Category Archives: Sanitation

5 tips to keep your homestead rodent free!

5 tips to keep your homestead rodent free

5 tips to keep your homestead rodent freeOften our homes are infested with rats the presence of which causes grievous losses in the form of disease manifestation. Rats are probably the only mammals that have the ability to spoil food, spread viruses and chew your electrical viruses too. In short, they can create havoc in your house in a matter of few days only. Continue reading 5 tips to keep your homestead rodent free!

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Hygiene and being resourceful!

Hygiene and being resourceful!

Hygiene and being resourcefulWhen you talk about threats in a post disaster scenario it’s easy to get wrapped up in the obvious. I wouldn’t begrudge anyone for having fear of roving mobs of the desperate, life threatening conditions of the environment around us or even the very real possibility of starvation. These are threats that people in perilous situations face all over the world. We don’t see them very often close to home but when disaster strikes the threats to our well being come screaming back into reality. Continue reading Hygiene and being resourceful!

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Invasion of the Pests!

Invasion of the Pests!
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Invasion of the PestsThere are lots of terrifying scenarios that come to mind when you mention a post-apocalyptic scenario. Most of this is based on the vicious behavior of the human animal. When we talk about home invasion, riots and murder these are all threats that come directly from humans. There are other threats that come in much smaller packages. I am talking about pests. Continue reading Invasion of the Pests!

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Making Soap!

Self-Reliance Skill: Making Soap
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live

Making SoapIf you want to stay healthy post-disaster, then you need to learn how to make soap. Soap making is both an essential skill, and an easy craft to learn. Some people, however, are nervous to try making soap at home because it involves lye. Lye is a toxic, caustic substance. But with simple safety precautions, you can use lye to make Continue reading Making Soap!

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Contaminated Water Survival

Contaminated Water Survival
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live

3-5-16 Surviving Contaminated WaterIn this episode of Herbal Prepper Live, we’re talking about water borne illnesses that result from contaminated water and poor sanitation, and what to do if you or a loved one become ill.

Water is essential to life. We need to have water that is clean and safe to drink, bathe, and wash our clothes and dishes. We need safe water to wash our hands and for cooking. But, safe, clean water is often unavailable in a crisis Continue reading Contaminated Water Survival

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Hygiene being #1 or #2

Hygiene being #1 or #2
Sam Coffman “Herbal Medic”

Sam CoffmanHygiene and sanitation, how prepared are you really in regards to  and (in the worst case) coping with gasto-intestinal disease in a post-disaster environment?  Today, on The Human Path Sam Coffman discusses everything you ever wanted to know (and some things you maybe didn’t!) about purifying Continue reading Hygiene being #1 or #2

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DIY Herbal Cleaning Supplies!

DIY Herbal Cleaning Supplies
Cat Ellis “The Herbal Prepper Live

Herbal CleaningLearn to make your own non-toxic herbal household cleaners in this episode of Herbal Prepper Live. The ability to stay clean increases your chance of staying healthy. Many of these contain toxic ingredients, some suspected of being carcinogens. Plus, many people take for granted that there will always Continue reading DIY Herbal Cleaning Supplies!

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Who is Survivor Jane?

Who is Survivor Jane?
Karen Lynn “Lil’ Suburban Homestead

Survivor Jane SJ NameJane is city-girl turned prepper/homesteader – moving to the Appalachian Mountains from Central Florida.  She is the creator and editor of the disaster survival and preparedness website www.SurvivorJane.com Her mission has become educating people on how to better prepare themselves by sharing her experiences and research in an easy to understand, straight-forward manner on various mental preparedness topics. Continue reading Who is Survivor Jane?

