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Best Prepper Resources and Recommendations Page

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

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

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

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

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

The Best Prepper Gear Recommendations

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

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

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

5.11 Rush 72 backpack

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

Osprey Atmos 65 backpack

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

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

Solo Stove Wood Burning Backpacking Stove

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

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

CREE 7W Flashlight

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

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

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

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

MPOWERD Lucy Inflatable Solar Lantern

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

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

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

Goal Zero 41022 Guide 10 Plus Solar Recharging Kit

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

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

Doan Magnesium Fire Starter

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

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

SOG Seal Pup Survival Knife

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

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

Fiskars X7 14″ Hatchet

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

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

Sawyer Mini Portable Water Filter

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

Suunto M-3 D/L Compass


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

The Best Prepper Websites and Online Resources

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

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

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

Prepper/Survival Blogs

Backdoor Survival –

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

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

Prepper Website –

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

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

Survival Sherpa –

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

American Preppers Network –

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

Ready Nutrition –

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

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

The Organic Prepper –

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

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

Prep for SHTF –

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

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

Tin Hat Ranch –

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

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

Mom With a Prep –

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

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

Survival at Home –

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

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

SHTF Preparedness –

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

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

Camping Survival Blog –

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

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

Survival Mom –

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

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

Offgrid Survival –

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

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

Survival Magazine –

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

Food Storage and Survival –

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

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

Ultimate Survival Tips –

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

Survival Blog

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

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

Prepper/Survival Facebook Pages

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

Survival Watch

Survival Magazine

Homestead & Survival

The Survival Mom

Food Storage and Survival

American Preppers Network

Camping Survival

Prepper-related Forums

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

The Best Prepper Book Recommendations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Source: Food Storage and Survival
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Police use them and the military has used bicycles, (bikes) for decades, as well, so why not you. As the saying goes, you are not someone on wheels, but someone with wheels and wheels may be just what you need when you cannot drive a motor vehicle and also need the stealth that can only come from a bike that doesn't make noise. There are updated civilian versions of a “Paratrooper Bike” that was used by the U.S. military. Consider a mountain bike before you would a bike designed for speed, such as a racing bike. A mountain bike, of course, is [...]
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
20 Prepper Gifts under $20
Most preppers have so many things on their wishlist that it may seem like only those with a lot of spare money can manage it. Starting out, most of us have purchased cheaply made items, not realizing just how low-quality they really were. Imagine being in a severe emergency only to find that the gear in your bug out bag either breaks the first time you use it. That's a nightmare scenario, for sure. You don't have to be a victim of cheap and poor quality survival gear and supplies — not when your life could depend on it! We've combed through [...]
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Growing your own fruit and veg is a pursuit that is packed with advantages. Before you even eat the things, the action of nurturing these plants can be calming for the heart and soul, and offer a healthy sense of pride. Then there's the nutritional benefits: knowing precisely what (if any) fertilizers and pesticides are on your veg, picking and eating them when they are perfectly ripe, and — if you have the room to grow them — you'll probably end up eating more greens than usual. Even if you don't have the room to grow food, it's still possible [...]
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
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For the last 20 years I have been working on my genealogy. The research is fascinating to me. Old certificates and wills captivate me and the search for my ancestors is like a treasure hunt. One part of genealogy that I have found most valuable are their personal journals. Their stories of survival and endurance have always left me in awe and reminded me that I have life pretty easy. I have done my best to apply their wisdom to my family and learn from their life experiences. I want to share some of the lessons we can all learn [...]
Tue, Nov 29, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
It is widely believed that extinction (for the sake of this article let's call it the inability to survive) is often caused by a change in environmental conditions. When conditions change, often times quickly and dramatically some species, like humans, possess adaptations that allow them to survive and reproduce. Others do not, however, have the ability to adapt or the ability to adapt quickly enough to survive. Humans evolved and the dinosaurs, for example, failed to millions of years before we even existed, and thus, no longer roam the earth as they did over 65 million years ago. Dinosaurs could not [...]
Tue, Nov 29, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
What You Need to Know About Colds, Flu and Respiratory Infections | Backdoor Survival
How much do you really know about the treatment of colds and flu? Even in normal times, it is easy to be confused by viral versus bacterial infections, and sorting out which is which when we get sick. This gets further compounded following a disruptive event when physicians and pharmacies are not available to assist with our healthcare needs. In this exclusive new article by contributing author, Joe Alton, colds, flu, and respiratory infections are addressed along with tips for ensuring good respiratory hygiene during good times and bad. The post What You Need to Know About Colds, Flu and [...]
Tue, Nov 29, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Instead of giving your friends and family a bunch of meaningless junk, why not give them the gift of preparedness? [...] The post The Gift of Preparedness: Gifts to Help Prepare your Friends and Family appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Nov 28, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
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Are you stocked up on emergency food? If the chaos before Trump has even been inaugurated is anything to go by, we're in for a bumpy ride. The market is … Read the restThe post CYBER MONDAY SALE: Free Shipping from Preppers Market appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Mon, Nov 28, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
At least 9 people have reportedly been injured and a suspect is dead in a vehicle/machete attack at Ohio State University. [...] The post Terror Attack at Ohio State University appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Nov 28, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Rock solid photography gear for outdoorsmen. The OFFGRID Survival Adventure Photography Gift Guide, highlighting all the photo/video gear we use on the site. [...] The post Adventure Photography Gift Guide: Outdoor Gear for Photographers appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Sat, Nov 26, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
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Survival Saturday is a round-up of the week's news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News This week on Survival Saturday, we'll … Read the restThe post Is America's Unprecedented Holiday Shopping Frenzy Based On Economic False Hopes? appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, Nov 26, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
10 things to do in 30 minutes | Backdoor Survival
There are times when we get so busy that we set aside our prepping for another day. From my perspective, that is perfectly okay. On the other hand, we can be our own worst enemies and sometimes the guilt from not prepping frustrates and upsets us. I know since I have personally been there and done that. As a solution, consider taking an occasional small bite of prepping such as once a day or once a week. Set aside one day or one evening a week, and spend thirty minutes attending to your preps. Need some [...]
Sat, Nov 26, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Once again Black Friday has turned the nation upside down; chaos and violence broke out across the country. [...] The post Tis the Season for Chaos: Black Friday Violence Explodes across the U.S. appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Fri, Nov 25, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
