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Best Prepper Resources and Recommendations Page

Best Prepper Resources and Recommendations. Gear, books, blogs, forums, facebook pages, and more.I’ve created this page to collect all my recommended best prepper websites, gear, books, and other online or offline resources so you guys would have one place to send people or to reference for the good stuff.

Also, I’ve pulled in all the recent posts from every recommended prepper blog out there with an RSS feed so you can check them all at one time. Isn’t that cool?

Here’s what I got for ya here. You can jump down to each section from the links below:

  • TL;DR
  • Best Prepper Gear Recommendations
  • The Best Prepper Websites and Online Resources
  • Best Prepper Book Recommendations
  • Best Prepper Blogs Most Recent Posts Feed
  • How you can recommend things to add to the list

TL;DR – I write long posts with lots of detailed information, and this won’t be any exception. Because I know a lot of you will be reading this from a phone, I’m going to list everything out real quick and then go into the what-for afterward. This page is going to be well over 10,000 words so I wanted to give you a shortcut. BTW, TL;DR means “Too Long; Didn’t Read.”

The Best Prepper Gear Recommendations

As you’ll see here I’m not going to have recommendations for each category such as food, water purification/filtration, firestarters, shelter, clothing, etc.

This list will be driven by the gear itself and not individual categories. That way I don’t have to try to find an interim solution for each category just to fill the spot. Each thing will have to be something special or it won’t be listed.

So here’s the first gear I’m gonna put on the list, in no particular order:

5.11 Rush 72 backpack

When I asked everyone on my facebook page what their number one recommended bug out bag was, this bag was suggested more than all others BY FAR. So much that I actually got one for myself. If you’re looking for a very tough and useful tactical bag, I would definitely suggest it. If I ever deploy again, I’ll be taking this bag. It also comes in two smaller sizes: The Rush 48 and The Rush 24.

Osprey Atmos 65 backpack

This is what I use for my personal bug out bag. Like the 5.11 Rush series, this bag comes in several sizes, and even those sizes come in small, medium, and large to fit your body size. This is by far the best backpack I’ve ever owned, and I’ve owned a bunch. It’s strong, lightweight, has a built-in rain cover at the top, and has the right balance of pockets and access points.

If you’re new to prepping and not sure what kind of bug out bag to get, get this one.

Solo Stove Wood Burning Backpacking Stove

I like to be as flexible as possible with scenarios. I do carry a Trangia Alcohol Spirit Burner Stove and some Yellow Heet for fuel because it makes cooking on-the-go really convenient, but I don’t like relying on cooking with only what I can carry.

The Solo Stove not only cooks really well with twigs and other combustible things, it actually makes an alcohol stove more efficient by focusing the heat onto your pot – and the Trangia fits inside it while it’s in your pack. This way I can cook very efficiently with the small amount of alcohol I carry but have a never-ending supply of fuel for it once that runs out.

CREE 7W Flashlight

I forget now where I first heard about these little gems but damn, I was pretty surprised when I finally got a hold of one. So surprised, I ended up writing a whole review of them.

They’re under $5 but built like you could literally run them over with a truck (I haven’t tried it yet but I’d lay money that it would be fine).

Not only are they super cheap and super strong, they’re SUPER BRIGHT for a single-cell flashlight, and run off an AA battery, which is one of my requirements (so I can use the rechargeable setup to always have batteries and could always find batteries if I lost all the ones I had).

These are so good that I’ve seen a lot of people buy like 20 of them (I’m probably getting close to that now) and put one in each vehicle, give one to each family member, and give them out as great little gifts.

MPOWERD Lucy Inflatable Solar Lantern

I hunted for a long time to find a good lantern for my bug out bag and for camping. Flashlights and headlamps are cool and all but when you’re sitting in your tent or RV either reading or going through your stuff, a lantern is much better.

The problem was that all the lanterns I could find were WAY too bulky and heavy to carry in a pack. Then one day, MPOWERD contacted me and asked if I’d like to do a review of their product. I almost said no (because I usually say no when people want me to review their stuff unless it’s super awesome stuff) but I started reading about how they were using these in Africa and became curious. I certainly could have used one of these when I was in Northern Uganda.

These are absolutely wonderful little lamps. They fold up to about the size and weight of a CD case, are water-proof (they float, actually), and they recharge with the built-in solar panel.

Goal Zero 41022 Guide 10 Plus Solar Recharging Kit

Currently, I have several different solar panels that people have sent me for reviews. I like to be able to charge AA batteries for my flashlights or to keep my cell phone running.

There are many options out there for solar panels, and each have their strengths and minuses, but this setup is the best I’ve found for an out-of-the-box solution to making sure you have AA batteries for your electronics and can also charge your cell phone or tablet through a USB output.

