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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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Tue, Jan 17, 2017
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OFFGRID Survival is here at the SHOT Show brining you live coverage and sharing the latest firearms, hunting, preparedness, and tactical gear from the show! [...] The post SHOT Show Day 1: Follow us for Live Updates from the 2017 SHOT Show appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Skills and knowledge trump gear and miscellaneous stuff when it comes to survival, and this brand new Back to Basics Bundle will provide you and your family with hours and hours of great information related to many different areas of being prepared. WHAT IS A BUNDLE? With the popularity of ebooks and online courses, “bundles” have become a hot trend. A bundle is simply a collection of related ebooks, online magazines, e-courses (online classes) and, occasionally, collections of podcasts. You pay a single fee for access to the entire lot and then can download it to as many computers and other [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
This list is part of my eBook, Prepared Kids: A Parent's Guide to Raising the Next Generation of Self-Reliant, Responsible Adults! THIS WEEK ONLY (Jan 16-22, 2017) Get my Prepared Kids eBook as part of the Back to Basics Living Bundle–a spectacular collection of resources for preparedness, food storage, natural remedies, healthy living, cooking from […] [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Preparing for an EMP | Backdoor Survival
Those of you who may be new to the world of prepping may not immediately think of EMPs when it comes to immediate threats. Instead, the top threats in your own mind might be a nuclear war, economic collapse, and the uncontrollable events that Mother Nature regularly throws our way. Seasoned preppers, however, rank EMPs pretty high on the list of potentially disruptive events. For many, it is the number one threat. In this article, we will look at why that is, what they are, and what you can do to prepare for an EMP. The post 12 Months of [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
surviving iceland
When my family spent 2 weeks in Iceland this past fall, surviving cold weather was my top concern. Coming from Arizona and now Texas, I tend to go overboard when it comes to preparing for cold weather and packing for this trip was no exception. I knew that our first and most important prep was our bodies — packing the right type of shoes and clothing to keep us warm from the skin out. Start with your skin No matter what the temperature and weather conditions are, get ready at the skin, or base, layer. My favorite base layer is made of [...]
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
The Back to Basics Living Bundle sale starts TODAY! I just want to give you a quick heads up about the Back to Basics Living Bundle and explain a bit about why it might be a good fit for you. To create a bundle, a group of authors and content creators agree […] [...]
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
summer garden
Hold on to your hat! Spring and it's warmer cousin, summer, are just around the corner. Yes, even if you're looking out the window at piles of crystalline, white snow — believe! One day soon, the days will lengthen and your summer garden will become just as real as those freezing temperatures! Seed companies from companies like Seed Savers, Territorial Seed Company, and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds have their catalogs at the ready. Be sure to request them now before supplies run low. Here's a comprehensive list of seed companies to peruse. Even before the catalogs arrive, though, there are a number [...]
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
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, the Survival Saturday round-up … Read the restThe post Will You Be Ready When All Hell Breaks Loose? appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, Jan 14, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
This year, the flu shot gauntlet has fired the starting gun with a study that makes it sound like only crazy hippies protect their children from the annual injection. In … Read the restThe post The Annual Flu Shot Gauntlet Begins with a Super-Snarky Study appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Tue, Oct 04, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
10 Ways to Use Epsom Salts | Backdoor Survival
Over the years, I have learned that superstars of preparedness are those items that serve multiple purposes. In many cases, these are common, everyday items that we already have on hand. Not only that, many of these multi-taskers are budget friendly and available everywhere. Some good examples include vinegar, salt, honey, duct tape, coffee filters, and even microfiber cloths. There is one preparedness multi-tasker whose list of uses is so diverse that you will wonder why you had not thought of stockpiling it previously. I am referring to old fashioned Epsom salts. Let's start with a bit of [...]
Tue, Oct 04, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Not many people can say they survived a grizzly bear attack, even less can say they survived being attacked twice by the same bear... [...] The post Hunter Survives Double Attack by Grizzly Bear appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Oct 03, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Do you know what skill sets you have accumulated within your survival family? Think about it for a minute. What does each person bring to the survival group that is beneficial and needed in some way or another? These are thoughts that have been in my mind for a few weeks now. So I sat down and did some research and put together a list of skill sets that are almost a must have for any group. One of the great things about this list is you can mark off what you have mastered and pick something else to work on. [...]
Mon, Oct 03, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
goTenna Launches goTenna Mesh to Take Off-Grid Communication Further: International Expansion & First-of-Its-Kind Mesh Networking Technology BROOKLYN, NY (Sept. 28, 2016) — goTenna, the company that last year released the first and only device that enables smartphone users to communicate without cell towers, wifi routers or satellites, today introduces a new breakthrough product: goTenna Mesh, the first 100% off-grid, mobile, long-range consumer-ready mesh network device, which will be available internationally. The announcement comes along with the launch of goTenna's premium service, goTenna Plus, and the release of the goTenna open Software Development Kit (SDK). goTenna Mesh pairs with any iOS or [...]
Mon, Oct 03, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
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, Survival Sunday is focused … Read the restThe post Here's How Conflict In Europe and Asia Will Directly Affect the United States appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sun, Oct 02, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
It doesn't matter if you're a Prepper or not dehydrating vegetables and meat has many wonderful benefits. Here are just a few: 1. Food storage. 2. Food Preservation. You actually increase the sugar, vitamins, and mineral content by dehydrating. 3. Easy food preparation. Here are a few great tips to know when dehydrating vegetables: 1. There is no need to cook a vegetable before drying if it is one that you would eat raw in a salad such as pepper, tomato, mushroom or onion. All you have to do is clean, cut uniformly and spread in a single layer on dehydrator trays. You can go [...]