OFFGRID Survival's Holiday Fishing Gear Guide: The top fishing gear selections from the past year. With Christmas coming up, they all make great gifts for your favorite Angler! [...] The post The OFFGRID Survival 2016 Holiday Fishing Gear Guide appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Fri, Nov 25, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Parts List and Schematic HERE This is the fifth video in the “How To Build The Ultimate Bug Out Series”. Lots of you folks asked us to include a “stealth mode” of sorts in our bug out vehicle, in fact, enough of you asked that we actually did it. “Stealth Driving” is just what it … Continue reading » [...]
Fri, Nov 25, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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It's the day after Thanksgiving and the annual tradition for some Americans seems to be to go and engage in a fist fight to get the last TV with $20 … Read the restThe post 3 Black Friday Bargains for Preppers You Can Get Without Leaving Your House appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Fri, Nov 25, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
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by Todd Walker Doing my usual morning routine, brew coffee, deliver my neighbor's newspaper to her door, and check on the blog and other social media stuff, I noticed my YouTube channel just passed the 3,000 subscribers mark on Thanksgiving day! I quit doing giveaways several years ago on the blog. It seemed too fake… like I was trading stuff for followers. Now I figure if you like the stuff we're doing, you'll follow along and we'll grow organically. And many thanks to all who have joined us on the journey! Here's what's up for grabs for one lucky person… A copy of The [...]
Fri, Nov 25, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
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Click image to learn more and buy this one-time-only bundle! This blog is over 7 years old. It contains a wealth of information — more than 1600 articles. There are over 100 podcasts you can access via iTunes and my Survival Mom book is just perfect for any individual or family wanting to be better prepared. But, earlier this year, I realized that I can do more. The missing piece here on Survival Mom blog and, actually, in the entire prepper and survival niche is a CONNECTION. If you're like me, you probably have read hundreds of articles, dozens of books, you've [...]
Fri, Nov 25, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
According to the National Safety Council's most recent statistics, approximately 100 people die nationwide in hunting accidents each year, while, more than 1,500 die in swimming-related incidents each year (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 2016). This is just to show you some perspective. Compare the number of deaths due to hunting accidents to deaths attributed to motor vehicle accidents. The National Safety Council estimates 38,300 people were killed and 4.4 million injured on U.S. roads in 2015 alone, this is an uptick from previous years. That is over 100 deaths per day for that year and if you go back a [...]
Fri, Nov 25, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
Happy Thanksgiving 2016 | Backdoor Survival
Some years are better than others and this year, in spite of many changes, is one of the better years. As we approach year end, I find myself in an upbeat mood as I look forward to even more change. Going into 2017, I feel less worried and infinitely more prepared. That is the beauty of prepping and living a prepper-centric lifestyle: with each passing year, you are steps closer to meeting your goals and feeling secure in your knowledge that you can take care of yourself and your family during dire circumstances. It is with this frame [...]
Thu, Nov 24, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Preppers Gift Guide 2016 | Backdoor Survival
For most of us, the holiday season is festive, filled with good food, fun get-togethers with family and friends, and the sharing of gifts, large or small. The challenge we face is to determine how we are going to spend both our precious time and money to ensure that we make the most of the spirit of the season. You have many choices when it comes to holiday gift giving. This year, consider the gift of preparedness. Each of the items in the Prepper's Holiday Gift Guide is time-tested. There is truly something for everyone [...]
Wed, Nov 23, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Within the past ten years alone, over eighty hurricanes have occurred throughout the world, leaving thousands without electricity and running water or homeless. During the most recent hurricane in Florida, many were forced to pack up some belongings and evacuate their homes. Hurricanes aren't the only natural disasters that can occur, though; typhoons, floods, tornadoes, wildfires, blizzards, and more can happen at any time. Here is a guide that will help you gather all the supplies you'll need to be able to survive nature's worst. Prepping for Nature's Worst Food and Water So, this may seem obvious, but it's crucial to your survival. [...]
Mon, Nov 21, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
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Survival Sunday is a round-up of the week's news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News Welcome to the Thanksgiving Week edition … Read the restThe post Are You Ready for the Most Politically Tense Thanksgiving Ever? appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sun, Nov 20, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
I'm a pretty jaded type. I don't often get excited, but I was all “a-tingle” when I got word of what was heading my way for review. Most of my reviews are of small items, handheld radios, machetes, hand axes, not 200 lbs. of high-end, high power solar generator. Needless to say, I was as giddy as a little school girl. You see, any serious prepping plan needs a foundation based on sustainability. You need to work from a sustainable supply of anything to hold your own, whether it's a supply of beans, bullets or banjo strings. This applies especially for [...]
Sun, Nov 20, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Transitioning from one leader to another may leave us vulnerable. It is a possibility and you must be aware of this, while not definitive, there could be gaps, gaps of which a lone wolf or an organized group could take advantage. The leader of the United States is not analyzing intelligence data 24/7, is not on the ground gathering Intel from people close to the threats, and is not monitoring cyber threats and intercepting communications for threats. Information gathering and analysis goes on regardless of who is in the Oval Office, but the command structure is changing, and those that make [...]
Fri, Nov 18, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
The Alpha Survivalist: An Eighth Grader Doing the Stuff ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker What makes my day as a school teacher is watching a student, previously lost like a ball in high weeds, finally have an “Ah Ha” moment. Their eyes light up and I give them a fist bump. These little specks of light brighten my world. Speaking of bright spots, you have no idea how excited I am as an eighth grade teacher to discover an eighth grade student busy Doing the Stuff of Self-Reliance! The great aim of self-reliance is not knowledge, but doing. And doing is what Corton is about. He documents his journey on The Alpha Survivalist with some [...]
Wed, Nov 16, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Tips and Tricks on Hand Drill Fire Starting ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Of all the primitive skills passed down from ancestral tribes, coaxing fire from two pieces of wood may be the most transforming. This one skill forever changed our existence in so many ways; diet, tools, security, defense, sleep, shelter, relationships, hygiene, ceremonies, etc., etc. Fire is automatic today. Flip a switch and fire flows through insulated wiring to illuminate our home and power our refrigerator. Yet we don't see this miracle in action as it hides inside walls. Our hands aren't directly responsible for creating those sparks, and, as a result, we've become disconnected. At the recent Foxfire Mountaineer Festival, [...]
Sun, Nov 13, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Guest Post Written By: Eileen O'Shanassy Sports That Teach Survival Skills for a Lifetime Sports can certainly increase a child or teen's interest in exercise, sense of well-being, and foster a respect for teamwork, but did you know that some sports also work to instill survival skills and have been practiced since ancient times? Here are six sports that teach some survival skills that, with practice, will remain for the rest of your life. Archery Whether you use a compound bow, a simple longbow, or an Olympic re-curve, archery is simple: use a bow and arrow to hit a target at a predetermined distance. [...]
Mon, Nov 07, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Indebtedness: The #1 Soft Skill Missing in the Self-Reliance Community ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker The notion that one can begin anything at all from scratch, free from the past, or unindebted to others, could not conceivably be more wrong. ~ Karl Popper Pride often raises its ugly head, and, in doing so, becomes an easy target. I've not met many folks immune to this affliction. Ironically, these rare individuals could easily toot their own horn but don't… which is exactly why they are a dying bred in the outdoor self-reliance community. One of these rare men, Steve Watts, departed this world way too soon. I'll never forget his comment on the hands-free ax sling [...]
Mon, Oct 31, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
The power is out! What do I do with all that food I just bought from Costco!? Here are freezer safety tips for a power outage! While many will say that you should never use the freezer, I actually suggest using the freezer as part of your long-term food storage plan. I think using the tools that […]The post 15 Freezer Safety Tips for a Power Outage appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Sat, Oct 22, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
My Top 4 Most Useful Basecamp Builds ~ 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 Over years of wild camping I've learned just how little one needs to be happy in the woods. But a permanent campsite… oh the comforts to be contrived! Walking through the beech trees and white oaks, I hop rocks across the creek. Then it happens. My soul smiles with every arrival at base camp. My home away from home is a laboratory for adventure and self-reliance skills. More importantly, it's my place of comfort in [...]
Sun, Oct 16, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
So far in the video series we've used a Jeep Cherokee..but not everyone has a Jeep Cherokee. That's why we've created the Vehicle Application Guide. This opens up a number of vehicles with which you can follow along. In the video series we talk about what we did, why we did it, and how it … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Oct 16, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