Doan Magnesium Fire Starter

I’ve tried a LOT of fire starters out there over the years. After much thinking, research, and feedback, I think the Doan fire starter is the best overall solution. They’re very cheap, very portable, won’t ever run out of fire-starty stuff, and won’t get ruined when they’re wet.

Just don’t get a cheap knockoff one because the magnesium in those doesn’t work. The real thing is so cheap that there’s really no reason to go with anything else anyway.

SOG Seal Pup Survival Knife

I carried this knife’s big brother, the SOG Seal, in Africa, Iraq, and Afghanistan but it’s just a bit too big for my personal bug out bag gear at home.

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know how important it is for me to cut down on weight and space as much as possible without sacrificing quality. This knife is the right balance for me of everything a good knife should be.

Fiskars X7 14″ Hatchet

You can certainly bang out a shelter and chop up firewood with a good, strong knife like the SOG Seal or Seal Pup but batoning is much harder than just using a good old-fashioned hatchet.

The Fiskars X7 is the one I chose to go with, and I recommend it for your bug out bag or camping gear, but you should also consider the Estwing E24A above. It was really a toss-up between the two when I got mine, and I did a crap-ton of research.

Sawyer Mini Portable Water Filter

I’ve tried several different water filtration systems but this is the best overall. It’s inexpensive, extremely portable, can be attached in-line to a Camelbak or similar system, and with the backflush syringe can filter 10’s of thousands of gallons. Per gallon of filtered water, it’s the cheapest thing out there.

Suunto M-3 D/L Compass


There are a few compasses that Suunto makes that are similar to this that would work very well but this is the one I landed on. I used my Army-issue tritium lensatic compass for a long time but wanted to drop the weight and space for something that would still work well. This one does.

The Best Prepper Websites and Online Resources

For this section, I’m going to list each website here and a blurb about it but if you head to the Resources and Recommendations page, you’ll also see the most recent posts for each blog that has an RSS I can tap into. This means that page will be updated pretty much live with the best articles on the web about prepper-related topics.

This doesn’t mean that there aren’t other very good websites out there on prepping and survival. I just haven’t had a chance to check them all out. It also doesn’t mean there are a lot of really good sites out there, because there aren’t. Most of them suck.

The quotes for each are from the owner of the site:

Prepper/Survival Blogs

Backdoor Survival –

Backdoor Survival is a lifestyle website that promotes the pursuit of a preparedness lifestyle. It speaks to the need to prepare without fear and without being overwhelmed by the daunting nature of storing food, water and gear. At the same time, there are plenty of articles for learning life-skills such as fire-making, cooking from scratch, and making your own soaps, salves, and first aid remedies. I think of Backdoor Survival as a kinder, gentler, prepping and survival blog.

Gaye Levy consistently puts out some great information on her site. Her articles are well-researched and thorough – and relevant.

Prepper Website –

Prepper Website exists provide links to quality articles and websites that focus on preparing for emergencies, survival, homesteading, simple life and alternative news.

There are only a couple sites I’d list that don’t write their own material because almost all of them just post random articles and the worst of them just outright steal posts from people who take the time to actually research and write them. Todd Sepulveda’s site is different. It’s actually very useful. It’s like the Drudge Report of prepper information. Not only does he have a LOT of articles listed on his site, he personally vets each one. If you’re looking for a good article on some topic or a great list of sites to look into, this site is where to start.

Survival Sherpa –

This Todd writes survival articles. What I also like, other than the fact he has good information, is that he does videos as well. If you’re looking for bushcraft articles or DIY projects, check this one out.

American Preppers Network –

This site is a gateway to a LOT of information about prepping and survival. It’s not just a prepper website, it’s a community (several communities, actually) of preppers from all around the US. Their mission statement is, “To bring knowledge and understanding of living a Self-Reliant lifestyle into the mainstream and teach it to every household in America.”

Ready Nutrition –

My name is Tess Pennington and I am an author of two preparedness books: The Prepper’s Cookbook and The Prepper’s Blueprint, and founder of Ready Nutrition. I started my website as a testament to the preparedness path that I found myself on. As time went on, I realized how important it was to develop skills, plan accordingly and to be more mindful of the way we are living. Since then a great community has developed and I hope you will come and visit with us.

Tess Pennington has a very good thing going on with this site. She has some very thorough articles on more than just canning etc.

The Organic Prepper –

I have a background in alternative journalism. When I read the news, I automatically relate it to my two greatest passions, preparedness and nutrition-based health. This is evident in my website, where I tie all three subjects together. As well, I like to encourage those beginning their preparedness journey, so you’ll find a lot of articles geared towards those just getting started.

This is the prepper site to go to if you have an anti-GMO/vaccine or similar bent. Daisy doesn’t ONLY write about those topics but a lot of her articles have a sort of rational anarchy rant to them.

