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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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Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
Do you enjoy saving a buck more than most people? Do you have a black belt in frugality? Around here, most of us consider “cheapskate” to be a positive word!… Read the restThe post 20 Signs You Might Be A Cheapskate appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
It can be daunting to see whole lists of things to do, things to make, things to learn, and things to buy when you're first begin to prepare your home and family. I'll share some of my favorite finds at Dollar Tree to help you get started! Dollar stores are definitely places to be aware […] The post 25 Favorite Preparedness Items at Dollar Tree appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
Source: Mom With a Prep
back to school prepping
Amidst the joy of summer time swims, cold Popsicles, and sleeping in, the new school year sneaks up on us. I dread the whirlwind back to school shopping as advertisements plague the airways, and other media. I feel my wallet emptying before I even make the shopping list. Not to mention the kids exclaiming, “I want this one!” Here are a few things I have learned to prep for back to school season. It will help save money, time, and some sanity. School Supplies Every year, we use the same basic school supplies. Most stores overstock these items. I've learned to wait until [...]
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
The 2017 Solar Eclipse will be an amazing thing to watch for those of us in North America. But are you one of the millions of people who will be effected by the sudden influx of people from all over the world into your tiny towns which will likely be unable to handle the increase […] The post How to Prepare for the Solar Eclipse appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
Source: Mom With a Prep
how to save seeds
As summer begins rolling into autumn, it's time to get busy saving seeds from your summer harvest and learning how to save seeds. First, remember that HEAT and MOISTURE are the enemies to seed viability after storage. In other words, just the things that make a seed germinate when planted are the same things that will kill them during storage and prevent germination later when planted. Even if the poorly stored seeds germinate, they may produce weak, spindly plants that do not produce fruit or vegetables. You may get carrot sprouts but never any root bigger than a thread even after [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
Depending on where you live, the idea of planting anything new in July or August is unheard of, a waste of materials and resources. Some may even call it a taboo! There are various reasons given but when you really think about it and ask yourself, “Why not?” you may realize that not many people have a very good reason. Sure, in some climates late summer is so hot that sprouts would just wither and die off but you can overcome that in the same way you protected those little sprouts from the cold: start them inside! There are plenty of [...]
Fri, Aug 11, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
Secrets of the Forest- The Best Outdoor Education Book I've Read - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker I recently began working with at-risk youth in our county's alternative school, Rise Academy. My “job” is to offer project-based learning opportunities to develop self-reliant skills in our students. My curriculum guide is a blank slate. There are no state approved guides for Doing the Stuff of Self-Reliance in academia. I must write my own. Out of necessity, I began to pull from my own experience and those of my mentors. Fortunately, one of my teachers, Mark Warren, director of Medicine Bow, recently published the first in a series of four books, Secrets of the Forest. Secrets of the Forest, [...]
Wed, Aug 09, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Chain Castle Burglar Closed Close Metal Stainless Home invasion should never be taken lightly. It can terrorize your family, lead to physical abuse or cause the loss of a loved one. Although there are measures you can do to prevent unwanted people from getting inside your home, you should still be prepared in case an invasion does happen. If you are unsure about what you need to do, here are some tips you can use to prepare your family in the event of a home invasion. Start with a plan You should establish a plan long before an invasion happens. Since panic and stress [...]
Mon, Aug 07, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
tpsdave / Pixabay You are reading this because you want to prepare your home and family for storms you feel are getting a little worse as each year goes by. The accumulating data even has NASA detailing how storms are getting worse. From the early Pioneer days, Americans have been a resilient people who do what it takes to be ready when Mother Nature rages. Here is how you can be ready for the worst summer storms. Develop Your Evacuation Plan It is important to address it up front that you need to not only know when to get out but how [...]
Sun, Aug 06, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
geralt / Pixabay You never know when an emergency situation may occur. According to FEMA, 80% of Americans live in a location that has been impacted by a disaster related to weather. However, you can do your best now to plan for as many types of disasters as possible. While there are several different components to an emergency plan, let's take a look at a few universal items that everyone needs to be ready for the worst. Make Sure That You Can Communicate It is critical that you have the means to communicate with your family members in the event of a [...]
Sat, Aug 05, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
When I need to clean my home, my first reaction is not to reach for the store bought cleaner if I can make one at home that does the same job less expensively and probably without the hit to our health. Baking soda is my go-to cleaner for just about everything. Put together with the […] The post 40+ Uses for Baking Soda and Why You Should Stockpile It appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Thu, Aug 03, 2017
Source: Mom With a Prep
Earlier in the week, a group of kids were brutally attacked while hanging out at a boardwalk in Quincy, Massachusetts. The story received zero national coverage... [...] The post This is Why you Teach Your Kids Self Defense: Thugs Brutally Beat Innocent Teens appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Thu, Aug 03, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
The federal government is yet again targeting the vestiges of the Wild West, as the Bureau of Land Management plans to remove one of the most iconic symbols of the American West from land in Nevada. [...] The post Bureau of Land Management planning to Remove 6,737 wild horses from Land in Nevada appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Jul 31, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Pexels / Pixabay A garage door is an inviting target for thieves to enter your home. On the outside, a closed garage door looks secure, but it can be anything but. Thieves like to try garage doors because too many people leave them unlocked to make it easy to get in and out. Garrett Waldrop, founder of National Garage Doors of Atlanta, says “Garage doors can be secured, but many homeowners don't take the time to secure their garage doors. Forgetting to lock the door is common, and some people even leave it open all the time. This is an invitation [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
At the Defcon hacker conference later this week, a hacker plans to present his findings on how he easily hacked one of the most popular smart guns, the Armatix IP1 [...] The post Why Smart Guns are a Bad Idea: The Left's attempt to push Gun Control through Smart Gun Technology appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Today, Verily began releasing 20 million lab-made Genetically engineered Mosquitoes in two neighborhoods in Fresno, California. [...] The post Google Releases 20 Million Genetically engineered Mosquitoes in California: Isn't this how Apocalyptic Sci-fi Films Start? appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
A Beginner's Guide to a Well-Hung Hammock ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Several years ago I decided to give hammock camping a shot. It was miserable! I'd been better off laying in a zipped body bag. That first morning felt as if my shoulders had been clamped in a vise while wrapped in a cheap tortilla shell. Claustrophobic, sore, and sleepless was not my idea of happy camping. Here's the thing. I'm stubborn and didn't give up on hammock camping. With a few adjustments on my hanging technique, my hammock raised my sleeping to new levels. Here's how to avoid the misery of my horrible hammock hang… A Well-Hung Hammock “One of the hallmarks of [...]
