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 »

 
 

How To Not Be Just A ‘Sexy Nurse’

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By Nathan Hale Jefferson www.abundantfuture.net Author of The Wayward Journey http://amzn.to/14PiPrt Everyone has heard the term Mall Ninja thrown around, or at least most everyone. This is especially true in tactical and preparedness circles where it is a term used to describe someone who spends (or says they spend) large sums of money on the latest and

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

Survival Knife and Gift Card Giveaway!

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Beat the End has teamed up with Doomsday Moose to offer another great giveaway!   Doomsday Moose is another valuable survival blog that offers great information about prepping, survival, and Doomsday news. Check them out to get good info on survival.  http://www.doomsdaymoose.com For this June giveaway we have two great prizes for two winners. Gerber Bear

Rappelling, Caves and Backpacking Oh My, Videos, Thoughts and Tips

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This past weekend my wife and I went on a backpacking excursion in Clear Creek Canyon. It is about an hour east of Flagstaff, Arizona. This is one of the most beautiful and amazing places in all of Arizona. The Canyon is like something out of a movie or photograph and every time I am

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

Preppers and Precious Metals

As preppers we need to be prepared for all the types of problems and disasters we may face. One of the problems we may face is a massive decrease in the value of the US dollar. At the moment with the government printing the amount of money that they do we are already experiencing a

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.

Why Training and Knowledge is Important for Preppers.

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In the prepper community knowledge and training is extremely important. In a teotwawki situation training can mean the difference between life and death.  For this reason I try to learn as much as I can and take as many classes as possible.  There are so many different aspects and things to know about when prepping,

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

A Prepper Challenge

Here’s a challenge related to money. Can you go an entire 24-hour period without spending a dime? How about a week? How about a month? We often don’t realize both how much we spend and where all of our money goes. From the time you wake up in the morning, money is often leaving your pocket at an alarming

The World’s Military Body Armor Models and Innovations

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Body armor is used all over the world. Some countries allow their citizens to own and wear body armor for personal protection bought from websites online e.g. www.safeguardclothing.com that deliver armor to your door, whereas other countries allow only law enforcement officers and military members to do it. Whatever the situation in your country, body armor available to you

Beat The End Survival Gear Giveaway

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As a thank you to all of the readers of the Beat The End survival blog we have put together a survival gear giveaway.  We have teamed with 10 companies and websites that have made this giveaway possible.  Before you enter the giveaway, check out some of our sponsors below to see all the great things they have

Gear Review: SafeGuard Armor Stealth Concealable Body Armor

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I would first like to thank Anthony at SafeGuard Armor for giving me the chance to review his fantastic stealth body armor. I personally had never worn or had body armor as I had just figured it was too big, bulky and heavy to wear on a daily basis. So when I received this stealth armor I

Great Time at the Arizona Survivalist/Prepper Expo

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On Saturday March 30th my wife Megan and I had the pleasure of attending the AZ Survivalist/Prepper Expo. It was great to meet all the vendors and look at all the cool survival products and services that these companies brought to the table.  One of the things that I thought was amazing was the diverse

How to Put a Useful First Aid Kit Together

Whether you think you do or not, you need a first aid kit within spitting distance. It’s just one of those things that you never think you need until disaster strikes. Don’t let it get to that point, avoid catastrophe by keeping a simple, all-purpose first aid kit at home and at work. You can

The Benefits of Living Off Grid

The collective sprawl of societal living shapes, and molds dictates what people are as well as what they become, and it is far from far fetched that living in isolation from society would have its benefits. To completely cut oneself off from the rest of the world with a solar-powered home and a well for

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

Take the Top 10 Doomsday Scenarios Poll

Even though Simply Hike has already released there infographic on the Top Ten Doomsday Theories for 2013 you can still vote in there poll.  What do you think is the most likely Doomsday scenario that would happen in 2013.  Check out the poll at http://blog.simplyhike.co.uk/index.php/2013/02/top-ten-doomsday-theories-2013/. You can also comment on their poll and let them know

Top Ten Doomsday Theories of 2013

 Thank you http://www.simplyhike.co.uk/ for this great infographic about doomsday theories.  Also thank you for mentioning my site on it. This graphic shows what people think would be the most likely doomsday scenarios!