Prep for SHTF –

Preparing For SHTF is an Emergency Preparedness and Survival blog that touches on Homesteading, Bushcraft and other various skills needed to survive an impending disaster.

This site has a balance of bite-sized information or videos along with more thorough posts.

Tin Hat Ranch –

Sometimes campy, often entertaining, the Tin Hat Ranch is a unique website tied to an equally unique Youtube channel. While they solidly cover the tenants of emergency preparedness, survival gear, and a bit of homesteading, for subjects such as “How to Hide From Drones” and “How To Survive a Nuclear Bomb”, you might need to break out the Reynolds Wrap. All in all, the site is a great place to follow for new and old prepper’s alike.

Some great information on this site but make sure you check out his youtube channel (listed in the menu at the site). He has over 20,000 subscribers to his channel and sometimes it’s just easier to watch someone than to read about it.

Mom With a Prep –

Mom with a PREP is a blog dedicated to helping families be prepared for whatever life throws at them, through learning more about emergency preparedness, survival, homesteading for the whole family.

This site is more about homesteading and gardening but is geared toward preppers (hence the name) and has prepping-specific information as well. The articles aren’t fluff so you’ll actually get something out of reading them.

Survival at Home –

Survival at Home is a site that focuses on homesteading and preparedness for the modern family.

Patrick has some really good information on his site about gardening, homesteading, food preservation, survival skills, and basic prepping. Unlike most sites out there, he writes good information and gives enough detail so you actually learn something.

SHTF Preparedness –

SHTFpreparedness.com is an aggregator for the best prepping, homesteading and DIY articles from around the web

This is another prepper content curation site but Matty not only chooses each link carefully, he writes his own take on them instead of just pulling the intro from the post like most sites do.

Camping Survival Blog –

CampingSurvival.com. It’s not about the END OF THE WORLD – It’s not about surviving a hypothetical PLANE CRASH – It’s about the SATISFACTION YOU GET knowing you can take care of yourself and/or your family in ANY SITUATION, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

This site is a good mix of prepper information with some down-to-earth camping and outdoor articles. They have a separate site (in the quote) that sells camping- and survival-related gear.

Survival Mom –

The Survival Mom blog gives moms tools, tips, and strategies to help them worry less and enjoy their families more. Lisa Bedford, blog founder and editor, is also the author of Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Emergencies and Worst Case Scenarios.

One of the big ones out there in the online prepper world. Great articles on healthy living and preparedness. There’s a lot more to this site than it looks at first glance.

Offgrid Survival –

OFFGRID SURVIVAL, run by emergency preparedness expert Robert Richardson, Author of The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide, is a website devoted to giving its readers essential tactics and step-by-step instructions for surviving real-world disasters, threats, and crisis. From detailed articles on both urban and wilderness survival, to real-time preparedness news and threat alerts, OFFGRID SURVIVAL gives you real-world advice on how to survive the very real threats present in today’s society.

Very good and thorough articles about much more than just off-grid living. Good articles on camping, prepping, survival, and quite a bit more.

Survival Magazine –

(currently hacked – sorry for now) This site has survival-related articles and a very strong facebook page following but one of its real strengths is its forum.

Food Storage and Survival –

Sharing the peace of preparedness from our family to yours. Simplified, no hype help with food storage, survival, preparedness, and self reliance.

Not only does this site have a ton of great food preservation, survival, and homesteading articles, it has its own podcast.

Ultimate Survival Tips –

This site has not only good survival-related articles, they have some really good product reviews and even some videos. I just found this site but I already like it.

Survival Blog

SurvivalBlog.com is a comprehensive blog on family preparedness that has been posted daily since 2005.  This site has an emphasis on “how to” practical skills and has more than 85,000 archived articles and letters.

This is James Wesley Rawles’ own website. It’s been around forever and has TONS of information on it. He has lots of people send in articles and they choose the best to post on the site.

Prepper/Survival Facebook Pages

You’ll notice that some of these pages belong to the blogs above but that’s not necessarily the case. These Facebook pages were chosen on their own merits because they provide good information outside of just reminding you when they publish posts on their site. Facebook pages that only promote their own website were not chosen.

Survival Watch

Survival Magazine

Homestead & Survival

The Survival Mom

Food Storage and Survival

American Preppers Network

Camping Survival

Prepper-related Forums

PrepperForum.net – This forum has grown quite a lot since I came across it during my last deployment to Afghanistan. They now have almost a quarter million posts and over 8600 members.

The Best Prepper Book Recommendations

There are many different kinds of books that could be listed here as the best book for preppers and those interested in survival but I have to keep the list manageable to be useful to people. I have a lot of these books myself but a few are those that have a crap-ton of really good reviews and were suggested to me.

In the future, I may divide this section into different categories but for the moment, this is essentially the list of books I’d recommend for pretty much anyone interested in prepping or just being prepared for emergencies. If you’re looking for a book to read or to give as a gift, this list will help you.

