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With its abundance of affordable rural land, Montana is becoming increasingly popular for off-grid living. Before you start looking for your dream property in Montana though, make sure you understand that laws about off-grid living, especially for zoning,...

Power outages are a part of life, especially if you’re relying on self-sustainable energy. While not life-threatening, if the power’s out for a significant period, it can cause your well pump to malfunction, leaving you without water. Even once the power’...

Most of us would class our refrigerator as an essential item to keep running during a power outage. When calculating what size home generator you need, you may assume you need to keep your refrigerator and freezer constantly running. But that doesn’t have...

Oklahoma has long been a homesteading state.  Because of this tradition, the law is generally favorable towards people who work and live off the land. However, if you want to live off-grid legally in Oklahoma, you’ll still have to navigate the laws a...

Want to build the off-grid property of your dreams in North Carolina?  State and local laws can make this surprisingly difficult to do. Here’s what you need to know about the off-grid laws of NC, including zoning, electricity, water, and waste regula...

Along with its neighbors Georgia and Tennessee, South Carolina is considered a great state for off-grid living. Don’t expect to be able to do whatever you want with your land though.  There will be legal complications and lots of regulations to follo...

One of the essential car emergency supplies is water, but storing water in your car isn’t that simple. It has to withstand temperature extremes. There are also issues like accessibility to consider. In this article, I’ll go over everything you need to kno...

What to do if you are stuck in your car during winter plus complete winter car survival kit checklist so you can be prepared for accidents and breakdowns. The post Winter Car Survival Kits – A Guide To Vehicle Emergency Preparation appeared first on Prim...

When we think of EDC (everyday carry) survival gear, it is usually a self defense keychain or hip pouch. Recently, survival necklaces have also become very popular for EDC. I’ll be honest and say that I am not a fan of survival necklaces because there are...

When you live in an urban environment, it’s easy to take water for granted. You turn on a tap and have access to as much water as you need. What would happen if that supply suddenly dried up? What would you do for water then? Can I let you in on a secret?...

Originally designed as military field rations, MREs are tasty, filling, and don’t require any special cooking equipment. Technically, as they’re pre-cooked, you can eat them cold, though we’d recommend heating them if you have the option. Military MREs co...

You want to start homesteading but don’t have a lot of land?  Lack of land is one of the biggest excuses that I hear from people who’d like to become more self-sufficient but just don’t get started. I hear you because I also used to believe that...

A major disaster strikes while you are coming home from the store. You can’t go home, the world is in turmoil, and you have to survive with just what you happen to have on you… The post 7 Real-Life Examples of EDC Kits appeared first on Primal Survivor.

Ready to go camping for the very first time? It is vital that you bring the right camping gear and supplies with you. Here is a list covering all of the basics that you need to have a safe, fun, and comfortable camping trip. And, if you aren’t quite ready...

Aside from total SHTF situations, having keychain or pocket EDC tools will come in handy in lots of ways.  I’ve used my EDC tools to do things like fix my daughter’s broken toys, retrieve keys from a locked car, and changing a bike tire (to name just...

Fire is a key component to survival. It can provide heat, cook meals, and help keep wildlife away. A fire piston allows you to make a fire without the use of commercial lighters and matches. The post Best Fire Piston (Explore This Little Known Firestart...

Self-sustainable living is all well and good, but it often means sharing your home and its contents with other animals. On our small-holding in South Africa, we don’t just have a mouse problem. I’m not sure quite what type of rodent is living in my attic,...

Pine trees are one of nature’s gifts to preppers. Almost every part of the tree can be used in a survival situation, from using the sap to make a lamp, waterproofing buckets with pine pitch, or adding pine nuts to your evening meal. What about pine needle...

Whether you are trying to cut back on electricity use, want to be prepared for power outages, or are living off-grid, there are a lot of cool new devices that can make it happen. All of the off-grid gadgets listed here do not require any electricity at al...

Cornmeal is one of the best staples to keep stored.  However, there is a lot of confusion about cornmeal shelf life and whether it’s okay to store it long-term. Here I will cover everything you need to know about shelf life, which types of cornmeal l...