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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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Sun, Dec 10, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
I got word a water powered Flashlight was heading my way for a product review & immediately pictured a contraption with a propeller to dip in a running stream, or some penlight hooked up to a water bottle. Instead, I got the Hydra Light, a foot long, rubber-coated, yellow & black plastic cylinder, looking every inch a serious lighting device. It sported some heft to it too, but strangely, no propeller or water tank. Instead, inside it was a long white cylinder where a battery would be, with two metal ends and holes along the length of it's sides. End-cap [...]
Sat, Dec 09, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
Chestnuts are roasting, bells are ringing, and presents are under the tree. But if you are into survival, then you might put a slightly different twist on things during the … Read the restThe post Survival Santa's Guide to a Very Prepper Christmas appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Fri, Dec 08, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
Natural remedies can be effective against the miserable symptoms of the flu and colds. We use a lot of essential oils in our home, with eucalyyptus, lavender, and frankincense all good choices for a flu patient's sick room. These 3 recipes use natural ingredients that can be found in the healthy living section of grocery […] [...]
Fri, Dec 08, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
Do you remember the moment you decided to become a prepper? I was raised by a mom who bottled fruit, raised chickens, sewed, and baked bread. I thought it was just how you do things. I carried that habit into my marriage. Life has a tendency to teach us all lessons that we need to […] [...]
Wed, Dec 06, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
If the #1 rule to purchasing a home is, “Location, Location, Location,” then the #1 rule of food storage is, “rotation, rotation, rotation.” I mention it because some thirty-year-old brown sugar and chocolate chips recently came into my possession, and it probably would have been good if it had been rotated out a few decades […] [...]
Tue, Dec 05, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
Be Honest About Your Current Communications Plan For most preppers quantifying is a problem. We buy stuff and we store stuff, but do we have a true definition of what “prepared” is? The truth about being prepared is that we cannot quantify what we will need. I will let you in on a little […] The post Have You Considered Your SHTF Communications Plan? appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Mon, Dec 04, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Take a look at the news and newspapers and you will likely find a case of robbery and home invasion. In our minds, our homes are where we ought to feel the safest. Where we can relax from a tiring day with family. However, the reality of things is that you are not safe even in your home. For this reason, you need to ensure that a home security plan is in place. This will make it harder for the burglar to infiltrate and cause harm buying you and your family enough time for the police to arrive. Let's take a [...]
Fri, Dec 01, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
Reno, Nevada police have confirmed that there is an active shooter situation in which a shooter was firing from an elevated position into downtown Reno. [...] The post Suspected gunman killed in Reno, Nevada: Shooter Was Firing from Elevated Position appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Nov 28, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Hoko Knife: How to Make a Simple Stone Cutting Tool ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker The blood of our ancestors flows in our own veins. Our aboriginal legacy is written in the very make-up of our bodies. The ancient caves and campfires of our pasts call to us from within. Primitive Technology is our inheritance as well. It is a world heritage which knows no race, creed, or color. It is foreign to no one. It is the shared thread which links us to our prehistory and binds us together as human beings. Steve Watts ~ “Primitive Technology, A Book of Earth Skills” It seems with every generation, the disconnect between the earth and her [...]
Tue, Nov 28, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
The Supreme Court has yet again shown their disdain for gunowners, making way for more anti-gun governors to enact state bans on so-called assault weapons and open carry. [...] The post Anti-Gun Supreme Court Screws Gun Owners Again: Refuses to Overturn ban on assault weapons and open-carry appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Nov 27, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
True Urban Scenario While the wasteland model of the urban sprawl tends to grace the pages of books and big screens. I envision a much different scenario. Rather than a world of desolation I see nearly the opposite. There are 8 and a half million people in New York City. How many of these people […] The post Practice Advanced Urban Survival with Skill Over Gear appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Sun, Nov 26, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
5o+ Reasons I'm Thankful for My Country as Cracklin' Cornbread_ Raisin' _ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Being raised in the South, these are a few things I'm thankful for today. I'll bet some of y'all can add to the list. A dust trail behind a truck coming down the long dirt driveway meant you had visitors or someone was lost and in need of directions. The memory of your first green persimmon when you wiser cousin assured you it was an apple. Daddy's brains and eggs with a side of country ham for breakfast. The day Daddy walked me down the church aisle and stood with me as I was “washed in the blood” and later baptized. Watching Mama [...]