SAS Survival Guide – I haven’t found any book better for teaching survival skills. I’m not alone in thinking that either. Every time I ask for feedback on the best survival or prepper books out there, this book is recommended more than the others by far.

LDS Preparedness Manual – This book has a lot of information for people who would like to be prepared to bug in instead of bug out. It was written by several members 0f the LDS church so there are a few pages of religious information in it but the majority of the book by far is information on being prepared, and they do a good job with it.

The Prepper’s Blueprint – This book is more of a pure prepper book than the others and has tons of good information in it. This is the book you have in mind when you’re looking for a prepper book.

Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family – This book is a great complement to the Prepper’s Blueprint. Some of the information is obviously the same but it’s written from a different perspective and covers a few different scenarios.

Prepper’s Long term Survival Guide – This is a great book to get started. It has a good reference list in it that you can use to get even more information. This book is definitely written with practicality in mind.

The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition: The Original Manual of Living Off the Land & Doing It Yourself – This book has a LOT of good info in it. If I were going to head off into the woods to start a small colony, this would be the book I’d take.

The Preppers Cookbook – Surviving most scenarios doesn’t have to mean eating bugs and snakes. It also doesn’t mean you have to be bored to death if you have to spend some time eating out of your survival stores. Not only that but there are some good recipes in there that you can use today, especially if you’re into canning or other food preservation.

The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not on the Way – Great book that covers a lot of what you need to know if someone needs medical attention but there isn’t a doctor or hospital around.

One Second After – This book is good for getting you in the mindset of what could happen if SHTF. It’s set just after an EMP hits the US and explores the changes in society and how people deal with things once normal life changes.

Ancestral Plants by Arthur Haines – You can never learn enough about what to eat out in the woods. The more you know, the more food will be available and the less likely it is that you’ll accidentally eat something to make you sick.

Going Home series by Angery American – If you liked One Second After, you’ll really like this set – and you can go through the whole series. It’s written in a very approachable way by A. American. Start with Going Home and read the whole Survivalist set.