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Natural pest control

Natural pest control, staying healthy!
Lynna “A Preppers Path”

Natural pest controlMice and ants and weevils OH MY! No it’s not the old lions and tigers and bears oh my! We aren’t in OZ anymore but right here in our own home, the pantry and more. Summer weather is arriving nearly everywhere in the Western Hemisphere and with it thoughts of gardening, recreation and more. You may have the spring cleaning complete or are just starting it ,but have you looked at your pantry? By pantry I mean both short term and long term for those of you who keep a good supply on hand. Continue reading Natural pest control

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Universal Problem Of Pest Predators

Universal Problem Of Pest Predators

PestThe pest control services do relieve us from the threat of pests. However, they do not provide a permanent solution. Eventually people would be facing with the pest infection and catch serious diseases. Whether it is a beetle, a house ant, or a bed bug it does not show mercy to the people and gets into the house like a shameless invader. The pest control companies do remove this vermin for a long time, but they cannot destroy it. These pests tend to reproduce themselves and rise to attack again like the phoenix from his ashes. Continue reading Universal Problem Of Pest Predators

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Ebola, Valley Fever & Back to Basics!

EbolaEbola, Valley Fever & Back to Basics!
Hosts: Dr. Bones & Nurse Amy

Up first this Monday on the “Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Hour”  Joe Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P. will talk about latest developments in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a hidden epidemic in the USA called “Valley Fever”, and some essentials for the well-furnished sick room in a survival scenario. Continue reading Ebola, Valley Fever & Back to Basics!

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Coping with hygiene and sanitation, being #1 in the #2 business!

Sam CoffmanHygiene and sanitation, how prepared are you really in regards to  and (in the worst case) coping with gasto-intestinal disease in a post-disaster environment?  Today, on The Human Path Sam Coffman discusses everything you ever wanted to know (and some things you maybe didn’t!) about purifying your water, taking care of human waste, and dealing with gastro-intestinal distress, using both orthodox medicine as well as a plant-medicine (herbalism) and common sense.

hygiene and sanitationNot only do we need to have several different “hygiene / sanitation” alternatives for purifying our water and cooking or preparing our food, but we also have more than one sanitation plan.  This means having enough water to stay relatively clean as well as having a way to dispose of human waste.  What are all your options?  You should be prepared to deal with hygiene and sanitation in several ways, because you can’t always know what to expect or what you will have to work with.  The key here is to be informed and to be adaptable to any situation.
Do you know what kind of diseases and toxins you need to be concerned with through your water and your food?  Do you know what kinds of filtration works with what kinds of pathogens and what kinds of toxins?  If you do get sick from bad water or food, what are the top antibiotics and top medicinal herbs you should have available (or be able to find)?  Join Sam Coffman as he shares his experience as a Special Forces medic in the field, working with exactly these types of issues on hygiene and sanitationin remote, post-disaster and medically underserved environments.

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Urban Survival at Home (Bugging In)

TeachingMuch of the hype around preparedness and urban survival focuses on the concept of the “bug-out” bag and its various incarnations; and why not?  It’s a much simpler concept to wrap one’s head around than all the preparation involved in setting up your home as the spot you intend to stay in a post-disaster or even post-SHTF scenario. We teach bug-out scenarios, caches, escape and evasion and much more related to bugging out at my survival school – The Human Path – and it is important to know the full range of skills and equipment and realities around every aspect of bugging out.

8-25UrbanSurvival_01But the cold reality remains that “bugging out” should be your absolute last resort.  If you have spent any time and money at all on preparing your home (or even if you haven’t), your chances of roughing it through a disaster at home are still much better than driving, biking or walking out on your own (or in a group) – possibly to a destination that is a worse situation than the one you are leaving.

While it’s of course a great idea to have a bug-out location and bug-out bag (or a set of them), along with “get-home” bags in the car (probably a better initial investment in time and money), I’d like to walk through some of the major points of prepping your own domicile and hopefully even your neighborhood for a post-SHTF situation.

If it’s not already obvious, one of the nice things about survival is that “simple” is almost always best.  In this regard, let’s look to the basic necessities of survival and determine how we can fulfill those in our own home or apartment.  These necessities are typically: Water, Fire, Food, Shelter and Security.   For instance, one of the first things that students have to do at our Urban Core Basic (urban survival) course is to work as a team figuring out their resources from scrap and salvage spread all over about 5 acres from a “hurricane.”  Students work on what they learned in class to be able to create decent, secure shelters (that they can and will have to sleep in) in a minimum of time, while figuring out their resources and knowledge in the team. Continue reading Urban Survival at Home (Bugging In)

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