Emergency preparedness from a Counterintelligence Agent


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.

Best Prepper Blogs Most Recent Posts Feed

This feed will automatically update as the blogs post new content.

Prepper-Related Blogs

Earlier
Video of Trump acknowledging business losses released - CNNPolitics.com The main stream media is putting a little icing on their hate trump week. Even though society won't be shown hillaries hidden emails until after the election we can all watch Trump give a deposition in a private civil case regarding law suits on cancelled contracts over his "Hispanic" comments. [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
Smith Optics Elite Outside the Wire Goggle Retail Kit, Gray/Tan - $18 shipped [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
As prepared people and a person who considers himself better prepared for most; the one thing I can't dictate is "when" I would learn of the need to act. It could happen any second (EMP, earthquake, terrorist attack). It could develop slowly over days, weeks, months even years. I see posts from members often about indicators. What I'm asking is would there be an email from preppersforum.net when a pending event was learned. [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
Lancer L5AWM Translucent & Opaque Magazines As Low As $12.76ea shipped [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
First question: I store them in the fridge, but I have them in a basket. I don't like this method because then I'm just putting fresh on top of older ones, and it's a battle. I've seen cute little racks for them that put the oldest eggs first....but I have way too many eggs for that. Any suggestions? Two: My ducks started laying on 9/09. I currently have a couple dozen + (not really sure how many :D: ) of duck eggs. I made a quiche this morning, brownies (oh god, those were great) and this weekend I'm going to [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
During a true apocalypse situation, you likely won't be concerned about your important documents, but what about those SHTF situations (fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods) that may leave you with only minutes to evacuate? How easy will it be for you to grab your important documents? Are they all together in one place? Are they waterproof? Fireproof? What all should be included? What ideas would you offer to others for storing and protecting emergency documents? [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
Hello, I'm wondering if anyone knows any good place to look for state or us maps from a hiking/waterway kind of perspective. I'm imaging in a SHTF type scenario, a road map isnt as important, as knowing hiking trails, and where i can find forests and water. My plan is to stay away from the inner cities and roads as much as possible. [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
Germany informs citizens to prepare themselves for national emergency as the country faces a Major Banking issue, possibly a banking collapse... seen that they'r calling it the 2nd leg of the 3 tier world economic collapse... this is not going to be pretty. September 25 article online says, Situation in China has already grown so dire the conditions are right for a full blown banking crisis in China at any time. Now Imagine a China and Germany Banking System Meltdown the 2 crashing around the same time would be [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/188330...-brink-of-war/Pakistan detains Indian soldier in disputed Kashmir - CNN.comKashmir attack: India 'launches strikes against militants' - BBC NewsIndia evacuates thousands living in border villages - Multimedia - DAWN.COM India is tired of the border incursions and has conducted "surgical strikes" across the border. Pakistan threatens India with nuclear weapons. India evacuates villages on the border area. As if there aren't enough problems afoot, we have another. [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
A few goodwill items that could make prepping easier, safer... Pasta maker - it is easy to make with the right equipment. shopgoodwill.com -- Search Results pressure cookershopgoodwill.com -- Search Results dutch ovenshopgoodwill.com -- Search Results reload toolsshopgoodwill.com -- Search Results ham radioshopgoodwill.com - #33380457 - Vintage Hallicrafters Radio Ham Shortwave - 10/2/2016 6:54:00 PM gas mask shopgoodwill.com -- Search Results military vestshopgoodwill.com -- Search Results [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
Run! Sometimes that's the only answer to life-threatening situations. At this point, there's no telling what type of state the country will be in a year from now… or even in months. Complete anarchy? War? Rebellion? A collapsed economy? One can never really tell… Not to mention, there's always the threat of the next big natural disaster, which can leave every man and woman to fend for themselves with what packing gear they have on them. Regardless of what danger pops up next, it's important that you are ready and prepared for the unexpected. Let's review three effective tips for packing [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Vic at Safecastle says, “It feels like we're all about to enter the whirlwind. Tie it all down fast and while you're at it, get in some Mountain House foods–in 30-year cans or 30-year pouches–at the discounts of up to 46% with FREE shipping.” Safecastle's MH sale ends Friday, September … Continue reading → [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
Self-sufficiency – noun: the state of not requiring any aid, support, or interaction, for survival; it is therefore a type of personal or collective independence. Survival – [sərˈvīvəl] – noun: the state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances.[1] … Continue reading → [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
