Portable Machine Turns Salt Water Into Drinking Water Using Solar Power

Portable Machine Turns Salt Water Into Drinking Water

Sun-powered desalination for villages in India

Off-grid Indian communities with salty groundwater could get potable water through a proposed solar technique.

Around the world, there is more salty groundwater than fresh, drinkable groundwater. For example, 60 percent of India is underlain by salty water — and much of that area is not served by an electric grid that could run conventional reverse-osmosis desalination plants. [Read more…]

How To Make Brass Knuckles, From Bullet Shells

Brass Knuckles

How To Make Brass Knuckles, From Bullet Shells

An indirect suggestion my dad made for me to try and make something practical out of brass. He didn’t expect I’d end up making these!

WARNING: Brass Knuckles are illegal in most countries, and metal foundries can reach temperatures in excess of 1,000ºC, which is well above the melting point of hobbyists. This project should only be attempted with adequate knowledge and training, proper protective safety gear, and in a fire resistant area with adequate ventilation. The heat from the foundry can easily burn, and inhaling excessive amounts of zinc fumes can cause metal fume fever. Use caution and common sense. Use of this video content is at your own risk. [Read more…]




Pepper spray is an excellent nonlethal close-range antipersonnel weapon that can mean the difference between life and death. While it is readily available for purchase at the present time, in a post-collapse survivalist scenario, you may not be able to acquire store-bought pepper spray as easily. [Read more…]

Skills Of The Native Hunters – Pemmican The Ultimate Survival Food


Skills Of The Native Hunters –Pemmican The Ultimate Survival Food

Pemmican and How To Make 

When the white men set out across North America, a reliable supply of portable provisions was one of the major problems. Lacking the skills of the native hunters, it was doubtful that they could live off the
country. They knew something about preserving food, a necessity for sailing ships, but it was limited to salting and pickling. The resultant salt pork and hardtack were unappetizing fare but they kept
life in a man. [Read more…]

How To Store Fresh Eggs Without Refrigeration


How To Store Fresh Eggs Without Refrigeration

Have you ever wondered how your great-grandparents stored eggs? Perhaps they didn’t, perhaps they used only fresh eggs. But many folks regularly stored their eggs and used them throughout the winter months.
Chickens normally respond to daylight by laying more eggs. Oppositely, when there is little daylight, there are fewer eggs layed. So in the winter when days are shorter, it’s good to be able to depend on a fresh egg supply. [Read more…]

Alternative Heat — Compost Heater – Permaculture

Alternative HeatAlternative Heat — Compost Heater – Permaculture

With energy prices going up all around, I thought it was the perfect time to write about alternative ways to heat your home.

Alternative heat is a topic I find particularly fascinating. Winters are long and expensive, and after some crippling heating bills last year I thought it was time to get off my duff and find out if there were other ways I could heat my home this year.

I also wanted to weigh the environmental costs of different options out there. Was a pellet stove better for the environment than a wood stove? What about Compost Heater – Permaculture ? [Read more…]

How to Make a Homemade Water Filter

Water Filter

How to Make a Homemade Water Filter

This post is sponsored by Prepper Academy, the only preparedness program that shows you step-by-step how to rapidly prepare for the coming hard times — no matter what your income or where you live.

In a SHTF situation, clean drinking water is a must. Why spend hundreds on a filter when you can make a quality one at home for a fraction of the price?

If things were to go south and clean drinking water became unavailable, your Brita filter is not going to cut it.

Having a quality filtration system that can turn contaminated water into life-saving drinkable water is an absolute must for every preparedness-minded person. Despite knowing this, many preppers will hold off on buying one because of the price. [Read more…]

How to make sugar from your preppers retreat garden – Stevia


How to make sugar from your preppers retreat garden – Stevia

A natural, calorie-free sweetener approximately 200 to 300 times as sweet as sugar? Sounds too good to be true, but it’s not — it’s stevia. This ultra-sweet plant originated in South America, but it’s been used in many countries for hundreds of years as a natural sweetener. Using stevia in place of sugar can cut calories and may keep your blood glucose level more stable, according to University of Utah Health Care. Whether you’re diabetic or just looking for a natural alternative to white sugar, saccharin or aspartame, stevia is a good choice.
[Read more…]

How to Build a Homemade Thermoelectric Generator

Thermoelectric GeneratorHow to Build a Homemade Thermoelectric Generator

A thermoelectric generator uses the concept of difference in temperature between two materials to create electricity. So could this technology be adapted to make a thermoelectric generator at home? As a matter of fact one can quite easily, though the efficiency of such a generator is no going to be terribly high, it certainly can be put to practical use.

One can use Peltier powered thermoelectric generator at home by following the steps below:

  • Buy two radiators at an IT store and apply thermal fan paste to facilitate sticking of the Peltier unit.
    Now separate the two radiators with an appropriate thermal insulator.
  • Next carve out an opening in the insulator to accommodate the Peltier unit. Enough space should be left for a couple of wires as well.
  • Now rig the assembly together and start applying heat to one of the radiators. The longer that you do it, more will be the current that will flow out from your homemade thermoelectric generator.
  • Depending upon the size of our generator you will be able to power more and more devices or gadgets in your home. Typical examples are mobile phone charging.
  • Running a small radio and making LED light come alive. It is also a great idea to use these to power outdoor fans and lighting that are not connected to your home’s power grid.