Sun, Oct 02, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
A New Jersey High School student was suspended, visited by police, and ordered to undergo a psychological exam after another student turned him in for doing a pro-second amendment project. [...] The post Student Suspended, Visited by Police, Ordered to take Psychiatric Exam for Doing Pro 2nd Amendment Project appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
I'll bet that a lot of you are trying to decide between attending your dentist appointment or watching this video. Watch the video. Tires are a critical choice when building a bug out vehicle. Overlook or buy the wrong tires and it your day at some point in the future might head very south. Choosing … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
What To Do Following a Natural Disaster | Backdoor Survival
Having lived most of my adult life on the West Coast of the US, the the probability of a major earthquake has not been an if but a when proposition. The same can be said for residents of the East Coast; simply change the word “earthquake” to “hurricane”. For middle America, there are tornados. The point is that regardless of where you live, there is risk of a natural disaster happening in your own backyard. It is simply a matter of when. Are you ready? The most likely answer to that question is sure, kind a sort a. [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Food Storage Smarts Stock Up On Meal Stretchers via The Survival Mom
For many of us, buying food specifically for food storage is an additional expense that can, sometimes, become too burdensome. When money is tight, it's hard enough to cover the groceries for our main meals, much less add another few day's worth of food to the grocery cart. One solution to this dilemma is to stock up on meal stretchers. Foods like rice, beans, potatoes, pasta, and other grains have always formed the core of most food storage plans. First, they are inexpensive foods, like these potato dices. Purchased either from the grocery store or in large multi-pound packages, it's a [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Primitive vs. Modern: The Importance of Keeping Skills in Context ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker From time to time I get comments on my blog from folks wanting to see more survival stuff without modern equipment involved. These types of comments appear more frequently on my YouTube channel. Here's a recent one from a my One-Stick-Fire in the Rain video using a ferrocerium rod as my ignition source… “pleeaaaaase im just waiting to see if some “survival” channel teaches how to do it without these gadgets like fire rods and matches and stuff like that…. come on!” Spark ignition in the rain is not hardcore enough for some folks. Comments like this don't offend me [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
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If you're bored of “typical” survival gear, want to cut through the clutter and learn what David personally uses… or maybe you have a special someone on your “survival” gift list and need some help. Well you've come to the right place… Because today we're gonna break into the survival cache and take a look at 10+ cool survival survival gizmos, gadgets and gear that could also make great gifts. For your convenience, I've included a pile of links to the stuff in this post with each item. Cool!? Well let's get started… EDC Diamond Credit Card Sized Knife Sharpener Got a dull knife [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
When disaster strikes your community, don't sit idly by while waiting for emergency response teams to act? You can volunteer to help your community!
When disaster strikes your community, don't sit idly by while waiting for emergency response teams to act? You can volunteer to help your community!Ways to Volunteer in Your Community for Disaster PreparednessIf you are interested in becoming more involved in your city's preparedness planning and helping during a localized crisis, here are some ways you can help! These programs may not be available in all areas, and program outlines may be different program to program. Check with your local municipality to see what is available in your area.Citizens on PatrolCOP allows you to become a citizen policeman who helps with [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. It is produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas (U.S.Consumer Product Safety Commission). Some of the ways CO gas can be present in your home or any shelter or enclosed space is from camp stoves, and propane or natural gas-fueled ranges, kerosene heaters, gas hot water heaters, charcoal/propane grills, and wood stoves used for heating. The “Do You Really Need That to Survive” articles do not just focus on gear and equipment that is taking up space and may not be [...]
Mon, Sep 26, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
If you missed PART 1, click here. So, you've decided that you want to build yourself a bug out vehicle to get yourself out of Dodge if the fecal matter hits the rotary oscillator. What vehicle do you start with? Well, certain vehicles are definitely better than others, but why? In the second part of … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Sep 24, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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by Todd Walker “In the school of the woods there is no graduation day.” ~Horace Kephart, The Book of Camping and Woodcraft, 1910 I deal with an inner struggle with every math lesson forced upon students. They groan and ask, “When will we ever use algebra in real life?” If I'm honest, my response is, “Never, unless you plan on teaching math one day.” But that's not entirely true. There's that high-stakes test looming at the end of the year to determine who can regurgitate all the rote-learning jammed into a brain surging with teenage hormones. Forcing them to learn stuff they're not interested in is [...]
Fri, Sep 23, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
We are starting a series of articles on gear, material, and supplies for survival that you may or may not need. Finances are a big problem when it comes to prepping, and if you are avid readers of survival forums, websites, and blogs then you are inundated with recommendations on gear and supplies, the problem, however, is money. Many of the sites do a good job of convincing you that you need a certain product or you won't survive. We here always try to present the pros and con's, who may benefit the most from a product and in some cases, [...]
Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
You may have seen the commercial on television for an in-home freeze-drying unit. The market audience is Preppers and/or survivalist. A home freeze-drying unit requires a significant up-front expenditure (Thousands of dollars for a quality unit). If you are only interested in occasionally freeze-drying left over foods, then you may want to consider simply buying your foods already freeze-dried, however, because it would be difficult to recoup the upfront expense. Some people, of course, raise their own livestock, or buy beef on the hoof, for example, and then have it butchered or they hunt large game such as moose or elk. [...]
Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
What is a bug out vehicle? Let's face it, search for information on bug out vehicles. What you will find is crap. Lots of folks out there want to know the how/what/when/where's of creating their own bug out vehicle. You found the right place. Welcome to the Tin Hat Ranch's series on how to … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Sep 17, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Friction Fire Hack: Get Consistent Coals Using a Hand Drill ~ © TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Primal fire has been coaxed from dead wood by twirling a straight stick between two human palms for millennia. I'm still amazed every time I look down at a pile of charred wood dust smoldering on its on accord and sending wisps of smoke skyward. Starting a fire with modern devices, which accompany me on outings, can not compare to our ancient ancestor's fire. As my preparedness journey moves forward, I find myself practicing primitive more and more. What if those modern devices fail, or run out of fuel, or get lost? Could I create that all-important fire from [...]
