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Vantablack: synthetic black hole-like material that absorbs 99.965% of light

Vantablack: synthetic black hole-like material that absorbs 99.965% of light

What’s better than a Ninja?  A super black Ninja that not even light can escape. Scientists have developed a new material called Vantablack.  It breaks all previous records for light absorption using carbon nanotubes (10,000 times thinner than a human hair). Vantablack is as close as we’ve come to having a synthetic black hole.  This […]

By July 15, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Start a fire with pee

Start a fire with pee

  This is the urine version of the old bottled water or water in a plastic bag fire starting trick.  But it’s a good one to know and one more reason why carrying plastic wrap or a plastic baggy in your survival kit is a good idea.

By July 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
DUI Checkpoints: Searched without consent while innocent

DUI Checkpoints: Searched without consent while innocent

Here is an interesting video of an outright violation of a man’s rights caught on camera. What has this got to do with prepping?  Quite a bit if you think about it.  DUI checkpoints are more about conditioning people to accept forfeiture of our 4th amendment rights than they are about catching drunk drivers.  If we as […]

By July 7, 2014 15 Comments Read More →
Superhero Dad wrecks his truck to save kids

Superhero Dad wrecks his truck to save kids

If there was ever any doubt, this video will be sure to restore your faith in humanity.  Watch as this superhero dad wrecks his truck to save these kids.  But it is what happens next that makes this story even more touching. Community pulls together for superhero dad When the two brothers who own Carstar in west […]

By July 6, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
10 Parasites that could be living inside you

10 Parasites that could be living inside you

Holy jumpin’ tapeworms Batman!   You don’t need to stay up for that late night horror movie to get the bejesus scared out of you.  Just consider what kind of creepy crawly parasites that could be living inside you right now. Fortunately, most can be treated.  But first, watch the video to see what these nasty […]

By July 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Meetups and Events

SURVIVAL PREPAREDNESS EXPOS

SURVIVAL PREPAREDNESS EXPOS

The number and variety of Emergency Preparedness Expositions and Conferences has exploded in recent years. While there are scores of such events that are well known and advertised, there are hundreds of smaller local and regional events that are not so well known. The popularity of these events has increased and decreased depending on current […]

Get Ready for America’s PrepareAthon

Get Ready for America’s PrepareAthon

America’s PrepareAthon! is a national community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions, and exercises. Ready.gov explains the goal of America’s PrepareAthon! is to build a more resilient nation by increasing the number of individuals who understand… which disasters could happen in their community; know what to do to be […]

Sustainable Preparedness Expo – Spokane WA

Sustainable Preparedness Expo – Spokane WA

  By Stephanie Dayle A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting the Sustainable Preparedness Expo in Spokane WA,  and was very pleased with what I saw. This was my third year visiting the Expo and once again I was amazed by the number of like minded folks all coming together to learn and […]

Get Ready to ShakeOut October 17, 2013

Get Ready to ShakeOut October 17, 2013

On October 17, 2013 at 10:17 a.m. (local time) millions of people across the U.S., Canada and around the world will participate in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. The ShakeOut began in California in 2008 and has been organized in many other states, regions and countries since then. Official ShakeOut Regions require significant local or […]

Prepper Expos and Events

Prepper Expos and Events

Here you will find a nationwide listing of Survival, Sustainable Living, and Prepper expos shown in order of date. If you know of an event that’s not listed, please contact us, or call 1-(234)-Join-APN. You may also want to subscribe to our newsletter and choose the “Prepper Expos” list to get the most recent updates. […]

By September 23, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Survival

7 Bug Out Tips from Backpackers

7 Bug Out Tips from Backpackers

      There are many skills that are taught as “emergency preparedness” or “survival” skills that were outdoor or backpacking skills long before those movements ever even had a name. I have often advised beginners who are building their Bug Out Bags and making their Bug Out Plans to take up backpacking as a hobby […]

Start a fire with pee

Start a fire with pee

  This is the urine version of the old bottled water or water in a plastic bag fire starting trick.  But it’s a good one to know and one more reason why carrying plastic wrap or a plastic baggy in your survival kit is a good idea.

