Reading Material

Improvised Modified Firearms: Deadly Homemade Weapons

The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Living in the Heart of the City

U.S. Army Survival Manual “21-76″ (online PDF version) – Army Survival Manual is the finest single source for self-reliance for all extreme circumstances. A must for anyone who wants to know how to survive in primitive conditions.

Cooking with Surplus and Excess

SAS Essential Survival Guide – Practical survival handbook based on SAS training and techniques, taught to members of that coveted special forces cadre. The guidecovers every aspect of survival in the world’s most inhospitable places.


– MAKE Magazine brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life. MAKE is loaded with exciting projects that help you make the most of your technology at home and away from home. We celebrate your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will.

SFGate Article about layouffs at the once-independent DIY magazine ReadyMade caused by the declining revenues of its parent company, media conglomerate Meredith Corp.

Dwell Magazine


“Helping You Live The Life You Want, If Times Get Tough, Or Even If They Don’t”

Survival Seed Bank lets you plant a full acre crisis garden

Somewhere in-between:

Moonshine Returns!  an entertaining article on by Catherine Price explaining the history of Moonshine and it’s new, still illegal, resurgence.