Connect with us


10 Amazing Survival Uses for Mason Jars

There’s no doubt about it. Preppers have loved mason jars for many, many years.

And it’s no wonder why – these glass jars are some of the most useful and versatile inventions ever. And they can be an incredible asset in a survival situation.

You may know a few ways to use these tools in a crisis. But in our newest survival article you’ll likely discover a few brand new survival uses you never expected!

10 Amazing Survival Uses for Mason Jars

See In The Dark

Believe it or not, you can turn an ordinary mason jar into a homemade lamp to see in the dark. This can prove hugely useful, whether you’re bugging in or bugging out.

All you need for this DIY project is some vegetable oil, a mason jar with both parts of the lid, and a wick.

Punch a hole in the center of the flat part of the lid. Then insert the wick through the hole.

Next, fill the mason jar with oil, and stick the bottom end of the wick into the oil. Now seal the lid, making sure there’s only about an inch or so of wick sticking out. Light the remaining wick on fire, and you’ve instantly got a lamp that will last for hours.

Here’s a video to show you a visual of the process:

Keep Kindling Safe

Kindling can be incredibly easy to lose, and a pain in the butt to light if it gets wet. Thankfully, the mason jar solves both issues. Store your kindling in a small mason jar and seal it up tight. You can use bark, dryer lint, cotton balls with petroleum jelly… whatever you like.

Protect Yourself

Need a makeshift defense tool when things get rough? Break off the top of a mason jar and use that jagged glass to help keep an attacker at bay. Plus, if you’re a bit more ingenious you can break the glass into pieces and use those as arrowheads.

Build A Mini First-Aid Kit

First-aid kits can easily save lives in an emergency. And the good news is you can make lots of kits at once using nothing but medical supplies and mason jars.

Place gauze, bandages, Q-tips, tape, and other items into the jars and seal them tight. This will protect the items and keep them safe from water damage.

Protect Your Valuables

There are certain items like cash, birth certificates, passports and more you have to be very careful with. Thankfully, you can place these valuables into a mason jar to keep them protected and in one place. To keep them extra safe, you can even bury the jar into the ground, and put a rock on top to remind you where it is.

Store Your Ammo

Ammo is one of those things you can’t afford to lose – especially when you need it most. By putting your ammunition in a mason jar, you can put it all in one place and keep it safe from the elements (and from other people). Feel free to bury it if necessary to keep it hidden from looters and thieves.

Plant Some Herbs

Here’s a cool thought – put some dirt in a few jars and plant seeds in each to make your very own herb garden. You can also use mason jars for growing starter plants until they’re ready to be put into the ground.

Make Homemade Sunscreen

Sunscreen is one survival item lots of people don’t think about (until they get burned on their first outing).

Luckily, you can save money and make your own sunscreen. Not to mention, making it yourself will help you avoid all those harmful chemicals and toxins many companies put in commercial sunscreen.

And, by putting it in a mason jar, you’ve got a convenient, airtight container for safe keeping.

Here’s a video to help you get started.

Plan Out Your Meals

Mason jars may be good for canning, but the truth is they’re far more useful for meal planning than we give them credit for. For instance, they can also hold dry goods like rice or beans. You can even make soup mixes where you put all the dry ingredients and seasonings in the jar, and then seal it tight – when you’re ready, add water or broth!

Check out this video to see a lady who’s completely prepped with mason jar meals.

 Boost Morale & Have A Pick-Me-Up

This is arguably the best survival use. You can use mason jars to make homemade wine!

Now keep in mind wine is good for a lot more than just getting drunk. For one, it’s a morale booster, and helps take the edge off in a stressful situation. Plus, it’s also an excellent bartering tool, allowing you to give some away for the supplies you need most.

Plus, if you prepare now by making a bunch of wine at once, this’ll give you a huge payoff after the fermentation process is over!

Below are Parts 1 & 2 of the wine-making process. Enjoy!


Hunter Biden Caught RED HANDED Lying Under Oath


House Republicans have detonated a political bombshell, exposing the brazen corruption and arrogance of the Biden family. They have unveiled indisputable evidence proving that Hunter Biden lied under oath multiple times during his congressional deposition earlier this year. This scandal epitomizes the Biden Administration’s systemic corruption and disregard for the rule of law.

