7 Reasons Preppers should have a Garden!

It is about that time when your plants will start blooming.  So it is about that time to get the garden going.  This is one of my favorite times of year seeing More »

Managing Food Storage Wisely: Guest Post

At the heart of emergencies lies the fact that no one ever knows when they are going to hit. A sudden storm could ravage through town, or a local attack could put More »

9 Items in Your Bug Out Bag You Never Thought About

Here’s the problem with bug out bags: you fill them to the brim with all the essentials you think you need then, one day, you read an article or buy an eBook More »

Review: Granite Rocx Tahoe Day Pack (Tree Stand Pack)

I want to first thank Granite Rocx outdoor accessories for sending me one of their back packs to review.  The backpack I was sent is the Tahoe with detachable cooler.  This is More »

Practically Free Raised Garden Bed

Because Josh and I are trying our best to be less reliant on grocery stores, the government and outside services in general, a clear choice in becoming more self-sufficient was to start More »

Emergency Power Station Giveaway!

We have teamed up with Tin Hat Ranch to do a giveaway! Check out their site and enter the giveaway here.  Tin Hat Ranch finds some of the best prepper and survival links More »

Wearing Body Armor as Part of Your EDC

Your garage is home to piles and piles of food. Your home’s security is on point. All the weapons you need are safely stored. However, do you have the protection you need? More »

10 Dollar Store Prepper Finds!

Today Megan and I went to the Dollar Tree dollar store.  It is an actual dollar store and nothing over $1 (.99 Only stores seem to be a little better and have More »

EDC: Everyday Carry, What to Carry and Why!

EDC is simply short for Everyday Carry.  It refers to the things you have on you or in your pockets at all times.  As preppers we usually seem to have a few More »

 
 

Top 10 Jerry-Rigged Projects for Preppers

Jerry-Rigged

In the US these days more in the rural areas we see things that we may think of as Jerry- rigging(also Jury-rigging).  Most of the time we just scoff at some of the ridiculous things that are done, but work.  Probably one of the most notable “Jerry-riggers” we think about is someone who didn’t even

EDC: Everyday Carry, What to Carry and Why!

EDC

EDC is simply short for Everyday Carry.  It refers to the things you have on you or in your pockets at all times.  As preppers we usually seem to have a few more things we carry than many other people.  This is a picture of the normal things I carry all the time. This is

Bugging Out to a Foreign Country

Panama Foreign Country Bugout

We normally think of the top bug out locations as somewhere in the redoubt (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, East Oregon and East Washington) or possibly just somewhere away from people, but there seems to be some other options.  Are there any other places that could be decent bug out locations?  It seems that there are some

What is a Prepper’s Most Valuable Tool?

Best Prepper Tool

Usually we think of our most valuable tool as something like our guns, our food or water storage, or maybe some specific material tool, but what I want to discuss is how we as individuals are our own most valuable tool.  We, as people, are the ones that will ultimately determine how we react during

Essential Alternative Cooking Tools for Preppers and Survivalists

Solar Oven

As preppers and survivalists we need to be prepared for many different types of situations.  If there were to be a total collapse having your food storage would be extremely beneficial, but it doesn’t do you any good if you have no way to cook it. Here are some alternative ways to cook your storage

What is an IFAK and Why Every Prepper Should Have One?

IFAK

I have said this many times, but I will say it again as preppers the most important thing we can get is knowledge.   This is kind of late as my wife and I had done an IFAK class through Independence Training, a company out of Arizona, during my hiatus from the site in January.  For

Top 10 Dumbest Gun Quotes by Politicians!

barrelshroud

I don’t do to many of these, but every now and then it is good to have these just for fun articles. As most people know there are many politicians who make laws either based on emotion or things they have no idea about.  One of the biggest areas we see this today is when

Couponing for Preppers Part II

Couponing for Preppers

Part II-How to Get the Good Deals! In my previous post, I explained the things that would be good to be stocked up on and why they’re good to have a lot of on hand. In this article, I’m going to explain how you can get them for really cheap, if not for free. I

Bug Out Shelter Guest Post

bug out shelter

Bug Out Shelters Being prepared for the unexpected emergency with a bug out bag can save you and your family’s lives. In case you need to leave your home in a hurry supplies should be ready to go at a moment’s notice. Shelter Supplies Shelter needs to be the main thought when packing for an

What Should You Keep in a Bug out Bag?

Bug Out Bag

There are many different items that should be in your bug out bag.  First, a bug out bag is a bag with essential supplies and tools to live with when things go bad and you need to get out of dodge.  Many times during a disaster or social collapse the best place for you and

American Exit Strategy Survival Fiction Book Review

american exit strategy

While I like post apocalyptic prepper type movies I am usually not a big reader of fiction.  I am usually more into the biographic, political, and historical nonfiction when I do read actual books, but most of the time it is articles and how tos for me. So this book even being fiction really kept

Couponing for Preppers Part 1

Couponing for Preppers Part 1 If you’ve read my other articles, you’ve heard me say that this whole prepping thing is very new to me and I’m pretty much learning as I go. But I’m learning oh so much! And although couponing is quite a bit of work, it really can pay off in the

Herbs and Natural Remedies for Prepping

As a prepper it is beneficial to be a well rounded person because when a teotwawki scenario does come the more skills you have the better suited you will be to live through the changes and the tough times.  If you only have knowledge of the security side of prepping you may not do well

Freedom and Liberty is all in the Perception

Freedom and Liberty is all in the Perception Lately I have really been thinking about and focusing on freedom and liberty and how it is an integral part of being a prepper.  In one of our last posts http://www.beattheend.com/boiled-frogs/ it talks about how little by little things happen that should trigger us to be more

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Become a More Self-Sufficient Prepper by Making Your Own Homemade Laundry Detergent As Josh previously explained in one of his articles, being self-sufficient as a prepper is just as important as having items stocked up for an end of the world scenario. And as I previously stated, I’m hoping to be able to test out

Will We be Boiled Frogs or Will We be Prepared? Guest Post

Are we all on our way to becoming boiled frogs? The metaphor that I’m referring to is the proverbial frog that, when placed in a pot of cold water that is gradually heated, never realizes that it’s in danger and is boiled alive. Yes, I know, real frogs will jump out of the pot —

Off Grid Living Illegal?

Well in the city of Cape Coral, Florida this seems to be the case. Robin Speronis is finding out first hand that her property is really not her own. She lives inside the city limits, but has decided not to use city water and electricity (I’m assuming no gas either as she heats her home

Being a Prepper’s Wife

What it Means to be a Prepper’s Wife My name is Megan, and as Josh has already introduced me, I plan to talk about self-sufficiency, some DIY projects, hopefully couponing and most importantly, what it means to be a prepper’s wife. First, I want to tell you a little about myself. My whole life growing

Natural Disaster Safety Guide

Knowing how to prepare for each type of natural disaster is a great thing.  In AZ where I am there really aren’t that many natural disasters that happen here.  The main thing we get is forest fires.  In 2010 a forest fire near our home cleared out many trees on our mountain allowing the rains

Three Firearm Choices for Disaster Situations Guest Post

guns

Three Firearm Choices for Disaster Situations Time and time again, governments all across the world have shown that they are alarmingly inept at keeping citizens safe during a natural disaster or a major civil disturbance. Citizens who expect their governments to rescue them are likely to find themselves at the mercy of hunger, disease, and