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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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Who isn't entranced while walking a shady wooded path strewn with a carpet of wild violets? It instantly creates an almost magical atmosphere, intoxicating with the sweet scent of the blooms. Makes me wonder what virtue of the violet gained it prominence on the Napoleonic Imperial Army's emblem! It is certainly a plant full of offerings for us, be it for just sensory enjoyment or for practical purposes. There are many varieties of wild violets, some more fragrant than others, but all are edible and beautiful. Johnny jump-ups, or Viola tricolor, are a well-loved cousin to the violet, also with many [...]
Fri, May 20, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Senate Republicans helped Democrats fund an Obama Administration Regulation that will essentially setup a National Zoning Board and allow HUD to radically reshape American cities... [...] The post Turncoat Republicans help Dems make HUD a National Zoning Board to Reshape U.S. appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Fri, May 20, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Interview with Emergency Essentials | Backdoor Survival
As some of you may recall, late last year I had a number of customer service issues with personal orders I placed with Emergency Essentials. After many attempts to resolve these issues, I felt I could no longer endorse them even though I felt they had a robust product line filled with terrific products at a good price point. I will not bore you with the details other than to say that after a number of heartfelt conversations with their management team, I came away feeling that Emergency Essentials was committed to improving their customer service infrastructure so that my [...]
Fri, May 20, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Bug Out Bag Walmart Style (72 Hours) Lets face it, bug out gear can be expensive!! Many of us have families and can't afford to buy all the high end gear at once so one alternative is Walmart.The bag discussed in the video is for a 72 hour emergency, not for long term. Every Day Tactical was challenged to put together an entire bug out bag from supplies he could find at Walmart and he took that challenge. Keeping in mind that you will get what you pay for when it comes to bug out equipment so eventually you will want to [...]
Thu, May 19, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
How to Survive a Dental Emergency | Backdoor Survival
I don't know about you, but I have had my share of dental emergencies, including one major emergency while in the middle of nowhere. Thank goodness I had some clove essential oil to mitigate the pain until I got back to civilization three days later. In the event of a major disaster or disruptive event, finding dental care from a trained professional may be impossible. First responders are going to be saving lives and not tending to a nagging toothache or even to a broken tooth. For that reason, we need to think about being dentally prepared with [...]
Thu, May 19, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Hunt-Gather-Eat- Identifying Plants the Real Food Eats - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker At our spring Georgia Bushcraft campout, Chris Noble began his Plant I.D. class with seven wise words written on the white board… “Plants are what the real food eats!” Wild edibles are popular among survivalists and outdoorsy types. Would you survive the learning curve if you were dependent on wild food only? We have several articles parked on our Foraging Feral Food page. However, foraging is a hobby of mine and is used to supplement my diet and knowledge base. The supplementary part (knowledge) is what the average person, like myself, should concentrate on when learning to forage. More specifically, which [...]
Wed, May 18, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
As many offgriders have found out the hard way, collecting and harvesting rainwater is actually illegal in many parts of the United States [...] The post Collecting Rainwater No longer Illegal in Colorado. Yes, it was Actually a Crime! appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Wed, May 18, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
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For many of us, it's hard to ask for help. We pride ourselves in our preparedness for emergencies; in many cases we are the go-to people in our social circle for what to do in case of…fill in the blank. Or at least we know who to ask or where to look up the answer. But as strong as we are, there are many things in nature and in our industrialized world that are much stronger. In some cases, we need to call for help…for backup. It's OK to need some backup! Remember that every day, police and fire departments send their [...]
Wed, May 18, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
In this video I am going to show you how to convert a Glock 23 .40 caliber handgun into a 9mm handgun with a simple barrel change. I am also going for a personal “world record” of the process. I do this in 12.96 seconds. It's not really a world record, but I was just having some fun. You can buy 9mm barrels from GlockStore.com or LoneWolfdist.com. You can also find them on eBay or Amazon. Not all .40 calibers can be converted to 9mm, so make sure you research before you buy a new barrel. Also, keep in mind [...]
Wed, May 18, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Trekking poles, also called hiking sticks, hiking poles, walking/hiking staff, or walking poles are designed to aid walkers with their rhythm as they walk and to provide stability on rough terrain. Trekking poles today are typically sold as a pair, whereas a walking staff, for example, is a single pole used as a walking aid for those out for a stroll versus those traversing rough terrain. Usually, trekking poles are adjustable so you can adjust to your height and for stability on any terrain. You would normally shorten the poles when going uphill and lengthen for downhill. Collapsible poles are [...]
Tue, May 17, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
12 Wellness Reasons to Include Elderberries in Your Preps | Backdoor Survival
The first time I learned about elderberries is when a homesteader I know told me she supplemented her income from making and selling her homemade syrups and tinctures. At the time, I knew nothing about elderberries even though they are quite common near the edges of the forest here Washington State. As my interest in natural remedies grew, I started investigating the merits of elderberry then stumbled upon this fact: elderberries can and do fight the flu. Not only that, they do so exceptionally well. Talk about a light bulb going off in this prepper mind of mine! [...]
Tue, May 17, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
12 Wellness Reasons to Include Elderberries in Your Preps | Backdoor Survival
The first time I learned about elderberries is when a homesteader I know told me she supplemented her income from making and selling her homemade syrups and tinctures. At the time, I knew nothing about elderberries even though they are quite common near the edges of the forest here Washington State. As my interest in natural remedies grew, I started investigating the merits of elderberry then stumbled upon this fact: elderberries can and do fight the flu. Not only that, they do so exceptionally well. Talk about a light bulb going off in this prepper mind of mine! [...]
Tue, May 17, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
DIY Solar power may seem like a daunting task. Fear not, this video WILL set you on the right path. We start by unraveling the mystery of off-grid solar power and teach you the basics, how to understand and think about your system. From there, we show you how to access and size the proper … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, May 14, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Survival Saturday is a round-up of the week's news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News Is the economy turning the … Read the restThe post Signs of a Slave Nation: Humiliation, Socialism, Dependency, and Managed Media appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, May 14, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
We here do not have the answer to this question. It is up to you to answer it based on your situation, but we will put forth some thoughts on the subject and point out some pros and cons. There are hundreds, if not thousands of articles on the Internet about this very subject. There is a difference in finding storage places for your emergency stockpile, and hiding your food so others cannot find it, however. Storage is always a problem unless you have unlimited space, and who has that, so you do have to get clever, and be organized [...]