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Source: Prep for SHTF
35 Reasons Coffee Filters are Survival Multitaskers | Backdoor Survival
Every prepper knows that multipurpose items save space and money. Because of this, we stash things like salt, duct tape, vinegar, and paracord like they are going out of style. Here is another inexpensive item that you should add to your list of versatile preps: coffee filters. Coffee filters are ubiquitous They are inexpensive, light-weight, and readily available. Heck, you can purchase coffee filters at the dollar store, Amazon, Costco, the corner grocery, and even on EBay. Now I will be first to admit that there are a lot of lists floating around with suggested uses for coffee filters. However, most [...]
Thu, Feb 04, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
two is one
We preppers love acronyms and catchphrases, don't we? Store what you eat, eat what you store is a popular one. TEOTWAWKI stands for The End Of The World As We Know It, of course. I'm not sure why this stuff is so popular, other than it might make you feel like you're part of the club when you learn the meaning behind those letters and sayings. One very popular catchphrase is, “Two is one, one is none.” You'll hear this over and over in survival literature and in related forums and such online. I'm fairly certain this particular saying originated in [...]
Thu, Feb 04, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Do you consider yourself to be a prepper? Are you ready to defend your house, protect your family, and protect those you love from danger? Consider these eight very real threats that everyone should be prepared for. [...]
Wed, Feb 03, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Making Cheese- 2 Pounds of Gouda from 2 Gallons of Milk - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
I met Sean while square lashing a bamboo shelter at a Georgia Bushcraft campout a few years back. His engineer mind coupled with grunt work from the rest of us created a semi-permanent base camp shelter for our large group campouts and classes. The shelter seems to expand with every campout. Besides the “manly” bushcraft skills he owns, Sean develops what some call “soft skills.” Below is his first attempt at a delicious soft skill, making his own gouda cheese. He graciously allowed me to republish a portion of his article since we are all about Doing the Stuff of Self-Reliance here. [...]
Tue, Feb 02, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
How to Prep for Feminine Hygiene Needs | Backdoor Survival
We have grown so reliant on throwaway products for perfectly natural events that sometimes people wonder how on earth they would deal with it if suddenly those products were unavailable. Of course, for many centuries we handled things like menstruation without access to the local Wal-Mart, and with just a little bit of preparation we could do so again. This issue of feminine hygiene is an important one not only from the perspective of personal, feminine comfort, but for overall health and prevention of bacterial infections and other nasties. Guys, if you are not comfortable with the topic of feminine hygiene, [...]
Tue, Feb 02, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
4 Easy Ways to Estimate Height in the Woods - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Ever wonder about the height of a tree on a nature walk? Or how far you'd have to climb to summit a rock face? Curiosity may be the only reason you'd ever need to know or use these techniques mentioned below. Without being overly dramatic, accurate estimations could save you in the outdoors. Take campsite selection, for instance. You find what seems to be a perfect spot to camp. Water and firewood are close at hand. There's even a fire pit with a bit of wood laid up from previous campers. Being smart, you look up to scan the [...]
Mon, Feb 01, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
4 Easy Ways to Estimate Height in the Woods - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Ever wonder about the height of a tree on a nature walk? Or how far you'd have to climb to summit a rock face? Curiosity may be the only reason you'd ever need to know or use these techniques mentioned below. Without being overly dramatic, accurate estimations could save you in the outdoors. Take campsite selection, for instance. You find what seems to be a perfect spot to camp. Water and firewood are close at hand. There's even a fire pit with a bit of wood laid up from previous campers. Being smart, you look up to scan the [...]
Mon, Feb 01, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
4 Easy Ways to Estimate Height in the Woods - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Ever wonder about the height of a tree on a nature walk? Or how far you'd have to climb to summit a rock face? Curiosity may be the only reason you'd ever need to know or use these techniques mentioned below. Without being overly dramatic, accurate estimations could save you in the outdoors. Take campsite selection, for instance. You find what seems to be a perfect spot to camp. Water and firewood are close at hand. There's even a fire pit with a bit of wood laid up from previous campers. Being smart, you look up to scan the [...]
Mon, Feb 01, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Best Tool For Prepping | Backdoor Survival
Have you ever stopped to consider the very best tool in your preparedness arsenal? I am asked this question all of the time. Requests come from readers, other bloggers looking for a quote, and even from independent authors doing research for their next book. Now you might be thinking that I am setting you up to pitch a list of the top 10 items in my survival storage locker. Although that list may be interesting, nothing could be further from the truth. What, in my opinion, is the very best tool for prepping? The very best tool a person has to [...]
Sat, Jan 30, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
If you are just joining the series, we suggest you start with the first video for an introduction into what you can do with Software Defined Radio (SDR)– To do this you need the inexpensive SDR USB Dongle from NooElec adsbSCOPE, RTL 1090, and the NooElec SDR are all you need to begin monitoring aircraft … Continue reading » The post How To Setup ADS-B Scope and RTL 1090 To Detect Air Traffic appeared first on TinHatRanch. [...]
Wed, Jan 27, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
If you are just joining the series, we suggest you start with the first video for an introduction into what you can do with Software Defined Radio (SDR)– To do this you need the inexpensive SDR USB Dongle from NooElec adsbSCOPE, RTL 1090, and the NooElec SDR are all you need to begin monitoring aircraft … Continue reading » The post How To Setup ADS-B Scope and RTL 1090 To Detect Air Traffic appeared first on TinHatRanch. [...]
Wed, Jan 27, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
The federal government has sealed off the Oregon Wildlife refuge, after the feds killed one militia member and opened fire on seven others... [...]
Wed, Jan 27, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Chaga Mushroom- Tinder Fungus and Pharmacy Growing on a Tree - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker On a warm July day in 1993, my interpreter and I took a stroll in a beautiful white birch forest outside our youth camp in Siberia. Papery tree trunks erupted from the landscape as far as the eye could see. I'd once drawn a forest scene like this in sixth grade but had never touched, smelled, and listened to such picturesque trees growing east of the Ural Mountains. As we walked, Sergei stopped and pointed out a black mass growing on the side of a tree. Little did I know how important this crusty, charcoal looking fungus called Chaga [...]
Sun, Jan 24, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
The NooElec SDR Receiver can be a very useful (and fun) tool. With it you can listen to a broad portion of the radio spectrum, download weather directly from satellites, detect drones, and MORE! If you missed the first video in this series on SOME of the things you can do with this usb dongle, … Continue reading » The post How To Install Your SDR Dongle and SDR# appeared first on TinHatRanch. [...]
Sat, Jan 23, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
The NooElec SDR Receiver can be a very useful (and fun) tool. With it you can listen to a broad portion of the radio spectrum, download weather directly from satellites, detect drones, and MORE! If you missed the first video in this series on SOME of the things you can do with this usb dongle, … Continue reading » The post How To Install Your SDR Dongle and SDR# appeared first on TinHatRanch. [...]
Sat, Jan 23, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
25 Ways to Prepare without spending a dime!
One of the recurring excuses for not getting prepared is that preparedness costs too much. It's true that some aspects of preparedness are going to require an investment of money, however, cost is no excuse for not doing something! There are lots of ways to get prepared for free! Start with these 25 ways to prepare without spending a dime. Got a free way to prepare? Share in the comments! Plan and Organize 1. Get to know your neighbors. Invite them over for dinner, or plan a block party to get to know a lot at [...]
Wed, Jan 20, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. When the power goes out and you're in the dark, what is the first thing you reach for? A good lights out kit has all the essentials you'll need! The post 10 Items to Include in a Lights Out Kit appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, Jan 04, 2016
Source: Survival at Home
Successful survivalist's rules of life!
