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Best Prepper Resources and Recommendations Page

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

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

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

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

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

The Best Prepper Gear Recommendations

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

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

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

5.11 Rush 72 backpack

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

Osprey Atmos 65 backpack

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

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

Solo Stove Wood Burning Backpacking Stove

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

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

CREE 7W Flashlight

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

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

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

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

MPOWERD Lucy Inflatable Solar Lantern

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

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

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

Goal Zero 41022 Guide 10 Plus Solar Recharging Kit

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

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

Doan Magnesium Fire Starter

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

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

SOG Seal Pup Survival Knife

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

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

Fiskars X7 14″ Hatchet

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

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

Sawyer Mini Portable Water Filter

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

Suunto M-3 D/L Compass


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

The Best Prepper Websites and Online Resources

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

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

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

Prepper/Survival Blogs

Backdoor Survival –

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

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

Prepper Website –

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

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

Survival Sherpa –

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

American Preppers Network –

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

Ready Nutrition –

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

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

The Organic Prepper –

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

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

Prep for SHTF –

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

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

Tin Hat Ranch –

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

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

Mom With a Prep –

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

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

Survival at Home –

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

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

SHTF Preparedness –

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

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

Camping Survival Blog –

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

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

Survival Mom –

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

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

Offgrid Survival –

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

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

Survival Magazine –

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

Food Storage and Survival –

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

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

Ultimate Survival Tips –

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

Survival Blog

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

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

Prepper/Survival Facebook Pages

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

Survival Watch

Survival Magazine

Homestead & Survival

The Survival Mom

Food Storage and Survival

American Preppers Network

Camping Survival

Prepper-related Forums

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

The Best Prepper Book Recommendations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tue, 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
It's the hottest day of the summer so far. The mercury is way up there, and all you want to do is stay in your nice air-conditioned home until it … Read the restThe post How to be a Peaceful Person in a Hostile World appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
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
So what happened last night in Sweden? Last night in Sweden is EVERY NIGHT in Sweden. [...] The post Don't let us Become Sweden: The Refugee Crisis that threatens Europe is Heading this Way appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Sargento has issued a massive recall on cheese due to possible contamination with listeria. The affected products are: Sargento Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese Sargento Chef Blends … Read the restThe post Sargento Issues Massive Cheese Recall appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
EDIT AGAIN: This recall affects 130 more products but the FDA is under a gag order not to name them. “However, a clause in the federal code prevents FDA from … Read the restThe post UPDATED: Massive Cheese Recall Affects 130 More Products But They Won't Name Them appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
Bleach water purification
Filtration is important and sometimes is overlooked or abandoned completely because the water source looks clear, so this can be a serious mistake. Filtration is an important step in the purification process. Micro waterborne cysts cannot be easily seen by the naked eye, and these cysts can harbor bacteria. Cysts can be best described as hard-shelled seedpods that can protect bacteria from destruction even when the water is boiled or chemically treated. The bacterium is protected until the cysts enter the stomach where digestive acids easily dissolve the shell releasing possibly harmful bacteria into the body. There are various ways of filtering [...]
