Jose Martinez

Author: Jose Martinez

Using Fiber Optics For Cheap Lighting: Lessons From Venezuela

Using Fiber Optics For Cheap Lighting: Lessons From Venezuela

I have always thought we preppers need to implement low tech as much as possible. Simplicity and maintainability are key for someone living off-grid. After having worked for so long…

Personal Security and Safety On A Secluded Homestead: Lessons From Venezuela

Personal Security and Safety On A Secluded Homestead: Lessons From Venezuela

As most of you already know, we have been forbidden in 2012 by the thugs in power to carry any kind of gun in Venezuela. The monopoly of force declared…

Why You Need A Water Quality Tester For Survival: Lessons From Venezuela

Why You Need A Water Quality Tester For Survival: Lessons From Venezuela

We have listened the rule of three so much, that I will not repeat it again. Water is life, and we know it. Its quality is so tied to our…

Finding The Best Soil Test Kit

Finding The Best Soil Test Kit

Soil is one of the most valued properties for a prepper. I never understood this until I was a certain age. My father grew up on a farm and worked…

The Advantages of Hydrogel For Water Retention In Gardens

The Advantages of Hydrogel For Water Retention In Gardens

I strongly believe that one of our major capabilities of survival is adaptability. I am an engineer, but it seems that I won’t be able to survive unless I become…

4 Reasons Why You Need A Pond

4 Reasons Why You Need A Pond

Everyone knows the vital importance of water, prepper or not. Many people have already started, without even knowing what prepping is, to make sure they have a quality source of…

Using Computers for Prepping Systems and Organization – part 2

Using Computers for Prepping Systems and Organization – part 2

Dear readers, as many of us know, computers changed the world making it what it is now. The usefulness and practical uses of modern (or not so modern) PCs is…

Using Computers To Prep and Monitor Part 1

Using Computers To Prep and Monitor Part 1

Computers are incredibly useful for most of us. One of their most extended use among preppers is, of course, inventory. But thanks to the availability of new devices, and their…

Can Covid-19 Cause A Change In Brain Chemistry and Behavior?

Can Covid-19 Cause A Change In Brain Chemistry and Behavior?

Editor’s Note: Jose has compiled a lot of research regarding behavioral changes that can occur when someone is infected by a parasite or a virus. To truly comprehend this article…

Bug Out ATV Vs. Motorcycle For Long Emergencies: Lessons From Venezuela

Bug Out ATV Vs. Motorcycle For Long Emergencies: Lessons From Venezuela

Within the prepping community there seems to be endless debate about too many stuff, ranging from personal defense tools, all the way down to canning or type of livestock to…

How We Would Deal With a Hazardous Virus in Venezuela Part 2

How We Would Deal With a Hazardous Virus in Venezuela Part 2

Part 1 of this series is available via the following link. It is strongly recommended that you read the first part if you have not already done so. Editor’s Note:…

Being Self Sufficient Becomes Increasingly Important During Collapse: Lessons From Venezuela

Being Self Sufficient Becomes Increasingly Important During Collapse: Lessons From Venezuela

As usual, I’m just going to write about my own experiences. I consider them valuable for many people out there, and I hope to provide youngsters with an insight into…

How We Would Deal With a Hazardous Virus in Venezuela

How We Would Deal With a Hazardous Virus in Venezuela

Editor’s Note: Just to be clear, this article is hypothetical. Jose wanted to share how he thinks they would handle a virus outbreak should it occur in Venezuela. At the…

The Need to Train Our Children For Hard Situations: Lessons From Venezuela

The Need to Train Our Children For Hard Situations: Lessons From Venezuela

Disclaimer: with this title, I don´t mean to subject our beloved offspring to a USMC training camp. Not at all. I know a couple of girls who are so thought…

Financial System and Transactions In The Aftermath Of Venezuela´s Economic Collapse

Financial System and Transactions In The Aftermath Of Venezuela´s Economic Collapse

This is an extensive topic. I´ve asked constantly about it all these years after we left (it seems to have been many years ago ☹ ) I´ve been abroad to…

How To Secure Your Preps: Lessons From Venezuela

How To Secure Your Preps: Lessons From Venezuela

Since I begin to invest (I always say I´m not a prepper, but a smart, retail long term investor) in some useful gear, one of my concerns has been to…