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Best Prepper Resources and Recommendations Page

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

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

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

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

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

The Best Prepper Gear Recommendations

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

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

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

5.11 Rush 72 backpack

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

Osprey Atmos 65 backpack

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

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

Solo Stove Wood Burning Backpacking Stove

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

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

CREE 7W Flashlight

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

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

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

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

MPOWERD Lucy Inflatable Solar Lantern

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

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

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

Goal Zero 41022 Guide 10 Plus Solar Recharging Kit

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

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

Doan Magnesium Fire Starter

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

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

SOG Seal Pup Survival Knife

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

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

Fiskars X7 14″ Hatchet

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

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

Sawyer Mini Portable Water Filter

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

Suunto M-3 D/L Compass


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

The Best Prepper Websites and Online Resources

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

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

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

Prepper/Survival Blogs

Backdoor Survival –

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

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

Prepper Website –

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

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

Survival Sherpa –

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

American Preppers Network –

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

Ready Nutrition –

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

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

The Organic Prepper –

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

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

Prep for SHTF –

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

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

Tin Hat Ranch –

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

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

Mom With a Prep –

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

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

Survival at Home –

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

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

SHTF Preparedness –

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

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

Camping Survival Blog –

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

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

Survival Mom –

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

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

Offgrid Survival –

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

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

Survival Magazine –

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

Food Storage and Survival –

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

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

Ultimate Survival Tips –

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

Survival Blog

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

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

Prepper/Survival Facebook Pages

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

Survival Watch

Survival Magazine

Homestead & Survival

The Survival Mom

Food Storage and Survival

American Preppers Network

Camping Survival

Prepper-related Forums

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

The Best Prepper Book Recommendations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Skills and knowledge trump gear and miscellaneous stuff when it comes to survival, and this brand new Back to Basics Bundle will provide you and your family with hours and hours of great information related to many different areas of being prepared. WHAT IS A BUNDLE? With the popularity of ebooks and online courses, “bundles” have become a hot trend. A bundle is simply a collection of related ebooks, online magazines, e-courses (online classes) and, occasionally, collections of podcasts. You pay a single fee for access to the entire lot and then can download it to as many computers and other [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
This list is part of my eBook, Prepared Kids: A Parent's Guide to Raising the Next Generation of Self-Reliant, Responsible Adults! THIS WEEK ONLY (Jan 16-22, 2017) Get my Prepared Kids eBook as part of the Back to Basics Living Bundle–a spectacular collection of resources for preparedness, food storage, natural remedies, healthy living, cooking from […] [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Preparing for an EMP | Backdoor Survival
Those of you who may be new to the world of prepping may not immediately think of EMPs when it comes to immediate threats. Instead, the top threats in your own mind might be a nuclear war, economic collapse, and the uncontrollable events that Mother Nature regularly throws our way. Seasoned preppers, however, rank EMPs pretty high on the list of potentially disruptive events. For many, it is the number one threat. In this article, we will look at why that is, what they are, and what you can do to prepare for an EMP. The post 12 Months of [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
surviving iceland
When my family spent 2 weeks in Iceland this past fall, surviving cold weather was my top concern. Coming from Arizona and now Texas, I tend to go overboard when it comes to preparing for cold weather and packing for this trip was no exception. I knew that our first and most important prep was our bodies — packing the right type of shoes and clothing to keep us warm from the skin out. Start with your skin No matter what the temperature and weather conditions are, get ready at the skin, or base, layer. My favorite base layer is made of [...]
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
The Back to Basics Living Bundle sale starts TODAY! I just want to give you a quick heads up about the Back to Basics Living Bundle and explain a bit about why it might be a good fit for you. To create a bundle, a group of authors and content creators agree […] [...]
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
summer garden
Hold on to your hat! Spring and it's warmer cousin, summer, are just around the corner. Yes, even if you're looking out the window at piles of crystalline, white snow — believe! One day soon, the days will lengthen and your summer garden will become just as real as those freezing temperatures! Seed companies from companies like Seed Savers, Territorial Seed Company, and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds have their catalogs at the ready. Be sure to request them now before supplies run low. Here's a comprehensive list of seed companies to peruse. Even before the catalogs arrive, though, there are a number [...]