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Is Prepping a Monkey On Your Back | Backdoor Survival
At one time or another, every prepper on the planet has asked themselves whether they have taken things too far. Has their passion for preparedness gone too far? Has it taken over daily life in such a way that every trip to the store involves scouting out that perfect something for when the poop hits the fan? How do you determine whether being prepared is an addiction, an obsession, a chore, or simply smart living? Has prepping become a monkey on your back? The post Is Prepping a Monkey On Your Back? by Gaye Levy first appeared [...]
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Written by Alexis Griffee on Survival at Home. Often times solar power is viewed as a highly desired, yet unaffordable option to the farmer and homesteader. While a full solar system may not be in the budget for everyone, there are still numerous ways that solar can be an asset to your farm, without breaking a budget! Due to the huge interest in […] The post Solar Gadgets for the Homestead appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
We have always emphasized that preparing for the days after is as important or even more so than the preparations leading up to a crisis, providing you have advanced warning, of course. Imagine being told that a dam near your community may collapse at any time and you have to evacuate immediately, are you ready to do that. The Oroville dam in California is close to collapse and roughly, 200,000 residents in the water's path were told to leave immediately. The evacuation order has been lifted for now, but more rain is coming. Would you leave? Some residents of the area [...]
Thu, Feb 16, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Experts warn areas throughout northern California are in danger of flooding and many of the area's dams and levees face disasters similar to what's going on at Oroville Dam. [...] The post Oroville Residents Brace for Disaster: But it's not Just Oroville; California's entire Water System is at Risk appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Thu, Feb 16, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Fresh lemons may very well be hard to get a hold of during a crisis unless you live in an area that has mature lemon trees. If you do live in an area that can sustain lemon trees then why not plant one or more if you have the space. You can stock up on 100 percent lemon juice, however, and store it unopened in your pantry. There will be a use by date on the container. This date does not mean that the product is no longer palatable after this date, but is rather a recommend use by date for [...]
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
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
A look at what the Pentagon is preparing for, and how government insiders are running a shadow government in an attempt to create chaos right here in the United States. [...] The post The D.C. Shadow Government and How the Pentagon is Planning for Dystopian Type War in Megacities appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
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
Meat Temp Cooking Chart
About 53 percent of Millennials say they eat at restaurants at least once a week, compared with 43 percent of Generation X or baby boomers, according to a 2015 survey of 3,000 adults by Morgan Stanley. Americans in 2014 spent more money on food consumed in restaurants, school lunch programs and at sporting events than they did on food prepared and consumed at home, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (ERS). The money spent on food away from home was 50.1 percent of the 1.46 trillion spent on food, while 49.9 percent was spent on grocery store [...]
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Catching Cleaning Cooking Fish for Survival | Backdoor Survival
When you think about being out in the woods, what do you envision as a staple meal? Do you see yourself sitting by the fire roasting some fresh venison on a spit? Maybe you live in an area with a great deal of waterfowl, and you can see yourself enjoying some roasted duck? What you imagine in your mind is probably in large part dictated by the environment you live in. Wherever you live, one food that should be on your list of wild food is freshly caught fish. In this article, you will learn the basics of cooking, [...]
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
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
California officials have extended evacuations below Oroville Dam and say it could be some time before they allow residents back into their homes. Over 180,000 people were told to evacuate areas downstream from the Oroville [...] The post Oroville Dam Evacuations Remain in Effect as Officials try to Make Repairs Before New Storms appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Feb 13, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
If you want to be truly prepared for any emergency situation, self-defense is an essential skill set. Preppers, in particular, need to know how to defend themselves during major emergencies, as they will typically be in possession of scarce resources that others will go to great lengths to get. Here are the four fundamental self-defense and combat skills that every prepper needs to know. Using a Firearm In a true emergency situation, having to use a firearm—such as a rifle from DSGARMS—for self-defense is always a possibility. Though everyone hopes it never comes to that, it is better to be prepared than [...]
Sun, Feb 12, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
What Type of Prepper Are You | Backdoor Survival
When disaster strikes, a lot of things happen. There are people fleeing the area, people rushing into the area to help, people in shock who can't figure out what to do, people who jump into action right away — and the list goes on. Everybody is different, and everybody reacts differently when put in a disaster situation. Learning how to prepare for a disaster is an important thing to do, even if you don't think it will happen to you. Some people may be born preppers, meaning they are constantly doing what they can to get ready for a disaster. Some [...]
Sat, Feb 11, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
How to Survive a Fall Through the Ice | Backdoor Survival