GET TRAINED – HAVE FUN – TEST YOUR SKILLS – COMPETE FOR OVER $1,000 in PRIZES – REGISTER NOW – The ONLY 3-Day – Family Friendly – Survival Training in the USA That Covers: The Core 4: SHELTER – FIRE – WATER – FOOD + + Wilderness First Aid + Navigation with a Compass, the Sun and Stars + Hand to Hand Self Defense (And Disarming an Attacker) + Primitive and Modern Survival Weapons (Including Firearms) + Bug Out Basics + Choosing Survival Knives and Gear + FREE Food and Medicine (AKA Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants) + How to Survive ANY Crisis or [...]
Sat, Oct 15, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
In the last part (if you missed it) of the series, we talked about tires. In this part of the series, we need to make room for the tires and make sure the vehicle's suspension will be “heavy duty” enough to help carry the additional weight of our bug out gear. The folks at ARB … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Oct 08, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Emergency Quick Tips from Mom with a Prep Blog
A big storm is coming? We're probably going to lose power? Let's have an ice cream party!There you have it. The local news has announced that another hurricane is heading towards your house, and you know it's going to knock out power for a few days.Or maybe you've lost power after an emergency, and you've covered your chest freezer with blankets, you've stocked your fridge freezer with ice or you've put everything into coolers full of ice, don't waste space to keep your good food frozen, do this one trick that will make everyone think they're having a party!Eat the [...]
Fri, Oct 07, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
15 last minute ways to prepare for a hurricane
Hurricane season is upon us and for those in the storm path, preparation is key to getting through the storm in the best way possible. But what if you haven't prepared yet? While it's always better to be prepared ahead of time, here are 15 last minute things to do to help you be as prepared as possible! Monitor local news for updates–on TV, radio, or online. You may also be able to sign up for text alerts or emergency information phone calls through your local law enforcement's reverse 911 system. Evacuate. If it's not too last minute, [...]
Wed, Oct 05, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Can you store bacon in the pantry for long-term food storage? The answer is quite simple: yes you can! Here are the food storage options for bacon lovers ...
Can I store bacon in the pantry?Can you really store bacon for long-term food storage? The answer is quite simple: yes you can! Here are the food storage options for bacon lovers …Bacon for Food StorageYes, bacon can be stored in your pantry for long-term use. You might have to learn to love it in a new way, but it is definitely something you can do!Pre-cooked bacon stripsThe fully-cooked bacon packages from Hormel or Oscar Mayer have little fat and moisture, and tons of chemicals and preservatives (but hey – almost all commercially cured bacon does, too), and will keep [...]
Tue, Oct 04, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
I'll bet that a lot of you are trying to decide between attending your dentist appointment or watching this video. Watch the video. Tires are a critical choice when building a bug out vehicle. Overlook or buy the wrong tires and it your day at some point in the future might head very south. Choosing … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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If you're bored of “typical” survival gear, want to cut through the clutter and learn what David personally uses… or maybe you have a special someone on your “survival” gift list and need some help. Well you've come to the right place… Because today we're gonna break into the survival cache and take a look at 10+ cool survival survival gizmos, gadgets and gear that could also make great gifts. For your convenience, I've included a pile of links to the stuff in this post with each item. Cool!? Well let's get started… EDC Diamond Credit Card Sized Knife Sharpener Got a dull knife [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
When disaster strikes your community, don't sit idly by while waiting for emergency response teams to act? You can volunteer to help your community!
When disaster strikes your community, don't sit idly by while waiting for emergency response teams to act? You can volunteer to help your community!Ways to Volunteer in Your Community for Disaster PreparednessIf you are interested in becoming more involved in your city's preparedness planning and helping during a localized crisis, here are some ways you can help! These programs may not be available in all areas, and program outlines may be different program to program. Check with your local municipality to see what is available in your area.Citizens on PatrolCOP allows you to become a citizen policeman who helps with [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
If you missed PART 1, click here. So, you've decided that you want to build yourself a bug out vehicle to get yourself out of Dodge if the fecal matter hits the rotary oscillator. What vehicle do you start with? Well, certain vehicles are definitely better than others, but why? In the second part of … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Sep 24, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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The Votes are in… Joe, Ahin and Todd have Spoken and ALL agree on the THE Best Survival Slingshot / Sling Bow in the WORLD… See if YOU Agree as they REVEAL the BEST (Most Lethal) Survival SlingShot / Sling Bow in the World for Hunting / Fishing / Bug Out and Everyday Carry… In Ep. 5 of 5 – Sling Bow Wars – SPECIAL BONUS – See Who is Selected as the BEST “Shooter of the Day” and Gets to Blow Up the Pumpkin with Exploding Target Inside… Kaboom!!! _________ Here are LINKS to ALL 5 Episodes: Ep. 1 – Pathfinder Pocket [...]
Sat, Sep 03, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
A Visual Guide of Essential Oils for Your Body /// Mom with a PREP
You prepare your home, your car, your bags, your workplace, and your family …. but is your city prepared?How would you know? You simply ask.Most municipalities probably have a Civil Emergency plan in place, and as a taxpaying citizen, you have a right to know what it is. So ask! Call your city hall to find the department that deals in such things, and ask if you can be directed to the city's plans.As with all governmental agencies, there may be things that they don't publish for the general populace. However, you should be directed to a website where the [...]
Fri, Sep 02, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
How to make pemmican--primitive survival food!
Pemmican has been called the ultimate survival food. It is nutrient dense and fits right in with the paleo diet. It was originally produced in the 18th century by native Americans and French Voyageurs. Pemmican is made traditionally from buffalo meat, although deer, elk, or moose could also be used. None of those available to you? Beef works fine, too. Because it is packable, and ready to eat without cooking, pemmican makes a great savory food for camping, hiking, or survival. Plus it's pretty straightforward to make. Ready to get started? Here's what [...]
Mon, Aug 29, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Making and canning delicious apricot syrup! Step by step directions here!
It's apricot season here! I love apricots and one of my favorite canning products of apricot season is apricot syrup! This stuff is to die for. Tangy and sweet and perfect on french toast, pancakes, or German pancakes. And it's easy to make and can in your own home! Ready to make some? Here's what you'll need: Fresh apricots Fruit Fresh (optional) Sugar Food sieve or strainer (like you'd use for making apple sauce). Here's a great one I've used, or this one makes it SO easy if you have a Kitchenaid mixer. Jars and canning lids Canning funnel Water bath canner [...]
Fri, Jul 15, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Making and canning your own homemade delicious apricot nectar is so easy! Step by step directions here!
It's apricot season! If you have access to an apricot tree, you know they can produce plenty of the sweet tart little guys. Where we live, apricots are a luxury, only producing on years where there is a mild enough spring not to freeze all the blossoms. And this year is one of those! I'll be posting a few different ways to preserve them over the next couple of days so you can get some variety in how you preserve your apricot harvest this year. One of the easiest and tastiest ways to can a lot of apricots is to [...]
Fri, Jul 15, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
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In a survival or emergency situation you're going to be burning calories fast – so food will become a critical need to maintain your morale, stamina and most importantly, your core body temperature. But you can only carry so much food, and it runs out quickly if you don't have the right tools to catch dinner on your own. So let's build a modular, everyday-carry, survival FOOD kit – that will allow you to cook, hunt, trap and fish and is designed to clip onto a bug-out bag, slip into a pack, throw in a vehicle or keep close by… just in [...]
Thu, Jun 30, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
When I launched the MSK-1 (Multi-Scenario Knife) on Kickstarter – May 16th, 2016 – All I knew was that Jeff Freeman and I had poured everything we had (for TWO years) into designing, building and testing – what ended up being a very special, all-purpose, survival knife. Now it was time to release MSK-1 to the world… but I had no idea if anyone else would feel the same. So, if I am honest, I was a bit nervous as I clicked, “Post Campaign.” Support Began Immediately I posted the MSK-1 Campaign on Kickstarter at around 2:00 AM EST to make sure [...]
Mon, May 30, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. Learning how to clean cast iron cookware is not as intimidating as some people make it out to be. "Do this", "don't do that"... Phooey! It's not difficult. The post How to Clean Cast Iron Cookware appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Sat, May 14, 2016
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. Cast iron cookware can be a bit intimidating, but this beginners guide to cast iron cookware will help you take that next step in your cast iron journey! The post The Beginner's Guide to Cast Iron Cookware appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Sat, May 07, 2016
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. Learning how to make dehydrated beet chips will help you preserve your harvest, expand your emergency food storage, and provide a delicious healthy snack! The post How to Make Dehydrated Beet Chips appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Sat, Apr 23, 2016
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. Whether you're a camping pro, a hiking buff, or just looking to preserve your garden's bountiful harvest, dehydrating food at home is a useful skill! The post Beginner's Guide to Dehydrating Food at Home appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, Mar 28, 2016
Source: Survival at Home
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