Sat, Sep 10, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
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The Votes are in… Joe, Ahin and Todd have Spoken and ALL agree on the THE Best Survival Slingshot / Sling Bow in the WORLD… See if YOU Agree as they REVEAL the BEST (Most Lethal) Survival SlingShot / Sling Bow in the World for Hunting / Fishing / Bug Out and Everyday Carry… In Ep. 5 of 5 – Sling Bow Wars – SPECIAL BONUS – See Who is Selected as the BEST “Shooter of the Day” and Gets to Blow Up the Pumpkin with Exploding Target Inside… Kaboom!!! _________ Here are LINKS to ALL 5 Episodes: Ep. 1 – Pathfinder Pocket [...]
Sat, Sep 03, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Backcountry Belt Kit: Essential Tools to Wear Around Your Waist ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker There are many scenarios where you may be separated from your backpack and gear. Tipping a canoe or tumbling down a ravine come to mind. These types of accidents can quickly relieve you of the gear which makes for a comfortable wilderness outing. Having essential gear in your pockets and attached to your belt could turn your luck around, and, not being too dramatic here, could literally save your life. I leave my main pack at base camp on short scouts on backcountry outings. Depending on the purpose of my trek, I usually grab my canteen set and [...]
Sat, Sep 03, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
A Visual Guide of Essential Oils for Your Body /// Mom with a PREP
You prepare your home, your car, your bags, your workplace, and your family …. but is your city prepared?How would you know? You simply ask.Most municipalities probably have a Civil Emergency plan in place, and as a taxpaying citizen, you have a right to know what it is. So ask! Call your city hall to find the department that deals in such things, and ask if you can be directed to the city's plans.As with all governmental agencies, there may be things that they don't publish for the general populace. However, you should be directed to a website where the [...]
Fri, Sep 02, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
How to make pemmican--primitive survival food!
Pemmican has been called the ultimate survival food. It is nutrient dense and fits right in with the paleo diet. It was originally produced in the 18th century by native Americans and French Voyageurs. Pemmican is made traditionally from buffalo meat, although deer, elk, or moose could also be used. None of those available to you? Beef works fine, too. Because it is packable, and ready to eat without cooking, pemmican makes a great savory food for camping, hiking, or survival. Plus it's pretty straightforward to make. Ready to get started? Here's what [...]
Mon, Aug 29, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Primitive Preps- Craft a 3-in-1 Tool from One Hand Drill Spindle - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Having items in your pack which serve more than one function reduces weight and increases resourcefulness. I've written about this multifunctional-mindset with modern equipment here. The concept is far from modern. Otzi the Ice Man carried multifunctional primitive tools over 5,300 years ago. Here's our experimental archeology project… Multifunctional Spindles How many redundant uses can we find for a hand drill spindle other than its primary use… friction fire embers? If you have access to river cane, one spindle becomes multifunctional: Friction Fire Primitive Drill Container Friction Fire Finding dry, straight wood long enough for a spindle in the field is challenging. Sticks in the 4 to [...]
Sun, Aug 28, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Are you prepared for your period? Learn long-term period preparedness strategies to help you be ready for your period, even in the worst of times.
Period Preparedness• Are you ready for yours in the worst of circumstances?There may come a time when the longer-term emergency does happen. A natural disaster forces you from your home or invites newcomers who are at your mercy for shelter (think Louisiana after this last flood episode or refugees in Syria), there is a strike on city utilities (remember those in NYC?) so no trash pickup, or maybe you simply want to move to a more natural, less chemical-laden alternative.PERIOD PREPAREDNESS FOR GIRLS AND WOMENUse some of these ideas to create an emergency stash for yourself and the women in [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
UGH! It happened ... at school ... but thank goodness you had your own DIY Period Emergency kit to help out!!
Emergencies aren't just about localized weather events or job losses, but can be much more personal. And what's more personal to a girl than her period? Consider a DIY Period Emergency Kit for your preteens to have at stored in her locker or backpack for just such times.I bet many of us can say that puberty was one of the worst phases of our lives. The shame, the uncertainty, the ridicule — all leaving us feeling like we were the biggest losers in the world, even though every other kid was going through the same thing. And it's even worse [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
Emergency Quick Tips from Mom with a Prep Blog - PQT # 50 Stop thinking about PREParedness in terms of a single emergency that, but in terms of a preparedness lifestyle that allows your family to become self-reliant.
PREPAREDNESS IS NOT ABOUT EMERGENCIES, IT'S ABOUT A LIFESTYLE.But not necessarily the lifestyle you think ….Scenario 1Take the scenario of my friend who is highly focused on being prepared for an earthquake. He lives in the middle of earthquake country in California. He has bags at the ready, his family does routine earthquake drills, and he is uber-focused on being prepared for the big emergency their family is likely to face.What he is not prepared for is the layoff that both he and his wife experienced this summer that has left them almost destitute after three months.Scenario 2Or take the [...]
Sat, Aug 20, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
Making and canning delicious apricot syrup! Step by step directions here!
It's apricot season here! I love apricots and one of my favorite canning products of apricot season is apricot syrup! This stuff is to die for. Tangy and sweet and perfect on french toast, pancakes, or German pancakes. And it's easy to make and can in your own home! Ready to make some? Here's what you'll need: Fresh apricots Fruit Fresh (optional) Sugar Food sieve or strainer (like you'd use for making apple sauce). Here's a great one I've used, or this one makes it SO easy if you have a Kitchenaid mixer. Jars and canning lids Canning funnel Water bath canner [...]
Fri, Jul 15, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
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In a survival or emergency situation you're going to be burning calories fast – so food will become a critical need to maintain your morale, stamina and most importantly, your core body temperature. But you can only carry so much food, and it runs out quickly if you don't have the right tools to catch dinner on your own. So let's build a modular, everyday-carry, survival FOOD kit – that will allow you to cook, hunt, trap and fish and is designed to clip onto a bug-out bag, slip into a pack, throw in a vehicle or keep close by… just in [...]
Thu, Jun 30, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
When I launched the MSK-1 (Multi-Scenario Knife) on Kickstarter – May 16th, 2016 – All I knew was that Jeff Freeman and I had poured everything we had (for TWO years) into designing, building and testing – what ended up being a very special, all-purpose, survival knife. Now it was time to release MSK-1 to the world… but I had no idea if anyone else would feel the same. So, if I am honest, I was a bit nervous as I clicked, “Post Campaign.” Support Began Immediately I posted the MSK-1 Campaign on Kickstarter at around 2:00 AM EST to make sure [...]
