Sustenance

After water, probably the next most important part of surviving off the grid is food. Having the knowledge and ability to grow and preserve your own food source is quite possibly one of the biggest hurdles you will face. Whether it be growing food from seed, raising livestock or hunting, trapping & fishing. You will need the skills and knowledge to provide food to you and your family for as long as you intend on staying off the grid.


GARDENING

When growing your own vegetables, herbs and fruits, how you start and maintain your garden could be the difference between a self-sufficient or insufficient lifestyle. You will want to start your garden(s) with top-quality, non-gmo, orgainic heirloom seeds. Below are some of the recommended seed packets to make your next garden project successful…

 

15,000 Non GMO Heirloom Vegetable Seeds Survival Garden 32 Variety Pack

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100% Naturally Grown and Open Pollinated seeds with high Germination Rate
Vegetable Growing and Seed Harvesting Guide Included with Seeds Tested for Maximum Germination and Yield.
USA Seeds Stored in Air Tight, Moisture Proof Resealable Bag for Safer, Long Term Storage
Carefully Selected Seed and Vegetable Varieties to Provide a Well Balanced Healthy Diet.

 

 

 

100% NON-GMO Heirloom Culinary and Medicinal Herb Kit

herb seeds, medicinal herbs, seed packets, non-gmo, organic12 Varieties of the most popular essential herbs, including Anise, Arugula, Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Cumin, Dill Oregano, Parsley, Sage, Savory, and Thyme.
100% Naturally Grown and Open Pollinated seeds from 2017 with high Germination Rates exceeding all government standards.
Easy-to-follow Printed 14 page Gardening Guide provided including detailed planting instructions, Uses, and Benefits of each Herb
Each Herb Vault includes 12 Seed Starting Peat Pellets to plant your own kitchen herb garden. It’s quick and all in one package!
GREAT GIFT! – Perfect for your Gardener, Survivalist or Chef!

 

Survival Essentials Premium Heirloom Non Hybrid Non GMO Seed Bank

Before Developing Our Seed Banks, We Consulted Expert Seed Saver, Suzanne Ashworth.seed packets, organic, heirloom, non-gmo, survival Suzanne Ashworth Is A World Renowned Horticulturist, Gardener, And Author of “Seed to Seed”. We Share Her Recommendations For Long Term Storage Containers And Techniques In The Printed Instructions Included In This Seed Bank. You Don’t Need To Pay For Fancy Labeled (But Inferior) Containers To Have The BEST Long Term Storage Container For These Seeds. In Fact, The Best Container You Can Use Is Probably In Your Kitchen Right Now. So, Don’t Buy A Handful Of Seeds In A Tin Can or “Mylar” Bag That Will Fail To Preserve Your Seeds. When You Purchase Our Seed Banks, You Will Get A LOT of Variety, plus Reliable Instructions/Suggestions For Storage.

 

Heritage Survival Seed Vault 25 Year Storage Life

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HUNTING

Many plants offer sufficient amounts of protein and other nutrients for survival but if you’re a carnivorous human being who cannot live by plants alone, you are likely to already be an avid hunter or fisherman. I like to be as primitive as possible when hunting for my food. For this, I typically use a recurve bow. They’re fun and challenging to shoot and can certainly put food on the table.

A good takedown bow doesn’t have to be expensive, though there is a lot to be said for the quality and craftsmanship of the higher-end bows. You can feed your family just as well with a more affordable bow as you can with the expensive ones. Take a look at some of the popular bows available today…

Spyder Takedown Recurve Bow and arrow by Southwest Archery USA

DESIGNED BY THE SAME ENGINEERS OF THE SAMICK SAGE WITH AN IMPROVED COMFORTspyder takedown bow, archery, bow hunting, bow and arrow, recurve GRIP, AND MORE DURABLE DESIGN. PROMISING TO LAST FOR MANY HUNTING AND ARCHERY RANGE TRIPS. BRASS BUSHINGS INSTALLED FOR ACCESSORIES AS YOU GROW WITH YOUR BOW. (manufacture is Southwest Archery) Bow is fast-flight & Flemish string compatible, reinforced limb tips and improved flush limb bolts, this new model is the right choice for anyone looking to get into archery.
High quality 62 inch, 3-piece takedown recurve bow, available with draw weight of 20-60 LBS, right or left-handed. Can easily be use by both beginners and advanced archers up to 29” draw. — IF OVER 6FT TALL WE RECOMMEND THE SPYDER XL 64 INCH MODEL WHICH IS AN UPGRADED SAMICK JOURNEY— 2.8 pounds of precision made wood laminated bow with fiberglass limbs and reinforced limb tips. Great for target practice, hunting, & bowfishing.