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I am a bit nervous with some of his cabinet choices so far but this one is an excellent choice. Mattis is a no nonsense guy who will turn things around quickly and is less politically inclined. Good choice although he will have trouble getting confirmation. Trump Announces He Will Nominate Mattis for SecDef | Military.com [...]
Fri, Dec 02, 2016
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These pathetic Dem flunkies can't handle the truth and are making every excuse they can for 60 million people not choosing Clinton. Maybe they are most worried about their gravy train being derailed and not having viable employment opportunities any longer. From Fox News and NY Post ...http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016...er-defeat.htmlhttp://nypost.com/2016/12/01/tension...lly-boil-over/ Ain't it grand? :thumb: [...]
Fri, Dec 02, 2016
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On December 2nd, 1823, what became known as the Monroe Doctrine was declared by President James Monroe to Congress outlining a foreign policy initiative that forbade European interference in the American hemisphere but also asserted U.S. neutrality in regard to future European conflicts. o o o Today, we present the … Continue reading → [...]
Fri, Dec 02, 2016
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I began my quest to become self-sufficient in a bug out situation sometime around the end of 2004 or the beginning of 2005. My first purchase, if I recall, was a gravity fed water filter with a small solar charger. The old saying that one can live three weeks without … Continue reading → [...]
Fri, Dec 02, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
I have made a very similar PVC tube filter as in the article. It holds 1/2 gallon at a time. I have an RV filter on the faucet to pre-filter the water. A lot of homemade water filters like this have it sit on top of a 5 gallon food-safe … Continue reading → [...]
Fri, Dec 02, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
As Auto Lending Rises, So Do Delinquencies – J.S. o o o Silver Prices and Interest Rates o o o After a War on Cash, can the War on Gold be far behind? – DSV o o o GAO Assails Department Of Education's Cost Estimates Of Income-Driven Student Loans, Projects … Continue reading → [...]
Fri, Dec 02, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
Ohio State Official DEFENDS Terrorist… FB Post Will Make You Physically Ill – W.C. o o o Starting Today, Feds Can Hack Millions Of Devices With One Warrant – H.K. o o o An article found in Emergency Management magazine– a publication mainly for city/county/state/federal emergency managers: Prepper Movement, While … Continue reading → [...]
Fri, Dec 02, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
I love the 44mag, I have owned 3 different types of Desert Eagles in 44mag but never a revolver, in fact...I have never owned a revolver period and feel I should get one for the range. My only criteria is it is DA, can handle full house 44s (I loaded 240gr XTPs over 24.2gr H110 for my Deagle) and has a long barrel I found a Ruger Super Redhawk 9.5" for just under 820 shipped + NICS...any reason I shouldnt grab that one? Thanks yall Sent from my SM-G920T using Tapatalk [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
I bought a flat top rifle with a fixed front sight and a troy ind. fixed rear sight but I'm beginning to think I should put a variable scope or red dot on it with buis . Is there any pros to iron sights outside of no batteries? I'm thinking I can use iron sights when ever I want if I buy qd mounts for the optics so why even bother with fixed sights. As far as durability wouldn't anything that would break a red dot also break the iron sights? [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
First off I am not selling anything. I am asking questions about possibly selling on Amazon but I thought I would get all of y'alls input on it and if they sell well, maybe opening a Merchant account and offering them on here. I found a company here in the USA who would sell me different types of drink bottles and after trying to figure out what to start with I thought I would ask y'alls opinions. Since I am just starting out I can't afford hydration packs or anything like that. That will be for the future. This [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
I was wondering if anyone else out there has a scheduled use of their generator during an event since running it long lengths of time is impractical and spendy (assuming a several day event). For example, during a cold period here in Anchorage, I might consider running the genny 3 times a day for maybe 1.5 hours at a time. I'd like to hear what others might do to stay comfortable. [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2016
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Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source: Prepper Website
Anyone fish for squid from piers. Just saw in papers Edmunds pier to tacoma they're seeing some action. I have been out but only caught a few, saw only a few jetting around, over at couipeville pier.all [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
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This is my attempt at emp resistance on my truck The top is dual points each one operates 4 cylinders to last longer The bottom is duraspark nothing unusual about it it's pulled out of a 78 ford 351m I've had it run on points never did too many miles but I didn't ever have to file them and I haven't had time to put it on since I put the duraspark on it So assuming it works what do you guys think it's not quite finished (vacuum advance) but it should run as is the only issue I foresee is there being too [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
Not sure why I never thought of this before but I need to store some seeds. I'm fairly new to gardening so I might ask some dumb questions, go easy on me. If I were to buy some packages of seeds is it better to store them in the fridge or freezer? Do I need any special container or way to seal them? Approx. how long can I expect them to last? [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
If Clinton would have won the Electoral College would be a fine idea but since she didn't all the crybaby, snowflake, chicken littles want to get rid of it. Which makes no sense because it could work in their favor next time around (but since when do Liberals ever make sense). This is a great read about the reason for and history of the Electoral College. Quote: Killing The Electoral College Is A Dumb Idea Pushed By Ignorant People https://thefederalist.com/2016/12/01...norant-people/ [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
DIY SHTF & Hurricane Protection for Your Windows When it comes to protecting the family and home, preparation is key. One easy way to deter intrusions is to install storm windows using Panel Channels. Panel Channels is a DIY kit for installing tracks above and below windows that will hold a protective sheet in place. … Continue reading » The post DIY SHTF & Hurricane Protection for Your Windows appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Emergency Power Options for Your Home As winter months are approaching, a lot of us are preparing for the cold weather – especially homesteaders. The more isolated we are, the longer it takes for utility crews to reestablish power, or clear roads of snow and ice. One long power outage is enough to spoil food … Continue reading » The post Emergency Power Options for Your Home appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
As adults, we've all discovered the painful truth that it isn't Santa Claus paying for the big stack of ever-more-expensive presents under the Christmas tree. It's us, and we've learned … Read the restThe post The Traps Retailers Use to Get You to Exceed Your Christmas Budget (and How to Avoid Them) appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
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The Paranoid Dad and I have been brainstorming ideas for having a richer holiday experience with the kids without a huge emphasis on gifts and getting. My son, in particular, needs to learn more about the joy of giving and the joy of this beautiful season. We've come up with a list of twelve family activities to incorporate into the next three weeks or so. Not surprisingly, some of these have a “preparedness” theme, but others are just for fun. I'll be posting one each day for the next twelve days. Hope they inspire you [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Yes, we have written numerous articles on OPSEC, and yes, the basic concepts remain the same. As the threat changes, you have to change as well, however, and OPSEC measures are not carved in stone, so consider this article continuing education. When times become desperate, people become desperate and then they remember. On a normal day, you may mention your Preps to someone, to a friend, to the owner of a gun shop, or to the clerk at the big box store as you wheel out 50-pound bags of rice and beans to the truck. They nod and smile, and then [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
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I've been watching recent video from the horrific wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Friends of mine owned a home there, now destroyed by wildfire, and many other friends and acquaintances enjoyed the area during family vacations. As of this writing, there hasn't been much relief in the way of rain to put an end to these firestorms. This video gives a vivid picture of how quickly these fires grew, as this man drives through them to safety. Wildfire safety is no easy matter, as I explain in this article. (Warning: Strong language.) In a Facebook discussion about the video and the fires, a reader, [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Why should I spend my time learning a traditional skill – bow hunting – while we're living in an era where we have powerful tools for survival such as firearms and the like? This is a question that goes in the mind of preppers every time the idea of bow-hunting crosses their mind. If you also tend to undervalue the use of bow hunting for survival due to its antediluvian nature, pause and think again. Acquiring bow hunting skills is as important as I was centuries ago. You never know when you'll be left with no choice but to use what nature [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Preppers Guide to Knots | Backdoor Survival