The House Ways & Means Committee convened a crucial session on Wednesday to discuss documents protected under IRS code 6103, a section of the tax code designed to keep sensitive information confidential. The committee’s decision to release this material, despite the severe legal ramifications, underscores the gravity and urgency of the situation.

“Hunter Biden has once again demonstrated his belief that there are two systems of justice in this country – one for his privileged family and one for everyone else,” House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith thundered to Fox News Digital. “Not only did Hunter Biden brazenly refuse to comply with his initial subpoena until threatened with criminal contempt, but he also had the audacity to lie before Congress. This investigation and the documents released today are not about a personal vendetta against Hunter Biden; they are about ensuring the equal application of the law in a system that his family seems to believe they are above.”

Smith revealed that the documents show Hunter Biden lied at least three times during his deposition. “Lying during sworn testimony is a felony offense that the Department of Justice has prosecuted numerous individuals for in recent years, and the American people demand the same accountability for the son of the President of the United States,” Smith declared. “Hunter Biden’s lies under oath and obstruction of a congressional investigation into his family’s blatant corruption cast a shadow over his entire testimony. The newly released evidence confirms, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the only witnesses who can be trusted to tell the truth in this investigation are the IRS whistleblowers.”

The committee asserts that Hunter Biden mischaracterized his role at his firm, Rosemont Seneca, and actually controlled bank accounts he denied having under oath. Emails between Hunter Biden and his former associate Devon Archer show he helped a man named Miguel Aleman with visa documents, directly contradicting his testimony. Furthermore, WhatsApp records reveal that Hunter Biden only spoke with one Zhao — Henry Zhao of Chinese energy firm CEFC — debunking his claim of a mistaken identity due to intoxication.

In one explosive WhatsApp message, Hunter Biden blatantly leveraged his father’s position, telling a Chinese business associate from CEFC that he and his father would ensure “you will regret not following my direction.” Hunter Biden demanded a $10 million wire for his joint venture with CEFC, SinoHawk Holdings.

“I am sitting here with my father, and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled,” Hunter Biden told Henry Zhao, the director of Chinese asset management firm Harvest Fund Management. “And, Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge, you will regret not following my direction.” Zhao responded, “CEFC is willing to cooperate with the family.”

Hunter Biden has been charged in two separate jurisdictions stemming from Special Counsel David Weiss’ years-long investigation into him. He pleaded not guilty to federal gun charges in U.S. District Court for Delaware and federal tax charges in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The charges include making false statements during the purchase of a firearm, related to information required to be kept by a licensed firearm dealer, and possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance.

IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler approached Congress, alleging that prosecutorial decisions in the federal investigation into the president’s son were influenced by politics. They claimed Weiss allowed the statute of limitations to expire for tax charges against Hunter Biden from 2014 and 2015 in D.C., and Hunter Biden should have been charged with tax evasion for 2014 and for filing false tax returns for 2018 and 2019, particularly concerning income from Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings. Fox News Digital reported in December 2020 that Hunter Biden failed to report “approximately $400,000” in income from his position on Burisma’s board in 2014.

The American public is fed up with a system rigged in favor of the powerful and well-connected. This is a direct assault on the integrity of our justice system. The time for accountability is now. Hunter Biden and his family’s blatant disregard for the law cannot be tolerated any longer. The American people demand justice.


Hunter Biden

POLL: Does Hunter Biden belong in prison?


Continue Reading


Biden’s Reckless Election Stunt: Draining Strategic Reserves to Lower Gas Prices


In a desperate and ill-advised move, the Biden administration announced on Tuesday that it is releasing 1 million barrels of gasoline from a Northeast reserve established after Superstorm Sandy, ostensibly to lower prices at the pump this summer. This blatant attempt to manipulate gas prices ahead of the election underscores the administration’s willingness to jeopardize national security for political gain.

The gasoline will be sold from storage sites in New Jersey and Maine in increments of 100,000 barrels, creating a competitive bidding process to ensure it reaches local retailers ahead of the July 4 holiday. The Energy Department claims this will help “lower costs for American families and consumers,” but the real intention is clear: to curry favor with voters by artificially lowering gas prices.