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
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, the Survival Saturday round-up … Read the restThe post Will You Be Ready When All Hell Breaks Loose? appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, Jan 14, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
How to Make Coffee Using a French Press | Backdoor Survival
If you are anything like me, you have a tough time facing the day without first imbibing on a robust cup of hot coffee. Can you imagine being in a survival situation, faced with the stress of a disruptive event, and not having your morning fix of java? Although I say this somewhat tongue in cheek, the reality is that drinking coffee is a simple comfort that can bring pleasure when things are not going well. With that in mind, over the past few months, I have been on a mission to create an excellent cup of coffee while using minimal [...]
Sat, Jan 14, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Inflatable Solar Still
Desalination/distillation is a centuries old process and is still used today in many parts of the world. In ancient times sailors that were at sea for months used this process to convert seawater into potable water. This very basic process that occurs in nature is responsible for the water (hydrologic) cycle. The sun's rays supply the energy that causes water to evaporate from surface sources such as lakes, oceans, and streams. In a survival situation, the source would be water that you have collected whether it is seawater or a contaminated surface water source. This evaporative process creates water vapor that [...]
Fri, Jan 13, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
The Wheel is set in South America and has six contestants that are expected to survive six distinctly grueling landscapes according to The Discovery Channel. The Wheel turns and with each turn of the wheel contestant is dropped into a new location. The locations are some of the world's deadliest terrain, such as freezing tundra's, rugged mountains and treacherous rainforests. The wheel spins based on the moons rotation. When your name comes up you are dropped off in a totally different environment from where you were previously. The participants do not know when or where they will end up. Each contestant is [...]
Fri, Jan 13, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
How do you survive a flood, mudslides, avalanches, power outages, and gale force winds? What about sinkholes and buckling roads? You're going to be so disappointed when I tell you … Read the restThe post An Unsexy Survival Plan for California's Epic Floods, Avalanches, and Mudslides appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Thu, Jan 12, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
Heal Local 20 Essential Herbs for Home Healthcare | Backdoor Survival
Over the past few years, I have acquired a sizeable library of books and eBooks on natural remedies. Some are good but somewhat dry, boring, and overly technical. Others are fluff or simply a glorified blog post article. A select few are outstanding and today's book is one of them. Heal Local: 20 Essential Herbs for Do-it-Yourself Home Healthcare is one of those rare books that takes an overwhelming subject and breaks it down into manageable bites. The book begins with an extensive discussion of developing a local medicine community and the value of using healing herbs and [...]
Thu, Jan 12, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Yes, people do still take vacations, and any “daycation” away from work and the resulting stress is a way to recharge and unwind, it's a good thing. In today's economy, however, not many Preppers can afford to fly to Europe or visit some exotic island hideaway. Vacations for many are day trips to national parks, theme parks, or a few hours hiking along an established trail. What happens, though, if something happens and you are away from home, away from your supplies, away from friends and family, can you survive? First, assume something could happen while on vacation. Being aware of certain [...]
Wed, Jan 11, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Waiting until the last minute, or waiting until a disaster strikes is probably the stupidest thing you can do. Depending on the severity of the disaster it could get you and the ones you love killed... [...] The post Last Minute Prepper: How to Survive a Disaster when you Failed to Prepare appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Wed, Jan 11, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
For some people, the election of Donald Trump has completely flipped the prepping paradigm. If you have stopped prepping, or believe that the world is now going to become some utopian wonderworld under Donald Trump, you need to think again! [...] The post The State of Preparedness 2017: Prepping Under a Donald Trump Presidency appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Jan 10, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
What You Need To Know About Animal Snares for Survival | Backdoor Survival
When it comes to long term survival under dire circumstances, many of us will need to step outside our personal comfort zone and use snares to trap animals for food. The thought of doing so is unpleasant to me personally, but if I had to do it I could and I would. This has led me to research animal snares and how best to use them in modern times. To pull this together, I have collaborated with Cody Assmann, an experienced outdoorsman who has a lot of hands-on experience with this sort of thing. In this article [...]
Tue, Jan 10, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Build a Culture of Grit and Deliberate Practice to Master Self-Reliance Skills - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Every craft has pinnacle performers. What separates people who master a skill from the rest of us? They appear to have innate self-reliance super-powers. But here's the thing… It's not that they were born with copious amounts of talent. Their skill wasn't genetically transmitted. The truth is that there is not a friction fire gene, or an ax-manship gene, or a gardening gene… no matter how effortless they make it look. Talent, in and of itself, is overrated! Whatever skill you practice, these two traits will determine your level of mastery… Grit and Deliberate Practice. Grit Besides being abrasive particles in your swim trunks, [...]
Mon, Jan 09, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Do you heat your house with wood? What to do with the ashes is a question for most. Obviously, you want to take great care to dispose of them in … Read the restThe post 18 Practical Ways to Use the Ashes from Your Fireplace appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Mon, Jan 09, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
how to make big decisions
Life is a bit interesting, isn't it? It is exhilarating, scary, magnificent and confusing. We all trek along this journey of life with plans. Big and small, we all have plans. We have calendars, goal sheets, dream boards and apps that keep us on track. This works great if you know what you are doing. But what do you do when you're faced with a big, scary decision? How do you decide what to do when you don't know what to do? Sometimes we are faced with big decisions that need to be made: Do I take this job offer? Should we have [...]
Sun, Jan 08, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
Heating your home with a wood stove. It sounds so warm. And cozy. And romantic. You know, sitting by the fireplace in your pajamas with your hot cocoa and a good book kind of romantic. But those of you who heat your homes with a wood stove know that it is, well, not as easy […] [...]
