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Compost Water Heater

7 Steps to Build a Compost Water Heater For Hot Water Abundance BY KATRINA SPADE ENERGY, HEATING The Pain Mound is a large pile of woody biomass, aka mulch. Invented by French farmer Jean Pain in the 1970s, it is made of woodchips and sawdust, surrounded by a ring of hay bales for structure and insulation. As the Pain Mound decomposes, heat is produced and harnessed using a hydronic loop. The Pain Mound... read more

Stop Bleeding by Knowing Your Pressure Points

Knowing how to stop someone’s bleeding is perhaps one of the most important things we can learn for our survival as well as our friends and family. Many people have a vague idea of how to tie a tourniquet but don’t necessarily know how often to loosen it or where exactly it should go when tying it off. I know very few people who know and understand how to stop bleeding by pinching pressure... read more

How to Survive an Economic Collapse

How do you Survive an Economic Collapse? In case you haven’t been following the news lately, Greece is once again falling apart at the seams. There is panic in the streets as Greeks scramble to pull their meager savings from the banks, and shortages of food and medicine are beginning to mount. In short, Greece is on the brink of collapse, and they’re far past the point of no return. Fortunately, there is... read more

Making Bacon

There are very few people I know that don’t like bacon. There are even fewer who know that making bacon is pretty easy and produces a far superior product than you can buy in the store. Todd Walker of Survival Sherpa has provided us with and excellent article on making bacon otherwise known as dry curing a pork belly. Read the article, take some notes, or better yet just come back to refer to this... read more

Basic Medical Kit Bag

Whether you are bugging out or hunkering down you need to have a basic medical kit. You should actually have a couple, one in your vehicle and one on your person if you are in the field.  They may or may not be exactly the same but regardless you need to have one. You never know when someone will get hurt and need medical attention. You may even come across someone else in a car accident or other... read more

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