WATER

WATER
Sources of drinking water are almost as limitless as your imagination but may require more sophisticated retrieval methods than you are capable of now or would be in a disaster situation. You can dig a dandy well with nothing more than a pick, a shovel, and a bucket on a rope, but if the nearest water is over a hundred feet straight down, then you ...
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FIRE MAKING AND COOKING METHODS – HOW TO

FIRE MAKING AND COOKING METHODS – HOW TO
FIRE In the forest, especially when one is lost, fire (if it is properly controlled) is by far the best friend a man may have. In preparing food, in securing warmth, in providing a cheery security; fire is a necessity. The man who is lost in the woods, for any considerable length of time, will have a hard time of it if he is unable to secure fire. ...
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HOW TO CACHE FIREARMS

HOW TO CACHE FIREARMS
Lately there's been a lot of justified fear that the gun grabbers are out to take away various types of firearms. Whether to give up your guns to government officials or hide them is a personal decision and I don't intend to encourage readers to break the law or council them to do so. On the other hand, the time may come when a despotic government ...
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BASIC SPROUTING GUIDE - HOW TO GROW FRESH VEGETABLES YEAR-ROUND IN YOUR OWN KITCHEN GARDEN QUICKLY, EASILY AND INEXPENSIVELY

BASIC SPROUTING GUIDE - HOW TO GROW FRESH VEGETABLES YEAR-ROUND IN YOUR OWN KITCHEN GARDEN QUICKLY, EASILY AND INEXPENSIVELY
WHY USE SPROUTS? Reasons for using sprouts are so plentiful and so important it's usually only a matter of listing them to convince you to try this very special kind of in-home gardening–accomplished in the comfort of your own kitchen. Increasing numbers of families find sprouting nutritious, delicious, and far less expensive than store prices. Thi...
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SPROUTING SEEDS

SPROUTING SEEDS
If you garden, then you're going to enjoy growing sprouts. You don't need soil, a rake, shovel, planting board, roto-tiller or a plot. There are no weeds to pull, no fertilizer to spread, no baking in the hot sun, and no aching back! If you don't garden, don't worry. Anyone can sprout seeds; don't leave out the kids as most like watching sprouts gr...
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BARTER FOR SURVIVAL

BARTER FOR SURVIVAL
"The soviet people, from Yerevan to Yakutsk, are suffering through a bitter winter with ration coupons for food that is not on the shelves. Energy is erratic and consumer goods both rotten and scarce. There is nothing on the market because what the farmer does not eat, he barters. People suffering in the cities see perestroika as the cause for thei...
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URBAN SURVIVAL III

URBAN SURVIVAL III
This is the final paper in this subject originally begun by Douglas P Bell in his 1992 papers.The original subject has been updated and hopefully improved.Sources have been suggested and addresses listed where we could. In Urban survival I we discussed air, water, water filtration, shelter, food, cooking and self defense ideas. In Urban survival II...
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URBAN SURVIVAL II

URBAN SURVIVAL II
We have discussed air, water, water filtration, shelter, food, cooking and self defense in our first urban survival topic. Now let us consider some more advanced concepts. This paper replaces the previous SP92-10. First of all we did not discuss how much water or food to store. The biggest reason we didn't is because everyone's situation is a littl...
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URBAN SURVIVAL I

URBAN SURVIVAL I
In 1992 Mr. Douglas P. Bell first submitted his article-Urban survival for the survivalist papers program. It was an immediate success and was published ever since. This article hopes to update this article and to provide new insights into this popular topic. This article replaces the previous version of SP92-9. FIRST STEPS Not everyone has a count...
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GUIDE TO STOCKING SURVIVAL SUPPLIES

GUIDE TO STOCKING SURVIVAL SUPPLIES
A GUIDE TO THE NUMBER OF CANDLES TO HAVE ON HAND   # PEOPLE 1 DAY 1 MONTH 2 MONTHS 3 MONTHS 4 MONTHS5 MONTHS6 MONTHS 1 1 30 609012015018021.54590135180225270326012018024030036042.575150225300375450539018027036045054063.5105210315420525630 This analysis is subjective and is based on my personal criteria, which is listed below. Out of 24 hours, ...
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THE WILD HERITAGE: COMMON WILD FOODS FOUND WHEREVER YOU GO