Sat, Jan 07, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
In order to be a great bow hunter, you'll have to go through years of training and experience. It's just like playing a musical instrument; at first, you don't know what you're doing, but with a lot of practice and determination, you'll find yourself playing sonatas. It's just the same with archery and bow hunting, but sometimes, you can't improve by yourself. Thus, I've put together this article on bow hunting tips for all beginner hunters. Enjoy! Weigh between speed and accuracy Sometimes, you have to choose between the two. And as a beginner bow hunter, you're bound to have trouble accomplishing [...]
Sat, Jan 07, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
Most preppers focus on the short term. They stock up on goods and supplies but limit themselves to a few months' worth of storage. This is understandable: most new preppers don't have a whole lot of storage space and very few can afford to drop a wad of cash on the storage space and supplies and prep for the long haul. Our emergency response systems are also fairly sophisticated. Even massive disaster zones get at least their basic resources back within a few months. Limiting yourself to a few months with the assumption that you simply won't need more than [...]
Sat, Jan 07, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
The New Year always brings a desire to begin anew or make a fresh start. For many of us, it's also a time to create new habits or goals. But all too often, we're already sidetracked three days later. Research shows that repeating a task for 21 days creates a habit, but I know I'm […] The post 10 New Habits for the Prepared Home appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Mon, Jan 02, 2017
Source: Mom With a Prep
Ultimet Survival Tips-Survival Plan
You can determine your chances of surviving any critical crisis, emergency or catastrophe by developing what you WILL need *then* – NOW. How? By increasing your “survival probability” quotient through the habits, attitudes, and mindset you choose today. Let me explain… Have you watched some of the survival shows on TV where you just know that the person with all the mad survival skills is going to be the one to crush it….and how rarely that is the actual outcome? It isn't just practical survival skills that matter but what is going on in your head and how you are accustomed [...]
Sun, Jan 01, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Emergency, like natural calamities such as flood, typhoon or hurricane, and earthquakes are a dangerous situation, requiring an immediate and fast response to avoid unwanted results ̶ injuries or death. Being able to make sure that you are safe before, during, and after any disaster is needed to counteract or respond effectively. What is needed is preparedness. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the U.S., it means a continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating and taking corrective actions in an effort to ensure effective coordination during incident response. Emergency Preparedness can save your lie or [...]
Sat, Dec 31, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
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by Todd Walker My regret is that I didn't watch more quality YouTube videos on my journey of self-reliance. There's a sea of regurgitated material out there, and, sadly, few quote their sources of knowledge. My latest project was inspired by watching Kelly Harlton build a bucksaw with Mors Kochanski on Randy Breeuwsma's channel, Karamat Wilderenss Ways. For larger cutting tasks at base camp, a bucksaw is a thing of beauty and a joy forever. The 21 inch takedown bucksaw I built from scrap dimensional lumber is portable but usually hangs on my shop wall. I needed a dedicated base camp saw [...]
Thu, Dec 29, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
The Top 7 Survival Sherpa Articles of 2016 ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker This question haunts my mind with each passing year… Is it possible, at my age, to write my first book? This week marks 5 years since starting this little blog. Writing for me has been a series of absurd events. C-minuses in all my college english classes, all of which I was super proud to earn, is a poor indicator for a future book-writer. Still, I write words and sentences but couldn't diagram one if a gun were held to my head. My English professors would be shocked, almost as much as I am, to find 550 articles penned here. There's [...]
Fri, Dec 23, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Wild Resources: Only a Fool Comes Home Empty Handed ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker I recently took three of my students on a scout through a patch of woods surrounding our school to select a route to simulate the Trail of Tears they were studying. This was nothing close to the tragic event of the Cherokee people being rounded up and forcibly removed from tribal homelands. For our students, a short walk in the woods was better than sitting in a cramped desk reading about this dark time in our country's history. Students hit the trail with their belongings; books, book bags, and whatever they wore to school. Many were ill prepared for [...]
Wed, Dec 14, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Preparedness Gift Ideas for the Kitchen to help you gift the gift of preparedness to your family and friends for Christmas, birthdays, weddings and more! Note: These are not items for the already PREPARED family. These are ideas for folks who are not prepared or don't have the means to purchase for themselves the things […] The post Preparedness Gifts for the Kitchen under $25 appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Tue, Dec 13, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
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We all know it, don't we? Something is terribly wrong with our world, and things could go downhill fast! But there IS hope! Allow me to share the greatest survival tip I've ever discovered – with you. Let's get started… What is THE Ultimate Survival Tip? Over the years, I have passed on survival tips, tricks and training to help you and the others we serve. But I'll be honest, I think I learn more from you guys than I share… So I was curious what you, our fans, followers and friends, thought was the MOST important survival tip – The “Ultimate” [...]
Sat, Dec 10, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Today I'm going to share with you my little secret for staying healthy through the winter months. Last year, I was in a community theater play and my friend, who is a voice coach, told me to drink hot honey lemon water to help my throat and keep my voice healthy with all the singing […] [...]
Sat, Dec 10, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
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Well, I don't know about you, but I hate freezing my butt off when it's cold outside! Now add a worst-case scenario, and you could DIE out there, so it's important to know how to dress for extended exposure to the frigid cold. Fortunately, it isn't as hard as it might seem… especially with the addition of new clothing technology and a common sense approach. Here's How It Works.. Your body is a furnace that continuously generates surplus heat (when it is working properly), so all we need to do is use scaleable layers of the right clothing to PRESERVE the heat [...]
