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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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10 Basic Household Items to Use in a Survival Situation | Backdoor Survival
No matter how prepared you are, survival is really about making the most of what you have on hand. Did you know there are many items sitting around your house that can protect you, no matter what kind of catastrophe strikes? If this list is any indication, women may be the ones to stick closest to since they have some of the most useful items. If you aren't one, know one since they likely will have the best multi-purpose goods when the SHTF. The post 10 Basic Household Items to Use in a Survival Situation by Gaye Levy first appeared on Backdoor [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Written by Dave James on Survival at Home. Self-defense is a huge part of prepping, but you don't always need a gun. We've got 6 reasons why learning archery will make you a better prepper. The post 6 Reasons Learning Archery Will Make You a Better Prepper appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Who says that the end of the world has to be boring? Before you start crying over zombies or giving up all of your earthly possessions for the rapture, here are just a few ways to make the most out of the apocalypse. Eat Well There are all kinds of survival and disaster books that will teach you about finding food in the wilderness. While most people assume that “foraging for food” means “chewing on squirrels,” the truth is that you can gather things like acorns, walnuts, berries, mushrooms and honeycombs for indulgent eating that wouldn't be out of place on Chopped. Generate [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
Learning what to do in the event of a nuclear strike just took on a whole new urgency now that Kim Jong Un just threatened to nuke the US. We … Read the restThe post How to Survive a Nuclear Strike appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sun, Mar 19, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
Survival Saturday Sunday (busy day yesterday, sorry!) is a round-up of the week's news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News Sometimes … Read the restThe post The Hostile Takeover of Trump, the Economic Crisis, and the Return of HRC appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sun, Mar 19, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
Wiebe Specialty Skinning Knives | Backdoor Survival
If there is one piece of gear that is universal in any bug out bag or survival kit, it is a knife. Simply put, in situations of self-reliance, there is no shortage of work to be done with a knife. Having the right knife is simply a must. One company that is doing their best to put out a lineup of quality knives is Wiebe Knives. In this review, learn about the Wiebe line of specialty knives plus enter to win a set of two knives in a giveaway. There will be two winners. The post Review: Learn About Wiebe Specialty [...]
Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
There are essentially two types of night vision devices and it comes down to personal preferences and in some cases particular mission requirements when it comes time to choose. First, there is low-level light, which is naturally present and is enhanced by the device. Once enhanced an image is presented to you. Not only is […] The post Do You Really Need That to Survive: Night Vision Devices appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Fri, Mar 17, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Lots of parents have horror stories about frantically trying to replace comfort items like a blanket or stuffed animal without their little ones noticing. Just having that familiar item can … Read the restThe post The Importance of Comfort Items During Stressful Times appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Fri, Mar 17, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
A Manual Siphon Will You Need One to Survive? Actually, you need at least two if not three manual siphons. One for drinking water only, one for fuels and possibly one for chemicals, such as liquid bleach that needs to be moved from one container to another when pouring is not a good option, for […] The post Do You Really Need That to Survive: A Manual Siphon Pump appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
We all prep for different future scenarios. Some of us worry about losing our jobs. Others live in drought-stricken areas and put extra food back to see them through the … Read the restThe post Why Your Carefully Calculated Prepper Food Supply May Not Be Enough (And What You Can Add) appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
Without by EE Borton | Backdoor Survival
Living and breathing preparedness is hard work and so, when the day is done, it is nice to kick back and think about something else. It is for that reason that a few months back, I personally took a break from survival fiction and immersed myself in popular fiction and adult coloring instead. A few weeks ago that changed. A new crop of really excellent books crossed my desk, and I was once again hooked. One of those books was the novel, Without, by E.E. Borton. It gives me please to introduce his work to you as I [...]
Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
If you've been a prepper for very long, no doubt your bookshelf is full of non-fiction survival manuals and recent prepper fiction. All that is well and good, and I do hope my own family survival manual and evacuation book is among your collection, but there are many important lessons to be found in an entirely different genre: non-fiction survival adventures. These books tell real-life survival narratives that are rich in detail. They grab your attention and hold it while teaching lessons about nature, historical events, and, yes, survival. Some of my favorites are listed below, all linked to their Amazon [...]
Wed, Mar 15, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
Raising Meat Rabbits in Small Spaces | Backdoor Survival
Whether you are planning to survive disasters or simply want to be self-sufficient and less dependent on outside resources, raising your own meat animals is a smart choice. That said, raising farm animals can be tough for those who live in urban areas, small homes or apartments, or under the rule of restrictive homeowners associations. If that sounds like you, consider raising meat rabbits. Rabbits make it possible to produce your own meat without raising an eyebrow! If you have a garage, a basement, a porch, a backyard or even a small corner of a living room, you can raise [...]
