How to Catch Pigeons and Other birds in Your Own Backyard

Today I wanted to share a video with you all that I found over on AskaPrepper.com that will show you an absolutely fantastic way of catching pigeons and other birds in your backyard. I love this setup and it seems so simple to make. All you need is some wire and some wood, a bucket, a water bottle and some form of cordage and you have one heck of a trap. The design is simple…

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How to Build a Spring Spear Trap (Be Careful)

Before I begin I just want to say that if you plan on building this spring spear trap, please be incredibly careful. They are very dangerous and you certainly don’t want to be on the wrong side of one. Use common sense and when the tension is pulled, do NOT stand in front of the spear. The spear of these traps is propelled at an incredible speed and force. Because of this, do not use…

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Why Heirloom Seeds Matter

I am sure that you have seen on many preparedness and survival websites that it is recommended that you choose heirloom seeds over hybrid seeds but why is this? Why does it matter what seeds you grow as long as you get the food you want at the end of it? As more people are gaining knowledge about heirloom seeds their popularity is slowly growing and that needs to continue. One misconception that a lot…

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Five of the UK’s Most Poisonous Plants

Serious poisoning by plants is very rare in the UK so the death of a gardener in Hampshire after brushing against a deadly flower was extremely unusual. Despite the British countryside’s genteel reputation there are a surprisingly large amount of poisonous plants growing both in the wild and in gardens. Some just cause discomfort, but others have the potential to kill. Here are five to watch out for. Wolfsbane Wolfsbane belongs to the plant genus Aconitum, a group…

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Where Did It All Go Wrong on Everest This Season

As the climbing season on Mount Everest comes to an end, there is no denying that this year has been historic in more ways than one. Let’s take a quick look: There has been a record-breaking number of climbers and Sherpas reaching the summit this year at more than 825. Records were also broken in the number of permits that were issued by the Nepalese government with 381 being issued. There was also a four-year…

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