Mon, Dec 05, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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by Todd Walker In the context of wilderness survival, the speed at which you are able to build a fire could mean life or death. There are many real-life accounts available where cold and wet people die in the woods… well within the 72 hours most people are found by rescuers. The purpose of these exercises is not to compete against one another. However, a little friendly competition among friends is always fun. The most important aspect of practicing emergency fire craft and shelter building is the role these skills could one day play in keeping you alive in the wilderness. Plus, [...]
Mon, Dec 05, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
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IF you're looking for MORE crazy, cool and downright useful NEW gear for everyday carry, survival, prepping, bushcraft, bug out or as a gift for someone on your list, who likes to be prepared… you've come to the right place. Here are 17+ survival gadgets, gizmos, gifts and gear… Swiss Card Lite – Includes 13 EDC Tools 13 Emergency Tools – In a Credit Card Sized Pocket Tool A credit card slot in your wallet, pack or purse is a great place to everyday carry the Victorniox Swiss Card Lite Pocket Tool. Made in Switzerland… the 13-Tool [...]
Sun, Dec 04, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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The world doesn't seem to be getting any better, so it's a prudent decision for all freedom-loving, law-abiding folks to consider purchasing, customizing and being trained to responsibly handle either an AK-47 or AR-15… just in case things continue in the direction they are going. When we start talking about military style weapons (like the Ar-15 or AK-47) for survival, we are talking about a time in the future, when things have gotten really bad. Oftentimes referred to as the world without the rule of law (WROL). We want to be clear with you, the reader, that we are not advocates of [...]
Sun, Dec 04, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Parts List and Schematic HERE This is the fifth video in the “How To Build The Ultimate Bug Out Series”. Lots of you folks asked us to include a “stealth mode” of sorts in our bug out vehicle, in fact, enough of you asked that we actually did it. “Stealth Driving” is just what it … Continue reading » [...]
Fri, Nov 25, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
The power is out! What do I do with all that food I just bought from Costco!? Here are freezer safety tips for a power outage! While many will say that you should never use the freezer, I actually suggest using the freezer as part of your long-term food storage plan. I think using the tools that […]The post 15 Freezer Safety Tips for a Power Outage appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Sat, Oct 22, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
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
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
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
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
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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Some interesting info, including.... Quote: Discoveries Un-Suppressed with a 338 Lapua 1313 yards on target 1470 yards falling off into no where land Suppressed with a 33 Lapua (Suppressor has given it more velocity) no problem hitting steel at 1313 yards hit target at 1470 yard Went into outer space at 1583 yards Long Range Precision Shooting Discoveries [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
"I have to say, I think it's fair to say this is one of the most radical inaugural speeches we've ever heard." Wow you don't get out much do ya tap! [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
So Lavabit has been resurrected https://lavabit.com/ Some background on its withdrawal from service and relaunch. https://theintercept.com/2017/01/20/...n-to-relaunch/ [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
As expected, loonie left-wing terrorists have taken to the streets in the nation's capital, rioting, looting, starting fires, and attacking trump supporters. [...] The post Terrorist Rioters turn D.C into battleground appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Glock 22 Handguns From $369 [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
I am not a newby to prepping, but look forward to learning from folks. [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
I really love watching/learning unarmed self defence, it's just absolutely beautiful to watch and practice. https://twitter.com/1uksus/status/822331822650572800 [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
Stack-On 14 Gun Fire Resistant Security Safe with Electronic Lock FS-14-MB-E Matte Black - $339 + $9.99 shipping surcharge [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
Aloha Gang due to my ISP sinking in the ocean, my old web page of over 5,000 Firearms listings has disappeared.. so here is my new one ..http://shakapar.com/arms comments, adds, corrections let me know [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: Survivalist Boards
Warms the cockles of my heart. Even the sub cockle area.https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.yah...141824966.html Sent from a Galaxy S5 far far away. [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
You meant well. You were going to start prepping after you moved out of the city. You had read about it, thought about it, planned on doing it “one day.”… Read the restThe post Don't Worry. You Can Always Prep Later appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
That this was funny, got it off another forum. Fight mental illness Do You Know Someone Suffering From Trump Unacceptance & Resistance Disorder (TURD)? Know the signs, spot the symptoms, and save a life. TURD is a pattern of pathologically dissociative and psychotic behavior, first observed in the late hours of November 8th 2016, and increasing in severity with passing time. Sufferers of TURD often exhibit pronounced cognitive dissonance, sudden bouts of rage, rioting, and uncontrollable crying. People with TURD are characterized by a persistent unwillingness to accept that Donald Trump is going to Make America Great Again. TURD is caused by the election of Donald [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: Prepper Forums
While rare, it does happen, hikers, hunters, and others out enjoying the day do stumble upon recent and not so recent human remains. What would you do in this case, what is the law, and what should you do as a practical matter. In some states, like Utah, for example, it is a felony in the third degree for anyone besides an archaeologist, a Medical Examiner, law enforcement or a licensed mortician to disturb, remove, or conceal human remains. Many states have similar laws regarding this, in particular when it comes to ancient grave sites and sacred sites of Native Americans. What [...]
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
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Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: Prepper Website
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: Prepper Website
Today is the birthday of Congressman Richard Henry Lee (1732–1794). o o o FYSA (For Your Situational Awareness), Forward Observer has started their battle tracking for the Inauguration, just like they did for the Ferguson riots. Check out the battle map and if you want to participate in this tracking … Continue reading → [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: Survival Blog
Cooking was interesting. I had a propane gas grill with two spare 20-lb cylinders, a dual-fuel Coleman camp stove, a couple of single-burner butane units, and the ability to build a fire in the backyard. The gas grill got used, because it was easiest. It did take a couple of … Continue reading → [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: Survival Blog