Tue, Mar 14, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Variety is the spice of life especially when it comes to your food. So if you're looking for a great way to spice up your food while backpacking on the trail this is an excellent way to bring some of your favorite spices along and it won't cost you more than 5 bucks for a […] The post How to Make a Waterproof Spice Kit for Backpacking appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Mon, Mar 13, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
If you're preparing for a crisis, but can barely walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded you need to rethink your level of preparedness... [...] The post Prepper Fitness: Are you Physically Fit Enough to Survive a Crisis? appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Mar 13, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
“Documents released Tuesday by WikiLeaks allege a CIA surveillance program that targets everyday gadgets ranging from smart TVs to Smartphone's to cars”. “Such snooping, WikiLeaks said, could turn some of these devices into recorders of everyday conversations — and could also circumvent data-scrambling encryption on communications apps such as Facebook's WhatsApp” (FoxNews.com, 2017). To some […] The post The CIA WikiLeaks Revelation: Does It Affect Your Prepping? appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Thu, Mar 09, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
This morning Wikileaks released the largest ever release of confidential CIA documents; part of the release claims that the CIA has lost control of their hacking arsenal. [...] The post WikiLeaks Claims CIA Lost Control of ‘Hacking Arsenal' appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Mar 07, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Curious how Zaycon Fresh works? And what you'd possibly do with 40 lbs of chicken? I'll show you and give you my thoughts on it's value. What's better than a drive-thru chicken truck?! Not much, I can tell you! When Zaycon Fresh came on my radar a few years ago, I almost couldn't wrap my […] The post How to Preserve Zaycon Fresh Chicken appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Mon, Mar 06, 2017
Source: Mom With a Prep
More political rallies turn violent over the weekend as radicals start openly calling for civil war and violence in the streets. [...] The post Social Unrest Unleashed: Radical Political Activists Violently Attack Opposition Again appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Sun, Mar 05, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
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by Todd Walker Crazy eyes! They stare at me when I tell folks I'm cutting a cord of firewood with an ax. No chainsaw, no bucksaw, no maul… just an ax. Real-world ax skills require massive, deliberate action. February is history as are 88% (probably more) of the 2017 New Years resolutions. Following the season of overindulgence, these were the top five according to the Google: Exercise more (38 per cent) Lose weight (33 per cent) Eat more healthily (32 per cent) Take a more active approach to health (15 per cent) Learn new skill or hobby (15 per cent) Expensive gym memberships, designer workout clothing, and faddish fitness [...]
Sat, Mar 04, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Goodbye Plastic Bottles – there's emergency water in a bag now! What will they think of next? Awhile back I won a little emergency kit that was the size of a large paperback book. Inside were some essentials for survival – an emergency blanket, some weird food bars, a few bits of first aid, and 2 […] The post Emergency Water in a Bag for Your Emergency Kits appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Thu, Mar 02, 2017
Source: Mom With a Prep
Your best prepper resource may be hanging in the sky every night – the moon. If you're a gardener, getting to know the moon and all its phases might give your garden a boost every season. The worst case scenario that I try to prepare for is a long-term power grid failure. To help me prepare, I've learned to garden, cook over a fire and how to tell basic weather signs. However, when it comes to gardening, I've been planting using the first and last frost dates on the calendar. But in a long-term power outage, we might just lose track [...]
Sun, Feb 26, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
SHTF Healthcare The Amazing Benefits of Photo Light Therapy via The Survival Mom
As a nurse, I am always looking for alternative methods of healing. Should we have a natural disaster, societal unrest, or pandemic, I want to find ways of taking care of my family's medical needs. In those types of scenarios, a hospital itself could be lost or overwhelmed with patients during a crisis of some sort. I'm also not a fan of hospitals anyway, which are just large Petri dishes of highly resistant germs and microbes. It's so ironic, that I am in this profession! I have been trying a photo light therapy on myself, friends, and family to see if [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of infrastructure to disrupt. So it's critically important that we take whatever steps we can to ensure that we can maintain a safe and adequate supply of water under whatever circumstances may occur. The most important things are to educate yourself and then to prepare. Make sure you [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
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I've experienced that gut-jolting feeling more than once, and you have too. You turn the key to your car expecting to hear the roar of the engine…and…nothing. Or, you're cruising along the highway when you notice that the gas pedal isn't quite working right, and it dawns on you, you've run out of gas. Or, a nail in the tire leaves you stranded miles from home. Even on a pleasant, balmy day, these scenarios are frustrating but on a cold day with freezing temperatures and dangerous driving conditions, they can become deadly. Dress for the occasion Any time you'll be traveling in a [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
By: Matt “Papa Bear” Wooddell Many people, when first joining the preparedness community initially focus on guns and ammo. They want nice, useful, and effective weaponry and enough ammunition to last for years and years before needing to purchase more. After a few years of prepping and a few years' worth of trips to the rifle range, those once fired brass rifle and pistol cartridges can really pile up, assuming they are collected after shooting. With about $300 to $400 invested in reloading equipment, all those hundreds or even thousands of once fired brass casings can be reloaded for a tremendous [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
As the mainstream media feverishly attempts to cover up the ongoing crisis in Sweden, the Associated Press is reporting that Riots have yet again broken out in Rinkeby, just north of Stockholm. [...] The post Riots erupt in Sweden as Mainstream Media Attempts to Coverup Chaos appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
The great outdoors is in fact great. It provides food, fresh air and a chance to unplug from technology and reconnect with nature. Sometimes, though, the great outdoors isn't so great, turning your fun overnight hiking trip or weekend camping trip into a rough, wet, tiring experience. Here are 8 camping survival tips and tricks to make your experience a little more manageable and enjoyable. Make fishhooks from a zipper or tab from an aluminum can. Whether you've lost, broken, run out of or forgot to pack fishhooks, don't fear. You can make one using a zipper or the tab off [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
2 Ax Techniques for Fast Firewood Splitting ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker The permanent scars on my parent's car port floor are a reminder of that grand idea Craig and I came up with while splitting firewood in 1977. The winter wind felt like we were tied to a whipping post. “Let's get out of the wind.” “How 'bout the car port? The wood's gotta be stacked in there anyway.” Not our best idea ever, but we set up shop on the two-year old concrete floor. Driving the metal wedge with 8-pound sledge hammers, a few, quite a few actually, shot like bullets through the wooden rounds followed by a distinctive twang of [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Life can throw a lot of different situations at you in a hurry, situations you might never see coming. With the world in the state it's in, it can be easy to get scared and start feeling like you need to be prepared for “the worst.” The secret to having some peace of mind is being prepared ahead of time for the unpredictable. Because the very worst that can happen is a disaster in which you are unable to care for yourself or the ones you love. That's where having the best bug-out bag comes in handy. Article Originally published by [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
Electric cars are gaining prevalence on the roads throughout the world. Check out this video to find out why they are not the answer, without even knowing the question. In the video I mentioned a letter. If you would like to see THR work with Tesla on a complete off the grid system, it is … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Written by Alexis Griffee on Survival at Home. You may not be ready to go completely off grid, but these solar gadgets for the homestead will still help you decrease your dependency on the power grid. The post Solar Gadgets for the Homestead appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
It is an exciting time in solar power. Storage is shifting from Lead Acid batteries to Lithium Ion. Panels are appearing everywhere in all shapes, sizes, and forms. What happens when you don't have the space or funds for a large system? What can you do with smaller solar power systems? It turns out the … Continue reading » [...]