Thu, Nov 23, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Thanksgiving may not be for a couple of days, but the roads are already filling up with drivers heading away for the holiday weekend. Unfortunately, many of them are ill-prepared to face an emergency situation while out on the road. [...] The post 45 Million people To Take Thanksgiving Road Trips: Are you ready for Roadside Emergencies? appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Off Grid Medic: Surviving Wilderness Emergencies When Definitive Care is Miles Away ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker More and more people are getting back to nature to enjoy its beauty and benefits. The list of outdoor activities seems endless. With these pursuits comes risk of injury. Common injuries like scrapes, sprains, burns, bites, and blisters can turn serious in remote locations. I've had my share of bumps, bruises, stings, and close calls. Thankfully, none were life threatening… but could have turned sideways quickly. Note: All injuries depicted look real but are not. If you're queasy about blood and guts, you may want to reconsider reading the rest of this article. A skill set I've neglected for years [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
A home invasion/burglary occurs nearly every 15 seconds in the United States. Here are 5 things that could be inviting a criminal to burglarize your home. [...] The post Are you Welcoming a Home Invasion? Five ways you Could be Inviting a Burglar into your Home appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
The Department of Homeland Security is planning to conduct chemical and biological tests near the border between Kansas and Oklahoma. [...] The post Department of Homeland Security to Simulate Biological Weapons Test in Oklahoma appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Nov 13, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
There are many possible scenarios where a third world war might arise: ideological or religious reasons, as well as a lack of resources. So what are you going to do in an SHTF situation, especially one when nuclear or microbiological weapons are used? You need to be prepared for everything that might happen, so you've […] The post How to Survive World War 3: Useful Tips & Tricks appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Wed, Nov 08, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
How to Make and Use a Long Lever Bow Drill Set - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker The Bushcraft Journal, a free online magazine, has a wealth of articles dealing with outdoor self-reliance. This post is based on a recent article by Gary Johnston of Jack Raven Bushcraft. As Gary mentions in his article, many people would like to learn to make fire by friction with a bow and drill but many not have the physical stamina to twirl up an ember. Others may have bad knees or other injures which prevent them from ever attempting fire by friction. This method alleviates knee pain and weak wrists. Here are the steps our students at RISE Academy used [...]
Wed, Nov 08, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Using the bow and arrow has been at the heart of human existence. From simple designs used for hunting to more advanced bows, empires have even been constructed around them. In the modern world, it's easy to think that there is no place for such primitive tools, but regardless of the day and age, humans […] The post Learning Survival Archery – Is It Necessary for Preppers? appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Thu, Nov 02, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
To survive in cold weather like anything else it takes a certain skill set, proper materials i.e. clothing, shelter and it takes practice/training. You need to know before you have to know that what you are doing and wearing will keep you alive. First, as a reminder, the human body puts out heat, a considerable […] The post Cold Weather Primer: A Refresher If You Will appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Wed, Nov 01, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Check Out this Cool – Folding Survival / Hunting / Bug Out Bag Bow. Is the Go Primal Survival Bow THE BEST Folding Longbow on the Planet? Join David as he takes this capable hunting and survival archery weapon out on the range and continues our survival weapons series on http://ultimatesurvivaltips.com/ SEE LIST of ALL the Gear Shown in this Video (BELOW)… _____ ________ As PROMISED… HERE Are LINKS to ALL the Gear Mentioned in this Video: – Go Primal Compact Folding Survival Bow (CFSB) – Spectre Take Down Bow – Samick Sage Take Down Recurve Bow – Diamond – Infinite Edge Black Ops – Compound Bow – PSE Snake [...]
Mon, Oct 23, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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Survival gear is supposed to help you… Right? But some survival gear is just junk that can waste your money, time, energy – and could even get you killed. Let's take a look at a few of the items on my “Most Hated” survival gear list. I'm keenly aware that hate is a strong word, I did not loosely choose it for this title. I really do hate the pieces of equipment that I am going to take a look at here today. I am in the business of teaching people how to survive under uncomfortable conditions. Conditions in which gear can [...]
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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I recently got a question from one of our subscribers asking why they should use paracord instead of more affordable plain nylon cord. This is a great question because on the surface, we really don't see much of a difference between the two. They're both cord, about the same diameter and weight. And one is half the cost of the other. So What's the Big Deal About Paracord Anyway? And why should you even care if you use paracord or just plain nylon cordage in your Bug Out Bag, emergency kit or on your next camping trip? The answer is simple… Paracord gives you many [...]
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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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 [...]
Thu, Sep 28, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Every garden, I plant a cherry tomato plant. Or two, just in case one dies. Later in the summer they start producing those little red balls of juicy goodness. Oh, my. Cherry tomatoes right off the vine are SO yummy and sweet! One of the rewards of gardening, for sure. But after a week or […] [...]
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Is Your Bug Out Bag Too Fat
Are you serious? 55, 80 or 100 pound bug out bags!? It's crazy, insane and sometimes stupid how much weight some folks think they are going to be able to carry in their emergency kit, backpack or bug out bag – on foot – if they have to flee for their life. So I did some research (added in some personal experience) and came up with guide to show how much you might expect to be able to carry if you are on foot, on mild terrain, in a mild climate, for a moderate distance of 5-10 miles per day (provided [...]
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Get pre-registered now for this FREE online summit! I'm so excited to tell you about the Back to Basics Summit! For those of you unfamiliar with online summits, they are a little like going to a conference or convention at an event center where you can attend classes with top notch instructors, except it's all […] [...]
Fri, Sep 08, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Do you like fish? We do. We like fishing and eating what we catch. Most times we are just fishing for lake or river trout, which we don't filet, but sometimes we get fish that are bigger or hard scaled, and those are perfect for fileting! This filet method works great on a variety of […] [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Alexis Griffee on Survival at Home. A camouflage garden is a productive tactical alternative to traditional row gardening and can increase your self-reliance in a SHTF situation. The post Why Your Home Survival Plan Needs A Camouflage Garden appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Summer travel time is coming! I love traveling with my family, but we're cheap/frugal/poor, so we don't usually fly anywhere, we just go places within driving distance. We do road trips more often than anything, and we've been doing them for a LOT of years. When I first wrote this, we also didn't have a […] [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Dana Thompson on Survival at Home. Keeping meat rabbits has been a viable means of self-reliance for centuries. This guide will teach you everything you need to know to get started! The post Startup Guide to Keeping Meat Rabbits in Your Backyard appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, May 08, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Solavore has upgraded the reflectors that come with their solar oven/reflector package, so when they asked if I'd test them out of course I had to give the new reflectors a test. Last time I shared a review of the Solavore Sport solar oven, I shared all the ins and outs of the setup and […] [...]
