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Best Prepper Resources and Recommendations Page

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

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

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

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

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

The Best Prepper Gear Recommendations

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

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

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

5.11 Rush 72 backpack

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

Osprey Atmos 65 backpack

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

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

Solo Stove Wood Burning Backpacking Stove

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

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

CREE 7W Flashlight

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

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

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

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

MPOWERD Lucy Inflatable Solar Lantern

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

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

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

Goal Zero 41022 Guide 10 Plus Solar Recharging Kit

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

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

Doan Magnesium Fire Starter

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

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

SOG Seal Pup Survival Knife

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

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

Fiskars X7 14″ Hatchet

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

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

Sawyer Mini Portable Water Filter

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

Suunto M-3 D/L Compass


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

The Best Prepper Websites and Online Resources

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

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

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

Prepper/Survival Blogs

Backdoor Survival –

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

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

Prepper Website –

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

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

Survival Sherpa –

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

American Preppers Network –

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

Ready Nutrition –

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

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

The Organic Prepper –

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

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

Prep for SHTF –

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

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

Tin Hat Ranch –

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

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

Mom With a Prep –

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

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

Survival at Home –

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

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

SHTF Preparedness –

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

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

Camping Survival Blog –

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

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

Survival Mom –

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

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

Offgrid Survival –

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

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

Survival Magazine –

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

Food Storage and Survival –

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

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

Ultimate Survival Tips –

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

Survival Blog

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

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

Prepper/Survival Facebook Pages

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

Survival Watch

Survival Magazine

Homestead & Survival

The Survival Mom

Food Storage and Survival

American Preppers Network

Camping Survival

Prepper-related Forums

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

The Best Prepper Book Recommendations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Source: Survival Mom
Gerber Military Knives
Since their founding in 1939, the Gerber Corporation has been established as a crucial contributor to the industry of survival, hunting, everyday tools and knives. A Gerber pocket knife became a synonymous for reliability, efficiency and affordability in today's oversaturated market of survival tools. Guaranteeing an affordable price and the highest quality of manufacture, Gerber delivers just that, using their experience and working with the best knife designers available, in order to bring us the best there is. And this list will prove just that – the unquestionable expertise of Gerber Legendary Knives. Gerber Swagger Folding Knife This Gerber folding pocket knife [...]
Fri, Oct 13, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
At a House hearing yesterday, experts warned members of Congress that a North Korean EMP attack could kill 90% of Americans within one year, calling it an “existential threat.” But … Read the restThe post If a North Korean EMP Could Kill 90% of Americans in a Year, Why Did the DoD Just Defund the Congressional EMP Commission? appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Fri, Oct 13, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
Being prepared in a hotel room isn't as hard as it might initially seem. Most of us stay in hotels on vacation. Hotels can be over a hundred floors tall in very big cities but in most areas, they top out at four to six floors. This is easily walkable for almost anyone–certainly going down–and reachable for a fire truck ladder. The first question that comes to mind is “can the fire truck rescue us”? Or, put another way, how many floors can the fire truck reach? In most cases, up to around the sixth floor, depending on how tall each [...]
Thu, Oct 12, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
My life has experienced some big changes lately. What was once a chaotic home filled with 5 children, is now me, my husband and our 14-year-old daughter. I no longer find smelly gym socks in the couch cushions or try to break up fights about who used the last of the blue nail polish. It is nice. With the move to Georgia last year, I wanted to do something new. I home-school our youngest, and I wanted something I could do at home. My friend was nudging me to consider online teaching like she was doing. To be honest, I [...]
Tue, Oct 10, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
Prepper to Prepper Basic Food Storage Advice via The Survival Mom
Getting started with food storage can be a challenge. Where do you start? Do you go with the advice from old-timers and stock up on wheat, beans, and canned tuna? Really. What is a new prepper to do to get some good, basic food storage advice? One of my Facebook readers, a nice young man who goes by SD, asked: Hi everyone. My wife and I are getting ready to tackle the bulk food storage monster. We are looking to get between 6-9 months of the life sustaining foods, i.e grain/oats/rice/legumes/sugar/fat etc. In regards to storage, what have you found works the best [...]
Mon, Oct 09, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
The radical left-wing terrorist organization known as Antifa is planning nationwide riots, violence, and acts of terrorism throughout the United States that will begin on November 4th 2017. [...] The post Antifa Planning Nationwide Riots on November 4th, 2017 appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Thu, Sep 28, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Every garden, I plant a cherry tomato plant. Or two, just in case one dies. Later in the summer they start producing those little red balls of juicy goodness. Oh, my. Cherry tomatoes right off the vine are SO yummy and sweet! One of the rewards of gardening, for sure. But after a week or […] [...]
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
The hurricanes of 2017, Harvey, Irma, Maria and more has shown us that leaving a voicemail for our loved ones to keep in touch with us is so important – even when cell service is spotty. Imagine when you are trying to call your husband or child, and they aren't answering their phone. You keep […] The post Preparedness Quick Tip #53: Leave a Voicemail Message appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Mom With a Prep
Self-Reliance Skills on a Sewer Line and Secondhand Beaver Pond - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker “Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” ~ John Lubbock Far from “wilderness”, an outdoor classroom sits atop an underground sewer line. When choices are slim to none, one takes what Nature provides. A concrete retaining wall manages storm-water from the school's asphalt parking lot. The black chain fence on top of the concrete wall, a legal requirement to keep kids out, is easily breached. Inside the “concrete pond,” a wetland ecosystem invites exploration. Cattails, a willow tree, [...]