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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For the past two summers, my 3 children and I have operated a table at a small local farmer's market. Each week we work together to haul in eggs and produce, set up our display, and answer questions. We sell our products for about 3 hours each day. The skills and experiences my children are learning now will serve them very well as adults, whether they go after their first job in a booming economy, try to make ends meet in a not-so-great one, or find themselves in a total economic collapse. Knowing the basics of starting and running a business [...]
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
How to Make Perfect Hobo Coffee without Modern Gadgetry ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Of all the pleasures of camping, sipping a freshly brewed cup of joe around the morning fire is, as the old TV commercial hummed along, the best part of waking up. Sorry, now the jingle is stuck in your head. Many campers employ a variety of gadgetry and complicated contraptions in pursuit of the perfect cup of coffee. Wanna simplify the whole process? Of course you do. The process is so simple you'll kick yourself for purchasing, and packing, that expensive French press! Harlton's Hobo Coffee Maker I dubbed this simple, yet amazing, bush coffee maker the “Harlton Hobo Coffee Maker” after [...]
Tue, Feb 14, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Is Your Bug Out Bag Too Fat
Are you serious? 55, 80 or 100 pound bug out bags!? It's crazy, insane and sometimes stupid how much weight some folks think they are going to be able to carry in their emergency kit, backpack or bug out bag – on foot – if they have to flee for their life. So I did some research (added in some personal experience) and came up with guide to show how much you might expect to be able to carry if you are on foot, on mild terrain, in a mild climate, for a moderate distance of 5-10 miles per day (provided [...]
Mon, Feb 13, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
We've been on this series for some time and here it is, the COMPLETE How To Build The Ultimate Bug Out Vehicle. Bug Out Vehicles, they can mean different things to different people. Not all “bug outs” may be permanent, some could be. In this video we talk about the fundamentals of building a bug … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Feb 04, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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by Todd Walker On a modern homestead wood lot, one cranks a chain saw, cuts logs to the length, and splits the rounds to season. The motorized saw makes quick work of large and small wood. But in an operational base camp, lugging a chainsaw, bar oil and fuel, on a regular basis is not practical. A good ax weighs less but can get the job done. However, there are challenges to cutting firewood (not splitting) to length with an ax. Here's a simple solution which not only saves your ax bit from grit and rocks in the ground, but allows you [...]
Fri, Feb 03, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Leftover soup, throw together soup, clean out the fridge soup. Whatever you call it, this soup is a staple at our house for finishing off the leftovers and stretching our meal budget. After many years of creating these fresh soups from leftovers, I am ready to share with you the secrets that will turn your […] [...]
Mon, Jan 30, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
We spent the series looking at how to build a good foundation for your Ultimate Bug Out Vehicle, now we take a look at the gear. Everyone will have a different set of challenges to overcome in their own personal choices on how to outfit a vehicle. This is how I built mine and let … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Jan 29, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
This list is part of my eBook, Prepared Kids: A Parent's Guide to Raising the Next Generation of Self-Reliant, Responsible Adults! Looking for preparedness movies you can watch with your kids? Do such things exist? Yes, yes they do. While many movies in the preparedness/survival genre aren't appropriate for little viewers (ie. rated R), I've […] [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
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
Heating your home with a wood stove. It sounds so warm. And cozy. And romantic. You know, sitting by the fireplace in your pajamas with your hot cocoa and a good book kind of romantic. But those of you who heat your homes with a wood stove know that it is, well, not as easy […] [...]
Sat, Jan 07, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
The New Year always brings a desire to begin anew or make a fresh start. For many of us, it's also a time to create new habits or goals. But all too often, we're already sidetracked three days later. Research shows that repeating a task for 21 days creates a habit, but I know I'm […] The post 10 New Habits for the Prepared Home appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Mon, Jan 02, 2017
Source: Mom With a Prep
Ultimet Survival Tips-Survival Plan
You can determine your chances of surviving any critical crisis, emergency or catastrophe by developing what you WILL need *then* – NOW. How? By increasing your “survival probability” quotient through the habits, attitudes, and mindset you choose today. Let me explain… Have you watched some of the survival shows on TV where you just know that the person with all the mad survival skills is going to be the one to crush it….and how rarely that is the actual outcome? It isn't just practical survival skills that matter but what is going on in your head and how you are accustomed [...]
Sun, Jan 01, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
GET TRAINED – HAVE FUN – TEST YOUR SKILLS – COMPETE FOR OVER $1,100 in PRIZES – SAVE $100 (Until May 18th, 2017) – The ONLY 3-Day – Family Friendly – Survival Training in the USA That Covers: Watch Mini Documentary About the Training – CLICK PHOTO The Core 4: SHELTER – FIRE – WATER – FOOD + + Wilderness First Aid + Navigation with a Compass, the Sun and Stars + Hand to Hand Self Defense (And Disarming an Attacker) + Primitive and Modern Survival Weapons (Including Firearms) + Bug Out Basics + Choosing Survival Knives and Gear + FREE Food and Medicine (AKA [...]
Sat, Dec 31, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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We all know it, don't we? Something is terribly wrong with our world, and things could go downhill fast! But there IS hope! Allow me to share the greatest survival tip I've ever discovered – with you. Let's get started… What is THE Ultimate Survival Tip? Over the years, I have passed on survival tips, tricks and training to help you and the others we serve. But I'll be honest, I think I learn more from you guys than I share… So I was curious what you, our fans, followers and friends, thought was the MOST important survival tip – The “Ultimate” [...]
Sat, Dec 10, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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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 [...]