The Successful Survivalist's Rules of Life 1. Carry a pocket knife. 2. Get comfortable with lighting a fire. 3. Learn to shoot and clean a gun. 4. Be able to perform basic first aid. 5. Keep your blades sharp. 6. Work hard and smart. 7. Shop at yard sales and thrift stores. 8. Exercise regularly. 9. Share with others. 10. Grow and preserve your own food. 11. Eat a balanced diet. 12. Expect that things will not go as planned. Have a backup plan. Then have a backup plan for your backup plan. 13. Value relationships. 14. Forgive freely. Allow yourself and others the opportunity to change. 15. Practice using what you have. 16. [...]
Fri, Jan 01, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Successful survivalist's rules of life!
The Successful Survivalist's Rules of Life 1. Carry a pocket knife. 2. Get comfortable with lighting a fire. 3. Learn to shoot and clean a gun. 4. Be able to perform basic first aid. 5. Keep your blades sharp. 6. Work hard and smart. 7. Shop at yard sales and thrift stores. 8. Exercise regularly. 9. Share with others. 10. Grow and preserve your own food. 11. Eat a balanced diet. 12. Expect that things will not go as planned. Have a backup plan. Then have a backup plan for your backup plan. 13. Value relationships. 14. Forgive freely. Allow yourself and others the opportunity to change. 15. Practice using what you have. 16. [...]
Fri, Jan 01, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Top 10 of 2015 at Food Storage and Survival!
It's that time of year when we look back over the past year and reflect on what has happened in our lives, how far we've come, and what the highlights of the year were. And on the blog, we look back at the top posts of the year. What did you, the readers, like to read and share from this site this past year? So let's get to it! Here are the top ten posts of 2015 on Food Storage and Survival! 10. 12 Favorite Comfort Foods You Want in Your Food Storage PLUS How to [...]
Wed, Dec 30, 2015
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Top 10 of 2015 at Food Storage and Survival!
It's that time of year when we look back over the past year and reflect on what has happened in our lives, how far we've come, and what the highlights of the year were. And on the blog, we look back at the top posts of the year. What did you, the readers, like to read and share from this site this past year? So let's get to it! Here are the top ten posts of 2015 on Food Storage and Survival! 10. 12 Favorite Comfort Foods You Want in Your Food Storage PLUS How to [...]
Wed, Dec 30, 2015
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. I've been looking for a strong and versatile cook system that was lightweight and compact to add to my gear. Enter the Solo Stove Titan and Solo Pot 1800! The post Gear Review: Solo Stove Titan and Solo Pot 1800 appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, Dec 14, 2015
Source: Survival at Home
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IF you're looking for MORE crazy, cool and downright useful NEW gear for everyday carry, survival, prepping, bushcraft, bug out or as a gift for someone on your list, who likes to be prepared… you've come to the right place. Here are 17+ survival gadgets, gizmos, gifts and gear… Swiss Card Lite – Includes 13 EDC Tools 13 Emergency Tools – In a Credit Card Sized Pocket Tool A credit card slot in your wallet, pack or purse is a great place to everyday carry the Victorniox Swiss Card Lite Pocket Tool. Made in Switzerland… the 13-Tool [...]
Fri, Dec 04, 2015
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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The world doesn't seem to be getting any better, so it's a prudent decision for all freedom-loving, law-abiding folks to consider purchasing, customizing and being trained to responsibly handle either an AK-47 or AR-15… just in case things continue in the direction they are going. When we start talking about military style weapons (like the Ar-15 or AK-47) for survival, we are talking about a time in the future, when things have gotten really bad. Oftentimes referred to as the world without the rule of law (WROL). We want to be clear with you, the reader, that we are not advocates of [...]
Fri, Dec 04, 2015
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Get the NEW iPhone Android App
Does a Mobile App Full Of: Survival Hacks, Bug Out Tips, Sharp Bladed Tools, Devices that Shoot Projectiles, Dangerous Places and “Food” You Didn't Even Know Was Edible – Sound Interesting? If so… download our NEW mobile app and join David (Founder of Ultimate Survival Tips – One of the Largest Survival Channels on YouTube) – as he shows you “hacks” that use junk, free stuff in the woods or few pieces of vital gear – to survive just about anything from a Zombie Apocalypse to a frigid night alone in grizzly bear infested woods, with nothing but your shoes. But seriously… [...]
Fri, Dec 04, 2015
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
A_1-DMT Credit Card Wallet Sharpener
If you're bored of “typical” survival gear, want to cut through the clutter and learn what David personally uses… or maybe you have a special someone on your “survival” gift list and need some help. Well you've come to the right place… Because today we're gonna break into the survival cache and take a look at 10+ cool survival survival gizmos, gadgets and gear that could also make great gifts. For your convenience, I've included a pile of links to the stuff in this post with each item. Cool!? Well let's get started… EDC Diamond Credit Card Sized Knife Sharpener Got a dull knife [...]
Fri, Nov 27, 2015
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. If you've ever wanted fresh herbs and produce in winter, or wanted to start your seedlings early, you already know two reasons why you need a greenhouse! The post Greenhouse Tips — Why You Need A Greenhouse appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Oct 14, 2015
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. If you plan to make your own mini survival kit, don't forget the prepper's favorite --- Altoids tin survival kit. Here's my Altoids survival kit checklist. The post Altoids Tin Survival Kit (with Paracord Case) appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, Sep 28, 2015
Source: Survival at Home
VSSL Supplies Survival Kit
It's VERY rare that I get excited about a survival kit anymore – but when I saw the NEW VSSL Gear – Supplies Survival Kit online I said, “Yes! Finally an NEW Innovative and Original Approach to Survival Kits… AND rushed to get one in here. When I knew that my VSSL Kits (yes, I got the supplies, first aid and zombie) arrived, I was so jazzed that I let the cameras roll to get my first impressions. Birthed Via Kickstarter 3-Mode Flashlight Birthed via Kickstarter the VSSL kits come in a 9″ long by 2″ diameter anodized aluminum case that is rugged and [...]
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. My wife and I love asparagus, so we decided to try a fermented pickled asparagus recipe. We're so happy with the result that we're making it regularly now! The post Delicious Fermented Pickled Asparagus Recipe appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Thu, Sep 17, 2015
Source: Survival at Home
I'm part of a group of amazing women who are interested in keeping their families prepared for any of life's emergencies (big or small), and about creating a life that's more self-sufficient, self-reliant and sustainable. I'm proud to call them friend, to look to them for information and knowledge and advice.Recently, we've all gotten together to create the 150 Series, and I'll be sharing them with you here on the blog. 150 Preparedness Items You Need to Stock150 Preparedness & Homesteading Skills You Need (coming soon)150 Reasons to be More Prepared (coming soon)I want to thank all the ladies who [...]
Tue, Aug 18, 2015
Source: Mom With a Prep
I didn't discover cherries until last year. My only experience with them had been when my grandmother would ruin a perfectly good cheesecake by topping it with whole can full of canned cherries. My grandfather loved it. I loathed it, and it put me off what cherries really tasted like. I disliked the texture in cherry pies, too.I've always loved them as a dehydrated snack in trailmix or granola, but could never learn to love the only way I'd ever had them – overly processed.But last year, Aldi's had them on sale, so I bought them for my son to [...]
Mon, Aug 17, 2015
Source: Mom With a Prep
What's the real difference between the bargain dehydator sheet and the name brand sheet for the Excalibur Dehydrator? I put them to the test to find out for you! I am all about saving a buck, even if the product isn't quite up to the name brand product. There's little in this world I must purchase as a name brand when it comes to my daily household items. Even when I first invested in a dehydrator, I didn't go to the name brand Excalibur Dehydrator like everyone suggested, but invested, instead, in a less expensive Nesco FD-80 (which I was [...]
Tue, Aug 11, 2015
Source: Mom With a Prep
Mom told me never to write on the furniture — but I disboyed!! I found an awesome way to write on my cabinets with this cabinet door hack and keep myself organized!Growing up, I remember my grandmother having a little note holder on the inside of her cabinet with a pen and her handwritten grocery notes. I'd always wanted one, but hadn't found one that works on my cabinets (the self stick stuff just wouldn't stay). Then I found a solution – look what I just did!I found this Scotch brand Dry Erase Tape at our local Lowes, but it's [...]
Mon, Aug 10, 2015
Source: Mom With a Prep
You know that time that you are looking at a local grocery ad and seeing mushrooms on sale for 1.29/lb and you squeal? You just might be a food storage junkie!When Aldi's has a mushroom sale, I stock up HUGE! It's not unlike me to call and reserve 3-4 trays (each tray holds 12 8oz packages) to bring home because they prefer you don't purchase that many at once just walking into the store (but you can do it. They won't turn up their noses at your money, they just want to make sure you aren't clearing their shelves for [...]
Thu, Aug 06, 2015
Source: Mom With a Prep