HJL, A great article about his experience and some practical advice. For those interested in a possible simpler solution a product named “Generlink” at www.generlink.com is available. It is a collar that fits behind your meter at the power pole, and it allows you to control your power usage through … Continue reading → [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: Survival Blog
Student Debt Payback Far Worse Than Believed – G.G. o o o Nobel Prize winner says US should “get rid of currency” – DSV o o o How To Tell If Gold's Rally Is For Real o o o Dollar dips on less-hawkish Yellen, awaits Trump inauguration o o o … Continue reading → [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: Survival Blog
On this inaugural day, a parting gift for Obama: Video – Time To Say Goodbye (parody) – D.S. o o o Following up on the Veritas videos posted a couple of days ago: After Exposé, Anarchist Group Scales Back Plans to Blockade Roads, Disrupt Inauguration – BMM o o o … Continue reading → [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: Survival Blog
The Portable Grill that Fits in Your Pocket An easy to set up, portable cooking device is valuable in so many situations: hiking trips, camping, and especially survival situations where we won't have access to our normal conveniences. There are plenty of such portable cooking devices available for purchase, but how about making your own … Continue reading » The post The Portable Grill That Fits in Your Pocket appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Healthy 5 Ingredient Soups that are Easy to Make when SHTF Cooking hearty, warming meals to get you through the winter months doesn't have to take hours in the kitchen and a ton of ingredients. Some of the best comfort food is simple and flavorful, like a hot, fragrant soup. Cooking Light has a list … Continue reading » The post Healthy 5 Ingredient Soups that are Easy to Make when SHTF appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How to Clean Your Home with Lemon Juice With all of the chemical household cleaners available to us, it is easy to forget that a lot of natural ingredients also work well in this capacity. After all, people have been cleaning houses long before disinfecting sprays were invented. This old knowledge is important to hold … Continue reading » The post How to Clean Your Home with Lemon Juice appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Cargo Trailer Takes Off-Grid Off the Radar Self-sufficient, off-grid housing is a goal for any prepper, and imagine if it was mobile as well! With things becoming more unpredictable every day, preppers are getting geared up for when SHTF and being able to hit the road when the time comes may be necessary. There are plenty … Continue reading » The post Cargo Trailer Takes Off-Grid Off the Radar appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How to Make Antibiotic Garlic Tincture Back in the day, the home medicine chest of our grandparents was comprised of locally grown herbs and plants. Every town or community had a natural healer who dedicated his or her life to spread knowledge about the use of plants in healing. Garlic is one of the best … Continue reading » The post How to Make Antibiotic Garlic Tincture appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Are you looking for a great getting started guide for dehydrating? I've got the manual for you. It's Self Reliant School's Dehydrating Charts and Methods eBook. I've had a chance to look this guide over as part of the Back to Basics Living Bundle and it is such a well thought out, thorough, and easy […] [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
When it comes to fake news, CNN has really gone off the deep-end this time, trying to push a bizarre story on how President Obama can appoint a member of his cabinet to the presidency if Donald Trump is killed during the inauguration. [...] The post Wackos at CNN Float Story on How Obama can Stay in Power if Trump is Killed appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
We are the middle of Winter, and for many of you, that means taking a trip of some kind. Now is the perfect time to do all of your favorite Winter-related activities, but in order to make the most of your trip, you need to prepare for it properly. By taking certain steps before you leave your home, you can ensure that your winter trip goes as smoothly as possible, and that you make the most out of these Winter months. Here are 5 such steps to take this Winter in order to prepare for your trip. Check The Weather First, you [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
One of the happiest times of the year can also be the scariest. Getting ready for the holidays and being able to celebrate the special day is sure to fill your days with excitement. However, this is also the time of the year when thieves are pounding the pavement to steal things you've worked hard to purchase. It's in your best interest to be a bit more alert during the days leading up to Christmas and to keep a watchful eye out to avoid being robbed of any gifts you have for others. Being aware of some specific tips to [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
lucifer's hammer
A classic noven in the TEOTWAWKI* niche is Lucifer's Hammer, published in 1977, by veteran science fiction writers Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. The story line is a classic end of the world scenario. A previously-unknown comet is discovered only months before scientists realize it is on a near-collision course with Earth. Naturally, virtually no one in the world is prepared when the comet breaks apart and strikes the Earth in several places. As the story continues, it focuses on the struggles of survivors, building into an exciting, good vs. evil finish. Lucifer's Hammer cover Within this 600+ page story are 20 [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
299 Days Series by Glen Tate | Backdoor Survival
The very first Prepper Book Festival occurred in 2012. Where has the time gone? In looking back, many of the books featured at that time have become a distant memory while others have become classics. One of the books that has withstood the test of time was the first book in the 299 Days Series by Glen Tate. It seems like a fitting finale to this round of books is to feature the entire 299 Days Series. Now ten books strong, I have an encore interview with Glen plus a set of the first three books in [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Olight H05S High Mode
We have talked about the need for a headlamp, a quality headlamp in previous articles. The need is still there, and now the quality problem has been solved as well. Olight's H05S Active solves the quality issue, at a very good price by the way. One of the outstanding features that I am sure you will come to appreciate is the wave function, (hands-free motion sensor). Imagine you have heavy gloves on or your hands are dirty from cleaning a fish, skinning a rabbit or from working under the hood of your car and daylight is fading quickly. Well, with [...]
Wed, Jan 18, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
You know how we could really change the world? We could do it in our own homes by taking one simple step. We need to change our mindsets from being … Read the restThe post How to Get a Whole Library of Self-Reliance Guides for Only $30 appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
OFFGRID Survival is here at the SHOT Show brining you live coverage and sharing the latest firearms, hunting, preparedness, and tactical gear from the show! [...] The post SHOT Show Day 1: Follow us for Live Updates from the 2017 SHOT Show appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
Skills and knowledge trump gear and miscellaneous stuff when it comes to survival, and this brand new Back to Basics Bundle will provide you and your family with hours and hours of great information related to many different areas of being prepared. WHAT IS A BUNDLE? With the popularity of ebooks and online courses, “bundles” have become a hot trend. A bundle is simply a collection of related ebooks, online magazines, e-courses (online classes) and, occasionally, collections of podcasts. You pay a single fee for access to the entire lot and then can download it to as many computers and other [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