Let's face it. There is a whole lot more to prepping than having plenty of water, food storage, medical supplies, and an arsenal of weapons to protect yourself and your property. In this exclusive article from contributing author, Joe Alton, learn what you need to know to survive a fall through the ice. With a few easy to remember strategies and some basic items in your pack, you will not only escape safely but will also avoid hypothermia. I call this "advanced prepping". The post Advanced Prepping: How to Survive a Fall Through the Ice by Gaye Levy first [...]
Wed, Feb 08, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
biological mess
Just before Christmas, my family and I were shopping at a local big box store. Near the dressing rooms, my daughter spotted a young man totally passed out on the carpeted aisle, with a pile of vomit nearby. Since that's not a normal thing, we immediately alerted a clerk. Being the Survival Mom, I was curious to see this store's protocol when dealing with a biological mess like this, so I hovered in the distance to watch. Once the young man was on his way to an emergency room, the clean up protocol consisted of paper towels, a plastic trash bag, [...]
Mon, Feb 06, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
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
crock pot tips
There is nothing better than ending a cool winter day than with a bowl of something cooked in a crock pot. In our home, we adore our crock pots, all four of them. There is always one on the counter top ready to go. The soups and stews are always a big hit, and a really good crock pot recipe book is worth its weight in gold. Lately, we have been branching out and using our crock pot for more than soup. We've learned some tricks and tips than can take your crock pot meals to the next level. Which size crock [...]
Wed, Feb 01, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
food storage myths
The internet is full of websites that give information on survival topics, including food storage. There are dozens and dozens of books that will teach you “the right way” to store food and YouTube videos galore. Most contain valid, trustworthy information, but mixed in with that are a number of food storage myths that many people accept without question. Here are 10 that I take issue with, and I explain why. By the way, following Myth #10 are 2 short videos that review these myths. Myth #1: You should stock up on lots of wheat. When I was researching foods typically eaten during [...]
Tue, Jan 31, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
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
The Authentic Lumber Sexual Guide to Ax Work ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker I'm not sure when the bastardization began. But, make no mistake, it's happened. From a distance, there was an aura about the young man, he looked as though he had just stepped out of a 19th century lumber camp photo, like a man who knew the secrets of ax work and living off the land. The beard, plaid flannel (red and black of course), skinny britches rolled up a few turns to show off his vintage L.L. Bean boots with just a hint of wool sock protruding at the top. I imagined the aroma of wood smoke from his [...]
Thu, Jan 26, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
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
Build a Culture of Grit and Deliberate Practice to Master Self-Reliance Skills - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Every craft has pinnacle performers. What separates people who master a skill from the rest of us? They appear to have innate self-reliance super-powers. But here's the thing… It's not that they were born with copious amounts of talent. Their skill wasn't genetically transmitted. The truth is that there is not a friction fire gene, or an ax-manship gene, or a gardening gene… no matter how effortless they make it look. Talent, in and of itself, is overrated! Whatever skill you practice, these two traits will determine your level of mastery… Grit and Deliberate Practice. Grit Besides being abrasive particles in your swim trunks, [...]
Mon, Jan 09, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
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
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Well, I don't know about you, but I hate freezing my butt off when it's cold outside! Now add a worst-case scenario, and you could DIE out there, so it's important to know how to dress for extended exposure to the frigid cold. Fortunately, it isn't as hard as it might seem… especially with the addition of new clothing technology and a common sense approach. Here's How It Works.. Your body is a furnace that continuously generates surplus heat (when it is working properly), so all we need to do is use scaleable layers of the right clothing to PRESERVE the heat [...]
Sat, Jan 07, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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 $200 (Until March 3rd, 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
Preparedness Gift Ideas for the Kitchen to help you gift the gift of preparedness to your family and friends for Christmas, birthdays, weddings and more! Note: These are not items for the already PREPARED family. These are ideas for folks who are not prepared or don't have the means to purchase for themselves the things […] The post Preparedness Gifts for the Kitchen under $25 appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Tue, Dec 13, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
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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
Today I'm going to share with you my little secret for staying healthy through the winter months. Last year, I was in a community theater play and my friend, who is a voice coach, told me to drink hot honey lemon water to help my throat and keep my voice healthy with all the singing […] [...]
Sat, Dec 10, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
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
The power is out! What do I do with all that food I just bought from Costco!? Here are freezer safety tips for a power outage! While many will say that you should never use the freezer, I actually suggest using the freezer as part of your long-term food storage plan. I think using the tools that […] The post 15 Freezer Safety Tips for a Power Outage appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Sat, Oct 22, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
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
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. Whether you're a camping pro, a hiking buff, or just looking to preserve your garden's bountiful harvest, dehydrating food at home is a useful skill! The post Beginner's Guide to Dehydrating Food at Home appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, Mar 28, 2016
Source: Survival at Home