Mon, May 30, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
If are not automatically redirected to our MSK-1 Kickstarter Campaign – Please Click Here… [...]
Tue, May 24, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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
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
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
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
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
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

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Sat, Jan 21, 2017
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Sat, Jan 21, 2017
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Our Rewards: Very Photo intensive click on the linky thingy Here:The Most Awkward Moments for A Sad Hillary Clinton at Donald Trump's Inauguration [...]
Sat, Jan 21, 2017
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Sat, Jan 21, 2017
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Sig Sauer M400 ECP .300 Blackout Rifle from $1070 [...]
Sat, Jan 21, 2017
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Hyskore Multisport Electronic Hearing Protection - $14.99 [...]
Sat, Jan 21, 2017
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At 12 yesterday, we went from "they cling to their guns" to " We will uphold Americans' Second Amendment rights at every level of our judicial system." And from sympathizing with rioters to supporting the police. For your reading pleasure from the Whitehouse.https://www.whitehouse.gov/law-enforcement-community Enforcement Community One of the fundamental rights of every American is to live in a safe community. A Trump Administration will empower our law enforcement officers to do their jobs and keep our streets free of crime and violence. The Trump Administration will be a law and order administration. President Trump will honor our men and women in uniform [...]
Sat, Jan 21, 2017
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Loud and clear. No disrespect to MLK but this was the right thing to do.President Trump returns bust of Churchill to Oval Office - Washington Times [...]
Sat, Jan 21, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
So a few situations have happened recently which ended up with no harm to me, but made me realise they could have gone bad and I had no real way to stop attacker who was bent on serious harm to myself. I have a couple of good knives but unless I'm hiking then they stay in the EDC bag, so are not quickly accessible if needed in a self defence situation. Now firstly I have to say I don't want to have to use a knife, and will go out of my way not too. But the time may come when I can't [...]
Sat, Jan 21, 2017
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If you are looking for ammo cans for ammo or for other storage, here you go.Ammo Cans: Buy 1 Get One Free! [...]
Sat, Jan 21, 2017
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Be Medically Prepared with a Gunshot & Bleeding Wound Kit | Backdoor Survival
Accidents do happen and we all need to be prepared for a medical emergency when help may not be on the way. It is my belief that everyone should have a kit that can control severe bleeding and my top choice is the Gunshot Wound Kit from Joe and Amy Alton's Doom and Bloom Store. Today I will tell you about the kit and also, in a fantastic giveaway, offer both the kit and a copy of the book, The Survival Medicine Handbook, Third Edition, to one lucky reader of this article. The post Review: Be Medically Prepared with [...]
Sat, Jan 21, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
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On January 21st, 1948, Eliza Moore, the last surviving individual born into slavery before the Emancipation Proclamation, died in Montgomery County, Alabama, at age 105. Since 68 years have now elapsed since her death and 151 years have now elapsed since 1865, JWR perhaps presumptuously hereby declares that it is … Continue reading → [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: Survival Blog
We are pleased to announce the availability of a limited edition SurvivalBlog 2005-2016 Archive, loaded on a 8 gigabyte waterproof USB flash drive. It now spans 11 years of the blog and with 20 additional bonus books, including a fantastic formulary by William B. Dick, first published in 1872. This … Continue reading → [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: Survival Blog
I recommend more gas cans so you're not constantly refilling the same two. I won't say how many NATO cans I now have, but I won't have that problem again. If you get NATO cans to avoid the spillage common with now-mandated CARB cans, get several extra NATO vented spouts; … Continue reading → [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: Survival Blog
Hugh, It looks clear that Trump administration support of Israel will be (thankfully) almost a polar opposite to the disdain and malicious “one step forward-three steps back” policy of Obama. The last straw occurred when the U.S. broke with their consistent 68-year policy of supporting Israel at the UN. In … Continue reading → [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: Survival Blog
A Post-Inauguration Gold Price Forecast o o o Declassified Cia Memos Reveal Probes Into Gold Market Manipulation – H.L. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Obama Leaves U.S.A $9,335,000,000,000 Deeper in Debt– Keep in mind though, and this is important, he is not the first or even the worst … Continue reading → [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
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10 Uses for Plastic Pill Bottles Repurposing is beneficial for everyone, as it's a great way to save money while being environmentally conscious. It also lets us exercise our improvisation skills and resourcefulness for a time or situation where we don't have access to the conveniences we are used to. This way of thinking isn't … Continue reading » The post 10 Uses for Plastic Pill Bottles appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
6 Things To Do With An Old Refrigerator If you're either prepping, homesteading, or just plain frugal, chances are you're always looking for ideas on how to use recycled items. One reusable item that is often overlooked is the old refrigerator. The sturdiness and airtight storage capabilities of an old refrigerator can serve us in … Continue reading » The post 6 Things To Do With An Old Refrigerator appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
As expected, loonie left-wing terrorists have taken to the streets in the nation's capital, rioting, looting, starting fires, and attacking trump supporters. [...] The post Terrorist Rioters turn D.C into battleground appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
You meant well. You were going to start prepping after you moved out of the city. You had read about it, thought about it, planned on doing it “one day.”… Read the restThe post Don't Worry. You Can Always Prep Later appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
While rare, it does happen, hikers, hunters, and others out enjoying the day do stumble upon recent and not so recent human remains. What would you do in this case, what is the law, and what should you do as a practical matter. In some states, like Utah, for example, it is a felony in the third degree for anyone besides an archaeologist, a Medical Examiner, law enforcement or a licensed mortician to disturb, remove, or conceal human remains. Many states have similar laws regarding this, in particular when it comes to ancient grave sites and sacred sites of Native Americans. What [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Make A Bike Trailer For Less Than $10 Using a bike is a great way to zip around town and run errands, but some jobs are a little more than a bike alone can handle. What about carting around jugs of water or groceries? How do you get power tools to a friends' house to … Continue reading » The post Make A Bike Trailer For Less Than $10 appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
