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What Else Can You Char? Beyond Charcloth Experiment

What Else Can You Turn Into Char? Beyond Char Cloth Experiment

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFDad may earn a small commission at NO additional cost to you. When it comes to charring materials into tinder, cotton, wool and punk wood work extremely well. But that’s a very limited amount of material. Sometimes […]

Colloidal silver is an effective natural rememdy that can be used to treat wounds, inflammation and infections, bacteria and many other ailments.

Colloidal Silver Uses And Benefits Every Prepper Needs To Know

Colloidal silver might not be a recognized health treatment by the professional medical community, but it is used on a daily basis by tens of thousands of natural medicine fans around the world – who swear by its effectiveness. It’s time to look at the many colloidal silver uses and benefits. Colloidal Silver Myths A […]

Best Water Purification Methods for Survival

Best Water Purification Methods for Survival

So, you find yourself stranded in the wilderness. You are not sure where you are, or if anybody is searching for you.  You start to look around and wonder what you should do to stay alive until a rescue party finds you. While it looks impressive to see survivalists build elaborate shelters or hunt for […]

How To Make Caffeine Drinks From Regular Plants Grown At Home

How To Make Caffeine Drinks from Regular Plants Grown at Home

While it may not rate very highly on the “must have” or “survival” lists, caffeine is something many of us consider completely normal and may even rely on. Withdrawal aside, caffeine has been a part of our history for thousands of years and the ability to make caffeine drinks might provide the edge in a […]

Dried fruits

9 Methods of Food Preservation You Need to Know

If you’re looking for an introduction to the methods of food preservation, you are in the right place. Today I’m sharing several food preservation techniques that will help you save your garden harvest for later. Aside from SHTF prepping, knowing how to preserve food can save your family big bucks. Food prices are increasing yearly. […]

Man icing knee after an injury

Natural Home Remedies for Knee Pain

The knee is the biggest joint of the body. So, experiencing pain after a workout or a sudden twitch of the muscles in the knee can cause you to go about your day in total discomfort. Here are some natural home remedies for knee pain you can try right away. Reasons for knee pain Knee […]

How to Make and Can Homemade Dill Relish - Making and canning your own homemade dill relish is easy and simple! This is one of my favorite ways to preserve the cucumbers from my garden.

How to Make and Can Homemade Dill Relish

My garden is happily bursting with cucumbers, as a matter of fact, my family just harvested eleven yesterday and have loads more that look like they’ll be ready to pick in the next day or two.  And lots more blossoms that I know my trusty bees will pollinate.  What does one do with all these […]

Sweet cherries jam

Sweet Cherry Jam Recipe With a Twist

Ah, July is almost here! It’s the month to celebrate America’s independence, enjoy fun summer activities, and also savor the cherries that are in season. This sweet cherry jam recipe is one of my favorite ways to preserve fresh cherries. Easy to make, this jam is delicious any time of year and it even makes […]

What You Need to Know About Firewood for SHTF Situations When You Need to Bugout-- When you are planning for a SHTF situation, the goal is to have everything accounted for. You’ve likely double- and triple-checked your bug-out bag. You’ve got a plan for where to go and how to build a shelter.

What You Need to Know About Firewood for SHTF Situations When You Need to Bugout

When you are planning for a SHTF situation, the goal is to have everything accounted for. You’ve likely double- and triple-checked your bug-out bag. You’ve got a plan for where to go and how to build a shelter. You’ve probably got everything you need to make a fire to stay warm, sanitize water, and cook […]

Five Urban Survival Skills to Learn -- When disasters strike, and not just any disaster but something huge that can spell catastrophe, there will be an onset of chaos at the aftermath. The faint of heart will not survive the initial outbreak of looting and fighting. This is especially true in urban areas. The countryside is more vast, and survival can depend on nature, as long as one knows how to make the most out of it.

Five Urban Survival Skills to Learn

When disasters strike, and not just any disaster but something huge that can spell catastrophe, there will be an onset of chaos at the aftermath. The faint of heart will not survive the initial outbreak of looting and fighting. This is especially true in urban areas. The countryside is more vast, and survival can depend […]