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Escaped prisoners and hundreds of looters armed with guns and knives are terrorizing the British Virgin Islands. [...] The post Caribbean Anarchy: Looters armed with guns and knives terrorize hurricane-hit islands; Military Called in to Restore Order appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Sep 11, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Get pre-registered now for this FREE online summit! I'm so excited to tell you about the Back to Basics Summit! For those of you unfamiliar with online summits, they are a little like going to a conference or convention at an event center where you can attend classes with top notch instructors, except it's all […] [...]
Fri, Sep 08, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Millions of Floridians are trying to escape Hurricane Irma but many have found themselves unable to leave as fuel shortages slam the region. [...] The post Unprepared Masses Have no Escape as Fuel Runs out Ahead of Hurricane Irma appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Fri, Sep 08, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Don't wait for a weatherman to tell you it's time to prepare for a hurricane. Take matters into your own hands and get your family and home prepared! These are in no real order of significance. But a good check list to get you started on preparing for a hurricane – and any disaster. 50 […] The post Prepare for a Hurricane (and other emergencies, too) appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Wed, Sep 06, 2017
Source: Mom With a Prep
U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed an emergency order allowing the National Guard to seize private guns, ammunition, and property ahead of Hurricane Irma. [...] The post U.S. Virgin Islands Allows National Guard To Seize Guns, Ammo Ahead Of Hurricane Irma appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Sep 05, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
The kids are playing on the floor surrounded by toys. You are putting lunch on the table when the door crashes in. It is a smash and grab, and the intruders are inside in seconds. You have a firearm in the home however, as a responsible gun owner it is locked up. Anyone that owns […] The post A Firearm Is a Weapon but Not All Weapons Are a Firearm appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Fri, Sep 01, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Don't let a last minute evacuation derail you from your preparedness plans. Keep your family safe with these last minute emergency evacuation tips learned during Hurricane Harvey that apply to any natural disaster and evacuation. To hear a woman begging for help to get her husband out of their home before the flood waters drown […] The post Last Minute Emergency Evacuation Tips Learned from Hurricane Harvey appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Fri, Sep 01, 2017
Source: Mom With a Prep
If you haven't started prepping for the possibility of your own localized disaster, you really need to pay attention to what is happening in Texas. [...] The post Hurricane Harvey Aftermath: Toxins, Chemical Plant Explosions, Looting, and Disease – Are you Prepared for the Next one? appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Thu, Aug 31, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Campfires From Scratch- No Boy Scout Juice Required - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Liar, liar, pants on fire! I discover at a young age that pouring Boy Scout Juice on sticks for a “quick” campfire was not real smart. Boy Scout Juice is a vague term which includes all sorts of liquid accelerants. We had gasoline at the cabin that day. I can't remember who to blame for this grand idea, Henry or Craig, but I vividly remember the low whoosh sound that transformed a flickering kitchen match into a flaming mushroom cloud billowing up my legs. Screaming and wild dancing, reminiscent of cartoon characters, commenced in a desperate attempt to extinguish [...]
Wed, Aug 30, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Secrets of the Forest- The Best Outdoor Education Book I've Read - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker I recently began working with at-risk youth in our county's alternative school, Rise Academy. My “job” is to offer project-based learning opportunities to develop self-reliant skills in our students. My curriculum guide is a blank slate. There are no state approved guides for Doing the Stuff of Self-Reliance in academia. I must write my own. Out of necessity, I began to pull from my own experience and those of my mentors. Fortunately, one of my teachers, Mark Warren, director of Medicine Bow, recently published the first in a series of four books, Secrets of the Forest. Secrets of the Forest, [...]
Wed, Aug 09, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
A Beginner's Guide to a Well-Hung Hammock ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Several years ago I decided to give hammock camping a shot. It was miserable! I'd been better off laying in a zipped body bag. That first morning felt as if my shoulders had been clamped in a vise while wrapped in a cheap tortilla shell. Claustrophobic, sore, and sleepless was not my idea of happy camping. Here's the thing. I'm stubborn and didn't give up on hammock camping. With a few adjustments on my hanging technique, my hammock raised my sleeping to new levels. Here's how to avoid the misery of my horrible hammock hang… A Well-Hung Hammock “One of the hallmarks of [...]
Mon, Jul 17, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
We all know ants can be a pain in the arse and some can even damage your home over a period of time. Sometimes finding the colony can be an impossible task. So why not let the ants do the work for you. This little recipe a friend of mine gave me does just that. […] The post Ant Killer Recipe appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Sat, Jul 15, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Whether you have electricity or not certain tasks still must be accomplished. Some people liken a power failure to a snow day, where it's a free day. Free from the hassles of school, chores, and responsibilities in general. It is not a free time, of course for adults, for responsible adults anyway. What makes the […] The post Grid Down: 5 Tasks That Simply Cannot Wait appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Fri, Jul 07, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
A Tenderfoot's Guide to Chopping Firewood at Camp ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker “Next to the rifle, a backwoodsman's main reliance is on his axe. With these two instruments, and little else, our pioneers attacked the forest wilderness that once covered all eastern America, and won it for civilization.” ~ Horace Kephart, from Camping and Woodcraft, 1917 Not much has more appeal to a young camper than having the opportunity to use an ax. The lure is irresistible. Yet, ax lore is rarely passed down to our younger generation. The following is a common sense guide which will help a tenderfoot, young or old, learn to safely use an ax for the most [...]
Mon, Jul 03, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Nature is the source of all life, but it can also be a force to be reckoned with. There have been many natural disasters since the dawn of mankind – tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and even ice ages, and the scariest thing is that these can pretty much strike at any moment. We've seen quite a […] The post Five Preparedness Lessons Learned from Recent Natural Disasters appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Mon, Jun 19, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Improvise, adapt and overcome is an unofficial slogan of the United States Marine Corp or of the Marines themselves. However, the traits are important ones for Preppers and others to have, and then, of course, you must be able to produce or show results in other words. If your home is damaged or destroyed because […] The post Can You Improvise Adapt Overcome and Then Produce? appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Tue, Jun 13, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
How to Survive a Layoff
Don't panic. With a little “belt tightening” and a realistic plan, you will make it through this… Being laid off, underemployed or just watching your paycheck buy less and less at the store has become a reality in most homes. As businesses are downsizing, more and more work gets sent overseas and energy prices continue to soar, what can you do when you realize your income is not able to comfortably sustain your family? Here are several practical tips… Don't Panic First, in any survival situation, and trust me, being laid off, under-employed or broke half-way through the month can be a very real [...]
Wed, Jun 07, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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Did you know that there is an edible and almost magical “weed” which grows freely in backyards, meadows and along roadsides that has a history of use as far back as the ancient Persians? Alexander the Great Used it for Headaches Pedanius Dioscorides (40 BC-90BC), an Egyptian-trained physician in the Roman army counted on its varied healing properties for battle wounds. It is documented that in ancient India, when a mongoose was bitten by a cobra, it sought this herb to neutralize the venom! It has been used through the ages to heal everything from dog bites and scorpion stings, black spots, [...]