The Portable Grill that Fits in Your Pocket An easy to set up, portable cooking device is valuable in so many situations: hiking trips, camping, and especially survival situations where we won't have access to our normal conveniences. There are plenty of such portable cooking devices available for purchase, but how about making your own … Continue reading » The post The Portable Grill That Fits in Your Pocket appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Healthy 5 Ingredient Soups that are Easy to Make when SHTF Cooking hearty, warming meals to get you through the winter months doesn't have to take hours in the kitchen and a ton of ingredients. Some of the best comfort food is simple and flavorful, like a hot, fragrant soup. Cooking Light has a list … Continue reading » The post Healthy 5 Ingredient Soups that are Easy to Make when SHTF appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Are you looking for a great getting started guide for dehydrating? I've got the manual for you. It's Self Reliant School's Dehydrating Charts and Methods eBook. I've had a chance to look this guide over as part of the Back to Basics Living Bundle and it is such a well thought out, thorough, and easy […] [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
When it comes to fake news, CNN has really gone off the deep-end this time, trying to push a bizarre story on how President Obama can appoint a member of his cabinet to the presidency if Donald Trump is killed during the inauguration. [...] The post Wackos at CNN Float Story on How Obama can Stay in Power if Trump is Killed appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
We are the middle of Winter, and for many of you, that means taking a trip of some kind. Now is the perfect time to do all of your favorite Winter-related activities, but in order to make the most of your trip, you need to prepare for it properly. By taking certain steps before you leave your home, you can ensure that your winter trip goes as smoothly as possible, and that you make the most out of these Winter months. Here are 5 such steps to take this Winter in order to prepare for your trip. Check The Weather First, you [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
One of the happiest times of the year can also be the scariest. Getting ready for the holidays and being able to celebrate the special day is sure to fill your days with excitement. However, this is also the time of the year when thieves are pounding the pavement to steal things you've worked hard to purchase. It's in your best interest to be a bit more alert during the days leading up to Christmas and to keep a watchful eye out to avoid being robbed of any gifts you have for others. Being aware of some specific tips to [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
lucifer's hammer
A classic noven in the TEOTWAWKI* niche is Lucifer's Hammer, published in 1977, by veteran science fiction writers Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. The story line is a classic end of the world scenario. A previously-unknown comet is discovered only months before scientists realize it is on a near-collision course with Earth. Naturally, virtually no one in the world is prepared when the comet breaks apart and strikes the Earth in several places. As the story continues, it focuses on the struggles of survivors, building into an exciting, good vs. evil finish. Lucifer's Hammer cover Within this 600+ page story are 20 [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
299 Days Series by Glen Tate | Backdoor Survival
The very first Prepper Book Festival occurred in 2012. Where has the time gone? In looking back, many of the books featured at that time have become a distant memory while others have become classics. One of the books that has withstood the test of time was the first book in the 299 Days Series by Glen Tate. It seems like a fitting finale to this round of books is to feature the entire 299 Days Series. Now ten books strong, I have an encore interview with Glen plus a set of the first three books in [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Olight H05S High Mode
We have talked about the need for a headlamp, a quality headlamp in previous articles. The need is still there, and now the quality problem has been solved as well. Olight's H05S Active solves the quality issue, at a very good price by the way. One of the outstanding features that I am sure you will come to appreciate is the wave function, (hands-free motion sensor). Imagine you have heavy gloves on or your hands are dirty from cleaning a fish, skinning a rabbit or from working under the hood of your car and daylight is fading quickly. Well, with [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
You know how we could really change the world? We could do it in our own homes by taking one simple step. We need to change our mindsets from being … Read the restThe post How to Get a Whole Library of Self-Reliance Guides for Only $30 appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
OFFGRID Survival is here at the SHOT Show brining you live coverage and sharing the latest firearms, hunting, preparedness, and tactical gear from the show! [...] The post SHOT Show Day 1: Follow us for Live Updates from the 2017 SHOT Show appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Skills and knowledge trump gear and miscellaneous stuff when it comes to survival, and this brand new Back to Basics Bundle will provide you and your family with hours and hours of great information related to many different areas of being prepared. WHAT IS A BUNDLE? With the popularity of ebooks and online courses, “bundles” have become a hot trend. A bundle is simply a collection of related ebooks, online magazines, e-courses (online classes) and, occasionally, collections of podcasts. You pay a single fee for access to the entire lot and then can download it to as many computers and other [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
This list is part of my eBook, Prepared Kids: A Parent's Guide to Raising the Next Generation of Self-Reliant, Responsible Adults! THIS WEEK ONLY (Jan 16-22, 2017) Get my Prepared Kids eBook as part of the Back to Basics Living Bundle–a spectacular collection of resources for preparedness, food storage, natural remedies, healthy living, cooking from […] [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Preparing for an EMP | Backdoor Survival
Those of you who may be new to the world of prepping may not immediately think of EMPs when it comes to immediate threats. Instead, the top threats in your own mind might be a nuclear war, economic collapse, and the uncontrollable events that Mother Nature regularly throws our way. Seasoned preppers, however, rank EMPs pretty high on the list of potentially disruptive events. For many, it is the number one threat. In this article, we will look at why that is, what they are, and what you can do to prepare for an EMP. The post 12 Months of [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
surviving iceland
When my family spent 2 weeks in Iceland this past fall, surviving cold weather was my top concern. Coming from Arizona and now Texas, I tend to go overboard when it comes to preparing for cold weather and packing for this trip was no exception. I knew that our first and most important prep was our bodies — packing the right type of shoes and clothing to keep us warm from the skin out. Start with your skin No matter what the temperature and weather conditions are, get ready at the skin, or base, layer. My favorite base layer is made of [...]
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
The Back to Basics Living Bundle sale starts TODAY! I just want to give you a quick heads up about the Back to Basics Living Bundle and explain a bit about why it might be a good fit for you. To create a bundle, a group of authors and content creators agree […] [...]