Thu, May 04, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
It has been four years since we last did an assessment of the military capabilities of North Korea. Has four years of unhindered advancement made Kim Jong Un as much a threat to the world as he is to the jelly donut? Find out in the latest Tin Hat Ranch video: [...]
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Written by Dana Zamprogno on Survival at Home. If you've never tried making soap at home before, this beginner's guide will give you the confidence you need to start making soap like a pro! The post A Beginner's Guide To Making Soap at Home appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Dana Thompson on Survival at Home. Raising meat chickens in your backyard is an achievable (and easy) way to maintain a self-sufficient supply of protein for you and your family! The post A Guide for Raising Meat Chickens appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Walk USA Discover
Introduction My name is Edward Mjelde, I am a 24 year old recent college graduate from sunny San Diego, California. This is my story about how I gave away and sold nearly all my possessions and left home with a backpack to walk coast-to-coast across the country following the 5,100 mile American Discovery Trail in pursuit of beauty, truth, and a life of risk and adventure. My goal is to share the knowledge I have gathered from my adventure in hope that it will inspire people to take risks in order to chase their own dreams and aspirations. I have dubbed my epic adventure [...]
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
Source: Survival Magazine
Sometimes an accessory is surprisingly good. So was the case with the Hardened Power Systems USB Multi-Tap. This USB charger might just be the world's most powerful gadget charger. Where to find: (Mention THR in the order details for the free adapter) HPS USB Multi-Tap 12V/7A Power Supply HPS Operator G1 [...]
Fri, Apr 14, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Written by Dave James on Survival at Home. I've got guns - lots of 'em! But when the SHTF, survival bows for preppers will be worth their weight in gold! However, not all bows are created equal. The post An Introduction to Survival Bows for Preppers appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
A Las Vegas-based company called SPI has a color night vision sensor called the X27 and has the X28 in Development. The 1.5-minute video above shows what the 10-megapixel sensor can capture in extremely dark places. According to SPI The X27 is the highest performing true gen 4 color night vision low light sensor imaging system. The low noise real time 60hz HD detector is the first of its kind breakthrough technology that offers day like imagery in the darkest of environments. The X27 color low light camera images from 390 to 1.2 Um and sees IR military spot lasers. The [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: Survival Magazine
Call it a radio go box or Ham-O-Can, the Operator G1 by Hardened Power Systems IS the Ham-O-Can…only better. The original Ham-O-Can video is here. This comms box is one awesome piece of kit. Check it out: Products in the video: HPS Operator G1 Midland MXT 105 Operator Magnetic Kickstands New 15 Watt Midland MXT … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Electric cars are gaining prevalence on the roads throughout the world. Check out this video to find out why they are not the answer, without even knowing the question. In the video I mentioned a letter. If you would like to see THR work with Tesla on a complete off the grid system, it is … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
It is an exciting time in solar power. Storage is shifting from Lead Acid batteries to Lithium Ion. Panels are appearing everywhere in all shapes, sizes, and forms. What happens when you don't have the space or funds for a large system? What can you do with smaller solar power systems? It turns out the … Continue reading » [...]
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
We recently found these guys and their line of compact go anywhere campers. We were truly amazed at the utilization of space, seems like they thought of everything. Like & Share if you'd try one out. The UEV-440 is a true Jack of all trades; it offers the maneuverability and capability of a camper trailer as well as caravan benefits such as a hard roof, sides and floor. The 440 has a number of sleeping arrangements, you can simply fold out the front & side for 2x double beds, fold out one side for 1x double bed and 1x single, or [...]
Sun, Jul 06, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
Walk USA Discover
WalkUSA's Adventure Series: Planning Introduction Catch a glimpse of what it's like walking across America with the first video compilation of my adventure! My name is Edward Mjelde, I am a 24 year old recent college graduate from sunny San Diego, California. This is my story about how I gave away and sold nearly all my possessions and left home with a backpack to walk coast-to-coast across the country following the 5,100 mile American Discovery Trail in pursuit of beauty, truth, and a life of risk and adventure. My goal is to share the stories I have gathered from my adventure in hope that it [...]
Mon, Mar 24, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
firepit with swings
While this isn't Survival per say it can fall under homesteading and improving the simple way of life. We thought it was an amazing project and had to share! This post is by way of Dave Larnerd over at bow hunting, Thanks Dave great job! It took me just about 3 days, first day was digging the holes and setting the uprights. All the wood is pressure treated 6×6's. Next day was finishing building it. and the 3'rd was spreading the gravel and setting the fire pit and staining the pressure treated. I bought the swings offline from Louisana Cypress Swings and [...]
Sun, Mar 23, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine

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There is an old saying, "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." The quote has been attributed to Thomas Jefferson, but researchers at Monticello stated they have found no evidence Jefferson ever said or wrote the statement. Gun buy back programs are nothing new. The premise is, someone can hand over a firearm with no questions asked. Usually, the person will receive a gift card or some other type of reward for handing in the firearm. For example, New Jersey Spent $482K for 4,775 guns, just to melt them. The people at New Haven, Connecticut [...]