Sat, May 14, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
Backpacking For emergency Preparedness Article shared with us by Urgent Survival In the prepping community the term “Emergency Preparedness” is used a lot but what does it really mean to be prepared? There is more to being prepared than just stocking up on food and water. In order to have a good idea of what it really takes to take care of your family you will need some type of experience under your belt. A backpacking trip can be a great way to get the experience needed to help with being prepared. When planning for emergency survival situations you can make it as [...]
Sat, May 14, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
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Hording: Signs You're Going Overboard with Emergency Prep You've probably heard the saying, “You can never be too prepared,” but is that necessarily true? Learning to survive in the wild or in the event of an emergency is an excellent skill to have but hording is unhealthy. You never know when it might come in handy or when your emergency preparedness stores will save your life. But is it possible to be too prepared? The answer isn't easy. If a disaster should strike, you won't be sorry that you devoted an entire floor in your home to supplies, but if it's taking [...]
Sat, May 14, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. Learning how to clean cast iron cookware is not as intimidating as some people make it out to be. "Do this", "don't do that"... Phooey! It's not difficult. The post How to Clean Cast Iron Cookware appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Sat, May 14, 2016
Source: Survival at Home
Recently, I spoke with Rory from The Daily Coin about the potential for economic collapse and why we need to pay attention to what's going on in Venezuela. We discussed … Read the restThe post Why You Need to Become More Self-Reliant NOW, No Matter Where You Live appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Fri, May 13, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
This subduction zone can produce some of the strongest earthquakes on the planet, and researchers are warning the area could be long overdue for a quake that could exceed a magnitude 9.0. [...] The post Cascadia Rising: FEMA Prepping for Pacific Northwest Megaquake appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Thu, May 12, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
In many municipalities, trash at the curb is considered public domain. There are some arcane laws regarding this, however, and much depends on where you live. Therefore, assume once you have bagged it and placed it at the curb it is fair game for anyone that wants to grab a bag or two to sort through at their leisure. If you pick up an item off the streets of New York City and put it in your car, for example, you'd be violating a local law. However, on the same token, a passerby on foot is allowed to take stuff [...]
Thu, May 12, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
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This is the third and final part of our series on involving children in your emergency preparedness plans. In case you missed it, here are parts 1 (supplies) and 2 (information). An evacuation can be pretty scary, even for adults. Just as there are all kinds of reasons to evacuate, there are all kinds of unknowns. Do you know where you will be evacuating to? How long will you be gone? What do you need? What don't you need? Do you even know where your shoes are? Running around gathering up all your stuff is pretty hectic, even when you have all the answers. From a [...]
Wed, May 11, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
While the list of potential dangers and complications is going to be a little different for everyone, there are some things that you need to take into consideration... [...] The post 7 Things you will Likely Lose during a Long-Term SHTF Disaster appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, May 10, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Super easy banana applesauce bread recipe! Slice for toast, this stuff is perfect!
My kids love bananas. Until they don't. And they never tell me when the banana consumption will spontaneously shut off, so occasionally, I'm left with a bunch of over ripe bananas. When there are 4-5 of them, we make this amazing super simple banana applesauce bread. It does help rotate some of your food storage items, but the recipe itself is not food storage friendly without some substitutions. I'll cover those at the end so you can make this out of food storage if you want to! This bread is dense, moist, and can be cut [...]
Tue, May 10, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Dear Single Parent Preppers: If there's one thing I know about, it's taking care of things by myself. If you've been a single parent for a while, you know exactly … Read the restThe post An Open Letter to Single Parent Preppers appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Tue, May 10, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
Do You Wear a Belt Every Day: Maybe You Should? Belts have been in use since the Bronze Age according to historians, but it wasn't until the 1920's that belts became a common item used mainly to hold one's trousers up. Belts, before pants had belt loops were mainly decorative in the civilian world and utilitarian in the military. Soldiers had gear to carry and so a wide heavy belt was usually buckled around the waist so things could be attached to it such as sabers, daggers, money, water, and tobacco pouches along with rations in small leather sacks. In [...]
Mon, May 09, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
Where Do You Start When Everything Has Been Lost-
Again and again, whether by fire, flood, or natural disaster, individuals and families face the challenge of starting their lives from scratch when their homes have been destroyed. Piles of debris are all that remain of homes and lifetimes of memories. In the initial hours and days following such a disaster, what do you do? Where do you start when everything has been lost? In a crisis, it's easy to lose perspective and fear causes us to, quite literally, not think clearly. A “To Do” list is needed. Here are a few tips from my book. You need [...]
Sun, May 08, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Where Do You Start When Everything Has Been Lost-
Again and again, whether by fire, flood, or natural disaster, individuals and families face the challenge of starting their lives from scratch when their homes have been destroyed. Piles of debris are all that remain of homes and lifetimes of memories. In the initial hours and days following such a disaster, what do you do? Where do you start when everything has been lost? In a crisis, it's easy to lose perspective and fear causes us to, quite literally, not think clearly. A “To Do” list is needed. Here are a few tips from my book. You need [...]
Sun, May 08, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. Cast iron cookware can be a bit intimidating, but this beginners guide to cast iron cookware will help you take that next step in your cast iron journey! The post The Beginner's Guide to Cast Iron Cookware appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Sat, May 07, 2016
Source: Survival at Home
The Abolitionists--showing May 16, 2016 at a theater near you!
Today I'm sharing with you a cause I feel very passionate about. Part of being prepared is being prepared to help others. Especially those who cannot provide for or protect themselves. The Abolitionists is a documentary that shows how one group is working to do just that by rescuing children around the world who are being held as sex slaves. Child sex trafficking is one of those topics that is almost too heart wrenching to want to talk about. I hate having to admit that there are people in the world that are so evil that they [...]