Mon, Dec 05, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Parts List and Schematic HERE This is the fifth video in the “How To Build The Ultimate Bug Out Series”. Lots of you folks asked us to include a “stealth mode” of sorts in our bug out vehicle, in fact, enough of you asked that we actually did it. “Stealth Driving” is just what it … Continue reading » [...]
Fri, Nov 25, 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
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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I thought that it would be an interesting, but long term project to document via media that public introduction and grooming of Chelsea Clinton to politics. Clearly the ground work is getting under way to position this evil turd rising in leftist politics. I am going to post new tidbit about her as they occur. Feel free to add any interesting news that you may find. I will start with this. Quote: Chelsea warns of ‘horrifying' report on diabetes & global warming; response is NOT what she'd hoped for Chelsea warns of ?horrifying? report on diabetes & global warming; response [...]
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
Pretty cool. It does unfortunately mean that we will have to more directly deal with evil bastards like Rockefeller and Soros as they will not die off in due time. Quote: Scientists have made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary drug that actually reverses ageing. The drug could help damaged DNA to miraculously repair and even protect Nasa astronauts on Mars by protecting them from solar radiation. A team of researchers developed the drug after discovering a key signalling process in DNA repair and cell ageing. Human trials of age-reversing pill to start in six months | Daily Mail Online [...]
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
takes effect Aug 1st!! :armata_PDT_37: [...]
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
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One of my favorite bands growing up...RIPhttp://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/...D=ansmsnnews11https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjjXvZlQFjU [...]
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
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Dysentery and Diarrhea Prevention and Treatment Doc Bones and Nurse Amy just did a video on dysentery and diarrhea. As always they did a great job and it is very informative. I made a comment about the video and Nurse Amy responded with: “If your forum has other questions, please let us know, we could do a video on the topic if we don't have that already. Thanks again and be safe, Nurse Amy :-)” So is there any video requests? I am going to attach several sanitation and dysentery PDF's from my electronic library. There is like 17 of [...]
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
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Hello everyone I am new here and am hoping for a little advice. I have recently started to make hidden compartment shelves, I have a continuous hinge that is connected the top piece of the shelf with the bottom compartment. But the problem I am having is I need to find hinges that I can put on the two pieces so that the shelf stays shut when it's in the locked potion and will not open all the way when in the open position. If anyone has experience making these type of shelves I would really appreciate [...]
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
All of my AR's are direct inpingment, but I have been interested in a piston kit/upper. Based on the knowledge and experience of others, what are the benefits of a piston gas system on an AR versus DI? I was looking at this deal that I was given notice of.....Adams Arms Carbine Length Piston Kit [...]
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
I'm probably an outlier here in NE Illinois, but given how broke and dysfunctional this state gov't is, I think it's the perfect place to plan for survival! [...]
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
It's been a while since I've visited these forums. I'm from southwestern Pennsylvania, been doing the prepping thing for about 10 years now. I also write as a hobby. I think I'll be reposting one of my old prepping stories in the story section with some revisions. Should be fun, people liked it quite a bit the first time. Hopefully some new people can see it. This site sure has grown, 8 million members now. Wow. [...]
Fri, Mar 24, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
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March 24th is the birthday of Dr. Art Robinson, who was born in 1942. Robinson is an American biochemist, conservative activist and politician and currently runs a laboratory known as the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine along with publishing the Robinson Self-Teaching Home School Curriculum. o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 69 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $15,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First Prize: A $3000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: Survival Blog
You can buy a lance head and boot at Cotswoldsport to make your lance. Bamboo is a good staff to use, but other woods work. Your ability to control the lance can be influenced; it's the weight. I don't really know western gear. I was trained in the European tradition– German, Austrian, and English styles. So I use that kind of gear. Saddle, cinch, stirrups, bridle with snaffle and bit (eggbut/something soft on the mouth). Know your horse's teeth. If they need to be floated, do it. All western bits look too hard on the mouth to me. You might [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: Survival Blog
Introductory Note: The following is the first of a series of articles by JWR that will profile some of the thousands of archived SurvivalBlog articles, grouped topically. Storing and transferring liquid fuels is topic that often comes up in conversations with my consulting clients and in letters from SurvivalBlog readers. There seems to be a lack of knowledge or misinformed voodoo out there in the general public about liquid fuel shelf life, flammability, containers, and how to transfer fuel when the power grids are down. But those questions have all been “asked and answered” in SurvivalBlog, over the course of [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: Survival Blog
Howdy, I enjoyed reading Equestrian Survival For Bugging Out, Recon, Rescue, Projection of Force, or Hunting- Part 1, by R.M. and am looking forward to the remaining part(s). If you're serious about such you might want to find, download, print, read, study, and learn the info in FM 3-05.213 (FM 31-27) Special Forces Use of Pack Animals My Dad was raised in West Texas in the 1920's-40's. This was long before rural electrification and other such luxuries. He cowboyed for his boyhood friend's Dad for several years as a pre-teen and teenager. Dad and his friend, R.L., did it the [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: Survival Blog
The Worst Retail Cataclysm Ever: Sears Warns It Is On The Verge Of Collapse As Payless Prepares To File For Bankruptcy – RBS HJL's Comment: This is not the first time the Sears has been in trouble, but by all accounts, this may be the worst. With Sears being an anchor store in many malls across the U.S. This doesn't bode well. o o o Americans Are Dying With an Average of $62K of Debt – B.B. HJL's Comment: While most debt gets paid off with the deceased's estate, what happens when the only estate is a residence that others [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
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Source: Prepper Website