Sat, Jun 03, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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We've all done it… bought crappy gear because it was cheap, marketed well, or we got emotional and made an impulse buy. To help out, here are 14 ways to get the perfect gear, every time. Start Small – Getting started in emergency preparedness and survival stuff can be overwhelming and can leave you stone cold broke. So start small. A great survival book or two, a knife, and a well thought out general survival and first aid kit are all good first steps. And writing out a simple survival plan will cost you nothing… except a bit of time. Focus [...]
Thu, Jun 01, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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Wild plants are a great, free source of nutrition and energy while camping, hiking, or “surviving” in the wilderness. But eat the wrong plant and you could be sick as a dog or worse – die. However, abide by these 5 Rules of Wild Edibles and you'll eat like a King (or Queen) and live… Rule #1: NEVER eat anything that you are not 100% certain what it is, what parts are edible and when you can eat it. Some plants have only certain parts that are edible. Some parts of plants are only edible at certain stages of growth. Many edible [...]
Tue, May 30, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Do you like fish? We do. We like fishing and eating what we catch. Most times we are just fishing for lake or river trout, which we don't filet, but sometimes we get fish that are bigger or hard scaled, and those are perfect for fileting! This filet method works great on a variety of […] [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
GET TRAINED – HAVE FUN – TEST YOUR SKILLS – COMPETE FOR OVER $1,100 in PRIZES – Almost Sold Out (See Below) – The ONLY 3-Day – Family Friendly – Survival Training in the USA That Covers: Watch Mini Documentary About the Training – CLICK PHOTO The Core 4: SHELTER – FIRE – WATER – FOOD + + Wilderness First Aid + Navigation with a Compass, the Sun and Stars + Hand to Hand Self Defense (And Disarming an Attacker) + Primitive and Modern Survival Weapons (Including Firearms) + Bug Out Basics + Choosing Survival Knives and Gear + FREE Food and Medicine (AKA Wild [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Written by Alexis Griffee on Survival at Home. A camouflage garden is a productive tactical alternative to traditional row gardening and can increase your self-reliance in a SHTF situation. The post Why Your Home Survival Plan Needs A Camouflage Garden appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Summer travel time is coming! I love traveling with my family, but we're cheap/frugal/poor, so we don't usually fly anywhere, we just go places within driving distance. We do road trips more often than anything, and we've been doing them for a LOT of years. When I first wrote this, we also didn't have a […] [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Dana Thompson on Survival at Home. Keeping meat rabbits has been a viable means of self-reliance for centuries. This guide will teach you everything you need to know to get started! The post Startup Guide to Keeping Meat Rabbits in Your Backyard appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, May 08, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Solavore has upgraded the reflectors that come with their solar oven/reflector package, so when they asked if I'd test them out of course I had to give the new reflectors a test. Last time I shared a review of the Solavore Sport solar oven, I shared all the ins and outs of the setup and […] [...]
Thu, May 04, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
It has been four years since we last did an assessment of the military capabilities of North Korea. Has four years of unhindered advancement made Kim Jong Un as much a threat to the world as he is to the jelly donut? Find out in the latest Tin Hat Ranch video: [...]
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Written by Dana Zamprogno on Survival at Home. If you've never tried making soap at home before, this beginner's guide will give you the confidence you need to start making soap like a pro! The post A Beginner's Guide To Making Soap at Home appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Dana Thompson on Survival at Home. Raising meat chickens in your backyard is an achievable (and easy) way to maintain a self-sufficient supply of protein for you and your family! The post A Guide for Raising Meat Chickens appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Walk USA Discover
Introduction My name is Edward Mjelde, I am a 24 year old recent college graduate from sunny San Diego, California. This is my story about how I gave away and sold nearly all my possessions and left home with a backpack to walk coast-to-coast across the country following the 5,100 mile American Discovery Trail in pursuit of beauty, truth, and a life of risk and adventure. My goal is to share the knowledge I have gathered from my adventure in hope that it will inspire people to take risks in order to chase their own dreams and aspirations. I have dubbed my epic adventure [...]
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
Source: Survival Magazine
Sometimes an accessory is surprisingly good. So was the case with the Hardened Power Systems USB Multi-Tap. This USB charger might just be the world's most powerful gadget charger. Where to find: (Mention THR in the order details for the free adapter) HPS USB Multi-Tap 12V/7A Power Supply HPS Operator G1 [...]
Fri, Apr 14, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Written by Dave James on Survival at Home. I've got guns - lots of 'em! But when the SHTF, survival bows for preppers will be worth their weight in gold! However, not all bows are created equal. The post An Introduction to Survival Bows for Preppers appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
A Las Vegas-based company called SPI has a color night vision sensor called the X27 and has the X28 in Development. The 1.5-minute video above shows what the 10-megapixel sensor can capture in extremely dark places. According to SPI The X27 is the highest performing true gen 4 color night vision low light sensor imaging system. The low noise real time 60hz HD detector is the first of its kind breakthrough technology that offers day like imagery in the darkest of environments. The X27 color low light camera images from 390 to 1.2 Um and sees IR military spot lasers. The [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: Survival Magazine
Call it a radio go box or Ham-O-Can, the Operator G1 by Hardened Power Systems IS the Ham-O-Can…only better. The original Ham-O-Can video is here. This comms box is one awesome piece of kit. Check it out: Products in the video: HPS Operator G1 Midland MXT 105 Operator Magnetic Kickstands New 15 Watt Midland MXT … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Electric cars are gaining prevalence on the roads throughout the world. Check out this video to find out why they are not the answer, without even knowing the question. In the video I mentioned a letter. If you would like to see THR work with Tesla on a complete off the grid system, it is … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
It is an exciting time in solar power. Storage is shifting from Lead Acid batteries to Lithium Ion. Panels are appearing everywhere in all shapes, sizes, and forms. What happens when you don't have the space or funds for a large system? What can you do with smaller solar power systems? It turns out the … Continue reading » [...]
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
We recently found these guys and their line of compact go anywhere campers. We were truly amazed at the utilization of space, seems like they thought of everything. Like & Share if you'd try one out. The UEV-440 is a true Jack of all trades; it offers the maneuverability and capability of a camper trailer as well as caravan benefits such as a hard roof, sides and floor. The 440 has a number of sleeping arrangements, you can simply fold out the front & side for 2x double beds, fold out one side for 1x double bed and 1x single, or [...]
Sun, Jul 06, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
Walk USA Discover
WalkUSA's Adventure Series: Planning Introduction Catch a glimpse of what it's like walking across America with the first video compilation of my adventure! My name is Edward Mjelde, I am a 24 year old recent college graduate from sunny San Diego, California. This is my story about how I gave away and sold nearly all my possessions and left home with a backpack to walk coast-to-coast across the country following the 5,100 mile American Discovery Trail in pursuit of beauty, truth, and a life of risk and adventure. My goal is to share the stories I have gathered from my adventure in hope that it [...]
Mon, Mar 24, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
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While this isn't Survival per say it can fall under homesteading and improving the simple way of life. We thought it was an amazing project and had to share! This post is by way of Dave Larnerd over at bow hunting, Thanks Dave great job! It took me just about 3 days, first day was digging the holes and setting the uprights. All the wood is pressure treated 6×6's. Next day was finishing building it. and the 3'rd was spreading the gravel and setting the fire pit and staining the pressure treated. I bought the swings offline from Louisana Cypress Swings and [...]
Sun, Mar 23, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine

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How To Survive A Financial Crisis At the writing of this intro we are 20 trillion dollars in debt. The debt clock is running like a bullet train fast and even faster. As the dollar is inflated with debt and false security, we move ever closer to the event that we all fear. The economic … Continue reading » The post How To Survive A Financial Crisis appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Lighting a fire in difficult conditions The warmth, the energy, and the safety that is provided by fire cannot be replaced. Fire provides you with so much more. It cleans your drinking water and cooks your food as well. Fire is one of those things that comes easy in the best of conditions with the … Continue reading » The post Lighting a fire in difficult conditions appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How Technology Can Impact the Way We Prepare for Disasters Things are going to change even if the American people are unwilling to embrace preparedness. Here we are, we have just watched islands be decimated, coastal cities ravaged but the American people are still fighting their natural survival instincts. I cannot figure this out. Is … Continue reading » The post How Technology Can Impact the Way We Prepare for Disasters appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
No-Till Garden Cover Crops, How To Stop Next Year's Weeds This Fall! In my early days of gardening I thought that tilling was so important. I didn't realize that there were seeds being shot all over my garden as I tilled that land. I also didn't understand I was destroying the quality of the soil … Continue reading » The post No-Till Garden Cover Crops, How To Stop Next Year's Weeds This Fall! appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: Prepper Website
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: Prepper Website
For this Clinton, Comey, Mueller, Obama and Russian uranium deal. Please do your part and sign it. Thanks.https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...illary-clinton [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
Puerto Rico: What It's Really Like After the SHTF Puerto Rico is an island and I think when we saw that massive storm bearing down on the island we knew what was coming next. The first story I read was that the island could be without power for up to 6 months. That was a … Continue reading » The post Puerto Rico: What It's Really Like After the SHTF appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Is an EMP Attack on America Possible? The following information was gleaned from this site.http://www.businessinsider.com/north...ibility-2017-7 If an EMP attack did take place, it would be beyond anything we have seen before. The Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack, which was established by Congress in 2001, estimates that within 12 months following a nationwide blackout, “up to 90% of the US population could perish from starvation, disease, and societal breakdown.” Electronic Armageddon In practical terms, a catastrophic blackout would be worst in cities, because it would instantly deprive the population of access to drinking water, refrigeration, heat, air [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
Looking for some thoughts on the m70. I want a rifle in .270 and have been strongly leaning towards the winchester. I'm set on the caliber, just wondering the pros/cons of the m70. The model I am looking at has a stainless 24" barrel. I know it is apples to oranges, but I am also considering the BAR in .270. I have shot the Browning in .30-06 and it was insanely accurate. Same hole at 100 yards This will be a general purpose hunting, target shooting, etc rifle. Thinking max distance of 600 [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
IMO a bug out bag in a cold climate should contain an ultra-light double-walled tunnel tent, with a small piece of mosquito mesh in the inner tent. You can replace the metal pegs and tent poles with branches, that you find at your campsite. The wooden pegs can be pointed with a sharp knife or saw. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
Quote: Trump Was Right: Cold-Hearted Obama Never Called General Kelly When His Son Was Killed in Afghanistan http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017...d-afghanistan/ [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
thought it was kinda funny, some guy "putting out feelers' on a 72 hr course that would take a few months to learn in the service. At a paid price of course, I called nut job out. Here was his post on putting out feelers: Putting some feelers out to see how many people would be interested in attending a 3 day all inclusive course that teaches you everything from wilderness & tactical medicine, small unit tactics, land navigation, to wilderness survival that will include every essential skill that you will need in a SHTF situation, taught [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
I've been thinking more about if I were forced to leave my very gun friendly state and travel to one or more not so friendly unknown states on a temporary basis. I have compiled the following list that works for me: 1911 Pistol 1911 Compact KSG Shotgun R700 Rifle 10/22 Rifle (10 round magazines only) SKS Rifle (stock and more than 50 years old) Has anyone else put together such a list? Is anything on there illegal in any state? Not worried about DC, unless the rest of the country is on actually on fire I would not go there. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
CNN says all whites are white supremacists by default, and my intermittently sarcastic analysis of their bull****.https://freeamericannational.blogspo...cists.html?m=1 [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
Top 5 Survival Food Companies/Brands
How do you choose between the many survival food companies when it comes time to prepare for food available disruptions? This article compares the five best survival food brands and discusses their benefits based on ingredients, calories, and cost per serving. While numbered, these brands appear in no particular order as they all offer benefits.. . . Read More [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
I have always loved corned beef so back when we were raising cattle I decided to try my hand at making our own for St. Patrick's Day and some quick meals in the winter months. One thing to remember when it comes to corned beef is that it is essentially pickled beef. The “corning” process. . . Read More [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Best Hunting Boots
So you are making preparations for your next hunting excursion. One of the things that need to be in top form is your hunting boots. In case to your old pair needs replacements, there a few factors that need to be considered when getting new ones. Some of these factored will be centered on the time of year, the condition of the weather and the terrain. The boot you pick will need to perform at their optimum based on these three criteria. The importance of picking the right types of shoes cannot be overemphasized. Without a doubt, it could be the difference [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
Best Sit On Top Fishing Kayak
Fishing kayak is always important, and you should pick the best fishing kayak that is easy to move. Also, your best sit on top fishing kayak should be cheap. You must ensure a better selection of a kayak that you can handle properly. Without understanding the kayak features, you cannot identify a good kayak. If you are thinking to purchase a fishing kayak, you should check below features. I will list some common feature that will help you identify a good kayak at an affordable price. If you don't know what some common fishing kayak is, you should read this post [...]
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
The Northern California wildfires are fast-moving, unpredictable, and for some, unsurvivable. The videos below will show you what it's really like, trying to survive an ever-changing inferno…and why you shouldn't … Read the restThe post 15 Videos Show What It's Really Like Trying to Survive the California Wildfires appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
The Northern California wildfires are fast-moving, unpredictable, and for some, unsurvivable. The videos below will show you what it's really like, trying to survive an ever-changing inferno…and why you shouldn't … Read the restThe post 15 Videos Show What It's Really Like Trying to Survive the California Wildfires appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
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In a true survival situation, such as if you're lost in the woods, the first priority is to do everything you can to maintain your core body temperature. Hypothermia (core temperature too low) can kill a whole lot faster than a lack of food or water. Hyperthermia (core temperature too high) is no fun, either. First Steps The first step is to get out of the elements if at all possible. Rain, snow, wind, and even the hot sun can all negatively affect you. Avoid sitting on damp ground or cold rocks. If you have a jacket or something with you, use [...]
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