Anyone who has spent time outdoors knows the value of using the best knot for the task at hand. In Prepper's Guide to Knots, learn about knots and also how to select and care for your rope and other types of cordage. Plus, read an interview with the author and enter the giveaway to win a free copy of his book. There will be three winners. The post Prepper Book Festival 13: Prepper's Guide to Knots + Giveaway by Gaye Levy first appeared on Backdoor Survival. [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
How To Make Almond Milk Powder I learn something new everyday. I never in a million years even thought that you could make almond milk powder. This is fabulous news because you do not have to rely on cows milk if it hits the fan. Almond milk is one of the most nutritious drinks for … Continue reading » The post How To Make Almond Milk Powder appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How to Make Watermelon Moonshine (Step By Step With Pictures) I have never made moonshine before but after seeing this watermelon recipe I thought it would be good to share for a SHTF type of situation. In the old days of America people used to make moonshine because alcohol was prohibitively taxed by the government. … Continue reading » The post How to Make Watermelon Moonshine appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Top 10 Jerry-Rigged Projects for Preppers Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be MacGyver for a day? Well, you can with these 10 awesome Jerry-rigged projects for preppers! Remember MacGyver was able to fix anything with anything and make things out of ordinary household and natural things. When it comes to survival, these … Continue reading » The post Top 10 Jerry-Rigged Projects for Preppers appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
I'm so excited to introduce to you my latest project, the Prepared Kids eBook! Do you have children in your life? This book is for you! Packed full of practical information for helping raise your children to be prepared now and as adults! Going past just lists of supplies or skills, this book focuses on […] [...]
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
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Police use them and the military has used bicycles, (bikes) for decades, as well, so why not you. As the saying goes, you are not someone on wheels, but someone with wheels and wheels may be just what you need when you cannot drive a motor vehicle and also need the stealth that can only come from a bike that doesn't make noise. There are updated civilian versions of a “Paratrooper Bike” that was used by the U.S. military. Consider a mountain bike before you would a bike designed for speed, such as a racing bike. A mountain bike, of course, is [...]
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
20 Prepper Gifts under $20
Most preppers have so many things on their wishlist that it may seem like only those with a lot of spare money can manage it. Starting out, most of us have purchased cheaply made items, not realizing just how low-quality they really were. Imagine being in a severe emergency only to find that the gear in your bug out bag either breaks the first time you use it. That's a nightmare scenario, for sure. You don't have to be a victim of cheap and poor quality survival gear and supplies — not when your life could depend on it! We've combed through [...]
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Growing your own fruit and veg is a pursuit that is packed with advantages. Before you even eat the things, the action of nurturing these plants can be calming for the heart and soul, and offer a healthy sense of pride. Then there's the nutritional benefits: knowing precisely what (if any) fertilizers and pesticides are on your veg, picking and eating them when they are perfectly ripe, and — if you have the room to grow them — you'll probably end up eating more greens than usual. Even if you don't have the room to grow food, it's still possible [...]
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
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For the last 20 years I have been working on my genealogy. The research is fascinating to me. Old certificates and wills captivate me and the search for my ancestors is like a treasure hunt. One part of genealogy that I have found most valuable are their personal journals. Their stories of survival and endurance have always left me in awe and reminded me that I have life pretty easy. I have done my best to apply their wisdom to my family and learn from their life experiences. I want to share some of the lessons we can all learn [...]
Tue, Nov 29, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
It is widely believed that extinction (for the sake of this article let's call it the inability to survive) is often caused by a change in environmental conditions. When conditions change, often times quickly and dramatically some species, like humans, possess adaptations that allow them to survive and reproduce. Others do not, however, have the ability to adapt or the ability to adapt quickly enough to survive. Humans evolved and the dinosaurs, for example, failed to millions of years before we even existed, and thus, no longer roam the earth as they did over 65 million years ago. Dinosaurs could not [...]
Tue, Nov 29, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
What You Need to Know About Colds, Flu and Respiratory Infections | Backdoor Survival
How much do you really know about the treatment of colds and flu? Even in normal times, it is easy to be confused by viral versus bacterial infections, and sorting out which is which when we get sick. This gets further compounded following a disruptive event when physicians and pharmacies are not available to assist with our healthcare needs. In this exclusive new article by contributing author, Joe Alton, colds, flu, and respiratory infections are addressed along with tips for ensuring good respiratory hygiene during good times and bad. The post What You Need to Know About Colds, Flu and [...]
Tue, Nov 29, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Instead of giving your friends and family a bunch of meaningless junk, why not give them the gift of preparedness? [...] The post The Gift of Preparedness: Gifts to Help Prepare your Friends and Family appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Nov 28, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
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Are you stocked up on emergency food? If the chaos before Trump has even been inaugurated is anything to go by, we're in for a bumpy ride. The market is … Read the restThe post CYBER MONDAY SALE: Free Shipping from Preppers Market appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Mon, Nov 28, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
At least 9 people have reportedly been injured and a suspect is dead in a vehicle/machete attack at Ohio State University. [...] The post Terror Attack at Ohio State University appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Nov 28, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Rock solid photography gear for outdoorsmen. The OFFGRID Survival Adventure Photography Gift Guide, highlighting all the photo/video gear we use on the site. [...] The post Adventure Photography Gift Guide: Outdoor Gear for Photographers appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Sat, Nov 26, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
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Survival Saturday is a round-up of the week's news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News This week on Survival Saturday, we'll … Read the restThe post Is America's Unprecedented Holiday Shopping Frenzy Based On Economic False Hopes? appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, Nov 26, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
10 things to do in 30 minutes | Backdoor Survival
There are times when we get so busy that we set aside our prepping for another day. From my perspective, that is perfectly okay. On the other hand, we can be our own worst enemies and sometimes the guilt from not prepping frustrates and upsets us. I know since I have personally been there and done that. As a solution, consider taking an occasional small bite of prepping such as once a day or once a week. Set aside one day or one evening a week, and spend thirty minutes attending to your preps. Need some [...]
Sat, Nov 26, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Once again Black Friday has turned the nation upside down; chaos and violence broke out across the country. [...] The post Tis the Season for Chaos: Black Friday Violence Explodes across the U.S. appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Fri, Nov 25, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
OFFGRID Survival's Holiday Fishing Gear Guide: The top fishing gear selections from the past year. With Christmas coming up, they all make great gifts for your favorite Angler! [...] The post The OFFGRID Survival 2016 Holiday Fishing Gear Guide appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Fri, Nov 25, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Parts List and Schematic HERE This is the fifth video in the “How To Build The Ultimate Bug Out Series”. Lots of you folks asked us to include a “stealth mode” of sorts in our bug out vehicle, in fact, enough of you asked that we actually did it. “Stealth Driving” is just what it … Continue reading » [...]
Fri, Nov 25, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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It's the day after Thanksgiving and the annual tradition for some Americans seems to be to go and engage in a fist fight to get the last TV with $20 … Read the restThe post 3 Black Friday Bargains for Preppers You Can Get Without Leaving Your House appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Fri, Nov 25, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
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by Todd Walker Doing my usual morning routine, brew coffee, deliver my neighbor's newspaper to her door, and check on the blog and other social media stuff, I noticed my YouTube channel just passed the 3,000 subscribers mark on Thanksgiving day! I quit doing giveaways several years ago on the blog. It seemed too fake… like I was trading stuff for followers. Now I figure if you like the stuff we're doing, you'll follow along and we'll grow organically. And many thanks to all who have joined us on the journey! Here's what's up for grabs for one lucky person… A copy of The [...]