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
summer garden
Hold on to your hat! Spring and it's warmer cousin, summer, are just around the corner. Yes, even if you're looking out the window at piles of crystalline, white snow — believe! One day soon, the days will lengthen and your summer garden will become just as real as those freezing temperatures! Seed companies from companies like Seed Savers, Territorial Seed Company, and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds have their catalogs at the ready. Be sure to request them now before supplies run low. Here's a comprehensive list of seed companies to peruse. Even before the catalogs arrive, though, there are a number [...]
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
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, the Survival Saturday round-up … Read the restThe post Will You Be Ready When All Hell Breaks Loose? appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, Jan 14, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
This year, the flu shot gauntlet has fired the starting gun with a study that makes it sound like only crazy hippies protect their children from the annual injection. In … Read the restThe post The Annual Flu Shot Gauntlet Begins with a Super-Snarky Study appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Tue, Oct 04, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
10 Ways to Use Epsom Salts | Backdoor Survival
Over the years, I have learned that superstars of preparedness are those items that serve multiple purposes. In many cases, these are common, everyday items that we already have on hand. Not only that, many of these multi-taskers are budget friendly and available everywhere. Some good examples include vinegar, salt, honey, duct tape, coffee filters, and even microfiber cloths. There is one preparedness multi-tasker whose list of uses is so diverse that you will wonder why you had not thought of stockpiling it previously. I am referring to old fashioned Epsom salts. Let's start with a bit of [...]
Tue, Oct 04, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Not many people can say they survived a grizzly bear attack, even less can say they survived being attacked twice by the same bear... [...] The post Hunter Survives Double Attack by Grizzly Bear appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Oct 03, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Do you know what skill sets you have accumulated within your survival family? Think about it for a minute. What does each person bring to the survival group that is beneficial and needed in some way or another? These are thoughts that have been in my mind for a few weeks now. So I sat down and did some research and put together a list of skill sets that are almost a must have for any group. One of the great things about this list is you can mark off what you have mastered and pick something else to work on. [...]
Mon, Oct 03, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
goTenna Launches goTenna Mesh to Take Off-Grid Communication Further: International Expansion & First-of-Its-Kind Mesh Networking Technology BROOKLYN, NY (Sept. 28, 2016) — goTenna, the company that last year released the first and only device that enables smartphone users to communicate without cell towers, wifi routers or satellites, today introduces a new breakthrough product: goTenna Mesh, the first 100% off-grid, mobile, long-range consumer-ready mesh network device, which will be available internationally. The announcement comes along with the launch of goTenna's premium service, goTenna Plus, and the release of the goTenna open Software Development Kit (SDK). goTenna Mesh pairs with any iOS or [...]
Mon, Oct 03, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
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, Survival Sunday is focused … Read the restThe post Here's How Conflict In Europe and Asia Will Directly Affect the United States appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sun, Oct 02, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
It doesn't matter if you're a Prepper or not dehydrating vegetables and meat has many wonderful benefits. Here are just a few: 1. Food storage. 2. Food Preservation. You actually increase the sugar, vitamins, and mineral content by dehydrating. 3. Easy food preparation. Here are a few great tips to know when dehydrating vegetables: 1. There is no need to cook a vegetable before drying if it is one that you would eat raw in a salad such as pepper, tomato, mushroom or onion. All you have to do is clean, cut uniformly and spread in a single layer on dehydrator trays. You can go [...]
Sun, Oct 02, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
A New Jersey High School student was suspended, visited by police, and ordered to undergo a psychological exam after another student turned him in for doing a pro-second amendment project. [...] The post Student Suspended, Visited by Police, Ordered to take Psychiatric Exam for Doing Pro 2nd Amendment Project appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
I'll bet that a lot of you are trying to decide between attending your dentist appointment or watching this video. Watch the video. Tires are a critical choice when building a bug out vehicle. Overlook or buy the wrong tires and it your day at some point in the future might head very south. Choosing … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
What To Do Following a Natural Disaster | Backdoor Survival
Having lived most of my adult life on the West Coast of the US, the the probability of a major earthquake has not been an if but a when proposition. The same can be said for residents of the East Coast; simply change the word “earthquake” to “hurricane”. For middle America, there are tornados. The point is that regardless of where you live, there is risk of a natural disaster happening in your own backyard. It is simply a matter of when. Are you ready? The most likely answer to that question is sure, kind a sort a. [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Food Storage Smarts Stock Up On Meal Stretchers via The Survival Mom
For many of us, buying food specifically for food storage is an additional expense that can, sometimes, become too burdensome. When money is tight, it's hard enough to cover the groceries for our main meals, much less add another few day's worth of food to the grocery cart. One solution to this dilemma is to stock up on meal stretchers. Foods like rice, beans, potatoes, pasta, and other grains have always formed the core of most food storage plans. First, they are inexpensive foods, like these potato dices. Purchased either from the grocery store or in large multi-pound packages, it's a [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Primitive vs. Modern: The Importance of Keeping Skills in Context ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker From time to time I get comments on my blog from folks wanting to see more survival stuff without modern equipment involved. These types of comments appear more frequently on my YouTube channel. Here's a recent one from a my One-Stick-Fire in the Rain video using a ferrocerium rod as my ignition source… “pleeaaaaase im just waiting to see if some “survival” channel teaches how to do it without these gadgets like fire rods and matches and stuff like that…. come on!” Spark ignition in the rain is not hardcore enough for some folks. Comments like this don't offend me [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
A_1-DMT Credit Card Wallet Sharpener
If you're bored of “typical” survival gear, want to cut through the clutter and learn what David personally uses… or maybe you have a special someone on your “survival” gift list and need some help. Well you've come to the right place… Because today we're gonna break into the survival cache and take a look at 10+ cool survival survival gizmos, gadgets and gear that could also make great gifts. For your convenience, I've included a pile of links to the stuff in this post with each item. Cool!? Well let's get started… EDC Diamond Credit Card Sized Knife Sharpener Got a dull knife [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
When disaster strikes your community, don't sit idly by while waiting for emergency response teams to act? You can volunteer to help your community!