These two massive storms might be the most expensive to recover from in American history. Hurricane Katrina saw damage worth roughly $100 billion and she holds the top spot of all Atlantic hurricanes in cost– at least until Hurricane Harvey is tabulated. Some estimates suggest Hurricane Harvey “could require up to $180 billion.” But, thankfully,. . . Read More [...]
Sun, Oct 15, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Doomsday prepper donates all of his stored food to Puerto Rico was the headline of a news article I read a few days ago. Interesting, I thought. I've been at this prepping thing in one form or another for decades now. I've always known that the prepper crowd is an overwhelmingly genuine, honest, and good-natured. . . Read More [...]
Sun, Oct 15, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
We live in trying times. Plenty of readers may live alone or travel a lot alone. The choices for personal protection can be limited due to laws, physical limitations, and more. While many states allow for concealed carry of firearms if someone can pass a background check, take a course, pay a fee, purchase a. . . Read More [...]
Sun, Oct 15, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
When prepping for a natural disaster or emergency, we often neglect to think of our phones. Cell phones have become the average Americans lifeline and should be included in all preparations. It makes it so much easier to be able to reach out for emergency assistance and update your family on your wellbeing. We have seen incredible storms hitting the southeast, the Caribbean, and Latin America as of lateso it's that much more important to think about what will happen to you if you are in an emergency situation. Protect Your Phone A broken phone will do you know good so you [...]
Sun, Oct 15, 2017
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 You know, I tried to keep … Read the restThe post 6 Questions About the Vegas Massacre That Will Make You Wonder What They're Hiding appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, Oct 14, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
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 You know, I tried to keep … Read the restThe post 6 Questions About the Vegas Massacre That Will Make You Wonder What They're Hiding appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, Oct 14, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
You got your food storage? CHECK You got your water? CHECK You have plenty ammo so you can kill all your friends and neighbors? WHAT!!!?? In this age of powerful hurricanes, firestorms, terrorism, earthquakes and civil unrest the prepper is doing it right, mostly. We have to fight our base of isolationism and get back to being people. We have to take a hold of our communities and get the cogwheels turning again. We prep because we want control of our uncertain future on this planet. Well, there is power in numbers and you will be able to accomplish so much more with your neighbors and [...]
Sat, Oct 14, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
Our metro area already exceeded last year's murder rate by mid-year. Three of those deaths were in the neighborhood just one over from mine. While the numbers aren't high compared to big cities, the percentage increase is staggering. So when our neighborhood began observing strange vehicles and odd behavior on our street, neighbors started to compare notes and make a plan. As I talked with people on my street in small groups or individually I was struck by the varied reactions of my immediate neighbors, some of whom I've known for years. Now, this is a situation we are facing in [...]
Sat, Oct 14, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
Gerber Military Knives
Since their founding in 1939, the Gerber Corporation has been established as a crucial contributor to the industry of survival, hunting, everyday tools and knives. A Gerber pocket knife became a synonymous for reliability, efficiency and affordability in today's oversaturated market of survival tools. Guaranteeing an affordable price and the highest quality of manufacture, Gerber delivers just that, using their experience and working with the best knife designers available, in order to bring us the best there is. And this list will prove just that – the unquestionable expertise of Gerber Legendary Knives. Gerber Swagger Folding Knife This Gerber folding pocket knife [...]
Fri, Oct 13, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
At a House hearing yesterday, experts warned members of Congress that a North Korean EMP attack could kill 90% of Americans within one year, calling it an “existential threat.” But … Read the restThe post If a North Korean EMP Could Kill 90% of Americans in a Year, Why Did the DoD Just Defund the Congressional EMP Commission? appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Fri, Oct 13, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
Being prepared in a hotel room isn't as hard as it might initially seem. Most of us stay in hotels on vacation. Hotels can be over a hundred floors tall in very big cities but in most areas, they top out at four to six floors. This is easily walkable for almost anyone–certainly going down–and reachable for a fire truck ladder. The first question that comes to mind is “can the fire truck rescue us”? Or, put another way, how many floors can the fire truck reach? In most cases, up to around the sixth floor, depending on how tall each [...]
Thu, Oct 12, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
My life has experienced some big changes lately. What was once a chaotic home filled with 5 children, is now me, my husband and our 14-year-old daughter. I no longer find smelly gym socks in the couch cushions or try to break up fights about who used the last of the blue nail polish. It is nice. With the move to Georgia last year, I wanted to do something new. I home-school our youngest, and I wanted something I could do at home. My friend was nudging me to consider online teaching like she was doing. To be honest, I [...]
Tue, Oct 10, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
Prepper to Prepper Basic Food Storage Advice via The Survival Mom
Getting started with food storage can be a challenge. Where do you start? Do you go with the advice from old-timers and stock up on wheat, beans, and canned tuna? Really. What is a new prepper to do to get some good, basic food storage advice? One of my Facebook readers, a nice young man who goes by SD, asked: Hi everyone. My wife and I are getting ready to tackle the bulk food storage monster. We are looking to get between 6-9 months of the life sustaining foods, i.e grain/oats/rice/legumes/sugar/fat etc. In regards to storage, what have you found works the best [...]
Mon, Oct 09, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
The radical left-wing terrorist organization known as Antifa is planning nationwide riots, violence, and acts of terrorism throughout the United States that will begin on November 4th 2017. [...] The post Antifa Planning Nationwide Riots on November 4th, 2017 appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Thu, Sep 28, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Every garden, I plant a cherry tomato plant. Or two, just in case one dies. Later in the summer they start producing those little red balls of juicy goodness. Oh, my. Cherry tomatoes right off the vine are SO yummy and sweet! One of the rewards of gardening, for sure. But after a week or […] [...]
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
The hurricanes of 2017, Harvey, Irma, Maria and more has shown us that leaving a voicemail for our loved ones to keep in touch with us is so important – even when cell service is spotty. Imagine when you are trying to call your husband or child, and they aren't answering their phone. You keep […] The post Preparedness Quick Tip #53: Leave a Voicemail Message appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: Mom With a Prep
Self-Reliance Skills on a Sewer Line and Secondhand Beaver Pond - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker “Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” ~ John Lubbock Far from “wilderness”, an outdoor classroom sits atop an underground sewer line. When choices are slim to none, one takes what Nature provides. A concrete retaining wall manages storm-water from the school's asphalt parking lot. The black chain fence on top of the concrete wall, a legal requirement to keep kids out, is easily breached. Inside the “concrete pond,” a wetland ecosystem invites exploration. Cattails, a willow tree, [...]
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Escaped prisoners and hundreds of looters armed with guns and knives are terrorizing the British Virgin Islands. [...] The post Caribbean Anarchy: Looters armed with guns and knives terrorize hurricane-hit islands; Military Called in to Restore Order appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Sep 11, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Get pre-registered now for this FREE online summit! I'm so excited to tell you about the Back to Basics Summit! For those of you unfamiliar with online summits, they are a little like going to a conference or convention at an event center where you can attend classes with top notch instructors, except it's all […] [...]
