Survival, Prepping, & Homesteading Experts

bug out bag

The bug out bag, or BOB… also related to a WEB or VBOB, and sometimes confused for an INCH….is one of the most important assets a prepper has. It’s also where most first time preppers start because it’s th easiest and usually cheapest way to cover your basics. A bug out bag is simply a backpack with the essentials needed to get you from point A to point B safely. It usually has enough supplies to sustain one person for 3 days.

The Fire Piston – Starting A Fire With Just Air

Fire Piston

Many outdoor enthusiasts are familiar with primitive fire starting techniques such as the bow drill, hand spindle, fire saw, flint and steel and burning lens. However most are completely unaware of the Fire Piston. A single push is all it takes to instantaneous ignite tinder, making all the popular primitive fire starting techniques look…well, primitive. The […]

Building A Better Mouse Trap For Survival

DIY Mouse Trap

Make this easy DIY mouse trap, learn how to use rat traps to catch just about anything (even birds!), and find out what baits are best for various animals. Editor’s Note: This post was featured by Bob Vila at! Mouse traps are one of the most overlooked but essential survival tools. Maybe it’s so overlooked because no one really […] © 2010 - 2018