What if you don’t have ready access to firewood? What would you burn instead? My guess is you need to get rid of paper trash. Why not use it to make biomass briquettes? They’re an alternative energy source. Below is a video showing one way to do that.
Suppose you need to open a can, but you don’t have a can opener of any kind. What would you do? For one solution, watch the short video below on opening a can without a can opener. If you do what’s shown, you’ll want to have a sturdy knife blade. And watch out for your […]
Ever thought of living in a dumpster for survival? I hadn’t either. But here’s an amazing thing to ponder. The short video below features one man’s efforts to make a dumpster into a mini home. He’s even figured out a way to have electricity. But talk about a tiny house!
In case you thought you couldn’t forage for wild edible foods during the colder months, consider this brief video about chickweed. It’s not just for warm weather foraging. Find out more about wild edible foods in your own yard.
This site is aimed at those who believe their destiny is survival in spite of whatever comes our way. Thus, the name DestinySurvival. With that in mind, I purposefully share what follows. Recently one of my readers sent me a link to this short and funny video showing ducks that hadn’t been raised around water. […]
I’m posting something a little different today, since yesterday’s DestinySurvival Radio was a “best of” show, due to the July 4th holiday. I’m not much for holidays, and that goes for the Fourth of July, too. If you’ve read my three part series entitled We’re Screwed! So What? you’ll note I don’t put a premium […]
Ham is often served at Easter time. But have you wondered what goes into making a good ham? Or have you considered how you might cure and smoke ham yourself? Don’t rule out that possibility. Meat may be hard to come by one day. But plenty of wild hogs are a food source, and they […]
Here’s a short video of one woman’s deliberate down sizing. Could this be a model for some of us to survive? Find out about “right sizing” your possessions here.
Dmitry Orlov has been saying for at least four years now that the U.S. will break up, as the old Soviet Union did. But does the fact that it hasn’t actually happened mean that it won’t? I think we’d be unwise to overlook the very real possibility that it will indeed take place. Only the […]
Editor’s Note: Imagine yourself suddenly in the wilds, and you’ve run out of food. Where do you start? You’ve heard cattails are edible. But when? And which parts? The following info from Craig Caudill will help you know more about this common survival food. – John When in a given survival situation […]
Survival gardening is gardening that takes on a new sense of urgency and purpose. You might grow potatoes instead of petunias. When you garden for survival, you’re making a statement–a declaration of independence–concerning our food supply. That’s just what one California family has done. And they’re doing quite well at it. Below is a mini-documentary […]
Below are three videos demonstrating that a slingshot for survival doesn’t have to be an ordinary primitive weapon. The first video features a man who can shoot beans and quarters in mid air. When he was young, learning to shoot a slingshot skillfully was a matter of survival. The other two videos feature Jörg Sprave […]
Even though our economy is in bad shape, we still wallow in abundance here in the U.S. It’s not that way in Cuba. But over the years they’ve made incredible strides with organic gardening. They’ve done so out of necessity. Are the Cubans paving the way with an example we’ll be forced to follow? Will […]
I’ve found an ice breaker that can help you introduce family and friends to prepping. And it’s a good review primer for you and me, too. It’s a high quality, professionally produced DVD called “Emergency Preparedness–Awareness & Survival.” This isn’t one of those embarrassing YouTube clips of some guy shining his shaky flashlight on the […]
Preppers are often pressured to buy gold and silver. But is that the best solution? We want to have real, negotiable money, don’t we? But are we too entangled in our present money system? Are we too preoccupied with money? Do we have to be? Recently I came across a documentary called “The Money Fix.” […]