When disaster strikes your community, don't sit idly by while waiting for emergency response teams to act? You can volunteer to help your community!Ways to Volunteer in Your Community for Disaster PreparednessIf you are interested in becoming more involved in your city's preparedness planning and helping during a localized crisis, here are some ways you can help! These programs may not be available in all areas, and program outlines may be different program to program. Check with your local municipality to see what is available in your area.Citizens on PatrolCOP allows you to become a citizen policeman who helps with [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. It is produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas (U.S.Consumer Product Safety Commission). Some of the ways CO gas can be present in your home or any shelter or enclosed space is from camp stoves, and propane or natural gas-fueled ranges, kerosene heaters, gas hot water heaters, charcoal/propane grills, and wood stoves used for heating. The “Do You Really Need That to Survive” articles do not just focus on gear and equipment that is taking up space and may not be [...]
Mon, Sep 26, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
If you missed PART 1, click here. So, you've decided that you want to build yourself a bug out vehicle to get yourself out of Dodge if the fecal matter hits the rotary oscillator. What vehicle do you start with? Well, certain vehicles are definitely better than others, but why? In the second part of … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Sep 24, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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by Todd Walker “In the school of the woods there is no graduation day.” ~Horace Kephart, The Book of Camping and Woodcraft, 1910 I deal with an inner struggle with every math lesson forced upon students. They groan and ask, “When will we ever use algebra in real life?” If I'm honest, my response is, “Never, unless you plan on teaching math one day.” But that's not entirely true. There's that high-stakes test looming at the end of the year to determine who can regurgitate all the rote-learning jammed into a brain surging with teenage hormones. Forcing them to learn stuff they're not interested in is [...]
Fri, Sep 23, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
We are starting a series of articles on gear, material, and supplies for survival that you may or may not need. Finances are a big problem when it comes to prepping, and if you are avid readers of survival forums, websites, and blogs then you are inundated with recommendations on gear and supplies, the problem, however, is money. Many of the sites do a good job of convincing you that you need a certain product or you won't survive. We here always try to present the pros and con's, who may benefit the most from a product and in some cases, [...]
Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
You may have seen the commercial on television for an in-home freeze-drying unit. The market audience is Preppers and/or survivalist. A home freeze-drying unit requires a significant up-front expenditure (Thousands of dollars for a quality unit). If you are only interested in occasionally freeze-drying left over foods, then you may want to consider simply buying your foods already freeze-dried, however, because it would be difficult to recoup the upfront expense. Some people, of course, raise their own livestock, or buy beef on the hoof, for example, and then have it butchered or they hunt large game such as moose or elk. [...]
Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
What is a bug out vehicle? Let's face it, search for information on bug out vehicles. What you will find is crap. Lots of folks out there want to know the how/what/when/where's of creating their own bug out vehicle. You found the right place. Welcome to the Tin Hat Ranch's series on how to … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Sep 17, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Friction Fire Hack: Get Consistent Coals Using a Hand Drill ~ © TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Primal fire has been coaxed from dead wood by twirling a straight stick between two human palms for millennia. I'm still amazed every time I look down at a pile of charred wood dust smoldering on its on accord and sending wisps of smoke skyward. Starting a fire with modern devices, which accompany me on outings, can not compare to our ancient ancestor's fire. As my preparedness journey moves forward, I find myself practicing primitive more and more. What if those modern devices fail, or run out of fuel, or get lost? Could I create that all-important fire from [...]
Sat, Sep 10, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
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The Votes are in… Joe, Ahin and Todd have Spoken and ALL agree on the THE Best Survival Slingshot / Sling Bow in the WORLD… See if YOU Agree as they REVEAL the BEST (Most Lethal) Survival SlingShot / Sling Bow in the World for Hunting / Fishing / Bug Out and Everyday Carry… In Ep. 5 of 5 – Sling Bow Wars – SPECIAL BONUS – See Who is Selected as the BEST “Shooter of the Day” and Gets to Blow Up the Pumpkin with Exploding Target Inside… Kaboom!!! _________ Here are LINKS to ALL 5 Episodes: Ep. 1 – Pathfinder Pocket [...]
Sat, Sep 03, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Backcountry Belt Kit: Essential Tools to Wear Around Your Waist ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker There are many scenarios where you may be separated from your backpack and gear. Tipping a canoe or tumbling down a ravine come to mind. These types of accidents can quickly relieve you of the gear which makes for a comfortable wilderness outing. Having essential gear in your pockets and attached to your belt could turn your luck around, and, not being too dramatic here, could literally save your life. I leave my main pack at base camp on short scouts on backcountry outings. Depending on the purpose of my trek, I usually grab my canteen set and [...]
Sat, Sep 03, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
A Visual Guide of Essential Oils for Your Body /// Mom with a PREP
You prepare your home, your car, your bags, your workplace, and your family …. but is your city prepared?How would you know? You simply ask.Most municipalities probably have a Civil Emergency plan in place, and as a taxpaying citizen, you have a right to know what it is. So ask! Call your city hall to find the department that deals in such things, and ask if you can be directed to the city's plans.As with all governmental agencies, there may be things that they don't publish for the general populace. However, you should be directed to a website where the [...]
Fri, Sep 02, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
How to make pemmican--primitive survival food!
Pemmican has been called the ultimate survival food. It is nutrient dense and fits right in with the paleo diet. It was originally produced in the 18th century by native Americans and French Voyageurs. Pemmican is made traditionally from buffalo meat, although deer, elk, or moose could also be used. None of those available to you? Beef works fine, too. Because it is packable, and ready to eat without cooking, pemmican makes a great savory food for camping, hiking, or survival. Plus it's pretty straightforward to make. Ready to get started? Here's what [...]