 

Old World Yeoman Takedown Recurve Bow Traditional Archery Set

old world yeoman, takedown, take down, recurve bow, bow hunting, bow and arrowTHE PERFECT CHOICE FOR NEW ARCHERS,CHILD AND ADULT ALIKE! The Old World Yeoman Archery Recurve Bow Kit makes it easy to get started in traditional archery. Whether looking for a recurve bow for women, men, or children, the Yeoman comes in the right length & draw weight for everyone! Be sure to read our guidelines for selecting the right length and weight for yourself or your loved one! Length: 54″ or 62″. Weight: 15lbs, 20lbs, 25lbs, 30lbs, 35lbs, 40lbs, 45lbs, 50lbs, 55lbs. Right & Left Handed
FEATURES OTHER RECURVE BOW SETS DONT HAVE AT THE SAME PRICE! Other companies sell inferior archery equipment on amazon which doesn’t offer the same value as we do! The yeoman includes a radius shelf riser drilled and tapped to accept all accessories such as bow sights, arrow rests, quivers, bowfishing reels, stabilizers, and more! Inferior limb tips that aren’t reinforced can fail when using a fast flight or flemish bowstring, so we made sure the Yeomans limb tips are reinforced for safety!

 

Samick Sage Ready 2 Shoot Package

SAMICK SAGE BOW SPECS: 62″ premium quality bow with 600+ positive reviewssamick sage, takedown bow, take down bow, bow hunting, bow and arrow
KIT INCLUDES: Samick Sage Bow, Bow String, Arrow Rest, Hard Case, Southwest Stringer Tool, Southwest Armguard, 3 Premium Carbon Arrows
ARROWS: 31.5″ with 4″ feathers and inserts installed, includes 100 gr. Tips
CASE: Airline Approved, lockable, includes built in broadhead wrench and compartments for accessories.
HAND ORIENTATION: A right handed bow will be held in your left hand and the string pulled with the right hand. Left handed bows are held in the right hand and pulled with the left hand.

 

 

HUNTING ACCESSORIES

Aside from your weapon of choice for taking down that big buck, there are many other tools to make the processing more efficient and easier to do…

FIELD DRESSING

Gerber Moment Field Dress Kit IV

gerber knife, knives, field dress, deer huntingThree knife kit plus rib spreader for dedicated Cleaning and dressing of game. Fine edge blades sharpen and clean easily on the go.

The moment kit IV includes the moment fixed blade saw, the moment fixed blade gut hook, the moment rib spreader, and the moment small fixed blade coping knife, housed within an easily stored cloth sheath.

 

 

Gerber Myth Field Dress Kit

The Myth Field Dress Kit is a packable dual knife kit for the modern hunter. The Myth Fieldgerber myth, field dressing kit, field dressing knife Dressing Kit brings the same sleek design as it’s namesake family while housing two field dressing essentials – the Myth Fixed Blade Pro with Guthook knife and the Myth Compact Fixed Blade knife. Packaged together in a slim, piggyback-style puncture-proof sheath, this hunting kit will fit neatly into your pack or on your belt loop. The base of the sheath houses a built-in carbide sharpener for sharpening on the go. The Myth Field Dressing Kit is the ultimate hunting companion.

 

Columbia River Knife and Tool HOIST1 Lok Big Game Hoist

 

columbia river, big game hoist, deer hunting, field dressingThe Hoist’N Lok Big Game Hoist was designed by supreme hunter, guide and general outdoor boss, Russ Kommer. The Hoist’N Lok is a patented 4:1 mechanical ratio pulley system that makes hanging your animal quick and easy. The game hoist has an aluminum pulley with a knurled cam that locks the rope into place by simply moving it to the side. The simple, yet effective mechanism removes the task of finding somewhere to tie the rope off while keeping the load hanging. The Hoist’N Lok makes the process a one person operation that doesn’t require any knots or hassle. To adjust or lower the load, simply pull the rope to the opposite side and the cam releases, making it easy to hang the animal higher or lower for skinning and processing.


FISHING

“Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime.” These words are so true, as they are timeless. Fishing is one of the easiest and efficient ways to feed yourself and your family. Get the essentials and stock up on the consumable stuff such as fishing line & hooks.