Fri, Sep 08, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Millions of Floridians are trying to escape Hurricane Irma but many have found themselves unable to leave as fuel shortages slam the region. [...] The post Unprepared Masses Have no Escape as Fuel Runs out Ahead of Hurricane Irma appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Fri, Sep 08, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Don't wait for a weatherman to tell you it's time to prepare for a hurricane. Take matters into your own hands and get your family and home prepared! These are in no real order of significance. But a good check list to get you started on preparing for a hurricane – and any disaster. 50 […] The post Prepare for a Hurricane (and other emergencies, too) appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Wed, Sep 06, 2017
Source: Mom With a Prep
U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed an emergency order allowing the National Guard to seize private guns, ammunition, and property ahead of Hurricane Irma. [...] The post U.S. Virgin Islands Allows National Guard To Seize Guns, Ammo Ahead Of Hurricane Irma appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Sep 05, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
The kids are playing on the floor surrounded by toys. You are putting lunch on the table when the door crashes in. It is a smash and grab, and the intruders are inside in seconds. You have a firearm in the home however, as a responsible gun owner it is locked up. Anyone that owns […] The post A Firearm Is a Weapon but Not All Weapons Are a Firearm appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Fri, Sep 01, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Don't let a last minute evacuation derail you from your preparedness plans. Keep your family safe with these last minute emergency evacuation tips learned during Hurricane Harvey that apply to any natural disaster and evacuation. To hear a woman begging for help to get her husband out of their home before the flood waters drown […] The post Last Minute Emergency Evacuation Tips Learned from Hurricane Harvey appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Fri, Sep 01, 2017
Source: Mom With a Prep
If you haven't started prepping for the possibility of your own localized disaster, you really need to pay attention to what is happening in Texas. [...] The post Hurricane Harvey Aftermath: Toxins, Chemical Plant Explosions, Looting, and Disease – Are you Prepared for the Next one? appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Thu, Aug 31, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Campfires From Scratch- No Boy Scout Juice Required - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Liar, liar, pants on fire! I discover at a young age that pouring Boy Scout Juice on sticks for a “quick” campfire was not real smart. Boy Scout Juice is a vague term which includes all sorts of liquid accelerants. We had gasoline at the cabin that day. I can't remember who to blame for this grand idea, Henry or Craig, but I vividly remember the low whoosh sound that transformed a flickering kitchen match into a flaming mushroom cloud billowing up my legs. Screaming and wild dancing, reminiscent of cartoon characters, commenced in a desperate attempt to extinguish [...]
Wed, Aug 30, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Secrets of the Forest- The Best Outdoor Education Book I've Read - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker I recently began working with at-risk youth in our county's alternative school, Rise Academy. My “job” is to offer project-based learning opportunities to develop self-reliant skills in our students. My curriculum guide is a blank slate. There are no state approved guides for Doing the Stuff of Self-Reliance in academia. I must write my own. Out of necessity, I began to pull from my own experience and those of my mentors. Fortunately, one of my teachers, Mark Warren, director of Medicine Bow, recently published the first in a series of four books, Secrets of the Forest. Secrets of the Forest, [...]
Wed, Aug 09, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
A Beginner's Guide to a Well-Hung Hammock ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Several years ago I decided to give hammock camping a shot. It was miserable! I'd been better off laying in a zipped body bag. That first morning felt as if my shoulders had been clamped in a vise while wrapped in a cheap tortilla shell. Claustrophobic, sore, and sleepless was not my idea of happy camping. Here's the thing. I'm stubborn and didn't give up on hammock camping. With a few adjustments on my hanging technique, my hammock raised my sleeping to new levels. Here's how to avoid the misery of my horrible hammock hang… A Well-Hung Hammock “One of the hallmarks of [...]
Mon, Jul 17, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
We all know ants can be a pain in the arse and some can even damage your home over a period of time. Sometimes finding the colony can be an impossible task. So why not let the ants do the work for you. This little recipe a friend of mine gave me does just that. […] The post Ant Killer Recipe appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Sat, Jul 15, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Whether you have electricity or not certain tasks still must be accomplished. Some people liken a power failure to a snow day, where it's a free day. Free from the hassles of school, chores, and responsibilities in general. It is not a free time, of course for adults, for responsible adults anyway. What makes the […] The post Grid Down: 5 Tasks That Simply Cannot Wait appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Fri, Jul 07, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
A Tenderfoot's Guide to Chopping Firewood at Camp ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker “Next to the rifle, a backwoodsman's main reliance is on his axe. With these two instruments, and little else, our pioneers attacked the forest wilderness that once covered all eastern America, and won it for civilization.” ~ Horace Kephart, from Camping and Woodcraft, 1917 Not much has more appeal to a young camper than having the opportunity to use an ax. The lure is irresistible. Yet, ax lore is rarely passed down to our younger generation. The following is a common sense guide which will help a tenderfoot, young or old, learn to safely use an ax for the most [...]
Mon, Jul 03, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Nature is the source of all life, but it can also be a force to be reckoned with. There have been many natural disasters since the dawn of mankind – tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and even ice ages, and the scariest thing is that these can pretty much strike at any moment. We've seen quite a […] The post Five Preparedness Lessons Learned from Recent Natural Disasters appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Mon, Jun 19, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Improvise, adapt and overcome is an unofficial slogan of the United States Marine Corp or of the Marines themselves. However, the traits are important ones for Preppers and others to have, and then, of course, you must be able to produce or show results in other words. If your home is damaged or destroyed because […] The post Can You Improvise Adapt Overcome and Then Produce? appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Tue, Jun 13, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
How to Survive a Layoff
Don't panic. With a little “belt tightening” and a realistic plan, you will make it through this… Being laid off, underemployed or just watching your paycheck buy less and less at the store has become a reality in most homes. As businesses are downsizing, more and more work gets sent overseas and energy prices continue to soar, what can you do when you realize your income is not able to comfortably sustain your family? Here are several practical tips… Don't Panic First, in any survival situation, and trust me, being laid off, under-employed or broke half-way through the month can be a very real [...]
Wed, Jun 07, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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Did you know that there is an edible and almost magical “weed” which grows freely in backyards, meadows and along roadsides that has a history of use as far back as the ancient Persians? Alexander the Great Used it for Headaches Pedanius Dioscorides (40 BC-90BC), an Egyptian-trained physician in the Roman army counted on its varied healing properties for battle wounds. It is documented that in ancient India, when a mongoose was bitten by a cobra, it sought this herb to neutralize the venom! It has been used through the ages to heal everything from dog bites and scorpion stings, black spots, [...]
Sat, Jun 03, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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We've all done it… bought crappy gear because it was cheap, marketed well, or we got emotional and made an impulse buy. To help out, here are 14 ways to get the perfect gear, every time. Start Small – Getting started in emergency preparedness and survival stuff can be overwhelming and can leave you stone cold broke. So start small. A great survival book or two, a knife, and a well thought out general survival and first aid kit are all good first steps. And writing out a simple survival plan will cost you nothing… except a bit of time. Focus [...]
