Whether you’re camping, bugging out, or lost in the wilderness without food rations, knowing your surroundings and what might be edible to survive can be extremely crucial to life or death. For thousands of years people have consumed edible plants and flowers in the wild to sustain life — and in almost any imaginable situation.
The best of your savings and investments need not be in banks and stock markets, a roller coaster of an economy, war and terror, natural disasters and climate change have all necessitated the formulation of a backup plan to endure and survive unprecedented emergencies. We, as human beings are all programmed to hope for the best but it certainly does not hurt to prepare for the worst. After all, both are survival techniques in their own way.
Finding water while living off the grid may be a difficult task but an equal challenge is getting that water to acceptable drinking standards. To do this, you will need to utilize a purification system. Though there are various ways to clean drinking water, here are a few different ways we’ve listed below to purify your drinking water in any situation.
Are you looking for water while living off the grid? All you need to do is look down or look up.
1. Look Down: Drill a Well
Rivers flow just underneath our feet. The challenge is tapping into them. The theory behind a drilled well is quite simple, drill a hole until you hit a nice reservoir of water and use a pump to get that water to the surface.
There are a lot of food options at the grocery store… almost to the point of feeling overwhelmed just choosing a box of cereal or a can of soup. There is also a lot of consensus on the standard foods for survival, which I will list below.
You can also choose to create your own survival foods. Over at The Survival list Blog, they have outlined one such recipe for survival. It consists of one half pound each of pinto beans, corn, wheat and rye. It requires cooking on a crock pot or over flame. The issue I see with these types of recipes is that it will be relatively hard for someone to prepare if a worst case scenario happens. Most people will want or only be able to eat already prepared foods, canned food, or something as simple as rice.
HEALTH TIP: The soursop fruit, also known as graviola (Portuguese) guanábana (Spanish), or corossol (French) is a large, green fruit with a dull spiked surface, found mainly in tropical regions. It comes from a small evergreen tree with dark green leaves. You can eat it ripe by tearing off the green surface. A ripe soursop fruit can be very soft and easy to tear apart with the fingers. On the inside is a soft creamy pulp embedded with numerous black seeds. The pulp, the seeds, and even the leaves and bark can be of significant health benefits.