Mon, Jul 17, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
We all know ants can be a pain in the arse and some can even damage your home over a period of time. Sometimes finding the colony can be an impossible task. So why not let the ants do the work for you. This little recipe a friend of mine gave me does just that. […] The post Ant Killer Recipe appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Sat, Jul 15, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Japanese Fisherman are furious with Tokyo Electric Power Co., latest plan to remove nuclear waste from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, and say it will destroy an already devastated fishing industry. [...] The post Fukushima plant set to release radioactive material into ocean appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Fri, Jul 14, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Whether you have electricity or not certain tasks still must be accomplished. Some people liken a power failure to a snow day, where it's a free day. Free from the hassles of school, chores, and responsibilities in general. It is not a free time, of course for adults, for responsible adults anyway. What makes the […] The post Grid Down: 5 Tasks That Simply Cannot Wait appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Fri, Jul 07, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
A Tenderfoot's Guide to Chopping Firewood at Camp ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker “Next to the rifle, a backwoodsman's main reliance is on his axe. With these two instruments, and little else, our pioneers attacked the forest wilderness that once covered all eastern America, and won it for civilization.” ~ Horace Kephart, from Camping and Woodcraft, 1917 Not much has more appeal to a young camper than having the opportunity to use an ax. The lure is irresistible. Yet, ax lore is rarely passed down to our younger generation. The following is a common sense guide which will help a tenderfoot, young or old, learn to safely use an ax for the most [...]
Mon, Jul 03, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
9 Extras Guaranteed to Make First-Timer Campers Happy ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker “We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home.” ~ George Washington Sears – “Nessmuk”, Woodcraft A tenderfoot's first camping trip will be remembered forever, good or bad. Whether car camping or backpacking, comfort in the woods should be the aim. There are no “Roughing It” badges awarded in camp life. The more pleasant the experience, the more likely you'll want to go again. New to camping? Our last article on knife craft may be of interest to you. Click on this highlighted link [...]
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Nature is the source of all life, but it can also be a force to be reckoned with. There have been many natural disasters since the dawn of mankind – tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and even ice ages, and the scariest thing is that these can pretty much strike at any moment. We've seen quite a […] The post Five Preparedness Lessons Learned from Recent Natural Disasters appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Mon, Jun 19, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
A Beginner's Guide to Knife Craft for Children ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker I'll never forget my first one. It had two blades, one long, one short, which folded into the wood grain handle with a snapping sound only good pocket knives make. I had crossed over, in my mind, from boy to man with my knife in the bottom of my jeans pocket. I had finally become a part of a long line of Southern knife toters. No man in my family would ever be caught without a sharp pocketknife while wearing pants. The tool was used for everything from peeling a fresh Georgia peach, gutting a blue gill, cutting bailing [...]
Wed, Jun 14, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Improvise, adapt and overcome is an unofficial slogan of the United States Marine Corp or of the Marines themselves. However, the traits are important ones for Preppers and others to have, and then, of course, you must be able to produce or show results in other words. If your home is damaged or destroyed because […] The post Can You Improvise Adapt Overcome and Then Produce? appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Tue, Jun 13, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Fallout shelters were fairly common in the 50's and 60's, or the concept was anyway. It's hard to tell just exactly how many families had one in their backyard. If they claimed to have had one, then were they simply a root cellar or something more sophisticated? Today, however, fallout shelters have given way to […] The post Do You Need That to Survive: An Underground Bunker appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Sat, Jun 10, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
How to Survive a Layoff
Don't panic. With a little “belt tightening” and a realistic plan, you will make it through this… Being laid off, underemployed or just watching your paycheck buy less and less at the store has become a reality in most homes. As businesses are downsizing, more and more work gets sent overseas and energy prices continue to soar, what can you do when you realize your income is not able to comfortably sustain your family? Here are several practical tips… Don't Panic First, in any survival situation, and trust me, being laid off, under-employed or broke half-way through the month can be a very real [...]
Wed, Jun 07, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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Did you know that there is an edible and almost magical “weed” which grows freely in backyards, meadows and along roadsides that has a history of use as far back as the ancient Persians? Alexander the Great Used it for Headaches Pedanius Dioscorides (40 BC-90BC), an Egyptian-trained physician in the Roman army counted on its varied healing properties for battle wounds. It is documented that in ancient India, when a mongoose was bitten by a cobra, it sought this herb to neutralize the venom! It has been used through the ages to heal everything from dog bites and scorpion stings, black spots, [...]
Sat, Jun 03, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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We've all done it… bought crappy gear because it was cheap, marketed well, or we got emotional and made an impulse buy. To help out, here are 14 ways to get the perfect gear, every time. Start Small – Getting started in emergency preparedness and survival stuff can be overwhelming and can leave you stone cold broke. So start small. A great survival book or two, a knife, and a well thought out general survival and first aid kit are all good first steps. And writing out a simple survival plan will cost you nothing… except a bit of time. Focus [...]
Thu, Jun 01, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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Wild plants are a great, free source of nutrition and energy while camping, hiking, or “surviving” in the wilderness. But eat the wrong plant and you could be sick as a dog or worse – die. However, abide by these 5 Rules of Wild Edibles and you'll eat like a King (or Queen) and live… Rule #1: NEVER eat anything that you are not 100% certain what it is, what parts are edible and when you can eat it. Some plants have only certain parts that are edible. Some parts of plants are only edible at certain stages of growth. Many edible [...]