Fri, May 06, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
We have delved into this subject a number of times in previous articles, but like anything else attitudes change or a situation arises that makes one stop and contemplate their actions thus far. Common sense tells us that a cache should be such that if you arrive with nothing but the clothes on your back you would have what is needed in the cache to survive going forward. Survive and defend yourself, so this means firearms in each cache along with sufficient ammunition. A cache for an individual or even a family is a personal stash if you will, a collection of [...]
Fri, May 06, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
Spring Camping- 4 Keys to Avoid Unexpected Hypothermia - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker One of the top concerns of winter outdoor activities is hypothermia. We are well aware of that possibility and prepare accordingly. With summer approaching, what's the worry? I've been chilled to the bone on a few spring camping trips in Georgia… especially in wet conditions. One I'll never forget was a fishing trip my brother-in-law and I made on the Flint River in mid-March of 1981. We motored up river, set trot lines, and made camp near a sandbar. We woke to a heavy frost blanketing our lightweight summer sleeping bags under a freezing Georgia sky. We were unprepared [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Spring Camping- 4 Keys to Avoid Unexpected Hypothermia - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker One of the top concerns of winter outdoor activities is hypothermia. We are well aware of that possibility and prepare accordingly. With summer approaching, what's the worry? I've been chilled to the bone on a few spring camping trips in Georgia… especially in wet conditions. One I'll never forget was a fishing trip my brother-in-law and I made on the Flint River in mid-March of 1981. We motored up river, set trot lines, and made camp near a sandbar. We woke to a heavy frost blanketing our lightweight summer sleeping bags under a freezing Georgia sky. We were unprepared [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Straight from the bargain bin at the Shenzen copycat flea market is the “Ultralight Backpacking Stove”. Will you burn up your six bucks or load your family's packs with these gems? The choice is yours, the opinion is mine. Check out the $6 Ultralight Backpacking Stove These ship straight from Shenzen, so be prepared to … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Apr 24, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. Learning how to make dehydrated beet chips will help you preserve your harvest, expand your emergency food storage, and provide a delicious healthy snack! The post How to Make Dehydrated Beet Chips appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Sat, Apr 23, 2016
Source: Survival at Home
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If you love the taste of honey (with a hint of meringue pie) and have a lot of dandelions in your yard, you can turn that nuisance “weed” into sweet tasting jelly for your family and friends, Here's how… A couple weeks ago, a friend of a friend remarked during dinner about her enthusiasm for making dandelion jelly. “Tastes like honey…” was her commentary and since I love honey, I purposed to create this nectar of the dandelion at my first opportunity. (In addition to jelly, you can create a syrup or wine from the blossoms as well.) Dandelion Petals Have [...]
Fri, Apr 22, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
How to Make a River Cane Fish Trap - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Give a man a fish and he eats for a day… teach him to make a fish trap and he feeds himself and his tribe! On the heels of our last post on river cane, I thought you may be interested in how to build a traditional fish trap. The beauty of any kind of trapping device is its ability to passively gather protein while you spend valuable time doing other stuff. Set it and forget it. This funnel trap is not a “survival” trap. Your time would be better spent in a short-term survival scenario than burning calories collecting [...]
Mon, Apr 18, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
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I recently had the opportunity to act in a play with my local community theater. Although I was a theater major in college, I studied the tech end, not the acting end, and hadn't acted in front of a real audience since grade school. I included some pictures here to prove it really happened! I was a little bit stressed out about this role. Okay, a lot. I put a lot of hours into learning lines and practicing songs and dance moves. I even had to practice wearing heels! In two and a half months [...]
Mon, Apr 18, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
River Cane- 25 Self-Reliant Uses for -Cherokee Plastic- - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Bamboo can quickly takes over yards and even entire fields. Though it has many uses world-wide, non-native woody grasses are not our topic of discussion. Today we'll cover what some describe as the Cherokee Nation's equivalent to modern plastic… River Cane. River cane (grass family, Poaceae) is the only native bamboo in the eastern woodlands. Three have been identified: River cane (Arundinaria gigantea), Switch cane (Arundinaria tecta), and a newly discovered (2007) native bamboo called Hill cane (Arundinaria appalachiana). Source Historical accounts of vast canebrakes stretching for miles along river floodplains were noted by early explorers of the New World. [...]
Thu, Apr 14, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
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Friends of Carin (my wife) and I have asked us to come to Tanzania to shoot a video to bring awareness to the plight of disabled and handicapped folks in Africa and how their micro-enterprise mission – Neema Crafts – is bringing hope to those who formerly had none. But we need YOUR Help… Carin and I will be at Neema Crafts the entire month of August and have started raising funds to get to Africa, shoot and produce this video. We are donating our time and talent to this project, so we only need about $5,000 (for both Carin and I), [...]
Thu, Apr 07, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
So scams promise to make you rich overnight, in the case of off shore goods that could be useful to our everyday lives, they make you poor slowly. In this video I take a look at the $12 headlamp that claims some amazing things. Spoiler alert..It doesn't do anything it says it does. Does that … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Apr 02, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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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 [...]
Fri, Apr 01, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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I hear it all the time, “What's the BEST Survival Knife David?” So today, I'm coming clean and going to share with you THE best survival knife in the world for any situation that you find yourself in. Ready!? Okay… So What Makes a Great Survival Knife? Well there's a lot of discussion and debate about this, probably because the term, “survival knife” means many different things to many different people. Here's the Problem… A bushcrafter, hunter, doomsday prepper, tactical or military professional… or just regular folks – LIKE YOU and Me… are all likely to come up different conclusions about what constitutes [...]
Thu, Mar 31, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. Whether you're a camping pro, a hiking buff, or just looking to preserve your garden's bountiful harvest, dehydrating food at home is a useful skill! The post Beginner's Guide to Dehydrating Food at Home appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, Mar 28, 2016
Source: Survival at Home
GMRS or General Mobile Radio Service is one of the tools available to us for communications. In this video we talk about how you can make the most out of GMRS. One of the best radios for the task is the Midland MicroMobile. The MicroMobile offers a few key features not found in other commercial … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Mar 27, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
A little while back, one of the fans on our Patreon page suggested that there wasn't a good how to on the internet on building a Radio Go Box. What is a radio go box? Simply put, it is a radio in some sort of enclosure that is self powered that you can take out … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Mar 20, 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
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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Mon, May 23, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
My chicken coop is a little under half of one of these wooden sheds (although my shed is bigger than the one pictured). In the other half I keep a couple barrels of feed and tools, etc. When I first got the chickens, I didn't realize that mice would chew through a plastic trash can to get to the feed and by the time they had, it was too late. I now use metal barrels. Fast forward until this week, when half of the mouse population of central Kentucky is living in my shed, and my dad suggested that we should gas [...]