Mon, Aug 29, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Primitive Preps- Craft a 3-in-1 Tool from One Hand Drill Spindle - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Having items in your pack which serve more than one function reduces weight and increases resourcefulness. I've written about this multifunctional-mindset with modern equipment here. The concept is far from modern. Otzi the Ice Man carried multifunctional primitive tools over 5,300 years ago. Here's our experimental archeology project… Multifunctional Spindles How many redundant uses can we find for a hand drill spindle other than its primary use… friction fire embers? If you have access to river cane, one spindle becomes multifunctional: Friction Fire Primitive Drill Container Friction Fire Finding dry, straight wood long enough for a spindle in the field is challenging. Sticks in the 4 to [...]
Sun, Aug 28, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Are you prepared for your period? Learn long-term period preparedness strategies to help you be ready for your period, even in the worst of times.
Period Preparedness• Are you ready for yours in the worst of circumstances?There may come a time when the longer-term emergency does happen. A natural disaster forces you from your home or invites newcomers who are at your mercy for shelter (think Louisiana after this last flood episode or refugees in Syria), there is a strike on city utilities (remember those in NYC?) so no trash pickup, or maybe you simply want to move to a more natural, less chemical-laden alternative.PERIOD PREPAREDNESS FOR GIRLS AND WOMENUse some of these ideas to create an emergency stash for yourself and the women in [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
UGH! It happened ... at school ... but thank goodness you had your own DIY Period Emergency kit to help out!!
Emergencies aren't just about localized weather events or job losses, but can be much more personal. And what's more personal to a girl than her period? Consider a DIY Period Emergency Kit for your preteens to have at stored in her locker or backpack for just such times.I bet many of us can say that puberty was one of the worst phases of our lives. The shame, the uncertainty, the ridicule — all leaving us feeling like we were the biggest losers in the world, even though every other kid was going through the same thing. And it's even worse [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
Emergency Quick Tips from Mom with a Prep Blog - PQT # 50 Stop thinking about PREParedness in terms of a single emergency that, but in terms of a preparedness lifestyle that allows your family to become self-reliant.
PREPAREDNESS IS NOT ABOUT EMERGENCIES, IT'S ABOUT A LIFESTYLE.But not necessarily the lifestyle you think ….Scenario 1Take the scenario of my friend who is highly focused on being prepared for an earthquake. He lives in the middle of earthquake country in California. He has bags at the ready, his family does routine earthquake drills, and he is uber-focused on being prepared for the big emergency their family is likely to face.What he is not prepared for is the layoff that both he and his wife experienced this summer that has left them almost destitute after three months.Scenario 2Or take the [...]
Sat, Aug 20, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
Making and canning delicious apricot syrup! Step by step directions here!
It's apricot season here! I love apricots and one of my favorite canning products of apricot season is apricot syrup! This stuff is to die for. Tangy and sweet and perfect on french toast, pancakes, or German pancakes. And it's easy to make and can in your own home! Ready to make some? Here's what you'll need: Fresh apricots Fruit Fresh (optional) Sugar Food sieve or strainer (like you'd use for making apple sauce). Here's a great one I've used, or this one makes it SO easy if you have a Kitchenaid mixer. Jars and canning lids Canning funnel Water bath canner [...]
Fri, Jul 15, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
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In a survival or emergency situation you're going to be burning calories fast – so food will become a critical need to maintain your morale, stamina and most importantly, your core body temperature. But you can only carry so much food, and it runs out quickly if you don't have the right tools to catch dinner on your own. So let's build a modular, everyday-carry, survival FOOD kit – that will allow you to cook, hunt, trap and fish and is designed to clip onto a bug-out bag, slip into a pack, throw in a vehicle or keep close by… just in [...]
Thu, Jun 30, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
When I launched the MSK-1 (Multi-Scenario Knife) on Kickstarter – May 16th, 2016 – All I knew was that Jeff Freeman and I had poured everything we had (for TWO years) into designing, building and testing – what ended up being a very special, all-purpose, survival knife. Now it was time to release MSK-1 to the world… but I had no idea if anyone else would feel the same. So, if I am honest, I was a bit nervous as I clicked, “Post Campaign.” Support Began Immediately I posted the MSK-1 Campaign on Kickstarter at around 2:00 AM EST to make sure [...]
Mon, May 30, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
If are not automatically redirected to our MSK-1 Kickstarter Campaign – Please Click Here… [...]
Tue, May 24, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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
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
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
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
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
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

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10 Uses for Plastic Pill Bottles Repurposing is beneficial for everyone, as it's a great way to save money while being environmentally conscious. It also lets us exercise our improvisation skills and resourcefulness for a time or situation where we don't have access to the conveniences we are used to. This way of thinking isn't … Continue reading » The post 10 Uses for Plastic Pill Bottles appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
6 Things To Do With An Old Refrigerator If you're either prepping, homesteading, or just plain frugal, chances are you're always looking for ideas on how to use recycled items. One reusable item that is often overlooked is the old refrigerator. The sturdiness and airtight storage capabilities of an old refrigerator can serve us in … Continue reading » The post 6 Things To Do With An Old Refrigerator appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
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Make A Bike Trailer For Less Than $10 Using a bike is a great way to zip around town and run errands, but some jobs are a little more than a bike alone can handle. What about carting around jugs of water or groceries? How do you get power tools to a friends' house to … Continue reading » The post Make A Bike Trailer For Less Than $10 appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
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The Portable Grill that Fits in Your Pocket An easy to set up, portable cooking device is valuable in so many situations: hiking trips, camping, and especially survival situations where we won't have access to our normal conveniences. There are plenty of such portable cooking devices available for purchase, but how about making your own … Continue reading » The post The Portable Grill That Fits in Your Pocket appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
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Healthy 5 Ingredient Soups that are Easy to Make when SHTF Cooking hearty, warming meals to get you through the winter months doesn't have to take hours in the kitchen and a ton of ingredients. Some of the best comfort food is simple and flavorful, like a hot, fragrant soup. Cooking Light has a list … Continue reading » The post Healthy 5 Ingredient Soups that are Easy to Make when SHTF appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
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