Tue, May 30, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Do you like fish? We do. We like fishing and eating what we catch. Most times we are just fishing for lake or river trout, which we don't filet, but sometimes we get fish that are bigger or hard scaled, and those are perfect for fileting! This filet method works great on a variety of […] [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
GET TRAINED – HAVE FUN – TEST YOUR SKILLS – COMPETE FOR OVER $1,100 in PRIZES – Almost Sold Out (See Below) – The ONLY 3-Day – Family Friendly – Survival Training in the USA That Covers: Watch Mini Documentary About the Training – CLICK PHOTO The Core 4: SHELTER – FIRE – WATER – FOOD + + Wilderness First Aid + Navigation with a Compass, the Sun and Stars + Hand to Hand Self Defense (And Disarming an Attacker) + Primitive and Modern Survival Weapons (Including Firearms) + Bug Out Basics + Choosing Survival Knives and Gear + FREE Food and Medicine (AKA Wild [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Written by Alexis Griffee on Survival at Home. A camouflage garden is a productive tactical alternative to traditional row gardening and can increase your self-reliance in a SHTF situation. The post Why Your Home Survival Plan Needs A Camouflage Garden appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Summer travel time is coming! I love traveling with my family, but we're cheap/frugal/poor, so we don't usually fly anywhere, we just go places within driving distance. We do road trips more often than anything, and we've been doing them for a LOT of years. When I first wrote this, we also didn't have a […] [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Dana Thompson on Survival at Home. Keeping meat rabbits has been a viable means of self-reliance for centuries. This guide will teach you everything you need to know to get started! The post Startup Guide to Keeping Meat Rabbits in Your Backyard appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, May 08, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Solavore has upgraded the reflectors that come with their solar oven/reflector package, so when they asked if I'd test them out of course I had to give the new reflectors a test. Last time I shared a review of the Solavore Sport solar oven, I shared all the ins and outs of the setup and […] [...]
Thu, May 04, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
It has been four years since we last did an assessment of the military capabilities of North Korea. Has four years of unhindered advancement made Kim Jong Un as much a threat to the world as he is to the jelly donut? Find out in the latest Tin Hat Ranch video: [...]
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Written by Dana Zamprogno on Survival at Home. If you've never tried making soap at home before, this beginner's guide will give you the confidence you need to start making soap like a pro! The post A Beginner's Guide To Making Soap at Home appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Dana Thompson on Survival at Home. Raising meat chickens in your backyard is an achievable (and easy) way to maintain a self-sufficient supply of protein for you and your family! The post A Guide for Raising Meat Chickens appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
It's gardening time! Have you ever planted your garden and then not remembered what was growing where? Me, too. Every year I make a garden map, but then somehow it gets displaced and I end up wondering what I have growing where until it sprouts. Enter garden markers. These can be simple or complex, plain […] [...]
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Walk USA Discover
Introduction My name is Edward Mjelde, I am a 24 year old recent college graduate from sunny San Diego, California. This is my story about how I gave away and sold nearly all my possessions and left home with a backpack to walk coast-to-coast across the country following the 5,100 mile American Discovery Trail in pursuit of beauty, truth, and a life of risk and adventure. My goal is to share the knowledge I have gathered from my adventure in hope that it will inspire people to take risks in order to chase their own dreams and aspirations. I have dubbed my epic adventure [...]
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
Source: Survival Magazine
Sometimes an accessory is surprisingly good. So was the case with the Hardened Power Systems USB Multi-Tap. This USB charger might just be the world's most powerful gadget charger. Where to find: (Mention THR in the order details for the free adapter) HPS USB Multi-Tap 12V/7A Power Supply HPS Operator G1 [...]
Fri, Apr 14, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Dating your food and other rotatable preparedness supplies like batteries or cleaners, helps keep things fresh and usable in your storage. Here's how I do it. First, I use a Sharpie to mark the date or circle the expiration date on food items when I bring them home from the store so I can easily […] [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Dave James on Survival at Home. I've got guns - lots of 'em! But when the SHTF, survival bows for preppers will be worth their weight in gold! However, not all bows are created equal. The post An Introduction to Survival Bows for Preppers appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
A Las Vegas-based company called SPI has a color night vision sensor called the X27 and has the X28 in Development. The 1.5-minute video above shows what the 10-megapixel sensor can capture in extremely dark places. According to SPI The X27 is the highest performing true gen 4 color night vision low light sensor imaging system. The low noise real time 60hz HD detector is the first of its kind breakthrough technology that offers day like imagery in the darkest of environments. The X27 color low light camera images from 390 to 1.2 Um and sees IR military spot lasers. The [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: Survival Magazine
Call it a radio go box or Ham-O-Can, the Operator G1 by Hardened Power Systems IS the Ham-O-Can…only better. The original Ham-O-Can video is here. This comms box is one awesome piece of kit. Check it out: Products in the video: HPS Operator G1 Midland MXT 105 Operator Magnetic Kickstands New 15 Watt Midland MXT … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Electric cars are gaining prevalence on the roads throughout the world. Check out this video to find out why they are not the answer, without even knowing the question. In the video I mentioned a letter. If you would like to see THR work with Tesla on a complete off the grid system, it is … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
It is an exciting time in solar power. Storage is shifting from Lead Acid batteries to Lithium Ion. Panels are appearing everywhere in all shapes, sizes, and forms. What happens when you don't have the space or funds for a large system? What can you do with smaller solar power systems? It turns out the … Continue reading » [...]
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
We recently found these guys and their line of compact go anywhere campers. We were truly amazed at the utilization of space, seems like they thought of everything. Like & Share if you'd try one out. The UEV-440 is a true Jack of all trades; it offers the maneuverability and capability of a camper trailer as well as caravan benefits such as a hard roof, sides and floor. The 440 has a number of sleeping arrangements, you can simply fold out the front & side for 2x double beds, fold out one side for 1x double bed and 1x single, or [...]
Sun, Jul 06, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
Walk USA Discover
WalkUSA's Adventure Series: Planning Introduction Catch a glimpse of what it's like walking across America with the first video compilation of my adventure! My name is Edward Mjelde, I am a 24 year old recent college graduate from sunny San Diego, California. This is my story about how I gave away and sold nearly all my possessions and left home with a backpack to walk coast-to-coast across the country following the 5,100 mile American Discovery Trail in pursuit of beauty, truth, and a life of risk and adventure. My goal is to share the stories I have gathered from my adventure in hope that it [...]