Mon, May 23, 2016
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I was at Dicks sporting goods today & I asked if they had any 22 LR ammo. The guy told me he has more than he's had in years and he expects that to be the case up until the election...After that he's not sure. I bought a brick, even though I really didn't need that much. Just thought I'd let ya know. [...]
Mon, May 23, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
250 rounds Fiocchi 9mm 115 Grain FMJ Ammo - $52.24 (Free S/H No Minimum w/code "BRSH0516") [...]
Mon, May 23, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
Are you F'ing kidding me? Did the secretary of the VA just say that Disney doesn't track wait times on their lines so the VA shouldn't either? WTF?!?!?! Vets die waiting to see VA physicians and thats being compared to waiting for a ride on Pirates of the Caribbean? Congress should impeach this m**** F*****!!! I honestly can't believe even an Obama appointed c*** S***** would have the gall to say this. Even though I am not a combat vet and have no service related disabilities I served 21 years and I am insulted. [...]
Mon, May 23, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
What's your opinion on irons vs scope or red dot. Can't afford an eotech or something expensive like that right now so what would you recommend Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk [...]
Mon, May 23, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
Tactical Rifle 2 in 1 Sling by Gun Monkey Supply. Heavy Duty Nylon Bungee Sling for 2 point carry or 1 point carry. Fits AR15, AK47, SIG, Tavor, FN and most other rifles. - Military Green or Coyote Color - Fast Transition from 2 Point Sling to 1 Point Sling - Adjustment Loop for rapidly adding or removing sling tension with a single-hand - Heavy Duty Metal Attachment points ¼ " Clearance and Polymer Sliders - Adjustable length to fit any rifle or shooter. - Made of High Quality Tactical Nylon for long lasting use. - Heavy-duty elastic bungees assist with point shooting as well as quick adjustment in difficult shooting positions. Gun Monkey [...]
Mon, May 23, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
Hillary Clinton could topple Obama's record for revving gun sales.https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/h...090004527.html Quote: Clinton largely has replaced Obama as the poster child for firearms sales after making gun control a central plank of her campaign. It's one of the few issues in which she is to the left of Sanders, her last remaining Democratic primary competitor. [...]
Mon, May 23, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
Former “Dual Survival” host Cody Lundin is suing the Discovery Network, claiming the scripted survival show's producers purposely made him look incompetent and paired him with a problemed soldier who threatened to kill him on [...] The post Survivalist Cody Lundin Sues Discovery over Dual Survival Controversy appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, May 23, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
White was a 79-year-old retired elementary school teacher who lived alone. In court papers, the state said Foster "broke her jaw, coated her face with talcum powder, sexually molested her with a salad-dressing bottle and strangled her to death." And because the prosecutor tried to remove black jurors from the jury he doesn't get executed. Supreme Court sides with death row inmate in race discrimination case - CNNPolitics.com [...]
Mon, May 23, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
Hello from Florida. This seems to be a really informative and cool Prepper forum. I am in Jupiter, Florida and boy is it warm and it's not even summer yet:) Prepping is very new to me personally even though I am connected with seasoned "Preppers" and "Survivalists". I am excited to see what people share and how they go about prepping for the unknown. Thank you, Sidney [...]
Mon, May 23, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
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The story of my DIY Fresnel lens began three years ago when I lost my house and all its contents in a fire. It started around 4:00 a.m. when my daughter got up and fluffed her job uniform in the dryer. We had no idea the dryer would short out and burn through a gas line. Later that same morning, I woke up and smelled smoke. It looked a bit hazy in the house, and it smelled acrid to me, so I woke up my husband and son and they began to look around for the source of the small. My [...]
Mon, May 23, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
I've been disgusted by the two party system for years. Candidates are paraded before us, giving us the illusion that we have a choice. One after another, each new … Read the restThe post McAfee-Weiss: Is There Actually the Potential for Some Honesty in Politics? appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Mon, May 23, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
May 23 is the birthday of George Lars Kellgren (born 1943 in Borås, Sweden), the founder and chief engineer of Kel-Tec. According to LeftistAgendaPedia, he designed many firearms for Husqvarna and Swedish Interdynamics AB in Sweden. He moved to the U.S. in 1979 and his original U.S. designs were for Intratec and Grendel brand firearms. He founded Kel-Tec in 1991. This is also the day on which, in 1934, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were killed by police near Gibbsland, Louisiana. o o o Don't forget! We are coming up on the end of Round 64 of the SurvivalBlog Writing Contest. If you [...]
Sun, May 22, 2016
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I've personally been designing knives for about 30 years. I commissioned various custom knife makers to produce my designs, most of which were for my own personal use. However, several of my designs are being produced by Mil-Tac Knives & Tools and Columbia River Knife & Tool for retail sale. I'm honored that these companies thought enough of my designs to produce and sell them to the public at large. I make no claims to being any sort of world famous knife designer. I just know what I like and what works. I wish I had the talent to actually make [...]
Sun, May 22, 2016
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I have been running Black Hills Ammunition through my firearms since 1992, when I first started writing gun articles. I have yet to have a single round fail me in any way. I think it is safe to say that I've easily fired hundreds of thousands of rounds of Black Hills ammo through various firearms for articles. And, to be sure, Black Hills is always on the cutting edge of new products. However, with that said, they do not just jump on the band wagon because everyone else is doing so. Jeff & Kristi Hoffman are the owners of Black Hills, [...]