The release follows a congressional mandate to sell off the 10-year-old Northeast reserve and close it. This reserve, established under President Obama, has never been used and costs about $19 million a year to maintain. Its sale, which provides only minimal relief during a severe shortage, highlights the administration’s short-sightedness and disregard for strategic planning.

Gasoline prices average about $3.60 per gallon nationwide, up 6 cents from a year ago, according to AAA. Tapping into the gasoline reserves is one of the few actions a president can take to control inflation, a major election year liability for the party in power.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm stated that the Biden administration is “laser-focused on lowering prices at the pump for American families.” However, this short-term solution ignores the primary purpose of strategic reserves: to provide emergency relief in times of severe national crises, not to manipulate market prices for political benefit.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre touted this release as part of Biden’s efforts to lower gas and energy costs, including historic releases from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and investments in clean energy. Yet, Biden’s previous decision to drain the SPR in 2022, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, already pushed the stockpile to perilously low levels not seen since the 1980s. This reckless depletion of a critical national security asset for short-term political gain drew sharp criticism from Republicans.

Despite attempts to refill the SPR, it still stands at over 367 million barrels, significantly lower than pre-Russia-Ukraine war levels. This makes the U.S. vulnerable in the event of a true energy emergency, as the SPR is intended to be the nation’s emergency oil supply, not a tool for electioneering.

The release of the 42-million-gallon Northeast reserve, which must be transferred or delivered by June 30, is a misguided strategy that offers minimal impact on gasoline prices nationally. As analyst Patrick De Haan from GasBuddy points out, the reserve amounts to just 2.7 hours of total U.S. gasoline consumption, providing negligible relief.

This ill-conceived plan not only undermines the strategic purpose of the reserve but also sets a dangerous precedent of using emergency resources for political maneuvering. Biden’s actions highlight a disturbing trend of prioritizing political optics over national security and long-term stability.



POLL: Is Biden trying to manipulate the election results by putting America at risk?


Continue Reading


Biden Authorized “Deadly Force” In Mar-a-Lago Raid


In an alarming display of federal overreach and political maneuvering, it has been revealed that Joe Biden’s administration was prepared to have his main political rival, Donald Trump, and his family killed as part of a dramatic publicity stunt.

On Tuesday, Judge Aileen Cannon unsealed a series of motions related to Jack Smith’s controversial classified documents case against Trump. Among the shocking revelations was the fact that Biden’s FBI authorized the use of deadly force during their raid on Mar-a-Lago in August 2022.

This brazen action by armed FBI agents, ready to confront Trump, demonstrates the extreme lengths to which Biden’s administration is willing to go. The filing stated: “Should FPOTUS [Trump] arrive at MAL [Mar-a-Lago], FBI MM EM and OSCs will be prepared to engage with FPOTUS and USSS Security Team.” Furthermore, it added, “Should USSS provide resistance or interfere with FBI timeline or accesses, FBI MM EM will engage with [redacted] and [redacted] will engage with USSS POC’s per existing liaison relationships.”

A chilling screenshot of the deadly force instructions outlined the conditions under which DOJ law enforcement officers could use deadly force: only when necessary, when the officer has a reasonable belief that the subject poses an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury.

This unprecedented move comes after Biden paved the way for his Justice Department to arrest his political opponent by retroactively revoking Trump’s executive privilege. This revocation facilitated the subpoenaing of Trump, which in turn allowed the Justice Department to charge him with federal crimes.

Following the subpoena, federal agents arrived at Mar-a-Lago, retrieving documents and instructing the former president to add an extra lock to his storage locker. However, two months later, the FBI conducted a full-scale raid on Mar-a-Lago, ransacking Trump’s belongings without allowing his lawyers to be present.

The situation escalated when, in November 2022, Jack Smith was appointed special counsel to investigate the documents at Trump’s Florida residence. By June 2023, Trump faced an indictment on 37 counts related to Smith’s classified documents case, including charges of willful retention, conspiracy to obstruct justice, and making false statements.

This entire episode underscores the alarming extent of Biden’s politicization of the Justice Department and the dangerous precedent it sets for using federal power to target political opponents.


POLL: Is Biden turning the Justice Department into political goons?


Continue Reading