Mon, Mar 24, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
firepit with swings
While this isn't Survival per say it can fall under homesteading and improving the simple way of life. We thought it was an amazing project and had to share! This post is by way of Dave Larnerd over at bow hunting, Thanks Dave great job! It took me just about 3 days, first day was digging the holes and setting the uprights. All the wood is pressure treated 6×6's. Next day was finishing building it. and the 3'rd was spreading the gravel and setting the fire pit and staining the pressure treated. I bought the swings offline from Louisana Cypress Swings and [...]
Sun, Mar 23, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine

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I was just complaining last week that we needed a little rain. :vs_laugh: Well it looks look like I am going to get it. They are predicting 10-15 inches over 3 days. Some stores have already had runs on their stock and the wife said there where lines at the gas station. I have no worries. All the trucks are topped off plus 20 gallons in storage, plenty of lp for the generator. Plenty of food, water, and ice. Candles, lanterns, and batteries at the ready. It's a good day to be prepared. :vs_closedeyes: Think I will sit back when I [...]
Thu, Aug 24, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mi...-idUSKCN1B40AO On the face of it the driver looks guilty. A man who hit protestors in his car is charged with a felony. But look closer. The driver was trying to peacefully circumvent a protest group and honks his horn to clear the way. The protestors surround the car and start to bash it. Likely fearing for his life the driver bulls his car though, only to be arrested a block later by cops for felony fleeing. What choice did the man have? It was self defense. He didn't try to ram a crowd. He just [...]
Thu, Aug 24, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
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Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: Prepper Website
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: Prepper Website
Antifa groups from Red Neck Revolt, to It's Going down, to Revolution Club, to Red Guards-Austin are planning for the overthrow of the American government by force of arms. Consider this scheme put forward by Revolution Club: http://www.revcom.us/a/457/how-we-can-win-en.html Why We Need An Actual Revolution An actual revolution does not mean trying to make some changes within this system—it means overthrowing this system and bringing into being a radically different and far better system.This system of capitalism-imperialism cannot be reformed. There is no way, under this system, to put an end to the brutality and murder by police, the wars and destruction [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
Right now the USA has laws to protect pretty much everybody: homosexuals, bisexuals, trisexuals, unisexuals, quadsexuals, etc. Every ethnic group is covered: Inuits, Orientals, Africans, Antarcticans, Kenyans, etc. All religions must be accepted: Wiccans, Hindus, Zororastarians, Buddhists, assorted tribal animist beliefs. Only one group remains unprotected: those with names considered unacceptable to be left, such as the ESPN commentator Robert Lee, who was taken from his job in a clear case of name discrimination. It is urgent that we let our congress members know that we, the people of America, will not tolerate discrimination by name. Robert Lee should [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
A comment I made reminded me of something: I've been learning to garden for a few years now, and it's been my experence for a few years now that I've done FAR better with rutabaga (which I've harvested, but haven't eaten yet) and Turnips (which i have) than potatoes. They are easier to grow, more.... reliable (limited experence so far) and SEEM more pest resistant. Is there some nutrition factor I'm missing that would make the (this is important: gardener operating with only hand tools) choose potatoes over the other 2? -I can see it from a mechanized prespective. Considering their uses mostly interchange....? [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
In Knoxville, TN a rally is planned to protest the removal of civil war memorials. The mayor has declared that guns will be forbidden on public streets, even though the state has a law that clearly forbids the city from doing just that. I guess the law doesn't apply to her majesty the mayor and the police that so many think will not enforce illegal orders will definately be enforcing the orders since they have done so before. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
I've done a couple of these threads sharing some of the beauty of CA. Most of the spots are hikes I have gone on. This one happens to be a hike that I've always wanted to do. To an old Nazi compound in the heart of Los Angeles (you know, where all the snowflakes clutch their pearls over the thought of Nazi's). Since the subject has been in the News ad nauseum as of late I thought I'd share a little about this piece of darker California history. This compound was no joke as it housed a terraced mountainside for agriculture, [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
I've done a couple of these threads sharing some of the beauty of CA. Most of the spots are hikes I have gone on. This one happens to be a hike that I've always wanted to do. To an old Nazi compound in the heart of Los Angeles (you know, where all the snowflakes clutch their pearls over the thought of Nazi's). Since the subject has been in the News ad nauseum as of late I thought I'd share a little about this piece of darker California history. This compound was no joke as it housed a terraced mountainside for agriculture, [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
TEOTWAWKI Playlist: Your Soundtrack for the End of the World When the world ends, what will you have queued up on your playlist? Death metal, classic rock, hip hop, or feel-good music- no matter your taste or genre, if you enjoy it, music can help you get by in dark times. We cobbled together a … Continue reading » The post TEOTWAWKI Playlist: Your Soundtrack for the End of the World appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
The 9th is at it again. Court rules high school football coach cannot pray on the field. "A three-judge panel ruled the Bremerton School District was justified in suspending Coach Joe Kennedy after he took a knee and prayed silently at midfield after football games."Court rules high school football coach cannot pray on the field | Fox News [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
How to Build a 30-Day Emergency Food Supply…Fast The feeling of urgency can make you feel hopeless and panicked, and that's not productive. There's no time for a lack of productivity. It's time to focus and create your food supply immediately. If an event occurs during which you are unable to leave your home, you'll want … Continue reading » The post How to Build a 30-Day Emergency Food Supply…Fast appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Top Six Effective Substitutes for Eggs Eggs may be a cheap and excellent source of protein, but not all people would want to use eggs in their recipes. For those which follow a vegan diet or are simply allergic to eggs, there are numerous possibilities to replace eggs with effective substitutes. In egg-based recipes, it … Continue reading » The post Top Six Effective Substitutes For Egg appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Dried Beans and Dried Rice – How Far Will They Go? A couple years ago I was going through my inventory to determine how long my family could survive with the food we have stored. I decided that I really need to do some research and some math to get a real fell for how … Continue reading » The post Dried Beans and Dried Rice – How Far Will They Go? appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
What Should Not Be Put In Your Compost Compost can be defined as the organic matter that is the result of the decomposition of everyday waste. Compost is used as a fertilizer and it is the main ingredient to organic farming. It is nutrient rich and also acts as a natural pesticide. However, the process … Continue reading » The post What Should Not Be Put In Your Compost appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Polymuleedit
It all started with a problem…. What if I needed to leave on foot? If my mode of transportation was stolen, broken, out of fuel, stuck in a ditch, fried by an EMP, or in endless bumper to bumper traffic… How would I take my young children …some who are too little to walk…or too little to walk for long…AND my food, supplies, and gear away to a safe place? I needed a reliable, time proven method for transporting people, goods, and equipment. I needed something that was light weight, that could potentially hold a LOT of weight. I needed [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
I could watch it 1000 times and still laugh. Should have worn a cup too! [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
We've all heard about Jim Rohn, the motivational speaker and business philosopher who said that we are the average of the five people with whom we spend the most time. … Read the restThe post Want to Be Better Prepared? Find Some Prepper Friends appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
If you have never considered growing your own herbs then you should. The quality, price, ease of growing, and sheer quantity of herbs you can grow make it very lucrative for anyone that likes to cook or make their own medicines. Some herbs are more delicate and harder to preserve. Backdoor Survival has put together. . . Read More [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Growing your own food is an empowering experience. You nurture a seed or small starter plant into a tasty meal. You remove a bit of your dependence on grocery stores while enjoying a fresh harvest free of pesticides. Many people dream about growing their own food, but few turn it into a reality. Anyone can. . . Read More [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Does your health require a diet that is low in sugar and carbohydrates but high in protein? If that's the case, you may have found that building a low-carb prepper … Read the restThe post How to Build a Low-Carb Prepper Stockpile appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
The BattlBox is an awesome concept for gear junkies. For a subscription fee at one of several tiers, you get a box of survival gear every month, many of them curated according to a specific theme. While I imagine there has to be overlap in terms of the gear provided – for example, I imagine. . . Read More [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
One of the most uncomfortable day to day health challenges has to be suffering through a round of hay fever every year. Many people rely either on prescriptions or a handful of capsules from the health food store to stay comfortable during allergy season, but herbs for seasonal allergies can be a simple alternative, and surprisingly, many of them are readily available as common weeds. Because of their weedy, grow-almost-anywhere nature, these plants make a great allergy back up plan for anyone looking for more natural remedies. Here are four of the best wild herbs to learn as part of your [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
How often do you hear people talk about how they would live their dreams if they only had a bit more money? People always dream about… quitting the jobs they … Read the restThe post How to Radically Reduce Your Expenses So You Can Change Your Life appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
This post is part my wandering thought process about food production/distribution during a large-scale societal collapse and part a request for feedback/ideas. This is one of the benefits of writing to an audience such as this – free advice. I'm generally more of an opinion and thought-based writer than I am an advice-giving writer. For. . . Read More [...]
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Many readers of our Survival Medicine Handbook are surprised to find entire chapters devoted to the treatment of dental problems. Visitors to our store are likewise surprised to find dental supplies in some of our medical kits. Why is it so important for the survival medic to be “dentally” prepared as well as medically prepared?. . . Read More [...]
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Sometimes, you don't need a crystal ball to see the future. Sometimes, the future says, “Hey, I'm planning for all hell to break loose on this date.” And then you … Read the restThe post “Refuse Fascism” Communists Meet to Plan November Sedition, Riots to End Trump-Pence “Regime” appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, Aug 19, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
The excitement of the upcoming eclipse can be heard across the nation. The radio and news stations are keeping tabs on the weather and hoping for clear skies on August 21st. While we are all looking forward to the possible two minutes and 40 seconds where the sun will be completely covered, other cities have been focusing on other aspects of the eclipse. As preppers, we often think of our family, friends and property when it some to being prepared. We know that businesses, cities, counties and states look at possible disasters and do their best to mitigate any potential problems. [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
Do you enjoy saving a buck more than most people? Do you have a black belt in frugality? Around here, most of us consider “cheapskate” to be a positive word!… Read the restThe post 20 Signs You Might Be A Cheapskate appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
It can be daunting to see whole lists of things to do, things to make, things to learn, and things to buy when you're first begin to prepare your home and family. I'll share some of my favorite finds at Dollar Tree to help you get started! Dollar stores are definitely places to be aware […] The post 25 Favorite Preparedness Items at Dollar Tree appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
Source: Mom With a Prep
back to school prepping
Amidst the joy of summer time swims, cold Popsicles, and sleeping in, the new school year sneaks up on us. I dread the whirlwind back to school shopping as advertisements plague the airways, and other media. I feel my wallet emptying before I even make the shopping list. Not to mention the kids exclaiming, “I want this one!” Here are a few things I have learned to prep for back to school season. It will help save money, time, and some sanity. School Supplies Every year, we use the same basic school supplies. Most stores overstock these items. I've learned to wait until [...]
Thu, Aug 17, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
The 2017 Solar Eclipse will be an amazing thing to watch for those of us in North America. But are you one of the millions of people who will be effected by the sudden influx of people from all over the world into your tiny towns which will likely be unable to handle the increase […] The post How to Prepare for the Solar Eclipse appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
Source: Mom With a Prep
how to save seeds
As summer begins rolling into autumn, it's time to get busy saving seeds from your summer harvest and learning how to save seeds. First, remember that HEAT and MOISTURE are the enemies to seed viability after storage. In other words, just the things that make a seed germinate when planted are the same things that will kill them during storage and prevent germination later when planted. Even if the poorly stored seeds germinate, they may produce weak, spindly plants that do not produce fruit or vegetables. You may get carrot sprouts but never any root bigger than a thread even after [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
Depending on where you live, the idea of planting anything new in July or August is unheard of, a waste of materials and resources. Some may even call it a taboo! There are various reasons given but when you really think about it and ask yourself, “Why not?” you may realize that not many people have a very good reason. Sure, in some climates late summer is so hot that sprouts would just wither and die off but you can overcome that in the same way you protected those little sprouts from the cold: start them inside! There are plenty of [...]
