There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of […]
Written by: Josh Anderson The trauma following natural disasters can be long-lasting and devastating. At the very least, many people feel insecure and unable to return to normalcy. However, certain exercises can boost one’s mental preparedness, which makes it possible to cope with challenges that might arise after occurrences like natural disasters, the death of a loved one, […]
Every family should have a medical asset Our mission has always been simple: To have a medically self-reliant person in every family that is ready to handle issues during or after a disaster. That person has to learn some basic medical knowledge, such as first aid, principles of infectious disease, and how to handle a […]
We spend about one-third of our lives in bed so there is a thirty-percent chance that the life or death emergency will strike while we are in bed. In that moment everything will depend on what you can reach right now. Think about it. You wake up in the dark and the house is shaking […]
On your road to preparedness, you have probably read about every item imaginable to add to your emergency kit. As you plan for your future survival, here are 10 life-saving items that can help get you through any crisis situation. 1. Water The human body can’t survive more than three days without water. You should […]
Written by: Toby Lam I never understood the negative stigma of “Preppers”. I guess because I have always thought ahead in terms of my family, home and life in general. As a 21 year Navy Veteran, ‘planning ahead” has been a part of my daily life. When my wife and I were just starting out […]
Written by: Judy Shewmake As preppers we stock up on medical supplies, we count bandages, tape, gauze, and bottles of liquids on our checklists. Many of us store and grow herbs to supplement medical needs with tinctures and decoctions. We take our family’s health seriously and try to prepare for every possible scenario. This is […]
I realize that this might seem a bit basic, but washing clothes by hand is no joke! I do it every year for two weeks, and every year, I’m glad I did a lot of research on the initial end! I’m also very glad when I can come home and use the washing machine again […]
Written By: Angelo DiGangi We’ve all heard it: “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.” Although complete failure or partial failure will vary based on the situation, one thing doesn’t change…you have to have a plan! The best news is that when it comes to plumbing problems – which, as we all know can […]
Alex Jones discusses preparing for a food crisis with James Wesley Rawles of Survivalblog.com What do you do in a grid down situation? How much food do you have stored on hand? With the vulnerability of our nations supply chains, and most stores having only 3 days worth of supplies, it’s time to think about […]
By Chris Watson (aka Redhorse_Ronin) Part 2 of the Woodworking Without Electricity Series See Part 1 by Clicking Here In the pursuit of achieving greater self-reliance, I am always gladdened that my lifelong love of woodworking can be combined. Before my writing hiatus, I wrote an article about woodworking without electricity that […]
Fire pits are both a popular design feature for homes and a practical way to keep a fire while camping. In both cases, constructing a quality fire pit is essential for safety and effectiveness. Fire pits provide great ambiance in addition to the practical concerns of warmth or cooking. Constructing a fire pit while camping is as easy as stacking some rocks in a circular form and starting a fire in the middle. There are some details to take into consideration when constructing a good fire pit. These will ensure that your fire pit is safe and contains the fire well.
The first thing to consider when constructing a fire pit for camping is location. Where you decide to build it is key for safety and comfort–since you will obviously want to lounge around the fire pit after a long day of hiking. Constructing the fire pit a good distance away from your tent is always a good idea. Sparks from fires can travel and burn holes in or ignite fabric–even tents. In general, building the fire pit in a relatively isolated location is best. Do not build it directly underneath leafy trees, or any trees at all if you have a choice. Even in a forest environment, try and construct the fire pit out of the way of large brush or trees to avoid the risk of lighting something on fire. Proper management of a camping fire should guard against this possibility, but the location of the fire pit plays a role.
Building a private home well can be an optimal way to deliver clean water to your home. In some regions around the U.S and in many places throughout the rest of the world, wells are the only reliable means to access potable water. Constructing a well requires considering a variety of variables ranging from positioning to building methods and size. Building a well is also subject to the local health department regulations and the municipality may require the well to be dug by a professional. This is usually the best route to take if you
Building a perfect Bug Out Bag comes with time and experience. Here are 4- KeyPoints to help you gain the knowledge you’ll need.
When I think of bartering supplies my mind automatically goes to a SHTF scenario. There are a lot of list out there for such scenes, but ultimately what you choose to barter is up to you. Many people stock things like silver, gold, cigarettes or alcohol or coffee. While these can be great items, they are also expensive.
Getting out of debt IS Prepping! Here are some simple and quick steps to help you get started living on a budget and finding your way to Financial Preparedness!
As I sit watching the news over the last few days, I see people who were killed and injured in a bombing in Boston. Then yesterday another explosion close to where I live in Texas levels almost an entire town, killing at least 5 and as many as 15, injuring hundreds and leaving thousands without a place to live. There were thousands that were told to evacuate in a matter of minutes.
Skip the chemicals and the added cost of expensive mosquito traps this year and DIY!!!
Have you ever considered insurance as part of your prep plan? This article offers great incite to why you might want to think about it.
Americans have grown up on credit, it has been a way of life for us to always be in debt; and the banks love it.
Have you ever wondered how your Parents or Grand Parents cooked on a wood stove so successfully? This article makes it a breeze!!
Detailed information about choosing optics for your prepping needs: Binoculars, Rifle Scopes, Night Vision devices.
Good advice on items needed to bug-in and survive during a disaster.
10 Great Reasons Why Everyone Should Be Storing Oats, one of natures most healthy and frugal foods!
Comprehensive analysis of various canning / food storage methods! Quite a bit of information in a small article!
Important tips on checking your survival item inventory!
Important modern use for older sleeping pads!
Preppers are always talking about different types of Kits – what are they based on and why are we building them? The theory behind kits is thoroughly explored in this article.
Simple, yet effective Recipe for storing a year’s supply of dry goods and cooking them, by our esteemed cooking expert; Jalapeno Gal !!! All for under $300 for a family of four!
Excellent list of important non-electrical utensils and tools to prepare / simplify your kitchen needs! Check it out!
A philosophy to organize and structure one’s Every Day Carry items to create a successful, yet minimalist and comprehensive, survival solution.
A perspective of being introduced to EDC and finding the important items to carry on you, in your purse, or have at the ready!
Great information about maintaining survival items on your person (or close by) at all times. Check it out!
Detailed styles of cooking without on-grid power! Also, recipes for solar oven cooking.
Very well documented information regarding Gluten intolerance and Gluten-free diets and food storage.
Appropriate views on surviving and prepping! Expand your hands on survival / primitive skills, also!
If a volcano were to erupt in your area, are you prepared with the Personal, Medical and Pet information and supplies you would need?
Do you want to Garden but don’t have the space? Container Gardening might be just the thing for you!
10 Simple steps to begin your prepping experience and lifestyle improvement!
Setup a Communications Plan. Which type of radio do you need? FRS GMRS, Amateur Radio, etc…
In this video, I discuss the lifestyle and philosophy behind building and living off of a 3 Month Supply. This philosophy makes it easy to attain a 3 month supply and especially easy to keep it rotated. The primary philosophy is to become used to thinking of your 3 Month Supply as your ‘grocery store’ […]
What is a Year Supply? It’s not what you might think! Specifically, it’s not a Year Supply of FOOD – that’s only PART of it. A Year Supply is meant to be a buffer to get you through the first year of a TEOTWAWKI or WROL situation and allow you to stock up and prepare […]