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Had an extremely high BP event (220/112) & chest pain this afternoon called wife (at work) to let her know I am headed to ER one mile from our house. Grabbed my “Hospital Bag” containing: Medical history, document showing the medications I currently take, sox, underwear, heavy flannel PJ's, sweat bottoms, button up sweater, sturdy slippers, hair brush, denture case/brush/denture cleanser , shaving kit/deodorant/nail clippers, deck of cards, legal pad, pens , couple paperbacks, tablet/laptop & charger, $100 cash in small bills. Went to ER, EKG (good), blood work (good), medicated, wasn't a heart attack, BP down to 135/90. Point of this post is [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
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So I like a couple of products out there but this is a what if question. I run out of gun oil. I am concerned about bullets beginning to deteriorate from moisture. Who rubbing bacon on my guns and bullets keep them in good shape? When I would shoot a gun and bullet that had bacon fat on them I wonder if it will smell like bacon? (I am a wannabe comedian) :D: I am actually serious about substitutes for gun oil. [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
Just introducing myself. A novice in the way of self-sufficiency (esp due to where I live) but certainly interested, especially on ways we can train everyday people to be ready for any type of emergency. I plan to lurk mostly, but who knows, you may see a post from me. Glad these places exist on the internet, excited to learn more. [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
I can't decide between some flashlights so i looked up some reviews of some and need some feedback.Best Tactical Flashlight Reviews 2016-2017 - Survivalist News [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
What are your thoughts on the best flashlight out there and have seen some reviews online that i found.http://www.survivalistnews.com/best-...light-reviews/ [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
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Source: Prepper Website
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: Prepper Website
Swedish Politician Wants People To Take Sex Breaks From Work..and he wants them to get paid for doing it.Swedish Politician Wants People To Take Sex Breaks From Work | The Huffington Post Where is @Swedishsocialist anyway [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
I'm not a conspiracy theorist, But here is a theory! Alright, lets go back to Edward Snowden. Snowden's story involves the US government as a villain because they were spying on their own people, and one way in which Snowden's story is depicted he is a hero for exposing big brother, a whistle blower that held even the president accountable. However there are other versions of Edward Snowden's story where he is a traitor. This is not a story line populists like or proposed nationalists. Yet people still have opposing views as to [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
7 Steps for Growing Your Best Crop of Onions Onions are on of the crops every self sufficient Gardener should be growing each year. Even if you only have a small garden it is possible to grow and store enough onions each year so that you never have to buy another onion again. Onions are … Continue reading » The post 7 Steps for Growing Your Best Crop of Onions appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Beyond Paracord: 8 Other Cordage Types You Need to Know It's no secret that 550 paracord is the most versatile cord you can include in your bug out bag. It should not be the only type of cordage that you consider, though. Many types or rope, cord, and wire exist for many different uses and are … Continue reading » The post Beyond Paracord: 8 Other Cordage Types You Need to Know appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Hey all! Came across this forum while doing gun research, started reading, and found some really interesting topics. Figured I would join, learn some things, and post some opinions/insights I may have. [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
How To Preserve Meat Like The Pioneers Food preservation is a huge problem during a survival situation. Imagine if you do not access to refrigerators (that work) or to food with preservatives that will stay edible when left on the shelf. What would you do to keep food edible? Fortunately, answers to questions like this can often be found by studying a little history, and I don't mean the overview and indoctrination that too many people get in school. You need to study the day-to-day lives of people in older times such as the pioneers in the old west to find useful [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
The organized left is making it look like our nation took a progressive left turn. With the media at their side each and every organized effort to beat on Republican congressmen is making headlines, top of the hour news, and you know its really well organized when they even mention its somewhat organized. Where is the tea party? The group of people that came out to oppose the obaminationcare-act need to get off their collective backsides and get to these open house gatherings of their congressmen and REMIND THEM TRUMP WON and their continuance in office depends [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
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
February 23rd is the birthday of Captain Isaac Davis (February 23, 1745 – April 19, 1775), a militia officer and gunsmith who commanded a Minute Company in Acton, Massachusetts during the Battle of Concord. Today is also the anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Alamo (February 23 … Continue reading → [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: Survival Blog
I've been a SurvivalBlog reader for years and grew up prepping. My parents were preppers in the 90's, so I've been through the full spectrum. I love the articles and especially all the news to be found on SurvivalBlog. I appreciate the hard work all the authors have put into … Continue reading → [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: Survival Blog
HJL, Depending on the police to find your stolen vehicle is fine, but I would rather have the ability to speed up the process myself by having a GPS tracker in my vehicle. I've been watching the kickstarters and fundraising campaigns of several bluetooth and GPS trackers. It seems like … Continue reading → [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: Survival Blog