By July 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
If You Don’t Put Together Your 72 Hour Survival Kit Now You’ll Hate Yourself Later!

If You Don’t Put Together Your 72 Hour Survival Kit Now You’ll Hate Yourself Later!

Guest Post by M.D. Creekmore TheSurvivalistBlog.net This short modified excerpt is from my book 31 Days to Survival – this would also make a good bug out bag packing list, with a few modifications… As with any “prepping shopping list” you’ll need to tailor the suggestions listed below to meet your specific needs, skills, location […]

Survival Tools for AFTER SHTF

Survival Tools for AFTER SHTF

Guest Article By:  Michael Chotiner How are you going to tool up for after SHTF? In the end, it depends on the nature of your fears, your personality, your skills and your motivations. For example, if you asked my wife — a glamor girl and public relations spinmeister — to put together a survival tool […]

The All-Purpose Rifle, Sasquatch and Other Mythical Creatures

The All-Purpose Rifle, Sasquatch and Other Mythical Creatures

It’s a short video clip that will live on. Even though it’s out of focus and pixilated: Through the forest, you can make out a tall figure of a walking, hairy… well, whatever it is – we’re led to believe that it’s Big Foot. We preppers also have mythical creatures of our own. Like trying […]

Preparedness

7 Bug Out Tips from Backpackers

7 Bug Out Tips from Backpackers

      There are many skills that are taught as “emergency preparedness” or “survival” skills that were outdoor or backpacking skills long before those movements ever even had a name. I have often advised beginners who are building their Bug Out Bags and making their Bug Out Plans to take up backpacking as a hobby […]

Survival Tools for AFTER SHTF

Survival Tools for AFTER SHTF

Guest Article By:  Michael Chotiner How are you going to tool up for after SHTF? In the end, it depends on the nature of your fears, your personality, your skills and your motivations. For example, if you asked my wife — a glamor girl and public relations spinmeister — to put together a survival tool […]

Doomsday Economics: 3 Essential Barter Items to Have (But Not Consume)

Doomsday Economics: 3 Essential Barter Items to Have (But Not Consume)

Whether you’re preparing for a nuclear war, a natural disaster or a zombie apocalypse, one constant thread that ties all of those scenarios together is economic crisis. If the grid goes down from a Russian nuclear EMP, currency will be worthless. If there’s a mass pandemic of avian flu, currency will be worthless. If we’re […]

By July 11, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Superhero Dad wrecks his truck to save kids

Superhero Dad wrecks his truck to save kids

If there was ever any doubt, this video will be sure to restore your faith in humanity.  Watch as this superhero dad wrecks his truck to save these kids.  But it is what happens next that makes this story even more touching. Community pulls together for superhero dad When the two brothers who own Carstar in west […]

By July 6, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
What gives the dollar bill it’s value?

What gives the dollar bill it’s value?

photo: 401(K) 2013 It is mind boggling that so many people trust their hard earned labor to be spent on paper that has no real tangible value, but what’s worse is that we’ve been conditioned to believe that digital money is just as valuable.     What gives the dollar bill it’s value? The fact […]

By June 24, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Sustainable Living

Make Your Own Freeze Dried Foods AT HOME!

Make Your Own Freeze Dried Foods AT HOME!

At a recent preparedness expo I observed a demonstration of an “in home” freeze drying machine.  Up until now, freeze-drying has been the one food preservation option not available to most preppers.  We can dehydrate, smoke, pickle, cure and can, but we have to pay a high price for freeze-dried foods.  Freeze-dried survival foods are […]

Should we be eating insects

Should we be eating insects

Here’s a topic that just might turn your stomach. Should we be eating insects? Really the disgust of eating insects has nothing to do with flavor but everything to do with cultural habit.  In western society we grow up thinking it’s gross because everyone else says it’s gross, and that’s because they grew up with everyone […]

By June 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
How to peel potatoes fast