Sun, May 22, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
Ingredients: 3 slightly beaten eggs 2 cups cooked or canned whole kernel corn, drained 2 cups milk, scalded 1 Tbsp instant minced onion 1 Tbsp melted butter 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt Directions: Combine ingredients and pour into a greased 1½ qt baking dish (or any baking dish that fits into a 4½ quart or larger slow cooking pot). Cover with foil or a lid (but do not use plastic). Set a metal rack or trivet on the bottom of the slow cooking pot. Pour 4 cups of hot water in the pot. Set the baking dish on the rack in the hot water. Cover pot and cook on high for 2 [...]
Sun, May 22, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
Hugh, There's a lot of good information in the article on trimming horses' feet. The old saw is “no hoof, no horse.” So you have to be able to provide good hoof care. I don't have the education or breadth of experience that RB does, but I've been trimming my band of horses for more than 20 years. I've found some things over the years that make things easier that folks may want to consider. I prefer to trim sitting down. I've never developed the skill that lets me trim comfortably standing the way a farrier does. I bought a mechanics stool [...]
Sun, May 22, 2016
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Sun, May 22, 2016
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Sun, May 22, 2016
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Sun, May 22, 2016
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Solar is one of the best ways to cook if you lose power due to a storm, emergency, or even if the grid goes down. Even in the winter time! The problem is that unless you have a powerful system, it's not very efficient, meaning you usually can't cook very quickly or very much food … Continue reading » The post How To Get 2000 F Solar Power – Great For When SHTF appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Sun, May 22, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
A Yummy Collection Of Dandelion Recipes To Try Out Dandelions won't be around for much longer so take advantage of the free food that is most likely growing in your garden RIGHT NOW! I have been eating dandelions for years and years, My poor garden is running low on them now. There are a lot of … Continue reading » The post A Yummy Collection Of Dandelion Recipes To Try Out appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Sun, May 22, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How To Grow Your Own Antibacterial Bandages This is truly the best plant / herb you can grow in your garden. Lamb's ear is easy to grow, easy to transplant and has a ton of uses some of you may not know. For centuries, hunters and soldiers have used Lamb's Ear leaves as a field … Continue reading » The post How To Grow Your Own Antibacterial Bandages appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Sun, May 22, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
10 Things That Will Destroy Your Food Storage Cache It finally happened–a major disaster hit your town and no one is coming to help. The power is out, the police are stretched to the limit, and worst of all: the stores are running out of food. Fortunately, you have a pantry full of supplies. You … Continue reading » The post 10 Things That Will Destroy Your Food Storage Cache appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Sun, May 22, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
The 10 Best Prepper Quotes – Stay Motivated to Prep Motivation can be just as important, if not more important, than skills or tools. Quotes have the power to inspire and motivate with just a few words. They have been used to boost morale and unite people under stressful situations to achieve huge goals. When … Continue reading » The post The 10 Best Prepper Quotes – Stay Motivated to Prep appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Sun, May 22, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Re-hydrating Survival Food Tip #1 Using the Correct Amount of Water Haha….your kidding, right? Nope, not kidding. This sounds like a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised at how many times people guess at how much water to use when they don't have a measuring cup around. Using the correct amount of water is easy when you are at home and have a measuring cup available. But what about when you are camping or you are in a bug-out situation? The solution? Scratch a mark on your cooking vessel for the correct amount of water needed before you pack your gear. For example, when I [...]
Sun, May 22, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
A LifeStraw Go for You and a Buzz Break for Me | Backdoor Survival
Here we go again with another LifeStraw Go Giveaway. This is month number three as I keep my promise of offering up a total of five LifeStraw Go water filter bottles, one a month for five months. I get to take a break from writing, and one lucky reader wins a LifeStraw Go. Do you know about the LifeStraw Go? In the simplest of terms, it is a “LifeStraw in a bottle”. What that means is no bending down to water level to suck up drinking water. All you need to do is scoop or pour the [...]
Sat, May 21, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Survival Saturday is a round-up of the week's news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News This week's headline sounds more like … Read the restThe post Fast Food Employees Replaced by Self-Serve Kiosks But the TSA Is Hiring Actual Clowns appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Fri, May 20, 2016
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Who isn't entranced while walking a shady wooded path strewn with a carpet of wild violets? It instantly creates an almost magical atmosphere, intoxicating with the sweet scent of the blooms. Makes me wonder what virtue of the violet gained it prominence on the Napoleonic Imperial Army's emblem! It is certainly a plant full of offerings for us, be it for just sensory enjoyment or for practical purposes. There are many varieties of wild violets, some more fragrant than others, but all are edible and beautiful. Johnny jump-ups, or Viola tricolor, are a well-loved cousin to the violet, also with many [...]
Fri, May 20, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Senate Republicans helped Democrats fund an Obama Administration Regulation that will essentially setup a National Zoning Board and allow HUD to radically reshape American cities... [...] The post Turncoat Republicans help Dems make HUD a National Zoning Board to Reshape U.S. appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Fri, May 20, 2016
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Interview with Emergency Essentials | Backdoor Survival
As some of you may recall, late last year I had a number of customer service issues with personal orders I placed with Emergency Essentials. After many attempts to resolve these issues, I felt I could no longer endorse them even though I felt they had a robust product line filled with terrific products at a good price point. I will not bore you with the details other than to say that after a number of heartfelt conversations with their management team, I came away feeling that Emergency Essentials was committed to improving their customer service infrastructure so that my [...]
Fri, May 20, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Bug Out Bag Walmart Style (72 Hours) Lets face it, bug out gear can be expensive!! Many of us have families and can't afford to buy all the high end gear at once so one alternative is Walmart.The bag discussed in the video is for a 72 hour emergency, not for long term. Every Day Tactical was challenged to put together an entire bug out bag from supplies he could find at Walmart and he took that challenge. Keeping in mind that you will get what you pay for when it comes to bug out equipment so eventually you will want to [...]
Thu, May 19, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
How to Survive a Dental Emergency | Backdoor Survival
I don't know about you, but I have had my share of dental emergencies, including one major emergency while in the middle of nowhere. Thank goodness I had some clove essential oil to mitigate the pain until I got back to civilization three days later. In the event of a major disaster or disruptive event, finding dental care from a trained professional may be impossible. First responders are going to be saving lives and not tending to a nagging toothache or even to a broken tooth. For that reason, we need to think about being dentally prepared with [...]