THE WILD HERITAGE: COMMON WILD FOODS FOUND WHEREVER YOU GO
The gathering of edible wild plants was once a common family practice. But as our society became more "sophisticated," we gradually shed those practices that seemed to be equated with poverty. Thus, today, even the "poor" and homeless do not want to "stoop" to pick wild plants - they may even go hungry when food abounds. Yet, times change. Many fol...
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BREAD

BREAD
In the days after the "DAY", gathering, preparing or cooking your own food will be an important part of your daily grind. Of course, most survivalists have been busy learning how to find edible plants, sighting in their weapons and other things of the sort, but what about bread and other baked goods? Most survival books such as "Passport to Surviva...
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TO INSURE PERSONAL SURVIVAL

TO INSURE PERSONAL SURVIVAL
BW AND CW SHELTERS Our main topic in this ar­ticle will be the factors in­volved in the design/fabrica­tion of the shelter itself. We will not be including a detailed discussion of the agents (CW) and microorgani­sms (BW) also called "germs". However, we will list them and touch on them briefly. (If you want details see Duncan Longs book "Surviv­in...
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THE SURVIVALIST AND SOLAR POWER

THE SURVIVALIST AND SOLAR POWER
In 1988 Mr. Richard E. Oster Sr., published this subject (the survivalist and solar power) and his article was finally accepted and printed by the Survivalist Papers program in 1990. In the 19 years since this paper came out, prices have gone down a little. Availability of parts and systems has increased 1000 fold. Many people are using solar power...
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SURVIVAL FOOD STORAGE

SURVIVAL FOOD STORAGE
The storage of food for future use is one of mans oldest and time consuming preoccupations. The specific techniques of food storage and preparation date back many thousands of years. The most ancient and accurate writings, the Old Testament Bible as chronicled by the Hebrew peoples, give specific instruction on food storage (as well as other surviv...
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EMERGENCY EVACUATION PREPARATIONS

EMERGENCY EVACUATION PREPARATIONS
In most emergencies, if you have a choice between evacuating by vehicle and remaining at home, you should probably stay home, but you do not always have a choice. Evacuation is the means by which Civil Defense plans to handle most crises. Unless you are prepared to shoot it out with the authorities, you may be forced to leave your carefully prepare...
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AMMUNITION STOCKPILING AND STORAGE

AMMUNITION STOCKPILING AND STORAGE
In every survival situation where the routine use of firearms directly affects a person's survival probability (i.e. A soldier at war, a policeman on the street, etc.), eventually a time comes when the ammunition supply is exhausted. In times of war, during a firefight, a soldier's lifespan can be measured by the amount of ammunition he is carrying...
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TACTICAL BODY ARMOR

TACTICAL BODY ARMOR
"DEATH OF A SURVIVALIST: ONLY LAPSE PROVED TO BE HIS LAST" The title of this article in the January 20, 1990 issue of the Los Angeles Times is self explanatory. The man in question, a professional trainer of K-9 security dogs, was known to have a high level of survival awareness. While making arrangements to supply two young German shepherd puppies...
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DISGUISING SURVIVAL PREPARATIONS

DISGUISING SURVIVAL PREPARATIONS
This subject was originally prepared by Mr. Cable in 1986. This paper is intended to replace Mr. Cable's original paper and contains many new items that have been updated to better fit our situations today. First of all, what do we mean by disguising our survival preparations? How are we going to do this? Will our efforts be successful? Our meaning...
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PREPARING RETREAT DEFENSES

PREPARING RETREAT DEFENSES
This subject was originally prepared by Mr. Cable in 1986. This paper is intended to be its replacement and contains many new sources of information as well as updating the original information that Mr. Cable initially presented. This paper replaces SP86-8. First of all this paper is good advice for preparing defenses for your home or a remote surv...
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