Fri, Aug 11, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
Secrets of the Forest- The Best Outdoor Education Book I've Read - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker I recently began working with at-risk youth in our county's alternative school, Rise Academy. My “job” is to offer project-based learning opportunities to develop self-reliant skills in our students. My curriculum guide is a blank slate. There are no state approved guides for Doing the Stuff of Self-Reliance in academia. I must write my own. Out of necessity, I began to pull from my own experience and those of my mentors. Fortunately, one of my teachers, Mark Warren, director of Medicine Bow, recently published the first in a series of four books, Secrets of the Forest. Secrets of the Forest, [...]
Wed, Aug 09, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Chain Castle Burglar Closed Close Metal Stainless Home invasion should never be taken lightly. It can terrorize your family, lead to physical abuse or cause the loss of a loved one. Although there are measures you can do to prevent unwanted people from getting inside your home, you should still be prepared in case an invasion does happen. If you are unsure about what you need to do, here are some tips you can use to prepare your family in the event of a home invasion. Start with a plan You should establish a plan long before an invasion happens. Since panic and stress [...]
Mon, Aug 07, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
tpsdave / Pixabay You are reading this because you want to prepare your home and family for storms you feel are getting a little worse as each year goes by. The accumulating data even has NASA detailing how storms are getting worse. From the early Pioneer days, Americans have been a resilient people who do what it takes to be ready when Mother Nature rages. Here is how you can be ready for the worst summer storms. Develop Your Evacuation Plan It is important to address it up front that you need to not only know when to get out but how [...]
Sun, Aug 06, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
geralt / Pixabay You never know when an emergency situation may occur. According to FEMA, 80% of Americans live in a location that has been impacted by a disaster related to weather. However, you can do your best now to plan for as many types of disasters as possible. While there are several different components to an emergency plan, let's take a look at a few universal items that everyone needs to be ready for the worst. Make Sure That You Can Communicate It is critical that you have the means to communicate with your family members in the event of a [...]
Sat, Aug 05, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
When I need to clean my home, my first reaction is not to reach for the store bought cleaner if I can make one at home that does the same job less expensively and probably without the hit to our health. Baking soda is my go-to cleaner for just about everything. Put together with the […] The post 40+ Uses for Baking Soda and Why You Should Stockpile It appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Thu, Aug 03, 2017
Source: Mom With a Prep
Earlier in the week, a group of kids were brutally attacked while hanging out at a boardwalk in Quincy, Massachusetts. The story received zero national coverage... [...] The post This is Why you Teach Your Kids Self Defense: Thugs Brutally Beat Innocent Teens appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Thu, Aug 03, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
The federal government is yet again targeting the vestiges of the Wild West, as the Bureau of Land Management plans to remove one of the most iconic symbols of the American West from land in Nevada. [...] The post Bureau of Land Management planning to Remove 6,737 wild horses from Land in Nevada appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Jul 31, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Pexels / Pixabay A garage door is an inviting target for thieves to enter your home. On the outside, a closed garage door looks secure, but it can be anything but. Thieves like to try garage doors because too many people leave them unlocked to make it easy to get in and out. Garrett Waldrop, founder of National Garage Doors of Atlanta, says “Garage doors can be secured, but many homeowners don't take the time to secure their garage doors. Forgetting to lock the door is common, and some people even leave it open all the time. This is an invitation [...]
Wed, Jul 26, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
At the Defcon hacker conference later this week, a hacker plans to present his findings on how he easily hacked one of the most popular smart guns, the Armatix IP1 [...] The post Why Smart Guns are a Bad Idea: The Left's attempt to push Gun Control through Smart Gun Technology appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Jul 25, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Today, Verily began releasing 20 million lab-made Genetically engineered Mosquitoes in two neighborhoods in Fresno, California. [...] The post Google Releases 20 Million Genetically engineered Mosquitoes in California: Isn't this how Apocalyptic Sci-fi Films Start? appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
A Beginner's Guide to a Well-Hung Hammock ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Several years ago I decided to give hammock camping a shot. It was miserable! I'd been better off laying in a zipped body bag. That first morning felt as if my shoulders had been clamped in a vise while wrapped in a cheap tortilla shell. Claustrophobic, sore, and sleepless was not my idea of happy camping. Here's the thing. I'm stubborn and didn't give up on hammock camping. With a few adjustments on my hanging technique, my hammock raised my sleeping to new levels. Here's how to avoid the misery of my horrible hammock hang… A Well-Hung Hammock “One of the hallmarks of [...]
Mon, Jul 17, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
We all know ants can be a pain in the arse and some can even damage your home over a period of time. Sometimes finding the colony can be an impossible task. So why not let the ants do the work for you. This little recipe a friend of mine gave me does just that. […] The post Ant Killer Recipe appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Sat, Jul 15, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Japanese Fisherman are furious with Tokyo Electric Power Co., latest plan to remove nuclear waste from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, and say it will destroy an already devastated fishing industry. [...] The post Fukushima plant set to release radioactive material into ocean appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Fri, Jul 14, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Whether you have electricity or not certain tasks still must be accomplished. Some people liken a power failure to a snow day, where it's a free day. Free from the hassles of school, chores, and responsibilities in general. It is not a free time, of course for adults, for responsible adults anyway. What makes the […] The post Grid Down: 5 Tasks That Simply Cannot Wait appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Fri, Jul 07, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
A Tenderfoot's Guide to Chopping Firewood at Camp ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker “Next to the rifle, a backwoodsman's main reliance is on his axe. With these two instruments, and little else, our pioneers attacked the forest wilderness that once covered all eastern America, and won it for civilization.” ~ Horace Kephart, from Camping and Woodcraft, 1917 Not much has more appeal to a young camper than having the opportunity to use an ax. The lure is irresistible. Yet, ax lore is rarely passed down to our younger generation. The following is a common sense guide which will help a tenderfoot, young or old, learn to safely use an ax for the most [...]
Mon, Jul 03, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
9 Extras Guaranteed to Make First-Timer Campers Happy ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker “We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home.” ~ George Washington Sears – “Nessmuk”, Woodcraft A tenderfoot's first camping trip will be remembered forever, good or bad. Whether car camping or backpacking, comfort in the woods should be the aim. There are no “Roughing It” badges awarded in camp life. The more pleasant the experience, the more likely you'll want to go again. New to camping? Our last article on knife craft may be of interest to you. Click on this highlighted link [...]