Mon, Dec 18, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
Would a 22lr bolt action rifle with iron sights be enough to take out a coyote in your yard, especially if it was attacking your pet dog? I think a lower caliber with iron sights would be good because it would be easy to hit with and not as loud as other rifles.http://www.lex18.com/story/37086943/...ught-on-camera reading some articles from google, they are saying that only a brain shot will drop them, and another said he shot one four times and it run off. I do have a 9mm hipoint carbine that may be a better option, its not much louder than a [...]
Mon, Dec 18, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
Pressure canners are important for any prepper that wants to preserve their own foods. For meats they are wonderful because you can have very tender meat from tough cuts and a long shelf life without refrigeration. Anyone can pressure can! Pressure canners are important for any prepper that wants to preserve their own foods. For. . . Read More [...]
Mon, Dec 18, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Mon, Dec 18, 2017
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Mon, Dec 18, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
Yes,a brick of tea. Very old school to boot. Both black and green tea are sold in 'brick' form - in 'full' (2.2 pounds) and in a 'Half' brick (about 1 pound). It pays to shop as the price varies by type (Green or Black) and by vendor. A full brick measures 7.5" x 9.5" x 15/16" inches. Preparing this tea is 'just like' loose leaf tea. AFTER you have grated about a teaspoon, put in a cup with 8 oz of very hot (190 -200F) water. Once the tea has colored to taste, add another [...]
Mon, Dec 18, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
Yes, another cyrpto video and sorry for that but Mike Maloney, long time precious metals bug, investor, and creator of Hidden Secrets of Money is now encouraging metal bugs to hold cryptos as well as precious metals. This is a must watch video for crypto dummies, like me, and even those with a fairly good grasp on the subject. Mike explains cryptos, their purpose, and value, in simple layman's terms. That's why I gave this video it's own thread. So it doesn't get lost in the debates in the [...]
Mon, Dec 18, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
Federal alleges that the Truball loadings are roughly twice as accurate as their conventional slugs. For this test, I used my 18.5" Benelli Supernova Tactical with ghost-ring sights, a sandbag, and cardboard "shooting mat". I performed my test at 50 and 25 yards. I used Federal TruBall LR and Federal Hydrashok LR loadings, and fired 3 5-shot groups of each. 2 groups at 50 yards, and 1 group at 25 yards. I alternated loadings, beginning with the Truball. The first Truball group was fired at 50 yards, and measured edge to edge, 2.8", with the possibility that 1 round was off paper [...]
Mon, Dec 18, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
Mon, Dec 18, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
Mon, Dec 18, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
I had someone ask me to take them to the Shop and Save the next time I go so I said "sure". They have a family of 5 and get like $700 a month. The lady I took told me how much she gets and how the last week of the month is really slim pick ins . For the life of me I just couldn't wrap my head around $700 not being enough. I found out. I would think that would be plenty. But they don't buy food to fix most of what she bought was ready to eat food. [...]
Mon, Dec 18, 2017
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Sun, Dec 17, 2017
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Source: Prepper Website
Two of the largest names in Emergency Preparedness Food are Wise Company and Mountain House. How do you shop for emergency food when you have two or more quality brands from which to choose products? In my house, we always start with the label whether we are buying MRE's for the next disaster or groceries. . . Read More [...]
Sun, Dec 17, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
The first 72 hours following any disaster are the most critical, but it's also during those intial hours that emergency services and personnel are stretched to the limit. With a system of carefully planned 72 Hour Kits, your family can be self-sufficient until help arrives. 72 Hour Kits, or Bug Out Bags, are those handy-dandy, all-in-one […] [...]
Sun, Dec 17, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
The Real Reason For The Warmer Winter This Year Do you live in the Northeast and were you wearing shorts on Christmas Eve this year? The planet is getting warmer and unless we adopt a more sustainable lifestyle around the globe, we will continue to face climate issues. However, it's the author's contention in the … Continue reading » The post The Real Reason For The Warmer Winter This Year appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Sat, Dec 16, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How to Build a 50 Dollar Greenhouse See how to build this fantastic greenhouse for around 50 bucks or less if you can use your head! I live in Nebraska, so that means the last frost and cold evening may come well after may… That's why I am going to build this myself this year. … Continue reading » The post How to Build a 50 Dollar Greenhouse appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Sat, Dec 16, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
7 Most Likely Infections You'll Catch When The SHTF Organisms that can cause illness are all around us; in our food, water and air. They are in the bodies of animals and other people as well. Infection occurs when some of them get past a series of natural defenses like our skin, inflammation and antibodies. … Continue reading » The post 7 Most Likely Infections You'll Catch When The SHTF appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Sat, Dec 16, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Low Cost Bug Out Shelter That Can Be Assembled By 2 People In Under 30 Minutes If you are looking for an affordable shelter that you can put quickly in the event of a disaster when SHTF, look no further. CompassionShelters ‘Bunkhouse' model is a snap-together solution that requires no tools to erect, and can be … Continue reading » The post Low Cost Bug Out Shelter That Can Be Assembled By 2 People In Under 30 Minutes appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Sat, Dec 16, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How To Make A Living While Living Off The Grid Living off grid evokes memories of a humbler time, when we took care of ourselves using the resources found in our immediate surroundings. Taking the leap required to live either entirely or even partially off grid requires a significant amount of planning. Before packing your … Continue reading » The post How To Make A Living While Living Off The Grid appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Sat, Dec 16, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Although we home schooled for 23 years, I'll be the first to say that homeschooling is not for everyone. Parents who choose this option do so for a plethora of reasons. But consider a scenario where the schools are closed indefinitely or at least for several months. You might find yourself becoming an “accidental homeschooler”.. . . Read More [...]
