Primal Survivor

Stay Aware, Stay Prepared, Stay Vigilant

If you don’t store dry staples properly, you can easily end up with a weevil infestation. You might be wondering whether it’s safe to eat weevils in food. Yes, it is completely safe to eat weevils, including the eggs, larvae, and adult weevils.  Howe...

The difference between bushcraft and survival is that, with survival, you might be barely alive and struggling. By contrast, bushcraft is about living simply yet comfortably in nature. In order to achieve this, you will need some bushcraft tools. Bushcraf...

Encrypted flash drives use either software or hardware encryption (or sometimes both) to prevent other people from accessing your personal data. While this is becoming increasingly important in day-to-day life due to the number of complex passwords and lo...

Window security film is a low-cost, easy way to make your home more resilient. It has three main purposes: Safety (reducing the risk of flying or broken glass) Security (making it harder for someone to break into your home) Privacy (keeping your home safe...

Canned meat adds an essential dose of protein to your meals. Even better, as it’s pre-cooked, it can be eaten straight from the can or heated up in minutes. Canned meat used to be synonymous with Spam. Fortunately, those days are long gone, and you can no...

We never want to think that our home will burn down, but the reality is that US public fire services respond to around 360,000 home fires each year. If you have important documents and valuables locked in a fireproof safe then if the worst does happen, th...

How to Store Flour

Flour is considered a non-perishable food.  However, if you don’t store flour properly, it will go bad.  Here’s what you need to know about flour storage and the best options, including for long-term storage. Why Flour Goes Bad Just like any dry...

Sugar is one of those foods which will last forever, even without any special packaging.  However, it’s not recommended to keep sugar in its original packaging. Here’s what you need to know about storing sugar for the long-term. White Sugar Storage W...

Dried milk is made using a process that removes nearly all of the water from the product.  The low moisture means shelf life is extended considerably.  However, if not stored properly, dried milk can go bad in as little as 30 days.  Here’s...

How to Store Rice

Rice is considered a non-perishable food and, in theory, can last years in your pantry.  However, if you don’t store it properly, rice will eventually go bad.  Here’s what you need to know about rice shelf life and storage methods which will kee...

Beans are considered one of the ultimate emergency foods because they are very nutritious and non-perishable.  However, beans will go bad if they aren’t stored correctly. Here’s what you need to know about long-term storage methods for beans. How Lon...

Want to stockpile flour, rice, dehydrated fruit, or other dry goods?  If you don’t take precautions, you will end up with an insect infestation.  Speaking from experience, these moths and weevils (aka rice and flour bugs) can literally take over...

A survival poncho is a lightweight, multi-purpose piece of kit that’s likely to be a staple of your Bug Out Bag. Ponchos are relatively inexpensive and can be used to keep you and your gear dry during a downpour, as an emergency shelter or to collect rain...

The Sawyer Squeeze and Mini are two of the most popular water filtration systems for backpackers. Either would be a great addition to your Bug Out Bag or to keep in your car or at home in case of emergencies. In this article, we look at the differences be...

It annoys me that so much of disaster preparedness is about stockpiling stuff – storing extra food, getting expensive wood stoves, buying sub-zero sleeping bags… Not all of us are in an economic position to spend a fortune on disaster prepping, and the in...

I travel a lot, including to undeveloped counties where there’s a high risk of food poisoning, diarrhea and stomach bugs. One thing that I always have in my travel first aid kit (as well as my at-home first aid kit) is activated charcoal. What is Activate...

Activated charcoal is one of the most useful products to have around your home “just in case.” It especially has a lot of first aid uses, such as for treating stomach bugs and poisoning. It can even be used to make a DIY water filter or face mask for remo...

When I was a kid, “lighter” meant a Zippo or disposable Bic lighter.  Now, there are many types of lighters, including types with multiple flames, electric ignition, and different fuels. Here’s what you need to know about types of lighters, pros and...

When it comes to backup power for power outages and disaster situations, generators are the first thing that spring to mind. But a gas-powered generator isn’t always the best option. They’re noisy, you have to source and store fuel and they can only be us...

In many ways, disaster prepping as a vegan or vegetarian is no different than with meat-eaters.  You’ve still got to cover the essentials like safety, hygiene, and water in the same ways. However, there are some aspects of prepping which are unique t...