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  1. wanderingweed

    Anyone living near AshFork, AZ or Kaibab Knolls?

    Basically, I am broke AF. I am sick of slaving to put money in other peoples pockets so, I have decided to buy land and leave the city. My wife and I purchased 2.3 acres in northern Arizona near Ash Fork in a subdivision called Kaibab Knolls. I am looking for info from people living in that...
  2. CoNiGMa

    Cordage

    Cordage is a good thing to have in a survival situation. Any type of wire, rope, string, twine, or line of any type will be useful, but stronger rope is better. It can be used for multiple purposes like lashing things together, building shelter, carrying and moving items, climbing, making a...
  3. CoNiGMa

    The Rule of Three

    In a survival situation, a person has 4 core things that he/she needs to survive. These are Shelter, Water, Fire, and Food. When in a survival situation, remember the Rule of 3: You can survive for 3 Minutes without air (oxygen) or in icy water. You can survive for 3 Hours without shelter in a...
  4. CoNiGMa

    Video 16+ Ways to Start a Fire Without Matches or a Lighter

    Fire is essential when in a survival situation. It is used to purify and boil water, cook food, as well as other things. There are numerous ways to start a fire when out in the wilderness or in a survival situation. In the absence of lighters and matches, here is a list of various options...
  5. CoNiGMa

    Video Shelter building with natural materials

    One of the main things you need to worry about when in a survival situation is shelter, especially in cold, damp climates. If you do not have a shelter such as a tent and cannot find a suitable place to use as a shelter from wild animals and the elements, you will need to make one. There are...
  6. CoNiGMa

    Cheap Food Storage Supply

    Something you need to consider if you are preparing for a SHTF scenario is food. Storing food may seem like a daunting and expensive task, but I found a list by “AZPrepper” which makes things easier for you. He basically came up with a list of $5 food items that you can purchase each week for a...
  7. CoNiGMa

    Photos Video Alternative Uses for Common Items

    One thing you need to train your mind to do for a survival situation is to improvise with the things you have available to you. Common, everyday items can be used in a survival situation to provide you with the basics needed to survive. Some examples of things you can use that most everyone may...
  8. CoNiGMa

    Photos Animal Tracking

    Animal Tracking: Because wild creatures usually stay in hiding after a snowstorm, look for tracks about 24 hours later. You can also find tracks in mud or wet sand along beaches, streams, and lakeshores almost any time. Tracks made by members of the dog family are among those most often...
  9. CoNiGMa

    Photos Axe Care

    A good tool to have with you in the wilderness when the SHTF is an axe. It is useful for cutting firewood and wood to make things like a shelter. You need to know how to keep your axe in good shape. Before using an axe, whether old or new, you should sharpen its blade. Clamp the head of the...
  10. CoNiGMa

    Distress Signals

    Distress Signals: If you're in distress in the wilderness during the day, signal with sounds (gun, whistle, tin pans) in a series of threes, each followed by a brief silence. Continue until someone responds. In areas where a sound's effect might be limited (a valley or heavily wooded area)...
  11. black

    Intentional Communities: What is your experience with putting Anarchism and Communalism into action?

    Have any of you have long-term or even just short-term experience with an intentional community? Did you follow a certain model of organization? Was anarchism, communism, or any far left ideas part of the equation? Were you in an urban setting? Suburban? Rural? Did you garden, farm, build...
  12. Betonmanden

    Starting a Permaculture Farm

    Im interested in becoming a land owner in the next year or two, to make a very old dream of mine a reality, and that is a semi off grid permaculture farm where I can blacksmith in my free time. Preferably in the mountains of the northwest. I thought a lot about Oregon but after looking at land...
  13. T

    Living Off The Grid

    Hey guys. I am a producer looking to hear some interesting stories about people/groups/families who are living off the grid. I feel like I am in the right place. Would anyone be willing to share their story with me? Thanks in advance. -Megan
  14. Matt Derrick

    News & Blogs Photos Peaceful photos of eco-villagers will make you dream of going off-grid

    May 11, 2015 BY: CONNOR BRIAN Often a sense of struggle settles in when we find ourselves surrounded by the daily routine of urban life. Crammed into a sea of vacant faces in the early morning rush hour, sometimes I can’t help but wonder if I am just another moving part of an engine. Though...
  15. Matt Derrick

    Video Could You Handle Living Off The Grid?

    One family left everything they had behind to live without electricity, running water, or any means of communication in the backwoods of Eastern Idaho. In Going Off Grid, Laura Ling examines how 180,000 Americans a year are choosing to live entirely disconnected from our modern...