Fri, Nov 25, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
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Click image to learn more and buy this one-time-only bundle! This blog is over 7 years old. It contains a wealth of information — more than 1600 articles. There are over 100 podcasts you can access via iTunes and my Survival Mom book is just perfect for any individual or family wanting to be better prepared. But, earlier this year, I realized that I can do more. The missing piece here on Survival Mom blog and, actually, in the entire prepper and survival niche is a CONNECTION. If you're like me, you probably have read hundreds of articles, dozens of books, you've [...]
Fri, Nov 25, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
According to the National Safety Council's most recent statistics, approximately 100 people die nationwide in hunting accidents each year, while, more than 1,500 die in swimming-related incidents each year (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 2016). This is just to show you some perspective. Compare the number of deaths due to hunting accidents to deaths attributed to motor vehicle accidents. The National Safety Council estimates 38,300 people were killed and 4.4 million injured on U.S. roads in 2015 alone, this is an uptick from previous years. That is over 100 deaths per day for that year and if you go back a [...]
Fri, Nov 25, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
Happy Thanksgiving 2016 | Backdoor Survival
Some years are better than others and this year, in spite of many changes, is one of the better years. As we approach year end, I find myself in an upbeat mood as I look forward to even more change. Going into 2017, I feel less worried and infinitely more prepared. That is the beauty of prepping and living a prepper-centric lifestyle: with each passing year, you are steps closer to meeting your goals and feeling secure in your knowledge that you can take care of yourself and your family during dire circumstances. It is with this frame [...]
Thu, Nov 24, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Preppers Gift Guide 2016 | Backdoor Survival
For most of us, the holiday season is festive, filled with good food, fun get-togethers with family and friends, and the sharing of gifts, large or small. The challenge we face is to determine how we are going to spend both our precious time and money to ensure that we make the most of the spirit of the season. You have many choices when it comes to holiday gift giving. This year, consider the gift of preparedness. Each of the items in the Prepper's Holiday Gift Guide is time-tested. There is truly something for everyone [...]
Wed, Nov 23, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Within the past ten years alone, over eighty hurricanes have occurred throughout the world, leaving thousands without electricity and running water or homeless. During the most recent hurricane in Florida, many were forced to pack up some belongings and evacuate their homes. Hurricanes aren't the only natural disasters that can occur, though; typhoons, floods, tornadoes, wildfires, blizzards, and more can happen at any time. Here is a guide that will help you gather all the supplies you'll need to be able to survive nature's worst. Prepping for Nature's Worst Food and Water So, this may seem obvious, but it's crucial to your survival. [...]
Mon, Nov 21, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
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Survival Sunday is a round-up of the week's news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News Welcome to the Thanksgiving Week edition … Read the restThe post Are You Ready for the Most Politically Tense Thanksgiving Ever? appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sun, Nov 20, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
I'm a pretty jaded type. I don't often get excited, but I was all “a-tingle” when I got word of what was heading my way for review. Most of my reviews are of small items, handheld radios, machetes, hand axes, not 200 lbs. of high-end, high power solar generator. Needless to say, I was as giddy as a little school girl. You see, any serious prepping plan needs a foundation based on sustainability. You need to work from a sustainable supply of anything to hold your own, whether it's a supply of beans, bullets or banjo strings. This applies especially for [...]
Sun, Nov 20, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Transitioning from one leader to another may leave us vulnerable. It is a possibility and you must be aware of this, while not definitive, there could be gaps, gaps of which a lone wolf or an organized group could take advantage. The leader of the United States is not analyzing intelligence data 24/7, is not on the ground gathering Intel from people close to the threats, and is not monitoring cyber threats and intercepting communications for threats. Information gathering and analysis goes on regardless of who is in the Oval Office, but the command structure is changing, and those that make [...]
Fri, Nov 18, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
The Alpha Survivalist: An Eighth Grader Doing the Stuff ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker What makes my day as a school teacher is watching a student, previously lost like a ball in high weeds, finally have an “Ah Ha” moment. Their eyes light up and I give them a fist bump. These little specks of light brighten my world. Speaking of bright spots, you have no idea how excited I am as an eighth grade teacher to discover an eighth grade student busy Doing the Stuff of Self-Reliance! The great aim of self-reliance is not knowledge, but doing. And doing is what Corton is about. He documents his journey on The Alpha Survivalist with some [...]
Wed, Nov 16, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Tips and Tricks on Hand Drill Fire Starting ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Of all the primitive skills passed down from ancestral tribes, coaxing fire from two pieces of wood may be the most transforming. This one skill forever changed our existence in so many ways; diet, tools, security, defense, sleep, shelter, relationships, hygiene, ceremonies, etc., etc. Fire is automatic today. Flip a switch and fire flows through insulated wiring to illuminate our home and power our refrigerator. Yet we don't see this miracle in action as it hides inside walls. Our hands aren't directly responsible for creating those sparks, and, as a result, we've become disconnected. At the recent Foxfire Mountaineer Festival, [...]
Sun, Nov 13, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Guest Post Written By: Eileen O'Shanassy Sports That Teach Survival Skills for a Lifetime Sports can certainly increase a child or teen's interest in exercise, sense of well-being, and foster a respect for teamwork, but did you know that some sports also work to instill survival skills and have been practiced since ancient times? Here are six sports that teach some survival skills that, with practice, will remain for the rest of your life. Archery Whether you use a compound bow, a simple longbow, or an Olympic re-curve, archery is simple: use a bow and arrow to hit a target at a predetermined distance. [...]
Mon, Nov 07, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Indebtedness: The #1 Soft Skill Missing in the Self-Reliance Community ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker The notion that one can begin anything at all from scratch, free from the past, or unindebted to others, could not conceivably be more wrong. ~ Karl Popper Pride often raises its ugly head, and, in doing so, becomes an easy target. I've not met many folks immune to this affliction. Ironically, these rare individuals could easily toot their own horn but don't… which is exactly why they are a dying bred in the outdoor self-reliance community. One of these rare men, Steve Watts, departed this world way too soon. I'll never forget his comment on the hands-free ax sling [...]
Mon, Oct 31, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
The power is out! What do I do with all that food I just bought from Costco!? Here are freezer safety tips for a power outage! While many will say that you should never use the freezer, I actually suggest using the freezer as part of your long-term food storage plan. I think using the tools that […]The post 15 Freezer Safety Tips for a Power Outage appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Sat, Oct 22, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
My Top 4 Most Useful Basecamp Builds ~ 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 Over years of wild camping I've learned just how little one needs to be happy in the woods. But a permanent campsite… oh the comforts to be contrived! Walking through the beech trees and white oaks, I hop rocks across the creek. Then it happens. My soul smiles with every arrival at base camp. My home away from home is a laboratory for adventure and self-reliance skills. More importantly, it's my place of comfort in [...]
Sun, Oct 16, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
So far in the video series we've used a Jeep Cherokee..but not everyone has a Jeep Cherokee. That's why we've created the Vehicle Application Guide. This opens up a number of vehicles with which you can follow along. In the video series we talk about what we did, why we did it, and how it … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Oct 16, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
GET TRAINED – HAVE FUN – TEST YOUR SKILLS – COMPETE FOR OVER $1,000 in PRIZES – REGISTER NOW – The ONLY 3-Day – Family Friendly – Survival Training in the USA That Covers: The Core 4: SHELTER – FIRE – WATER – FOOD + + Wilderness First Aid + Navigation with a Compass, the Sun and Stars + Hand to Hand Self Defense (And Disarming an Attacker) + Primitive and Modern Survival Weapons (Including Firearms) + Bug Out Basics + Choosing Survival Knives and Gear + FREE Food and Medicine (AKA Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants) + How to Survive ANY Crisis or [...]
Sat, Oct 15, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
In the last part (if you missed it) of the series, we talked about tires. In this part of the series, we need to make room for the tires and make sure the vehicle's suspension will be “heavy duty” enough to help carry the additional weight of our bug out gear. The folks at ARB … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Oct 08, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Emergency Quick Tips from Mom with a Prep Blog
