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Would-be Hoboes: Your Dream House Has Arrived. Treehugger points us to this very clever design for a jacket with pouches in its lining that can be unfurled to reveal a personal tent.

Would-be Hoboes: Your Dream House Has Arrived

As the designer, Justin Gargasz, explains: Individuals feel the need to escape interactions in their environment everyday. Whether it be interactions with excessive technology or other people, this psychological and physical need to get away is where I began my investigation. A physical as well as psychological escape is achieved when the user has the option to efficiently get away from inside of building and come back when ever they choose. I focused on expandable clothing for concept exploration. Note that Gargasz isn't suggesting that campers are the jacket's ideal audience—no, he's smart enough to realize that this jacket can't ever replace a good tent tucked into a backpack.

[Via Treehugger] Survival books to keep on your bookshelf in case of the apocalypse. How to Make an Airsoft Machine Gun from a Soda Bottle. 9 Unique Alternative Housing Ideas. If you are looking for an alternative shelter for your property, there are many options available.

9 Unique Alternative Housing Ideas

I picked some of my favorite alternative housing options for consideration when planning a bug out home, storage unit or improvised shelter. Shipping Containers Shipping containers cost a little bit more than some of the other methods mentioned in this post, however their durability more than makes up for the cost. some amazing homes have been built out of shipping containers. More Straw Bale Building structures using straw bales can be surprisingly affordable, and a lot more comfortable that you might think. (Credit for the last picture) Pallet Home Pallets are cheap or free in most places, so it’s no wonder they have become popular materials in alternative building. More Earth Berm You don’t have to be a hobbit to have a house like one. Earth bag Using earth bags to build a home is one of the oldest methods for creating a shelter.

Recycled Bottles Geodesic Domes Free Spirit Spheres Tree house. Alabama Prepper's Network: Top 10 Survival Downloads You Should Have. Author: Contributing Author The following article has been generously contributed for your reading pleasure by Rourke at Modern Survival Online.

Alabama Prepper's Network: Top 10 Survival Downloads You Should Have

We strongly urge our readers to take Rourke’s advice and download or print (or both) the following guides, which are available 100% free. Ideally, retain a paper copy if you have a survival folder, and save a copy to your reserve USB drive, which should be a component of your bug out survival bag or stored at your bug out location. There are tons of good downloads in the Survival Database Download section of this website. For this article – I have selected 10 that everyone should have either printed and put away, or placed on a USB drive – or better yet both.

So – let’s get to it: #10. . #9. . #8. . #7. . #6. . #5. . #4. . #3. 1881 Household Cyclopedia – A massive resource of information that much of it has been lost over the past 203 generations. . #2. Best Survival Movies. From surviving natural disasters, nuclear wars, and shipwrecks to sci-fi alien invasions and zombie plagues, survival movies cover a wide range of genres.

Best Survival Movies

Here is our list of the Best Survival Movies ever made. Wilderness Survival Movies 127 Hours – Based on the true story of Aron Ralston whose journey into Utah’s Canyonlands National Park would become one of the most horrific tales of endurance and courage ever told.Alive – Based on the real life events of a Uruguayan rugby team that crash landed in the Andes. Survival by Sea / Castaway Cast Away – One man’s story of survival after crash landing near a deserted island.Shackleton – The Greatest Survival Story of All Time - Based on the real life adventure of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s whose 1914 Antarctic expedition turned out to be one of the greatest survival stories of all time.Lost – I know it’s a T.V. series, and not technically a movie, but I couldn’t leave it off the list.

Zombie Apocalypse Movies Post Apocalyptic Movies. Vanishing Point: How to disappear in America without a trace. Where there's water, life is possible.

Vanishing Point: How to disappear in America without a trace

True, it may be very difficult and very hard to live, depending, but anyone who's driven, hiked, or camped in the American South West will have noticed that cities and ranches crop up where there's surface water or where there's been a well dug. Within the state of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado, there are deserts, mesas, mountains, and forests where normally people never or rarely visit; not-so-secret places where there's water, access to a road within a day's hike, and where a fairly rugged individual may hide while remaining basically healthy, marginally well fed, and reasonably sane.

In this section I'll look at two such environments, neither of which I would recommend, but one of which I'd suggest is a reasonable way to live in basic health while either on the run, hiding out from the law, old girl friends, the draft for an illegal war, putative wives and such. Where exactly? How I Would Do It Some Other Areas. Backpacking versus Thru-hiking @ Backpacking Light.