Sat, Dec 16, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
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 was a confusing week for … Read the restThe post The Other Side of the Tax Bill and the Net Neutrality Repeal appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, Dec 16, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
How to Make Reverse Twist Two-Ply Natural Cordage ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Arguably, the most underrated and overlooked primitive technology is rope and string. That is until you run out of modern cordage. A whole new appreciation for stuff that binds will quickly become apparent. Ropes and knots predate the ax, the wheel, and possibly the controlled use of fire by our ancestors. Think of stone tools. These had to be tied to the end of sticks. Shelters stood with joints bound by fibrous lashing material. Animal sinew, catgut, and hide were used as well. But, as my friend, Mark Warren, says, it's easier to get your hands on plants [...]
Sat, Dec 16, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
It seems like every time we turn around there is some deadly disease in the news. In recent years, there has been Ebola and the Avian influence A (H7N9) virus. There has also been MERS-CoV and many more. While these are epidemics of serious proportion, they are not yet pandemics, but they could be. The. . . Read More [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
While everyone is very concerned about North Korea's nuclear tests, these kinds of experiments are nothing new. In fact, hundreds of them took place right here in the United States … Read the restThe post These Declassified Nuclear Test Videos PROVE That a Strike Is Survivable appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
There are a lot of concerns about the air we breath and part of a solid prepping plan is reducing the contaminants that we are exposed to either every single day or in an emergency. Special BDS Discount: There is a BDS exclusive 20% off discount code here using code “bds20” at checkout! The question. . . Read More [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
There are two kinds of preppers: those who plan to run for the hills and those who hope to stay put for as long as possible. If you are the latter kind, you've undoubtedly outfitted your home with every conceivable advantage, from security windows and doors to months-worth of shelf-safe foods. However, if you haven't even touched your landscaping, you aren't doing all you can to prepare. Your yard is more than a useless zone between the unprepared masses and your beloved family. There is plenty you can do to transform your yard into a space that improves your chances of [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
In Puerto Rico, everything has changed since Hurricane Maria struck nearly 3 months ago. Many people have no running water. And if they do, it can't be consumed without boiling.… Read the restThe post VIDEO: What Everyday Life Is Like in Puerto Rico Now appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
Confession: I don't have bug out bags packed for our family. We are a family of six and I have had this project on my to-do list for a long time now. I find the idea of putting the bug out bags together daunting and probably expensive. It needed to be done. So I started […] [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
Have you ever thought about what an SHTF Christmas would be like after an end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it event? I'm not talking about a minor issue that just affects a few people, but … Read the restThe post Stories from an SHTF Christmas: An Interview with Selco appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
There are many types of Preppers, but most of us find that we don't have enough time, skills, or money to be truly prepared on our own or with immediate family. Most people are better off joining a survival community with professional staff and a good facility—providing economies of scale with large numbers of members to share the overhead costs of the facility, equipment and staff. More people means more skills, more hands to do the work, more guards and security. Fortitude Ranch (FR) is a large survival community that can keep members spread out (when virus protection is [...]
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
In 1980, Mount St. Helens experienced a major volcanic eruption. More than 57 people were killed as a direct result of the eruption, which experts believe to be one of the most disastrous in United States history. While the eruption itself was a dramatic and quick-moving event, it wasn't without warning. In fact, for the two months preceding it, the mountain experienced multiple earthquakes and steam-venting activities that threatened the integrity of the land. As the north slope began to bulge and swell, it became obvious that a calamity was imminent. On May 18, it came to a head. The [...]
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
I got word a water powered Flashlight was heading my way for a product review & immediately pictured a contraption with a propeller to dip in a running stream, or some penlight hooked up to a water bottle. Instead, I got the Hydra Light, a foot long, rubber-coated, yellow & black plastic cylinder, looking every inch a serious lighting device. It sported some heft to it too, but strangely, no propeller or water tank. Instead, inside it was a long white cylinder where a battery would be, with two metal ends and holes along the length of it's sides. End-cap [...]
Sat, Dec 09, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
Chestnuts are roasting, bells are ringing, and presents are under the tree. But if you are into survival, then you might put a slightly different twist on things during the … Read the restThe post Survival Santa's Guide to a Very Prepper Christmas appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Fri, Dec 08, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
Natural remedies can be effective against the miserable symptoms of the flu and colds. We use a lot of essential oils in our home, with eucalyyptus, lavender, and frankincense all good choices for a flu patient's sick room. These 3 recipes use natural ingredients that can be found in the healthy living section of grocery […] [...]
Fri, Dec 08, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
Do you remember the moment you decided to become a prepper? I was raised by a mom who bottled fruit, raised chickens, sewed, and baked bread. I thought it was just how you do things. I carried that habit into my marriage. Life has a tendency to teach us all lessons that we need to […] [...]
Wed, Dec 06, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
If the #1 rule to purchasing a home is, “Location, Location, Location,” then the #1 rule of food storage is, “rotation, rotation, rotation.” I mention it because some thirty-year-old brown sugar and chocolate chips recently came into my possession, and it probably would have been good if it had been rotated out a few decades […] [...]