This list is part of my eBook, Prepared Kids: A Parent's Guide to Raising the Next Generation of Self-Reliant, Responsible Adults! THIS WEEK ONLY (Jan 16-22, 2017) Get my Prepared Kids eBook as part of the Back to Basics Living Bundle–a spectacular collection of resources for preparedness, food storage, natural remedies, healthy living, cooking from […] [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Preparing for an EMP | Backdoor Survival
Those of you who may be new to the world of prepping may not immediately think of EMPs when it comes to immediate threats. Instead, the top threats in your own mind might be a nuclear war, economic collapse, and the uncontrollable events that Mother Nature regularly throws our way. Seasoned preppers, however, rank EMPs pretty high on the list of potentially disruptive events. For many, it is the number one threat. In this article, we will look at why that is, what they are, and what you can do to prepare for an EMP. The post 12 Months of [...]
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
surviving iceland
When my family spent 2 weeks in Iceland this past fall, surviving cold weather was my top concern. Coming from Arizona and now Texas, I tend to go overboard when it comes to preparing for cold weather and packing for this trip was no exception. I knew that our first and most important prep was our bodies — packing the right type of shoes and clothing to keep us warm from the skin out. Start with your skin No matter what the temperature and weather conditions are, get ready at the skin, or base, layer. My favorite base layer is made of [...]
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
The Back to Basics Living Bundle sale starts TODAY! I just want to give you a quick heads up about the Back to Basics Living Bundle and explain a bit about why it might be a good fit for you. To create a bundle, a group of authors and content creators agree […] [...]
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
summer garden
Hold on to your hat! Spring and it's warmer cousin, summer, are just around the corner. Yes, even if you're looking out the window at piles of crystalline, white snow — believe! One day soon, the days will lengthen and your summer garden will become just as real as those freezing temperatures! Seed companies from companies like Seed Savers, Territorial Seed Company, and Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds have their catalogs at the ready. Be sure to request them now before supplies run low. Here's a comprehensive list of seed companies to peruse. Even before the catalogs arrive, though, there are a number [...]
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
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, the Survival Saturday round-up … Read the restThe post Will You Be Ready When All Hell Breaks Loose? appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, Jan 14, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
How to Make Coffee Using a French Press | Backdoor Survival
If you are anything like me, you have a tough time facing the day without first imbibing on a robust cup of hot coffee. Can you imagine being in a survival situation, faced with the stress of a disruptive event, and not having your morning fix of java? Although I say this somewhat tongue in cheek, the reality is that drinking coffee is a simple comfort that can bring pleasure when things are not going well. With that in mind, over the past few months, I have been on a mission to create an excellent cup of coffee while using minimal [...]
Sat, Jan 14, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Inflatable Solar Still
Desalination/distillation is a centuries old process and is still used today in many parts of the world. In ancient times sailors that were at sea for months used this process to convert seawater into potable water. This very basic process that occurs in nature is responsible for the water (hydrologic) cycle. The sun's rays supply the energy that causes water to evaporate from surface sources such as lakes, oceans, and streams. In a survival situation, the source would be water that you have collected whether it is seawater or a contaminated surface water source. This evaporative process creates water vapor that [...]
Fri, Jan 13, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
The Wheel is set in South America and has six contestants that are expected to survive six distinctly grueling landscapes according to The Discovery Channel. The Wheel turns and with each turn of the wheel contestant is dropped into a new location. The locations are some of the world's deadliest terrain, such as freezing tundra's, rugged mountains and treacherous rainforests. The wheel spins based on the moons rotation. When your name comes up you are dropped off in a totally different environment from where you were previously. The participants do not know when or where they will end up. Each contestant is [...]
Fri, Jan 13, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
How do you survive a flood, mudslides, avalanches, power outages, and gale force winds? What about sinkholes and buckling roads? You're going to be so disappointed when I tell you … Read the restThe post An Unsexy Survival Plan for California's Epic Floods, Avalanches, and Mudslides appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Thu, Jan 12, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
Heal Local 20 Essential Herbs for Home Healthcare | Backdoor Survival
Over the past few years, I have acquired a sizeable library of books and eBooks on natural remedies. Some are good but somewhat dry, boring, and overly technical. Others are fluff or simply a glorified blog post article. A select few are outstanding and today's book is one of them. Heal Local: 20 Essential Herbs for Do-it-Yourself Home Healthcare is one of those rare books that takes an overwhelming subject and breaks it down into manageable bites. The book begins with an extensive discussion of developing a local medicine community and the value of using healing herbs and [...]
Thu, Jan 12, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Yes, people do still take vacations, and any “daycation” away from work and the resulting stress is a way to recharge and unwind, it's a good thing. In today's economy, however, not many Preppers can afford to fly to Europe or visit some exotic island hideaway. Vacations for many are day trips to national parks, theme parks, or a few hours hiking along an established trail. What happens, though, if something happens and you are away from home, away from your supplies, away from friends and family, can you survive? First, assume something could happen while on vacation. Being aware of certain [...]
Wed, Jan 11, 2017
Source: Prep for SHTF
Waiting until the last minute, or waiting until a disaster strikes is probably the stupidest thing you can do. Depending on the severity of the disaster it could get you and the ones you love killed... [...] The post Last Minute Prepper: How to Survive a Disaster when you Failed to Prepare appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Wed, Jan 11, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
For some people, the election of Donald Trump has completely flipped the prepping paradigm. If you have stopped prepping, or believe that the world is now going to become some utopian wonderworld under Donald Trump, you need to think again! [...] The post The State of Preparedness 2017: Prepping Under a Donald Trump Presidency appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Jan 10, 2017
Source: Off Grid Survival