If Gold's A “Barbarous Relic,” Why Do Governments Want It So Much? o o o Gold, Liberty, and the War on Cash – Jeff Nielson – DSV o o o Feds Paid $ [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: Survival Blog
Are you stuck working in NYC and think you need a better evacuation strategy in a disaster? You might want to check these guys out: Planbmarine o o o Author of Book on Islamic Terror: ‘UCLA Banned My Book From Free Speech Event'. “Administrators at UCLA's law school allowed student … Continue reading → [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: Survival Blog
Simple Solar DIY: Building a Fresnel Solar Cooker Solar is one of the best ways to cook if you lose power due to a storm, emergency, or even if the grid goes down. Even in the winter time! The problem is that unless you have a powerful system, it's not very efficient, meaning you usually … Continue reading » The post Simple Solar DIY: Building a Fresnel Solar Cooker appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How to Get a Free Survival Map of Your Local Area A survival map is an important part of any survival kit. There is no excuse not to have one because getting one is quick, easy, and free. Print maps of all areas you may need in the event of an emergency. If you have a … Continue reading » The post How to Get a Free Survival Map of Your Local Area appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
You probably saw the article last week about the massive recall of Sargento products. As it turns out, the Sargento products are only a drop in the bucket – there … Read the restThe post Cheese Recall Affects 130 More Products … But The FDA Isn't Allowed to Name Them appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
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
What could be more wholesome than baking a loaf of homemade bread from organic ingredients, right in your own kitchen? That depends on whether you are baking it in non-toxic … Read the restThe post The Healthy Baker's Shopping Guide to Non-Toxic Ovenware appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
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
15 Modern Day Uses For WD-40 As we all know WD-40 has always been known to stop creaks and squeaks but little do people know that it is as useful as duct-tape, if not more useful. I have used WD-40 for years. Not only to stop the creeks and squeaks of a gate or oiling … Continue reading » The post 15 Modern Day Uses For WD-40 appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
16 Reasons Why a Second Great Depression Will Be Different | Backdoor Survival
It is no secret that prepper-types use the Great Depression as an example of what can and will happen when the stuff hits the fan. We do this because the possibility of a national or even a global economic collapse is something we prepare for. Learning about life during the Great Depression has its value and the lessons we can learn will go a long way in helping us formulate our own plan for survival under such dire economic circumstances. That being said, life in the 21st century is much different than it was during the thirties. This makes [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
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. Just two days [...] 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
Mountain biking, just the thought of it conjures up images of Rough Mountain trails, crisp pine scented air, and spectacular views. In many cases, the reality will match your imagination. However, there is another reality you may have to deal with along the trail and that is survival. What ifs have to be dealt with, and thus, how you prepare for your mountain biking adventure may determine whether you survive or not if you find yourself in a survival situation miles from civilization. As a side note, mountain biking is an ideal way to stay in shape while enjoying nature, not [...]
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
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
It's the hottest day of the summer so far. The mercury is way up there, and all you want to do is stay in your nice air-conditioned home until it … Read the restThe post How to be a Peaceful Person in a Hostile World appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
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
So what happened last night in Sweden? Last night in Sweden is EVERY NIGHT in Sweden. [...] The post Don't let us Become Sweden: The Refugee Crisis that threatens Europe is Heading this Way appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Sargento has issued a massive recall on cheese due to possible contamination with listeria. The affected products are: Sargento Sliced Colby-Jack Cheese Sargento Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese Sargento Chef Blends … Read the restThe post Sargento Issues Massive Cheese Recall appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
EDIT AGAIN: This recall affects 130 more products but the FDA is under a gag order not to name them. “However, a clause in the federal code prevents FDA from … Read the restThe post UPDATED: Massive Cheese Recall Affects 130 More Products But They Won't Name Them appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
Bleach water purification
Filtration is important and sometimes is overlooked or abandoned completely because the water source looks clear, so this can be a serious mistake. Filtration is an important step in the purification process. Micro waterborne cysts cannot be easily seen by the naked eye, and these cysts can harbor bacteria. Cysts can be best described as hard-shelled seedpods that can protect bacteria from destruction even when the water is boiled or chemically treated. The bacterium is protected until the cysts enter the stomach where digestive acids easily dissolve the shell releasing possibly harmful bacteria into the body. There are various ways of filtering [...]
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Is Prepping a Monkey On Your Back | Backdoor Survival
At one time or another, every prepper on the planet has asked themselves whether they have taken things too far. Has their passion for preparedness gone too far? Has it taken over daily life in such a way that every trip to the store involves scouting out that perfect something for when the poop hits the fan? How do you determine whether being prepared is an addiction, an obsession, a chore, or simply smart living? Has prepping become a monkey on your back? The post Is Prepping a Monkey On Your Back? by Gaye Levy first appeared [...]