How do you carry your ammo? When you leave out for deer camp or the shooting range, how you pack, and carry your ammo can make a difference. Sure you can pile some boxes of rifle ammo into a cardboard box and throw it in the back of the truck. However, there are better ways[.....] The post Ammo Totes and Storage Boxes appeared first on AllOutdoor.com.Read the full article here... [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
10 Requirements for Long Term Food Storage This is a very simple article that details some very important pieces of the food storage process. Its a full article that doesn't talk about the actual food to be stored. Rather, it focuses on how to store and plan to do things the right way with … Continue reading » The post 10 Requirements for Long Term Food Storage appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Prepper Podcasts for the Preparedness Community If you are taking steps to get really prepared for the future podcasts are a tool that must be used. With today's technology you can take a podcast wherever you want. These podcasts are on your phone and with Bluetooth tech you can link them up to your car … Continue reading » The post Prepper Podcasts for the Preparedness Community appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Is Your Clean Water Really Clean This article is a stirring look at the idea of clean water. It takes a look at several common ways that we clean water both at home and on the trail. Its an exciting topic because we all want to believe that our water filtering method offers us the … Continue reading » The post Is Your Clean Water Really Clean appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
7 Reasons You Should Raise Chickens This is a great article that seems like a no brainer to the chicken owner. As someone who enjoys the company of chickens I remember a time before my birds when I too was on the fence about bringing these creatures into my world. I was concerned about what … Continue reading » The post 7 Reasons You Should Raise Chickens appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
12 Must Have Prep Items for the Elderly This is a little bit of a disheartening article to read because we would like to think of our elders living their days out in glory. Survival for the young and able bodied is a struggle. If you factor in old age and any number of ailments … Continue reading » The post 12 Must Have Prep Items for the Elderly appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Preppers Canning Guide | Backdoor Survival
Canning is a blessing and a curse. For seasoned canners, preserving the local bounty not only saves money but is a relaxing and stress-free experience. These same canners giddily prepare fully cooked meals in jars, to be opened and reheated at a moment's notice. And everyone else? They suffer a fear of the canning process, botulism, and of blowing themselves up along with their kitchen. Don't let this canning curse prevent you from learning and benefiting from this important skill. With The Prepper's Canning Guide, my good friend Daisy Luther teaches you how to can without [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Who's really got the power in America? Most people are living in an alternate reality created by those with the biggest platforms. Individual “reality” is defined by what people believe … Read the restThe post Who Controls the (Alternate) “Reality” in America? appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
The Ruffwear Approach Pack for dogs is perfect for anyone that wants to get out with their dogs to enjoy nature together. Dogs love chores and certain dog breeds live to work for their human masters, and what better way than helping to carry their own supplies while hiking, camping or simply out enjoying nature. […] The post The Ruffwear Approach Pack for Dogs appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
As tensions heat up on the Korean Peninsula, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is threatening to launch a nuclear attack on the United States should the U.S. fire a 'single bullet.' [...] The post North Korea threatens to Nuke the U.S. appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
When you think of every day carry items, it is common to think of things you may need in a big emergency. But when I decided to participate in this post round up with my other preparedness blogger friends, I knew exactly what my favorite every day carry item was. Because I actually carry it […] [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
3 Essential EDC Fire Starters I Carry Everywhere ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker What's in your pockets? If you look at the popular trend of pocket dumps on social media, the answer appears to be everything, except the kitchen sink. I seldom see fire tools in these pocket dumps. Of course, our Everyday Carry items will look different depending on our jobs, lifestyle, and skill level. Several of us from the Prepared Bloggers are sharing different EDC (Everyday Carry) items we never leave home without. Being the pyro that I am, I choose fire. Be sure to read the other value-adding articles by my friends in the links below this article. The concept [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
10 Basic Household Items to Use in a Survival Situation | Backdoor Survival
No matter how prepared you are, survival is really about making the most of what you have on hand. Did you know there are many items sitting around your house that can protect you, no matter what kind of catastrophe strikes? If this list is any indication, women may be the ones to stick closest to since they have some of the most useful items. If you aren't one, know one since they likely will have the best multi-purpose goods when the SHTF. The post 10 Basic Household Items to Use in a Survival Situation by Gaye Levy first appeared on Backdoor [...]
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Written by Dave James on Survival at Home. Self-defense is a huge part of prepping, but you don't always need a gun. We've got 6 reasons why learning archery will make you a better prepper. The post 6 Reasons Learning Archery Will Make You a Better Prepper appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Who says that the end of the world has to be boring? Before you start crying over zombies or giving up all of your earthly possessions for the rapture, here are just a few ways to make the most out of the apocalypse. Eat Well There are all kinds of survival and disaster books that will teach you about finding food in the wilderness. While most people assume that “foraging for food” means “chewing on squirrels,” the truth is that you can gather things like acorns, walnuts, berries, mushrooms and honeycombs for indulgent eating that wouldn't be out of place on Chopped. Generate [...]
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
Learning what to do in the event of a nuclear strike just took on a whole new urgency now that Kim Jong Un just threatened to nuke the US. We … Read the restThe post How to Survive a Nuclear Strike appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sun, Mar 19, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
Survival Saturday Sunday (busy day yesterday, sorry!) is a round-up of the week's news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News Sometimes … Read the restThe post The Hostile Takeover of Trump, the Economic Crisis, and the Return of HRC appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sun, Mar 19, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
Wiebe Specialty Skinning Knives | Backdoor Survival
If there is one piece of gear that is universal in any bug out bag or survival kit, it is a knife. Simply put, in situations of self-reliance, there is no shortage of work to be done with a knife. Having the right knife is simply a must. One company that is doing their best to put out a lineup of quality knives is Wiebe Knives. In this review, learn about the Wiebe line of specialty knives plus enter to win a set of two knives in a giveaway. There will be two winners. The post Review: Learn About Wiebe Specialty [...]
Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
There are essentially two types of night vision devices and it comes down to personal preferences and in some cases particular mission requirements when it comes time to choose. First, there is low-level light, which is naturally present and is enhanced by the device. Once enhanced an image is presented to you. Not only is […] The post Do You Really Need That to Survive: Night Vision Devices appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Fri, Mar 17, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Lots of parents have horror stories about frantically trying to replace comfort items like a blanket or stuffed animal without their little ones noticing. Just having that familiar item can … Read the restThe post The Importance of Comfort Items During Stressful Times appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Fri, Mar 17, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
A Manual Siphon Will You Need One to Survive? Actually, you need at least two if not three manual siphons. One for drinking water only, one for fuels and possibly one for chemicals, such as liquid bleach that needs to be moved from one container to another when pouring is not a good option, for […] The post Do You Really Need That to Survive: A Manual Siphon Pump appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
We all prep for different future scenarios. Some of us worry about losing our jobs. Others live in drought-stricken areas and put extra food back to see them through the … Read the restThe post Why Your Carefully Calculated Prepper Food Supply May Not Be Enough (And What You Can Add) appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
Without by EE Borton | Backdoor Survival
Living and breathing preparedness is hard work and so, when the day is done, it is nice to kick back and think about something else. It is for that reason that a few months back, I personally took a break from survival fiction and immersed myself in popular fiction and adult coloring instead. A few weeks ago that changed. A new crop of really excellent books crossed my desk, and I was once again hooked. One of those books was the novel, Without, by E.E. Borton. It gives me please to introduce his work to you as I [...]
Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
If you've been a prepper for very long, no doubt your bookshelf is full of non-fiction survival manuals and recent prepper fiction. All that is well and good, and I do hope my own family survival manual and evacuation book is among your collection, but there are many important lessons to be found in an entirely different genre: non-fiction survival adventures. These books tell real-life survival narratives that are rich in detail. They grab your attention and hold it while teaching lessons about nature, historical events, and, yes, survival. Some of my favorites are listed below, all linked to their Amazon [...]
Wed, Mar 15, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
Raising Meat Rabbits in Small Spaces | Backdoor Survival
Whether you are planning to survive disasters or simply want to be self-sufficient and less dependent on outside resources, raising your own meat animals is a smart choice. That said, raising farm animals can be tough for those who live in urban areas, small homes or apartments, or under the rule of restrictive homeowners associations. If that sounds like you, consider raising meat rabbits. Rabbits make it possible to produce your own meat without raising an eyebrow! If you have a garage, a basement, a porch, a backyard or even a small corner of a living room, you can raise [...]
Tue, Mar 14, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Variety is the spice of life especially when it comes to your food. So if you're looking for a great way to spice up your food while backpacking on the trail this is an excellent way to bring some of your favorite spices along and it won't cost you more than 5 bucks for a […] The post How to Make a Waterproof Spice Kit for Backpacking appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Mon, Mar 13, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
If you're preparing for a crisis, but can barely walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded you need to rethink your level of preparedness... [...] The post Prepper Fitness: Are you Physically Fit Enough to Survive a Crisis? appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Mar 13, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
“Documents released Tuesday by WikiLeaks allege a CIA surveillance program that targets everyday gadgets ranging from smart TVs to Smartphone's to cars”. “Such snooping, WikiLeaks said, could turn some of these devices into recorders of everyday conversations — and could also circumvent data-scrambling encryption on communications apps such as Facebook's WhatsApp” (FoxNews.com, 2017). To some […] The post The CIA WikiLeaks Revelation: Does It Affect Your Prepping? appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Thu, Mar 09, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
This morning Wikileaks released the largest ever release of confidential CIA documents; part of the release claims that the CIA has lost control of their hacking arsenal. [...] The post WikiLeaks Claims CIA Lost Control of ‘Hacking Arsenal' appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Mar 07, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Curious how Zaycon Fresh works? And what you'd possibly do with 40 lbs of chicken? I'll show you and give you my thoughts on it's value. What's better than a drive-thru chicken truck?! Not much, I can tell you! When Zaycon Fresh came on my radar a few years ago, I almost couldn't wrap my […] The post How to Preserve Zaycon Fresh Chicken appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Mon, Mar 06, 2017
Source: Mom With a Prep
More political rallies turn violent over the weekend as radicals start openly calling for civil war and violence in the streets. [...] The post Social Unrest Unleashed: Radical Political Activists Violently Attack Opposition Again appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Sun, Mar 05, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
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by Todd Walker Crazy eyes! They stare at me when I tell folks I'm cutting a cord of firewood with an ax. No chainsaw, no bucksaw, no maul… just an ax. Real-world ax skills require massive, deliberate action. February is history as are 88% (probably more) of the 2017 New Years resolutions. Following the season of overindulgence, these were the top five according to the Google: Exercise more (38 per cent) Lose weight (33 per cent) Eat more healthily (32 per cent) Take a more active approach to health (15 per cent) Learn new skill or hobby (15 per cent) Expensive gym memberships, designer workout clothing, and faddish fitness [...]
Sat, Mar 04, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Goodbye Plastic Bottles – there's emergency water in a bag now! What will they think of next? Awhile back I won a little emergency kit that was the size of a large paperback book. Inside were some essentials for survival – an emergency blanket, some weird food bars, a few bits of first aid, and 2 […] The post Emergency Water in a Bag for Your Emergency Kits appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Thu, Mar 02, 2017
Source: Mom With a Prep
Your best prepper resource may be hanging in the sky every night – the moon. If you're a gardener, getting to know the moon and all its phases might give your garden a boost every season. The worst case scenario that I try to prepare for is a long-term power grid failure. To help me prepare, I've learned to garden, cook over a fire and how to tell basic weather signs. However, when it comes to gardening, I've been planting using the first and last frost dates on the calendar. But in a long-term power outage, we might just lose track [...]