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I have decided to sell 73.28 acres of land in central Virginia for $139,500.00. It is listed on Craigslist Washington, DC Lynchburg, VA Richmond, VA and Durham, NC. There are 24 photos of the land along with a Goggle Earth view of it. This land is located in Charlotte County Virginia which is a very rural farming county (no stops light in entire county) with great hunting and fishing. This property is within 2 1/2 hours driving time of Washington DC, Charlotte, NC and Virginia Beach VA. I live very close to this property and this area of the country [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
And it is the time for the GOP legislature to say no.Obama Wants 'Billions For Gun Control' In 2017 Budget - Breitbart [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
http://www.destinationamerica.com/tv...r-hillbillies/ Has anybody seen this? I just found this this morning and watched a few episodes. LOL. It's funny, stupid, entertaining and some may actually get an idea at the same time. [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
I have a .223 AR for my general SHTF weapon. It is super light weight, minimalist, milspec (even the trigger), and rock solid reliable. I have have a spare bolt and battery in my Magpul handgrip. The spare bolt is a no brainer to me. But I want to hear from others as to the other 2 spare parts and why. But they have to fit in the handgrip with that bolt. You can dump the battery since many SHTF rifles just have irons anyway. [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
Vortex 1-6 x 24mm Strike Eagle - $263.99 after code "SK1499" (Members Only) [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
My not quite 14 year old is going to her first dance next week and wants a dress. We are very rural and the closest decent store is 3 hours away. I'm looking online! And need help. She, of course, wants to be cute & trendy. Her dad and I, of course, want her to be modest. Why can't I find both? Any suggestions for a clothing website where I can find stuff both trendy & modest. I don't need floor length burka-like, but is knee length too much too ask? [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
Yesterday while roaming around on the roof of my house I decided to check my water tank. When I moved in I was guessing my tank was about 200 gallons. But looking close at tank it is actually 300 gallons. Even better :thumb: These tanks are great...my water can be off for several days...and I will never even notice it. I took the opportunity to check inside...really clean... Add some bleach and check operation of the float shut off valve. All was good. Really common here to see these big black tanks on the roof...would be a great [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
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I was looking through the basement of my intended BOL (a house my granparents left me in the middle of nowhere) and found this old rifle. My dad said it used to belong to my great grandfather so Im guessing he bought it in the 1920s? Its a roatary block and and the cal looks like 12ga but the barrel has rifling with no twist? The only production markings I can find is a small symbol at the base of the barrel that I can barly make out. Attached Thumbnails [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
I am at the point of considering myself a single issue voter. I see this election cycle as pivotal for 2nd amendment rights. Call me old fashion, but I start with the 2nd amendment and work up from there. The next POTUS will likely nominate 2-4 supreme court members. This will either strengthen 2nd amendment freedom or push it toward extinction. It is not that I do not care about other issues, such as the economy, etc...,but fear what nation will be left to my children and your children without a strong 2nd amendment. [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
1400 Years of INBREEDING - Worth the read This came from a Lockheed employee who has had 3 assignments to Saudi Arabia. Worth the read! During the pilot transition program with the KV-107 and C-130 with Lockheed, we found that most Saudi pilot trainees had very limited night vision, even on the brightest of moonlit nights. Their training retention rate was minimal including maintenance personnel. Some had dim memories and had to be constantly reminded of things that were told to them the day before. An American, British or any other western instructor is burned out pretty quick. It actually took Muslim C-130 [...]
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums

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Tue, Feb 09, 2016
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The 8 Fastest Ways to Purify Water If the SHTF and you're running from a violent mob, fighting off looters, and trekking for miles through the wilderness, you're gonna get pretty thirsty. Hopefully you can take some water with you, but you're going to run out eventually, which means you'll have to find water and … Continue reading » The post The 8 Fastest Ways to Purify Water appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Mon, Feb 08, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
What You Need to Know About Matches for Survival It would be pretty safe to say that most preppers have a stash of matches in one, if not multiple, locations throughout their various bags, packs, and locations. When it comes to matches for survival: there is more you need to know than keeping them dry and … Continue reading » The post What You Need to Know About Matches for Survival appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Mon, Feb 08, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Prepping for a Blizzard: A Practical Survival Guide If you live in a climate prone to severe winter weather, you have to face reality: Sooner or later, you are probably going to get snowed in and you may not have power. That's a given. Your response to it is up to you. There are several … Continue reading » The post Prepping for a Blizzard: A Practical Survival Guide appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Mon, Feb 08, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
DIY Solar Panel That Follows The Sun For a photovoltaic solar panel, following the sun's path across the sky raises efficiency by 30-50%. This DIY sun tracker is easy to make and will help you stay less reliant on the grid during the colder months due to the different placement of the sun. The solar panel … Continue reading » The post DIY Solar Panel That Follows The Sun appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Sat, Feb 06, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
16 Cool Homesteading DIY Projects For Preppers Take this time to get on top of your preps and maybe tackle a few of these homesteading DIY projects. My favorite projects are the top two in the picture above. I need a way of storing my fruits properly so they don't over ripen to quickly and … Continue reading » The post 16 Cool Homesteading DIY Projects For Preppers appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Sat, Feb 06, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness

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