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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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cutting down household expenses
Home is where the heart is, but for too many of us, it's also where the debt is and where paychecks go to die. It's also one area in which small savings steps can really add up and where everyday spending decisions can make a big difference. Here are a few tips that have helped my family get out of debt and stay out for the past 8 years. You can save money on household expenses starting today. Buy used furniture, but make sure it's great quality. You'll have a much better chance of finding high quality furniture at resale and [...]
Fri, Apr 29, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Last night hundreds of illegal aliens and street agitators rioted outside a Donald Trump Rally in Orange County, California [...]
Fri, Apr 29, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
reelinfish
Survival Fishing: How To Catch Fish When You're Desperate Written by: Adam Torkildson, Fishing is a terrific sport and pastime. It's a great excuse to get out of the house for a weekend and relax on a summer afternoon. Many a fisherman has found the sport to be incredibly rewarding and even life changing. It's also an excellent source of food when you're facing an emergency situation. Knowing how to catch fish when you're in a crisis could save your life one day. Before we look at this survival tactic, it's vital to acknowledge that some forms of survival fishing are [...]
Fri, Apr 29, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
“You must respect authority.” That was the take-home lesson for some middle schoolers at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. It probably comes as no surprise that this is … Read the restThe post Kids Learn Fascist Lesson at 9/11 Memorial: “Even if you don't agree with it … you must respect authority” appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Thu, Apr 28, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
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“Death Touch” Does It Exist? DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME Is there such a thing as a “death touch”? In this video I describe what a real death touch is. Throughout history martial arts have claimed a secret “death touch” which has also been described as one punch one kill or even Dim Mak as seen in the Bloodsport movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. In all of my research I have never found a true “death touch”, but I am going to show you how a single punch can kill, and how you can survive this devastating blow. To learn more check [...]
Thu, Apr 28, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
bullet ant test
Young man in bullet ant initiation In the heart of the Amazon jungle are a lot of dangerous things – ferocious animals, poisonous plants, and even poachers, but few things are more painful than the Amazonian Bullet Ant. One may wonder – is the human culture of the Amazon violent? Well, when it comes to taking your first step into manhood, a local village in the heart of the rain forest takes no prisoners, especially if that prisoner happens to be afraid of ants. In this case the prisoners really aren't prisoners at all, but young men seeking initiation into manhood. Several [...]
Thu, Apr 28, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Care and Feeding of Pressure Canners | Backdoor Survival
A pressure canner can be a prepper's best friend, especially if there is access to home grown fruits and veggies, or a local farm community that will sell you “less than pretty” items for a song. On the other hand, mention the phrase “pressure canning” to someone who has never canned and they will start to shake and shiver with fear. I know, because I did. The reality however, is that canning using modern methods is very safe. With a modicum of diligence, there is no need to be afraid and a lot to be gained in the [...]
Thu, Apr 28, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Today's smart phones and tablet devices offer a number of useful emergency tools that can help you during a disaster. If you carry them anyways, why not turn them into useful survival tools? [...]
Wed, Apr 27, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Nursing Home Evacuations – Making a “Security Blanket” Guest post donated by Urgent Survival In the past we've talked about the importance of having an emergency evacuation backpack ready to go at a moments notice for various reasons. We've covered getting you prepared and getting your kids prepared but what about your loved ones in the nursing home? As many of you are aware several parts of the south got hammered again with buckets of rain causing more flooding. Watch this video of Engine 31 from the Klein Fire Department evacuating nursing homes in the Houston area. Notice the looks on the [...]
Wed, Apr 27, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
how to use dried eggs
Dehydrated and freeze-dried foods are among the easiest foods around for both everyday cooking and long-term food storage. One handy item in that category is dried eggs and knowing how to use them is important. At first glance, a pouch or can of this powdery substance may not be very appealing, but I can recommend it for so many different reasons. Here are just a few: With dried eggs on hand, you won't ever have to worry about running out of fresh eggs at a critical juncture, whether baking a cake or serving scrambled eggs for breakfast. In a disaster or other worst [...]
Tue, Apr 26, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Nine Reasons Why Adult Coloring is Important to Preppers | Backdoor Survival
Six months ago, I discovered adult coloring quite by accident. It all happened as part of the daily haunt seeking out quality eBooks being offered for free on Amazon, I kept running into adult coloring book titles in the top ten ranking of all non-fiction books. What was this? Something new? I had to check it out. When my first adult coloring book and set of pencils arrived, I dug right in and become hooked from the get go. Adult coloring became a time when I could take some downtime to listen to music and escape the stresses [...]
Tue, Apr 26, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Having a nutrient rich dinner tonight? Want a salad? Choosing healthful ingredients like kale, spinach, tomatoes, and cucumbers? Here's the sad truth: unless that salad is organic, those healthful-sounding ingredients … Read the restThe post Which Produce Has the Most Pesticides? Here are the 14 Foods You MUST Buy Organic appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Thu, Apr 21, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
Failures of Imagination | Backdoor Survival
It seems like just yesterday we could wake up each day to a routine. We would get up, go to work, eat an evening meal, then spend a bit of downtime with friends and family or in the pursuit of personal hobbies. We worried about making ends meet, our careers, and the health of our loved ones. What we did not worry about was being safe from terrorist attacks, nuclear wars, global pandemics, or an economic collapse. Alas, times have changed, and with each day we face more uncertainties. Couple these uncertainties with little confidence that our government and [...]
Thu, Apr 21, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Water Pasteurization
We here have written extensively on water purification methods, and one method bears writing about again, because it is an important method that some of you may not be as familiar with as you should be. Certain survival shows have shown water pasteurization, and for the most part, have depicted the method correctly. With that being said however, the shows typically have the stars using plastic bottles or even snake skins that are placed close to the heat, so as not to melt the container (s). There is a better method though. The traditional and mostly foolproof method of water purification is [...]
Wed, Apr 20, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
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Having access to clean drinking water and having a system in place to filter contaminated water is an important, if not the most important aspect of prepping. Regardless of how much water you stockpile using a reliable and clean source before the crisis; you have to plan for the eventual depletion of your water source. This means you will have to collect and purify a source, a surface water source that may very well be contaminated. The AquaBrick™ Water Filtration System is ideal for anyone needing a way to eliminate contaminates from water to make it safe to drink [...]
Wed, Apr 20, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
Remember how I told you that the day we moved, our beloved kitty escaped out a window into the forest and our missing cat was never heard from again? Well … Read the restThe post Everything We Need to Know About Survival, We Can Learn from a Missing Cat appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
faraday cages
There is a great deal of confusion about Faraday cages. Not only about how to build them, but also what they actually protect against. In this article, Dr. Arthur Bradley, author of Disaster Preparedness for EMP Attacks and Solar Storms, answers a few basic questions and perhaps debunks a few myths. What is a Faraday Cage? A Faraday cage (a.k.a. Faraday shield) is a sealed enclosure that has an electrically conductive outer layer. It can be in the shape of a box, cylinder, sphere, or any other closed shape. The enclosure itself can be conductive, or it can be made of a [...]
Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
How to Keep Your Home Safe From Fire | Backdoor Survival
A couple of weeks ago one of my blogging colleagues lost everything she owned in a house fire. Fortunately, the entire family, including the family pets, got out safely but everything they owned was gone. Can you imagine this happening to you? In a flash, you could potentially be homeless and have to deal with temporary shelter in a hotel or with family members as you sort through the rubble of your burnt out belongings. And what about your preps? Food storage, survival gear, and your precious print library of survival books would be gone. I am not just referring [...]
Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
How to Make a River Cane Fish Trap - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Give a man a fish and he eats for a day… teach him to make a fish trap and he feeds himself and his tribe! On the heels of our last post on river cane, I thought you may be interested in how to build a traditional fish trap. The beauty of any kind of trapping device is its ability to passively gather protein while you spend valuable time doing other stuff. Set it and forget it. This funnel trap is not a “survival” trap. Your time would be better spent in a short-term survival scenario than burning calories collecting [...]
Mon, Apr 18, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
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I recently had the opportunity to act in a play with my local community theater. Although I was a theater major in college, I studied the tech end, not the acting end, and hadn't acted in front of a real audience since grade school. I included some pictures here to prove it really happened! I was a little bit stressed out about this role. Okay, a lot. I put a lot of hours into learning lines and practicing songs and dance moves. I even had to practice wearing heels! In two and a half months [...]
Mon, Apr 18, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Tick. Tock. Do you hear that? It's the clock on the time bomb, and it appears to be ticking relentlessly toward our economic collapse. It seems like every day, there … Read the restThe post Economic Collapse? Fed Issues an Ominous Warning to JPMorgan Chase and Leaders Flock to Secret Meetings appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sun, Apr 17, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
gardening mistakes
Gardening is one of the top prepper skills needed for survival. Learning how to grow your own food is not something you want to do after a disaster has happened. I can speak from experience when I say there is a lot to learn and you will make a lot of gardening mistakes. Better to make them now when your world is pretty stable than when you're just trying to survive day by day following a worst case scenario. If you count my first year (which I often don't), this will be my fourth year gardening. In those three years of [...]
Sun, Apr 17, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
A series of large-scale earthquakes have rocked Japan over the last 24 hours with the latest a magnitude-7.1 earthquake hitting Southern Japan near the city of Kumamoto. [...]
Fri, Apr 15, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Olight S30R Javelot Beam
When I pulled this one out of the box, it yelled quality, which is hard to find these days regardless of price sometimes. One of the features I immediately liked is the magnetic charging base, which means you can pull it from the charger one-handed if you have to, no cables to deal with. Its things like this that can be a deciding factor for me sometimes. The magnet is strong enough so that you can mount the base on uneven surfaces, and the light fits snug so it will not fall out of the base even if you do have [...]
Thu, Apr 14, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
River Cane- 25 Self-Reliant Uses for -Cherokee Plastic- - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Bamboo can quickly takes over yards and even entire fields. Though it has many uses world-wide, non-native woody grasses are not our topic of discussion. Today we'll cover what some describe as the Cherokee Nation's equivalent to modern plastic… River Cane. River cane (grass family, Poaceae) is the only native bamboo in the eastern woodlands. Three have been identified: River cane (Arundinaria gigantea), Switch cane (Arundinaria tecta), and a newly discovered (2007) native bamboo called Hill cane (Arundinaria appalachiana). Source Historical accounts of vast canebrakes stretching for miles along river floodplains were noted by early explorers of the New World. [...]
Thu, Apr 14, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
What about the Aftermath? You need to start putting some thought into what will happen in the aftermath of a disaster. [...]
Tue, Apr 12, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
There is no question that weight slows you down when hiking, and where you carry the weight while hiking, makes a bigger difference than you may have realized. In 1983, the United States Army conducted a study titled “The energy cost and heart-rate response of trained and untrained subjects walking and running in shoes and boots” (Army Research Inst Of Environmental Medicine, 1983). The study found that a very small increase in the weight of your shoes added up to a significantly higher expenditure of energy when walking. The adage “one pound of added weight to your feet equals five pounds of [...]
Mon, Apr 11, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
Volcano Grill 3 Smoked Salmon
I wouldn't necessarily categorize the Volcano 3 as a survival stove, though; it could be used as one. The reason being is the weight. At 25 pounds, it would be difficult to pack in a survival kit and tote around the backwoods. We can call it the perfect Prepper stove however. This stove is capable of providing you and your family three meals a day for as long as it takes during any crisis or emergency. I like that it collapses to five inches with a quick snap of the wrists. It is ready to pack away in minutes after you [...]
Mon, Apr 11, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
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Friends of Carin (my wife) and I have asked us to come to Tanzania to shoot a video to bring awareness to the plight of disabled and handicapped folks in Africa and how their micro-enterprise mission – Neema Crafts – is bringing hope to those who formerly had none. But we need YOUR Help… Carin and I will be at Neema Crafts the entire month of August and have started raising funds to get to Africa, shoot and produce this video. We are donating our time and talent to this project, so we only need about $5,000 (for both Carin and I), [...]
Thu, Apr 07, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
In yet another attempt to go after the self-reliant lifestyle, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has taken aim at the off-grid lifestyle... [...]
Mon, Apr 04, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
So scams promise to make you rich overnight, in the case of off shore goods that could be useful to our everyday lives, they make you poor slowly. In this video I take a look at the $12 headlamp that claims some amazing things. Spoiler alert..It doesn't do anything it says it does. Does that … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Apr 02, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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We've all done it… bought crappy gear because it was cheap, marketed well, or we got emotional and made an impulse buy. To help out, here are 14 ways to get the perfect gear, every time. Start Small – Getting started in emergency preparedness and survival stuff can be overwhelming and can leave you stone cold broke. So start small. A great survival book or two, a knife, and a well thought out general survival and first aid kit are all good first steps. And writing out a simple survival plan will cost you nothing… except a bit of time. Focus [...]
Fri, Apr 01, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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I hear it all the time, “What's the BEST Survival Knife David?” So today, I'm coming clean and going to share with you THE best survival knife in the world for any situation that you find yourself in. Ready!? Okay… So What Makes a Great Survival Knife? Well there's a lot of discussion and debate about this, probably because the term, “survival knife” means many different things to many different people. Here's the Problem… A bushcrafter, hunter, doomsday prepper, tactical or military professional… or just regular folks – LIKE YOU and Me… are all likely to come up different conclusions about what constitutes [...]
Thu, Mar 31, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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So what's your back up plan if the grid goes down? Do you have one?? HOW will you power your tech during a bug-out, or what if you go camping for a week away from electricity? What will you do? Well, at less than $60 US… the 15 ounce Anker PowerPort, 2-Port, Solar Panel System provides serious power to keep your USB charged devices going. Use the PowerPort Solar Panel to charge phones, tablets, and other USB tech directly from the sun… or store energy for later use or cloudy days by adding the 20,000 mAh Anker PowerCore Ultra [...]
Wed, Mar 30, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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I HATED survival wire saws until I discovered this simple “hack” that transforms this impertinent piece of twisted wire into a rather useful bow saw. I don't know about you, but I've never had much success using a survival wire saw the traditional way… by pulling it back and forth with my hands to cut a branch or tree. Back and forth, back and forth, back and…..yeah. It has always seemed inefficient to me. And, in a survival situation, you need to be efficient and conserve as many calories as you can. So, not long ago I was giving my wire [...]
Wed, Mar 30, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Knowledge vs. Knowing- 37 Woodlore Lessons - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker I sat in the front of our aluminum jon boat as my daddy silently paddled us down Little Echeconnee Creek from the wooden bridge. A seven-year old boy with his daddy's single-shot 20 gauge in his lap… I was living every country boy's dream. Daddy had killed wild game with this same Stevens shotgun since he received it as a gift on his 14th birthday. My love of woodlore began that cool autumn day. Going to the woods has always meant going home for me. Among the trees, rocks, animals, and streams I find peace. The reality is that [...]
Wed, Mar 30, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. Whether you're a camping pro, a hiking buff, or just looking to preserve your garden's bountiful harvest, dehydrating food at home is a useful skill! The post Beginner's Guide to Dehydrating Food at Home appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, Mar 28, 2016
Source: Survival at Home
GMRS or General Mobile Radio Service is one of the tools available to us for communications. In this video we talk about how you can make the most out of GMRS. One of the best radios for the task is the Midland MicroMobile. The MicroMobile offers a few key features not found in other commercial … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Mar 27, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
A little while back, one of the fans on our Patreon page suggested that there wasn't a good how to on the internet on building a Radio Go Box. What is a radio go box? Simply put, it is a radio in some sort of enclosure that is self powered that you can take out … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Mar 20, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
How to Carve 7 Pot Hooks for Classic Camp Cooking - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker You've probably heard the adage, “Practice makes perfect.” This statement is misleading. The truth is… Practice makes permanent! In other words, the more you use your knife, correctly or incorrectly, the more permanent your skill becomes. Use poor technique long enough and you'll be a danger to yourself and others. If you're new to camping and outdoor self-reliance, learning to safely handle a knife is essential. Even old-timers like myself can learn new tricks. I covered some basic knife safety issues in our recent article if you'd like a refresher. Today we'll covering a few basic notches which not only hone [...]
Thu, Mar 17, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Lots of folks have solutions for shelter, water, and food in their preps, but what about air? The rule of threes tells us the body cannot survive without air for more than three minutes. Some disaster's primary motivators might be something that happens to the air, volcanic eruptions, war, epidemics, massive forest fires. What solution … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Mar 13, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Detecting drones and other aircraft, predicting weather, monitoring police, fire, EMS, air traffic, ham, business radio, radio astronomy, finding ships at sea are some of the things that you can do if you have a key to the radio spectrum. Until now, if you wanted access to any one of the aforementioned types of communications … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Feb 27, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
25 Ways to Prepare without spending a dime!
One of the recurring excuses for not getting prepared is that preparedness costs too much. It's true that some aspects of preparedness are going to require an investment of money, however, cost is no excuse for not doing something! There are lots of ways to get prepared for free! Start with these 25 ways to prepare without spending a dime. Got a free way to prepare? Share in the comments! Plan and Organize 1. Get to know your neighbors. Invite them over for dinner, or plan a block party to get to know a lot at [...]
Wed, Jan 20, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. When the power goes out and you're in the dark, what is the first thing you reach for? A good lights out kit has all the essentials you'll need! The post 10 Items to Include in a Lights Out Kit appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, Jan 04, 2016
Source: Survival at Home
Successful survivalist's rules of life!
The Successful Survivalist's Rules of Life 1. Carry a pocket knife. 2. Get comfortable with lighting a fire. 3. Learn to shoot and clean a gun. 4. Be able to perform basic first aid. 5. Keep your blades sharp. 6. Work hard and smart. 7. Shop at yard sales and thrift stores. 8. Exercise regularly. 9. Share with others. 10. Grow and preserve your own food. 11. Eat a balanced diet. 12. Expect that things will not go as planned. Have a backup plan. Then have a backup plan for your backup plan. 13. Value relationships. 14. Forgive freely. Allow yourself and others the opportunity to change. 15. Practice using what you have. 16. [...]
Fri, Jan 01, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Top 10 of 2015 at Food Storage and Survival!
It's that time of year when we look back over the past year and reflect on what has happened in our lives, how far we've come, and what the highlights of the year were. And on the blog, we look back at the top posts of the year. What did you, the readers, like to read and share from this site this past year? So let's get to it! Here are the top ten posts of 2015 on Food Storage and Survival! 10. 12 Favorite Comfort Foods You Want in Your Food Storage PLUS How to [...]
Wed, Dec 30, 2015
Source: Food Storage and Survival
8 Great ways to cook when the power is out!
So you are storing extra food for times of emergency, right? Unless you have all canned goods or MRE's, that food will need to be cooked. Even canned meals and MRE's taste better warmed up. However, in many emergency situations you are without power which means no microwave! Making a plan for powerless cooking as part of your prepping will help ensure you're not eating all your food storage cold and raw. So here are eight great ways to cook when the power is out. 1. Fire. We'll start with the most primitive. Build [...]
Thu, Dec 17, 2015
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. I've been looking for a strong and versatile cook system that was lightweight and compact to add to my gear. Enter the Solo Stove Titan and Solo Pot 1800! The post Gear Review: Solo Stove Titan and Solo Pot 1800 appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, Dec 14, 2015
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. If you've ever wanted fresh herbs and produce in winter, or wanted to start your seedlings early, you already know two reasons why you need a greenhouse! The post Greenhouse Tips — Why You Need A Greenhouse appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Oct 14, 2015
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. If you plan to make your own mini survival kit, don't forget the prepper's favorite --- Altoids tin survival kit. Here's my Altoids survival kit checklist. The post Altoids Tin Survival Kit (with Paracord Case) appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, Sep 28, 2015
Source: Survival at Home
I'm part of a group of amazing women who are interested in keeping their families prepared for any of life's emergencies (big or small), and about creating a life that's more self-sufficient, self-reliant and sustainable. I'm proud to call them friend, to look to them for information and knowledge and advice.Recently, we've all gotten together to create the 150 Series, and I'll be sharing them with you here on the blog. 150 Preparedness Items You Need to Stock150 Preparedness & Homesteading Skills You Need (coming soon)150 Reasons to be More Prepared (coming soon)I want to thank all the ladies who [...]
Tue, Aug 18, 2015
Source: Mom With a Prep
I didn't discover cherries until last year. My only experience with them had been when my grandmother would ruin a perfectly good cheesecake by topping it with whole can full of canned cherries. My grandfather loved it. I loathed it, and it put me off what cherries really tasted like. I disliked the texture in cherry pies, too.I've always loved them as a dehydrated snack in trailmix or granola, but could never learn to love the only way I'd ever had them – overly processed.But last year, Aldi's had them on sale, so I bought them for my son to [...]
Mon, Aug 17, 2015
Source: Mom With a Prep
What's the real difference between the bargain dehydator sheet and the name brand sheet for the Excalibur Dehydrator? I put them to the test to find out for you! I am all about saving a buck, even if the product isn't quite up to the name brand product. There's little in this world I must purchase as a name brand when it comes to my daily household items. Even when I first invested in a dehydrator, I didn't go to the name brand Excalibur Dehydrator like everyone suggested, but invested, instead, in a less expensive Nesco FD-80 (which I was [...]
Tue, Aug 11, 2015
Source: Mom With a Prep
Mom told me never to write on the furniture — but I disboyed!! I found an awesome way to write on my cabinets with this cabinet door hack and keep myself organized!Growing up, I remember my grandmother having a little note holder on the inside of her cabinet with a pen and her handwritten grocery notes. I'd always wanted one, but hadn't found one that works on my cabinets (the self stick stuff just wouldn't stay). Then I found a solution – look what I just did!I found this Scotch brand Dry Erase Tape at our local Lowes, but it's [...]
Mon, Aug 10, 2015
Source: Mom With a Prep
You know that time that you are looking at a local grocery ad and seeing mushrooms on sale for 1.29/lb and you squeal? You just might be a food storage junkie!When Aldi's has a mushroom sale, I stock up HUGE! It's not unlike me to call and reserve 3-4 trays (each tray holds 12 8oz packages) to bring home because they prefer you don't purchase that many at once just walking into the store (but you can do it. They won't turn up their noses at your money, they just want to make sure you aren't clearing their shelves for [...]
Thu, Aug 06, 2015
Source: Mom With a Prep

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5 Boxes (1625 rounds) - Federal AM22 Standard 22 LR Solid 40 GR - $109.95 shipped after code "L8J" [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
Anybody know much about them. I thought about getting one a few years ago after i shot a friend chambered in 38. Only thing that stopped me was the 250 price tag for something that essentially just a plinker to shoot once in a great while when i am bored. I have the chance to get it for under $100. Any thoughts?i lloked at other threads but most are a few years old so i thought i would ask in a newer thread [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
a friend of mine, the same who helped when i fractured my ankle, suffered a nasty sprain. he was x-rayed and sent home with diagnosis of possible fracture. doctor thinks the bone is broken but couldn't see on x-ray. had a prescription for painkillers and weight bearing as tollerable, and try to slowly move the foot when doesn't hurt. to me the ankle looked like it was broken and shouldn't be moved at all. when he tried to actually put weight on it the foot gave out again. today at visit the foot re-twisted again and this doctor put him the sam splint [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
No, really :eek: !! (first time for everything, I guess ;))http://www.politico.com/story/2016/0...ncement-222691 ".......The former mayor of New York City used part of his address to graduates over the weekend in Ann Arbor to blast the idea of "safe spaces" and other coddling of college students as a "terrible mistake" on the part of college administrations. "The fact that some university boards and administrations now bow to pressure and shield students from these ideas through 'safe spaces,' 'code words' and 'trigger warnings' is, in my view, a terrible mistake," Bloomberg said, drawing a smattering of boos and some applause. Bloomberg remarked that [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
WOW seriously these anti gun freaks are getting worse by the day! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ5_tY1BGqc [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
With the crazy instability of the economy these days, nearly everyone has a frugal grocery budget as they struggle to cut expenses where they can. Those of us who are … Read the restThe post On a Frugal Grocery Budget? The Prices of These 10 Foods Have Skyrocketed in the Past Year appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
The rumors and all the guesswork have now come to fruition. HE LIVES!!! Once dead.....returned! 10% of you know of what I speak..... heh heh! [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
15% of dem votes for Trump. I anticipate that number to increase as the GE gets closer. Quote: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump with 41% support to Clinton's 39%. Fifteen percent (15%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) This is the first time Trump has led the matchup since last October. Clinton held a 41% to 36% advantage in early March. Trump now has the support of 73% of Republicans, while 77% of Democrats back Clinton. But Trump picks up 15% of [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
?Are They Going To Kill Me?:? Trump Supporter Talks About Being Injured During Melee " CBS Los AngelesAnti-Trump Rioters Gone Wild [UNCENSORED] » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!WATCH: A Trump Supporter Walks Through Hell | The Sean Hannity Show Above are just a few articles from this morning. This is not news to those who live in states that border that evil country mexico. The illegal wetbacks and anti-American immigrants continue their quest to take over the USA. Is this the one issue that Constitutional minded Americans will maybe decide they will vote for [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
To be able to complete before the fall election. Apparently they are going to focus on the Email scandal, which the DOJ has now admitted is a criminal investigation. That means the public corruption investigation will continue after the fall election. Interesting, especially this.... Quote: "What's happening in the investigation is, I think, the FBI is running into a problem that is too much to investigate," Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo. "I believe they are going to have to make a summary finding as to her violation of the national records act, her taking of [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
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The Continuing Rise of Solar Energy Written by: Adam Torkildson Recent surveys show that 90 percent of American households are in favor of using clean energy. Fossil fuels are seen to be a finite, dwindling source of power for America. Finding alternatives to imported oil and dirty coal are imperative. Solar energy, especially for the household, has been around for some time. But it is just now coming to grips with enough innovative technology to make it very manageable on almost any conventional budget. The background Solar power, or to give it a fancier name — photovoltaic systems — takes sunlight and turns [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Spring Camping- 4 Keys to Avoid Unexpected Hypothermia - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker One of the top concerns of winter outdoor activities is hypothermia. We are well aware of that possibility and prepare accordingly. With summer approaching, what's the worry? I've been chilled to the bone on a few spring camping trips in Georgia… especially in wet conditions. One I'll never forget was a fishing trip my brother-in-law and I made on the Flint River in mid-March of 1981. We motored up river, set trot lines, and made camp near a sandbar. We woke to a heavy frost blanketing our lightweight summer sleeping bags under a freezing Georgia sky. We were unprepared [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Bacon Pancake Dippers – the Most Amazing Breakfast Food EVER! I just love breakfast, it's my favorite meal of the day. You just can't beat waking up and having a cup of coffee and a great breakfast. If you are a breakfast foodie, then I think I may have found the ultimate breakfast food for … Continue reading » The post Bacon Pancake Dippers – the Most Amazing Breakfast Food EVER! appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How To Install Your Own Off The Grid Well Water is the most essential thing we need for life. With out water we will die within 3 days. Knowing how to install a water well is vital if not the most essential knowledge we could ever have stored in our brain. Having a well dug … Continue reading » The post How To Install Your Own Off The Grid Well appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How to Modify An AM Radio To Receive Shortwave Broadcasts You can convert AM radios to receive shortwave frequencies between 4 and 9 MHz and used it that way for a while. You can make a like conversion on an AM radio you own. This can be really helpful when SHTF and you need to … Continue reading » The post How to Modify An AM Radio To Receive Shortwave Broadcasts appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
10 Multipurpose Landscaping Elements That Boost Security Use your landscaping elements to boost security. I never really thought about this side of prepping before. I am so glad I stumbled upon this article because I will be implementing some of these this year. Spring's is here! While you prepare for another round of gardening and … Continue reading » The post 10 Multipurpose Landscaping Elements That Boost Security appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
8 Diseases To Beware Of After The SHTF When people think about what the world will be like after the SHTF, they usually imagine power outages, food shortages, civil unrest, and so forth. But there's another serious danger that people tend to forget about: diseases. The reason is because disease isn't a major concern in … Continue reading » The post 8 Diseases To Beware Of After The SHTF appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
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On May 2, 1945, the Soviet Union announced the fall of Berlin and the Allies announced the surrender of Nazi troops in Italy and parts of Austria. [...]
Sun, May 01, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
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When asked by my wife or daughters what I want for my birthday or Christmas, I have a pretty set answer– “something that goes bang or cuts.” So, I'm fairly easy to shop for these days. Last Christmas my beautiful wife bought me a Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 Survival Rifle, and it is a most welcomed addition to my meager firearms battery. While just about any firearm can be used for “survival” purposes, the AR-7 was designed specifically to be a compact rifle that was designed to aid in actual survival situations. Some history on the AR-7 is in order, [...]
Sun, May 01, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
Ingredients: 1 lb lean ground beef ¼ tsp pepper ¼ tsp basil ¼ tsp oregano ¼ tsp seasoned salt 1 (8oz) can tomato sauce 1 tbs soy sauce 1 cup sliced celery 1 cup sliced carrots 1 cup macaroni, cooked and drained ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese 3 cups boiling water Directions: Crumble beef into slow-cooking pot. Add pepper, oregano, basil, seasoned salt, and dry soup mix. Stir in water, tomato sauce, and soy sauce; then add celery and carrots. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Turn control to high and add cooked macaroni and Parmesan cheese. Cover and cook on high for 10 to 15 minutes. Makes 5 to 6 servings. o o o Do you have [...]
Sun, May 01, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
Hugh, I have had the opportunity to serve as an 03 with the Marine Corps, an officer with a small police department and in private contracting. During that time, I have been able to use all sorts of nice kits, and my experience stems from that. I would say Velcro is not a good idea in my opinion, unless you include silencers (additional pieces of Velcro) which can be used to silence the hook and loop tearing noise. We often would sew extra Velcro into magazine pouch closures of similar on radio pouches, et cetera. So if you are headed out on [...]
Sun, May 01, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
Deutsche Bank Unveils The Next Step: “QE Has Run Its Course, It's Time To Tax Wealth” – G.G. o o o The Two Income Trap has only gotten worse: America has become a dual-income nation since one income isn't enough to maintain a household. – D.B. o o o Items from Professor Preponomics: US News Are Members of Congress Becoming Telemarketers? (60 Minutes/CBS) Excerpt: “And your job, new member of Congress, is to raise $18,000 a day. Your first responsibility is to make sure you hit $18,000 a day. Crony Capitalism and the Rigged System: 0.01% of Households Gave 33% of Money Raised by Political Parties and [...]
Sun, May 01, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
Am I hearing this right? Did she say her name is spelled YA shit A? 6:06 You got to be kidding me. If you listen the entire clip you won't believe what they said "It's not stealing if you leave the keys in the car with your passengers and they take it " "It doesn't matter how many cars they have stole before she paid for that" "yaw maken her look a known criminal" What a waist of young lives Tells it like is? [...]
Sun, May 01, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
Sun, May 01, 2016
Source: Prepper Website
Sun, May 01, 2016
Source: Prepper Website
Preppers- Babies pregnancy toddlers
My children are big enough to not need many special accommodations, but when they were younger, just keeping their emergency supplies up to date (in other words, clothing that fit and food they would eat) could be a challenge! The truth is that little kids end up with a lot of emergencies, most of the potty, food, and otherwise messy variety. Parents already carry a lot of “emergency supplies” with them! In a larger disaster, the challenges are determining what you need for a longer period, quite possibly away from home, and ways to keep your little one comfortable and [...]
Sun, May 01, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Firearms Safety for Newbies | Backdoor Survival
Like most people, I have a lot of knowledge about many topics but just a handful where I would consider myself an authority. Precious few, actually. It really quite humbling, you know, to be of a certain age and not know it all. One area where I am especially weak is with firearms. I have been to classes, have my own handgun (which I find uncomfortable to use and need to replace), and have shot a few rounds in my day. As much as I realize the importance of training and practice, I feel as though I [...]
Sat, Apr 30, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
cutting down household expenses
Home is where the heart is, but for too many of us, it's also where the debt is and where paychecks go to die. It's also one area in which small savings steps can really add up and where everyday spending decisions can make a big difference. Here are a few tips that have helped my family get out of debt and stay out for the past 8 years. You can save money on household expenses starting today. Buy used furniture, but make sure it's great quality. You'll have a much better chance of finding high quality furniture at resale and [...]
Fri, Apr 29, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Last night hundreds of illegal aliens and street agitators rioted outside a Donald Trump Rally in Orange County, California [...]
Fri, Apr 29, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
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Survival Fishing: How To Catch Fish When You're Desperate Written by: Adam Torkildson, Fishing is a terrific sport and pastime. It's a great excuse to get out of the house for a weekend and relax on a summer afternoon. Many a fisherman has found the sport to be incredibly rewarding and even life changing. It's also an excellent source of food when you're facing an emergency situation. Knowing how to catch fish when you're in a crisis could save your life one day. Before we look at this survival tactic, it's vital to acknowledge that some forms of survival fishing are [...]
Fri, Apr 29, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
“You must respect authority.” That was the take-home lesson for some middle schoolers at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. It probably comes as no surprise that this is … Read the restThe post Kids Learn Fascist Lesson at 9/11 Memorial: “Even if you don't agree with it … you must respect authority” appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Thu, Apr 28, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
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“Death Touch” Does It Exist? DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME Is there such a thing as a “death touch”? In this video I describe what a real death touch is. Throughout history martial arts have claimed a secret “death touch” which has also been described as one punch one kill or even Dim Mak as seen in the Bloodsport movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. In all of my research I have never found a true “death touch”, but I am going to show you how a single punch can kill, and how you can survive this devastating blow. To learn more check [...]
Thu, Apr 28, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
bullet ant test
Young man in bullet ant initiation In the heart of the Amazon jungle are a lot of dangerous things – ferocious animals, poisonous plants, and even poachers, but few things are more painful than the Amazonian Bullet Ant. One may wonder – is the human culture of the Amazon violent? Well, when it comes to taking your first step into manhood, a local village in the heart of the rain forest takes no prisoners, especially if that prisoner happens to be afraid of ants. In this case the prisoners really aren't prisoners at all, but young men seeking initiation into manhood. Several [...]
Thu, Apr 28, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Care and Feeding of Pressure Canners | Backdoor Survival
A pressure canner can be a prepper's best friend, especially if there is access to home grown fruits and veggies, or a local farm community that will sell you “less than pretty” items for a song. On the other hand, mention the phrase “pressure canning” to someone who has never canned and they will start to shake and shiver with fear. I know, because I did. The reality however, is that canning using modern methods is very safe. With a modicum of diligence, there is no need to be afraid and a lot to be gained in the [...]
Thu, Apr 28, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Today's smart phones and tablet devices offer a number of useful emergency tools that can help you during a disaster. If you carry them anyways, why not turn them into useful survival tools? [...]
Wed, Apr 27, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Nursing Home Evacuations – Making a “Security Blanket” Guest post donated by Urgent Survival In the past we've talked about the importance of having an emergency evacuation backpack ready to go at a moments notice for various reasons. We've covered getting you prepared and getting your kids prepared but what about your loved ones in the nursing home? As many of you are aware several parts of the south got hammered again with buckets of rain causing more flooding. Watch this video of Engine 31 from the Klein Fire Department evacuating nursing homes in the Houston area. Notice the looks on the [...]
Wed, Apr 27, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
how to use dried eggs
Dehydrated and freeze-dried foods are among the easiest foods around for both everyday cooking and long-term food storage. One handy item in that category is dried eggs and knowing how to use them is important. At first glance, a pouch or can of this powdery substance may not be very appealing, but I can recommend it for so many different reasons. Here are just a few: With dried eggs on hand, you won't ever have to worry about running out of fresh eggs at a critical juncture, whether baking a cake or serving scrambled eggs for breakfast. In a disaster or other worst [...]
Tue, Apr 26, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Nine Reasons Why Adult Coloring is Important to Preppers | Backdoor Survival
Six months ago, I discovered adult coloring quite by accident. It all happened as part of the daily haunt seeking out quality eBooks being offered for free on Amazon, I kept running into adult coloring book titles in the top ten ranking of all non-fiction books. What was this? Something new? I had to check it out. When my first adult coloring book and set of pencils arrived, I dug right in and become hooked from the get go. Adult coloring became a time when I could take some downtime to listen to music and escape the stresses [...]
Tue, Apr 26, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Having a nutrient rich dinner tonight? Want a salad? Choosing healthful ingredients like kale, spinach, tomatoes, and cucumbers? Here's the sad truth: unless that salad is organic, those healthful-sounding ingredients … Read the restThe post Which Produce Has the Most Pesticides? Here are the 14 Foods You MUST Buy Organic appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Thu, Apr 21, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
Failures of Imagination | Backdoor Survival
It seems like just yesterday we could wake up each day to a routine. We would get up, go to work, eat an evening meal, then spend a bit of downtime with friends and family or in the pursuit of personal hobbies. We worried about making ends meet, our careers, and the health of our loved ones. What we did not worry about was being safe from terrorist attacks, nuclear wars, global pandemics, or an economic collapse. Alas, times have changed, and with each day we face more uncertainties. Couple these uncertainties with little confidence that our government and [...]
Thu, Apr 21, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Water Pasteurization
We here have written extensively on water purification methods, and one method bears writing about again, because it is an important method that some of you may not be as familiar with as you should be. Certain survival shows have shown water pasteurization, and for the most part, have depicted the method correctly. With that being said however, the shows typically have the stars using plastic bottles or even snake skins that are placed close to the heat, so as not to melt the container (s). There is a better method though. The traditional and mostly foolproof method of water purification is [...]
Wed, Apr 20, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
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Having access to clean drinking water and having a system in place to filter contaminated water is an important, if not the most important aspect of prepping. Regardless of how much water you stockpile using a reliable and clean source before the crisis; you have to plan for the eventual depletion of your water source. This means you will have to collect and purify a source, a surface water source that may very well be contaminated. The AquaBrick™ Water Filtration System is ideal for anyone needing a way to eliminate contaminates from water to make it safe to drink [...]
Wed, Apr 20, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
Remember how I told you that the day we moved, our beloved kitty escaped out a window into the forest and our missing cat was never heard from again? Well … Read the restThe post Everything We Need to Know About Survival, We Can Learn from a Missing Cat appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
faraday cages
There is a great deal of confusion about Faraday cages. Not only about how to build them, but also what they actually protect against. In this article, Dr. Arthur Bradley, author of Disaster Preparedness for EMP Attacks and Solar Storms, answers a few basic questions and perhaps debunks a few myths. What is a Faraday Cage? A Faraday cage (a.k.a. Faraday shield) is a sealed enclosure that has an electrically conductive outer layer. It can be in the shape of a box, cylinder, sphere, or any other closed shape. The enclosure itself can be conductive, or it can be made of a [...]
Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
How to Keep Your Home Safe From Fire | Backdoor Survival
A couple of weeks ago one of my blogging colleagues lost everything she owned in a house fire. Fortunately, the entire family, including the family pets, got out safely but everything they owned was gone. Can you imagine this happening to you? In a flash, you could potentially be homeless and have to deal with temporary shelter in a hotel or with family members as you sort through the rubble of your burnt out belongings. And what about your preps? Food storage, survival gear, and your precious print library of survival books would be gone. I am not just referring [...]
Tue, Apr 19, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
How to Make a River Cane Fish Trap - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Give a man a fish and he eats for a day… teach him to make a fish trap and he feeds himself and his tribe! On the heels of our last post on river cane, I thought you may be interested in how to build a traditional fish trap. The beauty of any kind of trapping device is its ability to passively gather protein while you spend valuable time doing other stuff. Set it and forget it. This funnel trap is not a “survival” trap. Your time would be better spent in a short-term survival scenario than burning calories collecting [...]
Mon, Apr 18, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
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I recently had the opportunity to act in a play with my local community theater. Although I was a theater major in college, I studied the tech end, not the acting end, and hadn't acted in front of a real audience since grade school. I included some pictures here to prove it really happened! I was a little bit stressed out about this role. Okay, a lot. I put a lot of hours into learning lines and practicing songs and dance moves. I even had to practice wearing heels! In two and a half months [...]
Mon, Apr 18, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Tick. Tock. Do you hear that? It's the clock on the time bomb, and it appears to be ticking relentlessly toward our economic collapse. It seems like every day, there … Read the restThe post Economic Collapse? Fed Issues an Ominous Warning to JPMorgan Chase and Leaders Flock to Secret Meetings appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sun, Apr 17, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
gardening mistakes
Gardening is one of the top prepper skills needed for survival. Learning how to grow your own food is not something you want to do after a disaster has happened. I can speak from experience when I say there is a lot to learn and you will make a lot of gardening mistakes. Better to make them now when your world is pretty stable than when you're just trying to survive day by day following a worst case scenario. If you count my first year (which I often don't), this will be my fourth year gardening. In those three years of [...]
Sun, Apr 17, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
A series of large-scale earthquakes have rocked Japan over the last 24 hours with the latest a magnitude-7.1 earthquake hitting Southern Japan near the city of Kumamoto. [...]
Fri, Apr 15, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Olight S30R Javelot Beam
When I pulled this one out of the box, it yelled quality, which is hard to find these days regardless of price sometimes. One of the features I immediately liked is the magnetic charging base, which means you can pull it from the charger one-handed if you have to, no cables to deal with. Its things like this that can be a deciding factor for me sometimes. The magnet is strong enough so that you can mount the base on uneven surfaces, and the light fits snug so it will not fall out of the base even if you do have [...]
Thu, Apr 14, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
River Cane- 25 Self-Reliant Uses for -Cherokee Plastic- - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Bamboo can quickly takes over yards and even entire fields. Though it has many uses world-wide, non-native woody grasses are not our topic of discussion. Today we'll cover what some describe as the Cherokee Nation's equivalent to modern plastic… River Cane. River cane (grass family, Poaceae) is the only native bamboo in the eastern woodlands. Three have been identified: River cane (Arundinaria gigantea), Switch cane (Arundinaria tecta), and a newly discovered (2007) native bamboo called Hill cane (Arundinaria appalachiana). Source Historical accounts of vast canebrakes stretching for miles along river floodplains were noted by early explorers of the New World. [...]
Thu, Apr 14, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
What about the Aftermath? You need to start putting some thought into what will happen in the aftermath of a disaster. [...]
Tue, Apr 12, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
There is no question that weight slows you down when hiking, and where you carry the weight while hiking, makes a bigger difference than you may have realized. In 1983, the United States Army conducted a study titled “The energy cost and heart-rate response of trained and untrained subjects walking and running in shoes and boots” (Army Research Inst Of Environmental Medicine, 1983). The study found that a very small increase in the weight of your shoes added up to a significantly higher expenditure of energy when walking. The adage “one pound of added weight to your feet equals five pounds of [...]
Mon, Apr 11, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
Volcano Grill 3 Smoked Salmon
I wouldn't necessarily categorize the Volcano 3 as a survival stove, though; it could be used as one. The reason being is the weight. At 25 pounds, it would be difficult to pack in a survival kit and tote around the backwoods. We can call it the perfect Prepper stove however. This stove is capable of providing you and your family three meals a day for as long as it takes during any crisis or emergency. I like that it collapses to five inches with a quick snap of the wrists. It is ready to pack away in minutes after you [...]
Mon, Apr 11, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
Neema Website 3
Friends of Carin (my wife) and I have asked us to come to Tanzania to shoot a video to bring awareness to the plight of disabled and handicapped folks in Africa and how their micro-enterprise mission – Neema Crafts – is bringing hope to those who formerly had none. But we need YOUR Help… Carin and I will be at Neema Crafts the entire month of August and have started raising funds to get to Africa, shoot and produce this video. We are donating our time and talent to this project, so we only need about $5,000 (for both Carin and I), [...]
Thu, Apr 07, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
In yet another attempt to go after the self-reliant lifestyle, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has taken aim at the off-grid lifestyle... [...]
Mon, Apr 04, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
So scams promise to make you rich overnight, in the case of off shore goods that could be useful to our everyday lives, they make you poor slowly. In this video I take a look at the $12 headlamp that claims some amazing things. Spoiler alert..It doesn't do anything it says it does. Does that … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Apr 02, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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We've all done it… bought crappy gear because it was cheap, marketed well, or we got emotional and made an impulse buy. To help out, here are 14 ways to get the perfect gear, every time. Start Small – Getting started in emergency preparedness and survival stuff can be overwhelming and can leave you stone cold broke. So start small. A great survival book or two, a knife, and a well thought out general survival and first aid kit are all good first steps. And writing out a simple survival plan will cost you nothing… except a bit of time. Focus [...]
Fri, Apr 01, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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I hear it all the time, “What's the BEST Survival Knife David?” So today, I'm coming clean and going to share with you THE best survival knife in the world for any situation that you find yourself in. Ready!? Okay… So What Makes a Great Survival Knife? Well there's a lot of discussion and debate about this, probably because the term, “survival knife” means many different things to many different people. Here's the Problem… A bushcrafter, hunter, doomsday prepper, tactical or military professional… or just regular folks – LIKE YOU and Me… are all likely to come up different conclusions about what constitutes [...]
Thu, Mar 31, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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So what's your back up plan if the grid goes down? Do you have one?? HOW will you power your tech during a bug-out, or what if you go camping for a week away from electricity? What will you do? Well, at less than $60 US… the 15 ounce Anker PowerPort, 2-Port, Solar Panel System provides serious power to keep your USB charged devices going. Use the PowerPort Solar Panel to charge phones, tablets, and other USB tech directly from the sun… or store energy for later use or cloudy days by adding the 20,000 mAh Anker PowerCore Ultra [...]
Wed, Mar 30, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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I HATED survival wire saws until I discovered this simple “hack” that transforms this impertinent piece of twisted wire into a rather useful bow saw. I don't know about you, but I've never had much success using a survival wire saw the traditional way… by pulling it back and forth with my hands to cut a branch or tree. Back and forth, back and forth, back and…..yeah. It has always seemed inefficient to me. And, in a survival situation, you need to be efficient and conserve as many calories as you can. So, not long ago I was giving my wire [...]
Wed, Mar 30, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Knowledge vs. Knowing- 37 Woodlore Lessons - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker I sat in the front of our aluminum jon boat as my daddy silently paddled us down Little Echeconnee Creek from the wooden bridge. A seven-year old boy with his daddy's single-shot 20 gauge in his lap… I was living every country boy's dream. Daddy had killed wild game with this same Stevens shotgun since he received it as a gift on his 14th birthday. My love of woodlore began that cool autumn day. Going to the woods has always meant going home for me. Among the trees, rocks, animals, and streams I find peace. The reality is that [...]
Wed, Mar 30, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. Whether you're a camping pro, a hiking buff, or just looking to preserve your garden's bountiful harvest, dehydrating food at home is a useful skill! The post Beginner's Guide to Dehydrating Food at Home appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, Mar 28, 2016
Source: Survival at Home
GMRS or General Mobile Radio Service is one of the tools available to us for communications. In this video we talk about how you can make the most out of GMRS. One of the best radios for the task is the Midland MicroMobile. The MicroMobile offers a few key features not found in other commercial … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Mar 27, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
A little while back, one of the fans on our Patreon page suggested that there wasn't a good how to on the internet on building a Radio Go Box. What is a radio go box? Simply put, it is a radio in some sort of enclosure that is self powered that you can take out … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Mar 20, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
How to Carve 7 Pot Hooks for Classic Camp Cooking - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker You've probably heard the adage, “Practice makes perfect.” This statement is misleading. The truth is… Practice makes permanent! In other words, the more you use your knife, correctly or incorrectly, the more permanent your skill becomes. Use poor technique long enough and you'll be a danger to yourself and others. If you're new to camping and outdoor self-reliance, learning to safely handle a knife is essential. Even old-timers like myself can learn new tricks. I covered some basic knife safety issues in our recent article if you'd like a refresher. Today we'll covering a few basic notches which not only hone [...]
Thu, Mar 17, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Lots of folks have solutions for shelter, water, and food in their preps, but what about air? The rule of threes tells us the body cannot survive without air for more than three minutes. Some disaster's primary motivators might be something that happens to the air, volcanic eruptions, war, epidemics, massive forest fires. What solution … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Mar 13, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Detecting drones and other aircraft, predicting weather, monitoring police, fire, EMS, air traffic, ham, business radio, radio astronomy, finding ships at sea are some of the things that you can do if you have a key to the radio spectrum. Until now, if you wanted access to any one of the aforementioned types of communications … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Feb 27, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
25 Ways to Prepare without spending a dime!
One of the recurring excuses for not getting prepared is that preparedness costs too much. It's true that some aspects of preparedness are going to require an investment of money, however, cost is no excuse for not doing something! There are lots of ways to get prepared for free! Start with these 25 ways to prepare without spending a dime. Got a free way to prepare? Share in the comments! Plan and Organize 1. Get to know your neighbors. Invite them over for dinner, or plan a block party to get to know a lot at [...]
Wed, Jan 20, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. When the power goes out and you're in the dark, what is the first thing you reach for? A good lights out kit has all the essentials you'll need! The post 10 Items to Include in a Lights Out Kit appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, Jan 04, 2016
Source: Survival at Home
Successful survivalist's rules of life!
The Successful Survivalist's Rules of Life 1. Carry a pocket knife. 2. Get comfortable with lighting a fire. 3. Learn to shoot and clean a gun. 4. Be able to perform basic first aid. 5. Keep your blades sharp. 6. Work hard and smart. 7. Shop at yard sales and thrift stores. 8. Exercise regularly. 9. Share with others. 10. Grow and preserve your own food. 11. Eat a balanced diet. 12. Expect that things will not go as planned. Have a backup plan. Then have a backup plan for your backup plan. 13. Value relationships. 14. Forgive freely. Allow yourself and others the opportunity to change. 15. Practice using what you have. 16. [...]
Fri, Jan 01, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Top 10 of 2015 at Food Storage and Survival!
It's that time of year when we look back over the past year and reflect on what has happened in our lives, how far we've come, and what the highlights of the year were. And on the blog, we look back at the top posts of the year. What did you, the readers, like to read and share from this site this past year? So let's get to it! Here are the top ten posts of 2015 on Food Storage and Survival! 10. 12 Favorite Comfort Foods You Want in Your Food Storage PLUS How to [...]
Wed, Dec 30, 2015
Source: Food Storage and Survival
8 Great ways to cook when the power is out!
So you are storing extra food for times of emergency, right? Unless you have all canned goods or MRE's, that food will need to be cooked. Even canned meals and MRE's taste better warmed up. However, in many emergency situations you are without power which means no microwave! Making a plan for powerless cooking as part of your prepping will help ensure you're not eating all your food storage cold and raw. So here are eight great ways to cook when the power is out. 1. Fire. We'll start with the most primitive. Build [...]
Thu, Dec 17, 2015
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. I've been looking for a strong and versatile cook system that was lightweight and compact to add to my gear. Enter the Solo Stove Titan and Solo Pot 1800! The post Gear Review: Solo Stove Titan and Solo Pot 1800 appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, Dec 14, 2015
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. If you've ever wanted fresh herbs and produce in winter, or wanted to start your seedlings early, you already know two reasons why you need a greenhouse! The post Greenhouse Tips — Why You Need A Greenhouse appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Oct 14, 2015
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. If you plan to make your own mini survival kit, don't forget the prepper's favorite --- Altoids tin survival kit. Here's my Altoids survival kit checklist. The post Altoids Tin Survival Kit (with Paracord Case) appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, Sep 28, 2015
Source: Survival at Home
I'm part of a group of amazing women who are interested in keeping their families prepared for any of life's emergencies (big or small), and about creating a life that's more self-sufficient, self-reliant and sustainable. I'm proud to call them friend, to look to them for information and knowledge and advice.Recently, we've all gotten together to create the 150 Series, and I'll be sharing them with you here on the blog. 150 Preparedness Items You Need to Stock150 Preparedness & Homesteading Skills You Need (coming soon)150 Reasons to be More Prepared (coming soon)I want to thank all the ladies who [...]
Tue, Aug 18, 2015
Source: Mom With a Prep
I didn't discover cherries until last year. My only experience with them had been when my grandmother would ruin a perfectly good cheesecake by topping it with whole can full of canned cherries. My grandfather loved it. I loathed it, and it put me off what cherries really tasted like. I disliked the texture in cherry pies, too.I've always loved them as a dehydrated snack in trailmix or granola, but could never learn to love the only way I'd ever had them – overly processed.But last year, Aldi's had them on sale, so I bought them for my son to [...]
Mon, Aug 17, 2015
Source: Mom With a Prep
What's the real difference between the bargain dehydator sheet and the name brand sheet for the Excalibur Dehydrator? I put them to the test to find out for you! I am all about saving a buck, even if the product isn't quite up to the name brand product. There's little in this world I must purchase as a name brand when it comes to my daily household items. Even when I first invested in a dehydrator, I didn't go to the name brand Excalibur Dehydrator like everyone suggested, but invested, instead, in a less expensive Nesco FD-80 (which I was [...]
Tue, Aug 11, 2015
Source: Mom With a Prep
Mom told me never to write on the furniture — but I disboyed!! I found an awesome way to write on my cabinets with this cabinet door hack and keep myself organized!Growing up, I remember my grandmother having a little note holder on the inside of her cabinet with a pen and her handwritten grocery notes. I'd always wanted one, but hadn't found one that works on my cabinets (the self stick stuff just wouldn't stay). Then I found a solution – look what I just did!I found this Scotch brand Dry Erase Tape at our local Lowes, but it's [...]
Mon, Aug 10, 2015
Source: Mom With a Prep
You know that time that you are looking at a local grocery ad and seeing mushrooms on sale for 1.29/lb and you squeal? You just might be a food storage junkie!When Aldi's has a mushroom sale, I stock up HUGE! It's not unlike me to call and reserve 3-4 trays (each tray holds 12 8oz packages) to bring home because they prefer you don't purchase that many at once just walking into the store (but you can do it. They won't turn up their noses at your money, they just want to make sure you aren't clearing their shelves for [...]
Thu, Aug 06, 2015
Source: Mom With a Prep

Misc Prepper Resources

Today
Bacon Pancake Dippers – the Most Amazing Breakfast Food EVER! I just love breakfast, it's my favorite meal of the day. You just can't beat waking up and having a cup of coffee and a great breakfast. If you are a breakfast foodie, then I think I may have found the ultimate breakfast food for … Continue reading » The post Bacon Pancake Dippers – the Most Amazing Breakfast Food EVER! appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How To Install Your Own Off The Grid Well Water is the most essential thing we need for life. With out water we will die within 3 days. Knowing how to install a water well is vital if not the most essential knowledge we could ever have stored in our brain. Having a well dug … Continue reading » The post How To Install Your Own Off The Grid Well appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How to Modify An AM Radio To Receive Shortwave Broadcasts You can convert AM radios to receive shortwave frequencies between 4 and 9 MHz and used it that way for a while. You can make a like conversion on an AM radio you own. This can be really helpful when SHTF and you need to … Continue reading » The post How to Modify An AM Radio To Receive Shortwave Broadcasts appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
10 Multipurpose Landscaping Elements That Boost Security Use your landscaping elements to boost security. I never really thought about this side of prepping before. I am so glad I stumbled upon this article because I will be implementing some of these this year. Spring's is here! While you prepare for another round of gardening and … Continue reading » The post 10 Multipurpose Landscaping Elements That Boost Security appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
8 Diseases To Beware Of After The SHTF When people think about what the world will be like after the SHTF, they usually imagine power outages, food shortages, civil unrest, and so forth. But there's another serious danger that people tend to forget about: diseases. The reason is because disease isn't a major concern in … Continue reading » The post 8 Diseases To Beware Of After The SHTF appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
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Source: Prepper Website
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Source: Prepper Website

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