Primal Survivor

Stay Aware, Stay Prepared, Stay Vigilant

We are so lucky today to have conveniences like microwaves, delivery services, and washing machines.  But one modern comfort that really gets taken for granted is toilet paper. Our ancestors wiped with things like corn cobs and the Sears Roebuck Cata...

Given the right conditions, anything will rot.  Composting can be defined as optimizing conditions so aerobic bacteria and other organisms consume the waste, destroying any harmful bacteria and pathogens in the process. The end result is fertilizer w...

Fifteen years ago, some friends of mine installed a composting toilet in their home.  I admit that I found the idea gross at first.  However, I soon saw that using a composting toilet was very easy, didn’t smell, and was a smart move towards sel...

When flooding hit Alabama, the sewer system couldn’t handle the water.  As a result, sewage started overflowing in the streets. State health officials were forced to issue a warning advising residents to take care and wash their hands. This isn’t a l...

Despite all of the progress we’ve made, menstruation is still a very taboo subject.  So taboo that it often gets overlooked – even in situations where it is of dire concern.  For example, the FEMA and Red Cross disaster supplies lists don’t ment...

When you think of a latrine, you probably think of a big hole in the ground with a seat and outhouse over it.  These old-fashioned latrines are still great options for off-grid cabins or emergencies preparedness. However, latrine design has actually...

One of the things you absolutely don’t want to overlook for disaster preparedness is your toilet.  While plumbing often does work during power outages and small-scale disasters, it wouldn’t take much for the plumbing system to go down. And, if it did...

There are a lot of good reasons why you’d want to get a composting toilet: It’s better for the environment, it increases your self-sufficiency, you would be better prepared for a disaster in which the plumbing system goes down… While making “humanure” is...

People call them weeds, but I call them dinner. Whether it’s your only option for a meal or you’re simply trying something different, this collection of edible weeds offers a readily available, reliable, consistent, and nutritious source of food. Let’s ge...

Fighting sticks are found worldwide in every culture, past and present. From a caveman with a club to a Shaolin monk with a bo staff to a police officer and their tonfa, fighting sticks are here to stay. For such a simple weapon, humans have found a stagg...

Crabapple trees and I go way back. They littered the property where I grew up, and eating way too many of those hard, sour fruits was a bizarre pastime. Spotting them during a hike is always a fun discovery, especially when you know how useful they can be...

Vegetables aren’t often associated with a high-calorie food, but there are some noteworthy exceptions. These calorie-rich examples are exceptionally valuable as an emergency food source. And if you’re vegetarian but trying to put on some weight and mass,...

Ever try to hammer in a nail with a screwdriver? Doesn’t work well, even if you’re pretty dang good with that screwdriver. You need the right tool for the job, plain and simple, and that logic applies to non lethal self defense weapons. We’ve put together...

Never would have thought the words “self defense” and “umbrella” would go together but, well, here we are. I’m pleasantly surprised with the effectiveness of this item so lets get into this bad boy now. Specs and Buying Options Total Length: 37.5″ | Open...