Tue, Dec 05, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
Be Honest About Your Current Communications Plan For most preppers quantifying is a problem. We buy stuff and we store stuff, but do we have a true definition of what “prepared” is? The truth about being prepared is that we cannot quantify what we will need. I will let you in on a little […] The post Have You Considered Your SHTF Communications Plan? appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Mon, Dec 04, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Take a look at the news and newspapers and you will likely find a case of robbery and home invasion. In our minds, our homes are where we ought to feel the safest. Where we can relax from a tiring day with family. However, the reality of things is that you are not safe even in your home. For this reason, you need to ensure that a home security plan is in place. This will make it harder for the burglar to infiltrate and cause harm buying you and your family enough time for the police to arrive. Let's take a [...]
Fri, Dec 01, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
Reno, Nevada police have confirmed that there is an active shooter situation in which a shooter was firing from an elevated position into downtown Reno. [...] The post Suspected gunman killed in Reno, Nevada: Shooter Was Firing from Elevated Position appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Nov 28, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Hoko Knife: How to Make a Simple Stone Cutting Tool ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker The blood of our ancestors flows in our own veins. Our aboriginal legacy is written in the very make-up of our bodies. The ancient caves and campfires of our pasts call to us from within. Primitive Technology is our inheritance as well. It is a world heritage which knows no race, creed, or color. It is foreign to no one. It is the shared thread which links us to our prehistory and binds us together as human beings. Steve Watts ~ “Primitive Technology, A Book of Earth Skills” It seems with every generation, the disconnect between the earth and her [...]
Tue, Nov 28, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
The Supreme Court has yet again shown their disdain for gunowners, making way for more anti-gun governors to enact state bans on so-called assault weapons and open carry. [...] The post Anti-Gun Supreme Court Screws Gun Owners Again: Refuses to Overturn ban on assault weapons and open-carry appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Nov 27, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
True Urban Scenario While the wasteland model of the urban sprawl tends to grace the pages of books and big screens. I envision a much different scenario. Rather than a world of desolation I see nearly the opposite. There are 8 and a half million people in New York City. How many of these people […] The post Practice Advanced Urban Survival with Skill Over Gear appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Sun, Nov 26, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
5o+ Reasons I'm Thankful for My Country as Cracklin' Cornbread_ Raisin' _ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Being raised in the South, these are a few things I'm thankful for today. I'll bet some of y'all can add to the list. A dust trail behind a truck coming down the long dirt driveway meant you had visitors or someone was lost and in need of directions. The memory of your first green persimmon when you wiser cousin assured you it was an apple. Daddy's brains and eggs with a side of country ham for breakfast. The day Daddy walked me down the church aisle and stood with me as I was “washed in the blood” and later baptized. Watching Mama [...]
Thu, Nov 23, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Thanksgiving may not be for a couple of days, but the roads are already filling up with drivers heading away for the holiday weekend. Unfortunately, many of them are ill-prepared to face an emergency situation while out on the road. [...] The post 45 Million people To Take Thanksgiving Road Trips: Are you ready for Roadside Emergencies? appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Off Grid Medic: Surviving Wilderness Emergencies When Definitive Care is Miles Away ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker More and more people are getting back to nature to enjoy its beauty and benefits. The list of outdoor activities seems endless. With these pursuits comes risk of injury. Common injuries like scrapes, sprains, burns, bites, and blisters can turn serious in remote locations. I've had my share of bumps, bruises, stings, and close calls. Thankfully, none were life threatening… but could have turned sideways quickly. Note: All injuries depicted look real but are not. If you're queasy about blood and guts, you may want to reconsider reading the rest of this article. A skill set I've neglected for years [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
A home invasion/burglary occurs nearly every 15 seconds in the United States. Here are 5 things that could be inviting a criminal to burglarize your home. [...] The post Are you Welcoming a Home Invasion? Five ways you Could be Inviting a Burglar into your Home appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
The Department of Homeland Security is planning to conduct chemical and biological tests near the border between Kansas and Oklahoma. [...] The post Department of Homeland Security to Simulate Biological Weapons Test in Oklahoma appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Nov 13, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
There are many possible scenarios where a third world war might arise: ideological or religious reasons, as well as a lack of resources. So what are you going to do in an SHTF situation, especially one when nuclear or microbiological weapons are used? You need to be prepared for everything that might happen, so you've […] The post How to Survive World War 3: Useful Tips & Tricks appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Wed, Nov 08, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
How to Make and Use a Long Lever Bow Drill Set - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker The Bushcraft Journal, a free online magazine, has a wealth of articles dealing with outdoor self-reliance. This post is based on a recent article by Gary Johnston of Jack Raven Bushcraft. As Gary mentions in his article, many people would like to learn to make fire by friction with a bow and drill but many not have the physical stamina to twirl up an ember. Others may have bad knees or other injures which prevent them from ever attempting fire by friction. This method alleviates knee pain and weak wrists. Here are the steps our students at RISE Academy used [...]
Wed, Nov 08, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Using the bow and arrow has been at the heart of human existence. From simple designs used for hunting to more advanced bows, empires have even been constructed around them. In the modern world, it's easy to think that there is no place for such primitive tools, but regardless of the day and age, humans […] The post Learning Survival Archery – Is It Necessary for Preppers? appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Thu, Nov 02, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
To survive in cold weather like anything else it takes a certain skill set, proper materials i.e. clothing, shelter and it takes practice/training. You need to know before you have to know that what you are doing and wearing will keep you alive. First, as a reminder, the human body puts out heat, a considerable […] The post Cold Weather Primer: A Refresher If You Will appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Wed, Nov 01, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Check Out this Cool – Folding Survival / Hunting / Bug Out Bag Bow. Is the Go Primal Survival Bow THE BEST Folding Longbow on the Planet? Join David as he takes this capable hunting and survival archery weapon out on the range and continues our survival weapons series on http://ultimatesurvivaltips.com/ SEE LIST of ALL the Gear Shown in this Video (BELOW)… _____ ________ As PROMISED… HERE Are LINKS to ALL the Gear Mentioned in this Video: – Go Primal Compact Folding Survival Bow (CFSB) – Spectre Take Down Bow – Samick Sage Take Down Recurve Bow – Diamond – Infinite Edge Black Ops – Compound Bow – PSE Snake [...]
