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 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

Paravival Survival Bracelet Review

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I first want to send out a thank you to Nicholas at Paravival.  He was kind enough to give us a paracord bracelet to review.  First off I want to let everybody know how the customer service at Paravival is.  Nicholas did a great job answering any questions I had, and he also got the

New Resource for “Hands-On” Preppers- Free Survival Book!

Preppers are typically “hands-on” kind of people, and with that in mind, a new website; “Preparedness is Fundamental”, has just been launched that features articles and short how-to videos on prepping for anyone that doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty. One video shows you how you can secure as many perfectly good batteries as you want

Can the US Overcome Economic Trouble? Time to become a Prepper!

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  As a prepper we need to prepare for the many situations that could come our way.  These can be from disasters, economic breakdown, societal breakdown, terrorism and many other problems.  I feel at the moment if we look at the problems of the world many of the problems revolve around the economies and downturn

Hypothermia Prevention: What is Hypothermia and how can I Prevent it?

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Hypothermia prevention is mandatory if you are lost or in a survival situation.  Even in warmer climates you can be subjected to hypothermia.  Hypothermia happens when your bodies core temperature falls below 95 degrees Fahrenheit.  As most people know the optimal body temperature is 98.6 degrees but can fluctuate a degree either way.  Hypothermia can

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

Is Prepping for the Worst a Social Benefit?

Many people these days are preparing themselves and their families for global economic meltdown, or for natural disaster. Many others are considering it. Is this a good thing for society? Well, in many ways, yes it is. A populace which isn’t just sitting back and hoping to lean on the government if worst comes to

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?

How to Build a Survival Shelter When Lost

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One of the best skills to learn for survival is how to build a survival shelter when lost. If you find yourself lost having the ability to create a shelter can really increase your odds of survival and rescue and keep you safe. Before you start building your survival shelter you will want to look

Extreme Survivalist TV Show, Now Casting!

Metal Flowers Media, the casting company that casted parts for The Colony, Dual Survival, Storage Wars, and many other shows, is now casting for an extreme survival reality show.  This could be kind of fun if you are an avid outdoorsman or a trained survivalist.  I just hope it is a legitimate survival show, unlike

Alternative Energy Sources – What Can the Elements Do For You?

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Why would anybody need alternative energy sources?  You are probably thinking, “I have electricity coming from the wall socket and it works just fine”.  Well there are a couple reasons you should have some type of backup energy source.  Think about this:  as we all know, the power at your home can and will go

How Good of a Prepper are You? Get Your Prepper Score!

I thought this was kind of cool and fun.  For the new season of Doomsday Preppers National Geographic has a prepper calculator.  Basically by your answers it will let you know how prepared you are for a disaster.  I have found that I am definitely not prepared enough.  It is setup as a survey and

Top 10 Reasons Why the Future of America Depends on Survivalists & Preppers

Top 10 Reasons Why the Future of America Depends on Survivalists & Preppers By David T Morris There has been a lot of derogatory talk lately about “preppers” and “survivalists” and I’d like to take a minute to point out 10 reasons why preppers and survivalists have always been vital to the United States and

Survivalist Pornography is this a Joke? Prepping is Getting Popular!

I am always looking for interesting topics, news and information in the prepper and survivalist community.  This was emailed to me from my google alerts (emails you stories based on a topic) and I thought it was so ridiculous and funny that I had to post it.  I am hoping it does not offend.  So

The Ins and Outs of Your Bug Out Vehicle!

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Bug Out Vehicle When thinking about a bug out vehicle, the first types of vehicles that come to mind are big 4×4 vehicles or military vehicles.  While these vehicles may be some of the best bug out vehicles, there are many other types to think about.  It would also be a good idea to have