Category Archives: Beans

Quick and Easy Ways to Store Rainwater in a Pinch

Water Containment Considering we need water to survive and the fact that our bodies are mostly made up of water, it is safe to say water is a pretty important part of our lives. We live in a society where water is readily available wherever we go. We have it on tap at home, there

5 Steps for Food if Your Fridge Goes Out

Hollywood has done a great job of bringing attention to survival training. With movies about doomsday and zombies attacking, learning how to be prepared to cope with any disaster has become mainstream. There has been a definite spike in interest of survival prepping as well as urban preparedness.   One of the things you must

Prepping for Weather Disasters with Your Kids

As preppers we many times look at the worst of the worst scenarios whether that is total government collapse, EMP weapon, nuclear war or even a zombie apocalypse.  Many times weather disasters are more realistic and there usually seems to be one or two big ones each year.  In my state of Arizona we are

Gear Review: MSR Miniworks EX Portable Water Filter Video

One of the most important things to have in a disaster or TEOTWAWKI situation is fresh clean water.  There are many different ways to get fresh water, but it will definitely become sparse in those tough times.  There are also many different ways to make your water clean and drinkable from bleach, to boiling, to

How to Build a Rocket Stove From Trash

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What is a rocket stove? A rocket stove is basically a wood fire enclosure that directs the heat and fire to the pot or skillet that is on top of the stove.  By the name it sounds high tech and fancy but wood rocket stoves are actually quite simple in design and simple to make.

Free Food Storage Buyers Guide

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When you really first start prepping and are getting your food stocks going it can be overwhelming.  Knowing where to start and the benefits and limitations of your food storage will definitely help out in the future.  Preparewise.com has written a great in depth guide on some of the problems and how to pick your storage

What is the Difference Between Body Armor and Flak Vests?

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Body Armor vs. Flak Vest In military combat, it’s always been crucial to have the proper protective gear on the body. Through the years, protective gear has advanced and evolved to better protect militants. As some of the first tools of defense for militants, there was the use of flak vests or jackets. These were

Tips for Keeping Your Emergency Food Storage Organized

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Every family, indeed every individual, in America should have their own store of survival food to which they can turn in case of emergency. You cannot know exactly what sorts of emergencies might lead to you actually using your emergency food supply, and we all hope and pray that we may never have to use

Guest Post: 5 Food Storage Basics for Emergency Preparation

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5 Food Storage Basics for Emergency Preparation Water Storing water should be at the forefront of your planning. A person can go much longer without food than they can without water, so in case an emergency arises each person in the household should have a minimum of 1 gallon of water per day to survive.

The Ultimate Survivalists and Preppers, Who is it?

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My wife and I recently visited a town in Eastern Arizona called Snowflake.  It was a small Mormon settlement started in 1878.  We went to a few of the landmarks and museums in Snowflake (which is few as it is only a town of about 3-5k people).  We learned a lot of history of the

7 Tips to Make Your Hunting Trip More Successful and Memorable!

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If you haven’t entered our survival gear giveaway enter now! Click Here. Hunting is a very popular past time in the US and is great practice for preppers and survivalists.  Not only will you learn how to creep up on animals, track animals and learn about how adrenaline affects your use of a weapon, but

What and How You Should Store Food

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If you are a person who is afraid of the future and want to be prepared for any situation storing food is a must. Storing food can really be an art and is one of the categories I have discussed in my earlier beans, bullets and band aids post You really need to ask yourself

Top 15 Homesteading Skills for Preppers

A homesteader is essentially a person who lives a self-sufficient lifestyle, free of reliance on the surrounding society. One thing is for sure, that a true homesteader would be well off in the case of an economic or societal collapse. This is one of many things a prepper might prepare for. So it lends to reason, that any prepper

Why Books Should Be Part of Your Bug Out Bag Guest Post

A bug out bag is an emergency store of sufficient food, water and whatever else might be deemed necessary to survive for up to 72 hours following the occurrence of a natural disaster or major catastrophic event. Bug out bags, also called go-bags or good bags (Get Out Of Dodge) must be portable and therefore

Survival with Freeze Dried Foods

Click on the graphic to check out Food Insurance which sells freeze dried foods.  Look below the graphic to see why you should have freeze dried foods. Freeze dried food is identified as food that is void of water. The process of freeze drying food, which is also known as lyphilization, helps to extend its

Important Bug Out Bag Items Guest Post

Guest Post Important Bug Out Bag Items that Should Be Present During Survival Times While in a vast majority of cases, it would be ideal to survive disasters in one’s residence, there may be times when certain individuals need to leave their neighbourhood and community. This is because earthquakes, flooding, fires, hurricanes, and other calamities

How Our Food Storage Helps Us in Times of Typhoons

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This is a guest post from a reader in the Philippines.  Thanks for the article and showing that prepping isn’t just for Americans! A tropical country, like the one in which I live, generally experiences more or less 20 typhoons in a year, some more devastating than others. Personally, I experience around seven typhoons in

How to Make a Survival Candle!

So you want to make a candle for TEOTWAWKI.  There are a lot of benefits to having lots of candles in a survival situation.  For one, they can help provide heat, even if its a small amount and 2 they provide instant light if electricity goes out.  You can make candles out of various items

Start a Survival Garden with Heirloom Seeds

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Starting a survival garden will not only save you money in the long run, but would also be very important if there was a disaster in which the stores ran out of food. Eating healthy is all the rage these days. In grocery stores you will see the regular fruits and vegetables then you have the organic

Why should you have a Survival Generator

One of the most important items in your survival storage will be your survival generator.  The reason a survival generator is so important is that it is so versatile.  Although TEOTWAWKI may never come in our lifetime, there are many other practical reasons to have a generator. First of all, what is a survival generator?