Sat, Feb 18, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Written by Alexis Griffee on Survival at Home. Often times solar power is viewed as a highly desired, yet unaffordable option to the farmer and homesteader. While a full solar system may not be in the budget for everyone, there are still numerous ways that solar can be an asset to your farm, without breaking a budget! Due to the huge interest in […] The post Solar Gadgets for the Homestead appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
We have always emphasized that preparing for the days after is as important or even more so than the preparations leading up to a crisis, providing you have advanced warning, of course. Imagine being told that a dam near your community may collapse at any time and you have to evacuate immediately, are you ready to do that. The Oroville dam in California is close to collapse and roughly, 200,000 residents in the water's path were told to leave immediately. The evacuation order has been lifted for now, but more rain is coming. Would you leave? Some residents of the area [...]
Thu, Feb 16, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Experts warn areas throughout northern California are in danger of flooding and many of the area's dams and levees face disasters similar to what's going on at Oroville Dam. [...] The post Oroville Residents Brace for Disaster: But it's not Just Oroville; California's entire Water System is at Risk appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Thu, Feb 16, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Fresh lemons may very well be hard to get a hold of during a crisis unless you live in an area that has mature lemon trees. If you do live in an area that can sustain lemon trees then why not plant one or more if you have the space. You can stock up on 100 percent lemon juice, however, and store it unopened in your pantry. There will be a use by date on the container. This date does not mean that the product is no longer palatable after this date, but is rather a recommend use by date for [...]
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
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
A look at what the Pentagon is preparing for, and how government insiders are running a shadow government in an attempt to create chaos right here in the United States. [...] The post The D.C. Shadow Government and How the Pentagon is Planning for Dystopian Type War in Megacities appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
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
Meat Temp Cooking Chart
About 53 percent of Millennials say they eat at restaurants at least once a week, compared with 43 percent of Generation X or baby boomers, according to a 2015 survey of 3,000 adults by Morgan Stanley. Americans in 2014 spent more money on food consumed in restaurants, school lunch programs and at sporting events than they did on food prepared and consumed at home, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (ERS). The money spent on food away from home was 50.1 percent of the 1.46 trillion spent on food, while 49.9 percent was spent on grocery store [...]
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Catching Cleaning Cooking Fish for Survival | Backdoor Survival
When you think about being out in the woods, what do you envision as a staple meal? Do you see yourself sitting by the fire roasting some fresh venison on a spit? Maybe you live in an area with a great deal of waterfowl, and you can see yourself enjoying some roasted duck? What you imagine in your mind is probably in large part dictated by the environment you live in. Wherever you live, one food that should be on your list of wild food is freshly caught fish. In this article, you will learn the basics of cooking, [...]
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
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
California officials have extended evacuations below Oroville Dam and say it could be some time before they allow residents back into their homes. Over 180,000 people were told to evacuate areas downstream from the Oroville [...] The post Oroville Dam Evacuations Remain in Effect as Officials try to Make Repairs Before New Storms appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Feb 13, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
If you want to be truly prepared for any emergency situation, self-defense is an essential skill set. Preppers, in particular, need to know how to defend themselves during major emergencies, as they will typically be in possession of scarce resources that others will go to great lengths to get. Here are the four fundamental self-defense and combat skills that every prepper needs to know. Using a Firearm In a true emergency situation, having to use a firearm—such as a rifle from DSGARMS—for self-defense is always a possibility. Though everyone hopes it never comes to that, it is better to be prepared than [...]
Sun, Feb 12, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
What Type of Prepper Are You | Backdoor Survival
When disaster strikes, a lot of things happen. There are people fleeing the area, people rushing into the area to help, people in shock who can't figure out what to do, people who jump into action right away — and the list goes on. Everybody is different, and everybody reacts differently when put in a disaster situation. Learning how to prepare for a disaster is an important thing to do, even if you don't think it will happen to you. Some people may be born preppers, meaning they are constantly doing what they can to get ready for a disaster. Some [...]
Sat, Feb 11, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
How to Survive a Fall Through the Ice | Backdoor Survival
Let's face it. There is a whole lot more to prepping than having plenty of water, food storage, medical supplies, and an arsenal of weapons to protect yourself and your property. In this exclusive article from contributing author, Joe Alton, learn what you need to know to survive a fall through the ice. With a few easy to remember strategies and some basic items in your pack, you will not only escape safely but will also avoid hypothermia. I call this "advanced prepping". The post Advanced Prepping: How to Survive a Fall Through the Ice by Gaye Levy first [...]