Sun, Feb 26, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
SHTF Healthcare The Amazing Benefits of Photo Light Therapy via The Survival Mom
As a nurse, I am always looking for alternative methods of healing. Should we have a natural disaster, societal unrest, or pandemic, I want to find ways of taking care of my family's medical needs. In those types of scenarios, a hospital itself could be lost or overwhelmed with patients during a crisis of some sort. I'm also not a fan of hospitals anyway, which are just large Petri dishes of highly resistant germs and microbes. It's so ironic, that I am in this profession! I have been trying a photo light therapy on myself, friends, and family to see if [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of infrastructure to disrupt. So it's critically important that we take whatever steps we can to ensure that we can maintain a safe and adequate supply of water under whatever circumstances may occur. The most important things are to educate yourself and then to prepare. Make sure you [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
survive stranded car
I've experienced that gut-jolting feeling more than once, and you have too. You turn the key to your car expecting to hear the roar of the engine…and…nothing. Or, you're cruising along the highway when you notice that the gas pedal isn't quite working right, and it dawns on you, you've run out of gas. Or, a nail in the tire leaves you stranded miles from home. Even on a pleasant, balmy day, these scenarios are frustrating but on a cold day with freezing temperatures and dangerous driving conditions, they can become deadly. Dress for the occasion Any time you'll be traveling in a [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
By: Matt “Papa Bear” Wooddell Many people, when first joining the preparedness community initially focus on guns and ammo. They want nice, useful, and effective weaponry and enough ammunition to last for years and years before needing to purchase more. After a few years of prepping and a few years' worth of trips to the rifle range, those once fired brass rifle and pistol cartridges can really pile up, assuming they are collected after shooting. With about $300 to $400 invested in reloading equipment, all those hundreds or even thousands of once fired brass casings can be reloaded for a tremendous [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
As the mainstream media feverishly attempts to cover up the ongoing crisis in Sweden, the Associated Press is reporting that Riots have yet again broken out in Rinkeby, just north of Stockholm. [...] The post Riots erupt in Sweden as Mainstream Media Attempts to Coverup Chaos appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
The great outdoors is in fact great. It provides food, fresh air and a chance to unplug from technology and reconnect with nature. Sometimes, though, the great outdoors isn't so great, turning your fun overnight hiking trip or weekend camping trip into a rough, wet, tiring experience. Here are 8 camping survival tips and tricks to make your experience a little more manageable and enjoyable. Make fishhooks from a zipper or tab from an aluminum can. Whether you've lost, broken, run out of or forgot to pack fishhooks, don't fear. You can make one using a zipper or the tab off [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
2 Ax Techniques for Fast Firewood Splitting ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker The permanent scars on my parent's car port floor are a reminder of that grand idea Craig and I came up with while splitting firewood in 1977. The winter wind felt like we were tied to a whipping post. “Let's get out of the wind.” “How 'bout the car port? The wood's gotta be stacked in there anyway.” Not our best idea ever, but we set up shop on the two-year old concrete floor. Driving the metal wedge with 8-pound sledge hammers, a few, quite a few actually, shot like bullets through the wooden rounds followed by a distinctive twang of [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Life can throw a lot of different situations at you in a hurry, situations you might never see coming. With the world in the state it's in, it can be easy to get scared and start feeling like you need to be prepared for “the worst.” The secret to having some peace of mind is being prepared ahead of time for the unpredictable. Because the very worst that can happen is a disaster in which you are unable to care for yourself or the ones you love. That's where having the best bug-out bag comes in handy. Article Originally published by [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
Electric cars are gaining prevalence on the roads throughout the world. Check out this video to find out why they are not the answer, without even knowing the question. In the video I mentioned a letter. If you would like to see THR work with Tesla on a complete off the grid system, it is … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Written by Alexis Griffee on Survival at Home. You may not be ready to go completely off grid, but these solar gadgets for the homestead will still help you decrease your dependency on the power grid. The post Solar Gadgets for the Homestead appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
It is an exciting time in solar power. Storage is shifting from Lead Acid batteries to Lithium Ion. Panels are appearing everywhere in all shapes, sizes, and forms. What happens when you don't have the space or funds for a large system? What can you do with smaller solar power systems? It turns out the … Continue reading » [...]
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
kids learn business
For the past two summers, my 3 children and I have operated a table at a small local farmer's market. Each week we work together to haul in eggs and produce, set up our display, and answer questions. We sell our products for about 3 hours each day. The skills and experiences my children are learning now will serve them very well as adults, whether they go after their first job in a booming economy, try to make ends meet in a not-so-great one, or find themselves in a total economic collapse. Knowing the basics of starting and running a business [...]
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
How to Make Perfect Hobo Coffee without Modern Gadgetry ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Of all the pleasures of camping, sipping a freshly brewed cup of joe around the morning fire is, as the old TV commercial hummed along, the best part of waking up. Sorry, now the jingle is stuck in your head. Many campers employ a variety of gadgetry and complicated contraptions in pursuit of the perfect cup of coffee. Wanna simplify the whole process? Of course you do. The process is so simple you'll kick yourself for purchasing, and packing, that expensive French press! Harlton's Hobo Coffee Maker I dubbed this simple, yet amazing, bush coffee maker the “Harlton Hobo Coffee Maker” after [...]
Tue, Feb 14, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Is Your Bug Out Bag Too Fat
Are you serious? 55, 80 or 100 pound bug out bags!? It's crazy, insane and sometimes stupid how much weight some folks think they are going to be able to carry in their emergency kit, backpack or bug out bag – on foot – if they have to flee for their life. So I did some research (added in some personal experience) and came up with guide to show how much you might expect to be able to carry if you are on foot, on mild terrain, in a mild climate, for a moderate distance of 5-10 miles per day (provided [...]
Mon, Feb 13, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
We've been on this series for some time and here it is, the COMPLETE How To Build The Ultimate Bug Out Vehicle. Bug Out Vehicles, they can mean different things to different people. Not all “bug outs” may be permanent, some could be. In this video we talk about the fundamentals of building a bug … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Feb 04, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
ax-chopping-platform-speed-up-firewood-cutting-safely-thesurvivalsherpa-com
by Todd Walker On a modern homestead wood lot, one cranks a chain saw, cuts logs to the length, and splits the rounds to season. The motorized saw makes quick work of large and small wood. But in an operational base camp, lugging a chainsaw, bar oil and fuel, on a regular basis is not practical. A good ax weighs less but can get the job done. However, there are challenges to cutting firewood (not splitting) to length with an ax. Here's a simple solution which not only saves your ax bit from grit and rocks in the ground, but allows you [...]