Thu, May 19, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Hunt-Gather-Eat- Identifying Plants the Real Food Eats - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker At our spring Georgia Bushcraft campout, Chris Noble began his Plant I.D. class with seven wise words written on the white board… “Plants are what the real food eats!” Wild edibles are popular among survivalists and outdoorsy types. Would you survive the learning curve if you were dependent on wild food only? We have several articles parked on our Foraging Feral Food page. However, foraging is a hobby of mine and is used to supplement my diet and knowledge base. The supplementary part (knowledge) is what the average person, like myself, should concentrate on when learning to forage. More specifically, which [...]
Wed, May 18, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
As many offgriders have found out the hard way, collecting and harvesting rainwater is actually illegal in many parts of the United States [...] The post Collecting Rainwater No longer Illegal in Colorado. Yes, it was Actually a Crime! appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Wed, May 18, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
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For many of us, it's hard to ask for help. We pride ourselves in our preparedness for emergencies; in many cases we are the go-to people in our social circle for what to do in case of…fill in the blank. Or at least we know who to ask or where to look up the answer. But as strong as we are, there are many things in nature and in our industrialized world that are much stronger. In some cases, we need to call for help…for backup. It's OK to need some backup! Remember that every day, police and fire departments send their [...]
Wed, May 18, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
In this video I am going to show you how to convert a Glock 23 .40 caliber handgun into a 9mm handgun with a simple barrel change. I am also going for a personal “world record” of the process. I do this in 12.96 seconds. It's not really a world record, but I was just having some fun. You can buy 9mm barrels from GlockStore.com or LoneWolfdist.com. You can also find them on eBay or Amazon. Not all .40 calibers can be converted to 9mm, so make sure you research before you buy a new barrel. Also, keep in mind [...]
Wed, May 18, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Trekking poles, also called hiking sticks, hiking poles, walking/hiking staff, or walking poles are designed to aid walkers with their rhythm as they walk and to provide stability on rough terrain. Trekking poles today are typically sold as a pair, whereas a walking staff, for example, is a single pole used as a walking aid for those out for a stroll versus those traversing rough terrain. Usually, trekking poles are adjustable so you can adjust to your height and for stability on any terrain. You would normally shorten the poles when going uphill and lengthen for downhill. Collapsible poles are [...]
Tue, May 17, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
12 Wellness Reasons to Include Elderberries in Your Preps | Backdoor Survival
The first time I learned about elderberries is when a homesteader I know told me she supplemented her income from making and selling her homemade syrups and tinctures. At the time, I knew nothing about elderberries even though they are quite common near the edges of the forest here Washington State. As my interest in natural remedies grew, I started investigating the merits of elderberry then stumbled upon this fact: elderberries can and do fight the flu. Not only that, they do so exceptionally well. Talk about a light bulb going off in this prepper mind of mine! [...]
Tue, May 17, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
12 Wellness Reasons to Include Elderberries in Your Preps | Backdoor Survival
The first time I learned about elderberries is when a homesteader I know told me she supplemented her income from making and selling her homemade syrups and tinctures. At the time, I knew nothing about elderberries even though they are quite common near the edges of the forest here Washington State. As my interest in natural remedies grew, I started investigating the merits of elderberry then stumbled upon this fact: elderberries can and do fight the flu. Not only that, they do so exceptionally well. Talk about a light bulb going off in this prepper mind of mine! [...]
Tue, May 17, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
DIY Solar power may seem like a daunting task. Fear not, this video WILL set you on the right path. We start by unraveling the mystery of off-grid solar power and teach you the basics, how to understand and think about your system. From there, we show you how to access and size the proper … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, May 14, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Survival Saturday is a round-up of the week's news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News Is the economy turning the … Read the restThe post Signs of a Slave Nation: Humiliation, Socialism, Dependency, and Managed Media appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, May 14, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
We here do not have the answer to this question. It is up to you to answer it based on your situation, but we will put forth some thoughts on the subject and point out some pros and cons. There are hundreds, if not thousands of articles on the Internet about this very subject. There is a difference in finding storage places for your emergency stockpile, and hiding your food so others cannot find it, however. Storage is always a problem unless you have unlimited space, and who has that, so you do have to get clever, and be organized [...]
Sat, May 14, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
Backpacking For emergency Preparedness Article shared with us by Urgent Survival In the prepping community the term “Emergency Preparedness” is used a lot but what does it really mean to be prepared? There is more to being prepared than just stocking up on food and water. In order to have a good idea of what it really takes to take care of your family you will need some type of experience under your belt. A backpacking trip can be a great way to get the experience needed to help with being prepared. When planning for emergency survival situations you can make it as [...]
Sat, May 14, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
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Hording: Signs You're Going Overboard with Emergency Prep You've probably heard the saying, “You can never be too prepared,” but is that necessarily true? Learning to survive in the wild or in the event of an emergency is an excellent skill to have but hording is unhealthy. You never know when it might come in handy or when your emergency preparedness stores will save your life. But is it possible to be too prepared? The answer isn't easy. If a disaster should strike, you won't be sorry that you devoted an entire floor in your home to supplies, but if it's taking [...]
Sat, May 14, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. Learning how to clean cast iron cookware is not as intimidating as some people make it out to be. "Do this", "don't do that"... Phooey! It's not difficult. The post How to Clean Cast Iron Cookware appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Sat, May 14, 2016
Source: Survival at Home
Recently, I spoke with Rory from The Daily Coin about the potential for economic collapse and why we need to pay attention to what's going on in Venezuela. We discussed … Read the restThe post Why You Need to Become More Self-Reliant NOW, No Matter Where You Live appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Fri, May 13, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
This subduction zone can produce some of the strongest earthquakes on the planet, and researchers are warning the area could be long overdue for a quake that could exceed a magnitude 9.0. [...] The post Cascadia Rising: FEMA Prepping for Pacific Northwest Megaquake appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Thu, May 12, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
In many municipalities, trash at the curb is considered public domain. There are some arcane laws regarding this, however, and much depends on where you live. Therefore, assume once you have bagged it and placed it at the curb it is fair game for anyone that wants to grab a bag or two to sort through at their leisure. If you pick up an item off the streets of New York City and put it in your car, for example, you'd be violating a local law. However, on the same token, a passerby on foot is allowed to take stuff [...]