Mon, Oct 23, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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Survival gear is supposed to help you… Right? But some survival gear is just junk that can waste your money, time, energy – and could even get you killed. Let's take a look at a few of the items on my “Most Hated” survival gear list. I'm keenly aware that hate is a strong word, I did not loosely choose it for this title. I really do hate the pieces of equipment that I am going to take a look at here today. I am in the business of teaching people how to survive under uncomfortable conditions. Conditions in which gear can [...]
Fri, Oct 20, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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I recently got a question from one of our subscribers asking why they should use paracord instead of more affordable plain nylon cord. This is a great question because on the surface, we really don't see much of a difference between the two. They're both cord, about the same diameter and weight. And one is half the cost of the other. So What's the Big Deal About Paracord Anyway? And why should you even care if you use paracord or just plain nylon cordage in your Bug Out Bag, emergency kit or on your next camping trip? The answer is simple… Paracord gives you many [...]
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
A_1-DMT Credit Card Wallet Sharpener
If you're bored of “typical” survival gear, want to cut through the clutter and learn what David personally uses… or maybe you have a special someone on your “survival” gift list and need some help. Well you've come to the right place… Because today we're gonna break into the survival cache and take a look at 10+ cool survival survival gizmos, gadgets and gear that could also make great gifts. For your convenience, I've included a pile of links to the stuff in this post with each item. Cool!? Well let's get started… EDC Diamond Credit Card Sized Knife Sharpener Got a dull knife [...]
Thu, Sep 28, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Every garden, I plant a cherry tomato plant. Or two, just in case one dies. Later in the summer they start producing those little red balls of juicy goodness. Oh, my. Cherry tomatoes right off the vine are SO yummy and sweet! One of the rewards of gardening, for sure. But after a week or […] [...]
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Is Your Bug Out Bag Too Fat
Are you serious? 55, 80 or 100 pound bug out bags!? It's crazy, insane and sometimes stupid how much weight some folks think they are going to be able to carry in their emergency kit, backpack or bug out bag – on foot – if they have to flee for their life. So I did some research (added in some personal experience) and came up with guide to show how much you might expect to be able to carry if you are on foot, on mild terrain, in a mild climate, for a moderate distance of 5-10 miles per day (provided [...]
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Get pre-registered now for this FREE online summit! I'm so excited to tell you about the Back to Basics Summit! For those of you unfamiliar with online summits, they are a little like going to a conference or convention at an event center where you can attend classes with top notch instructors, except it's all […] [...]
Fri, Sep 08, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Do you like fish? We do. We like fishing and eating what we catch. Most times we are just fishing for lake or river trout, which we don't filet, but sometimes we get fish that are bigger or hard scaled, and those are perfect for fileting! This filet method works great on a variety of […] [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Alexis Griffee on Survival at Home. A camouflage garden is a productive tactical alternative to traditional row gardening and can increase your self-reliance in a SHTF situation. The post Why Your Home Survival Plan Needs A Camouflage Garden appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Summer travel time is coming! I love traveling with my family, but we're cheap/frugal/poor, so we don't usually fly anywhere, we just go places within driving distance. We do road trips more often than anything, and we've been doing them for a LOT of years. When I first wrote this, we also didn't have a […] [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Dana Thompson on Survival at Home. Keeping meat rabbits has been a viable means of self-reliance for centuries. This guide will teach you everything you need to know to get started! The post Startup Guide to Keeping Meat Rabbits in Your Backyard appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, May 08, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Solavore has upgraded the reflectors that come with their solar oven/reflector package, so when they asked if I'd test them out of course I had to give the new reflectors a test. Last time I shared a review of the Solavore Sport solar oven, I shared all the ins and outs of the setup and […] [...]
Thu, May 04, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
It has been four years since we last did an assessment of the military capabilities of North Korea. Has four years of unhindered advancement made Kim Jong Un as much a threat to the world as he is to the jelly donut? Find out in the latest Tin Hat Ranch video: [...]
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Written by Dana Zamprogno on Survival at Home. If you've never tried making soap at home before, this beginner's guide will give you the confidence you need to start making soap like a pro! The post A Beginner's Guide To Making Soap at Home appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Dana Thompson on Survival at Home. Raising meat chickens in your backyard is an achievable (and easy) way to maintain a self-sufficient supply of protein for you and your family! The post A Guide for Raising Meat Chickens appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Walk USA Discover
Introduction My name is Edward Mjelde, I am a 24 year old recent college graduate from sunny San Diego, California. This is my story about how I gave away and sold nearly all my possessions and left home with a backpack to walk coast-to-coast across the country following the 5,100 mile American Discovery Trail in pursuit of beauty, truth, and a life of risk and adventure. My goal is to share the knowledge I have gathered from my adventure in hope that it will inspire people to take risks in order to chase their own dreams and aspirations. I have dubbed my epic adventure [...]