What You Need To Know About Animal Snares for Survival | Backdoor Survival
When it comes to long term survival under dire circumstances, many of us will need to step outside our personal comfort zone and use snares to trap animals for food. The thought of doing so is unpleasant to me personally, but if I had to do it I could and I would. This has led me to research animal snares and how best to use them in modern times. To pull this together, I have collaborated with Cody Assmann, an experienced outdoorsman who has a lot of hands-on experience with this sort of thing. In this article [...]
Tue, Jan 10, 2017
Source: Backdoor Survival
Build a Culture of Grit and Deliberate Practice to Master Self-Reliance Skills - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Every craft has pinnacle performers. What separates people who master a skill from the rest of us? They appear to have innate self-reliance super-powers. But here's the thing… It's not that they were born with copious amounts of talent. Their skill wasn't genetically transmitted. The truth is that there is not a friction fire gene, or an ax-manship gene, or a gardening gene… no matter how effortless they make it look. Talent, in and of itself, is overrated! Whatever skill you practice, these two traits will determine your level of mastery… Grit and Deliberate Practice. Grit Besides being abrasive particles in your swim trunks, [...]
Mon, Jan 09, 2017
Source: Survival Sherpa
Do you heat your house with wood? What to do with the ashes is a question for most. Obviously, you want to take great care to dispose of them in … Read the restThe post 18 Practical Ways to Use the Ashes from Your Fireplace appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Mon, Jan 09, 2017
Source: The Organic Prepper
how to make big decisions
Life is a bit interesting, isn't it? It is exhilarating, scary, magnificent and confusing. We all trek along this journey of life with plans. Big and small, we all have plans. We have calendars, goal sheets, dream boards and apps that keep us on track. This works great if you know what you are doing. But what do you do when you're faced with a big, scary decision? How do you decide what to do when you don't know what to do? Sometimes we are faced with big decisions that need to be made: Do I take this job offer? Should we have [...]
Sun, Jan 08, 2017
Source: Survival Mom
Heating your home with a wood stove. It sounds so warm. And cozy. And romantic. You know, sitting by the fireplace in your pajamas with your hot cocoa and a good book kind of romantic. But those of you who heat your homes with a wood stove know that it is, well, not as easy […] [...]
Sat, Jan 07, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
In order to be a great bow hunter, you'll have to go through years of training and experience. It's just like playing a musical instrument; at first, you don't know what you're doing, but with a lot of practice and determination, you'll find yourself playing sonatas. It's just the same with archery and bow hunting, but sometimes, you can't improve by yourself. Thus, I've put together this article on bow hunting tips for all beginner hunters. Enjoy! Weigh between speed and accuracy Sometimes, you have to choose between the two. And as a beginner bow hunter, you're bound to have trouble accomplishing [...]
Sat, Jan 07, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
Most preppers focus on the short term. They stock up on goods and supplies but limit themselves to a few months' worth of storage. This is understandable: most new preppers don't have a whole lot of storage space and very few can afford to drop a wad of cash on the storage space and supplies and prep for the long haul. Our emergency response systems are also fairly sophisticated. Even massive disaster zones get at least their basic resources back within a few months. Limiting yourself to a few months with the assumption that you simply won't need more than [...]
Sat, Jan 07, 2017
Source: American Preppers Network
The New Year always brings a desire to begin anew or make a fresh start. For many of us, it's also a time to create new habits or goals. But all too often, we're already sidetracked three days later. Research shows that repeating a task for 21 days creates a habit, but I know I'm […] The post 10 New Habits for the Prepared Home appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Mon, Jan 02, 2017
Source: Mom With a Prep
Ultimet Survival Tips-Survival Plan
You can determine your chances of surviving any critical crisis, emergency or catastrophe by developing what you WILL need *then* – NOW. How? By increasing your “survival probability” quotient through the habits, attitudes, and mindset you choose today. Let me explain… Have you watched some of the survival shows on TV where you just know that the person with all the mad survival skills is going to be the one to crush it….and how rarely that is the actual outcome? It isn't just practical survival skills that matter but what is going on in your head and how you are accustomed [...]
Sun, Jan 01, 2017
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Emergency, like natural calamities such as flood, typhoon or hurricane, and earthquakes are a dangerous situation, requiring an immediate and fast response to avoid unwanted results ̶ injuries or death. Being able to make sure that you are safe before, during, and after any disaster is needed to counteract or respond effectively. What is needed is preparedness. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the U.S., it means a continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating and taking corrective actions in an effort to ensure effective coordination during incident response. Emergency Preparedness can save your lie or [...]
Sat, Dec 31, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
how-to-craft-a-base-camp-bucksaw-in-the-woods-thesurvivalsherpa-com
by Todd Walker My regret is that I didn't watch more quality YouTube videos on my journey of self-reliance. There's a sea of regurgitated material out there, and, sadly, few quote their sources of knowledge. My latest project was inspired by watching Kelly Harlton build a bucksaw with Mors Kochanski on Randy Breeuwsma's channel, Karamat Wilderenss Ways. For larger cutting tasks at base camp, a bucksaw is a thing of beauty and a joy forever. The 21 inch takedown bucksaw I built from scrap dimensional lumber is portable but usually hangs on my shop wall. I needed a dedicated base camp saw [...]
Thu, Dec 29, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
The Top 7 Survival Sherpa Articles of 2016 ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker This question haunts my mind with each passing year… Is it possible, at my age, to write my first book? This week marks 5 years since starting this little blog. Writing for me has been a series of absurd events. C-minuses in all my college english classes, all of which I was super proud to earn, is a poor indicator for a future book-writer. Still, I write words and sentences but couldn't diagram one if a gun were held to my head. My English professors would be shocked, almost as much as I am, to find 550 articles penned here. There's [...]
Fri, Dec 23, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Wild Resources: Only a Fool Comes Home Empty Handed ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker I recently took three of my students on a scout through a patch of woods surrounding our school to select a route to simulate the Trail of Tears they were studying. This was nothing close to the tragic event of the Cherokee people being rounded up and forcibly removed from tribal homelands. For our students, a short walk in the woods was better than sitting in a cramped desk reading about this dark time in our country's history. Students hit the trail with their belongings; books, book bags, and whatever they wore to school. Many were ill prepared for [...]