Thu, May 12, 2016
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This is the third and final part of our series on involving children in your emergency preparedness plans. In case you missed it, here are parts 1 (supplies) and 2 (information). An evacuation can be pretty scary, even for adults. Just as there are all kinds of reasons to evacuate, there are all kinds of unknowns. Do you know where you will be evacuating to? How long will you be gone? What do you need? What don't you need? Do you even know where your shoes are? Running around gathering up all your stuff is pretty hectic, even when you have all the answers. From a [...]
Wed, May 11, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
While the list of potential dangers and complications is going to be a little different for everyone, there are some things that you need to take into consideration... [...] The post 7 Things you will Likely Lose during a Long-Term SHTF Disaster appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, May 10, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Super easy banana applesauce bread recipe! Slice for toast, this stuff is perfect!
My kids love bananas. Until they don't. And they never tell me when the banana consumption will spontaneously shut off, so occasionally, I'm left with a bunch of over ripe bananas. When there are 4-5 of them, we make this amazing super simple banana applesauce bread. It does help rotate some of your food storage items, but the recipe itself is not food storage friendly without some substitutions. I'll cover those at the end so you can make this out of food storage if you want to! This bread is dense, moist, and can be cut [...]
Tue, May 10, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Dear Single Parent Preppers: If there's one thing I know about, it's taking care of things by myself. If you've been a single parent for a while, you know exactly … Read the restThe post An Open Letter to Single Parent Preppers appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Tue, May 10, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
Do You Wear a Belt Every Day: Maybe You Should? Belts have been in use since the Bronze Age according to historians, but it wasn't until the 1920's that belts became a common item used mainly to hold one's trousers up. Belts, before pants had belt loops were mainly decorative in the civilian world and utilitarian in the military. Soldiers had gear to carry and so a wide heavy belt was usually buckled around the waist so things could be attached to it such as sabers, daggers, money, water, and tobacco pouches along with rations in small leather sacks. In [...]
Mon, May 09, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
Where Do You Start When Everything Has Been Lost-
Again and again, whether by fire, flood, or natural disaster, individuals and families face the challenge of starting their lives from scratch when their homes have been destroyed. Piles of debris are all that remain of homes and lifetimes of memories. In the initial hours and days following such a disaster, what do you do? Where do you start when everything has been lost? In a crisis, it's easy to lose perspective and fear causes us to, quite literally, not think clearly. A “To Do” list is needed. Here are a few tips from my book. You need [...]
Sun, May 08, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Where Do You Start When Everything Has Been Lost-
Again and again, whether by fire, flood, or natural disaster, individuals and families face the challenge of starting their lives from scratch when their homes have been destroyed. Piles of debris are all that remain of homes and lifetimes of memories. In the initial hours and days following such a disaster, what do you do? Where do you start when everything has been lost? In a crisis, it's easy to lose perspective and fear causes us to, quite literally, not think clearly. A “To Do” list is needed. Here are a few tips from my book. You need [...]
Sun, May 08, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. Cast iron cookware can be a bit intimidating, but this beginners guide to cast iron cookware will help you take that next step in your cast iron journey! The post The Beginner's Guide to Cast Iron Cookware appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Sat, May 07, 2016
Source: Survival at Home
The Abolitionists--showing May 16, 2016 at a theater near you!
Today I'm sharing with you a cause I feel very passionate about. Part of being prepared is being prepared to help others. Especially those who cannot provide for or protect themselves. The Abolitionists is a documentary that shows how one group is working to do just that by rescuing children around the world who are being held as sex slaves. Child sex trafficking is one of those topics that is almost too heart wrenching to want to talk about. I hate having to admit that there are people in the world that are so evil that they [...]
Fri, May 06, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
We have delved into this subject a number of times in previous articles, but like anything else attitudes change or a situation arises that makes one stop and contemplate their actions thus far. Common sense tells us that a cache should be such that if you arrive with nothing but the clothes on your back you would have what is needed in the cache to survive going forward. Survive and defend yourself, so this means firearms in each cache along with sufficient ammunition. A cache for an individual or even a family is a personal stash if you will, a collection of [...]
Fri, May 06, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
Spring Camping- 4 Keys to Avoid Unexpected Hypothermia - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker One of the top concerns of winter outdoor activities is hypothermia. We are well aware of that possibility and prepare accordingly. With summer approaching, what's the worry? I've been chilled to the bone on a few spring camping trips in Georgia… especially in wet conditions. One I'll never forget was a fishing trip my brother-in-law and I made on the Flint River in mid-March of 1981. We motored up river, set trot lines, and made camp near a sandbar. We woke to a heavy frost blanketing our lightweight summer sleeping bags under a freezing Georgia sky. We were unprepared [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Spring Camping- 4 Keys to Avoid Unexpected Hypothermia - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker One of the top concerns of winter outdoor activities is hypothermia. We are well aware of that possibility and prepare accordingly. With summer approaching, what's the worry? I've been chilled to the bone on a few spring camping trips in Georgia… especially in wet conditions. One I'll never forget was a fishing trip my brother-in-law and I made on the Flint River in mid-March of 1981. We motored up river, set trot lines, and made camp near a sandbar. We woke to a heavy frost blanketing our lightweight summer sleeping bags under a freezing Georgia sky. We were unprepared [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Straight from the bargain bin at the Shenzen copycat flea market is the “Ultralight Backpacking Stove”. Will you burn up your six bucks or load your family's packs with these gems? The choice is yours, the opinion is mine. Check out the $6 Ultralight Backpacking Stove These ship straight from Shenzen, so be prepared to … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Apr 24, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. Learning how to make dehydrated beet chips will help you preserve your harvest, expand your emergency food storage, and provide a delicious healthy snack! The post How to Make Dehydrated Beet Chips appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Sat, Apr 23, 2016
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If you love the taste of honey (with a hint of meringue pie) and have a lot of dandelions in your yard, you can turn that nuisance “weed” into sweet tasting jelly for your family and friends, Here's how… A couple weeks ago, a friend of a friend remarked during dinner about her enthusiasm for making dandelion jelly. “Tastes like honey…” was her commentary and since I love honey, I purposed to create this nectar of the dandelion at my first opportunity. (In addition to jelly, you can create a syrup or wine from the blossoms as well.) Dandelion Petals Have [...]