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
Source: Survival Magazine
Sometimes an accessory is surprisingly good. So was the case with the Hardened Power Systems USB Multi-Tap. This USB charger might just be the world's most powerful gadget charger. Where to find: (Mention THR in the order details for the free adapter) HPS USB Multi-Tap 12V/7A Power Supply HPS Operator G1 [...]
Fri, Apr 14, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Written by Dave James on Survival at Home. I've got guns - lots of 'em! But when the SHTF, survival bows for preppers will be worth their weight in gold! However, not all bows are created equal. The post An Introduction to Survival Bows for Preppers appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
A Las Vegas-based company called SPI has a color night vision sensor called the X27 and has the X28 in Development. The 1.5-minute video above shows what the 10-megapixel sensor can capture in extremely dark places. According to SPI The X27 is the highest performing true gen 4 color night vision low light sensor imaging system. The low noise real time 60hz HD detector is the first of its kind breakthrough technology that offers day like imagery in the darkest of environments. The X27 color low light camera images from 390 to 1.2 Um and sees IR military spot lasers. The [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: Survival Magazine
Call it a radio go box or Ham-O-Can, the Operator G1 by Hardened Power Systems IS the Ham-O-Can…only better. The original Ham-O-Can video is here. This comms box is one awesome piece of kit. Check it out: Products in the video: HPS Operator G1 Midland MXT 105 Operator Magnetic Kickstands New 15 Watt Midland MXT … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Mar 26, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Electric cars are gaining prevalence on the roads throughout the world. Check out this video to find out why they are not the answer, without even knowing the question. In the video I mentioned a letter. If you would like to see THR work with Tesla on a complete off the grid system, it is … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
It is an exciting time in solar power. Storage is shifting from Lead Acid batteries to Lithium Ion. Panels are appearing everywhere in all shapes, sizes, and forms. What happens when you don't have the space or funds for a large system? What can you do with smaller solar power systems? It turns out the … Continue reading » [...]
Wed, Feb 15, 2017
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
We recently found these guys and their line of compact go anywhere campers. We were truly amazed at the utilization of space, seems like they thought of everything. Like & Share if you'd try one out. The UEV-440 is a true Jack of all trades; it offers the maneuverability and capability of a camper trailer as well as caravan benefits such as a hard roof, sides and floor. The 440 has a number of sleeping arrangements, you can simply fold out the front & side for 2x double beds, fold out one side for 1x double bed and 1x single, or [...]
Sun, Jul 06, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
Walk USA Discover
WalkUSA's Adventure Series: Planning Introduction Catch a glimpse of what it's like walking across America with the first video compilation of my adventure! My name is Edward Mjelde, I am a 24 year old recent college graduate from sunny San Diego, California. This is my story about how I gave away and sold nearly all my possessions and left home with a backpack to walk coast-to-coast across the country following the 5,100 mile American Discovery Trail in pursuit of beauty, truth, and a life of risk and adventure. My goal is to share the stories I have gathered from my adventure in hope that it [...]
Mon, Mar 24, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
firepit with swings
While this isn't Survival per say it can fall under homesteading and improving the simple way of life. We thought it was an amazing project and had to share! This post is by way of Dave Larnerd over at bow hunting, Thanks Dave great job! It took me just about 3 days, first day was digging the holes and setting the uprights. All the wood is pressure treated 6×6's. Next day was finishing building it. and the 3'rd was spreading the gravel and setting the fire pit and staining the pressure treated. I bought the swings offline from Louisana Cypress Swings and [...]
Sun, Mar 23, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine

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Sun, Dec 17, 2017
Source: Prepper Website
Sun, Dec 17, 2017
Source: Prepper Website
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Source: Prepper Website
Sun, Dec 17, 2017
Source: Prepper Website
The Real Reason For The Warmer Winter This Year Do you live in the Northeast and were you wearing shorts on Christmas Eve this year? The planet is getting warmer and unless we adopt a more sustainable lifestyle around the globe, we will continue to face climate issues. However, it's the author's contention in the … Continue reading » The post The Real Reason For The Warmer Winter This Year appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Sat, Dec 16, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How to Build a 50 Dollar Greenhouse See how to build this fantastic greenhouse for around 50 bucks or less if you can use your head! I live in Nebraska, so that means the last frost and cold evening may come well after may… That's why I am going to build this myself this year. … Continue reading » The post How to Build a 50 Dollar Greenhouse appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Sat, Dec 16, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
7 Most Likely Infections You'll Catch When The SHTF Organisms that can cause illness are all around us; in our food, water and air. They are in the bodies of animals and other people as well. Infection occurs when some of them get past a series of natural defenses like our skin, inflammation and antibodies. … Continue reading » The post 7 Most Likely Infections You'll Catch When The SHTF appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Sat, Dec 16, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Low Cost Bug Out Shelter That Can Be Assembled By 2 People In Under 30 Minutes If you are looking for an affordable shelter that you can put quickly in the event of a disaster when SHTF, look no further. CompassionShelters ‘Bunkhouse' model is a snap-together solution that requires no tools to erect, and can be … Continue reading » The post Low Cost Bug Out Shelter That Can Be Assembled By 2 People In Under 30 Minutes appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Sat, Dec 16, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How To Make A Living While Living Off The Grid Living off grid evokes memories of a humbler time, when we took care of ourselves using the resources found in our immediate surroundings. Taking the leap required to live either entirely or even partially off grid requires a significant amount of planning. Before packing your … Continue reading » The post How To Make A Living While Living Off The Grid appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Sat, Dec 16, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness

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