Wed, Dec 14, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Preparedness Gift Ideas for the Kitchen to help you gift the gift of preparedness to your family and friends for Christmas, birthdays, weddings and more! Note: These are not items for the already PREPARED family. These are ideas for folks who are not prepared or don't have the means to purchase for themselves the things […] The post Preparedness Gifts for the Kitchen under $25 appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Tue, Dec 13, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
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We all know it, don't we? Something is terribly wrong with our world, and things could go downhill fast! But there IS hope! Allow me to share the greatest survival tip I've ever discovered – with you. Let's get started… What is THE Ultimate Survival Tip? Over the years, I have passed on survival tips, tricks and training to help you and the others we serve. But I'll be honest, I think I learn more from you guys than I share… So I was curious what you, our fans, followers and friends, thought was the MOST important survival tip – The “Ultimate” [...]
Sat, Dec 10, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Today I'm going to share with you my little secret for staying healthy through the winter months. Last year, I was in a community theater play and my friend, who is a voice coach, told me to drink hot honey lemon water to help my throat and keep my voice healthy with all the singing […] [...]
Sat, Dec 10, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
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Well, I don't know about you, but I hate freezing my butt off when it's cold outside! Now add a worst-case scenario, and you could DIE out there, so it's important to know how to dress for extended exposure to the frigid cold. Fortunately, it isn't as hard as it might seem… especially with the addition of new clothing technology and a common sense approach. Here's How It Works.. Your body is a furnace that continuously generates surplus heat (when it is working properly), so all we need to do is use scaleable layers of the right clothing to PRESERVE the heat [...]
Mon, Dec 05, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
survival-times-a-winter-survival-skill-where-speed-counts-thesurvivalsherpa-com
by Todd Walker In the context of wilderness survival, the speed at which you are able to build a fire could mean life or death. There are many real-life accounts available where cold and wet people die in the woods… well within the 72 hours most people are found by rescuers. The purpose of these exercises is not to compete against one another. However, a little friendly competition among friends is always fun. The most important aspect of practicing emergency fire craft and shelter building is the role these skills could one day play in keeping you alive in the wilderness. Plus, [...]
Mon, Dec 05, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
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IF you're looking for MORE crazy, cool and downright useful NEW gear for everyday carry, survival, prepping, bushcraft, bug out or as a gift for someone on your list, who likes to be prepared… you've come to the right place. Here are 17+ survival gadgets, gizmos, gifts and gear… Swiss Card Lite – Includes 13 EDC Tools 13 Emergency Tools – In a Credit Card Sized Pocket Tool A credit card slot in your wallet, pack or purse is a great place to everyday carry the Victorniox Swiss Card Lite Pocket Tool. Made in Switzerland… the 13-Tool [...]
Sun, Dec 04, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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The world doesn't seem to be getting any better, so it's a prudent decision for all freedom-loving, law-abiding folks to consider purchasing, customizing and being trained to responsibly handle either an AK-47 or AR-15… just in case things continue in the direction they are going. When we start talking about military style weapons (like the Ar-15 or AK-47) for survival, we are talking about a time in the future, when things have gotten really bad. Oftentimes referred to as the world without the rule of law (WROL). We want to be clear with you, the reader, that we are not advocates of [...]
Sun, Dec 04, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Parts List and Schematic HERE This is the fifth video in the “How To Build The Ultimate Bug Out Series”. Lots of you folks asked us to include a “stealth mode” of sorts in our bug out vehicle, in fact, enough of you asked that we actually did it. “Stealth Driving” is just what it … Continue reading » [...]
Fri, Nov 25, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
The power is out! What do I do with all that food I just bought from Costco!? Here are freezer safety tips for a power outage! While many will say that you should never use the freezer, I actually suggest using the freezer as part of your long-term food storage plan. I think using the tools that […]The post 15 Freezer Safety Tips for a Power Outage appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Sat, Oct 22, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
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
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
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
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
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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Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: Prepper Website
The Portable Grill that Fits in Your Pocket An easy to set up, portable cooking device is valuable in so many situations: hiking trips, camping, and especially survival situations where we won't have access to our normal conveniences. There are plenty of such portable cooking devices available for purchase, but how about making your own … Continue reading » The post The Portable Grill That Fits in Your Pocket appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Healthy 5 Ingredient Soups that are Easy to Make when SHTF Cooking hearty, warming meals to get you through the winter months doesn't have to take hours in the kitchen and a ton of ingredients. Some of the best comfort food is simple and flavorful, like a hot, fragrant soup. Cooking Light has a list … Continue reading » The post Healthy 5 Ingredient Soups that are Easy to Make when SHTF appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How to Clean Your Home with Lemon Juice With all of the chemical household cleaners available to us, it is easy to forget that a lot of natural ingredients also work well in this capacity. After all, people have been cleaning houses long before disinfecting sprays were invented. This old knowledge is important to hold … Continue reading » The post How to Clean Your Home with Lemon Juice appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Cargo Trailer Takes Off-Grid Off the Radar Self-sufficient, off-grid housing is a goal for any prepper, and imagine if it was mobile as well! With things becoming more unpredictable every day, preppers are getting geared up for when SHTF and being able to hit the road when the time comes may be necessary. There are plenty … Continue reading » The post Cargo Trailer Takes Off-Grid Off the Radar appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How to Make Antibiotic Garlic Tincture Back in the day, the home medicine chest of our grandparents was comprised of locally grown herbs and plants. Every town or community had a natural healer who dedicated his or her life to spread knowledge about the use of plants in healing. Garlic is one of the best … Continue reading » The post How to Make Antibiotic Garlic Tincture appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Source: SHTF Preparedness

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