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Nature is the source of all life, but it can also be a force to be reckoned with. There have been many natural disasters since the dawn of mankind – tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and even ice ages, and the scariest thing is that these can pretty much strike at any moment. We've seen quite a […] The post Five Preparedness Lessons Learned from Recent Natural Disasters appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Mon, Jun 19, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
A Beginner's Guide to Knife Craft for Children ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker I'll never forget my first one. It had two blades, one long, one short, which folded into the wood grain handle with a snapping sound only good pocket knives make. I had crossed over, in my mind, from boy to man with my knife in the bottom of my jeans pocket. I had finally become a part of a long line of Southern knife toters. No man in my family would ever be caught without a sharp pocketknife while wearing pants. The tool was used for everything from peeling a fresh Georgia peach, gutting a blue gill, cutting bailing [...]
Wed, Jun 14, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Improvise, adapt and overcome is an unofficial slogan of the United States Marine Corp or of the Marines themselves. However, the traits are important ones for Preppers and others to have, and then, of course, you must be able to produce or show results in other words. If your home is damaged or destroyed because […] The post Can You Improvise Adapt Overcome and Then Produce? appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Tue, Jun 13, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Fallout shelters were fairly common in the 50's and 60's, or the concept was anyway. It's hard to tell just exactly how many families had one in their backyard. If they claimed to have had one, then were they simply a root cellar or something more sophisticated? Today, however, fallout shelters have given way to […] The post Do You Need That to Survive: An Underground Bunker appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Sat, Jun 10, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
How to Survive a Layoff
Don't panic. With a little “belt tightening” and a realistic plan, you will make it through this… Being laid off, underemployed or just watching your paycheck buy less and less at the store has become a reality in most homes. As businesses are downsizing, more and more work gets sent overseas and energy prices continue to soar, what can you do when you realize your income is not able to comfortably sustain your family? Here are several practical tips… Don't Panic First, in any survival situation, and trust me, being laid off, under-employed or broke half-way through the month can be a very real [...]
Wed, Jun 07, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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Did you know that there is an edible and almost magical “weed” which grows freely in backyards, meadows and along roadsides that has a history of use as far back as the ancient Persians? Alexander the Great Used it for Headaches Pedanius Dioscorides (40 BC-90BC), an Egyptian-trained physician in the Roman army counted on its varied healing properties for battle wounds. It is documented that in ancient India, when a mongoose was bitten by a cobra, it sought this herb to neutralize the venom! It has been used through the ages to heal everything from dog bites and scorpion stings, black spots, [...]
Sat, Jun 03, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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We've all done it… bought crappy gear because it was cheap, marketed well, or we got emotional and made an impulse buy. To help out, here are 14 ways to get the perfect gear, every time. Start Small – Getting started in emergency preparedness and survival stuff can be overwhelming and can leave you stone cold broke. So start small. A great survival book or two, a knife, and a well thought out general survival and first aid kit are all good first steps. And writing out a simple survival plan will cost you nothing… except a bit of time. Focus [...]
Thu, Jun 01, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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Wild plants are a great, free source of nutrition and energy while camping, hiking, or “surviving” in the wilderness. But eat the wrong plant and you could be sick as a dog or worse – die. However, abide by these 5 Rules of Wild Edibles and you'll eat like a King (or Queen) and live… Rule #1: NEVER eat anything that you are not 100% certain what it is, what parts are edible and when you can eat it. Some plants have only certain parts that are edible. Some parts of plants are only edible at certain stages of growth. Many edible [...]
Tue, May 30, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Do you like fish? We do. We like fishing and eating what we catch. Most times we are just fishing for lake or river trout, which we don't filet, but sometimes we get fish that are bigger or hard scaled, and those are perfect for fileting! This filet method works great on a variety of […] [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
GET TRAINED – HAVE FUN – TEST YOUR SKILLS – COMPETE FOR OVER $1,100 in PRIZES – Almost Sold Out (See Below) – The ONLY 3-Day – Family Friendly – Survival Training in the USA That Covers: Watch Mini Documentary About the Training – CLICK PHOTO The Core 4: SHELTER – FIRE – WATER – FOOD + + Wilderness First Aid + Navigation with a Compass, the Sun and Stars + Hand to Hand Self Defense (And Disarming an Attacker) + Primitive and Modern Survival Weapons (Including Firearms) + Bug Out Basics + Choosing Survival Knives and Gear + FREE Food and Medicine (AKA Wild [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Written by Alexis Griffee on Survival at Home. A camouflage garden is a productive tactical alternative to traditional row gardening and can increase your self-reliance in a SHTF situation. The post Why Your Home Survival Plan Needs A Camouflage Garden appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Summer travel time is coming! I love traveling with my family, but we're cheap/frugal/poor, so we don't usually fly anywhere, we just go places within driving distance. We do road trips more often than anything, and we've been doing them for a LOT of years. When I first wrote this, we also didn't have a […] [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Dana Thompson on Survival at Home. Keeping meat rabbits has been a viable means of self-reliance for centuries. This guide will teach you everything you need to know to get started! The post Startup Guide to Keeping Meat Rabbits in Your Backyard appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, May 08, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Solavore has upgraded the reflectors that come with their solar oven/reflector package, so when they asked if I'd test them out of course I had to give the new reflectors a test. Last time I shared a review of the Solavore Sport solar oven, I shared all the ins and outs of the setup and […] [...]
Thu, May 04, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
It has been four years since we last did an assessment of the military capabilities of North Korea. Has four years of unhindered advancement made Kim Jong Un as much a threat to the world as he is to the jelly donut? Find out in the latest Tin Hat Ranch video: [...]
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Written by Dana Zamprogno on Survival at Home. If you've never tried making soap at home before, this beginner's guide will give you the confidence you need to start making soap like a pro! The post A Beginner's Guide To Making Soap at Home appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Dana Thompson on Survival at Home. Raising meat chickens in your backyard is an achievable (and easy) way to maintain a self-sufficient supply of protein for you and your family! The post A Guide for Raising Meat Chickens appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
It's gardening time! Have you ever planted your garden and then not remembered what was growing where? Me, too. Every year I make a garden map, but then somehow it gets displaced and I end up wondering what I have growing where until it sprouts. Enter garden markers. These can be simple or complex, plain […] [...]