Wed, Feb 08, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
biological mess
Just before Christmas, my family and I were shopping at a local big box store. Near the dressing rooms, my daughter spotted a young man totally passed out on the carpeted aisle, with a pile of vomit nearby. Since that's not a normal thing, we immediately alerted a clerk. Being the Survival Mom, I was curious to see this store's protocol when dealing with a biological mess like this, so I hovered in the distance to watch. Once the young man was on his way to an emergency room, the clean up protocol consisted of paper towels, a plastic trash bag, [...]
Mon, Feb 06, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
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
crock pot tips
There is nothing better than ending a cool winter day than with a bowl of something cooked in a crock pot. In our home, we adore our crock pots, all four of them. There is always one on the counter top ready to go. The soups and stews are always a big hit, and a really good crock pot recipe book is worth its weight in gold. Lately, we have been branching out and using our crock pot for more than soup. We've learned some tricks and tips than can take your crock pot meals to the next level. Which size crock [...]
Wed, Feb 01, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
food storage myths
The internet is full of websites that give information on survival topics, including food storage. There are dozens and dozens of books that will teach you “the right way” to store food and YouTube videos galore. Most contain valid, trustworthy information, but mixed in with that are a number of food storage myths that many people accept without question. Here are 10 that I take issue with, and I explain why. By the way, following Myth #10 are 2 short videos that review these myths. Myth #1: You should stock up on lots of wheat. When I was researching foods typically eaten during [...]
Tue, Jan 31, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
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
The Authentic Lumber Sexual Guide to Ax Work ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker I'm not sure when the bastardization began. But, make no mistake, it's happened. From a distance, there was an aura about the young man, he looked as though he had just stepped out of a 19th century lumber camp photo, like a man who knew the secrets of ax work and living off the land. The beard, plaid flannel (red and black of course), skinny britches rolled up a few turns to show off his vintage L.L. Bean boots with just a hint of wool sock protruding at the top. I imagined the aroma of wood smoke from his [...]
Thu, Jan 26, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
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
Build a Culture of Grit and Deliberate Practice to Master Self-Reliance Skills - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Every craft has pinnacle performers. What separates people who master a skill from the rest of us? They appear to have innate self-reliance super-powers. But here's the thing… It's not that they were born with copious amounts of talent. Their skill wasn't genetically transmitted. The truth is that there is not a friction fire gene, or an ax-manship gene, or a gardening gene… no matter how effortless they make it look. Talent, in and of itself, is overrated! Whatever skill you practice, these two traits will determine your level of mastery… Grit and Deliberate Practice. Grit Besides being abrasive particles in your swim trunks, [...]
Mon, Jan 09, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
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
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Well, I don't know about you, but I hate freezing my butt off when it's cold outside! Now add a worst-case scenario, and you could DIE out there, so it's important to know how to dress for extended exposure to the frigid cold. Fortunately, it isn't as hard as it might seem… especially with the addition of new clothing technology and a common sense approach. Here's How It Works.. Your body is a furnace that continuously generates surplus heat (when it is working properly), so all we need to do is use scaleable layers of the right clothing to PRESERVE the heat [...]
Sat, Jan 07, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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 $200 (Until March 3rd, 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
Preparedness Gift Ideas for the Kitchen to help you gift the gift of preparedness to your family and friends for Christmas, birthdays, weddings and more! Note: These are not items for the already PREPARED family. These are ideas for folks who are not prepared or don't have the means to purchase for themselves the things […] The post Preparedness Gifts for the Kitchen under $25 appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Tue, Dec 13, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
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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
Today I'm going to share with you my little secret for staying healthy through the winter months. Last year, I was in a community theater play and my friend, who is a voice coach, told me to drink hot honey lemon water to help my throat and keep my voice healthy with all the singing […] [...]
Sat, Dec 10, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
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
The power is out! What do I do with all that food I just bought from Costco!? Here are freezer safety tips for a power outage! While many will say that you should never use the freezer, I actually suggest using the freezer as part of your long-term food storage plan. I think using the tools that […] The post 15 Freezer Safety Tips for a Power Outage appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Sat, Oct 22, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
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
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. Whether you're a camping pro, a hiking buff, or just looking to preserve your garden's bountiful harvest, dehydrating food at home is a useful skill! The post Beginner's Guide to Dehydrating Food at Home appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, Mar 28, 2016
Source: Survival at Home