Thu, Jun 01, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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Wild plants are a great, free source of nutrition and energy while camping, hiking, or “surviving” in the wilderness. But eat the wrong plant and you could be sick as a dog or worse – die. However, abide by these 5 Rules of Wild Edibles and you'll eat like a King (or Queen) and live… Rule #1: NEVER eat anything that you are not 100% certain what it is, what parts are edible and when you can eat it. Some plants have only certain parts that are edible. Some parts of plants are only edible at certain stages of growth. Many edible [...]
Tue, May 30, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Do you like fish? We do. We like fishing and eating what we catch. Most times we are just fishing for lake or river trout, which we don't filet, but sometimes we get fish that are bigger or hard scaled, and those are perfect for fileting! This filet method works great on a variety of […] [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
GET TRAINED – HAVE FUN – TEST YOUR SKILLS – COMPETE FOR OVER $1,100 in PRIZES – Almost Sold Out (See Below) – The ONLY 3-Day – Family Friendly – Survival Training in the USA That Covers: Watch Mini Documentary About the Training – CLICK PHOTO The Core 4: SHELTER – FIRE – WATER – FOOD + + Wilderness First Aid + Navigation with a Compass, the Sun and Stars + Hand to Hand Self Defense (And Disarming an Attacker) + Primitive and Modern Survival Weapons (Including Firearms) + Bug Out Basics + Choosing Survival Knives and Gear + FREE Food and Medicine (AKA Wild [...]
Fri, May 19, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Written by Alexis Griffee on Survival at Home. A camouflage garden is a productive tactical alternative to traditional row gardening and can increase your self-reliance in a SHTF situation. The post Why Your Home Survival Plan Needs A Camouflage Garden appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Summer travel time is coming! I love traveling with my family, but we're cheap/frugal/poor, so we don't usually fly anywhere, we just go places within driving distance. We do road trips more often than anything, and we've been doing them for a LOT of years. When I first wrote this, we also didn't have a […] [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Dana Thompson on Survival at Home. Keeping meat rabbits has been a viable means of self-reliance for centuries. This guide will teach you everything you need to know to get started! The post Startup Guide to Keeping Meat Rabbits in Your Backyard appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, May 08, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Solavore has upgraded the reflectors that come with their solar oven/reflector package, so when they asked if I'd test them out of course I had to give the new reflectors a test. Last time I shared a review of the Solavore Sport solar oven, I shared all the ins and outs of the setup and […] [...]
Thu, May 04, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
It has been four years since we last did an assessment of the military capabilities of North Korea. Has four years of unhindered advancement made Kim Jong Un as much a threat to the world as he is to the jelly donut? Find out in the latest Tin Hat Ranch video: [...]
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Written by Dana Zamprogno on Survival at Home. If you've never tried making soap at home before, this beginner's guide will give you the confidence you need to start making soap like a pro! The post A Beginner's Guide To Making Soap at Home appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Dana Thompson on Survival at Home. Raising meat chickens in your backyard is an achievable (and easy) way to maintain a self-sufficient supply of protein for you and your family! The post A Guide for Raising Meat Chickens appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Walk USA Discover
Introduction My name is Edward Mjelde, I am a 24 year old recent college graduate from sunny San Diego, California. This is my story about how I gave away and sold nearly all my possessions and left home with a backpack to walk coast-to-coast across the country following the 5,100 mile American Discovery Trail in pursuit of beauty, truth, and a life of risk and adventure. My goal is to share the knowledge I have gathered from my adventure in hope that it will inspire people to take risks in order to chase their own dreams and aspirations. I have dubbed my epic adventure [...]
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
Source: Survival Magazine
Sometimes an accessory is surprisingly good. So was the case with the Hardened Power Systems USB Multi-Tap. This USB charger might just be the world's most powerful gadget charger. Where to find: (Mention THR in the order details for the free adapter) HPS USB Multi-Tap 12V/7A Power Supply HPS Operator G1 [...]
Fri, Apr 14, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Written by Dave James on Survival at Home. I've got guns - lots of 'em! But when the SHTF, survival bows for preppers will be worth their weight in gold! However, not all bows are created equal. The post An Introduction to Survival Bows for Preppers appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
A Las Vegas-based company called SPI has a color night vision sensor called the X27 and has the X28 in Development. The 1.5-minute video above shows what the 10-megapixel sensor can capture in extremely dark places. According to SPI The X27 is the highest performing true gen 4 color night vision low light sensor imaging system. The low noise real time 60hz HD detector is the first of its kind breakthrough technology that offers day like imagery in the darkest of environments. The X27 color low light camera images from 390 to 1.2 Um and sees IR military spot lasers. The [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: Survival Magazine
Call it a radio go box or Ham-O-Can, the Operator G1 by Hardened Power Systems IS the Ham-O-Can…only better. The original Ham-O-Can video is here. This comms box is one awesome piece of kit. Check it out: Products in the video: HPS Operator G1 Midland MXT 105 Operator Magnetic Kickstands New 15 Watt Midland MXT … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Electric cars are gaining prevalence on the roads throughout the world. Check out this video to find out why they are not the answer, without even knowing the question. In the video I mentioned a letter. If you would like to see THR work with Tesla on a complete off the grid system, it is … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
It is an exciting time in solar power. Storage is shifting from Lead Acid batteries to Lithium Ion. Panels are appearing everywhere in all shapes, sizes, and forms. What happens when you don't have the space or funds for a large system? What can you do with smaller solar power systems? It turns out the … Continue reading » [...]
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
We recently found these guys and their line of compact go anywhere campers. We were truly amazed at the utilization of space, seems like they thought of everything. Like & Share if you'd try one out. The UEV-440 is a true Jack of all trades; it offers the maneuverability and capability of a camper trailer as well as caravan benefits such as a hard roof, sides and floor. The 440 has a number of sleeping arrangements, you can simply fold out the front & side for 2x double beds, fold out one side for 1x double bed and 1x single, or [...]
Sun, Jul 06, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
Walk USA Discover
WalkUSA's Adventure Series: Planning Introduction Catch a glimpse of what it's like walking across America with the first video compilation of my adventure! My name is Edward Mjelde, I am a 24 year old recent college graduate from sunny San Diego, California. This is my story about how I gave away and sold nearly all my possessions and left home with a backpack to walk coast-to-coast across the country following the 5,100 mile American Discovery Trail in pursuit of beauty, truth, and a life of risk and adventure. My goal is to share the stories I have gathered from my adventure in hope that it [...]
Mon, Mar 24, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
firepit with swings
While this isn't Survival per say it can fall under homesteading and improving the simple way of life. We thought it was an amazing project and had to share! This post is by way of Dave Larnerd over at bow hunting, Thanks Dave great job! It took me just about 3 days, first day was digging the holes and setting the uprights. All the wood is pressure treated 6×6's. Next day was finishing building it. and the 3'rd was spreading the gravel and setting the fire pit and staining the pressure treated. I bought the swings offline from Louisana Cypress Swings and [...]
Sun, Mar 23, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine

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How To Survive A Financial Crisis At the writing of this intro we are 20 trillion dollars in debt. The debt clock is running like a bullet train fast and even faster. As the dollar is inflated with debt and false security, we move ever closer to the event that we all fear. The economic … Continue reading » The post How To Survive A Financial Crisis appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Lighting a fire in difficult conditions The warmth, the energy, and the safety that is provided by fire cannot be replaced. Fire provides you with so much more. It cleans your drinking water and cooks your food as well. Fire is one of those things that comes easy in the best of conditions with the … Continue reading » The post Lighting a fire in difficult conditions appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How Technology Can Impact the Way We Prepare for Disasters Things are going to change even if the American people are unwilling to embrace preparedness. Here we are, we have just watched islands be decimated, coastal cities ravaged but the American people are still fighting their natural survival instincts. I cannot figure this out. Is … Continue reading » The post How Technology Can Impact the Way We Prepare for Disasters appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
No-Till Garden Cover Crops, How To Stop Next Year's Weeds This Fall! In my early days of gardening I thought that tilling was so important. I didn't realize that there were seeds being shot all over my garden as I tilled that land. I also didn't understand I was destroying the quality of the soil … Continue reading » The post No-Till Garden Cover Crops, How To Stop Next Year's Weeds This Fall! appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: Prepper Website
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: Prepper Website
Puerto Rico: What It's Really Like After the SHTF Puerto Rico is an island and I think when we saw that massive storm bearing down on the island we knew what was coming next. The first story I read was that the island could be without power for up to 6 months. That was a … Continue reading » The post Puerto Rico: What It's Really Like After the SHTF appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness

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