussion and see their demonstrations. As with the other presentations in this series, these men are easy going and friendly.

What you get is a common sense approach to the subject matter. No hype. No fear. But this DVD doesn’t beat around the bush about what you’ll have to deal with if there’s a civil breakdown where you live.

As I’ve noted elsewhere, there is some overlap in some of the subjects covered in these videos. For a more complete picture, you’ll want to have more than this DVD in the series. My reviews of the DVD’s released to date are linked below.

The chapters on assessing the situation and using technology are to the point and share advice I think many of us already know. The technology section covers pros and cons of what’s available online.

The chapter on communications is brief and barely covers the subject. I think it would also have fit in better after the sections on neighborhood defense or technology use. The chapter on martial law should have appeared earlier in the video, since that’s a subject of concern to many.

Of course, you can watch chapters in whatever order you like.

A Closer Look

I won’t try to summarize everything in “Civil Breakdown.” Instead, I’ll mention several subjects covered and questions you’ll need to ponder in order to be better prepared.

Your Plans

Big questions are raised, right from the start. The message comes through plainly. Avoid trouble as much as is possible. That doesn’t mean being unprepared. What do past events tell you about what to expect in your area?

When is it time to fight or get out of the way? Should you be prepared to kill an assailant? Or should you merely disable him? What does your local law enforcement have to say about this?

Whatever you do, don’t be the cause of trouble or aggravate it. Avoid riots and insurrection. Keep in mind, mobs have no rules.

The importance of having a plan can’t be overemphasized. If you’re caught at work, how will you get back home? Do you have an escape plan? What alternatives for transportation do you have? How will you communicate with those close to you?

Your Guns

A more comprehensive look at this topic is covered in the DVD in this series called “Firearm Selection.” However, important considerations are dealt with in this one.

What firearms should you use when necessary? What about protective gear?

Ever seen a desk calendar that doubles as a bullet proof shield? The demo of it is impressive.

As with other DVD’s in this series, since firearms are discussed, you’ll see extra disclaimers and the gun safety rules at the beginning, before you’re given the option to play the DVD.

Your Optical Options

The first fundamental point made in the section on optics is the necessity for eye protection. You’re in big trouble if your eyes are damaged.

The section goes on to demonstrate binoculars, range finders, night vision and thermal devices. The latter items are costly. Save your dollars if you really want one of them.

Your Vehicle

Did you know yourcar or truck is a big weapon? Don’t relinquish it if possible. But what do you do if you’re victimized by a carjacker? Where should you have your concealed firearm? What can you do to distract your assailant until you can do what you need to do to save your life?

When in your vehicle, where should you have your bug out bag? Firearms and ammo? Both should be kept safely, but accessible.

Your Response During Martial Law

Kyle Harth talks about the difference between support help from federal law enforcement and when the feds are declared to be in charge. It’s an important distinction. In either situation, be sure to know what’s expected of you.

If you must evacuate, do you have a plan? Do you have adequate fuel, food and water to go to a safe location? Then what about coming back home when things have calmed down?

Your Neighborhood

Ever thought of slowing traffic or creating your own checkpoint as a means of defending your neighborhood when things get rough? Cutting down a tree or two should work.

Are you prepared to work together with your neighbors to keep the neighborhood safe? That annoying busybody down the street could be a real asset in times of turmoil.

Your Medical Readiness

You may be called on to help provide advanced medical care. Injuries aren’t going to merely be sprains or cuts and scrapes. Injuries will likely be caused by other people and may include stab wounds, bullet wounds and head trauma.

Be ready with first aid supplies. Have medical manuals on hand, including a military medical book. This is one time when knowledge is definitely power.

Wrapping It Up

One of the beauties of having the Make Ready to Survive DVD’s is that you can review the material as often as you like, at any time you like.

Also, not only can you get “Civil Breakdown” in DVD form, but you can subscribe to view it online. You can access it on your mobile device, too.

Panteao Productions also gives subscribers discounts on annual subscriptions and a 100% money back guarantee. So you have nothing to lose.

Find the Make Ready to Survive series by going to http://panteao.com/survive/.

If you see a preparedness product you like while you’re watching the video, you can help support DestinySurvival by shopping for it in the Prep Mart.

View my reviews of the other video presentations by clicking on the following titles. A new window opens with each link.