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 »

 
 

9 Crucial Tips to Survival

When thinking about what we need to survive, there are many things that come to mind.  By following these 9 crucial tips from Don Mann, ex navy seal at Huffington Post, you will have a much easier time surviving when lost or if a disaster of some kind occurs.  Most of Don’s tips really focus

Best Survival Weapons – What should I have?

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Best Survival Weapons In my last post, I have discussed survival guns. Now we will look at the other types of weapons and what the best survival weapons or tools are. Some of the bows benefits of the more unconventional weapons are that they are quiet, in some cases passive, are reusable, and can serve different purposes. What we will

Best Survival Gun, Is there really one?

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Best survival gun There is always a lot of debate about which is the best survival gun. The gist of it is, the best survival gun is the one that will get the job done. Each gun has its own purpose, so really the best survival gun depends almost entirely on the situation or what it is

Is a zombie apocalypse possible?

This question has been asked quite a bit recently.  With the emergence of shows like “The Walking Dead” and movies like “Zombieland”, this end of the world disaster scenario has been reawakened.  Since this new craze, there have been quite a few new zombie killing related survival products to hit the market, from zombie ammunition

The Addiction of Prepping

Prepping Addiction Prepping and being ready for a disaster is definitely a noble cause and will be very beneficial to your family.  Most preppers are just regular people that feel being able to have stability during tough times is important.  For the majority of preppers, the art of prepping can actually be a fun, learning

Stay Hydrated Even in the Worst Circumstances

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If there is a time when TEOTWAWKI happens, physical labor and exercise will increase, so learning how to stay hydrated will be very important.  As some of us know, we can realistically only live for three days without water.  The thing we may not think about is that dehydration can happen within hours depending on

Essential First Aid Kit Contents

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In a disaster situation or TEOTWAWKI, you are bound to get hurt so make sure you have the essential first aid kit contents.  In one of these situations, it is much more likely that you will be doing more hard and manual labor.  The increase in this type of work will lead to increased injuries

Get Home Bag, What is it and What should it Contain?

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Picture this: you are at work, 15 miles from your home, without a get home bag. Your boss informs you that there have been multiple terrorist attacks in a city quite close to your location and that there has even been a wide range EMP (electromagnetic pulse). He tells everybody that they should go home

Storm in DC Knocks Out Power Doesn’t Faze Preppers

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In late June and most of July, the East Coast was experiencing massive storms that cut power and delayed and cancelled many flights.  Reports say the severe thunderstorm caused power outages for almost 300,000 people.  For most people this was a terrible inconvenience, but for others this was just a learning experience and a time

How to Build a Pickup Truck Sleeping Platform

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Pickup Truck Sleeping Platform Building a pickup truck sleeping platform can be very beneficial for, not only camping, but for use as a bug out vehicle.  For those who don’t know what a bug out vehicle is, it is used to quickly get to a safe location—whether a disaster occurs or there is just economic

Survival Movies, The Cream of the Crop and those that didn’t Shine

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Survival Movies, Best to the Worst! The popularity of survival movies has really grown over the past couple of years. I have rated these movies in three different categories.  The categories are: realisticness, survival value and entertainment factor.  Each of these is on a A – F Grading Scale with A being best and F

Beans, Bullets and Bandaids, What is it?

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Beans, Bullets and Bandaids Used by the prepper community, Beans, Bullets and Bandaids, is quite a well known expression. This has become a catchy phrase because it outlines the three essential things that would be needed in a disaster scenario.  Beans signify the food, water and shelter that are necessary to sustain life; the bullets

Survival Phrases Used in the Prepper and Survival Community

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Survival Phrases to Learn There are survival phrases, words, terms and acronyms used in the prepper community that can be confusing or not known by some new to it.  To better understand this blog I have compiled a list of survival phrases.  As I think of more survival phrases I will add them to the

Storing water: How Long Can You Store Water?

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Storing water is very important. Even though bottled water seems like it really should last forever, it won’t. Water, like most foods, over time will not be usable and drinkable.  The reason for this is really not that the water goes bad, but rather that there will be growth of unhealthy microorganisms in the bottle

How to Purify Water

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How to purify water As we all know water is one of the main items for survival, so learning how to purify water is very important. Merely having access to water may not be enough, as there is very little water on earth that is safe to drink without purification. Sometimes natural springs and rainwater

How To Collect Water During TEOTWAWKI

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Learning how to collect water and store it is a very important skill.  It will help you survive when there is no running water coming from the faucet or you are stuck in the wild without water.  There are many places to find water, but you need to know where to look.  One thing to

Welcome to Beat the End! Be Ready For Any Situation!

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If you have just started prepping or are a fully fledged prepper survivalist there are always things to learn. Beat The End survival blog strives to give you the most up to date and relevant information on survival, camping, the outdoors, prepping and everything that goes along with it.  If you feel preparing is too