Fri, Feb 03, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Leftover soup, throw together soup, clean out the fridge soup. Whatever you call it, this soup is a staple at our house for finishing off the leftovers and stretching our meal budget. After many years of creating these fresh soups from leftovers, I am ready to share with you the secrets that will turn your […] [...]
Mon, Jan 30, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
We spent the series looking at how to build a good foundation for your Ultimate Bug Out Vehicle, now we take a look at the gear. Everyone will have a different set of challenges to overcome in their own personal choices on how to outfit a vehicle. This is how I built mine and let … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Jan 29, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
This list is part of my eBook, Prepared Kids: A Parent's Guide to Raising the Next Generation of Self-Reliant, Responsible Adults! Looking for preparedness movies you can watch with your kids? Do such things exist? Yes, yes they do. While many movies in the preparedness/survival genre aren't appropriate for little viewers (ie. rated R), I've […] [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
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
Heating your home with a wood stove. It sounds so warm. And cozy. And romantic. You know, sitting by the fireplace in your pajamas with your hot cocoa and a good book kind of romantic. But those of you who heat your homes with a wood stove know that it is, well, not as easy […] [...]
Sat, Jan 07, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
The New Year always brings a desire to begin anew or make a fresh start. For many of us, it's also a time to create new habits or goals. But all too often, we're already sidetracked three days later. Research shows that repeating a task for 21 days creates a habit, but I know I'm […] The post 10 New Habits for the Prepared Home appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Mon, Jan 02, 2017
Source: Mom With a Prep
Ultimet Survival Tips-Survival Plan
You can determine your chances of surviving any critical crisis, emergency or catastrophe by developing what you WILL need *then* – NOW. How? By increasing your “survival probability” quotient through the habits, attitudes, and mindset you choose today. Let me explain… Have you watched some of the survival shows on TV where you just know that the person with all the mad survival skills is going to be the one to crush it….and how rarely that is the actual outcome? It isn't just practical survival skills that matter but what is going on in your head and how you are accustomed [...]
Sun, Jan 01, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
GET TRAINED – HAVE FUN – TEST YOUR SKILLS – COMPETE FOR OVER $1,100 in PRIZES – SAVE $100 (Until May 18th, 2017) – The ONLY 3-Day – Family Friendly – Survival Training in the USA That Covers: Watch Mini Documentary About the Training – CLICK PHOTO The Core 4: SHELTER – FIRE – WATER – FOOD + + Wilderness First Aid + Navigation with a Compass, the Sun and Stars + Hand to Hand Self Defense (And Disarming an Attacker) + Primitive and Modern Survival Weapons (Including Firearms) + Bug Out Basics + Choosing Survival Knives and Gear + FREE Food and Medicine (AKA [...]
Sat, Dec 31, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
amber-fields-mountain
We all know it, don't we? Something is terribly wrong with our world, and things could go downhill fast! But there IS hope! Allow me to share the greatest survival tip I've ever discovered – with you. Let's get started… What is THE Ultimate Survival Tip? Over the years, I have passed on survival tips, tricks and training to help you and the others we serve. But I'll be honest, I think I learn more from you guys than I share… So I was curious what you, our fans, followers and friends, thought was the MOST important survival tip – The “Ultimate” [...]
Sat, Dec 10, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
A_1-DMT Credit Card Wallet Sharpener
If you're bored of “typical” survival gear, want to cut through the clutter and learn what David personally uses… or maybe you have a special someone on your “survival” gift list and need some help. Well you've come to the right place… Because today we're gonna break into the survival cache and take a look at 10+ cool survival survival gizmos, gadgets and gear that could also make great gifts. For your convenience, I've included a pile of links to the stuff in this post with each item. Cool!? Well let's get started… EDC Diamond Credit Card Sized Knife Sharpener Got a dull knife [...]
Mon, Dec 05, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Parts List and Schematic HERE This is the fifth video in the “How To Build The Ultimate Bug Out Series”. Lots of you folks asked us to include a “stealth mode” of sorts in our bug out vehicle, in fact, enough of you asked that we actually did it. “Stealth Driving” is just what it … Continue reading » [...]
Fri, Nov 25, 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
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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Thu, Mar 23, 2017
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Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: Prepper Website
10 Requirements for Long Term Food Storage This is a very simple article that details some very important pieces of the food storage process. Its a full article that doesn't talk about the actual food to be stored. Rather, it focuses on how to store and plan to do things the right way with … Continue reading » The post 10 Requirements for Long Term Food Storage appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Prepper Podcasts for the Preparedness Community If you are taking steps to get really prepared for the future podcasts are a tool that must be used. With today's technology you can take a podcast wherever you want. These podcasts are on your phone and with Bluetooth tech you can link them up to your car … Continue reading » The post Prepper Podcasts for the Preparedness Community appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Is Your Clean Water Really Clean This article is a stirring look at the idea of clean water. It takes a look at several common ways that we clean water both at home and on the trail. Its an exciting topic because we all want to believe that our water filtering method offers us the … Continue reading » The post Is Your Clean Water Really Clean appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
7 Reasons You Should Raise Chickens This is a great article that seems like a no brainer to the chicken owner. As someone who enjoys the company of chickens I remember a time before my birds when I too was on the fence about bringing these creatures into my world. I was concerned about what … Continue reading » The post 7 Reasons You Should Raise Chickens appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
12 Must Have Prep Items for the Elderly This is a little bit of a disheartening article to read because we would like to think of our elders living their days out in glory. Survival for the young and able bodied is a struggle. If you factor in old age and any number of ailments … Continue reading » The post 12 Must Have Prep Items for the Elderly appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness

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