Fri, Apr 22, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
How to Make a River Cane Fish Trap - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Give a man a fish and he eats for a day… teach him to make a fish trap and he feeds himself and his tribe! On the heels of our last post on river cane, I thought you may be interested in how to build a traditional fish trap. The beauty of any kind of trapping device is its ability to passively gather protein while you spend valuable time doing other stuff. Set it and forget it. This funnel trap is not a “survival” trap. Your time would be better spent in a short-term survival scenario than burning calories collecting [...]
Mon, Apr 18, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
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I recently had the opportunity to act in a play with my local community theater. Although I was a theater major in college, I studied the tech end, not the acting end, and hadn't acted in front of a real audience since grade school. I included some pictures here to prove it really happened! I was a little bit stressed out about this role. Okay, a lot. I put a lot of hours into learning lines and practicing songs and dance moves. I even had to practice wearing heels! In two and a half months [...]
Mon, Apr 18, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
River Cane- 25 Self-Reliant Uses for -Cherokee Plastic- - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Bamboo can quickly takes over yards and even entire fields. Though it has many uses world-wide, non-native woody grasses are not our topic of discussion. Today we'll cover what some describe as the Cherokee Nation's equivalent to modern plastic… River Cane. River cane (grass family, Poaceae) is the only native bamboo in the eastern woodlands. Three have been identified: River cane (Arundinaria gigantea), Switch cane (Arundinaria tecta), and a newly discovered (2007) native bamboo called Hill cane (Arundinaria appalachiana). Source Historical accounts of vast canebrakes stretching for miles along river floodplains were noted by early explorers of the New World. [...]
Thu, Apr 14, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
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Friends of Carin (my wife) and I have asked us to come to Tanzania to shoot a video to bring awareness to the plight of disabled and handicapped folks in Africa and how their micro-enterprise mission – Neema Crafts – is bringing hope to those who formerly had none. But we need YOUR Help… Carin and I will be at Neema Crafts the entire month of August and have started raising funds to get to Africa, shoot and produce this video. We are donating our time and talent to this project, so we only need about $5,000 (for both Carin and I), [...]
Thu, Apr 07, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
So scams promise to make you rich overnight, in the case of off shore goods that could be useful to our everyday lives, they make you poor slowly. In this video I take a look at the $12 headlamp that claims some amazing things. Spoiler alert..It doesn't do anything it says it does. Does that … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Apr 02, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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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 [...]
Fri, Apr 01, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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I hear it all the time, “What's the BEST Survival Knife David?” So today, I'm coming clean and going to share with you THE best survival knife in the world for any situation that you find yourself in. Ready!? Okay… So What Makes a Great Survival Knife? Well there's a lot of discussion and debate about this, probably because the term, “survival knife” means many different things to many different people. Here's the Problem… A bushcrafter, hunter, doomsday prepper, tactical or military professional… or just regular folks – LIKE YOU and Me… are all likely to come up different conclusions about what constitutes [...]
Thu, Mar 31, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. Whether you're a camping pro, a hiking buff, or just looking to preserve your garden's bountiful harvest, dehydrating food at home is a useful skill! The post Beginner's Guide to Dehydrating Food at Home appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, Mar 28, 2016
Source: Survival at Home
GMRS or General Mobile Radio Service is one of the tools available to us for communications. In this video we talk about how you can make the most out of GMRS. One of the best radios for the task is the Midland MicroMobile. The MicroMobile offers a few key features not found in other commercial … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Mar 27, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
A little while back, one of the fans on our Patreon page suggested that there wasn't a good how to on the internet on building a Radio Go Box. What is a radio go box? Simply put, it is a radio in some sort of enclosure that is self powered that you can take out … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Mar 20, 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
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

Misc Prepper Resources

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Sun, May 22, 2016
Source: Prepper Website
Sun, May 22, 2016
Source: Prepper Website
Sun, May 22, 2016
Source: Prepper Website
Sun, May 22, 2016
Source: Prepper Website
Solar is one of the best ways to cook if you lose power due to a storm, emergency, or even if the grid goes down. Even in the winter time! The problem is that unless you have a powerful system, it's not very efficient, meaning you usually can't cook very quickly or very much food … Continue reading » The post How To Get 2000 F Solar Power – Great For When SHTF appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Sun, May 22, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
A Yummy Collection Of Dandelion Recipes To Try Out Dandelions won't be around for much longer so take advantage of the free food that is most likely growing in your garden RIGHT NOW! I have been eating dandelions for years and years, My poor garden is running low on them now. There are a lot of … Continue reading » The post A Yummy Collection Of Dandelion Recipes To Try Out appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Sun, May 22, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How To Grow Your Own Antibacterial Bandages This is truly the best plant / herb you can grow in your garden. Lamb's ear is easy to grow, easy to transplant and has a ton of uses some of you may not know. For centuries, hunters and soldiers have used Lamb's Ear leaves as a field … Continue reading » The post How To Grow Your Own Antibacterial Bandages appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Sun, May 22, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
10 Things That Will Destroy Your Food Storage Cache It finally happened–a major disaster hit your town and no one is coming to help. The power is out, the police are stretched to the limit, and worst of all: the stores are running out of food. Fortunately, you have a pantry full of supplies. You … Continue reading » The post 10 Things That Will Destroy Your Food Storage Cache appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Sun, May 22, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
The 10 Best Prepper Quotes – Stay Motivated to Prep Motivation can be just as important, if not more important, than skills or tools. Quotes have the power to inspire and motivate with just a few words. They have been used to boost morale and unite people under stressful situations to achieve huge goals. When … Continue reading » The post The 10 Best Prepper Quotes – Stay Motivated to Prep appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Sun, May 22, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness

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