A big storm is coming? We're probably going to lose power? Let's have an ice cream party!There you have it. The local news has announced that another hurricane is heading towards your house, and you know it's going to knock out power for a few days.Or maybe you've lost power after an emergency, and you've covered your chest freezer with blankets, you've stocked your fridge freezer with ice or you've put everything into coolers full of ice, don't waste space to keep your good food frozen, do this one trick that will make everyone think they're having a party!Eat the [...]
Fri, Oct 07, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
15 last minute ways to prepare for a hurricane
Hurricane season is upon us and for those in the storm path, preparation is key to getting through the storm in the best way possible. But what if you haven't prepared yet? While it's always better to be prepared ahead of time, here are 15 last minute things to do to help you be as prepared as possible! Monitor local news for updates–on TV, radio, or online. You may also be able to sign up for text alerts or emergency information phone calls through your local law enforcement's reverse 911 system. Evacuate. If it's not too last minute, [...]
Wed, Oct 05, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Can you store bacon in the pantry for long-term food storage? The answer is quite simple: yes you can! Here are the food storage options for bacon lovers ...
Can I store bacon in the pantry?Can you really store bacon for long-term food storage? The answer is quite simple: yes you can! Here are the food storage options for bacon lovers …Bacon for Food StorageYes, bacon can be stored in your pantry for long-term use. You might have to learn to love it in a new way, but it is definitely something you can do!Pre-cooked bacon stripsThe fully-cooked bacon packages from Hormel or Oscar Mayer have little fat and moisture, and tons of chemicals and preservatives (but hey – almost all commercially cured bacon does, too), and will keep [...]
Tue, Oct 04, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
I'll bet that a lot of you are trying to decide between attending your dentist appointment or watching this video. Watch the video. Tires are a critical choice when building a bug out vehicle. Overlook or buy the wrong tires and it your day at some point in the future might head very south. Choosing … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Oct 01, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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If you're bored of “typical” survival gear, want to cut through the clutter and learn what David personally uses… or maybe you have a special someone on your “survival” gift list and need some help. Well you've come to the right place… Because today we're gonna break into the survival cache and take a look at 10+ cool survival survival gizmos, gadgets and gear that could also make great gifts. For your convenience, I've included a pile of links to the stuff in this post with each item. Cool!? Well let's get started… EDC Diamond Credit Card Sized Knife Sharpener Got a dull knife [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
When disaster strikes your community, don't sit idly by while waiting for emergency response teams to act? You can volunteer to help your community!
When disaster strikes your community, don't sit idly by while waiting for emergency response teams to act? You can volunteer to help your community!Ways to Volunteer in Your Community for Disaster PreparednessIf you are interested in becoming more involved in your city's preparedness planning and helping during a localized crisis, here are some ways you can help! These programs may not be available in all areas, and program outlines may be different program to program. Check with your local municipality to see what is available in your area.Citizens on PatrolCOP allows you to become a citizen policeman who helps with [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
If you missed PART 1, click here. So, you've decided that you want to build yourself a bug out vehicle to get yourself out of Dodge if the fecal matter hits the rotary oscillator. What vehicle do you start with? Well, certain vehicles are definitely better than others, but why? In the second part of … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Sep 24, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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The Votes are in… Joe, Ahin and Todd have Spoken and ALL agree on the THE Best Survival Slingshot / Sling Bow in the WORLD… See if YOU Agree as they REVEAL the BEST (Most Lethal) Survival SlingShot / Sling Bow in the World for Hunting / Fishing / Bug Out and Everyday Carry… In Ep. 5 of 5 – Sling Bow Wars – SPECIAL BONUS – See Who is Selected as the BEST “Shooter of the Day” and Gets to Blow Up the Pumpkin with Exploding Target Inside… Kaboom!!! _________ Here are LINKS to ALL 5 Episodes: Ep. 1 – Pathfinder Pocket [...]
Sat, Sep 03, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
A Visual Guide of Essential Oils for Your Body /// Mom with a PREP
You prepare your home, your car, your bags, your workplace, and your family …. but is your city prepared?How would you know? You simply ask.Most municipalities probably have a Civil Emergency plan in place, and as a taxpaying citizen, you have a right to know what it is. So ask! Call your city hall to find the department that deals in such things, and ask if you can be directed to the city's plans.As with all governmental agencies, there may be things that they don't publish for the general populace. However, you should be directed to a website where the [...]
Fri, Sep 02, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
How to make pemmican--primitive survival food!
Pemmican has been called the ultimate survival food. It is nutrient dense and fits right in with the paleo diet. It was originally produced in the 18th century by native Americans and French Voyageurs. Pemmican is made traditionally from buffalo meat, although deer, elk, or moose could also be used. None of those available to you? Beef works fine, too. Because it is packable, and ready to eat without cooking, pemmican makes a great savory food for camping, hiking, or survival. Plus it's pretty straightforward to make. Ready to get started? Here's what [...]
Mon, Aug 29, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Making and canning delicious apricot syrup! Step by step directions here!
It's apricot season here! I love apricots and one of my favorite canning products of apricot season is apricot syrup! This stuff is to die for. Tangy and sweet and perfect on french toast, pancakes, or German pancakes. And it's easy to make and can in your own home! Ready to make some? Here's what you'll need: Fresh apricots Fruit Fresh (optional) Sugar Food sieve or strainer (like you'd use for making apple sauce). Here's a great one I've used, or this one makes it SO easy if you have a Kitchenaid mixer. Jars and canning lids Canning funnel Water bath canner [...]
Fri, Jul 15, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Making and canning your own homemade delicious apricot nectar is so easy! Step by step directions here!
It's apricot season! If you have access to an apricot tree, you know they can produce plenty of the sweet tart little guys. Where we live, apricots are a luxury, only producing on years where there is a mild enough spring not to freeze all the blossoms. And this year is one of those! I'll be posting a few different ways to preserve them over the next couple of days so you can get some variety in how you preserve your apricot harvest this year. One of the easiest and tastiest ways to can a lot of apricots is to [...]
Fri, Jul 15, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
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In a survival or emergency situation you're going to be burning calories fast – so food will become a critical need to maintain your morale, stamina and most importantly, your core body temperature. But you can only carry so much food, and it runs out quickly if you don't have the right tools to catch dinner on your own. So let's build a modular, everyday-carry, survival FOOD kit – that will allow you to cook, hunt, trap and fish and is designed to clip onto a bug-out bag, slip into a pack, throw in a vehicle or keep close by… just in [...]
Thu, Jun 30, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
When I launched the MSK-1 (Multi-Scenario Knife) on Kickstarter – May 16th, 2016 – All I knew was that Jeff Freeman and I had poured everything we had (for TWO years) into designing, building and testing – what ended up being a very special, all-purpose, survival knife. Now it was time to release MSK-1 to the world… but I had no idea if anyone else would feel the same. So, if I am honest, I was a bit nervous as I clicked, “Post Campaign.” Support Began Immediately I posted the MSK-1 Campaign on Kickstarter at around 2:00 AM EST to make sure [...]
Mon, May 30, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. Learning how to clean cast iron cookware is not as intimidating as some people make it out to be. "Do this", "don't do that"... Phooey! It's not difficult. The post How to Clean Cast Iron Cookware appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Sat, May 14, 2016
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. Cast iron cookware can be a bit intimidating, but this beginners guide to cast iron cookware will help you take that next step in your cast iron journey! The post The Beginner's Guide to Cast Iron Cookware appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Sat, May 07, 2016
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. Learning how to make dehydrated beet chips will help you preserve your harvest, expand your emergency food storage, and provide a delicious healthy snack! The post How to Make Dehydrated Beet Chips appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Sat, Apr 23, 2016
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home. Whether you're a camping pro, a hiking buff, or just looking to preserve your garden's bountiful harvest, dehydrating food at home is a useful skill! The post Beginner's Guide to Dehydrating Food at Home appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, Mar 28, 2016
Source: Survival at Home
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