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Turn Undrinkable Water Into Pure, Crystal-Clear Distilled Water With a Home-Built Solar still.

distilled water

Turn Undrinkable Water Into Pure, Crystal-Clear Distilled Water With a Home-Built Solar still.

Make Your Own Distilled Water

Make your own distilled water from stream or lake water, salt water, or even brackish, dirty water, using these DIY Solar Still Plans. With just a few basic building materials, a sheet of glass and some sunshine, you can purify your own water at no cost and with minimal effort.

Distilled water is not just for drinking, and it’s always worth keeping a few gallons of it on hand. Clean water free of chemicals and minerals has a number of valuable uses: [Read more…]

Strategic Relocation and How To Survive The Economic Collapse


Strategic Relocation and How To Survive The Economic Collapse

25 Things That You Should Do To Get Prepared For The Coming Economic Collapse

Do you think that you know how to prepare for the collapse of the economy?  If so, are you putting that knowledge into action?  In America today, people are more concerned about the possibility of an economic collapse than ever before.  It has been estimated that there are now three million preppers in the United States.  But the truth that nobody really knows the actual number, because a lot of preppers keep their “prepping” to themselves.  So what are all of those people preparing for exactly?  Well, survey after survey has shown that “economic collapse” is the number one potential disaster that preppers are most concerned about.  Of course that shouldn’t be surprising because we truly are facing economic problems that are absolutely unprecedented.  We are living in the greatest debt bubble in the history of the world, the global banking system has been transformed into a high-risk pyramid scheme of debt, risk and leverage that could collapse at any time, and wealthy countries such as the United States have been living way above their means for decades.  Meanwhile, the United States is being deindustrialized at a blinding pace and poverty in this country is absolutely exploding.  Anyone that is not concerned about the economy should have their head examined.  Fortunately, I have found that an increasing number of Americans are becoming convinced that we are heading for a horrific economic crisis.  Once they come to that realization, they want to know what they should do. [Read more…]

How to Turn Ordinary Water into That Goes KABOOM!


How to Turn Ordinary Water into Explosive Gas That Goes KABOOM!

Maybe not water per-se, but with this simple technique you can turn one of the most abundant materials on earth into a highly explosive gas.

WARNING: Ignition of an incendiary or explosive material may not be legal in your area, so check local laws before attempting. Use of this video content is at your own risk.

[Read more…]

How To Make Your Own Smoke Bombs

Smoke Bombs

How To Make Your Own Smoke Bombs

Smoke bombs are great for signalling if you are in distress or need a quickly concealed getaway. This video shows you how to make high volume smoke with ingredients you can find at your local Wal-Mart and eBay. If you’re lost in the woods and spot a rescue plane a smoke bomb can save your life!

60g KN03 (Potassium Nitrate)
40g Pure Cane Sugar
2tbs Corn Syrup
1tbs Water
2″ Visco Fuse
1 teaspoon Baking Soda (optional, makes the smoke bomb flameless)

[Read more…]

Free Energy & Development Plans Electricity Power Generator


Free Energy & Development Plans Electricity Power Generator

Many people are looking for green and free energy to power their homes.
While searching online they get confused by the amount of information and offerings available.
The big problem is knowing which one you can really trust.
The average person doesn’t have the time, energy or expertise to test these solutions.
These solution,Liberty Generator (Build and make your own energy source) worked SO well that I managed to pull together enough electricity that could easily supply all the power needed for an average house.
In a world of problems and solutions, few ideas spur both immediate hope and skepticism as the idea of free energy, and, on the brink of ecological disaster, nothing may be of greater importance to the human race.

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Need some cheap ozone? Here’s an experimental ozone generator based on readily available parts that you can build cheaply to clean up the air in your surroundings or get rid of strong odours. I think the latter will appeal to the people who grow exotic herbs in their homes, or live in damp climates where mould is a problem.
This project generally works well, but it’s output depends on the components used. It’s also very much a bare-bones experimental device so you build it entirely at your own risk. [Read more…]

Off The Grid Living – Rocket Stove Household Water Heater

Rocket Stove

Off The Grid Living – Rocket Stove Household Water Heater

If you don’t already have an indoor wood burning stove that heats your water, this is a great way to get unlimited ‘off the grid’ hot water.

This system is super efficient, heating the water with minimal fuel. It is also relatively straightforward to build.  I also think that with some modifications you could also cook on this as well.

All in all this would make an excellent permanent addition to a homestead. It could also be built and used in an urban setting as well.


Other useful resources:12121 (2)

Survival MD (Best Post Collapse First Aid Survival Guide Ever)

Backyard Innovator (A Self Sustaining Source Of Fresh Meat,Vegetables And Clean Drinking Water)

Blackout USA (EMP survival and preparedness)

Conquering the coming collapse (Financial advice and preparedness )

Liberty Generator (Build and make your own energy source)

Backyard Liberty (Easy and cheap DIY Aquaponic system to grow your organic and living food bank)

Bullet Proof Home (A Prepper’s Guide in Safeguarding a Home )

Family Self Defense (Best Self Defense Strategies For You And Your Family)

Sold Out After Crisis (Best 37 Items To Hoard For A Long Term Crisis)