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Source: Prepper Website
7 Steps for Growing Your Best Crop of Onions Onions are on of the crops every self sufficient Gardener should be growing each year. Even if you only have a small garden it is possible to grow and store enough onions each year so that you never have to buy another onion again. Onions are … Continue reading » The post 7 Steps for Growing Your Best Crop of Onions appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Beyond Paracord: 8 Other Cordage Types You Need to Know It's no secret that 550 paracord is the most versatile cord you can include in your bug out bag. It should not be the only type of cordage that you consider, though. Many types or rope, cord, and wire exist for many different uses and are … Continue reading » The post Beyond Paracord: 8 Other Cordage Types You Need to Know appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Simple Solar DIY: Building a Fresnel Solar Cooker Solar is one of the best ways to cook if you lose power due to a storm, emergency, or even if the grid goes down. Even in the winter time! The problem is that unless you have a powerful system, it's not very efficient, meaning you usually … Continue reading » The post Simple Solar DIY: Building a Fresnel Solar Cooker appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How to Get a Free Survival Map of Your Local Area A survival map is an important part of any survival kit. There is no excuse not to have one because getting one is quick, easy, and free. Print maps of all areas you may need in the event of an emergency. If you have a … Continue reading » The post How to Get a Free Survival Map of Your Local Area appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
15 Modern Day Uses For WD-40 As we all know WD-40 has always been known to stop creaks and squeaks but little do people know that it is as useful as duct-tape, if not more useful. I have used WD-40 for years. Not only to stop the creeks and squeaks of a gate or oiling … Continue reading » The post 15 Modern Day Uses For WD-40 appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness

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