PLUSINNO Spinning Rod and Reel Combo

🐟 Fishing kit INCLUDES 1 FISHING ROD + 1 FISHING REEL + VARIOUS FISHING LURES + FISHINGplusinno rod and reel combo, fishing rod, fishing reel, fishing pole HOOKS + FISHING LINE + FISHING BAG CASE + SOME NESSARY ACCESSORIES
🐟 Full kit is special made for novice, including necessary accessories for fishing. You can use it without buying any other accessories from anywhere. Perfect elasticity, high density Carbon fiber mixed with fiberglass make your fishing pole hard & durable.
🐟 Perfect elasticity, high density Carbon fiber mixed with fiberglass make your fishing pole hard & durable. Stainless Steel Hooded Reel Seats is anti-seawater corrosion; EVA Fore Grip for comfort. The telescopic fishing rod is portable, and closed length design is convenient carrying around. Power: Medium; Extended Handle.
🐟 Instant anti-reverse; Power drive gear equipped for high strength. Deep aluminum spool with double color and one line holes; More short body with large spool and large line capacity. Line capacity: mm/M 0.20/240 0.25/200 0.30/140. Model: EW3000; Gear ratio: 5.2:1.

 

Penn Pursuit II Fishing Rod and Spinning Reel

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Durable reel construction with graphite body, aluminum sideplate, and graphite rotor
Oiled felt drag system offers considerable drag pressure without sacrificing smoothness
Fluid cranking with 4 shielded stainless steel ball bearings and instant anti-reverse bearing
Lightweight, ultrasensitive rod with graphite composite construction and stainless steel guides
Graphite composite blank
Graphite reel seats
Graphite composite blank
Graphite reel seats
EVA grips (split EVA grips on surf models)
Lightweight and corrosion-resistant graphite body
Techno-Balanced rotor gives smooth retrieves.

 

Sabiki 8 foot bait fishing rod bait caster fishing reel combo

Our world famous 8′ Sabiki bait rod and bait caster combo. The cost of buying bait can reallysabiki, rod and reel, fishing rod, fishing pole, spincast, spin cast add up. Save money by catching your own bait with the 8′ Sabiki bait fishing rod. Not only is catching bait a money saver it’s also fun. This rod is perfect for catching Ballyhoo, Cigar Minnows, Hardtails, Goggle Eyes, and Blue Runners. This is one of our most popular conventional light saltwater reels. Gear ratio 5.0:1 Holds 120 yd. 10 lb. test. Ultra smooth star drag.

 


TRAPPING

Living off the grid requires a person to sometimes reluctantly take the life of animals. Whether it be for food, fur or other reasons, animals that are hunted or trapped should always be taken in humane ways. Deliberate cruelty to animals is intolerable and unacceptable.

That being said, there are many types of traps available on the market. Live traps are one of the most humane ways of trapping animals.

 

Humane Way 914985 Live Animal Trap

live trap, humane, humane way, trappingThicker wires, reinforced door and Latches guarantee a sturdy structure. Wires are galvanized and powder-coated to prevent rust and corrosion
Black anti-glare coating provides excellent camouflage in the dark to increase the chance of capture. Small mesh holes prevent stolen bait
Gravity Operated mesh door reduces air resistance during closure to ensure swift captures
Handles on both ends of the trap make it easier to lift the cage. Smoothed internal edges protect and prevent injuries. Trigger rod is located outside of the trap so animal cannot damage it
Foldable and easy to setup, from nearly flat to assembled in seconds — no tools needed. Excellent choice when attempting to capture large animals such as coyotes, stray cats, foxes or raccoons.

 

MLG Tools 2-Pack Humane Live Animal Trap

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Heavy duty, these Trapping Cage are constructed of sturdy rust-resistant wire mesh with steel reinforcements for long life and galvanized for maximum resistance corrosion. Spring loaded door and sensitive triggers ensure quick, secure target animal captures. Smaller mesh openings (1*1 inch) to prevent escapes and stolen bait.
Built of sturdy rust-resistant wire mesh with steel reinforcements for long life. And powder-coated for maximum resistance to rust and corrosion. Heavy duty and durable.

Catching live animals without injury is considered by many to be humane, so long as you don’t neglect your traps and let the animals starve. Be sure to follow your state and local laws when hunting, fishing or trapping. Living off the grid does not mean living with disregard to the law.