How to peel potatoes fast

Potato lovers, rejoice.  The world has forever changed for you! Imagine peeling an entire bucket of potatoes in less than 50 seconds.  I bet you’d think the idea is crazy, but it’s possible and it works!  A man from Denmark has discovered how to peel potatoes fast with this simple process and it won’t cost […]

By June 29, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
Add Wild Mushroom Hunting to Your Skill Set

Add Wild Mushroom Hunting to Your Skill Set

  Last month I covered gathering and eating fiddlehead ferns (click here to see the article), this month I want to touch on a different wild edible. Make collecting wild mushrooms a part of your self-reliance skill set. Sound dangerous? It’s not, if you can learn how to do it safely. While not a high […]

How To Have A Blooming Garden This Year

How To Have A Blooming Garden This Year

How To Have A Blooming Garden This Year Plant a seed and have a blooming garden right? Well….it’s not that easy. You can have a bumper crop, and in some cases, even by accident, but that’s like trying to win the lottery. The odds of doing so is slim to none. For the most part […]

DIY and How-to

DIY Deodorant

DIY Deodorant

There are many rumors circulating the internet and other publications about the harmful effects of deodorants and antiperspirants on our health, but finding a more natural solution to deodorant can be difficult. How do you know if it will work and be effective? Is it cost effective? What are these chemicals and why are they […]

DIY Self Watering Planter

DIY Self Watering Planter

(Editors Note: This article was shared with us by Personal Creations.) Don’t be intimidated! Putting together a self-watering planter is much simpler than it sounds. The basic idea is a container for the plant above a reservoir, with something to wick water up to the roots, regulating the amount of moisture that reaches the plant. […]

How To Have A Blooming Garden This Year

How To Have A Blooming Garden This Year

How To Have A Blooming Garden This Year Plant a seed and have a blooming garden right? Well….it’s not that easy. You can have a bumper crop, and in some cases, even by accident, but that’s like trying to win the lottery. The odds of doing so is slim to none. For the most part […]

Fiddlehead Ferns, How to Make Them Food

Fiddlehead Ferns, How to Make Them Food

Almost everyone has heard of “fiddlehead ferns,” the young fern wild edible, turn gourmet vegetable can be found across much of North America in the mid to late springtime. By Stephanie Dayle  Few wild edibles are so easily spotted, convenient and tasty, or so widely available. They are high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, […]

Heeling In: What To Do With Bare Root Trees

Heeling In: What To Do With Bare Root Trees

It’s that time of the year when a lot of gardeners are getting their hands dirty. On our homestead we are planting fruit trees. Actually, we just planted 12 new apple, 6 peach, and 4 apricot trees. All of them were purchased by us and their roots were bare. At this time of the year […]

Other Recent Posts

Food Storage Basics Part 1; Preparing to Store

We all know our basic cost of living is increasing. Despite the increase and the knowledge that at some point, we are going to be stuck at home with no way to get to the grocery store, we keep spending. We just assume tomorrow will take care of itself, right?

By August 31, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. incarceration rate second only to guess who?

U.S. incarceration rate second only to guess who?

When it comes to living in the land of the free, how free are we really? How does America’s incarceration rate reflect on our liberty? The U.S. ranks number one in the world for the largest prison population.  25% of the world’s prisoners live right here in our great land of liberty.  That’s staggering!  In […]

By July 16, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Keeping a Positive Outcome in an Emergency Situation

Keeping a Positive Outcome in an Emergency Situation

There are few things worse than finding yourself in an emergency situation. Not only do you need to find a way to control your fear, keep calm, and think rationally, but there are also a number of things that you need to do to ensure that the outcome is as positive as possible. Emergency situations […]

Wise Food Giveaway

Wise Food Giveaway

Catskill Prepper is giving away a Wise Foods 120 Servings entrée only Grab and Go Food Kit.   This bucket retails for $259.99. Wise Company Grab and Go Food Kits are perfect for any unplanned emergency. 2 servings per day (entrees only) for 1 adult, 2 months. The contest runs until June 30. To enter the […]

By June 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →