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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 -

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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Another set of military training drills featuring actors portraying American Citizens took place this week in Richmond, CA. The drill featured hostiles screaming 'right-wing' slogans at the troops. [...]
Tue, Apr 14, 2015
Source: Off Grid Survival
berry dessert recipes
Everyone loves dessert. If you love berries, too, this is the post for you! These are all tasty and far healthier than many other desserts. Several are even gluten free. The first two recipes are from Emergency Essentials and include ingredients that are shelf stable, meaning they can be stored at room temperature for long periods of time. If your family loves berries of all kinds, you should check out the freeze-dried versions. They're nearly as nutritious as the fresh versions and they are super easy to incorporate in recipes. I use them frequently in my breakfast smoothis. Be sure to learn [...]
Tue, Apr 14, 2015
Source: Survival Mom
8 Reasons Old Cookbooks Are Important - Backdoor Survival
A couple of months ago I was going through some old boxes tucked into the hidden recesses of my garage and I stumbled upon a box of old cookbooks. Since I learned to cook long before the age of computers, most of my self-taught efforts came by way of these cookbooks. I started to collect cookbooks in high school and little did I know then what I know now: old cookbooks are important. As I flipped through some of the pages, it became evident that these old cookbooks are real treasures. They were written before microwave ovens and [...]
Tue, Apr 14, 2015
Source: Backdoor Survival
In a unanimous vote, the California Fish and Game Commission chose to ban lead bullets for hunting; hunting groups are warning that similar regulations are being pushed throughout the U.S. [...]
Mon, Apr 13, 2015
Source: Off Grid Survival
Trip Wires
Photo Credit: AlarmMine.com Homes set back in the woods may need an early warning system, a system that alerts you that someone is prowling your property or sneaking up on the home. If you are off grid using alternative power sources, you may not have enough electrical resources that would allow a wired alarm system and/or surveillance cameras, so what is the alternative. You can make ad hoc systems, and they can be complicated ones that require some electrical skills, or simple ones that essentially use noisemakers to alert you. You can use battery operated wireless sensors, for example, that are [...]
Mon, Apr 13, 2015
Source: Prep for SHTF
DIY Off Grid Solar Power
Photo Credit: TinHatRanch.com There are many reasons why people don't choose alternative energy like solar power. Cost may be the leading factor, but a greater number of people could make the move if something like solar was in the DIY category. All those watts and volts can get confusing. If it were to be simplified and many folks were taught how to properly size, install, and use solar, many more could take advantage of the cost savings of doing it themselves. This article and video series by the Tin Hat Ranch does just that. In this first installment of the series, [...]
Mon, Apr 13, 2015
Source: Prep for SHTF
Mom with a PREP | 101+ Gardening Ideas & Tips - from planning to planting to growing to harvesting, ideas and tips for you to grow your own food and be more self-reliant
Every spring, as the blossoms on the apple trees begin to open, the green shoots of the garden are getting tall, an invasion happens. It's the aphid invasion. These tiny little green creatures can wreak havoc on new, tender, green shoots and leaves.But there is a mighty warrior that can fight these insidious eating machines. It's the……. ladybug.That's right. The cute little black and red bug (well, technically, they're really a beetle) that is on your 2 year old's jumper, on all those cutesy garden knick knacks that lady across the street piles in her yard, and the mascot [...]
Mon, Apr 13, 2015
Source: Mom With a Prep
strawberry jam
Strawberries…….the “first fruits” of canning season (I can year round, but strawberry jam seems to me, to “begin” the real seasonal canning blitz!) and there is nothing like real, fresh strawberry jam! BONUS ? It is SO very simple to make and can up! Homestead Strawberry Jam 8 cups of fresh strawberries, stemmed, cut and washed up 2 Packages of All Natural No Sugar Pectin 2 cups of real grape juice 1 cup of organic sugar Just dump your stemmed, washed and sliced strawberries in a big enamel or stainless steel pot, turn your burner on medium to medium high, mash them up quickly with a [...]
Mon, Apr 13, 2015
Source: Survival Mom
survival-garbage-bag-hacks
Trash bags. We use them everyday to hold and collect our garbage. But did you know this simple piece of disposable technology could save your life in a survival or bug out situation? Here's how… Why Trash Bags are Great for Survival Kits I don't know about you, but when I'm deciding whether something should go in my already packed out survival kit, it's almost always gotta be lightweight, affordable, and multi-use. There are other criteria, durability for example, but these three are important to me. One of the most useful and versatile items that satisfies these criteria is a simple [...]
Sat, Apr 11, 2015
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Survival Trash Bags
We recommend 3 mil thick trash bags for survival. Much tougher than standard bags. Trash bags. We use them everyday to hold and collect our garbage. But did you know this simple piece of disposable technology could save your life in a survival or bug out situation? Here's how… Why Trash Bags are Great for Survival Kits I don't know about you, but when I'm deciding whether something should go in my already packed out survival kit, it's almost always gotta be lightweight, affordable, and multi-use. There are other criteria, durability for example, but these three are important to me. One of [...]
Sat, Apr 11, 2015
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
If you're involved in the preparedness lifestyle, you're probably into planning. Most likely, you research and study the excellent preparedness strategies put out by experts. Whether we prepare for incidents small or large, we all ponder what we'd do if something world-as-we-know-it-ending went down. The trouble is, a lot of the plans that get made are more likely to get you killed than to save you. And people post these plans online, then new preppers read them and think, “Wow, what a great idea.” I really love being involved in the preparedness lifestyle. I get to meet and correspond with lots [...]
Sat, Apr 11, 2015
Source: The Organic Prepper
The truth is, we don't need electricity. Minus the last century, humanity has lived without it since the dawn of time. The truth is, we've forgotten to live without it. Fortunately for us preppers, we can generate our own. Join us in part one of the “DIY Off-Grid Solar” series where we discuss a basic … Continue reading » The post DIY Solar Power Basics- How To Size and Understand Your Off-Grid Solar System appeared first on TinHatRanch. [...]
Sat, Apr 11, 2015
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home.After using this new tool and getting used to it for a while, I've decided to share my Divine LEDs headlamp review with you... and I'm giving one away!The post Divine LEDs Headlamp Review & Giveaway appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Sat, Apr 11, 2015
Source: Survival at Home
gardening in a drought
I have lived in many countries over the years, and have always had a vegetable garden. Not just for saving money, as many of the countries I have lived in have had what we considered dirt cheap food, but for the better quality. Nothing compares to the taste of veggies fresh from the garden. During the past several years, severe drought has hit a number of states here in America. Gardens are blackened and burnt, with food only coming in, grudgingly, thanks to heavy watering every other day. Watching this happen immediately took me back to two of the hardest places [...]
Sat, Apr 11, 2015
Source: Survival Mom
DIY Wool Dryer Balls
If you're like me you are always trying to find a way to save some cash, one way you can save is to stop buying dryer sheets and make these DIY wool dryer balls. Wool dryer balls soften your laundry naturally without the use of any chemicals. They also save energy by cutting down on drying time by an average of 25% per load. Wool dryer balls will also help reduce static and wrinkles and by adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil you can gently scent your laundry. So check out the video below, make a few [...]
Fri, Apr 10, 2015
Source: Prep for SHTF
I had an interesting question the other day that has stuck with me so much that I decided to write a post about it. “If a disaster is so huge and lasts so long, what will people do when the bullets run out?” I admit I chuckled at the question at first. The planet…running out … Continue reading » The post When the Bullets Run Out appeared first on TinHatRanch. [...]
Fri, Apr 10, 2015
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Don't spray those sunny yellow flowers! 27 Clever Ways to Use Dandelions!
Hold off on the weed spray! That shining yellow flower that pops up all over creation in the spring doesn't need to be eradicated. Although dandelions are typically thought of as a pesky weed, they are entirely edible from root to bloom and have many other uses as well. So if your world is being overrun by dandelions, check out some of these fantastic ways to put them to use for you! Using Dandelion Roots: How to Cook Dandelion Roots Harvesting and Using Dandelion Roots Dandelion Root Coffee Substitute Dandelion Root Tea Using Dandelion Leaves: Put them in a fresh salad Cook them like spinach Try [...]
Thu, Apr 09, 2015
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Do you have one place where you keep all of your important records/documents handy? If ever you had to make a run for it, would you have all of the important documents you needed to rebuild your life? Hopefully, it's in a fireproof location, and in a great organized binder where you can find everything quickly. No?What is an Family Emergency BinderUnlike a Home Management Binder which includes all things about running your home from scheduling chores to home warranty repairs to everything under the sun, the Family Emergency Binder is geared specifically to managing your family in the [...]
Thu, Apr 09, 2015
Source: Mom With a Prep
30-ways-homestead
Welcome! this post is part of the Prepared Bloggers' 30 Ways of Homesteading roundup! At the bottom of this post you'll find lots of great links to other ways to become self sufficient through homesteading, so be sure to check them out! Saving carrot seeds is a two year process. Like many other root crops including onions and beets, carrots are biennials. This means the first year they are planted, they do not seed. They will produce seed in their second year. In all but the coldest climates, carrots can be overwintered in the ground. [...]
Wed, Apr 08, 2015
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Sometimes, warning labels concern me. I mean, who inspired the label on blow dryers that points out the device should not be used in the shower? And what would even be the point, barring electrocution? Why would you dry your hair while the water is spraying you? And are there actually people who need to be cautioned not to light a candle until they remove it from the package? Also, you know those plastic bags that hold clothing when you order it online? Who needs to be offered the sage advice that it's not a good idea to put said bag over their [...]
Wed, Apr 08, 2015
Source: The Organic Prepper
Tomorrow, I'm going to be sharing with you a great resource. It'll be how to create your own emergency binder with ready-made resources and free printables. So to get ready for it, I'm offering you a free printable today so that you can get your binder ready!A tip for printing: Trying to insert a 1.25″ strip of paper into a small binder spine is kind of tricky, but it can be done. But if you happen to have cardstock available to print on (also known as index paper), try it, instead. It'll give you a little more body to put [...]
Wed, Apr 08, 2015
Source: Mom With a Prep
Some really cool mobile, DIY, off-grid living solutions from people who actually went off the grid. A look at some unique mobile off-grid homes. [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2015
Source: Off Grid Survival
In the event of an emergency when you are not readily available to your child, do they have anything that they carry that lets rescue workers know anything about them at all? Sure, the child who has a medical condition which may effect her treatment should be wearing a medical alert in the form of a bracelet or necklace, but what about othe identifying information such as your contact info, their physical attributes to be sure that the information really does belong to them, or a card that you can hand a rescue worker to help find your child if [...]
Tue, Apr 07, 2015
Source: Mom With a Prep
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home.Fermented shredded carrots are a good source of probiotics, and they're easy to make! A little time and patience is all you need for this pickley goodness!The post Fermented Shredded Carrots appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, Apr 06, 2015
Source: Survival at Home
California is running out of water and the effects will be felt by everyone. As residents face a mandatory 25% cut in water usage, California's water problems may have far reaching consequences that nobody's talking about. [...]
Mon, Apr 06, 2015
Source: Off Grid Survival
A hip and trendy new restaurant in New York City has the rich folks all excited. The restaurant, called wastED, serves the things that most people throw out. And I'm not completely sure how I feel about this. There's an absolutely staggering amount of food wasted in the United States, but this is a rather extreme, artsy take on the problem. First, the thrifty side of me rejoices in thinking of ways to use up every last bit of food. I always cook down carcasses to make broth, in lean times, had a freezer bucket full of odd bits of leftovers [...]
Sun, Apr 05, 2015
Source: The Organic Prepper
Sometimes I think that the next Revolutionary War will take place in vegetable garden battlefields, all across America. Instead of bullets, there will be seeds. Instead of chemical warfare, there will be rainwater, carefully collected from the gutters of the house. Instead of soldiers in body armor and helmets, there will be backyard guerrillas, with bare feet, cut-off jean shorts, and wide-brimmed hats. Instead of death, there will be life, sustained by a harvest of home-grown produce. Children will be witness to these battles, but instead of being traumatized, they will be happy, grimy, and healthy, as they [...]
Fri, Apr 03, 2015
Source: The Organic Prepper
You can have enough food to ride out 15 years of Armageddon. You can have a fully stocked retreat or a bunker. You can have so much ammo stashed that your floorboards are groaning. You may have followed your favorite preparedness book's guidelines to the letter, and thus have all of the physical aspects of survival in place. But regardless of this, you may not be fully prepared. Because surprisingly enough, none of these is an indication of “the prepper mindset.” Those items are a great start, but until your head is fully involved in the game, you're not actually prepared. To [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2015
Source: The Organic Prepper
How to Build a Sturdy Sawbuck with Logs and Rope - www.TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker “One of the hallmarks of the veteran woodsman is the way he contrives to make himself comfortable in camp”. –Warren H. Miller, 1915 (Quote found at Master Woodsman) I've spent almost two years at my semi-permanent shelter sawing wood on a stump braced by my knee or under my knee in a plumbers vise. My goal this year is to add more camp comforts to my shelter. The stump vise I made recently is handy for certain tasks but is just down the slope from my base camp. But a sawbuck situated near my shelter would help increase my [...]
Tue, Mar 31, 2015
Source: Survival Sherpa
How much gas is in your tank? Here are 4 reasons to keep it more than half full!
How full is your gas tank right now? Let me tell you a little story about me in a past life. Well, okay, it was only about 8 years ago, but I've learned a lot since then. We live in an area where the nearest decent shopping is 45 miles away. So shopping is an ordeal, and the best time to go is when the majority of the children are in school or somewhere else. So one day I went shopping with my toddler while my two older kids were off at school. About half way [...]
Mon, Mar 30, 2015
Source: Food Storage and Survival
How to Make a Hands-Free Ax Carry System - www.TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker I keep an old ax in my truck. It's far from a grub ax. It's sharp and effective for harvesting desirable wood felled on roadside right-of-ways. The sling is made of nylon webbing attached to a down and dirty (ugly) sheath. It's functional but not very pleasing to the woodsman's eye. Who cares, right? It gets the job done. You don't have to settle for function only. Shouldn't a woodsman have both a functional cutting tool, properly sheathed… and have the ability to transport his ax hands-free with a rugged leather sling? Yes he should. Here's how to make your own… First, [...]
Sun, Mar 29, 2015
Source: Survival Sherpa
Build your 72 hour emergency survival kit one week at a time! Week six: sanitation and personal care
In an emergency, staying clean can help prevent disease. No need to make a bad situation worse by spreading disease through poor sanitation if you can do something to prevent it. In addition to preventing disease, cleanliness can be a huge morale boost in a disaster situation. Have you ever been unable to clean up properly? Maybe extended hours at work or a camping trip. Remember how good it felt both physically and emotionally to take a shower afterward? I'm not saying you're going to carry a shower in your 72 hour emergency kit, [...]
Fri, Mar 27, 2015
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Making Containers from Primitive Process Pottery - www.TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Coffee drinkers like myself usually have a favorite mug or cup. My all-time favorite “tankard” developed a crack and DRG trashed it. A sad day indeed! My sob story may seem petty, but there's nothing trivial about not having a way to “contain” stuff. Think of all the ways you use containers daily. Then imagine all your modern containers being gone… poof, no more. Welcome to the Stone Age! Here's what else disappears with your containers. Your ability to… Cook stuff without skewering it on a stick Collect, disinfect, transport, and drink water Raise plants and livestock Store food without stuffing it in an [...]
Wed, Mar 25, 2015
Source: Survival Sherpa
49 Outdoor Skills and Projects to Try When Camping - www.TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Planning your spring outdoor adventure? Try these skills and projects, even if it's in your backyard. In fact, your backyard may be the best place to start your journey to outdoor self-reliance. Burn Stuff (Combustion) Flint and Steel Fire from One Stick Bow Drill Friction Fire Practice Making Feather Sticks (short video) Practice in wet conditions. If it ain't raining, you ain't training… Cut Stuff (Cutting Tool) Ax Safety and Firewood Processing 4 Basic Ax Skills Splitting Long Logs with an Ax Axes and Kids Shelter Stuff (Cover) Four W's – what to look for when selecting a campsite Make Your Own Oilskin Tarp (waterproof and fireproof) Outside the Tent More Tarp Setups Emergency Shelter [...]
Thu, Mar 19, 2015
Source: Survival Sherpa
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home.Most people agree that it is important to build your own survival team - a team with whom you can survive most any SHTF catastrophe that may come your way.The post How to Build Your Own Survival Team appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Sat, Feb 28, 2015
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home.This is my review of the MPOWERD Luci solar inflatable lantern -- a cool little device that has earned its spot in my bug out bag for numerous reasons!The post Review of the MPOWERD Luci Solar Inflatable Lantern appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Sat, Jan 31, 2015
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home.Until I learned all of these survival uses for a bandana, I never understood how important it was to keep one with you. Now I always have one in my EDC kit.The post Survival Uses for a Bandana appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Sat, Jan 24, 2015
Source: Survival at Home
We recently found these guys and their line of compact go anywhere campers. We were truly amazed at the utilization of space, seems like they thought of everything. Like & Share if you'd try one out. The UEV-440 is a true Jack of all trades; it offers the maneuverability and capability of a camper trailer ... [...]
Sun, Jul 06, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
WalkUSA's Adventure Series: Planning Introduction Catch a glimpse of what it's like walking across America with the first video compilation of my adventure! My name is Edward Mjelde, I am a 24 year old recent college graduate from sunny San Diego, California. This is my story about how I gave away and sold nearly ... [...]
Mon, Mar 24, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
While this isn't Survival per say it can fall under homesteading and improving the simple way of life. We thought it was an amazing project and had to share! This post is by way of Dave Larnerd over at bow hunting, Thanks Dave great job! It took me just about 3 days, first day was digging ... [...]
Sun, Mar 23, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
Did you know that water not only puts out fires but can also start them? Water can magnify sunlight rays through a process called refraction. When used and focused properly it can create an extremely hot focused beam capable of starting fire! A great outside the box method for starting fire in a SHTF ... [...]
Wed, Mar 05, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
Even the most experienced woodsmen can lose their way. Often times everything looks the same and it's easy to go in circles. The old method was to use stones, or to break twigs as indicators of where you have been. Now they offer Biodegradable Trail Marking Tape, and we think it's a neat idea for those ... [...]
Tue, Mar 04, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine

Prepper-Related Forums

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Howdy neighbor, I'm not too much ahead of you, took the three tests, got something to play with. Welcome to the site. Please don't be too shocked at some of the things we say to each other, some of us been picking on each other for years. [...]
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Source: Prepared Ham Forum
Mysterious disease that kills patients within 24 hours leaves at least 17 dead in *****ia A mysterious disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 17 lives in a south-eastern *****ian town, the government says. "Seventeen people have died of the mysterious disease since it broke out early this week in Ode-Irele town," said Ondo state government spokesman Kayode Akinmade. The disease, symptoms of which include headache, weight loss, blurred vision and loss of consciousness, killed the victims within 24 hours of their falling ill, he said. Laboratory tests have so far ruled out Ebola or any other virus, Mr Akinmade [...]
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Source: Survivalist Boards
Hey everyone. New guy from colorado. Been a survivalist for a while. been playing the trial and error game. Tired of that so I came here to learn. hope to have some fun. [...]
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Source: Survivalist Boards
I moved here 3 years ago. The existing garden plot was 100'x60', it had been used for twenty years with little, or no compost added to it. The previous owners had used chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. I had always used a "semi-organic" approach in my previous gardens, and had good results. Last fall I had a twelve yard dump truck of compost delivered, and dumped on one end of the garden. I used my dirt tractor to spread it over the garden, and decreased it's size to 80'x60' due to a low spot at one end that washed out [...]
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Source: Survivalist Boards
Pro tip of the day - Always have your wheels straight before making your turn. Its not 100% but it significantly reduces your odds of getting pushed into the oncoming lane...this guy is lucky to be alive after the head on. At 0:05 he starts turning his wheel getting ready to turn left beforehand.. Dashcam Crash - YouTube [...]
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Source: Survivalist Boards
3-rifle Case - $71.99 (Free S/H No Minimum w/coupon) [...]
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Source: Survivalist Boards
Just wondering . PM and let me know [...]
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Source: Prepper Forums
Hello and Welcome to the fun [...]
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Source: Prepared Ham Forum
I needed the chainsaw this morning, so as a test I used some gas/oil mixed last spring. Started right up, and ran fine. How long does gas really last? [...]
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Source: Prepper Forums
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Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Source: Prepared Ham Forum
Bout time you popped in. Now start studying. [...]
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Source: Prepared Ham Forum
I have a professional quality Precor Eliptical that my sister in law wants. I bought it for $50 and it has taken up a few hours of my time to move and repair. My sister in law is a Nurse. I'm considering asking her to consider a trade: the exercise machine for a medical kit/first aid kit. My question for you guys is 'What should I say to her?' I was thinking that her knowledge is more important than the dollar store band aids that she might throw into the kit, so I was thinking of some sort of general request like: 'if [...]
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Source: Prepper Forums
ArmyStudyGuide.com - A FREE Online and Audio Army Board Study Guide for U.S. Army Promotion Boards and Soldier / NCO Boards. [...]
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Source: Prepper Forums
http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts...94-159342.aspx Write up on it's development , at least engraving. It's nice to see a company/ preacher listen to the choir once in awhile:bow: With drawings on page 3https://www.ar15.com/mobile/topic.ht...=663959&page=3 [...]
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Source: Prepper Forums
Welcome JM .You have come to the right place ..73DD [...]
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Source: Prepared Ham Forum

Misc Prepper Resources

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17 Common Home Security Mistakes Home security is a critical aspect of preparedness. You might be prepared for all types of disasters, but don't forget that one of the greatest threats during a disaster is the people who aren't prepared. Time and time again, in places all over the world, burglary and murder rates have … Continue reading » The post 17 Common Home Security Mistakes appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How To Build A 1000W LED Light I almost chocked on my coffee this morning when I saw this tutorial on how to build a 1000 watt equivalent LED light. That is some serious power that we all could use in an emergency situation. The makers of this LED light call it “The Sun-Blaster”, what … Continue reading » The post How To Build A 1000W LED Light appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Source: SHTF Preparedness
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Source: Prepper Website
How To Get Rid Of Ticks In Your Garden We have 2.57 acres with about 3 trees and some long grass yet the ticks think that it is paradise. We have 3 dogs that are frontline protected but still manage to carry around a bunch of ticks into my house on a daily basis. It's … Continue reading » The post How To Get Rid Of Ticks In Your Garden appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Fri, Apr 17, 2015
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How to Plant and Grow Strawberries in Containers If you have ever tried to grow strawberries in your garden, you probably well know that the bunnies, squirrels and birds pretty much always get to them first. I tried my hand at growing strawberries in containers last year and I had great success. In fact, strawberries … Continue reading » The post How to Plant and Grow Strawberries in Containers appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Fri, Apr 17, 2015
Source: SHTF Preparedness
112 Uses For Baking Soda From WWII You Didn't Know Baking soda is a fantastic product we all should have stockpiled. Most important for me is we can also protect ourselves from the array of toxins in household cleaning products. Conventional cleansers can expose us to multiple chemicals linked to asthma, cancer and other documented … Continue reading » The post 112 Uses For Baking Soda From WWII You Didn't Know appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Apr 16, 2015
Source: SHTF Preparedness

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