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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 […]

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 […]

How to Be Your Own Blacksmith on a Budget

How to Be Your Own Blacksmith on a Budget

Some of the most common rusted, weather beaten items we throw in a garage sale today… will become precious commodities when the SHTF. Think about it. What kinds of tools are we going to depend on when the flag goes up on civilization? Knives Gardening tools Camping tools Nails Cookware Silverware That list barely scratches […]

SHTF Attitude Check: 3 Reasons You Need to Think Like an Entrepreneur

SHTF Attitude Check: 3 Reasons You Need to Think Like an Entrepreneur

Undoubtedly, there are endless lists, tutorials, strategies and methods on preparing for the coming SHTF scenario – and the web is just loaded full of them. Between tying knots and building a bunker, it’s not hard to find the specifics on how to do things, and the why, when and where are all based on […]

Making Sourdough Bread

Making Sourdough Bread

We decided to finally tackle this project because the affectionately used term to describe a local here in Alaska is a “sourdough” or maybe the timing was just right and we wanted to take advantage of the cold, dark winter days here in Fairbanks.  Whatever the reason, we are now required to work at least […]

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, […]

10 Things to Prep if You Get Migraine Headaches

10 Things to Prep if You Get Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches can be completely debilitating and those of us that suffer from them could be at a severe disadvantage during a prolonged emergency.  While their exact cause is still a mystery most doctors think they are related to the spasming of the large blood vessels in the brain. A severe migraine could render a person […]

Full Gut Bugout: Why Trapping Is Essential for Long-Term Survival

Full Gut Bugout: Why Trapping Is Essential for Long-Term Survival

We’ve all seen those “survival” shows, claiming that one dude can wildly run around the woods, procuring all the necessities of sustenance through fashioning a makeshift spear from an old boat propeller and skewering a 10-point buck …but entertaining as that is, it just doesn’t work like that. Securing meat sources is not one of […]

By February 26, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
10 Things to Do if a Winter Storm Is Happening and You’re Not Prepared

10 Things to Do if a Winter Storm Is Happening and You’re Not Prepared

  Just weeks ago a winter storm hit the South East United States leaving traffic locked in grid lock for days, people were also stuck at the office and in school for days. Tonight ice and cold rains down on the same areas with massive grid lock and power outages looming. For this second round of […]

Non-electric, fuel based lamps

Non-electric, fuel based lamps

There are a variety of different styles of lamps and lanterns that allow one to not use electricity.  This post will be concentrating on those that require some sort of fuel, oil lamps and lanterns.   It will also diagram the basic pieces of a lamp for clarity. Lamps evolved from a very basic concept.  Get […]

By February 1, 2014 1 Comments Read More →


Earlier this month, APN Author Stephanie Dayle got some scary news about her twin babies.  Let's see what we can do to help out.