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Walk USA Discover
Introduction My name is Edward Mjelde, I am a 24 year old recent college graduate from sunny San Diego, California. This is my story about how I gave away and sold nearly all my possessions and left home with a backpack to walk coast-to-coast across the country following the 5,100 mile American Discovery Trail in pursuit of beauty, truth, and a life of risk and adventure. My goal is to share the knowledge I have gathered from my adventure in hope that it will inspire people to take risks in order to chase their own dreams and aspirations. I have dubbed my epic adventure [...]
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
Source: Survival Magazine
Sometimes an accessory is surprisingly good. So was the case with the Hardened Power Systems USB Multi-Tap. This USB charger might just be the world's most powerful gadget charger. Where to find: (Mention THR in the order details for the free adapter) HPS USB Multi-Tap 12V/7A Power Supply HPS Operator G1 [...]
Fri, Apr 14, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Dating your food and other rotatable preparedness supplies like batteries or cleaners, helps keep things fresh and usable in your storage. Here's how I do it. First, I use a Sharpie to mark the date or circle the expiration date on food items when I bring them home from the store so I can easily […] [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Dave James on Survival at Home. I've got guns - lots of 'em! But when the SHTF, survival bows for preppers will be worth their weight in gold! However, not all bows are created equal. The post An Introduction to Survival Bows for Preppers appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
A Las Vegas-based company called SPI has a color night vision sensor called the X27 and has the X28 in Development. The 1.5-minute video above shows what the 10-megapixel sensor can capture in extremely dark places. According to SPI The X27 is the highest performing true gen 4 color night vision low light sensor imaging system. The low noise real time 60hz HD detector is the first of its kind breakthrough technology that offers day like imagery in the darkest of environments. The X27 color low light camera images from 390 to 1.2 Um and sees IR military spot lasers. The [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: Survival Magazine
Call it a radio go box or Ham-O-Can, the Operator G1 by Hardened Power Systems IS the Ham-O-Can…only better. The original Ham-O-Can video is here. This comms box is one awesome piece of kit. Check it out: Products in the video: HPS Operator G1 Midland MXT 105 Operator Magnetic Kickstands New 15 Watt Midland MXT … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Electric cars are gaining prevalence on the roads throughout the world. Check out this video to find out why they are not the answer, without even knowing the question. In the video I mentioned a letter. If you would like to see THR work with Tesla on a complete off the grid system, it is … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
It is an exciting time in solar power. Storage is shifting from Lead Acid batteries to Lithium Ion. Panels are appearing everywhere in all shapes, sizes, and forms. What happens when you don't have the space or funds for a large system? What can you do with smaller solar power systems? It turns out the … Continue reading » [...]
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
We recently found these guys and their line of compact go anywhere campers. We were truly amazed at the utilization of space, seems like they thought of everything. Like & Share if you'd try one out. The UEV-440 is a true Jack of all trades; it offers the maneuverability and capability of a camper trailer as well as caravan benefits such as a hard roof, sides and floor. The 440 has a number of sleeping arrangements, you can simply fold out the front & side for 2x double beds, fold out one side for 1x double bed and 1x single, or [...]
Sun, Jul 06, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
Walk USA Discover
WalkUSA's Adventure Series: Planning Introduction Catch a glimpse of what it's like walking across America with the first video compilation of my adventure! My name is Edward Mjelde, I am a 24 year old recent college graduate from sunny San Diego, California. This is my story about how I gave away and sold nearly all my possessions and left home with a backpack to walk coast-to-coast across the country following the 5,100 mile American Discovery Trail in pursuit of beauty, truth, and a life of risk and adventure. My goal is to share the stories I have gathered from my adventure in hope that it [...]
Mon, Mar 24, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
firepit with swings
While this isn't Survival per say it can fall under homesteading and improving the simple way of life. We thought it was an amazing project and had to share! This post is by way of Dave Larnerd over at bow hunting, Thanks Dave great job! It took me just about 3 days, first day was digging the holes and setting the uprights. All the wood is pressure treated 6×6's. Next day was finishing building it. and the 3'rd was spreading the gravel and setting the fire pit and staining the pressure treated. I bought the swings offline from Louisana Cypress Swings and [...]
Sun, Mar 23, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine

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Wed, Aug 23, 2017
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Source: Prepper Website
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: Prepper Website
TEOTWAWKI Playlist: Your Soundtrack for the End of the World When the world ends, what will you have queued up on your playlist? Death metal, classic rock, hip hop, or feel-good music- no matter your taste or genre, if you enjoy it, music can help you get by in dark times. We cobbled together a … Continue reading » The post TEOTWAWKI Playlist: Your Soundtrack for the End of the World appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How to Build a 30-Day Emergency Food Supply…Fast The feeling of urgency can make you feel hopeless and panicked, and that's not productive. There's no time for a lack of productivity. It's time to focus and create your food supply immediately. If an event occurs during which you are unable to leave your home, you'll want … Continue reading » The post How to Build a 30-Day Emergency Food Supply…Fast appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Top Six Effective Substitutes for Eggs Eggs may be a cheap and excellent source of protein, but not all people would want to use eggs in their recipes. For those which follow a vegan diet or are simply allergic to eggs, there are numerous possibilities to replace eggs with effective substitutes. In egg-based recipes, it … Continue reading » The post Top Six Effective Substitutes For Egg appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Dried Beans and Dried Rice – How Far Will They Go? A couple years ago I was going through my inventory to determine how long my family could survive with the food we have stored. I decided that I really need to do some research and some math to get a real fell for how … Continue reading » The post Dried Beans and Dried Rice – How Far Will They Go? appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
What Should Not Be Put In Your Compost Compost can be defined as the organic matter that is the result of the decomposition of everyday waste. Compost is used as a fertilizer and it is the main ingredient to organic farming. It is nutrient rich and also acts as a natural pesticide. However, the process … Continue reading » The post What Should Not Be Put In Your Compost appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness

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