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Source: Prepper Website
DIY SHTF & Hurricane Protection for Your Windows When it comes to protecting the family and home, preparation is key. One easy way to deter intrusions is to install storm windows using Panel Channels. Panel Channels is a DIY kit for installing tracks above and below windows that will hold a protective sheet in place. … Continue reading » The post DIY SHTF & Hurricane Protection for Your Windows appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Emergency Power Options for Your Home As winter months are approaching, a lot of us are preparing for the cold weather – especially homesteaders. The more isolated we are, the longer it takes for utility crews to reestablish power, or clear roads of snow and ice. One long power outage is enough to spoil food … Continue reading » The post Emergency Power Options for Your Home appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How To Make Almond Milk Powder I learn something new everyday. I never in a million years even thought that you could make almond milk powder. This is fabulous news because you do not have to rely on cows milk if it hits the fan. Almond milk is one of the most nutritious drinks for … Continue reading » The post How To Make Almond Milk Powder appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How to Make Watermelon Moonshine (Step By Step With Pictures) I have never made moonshine before but after seeing this watermelon recipe I thought it would be good to share for a SHTF type of situation. In the old days of America people used to make moonshine because alcohol was prohibitively taxed by the government. … Continue reading » The post How to Make Watermelon Moonshine appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Top 10 Jerry-Rigged Projects for Preppers Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be MacGyver for a day? Well, you can with these 10 awesome Jerry-rigged projects for preppers! Remember MacGyver was able to fix anything with anything and make things out of ordinary household and natural things. When it comes to survival, these … Continue reading » The post Top 10 Jerry-Rigged Projects for Preppers appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Nov 30, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness

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