James, Hugh, Before someone gets hurt or blows themselves up, here are some more details on the gases in question. Natural gas is produced primarily from high pressure gas deposits deep within the earth, and to a lesser extent as a byproduct of oil production. Natural gas is what is … Continue reading → [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
The Top Four Precious Metals: Which Will Be The Best Investments During The Next Financial Crash o o o Reader GJM sent in these links about Deutsche Bank: Stocks Are Crashing – Led By Banks The Run Begins: Deutsche Bank Hedge Fund Clients Withdraw Excess Cash Major Dollar Shortage Exposed … Continue reading → [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
Leaked memo: Refugees vet themselves – B.B. o o o Immigration Policy Favors Illegals Over Citizens – B.B. o o o Dangerous Crossroads: Both Russia and America Prepare for Nuclear War? – D.R. o o o Analysis: Is it lawful self-defense to “run down” rioters surrounding your vehicle? – P.S. … Continue reading → [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Prepper Website
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Prepper Website
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Prepper Website
Utica, New York, Television viewers started seeing weird messages pop up on their screen warning of a pending Hazardous Materials disaster somewhere in the United States. [...] The post FEMA's Emergency Alert System Hacked: Warns of Hazardous Materials Disaster appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Utica, New York Television viewers started seeing weird messages pop up on their screen warning of a pending Hazardous Materials disaster somewhere in the United States. [...] The post FEMA's Emergency Alert System Hacked: Warns of Hazardous Materials Disaster appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
More than 100 people were injured this morning and at least one dead in a Hoboken New Jersey train crash. The commuter train crashed during rush hour impacting the terminal at full speed, breaking through a wall, and collapsing the roof of the building. Authorities still have not determined the cause of the crash. Witnesses say that the train did not even appear to slow down before reaching the terminal. “It never slowed down” one passenger said. “We all went flying” said another. After the impact passengers and bystanders in a panic rushed to exit the train [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Hot on the heels of the Deutsche Bank debacle comes the next nail in Germany's economic coffin. Germany's second largest bank, Commerzbank is planning to cut almost 10,000 jobs over … Read the restThe post Another Nail in Germany's Economic Coffin: Commerzbank Cuts Out Jobs and Shareholders' Profits appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
No matter where you live, your home is at risk for some kind of natural disaster. Whether you're on the earthquake-prone west coast or right in the heart of tornado alley, it's crucial to learn how to prepare your home and family for possible disaster. Disaster preparedness is crucial when it comes to taking care of your family. Here are a few ways to ensure your entire family stays safe in the event of a weather emergency: Make a family emergency preparedness plan. Not only is it important to sit your family down and discuss exactly what to do in [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Without Land Changing Earth Series | Backdoor Survival
If there is one thing we have little control of, it is the ravages of Mother Nature. Whether a catastrophic winter storm, a massive flood, or the greatest earthquake in modern times, we stand at risk and there is not a heck of a lot we can do about it other than prepare. So imagine an earthquake so big, and so deadly, that there are few survivors. Those that do survive, are faced with unimaginable challenges simply to live from day to day. Thus sets the stage of the Changing Earth Series. Without Land is the second book in [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
FEMA conducted a nationwide test of their Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) today, the first national test since things went wrong back in 2011. [...] The post FEMA holds National Test of the IPAWS Emergency Alert System (EAS) appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Bunker 101 I would love a bunker at my bug out location, and honestly they are pricey but not out of reach… if we budget right and keep our prep heads on! I found a great website that shows us how they install a typical prepping 10′ x 50 doomsday bunker, lots of pictures and lots … Continue reading » The post Bunker 101 appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Use Cayenne Pepper To Stop Injuries From Bleeding DISCLAIMER ON MEDICAL COMMENTS & ADVICE GIVEN Please note that the below information is designed to provide general information on the topics presented. It is provided with the understanding that the expert is not engaged in rendering any medical or professional services in the information provided below. … Continue reading » The post Use Cayenne Pepper To Stop Injuries From Bleeding appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
10 Outdoor DIY Projects You Can Do In Under An Hour Most of us really don't want to start doing more work at the weekends when you have been at work all week. But if you're like us and are looking for some interesting DIY projects, we've got some light and easy projects that are much … Continue reading » The post 10 Outdoor DIY Projects You Can Do In Under An Hour appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How To Build The Best DIY Fire Pit EVER! I love a nice warm fire during the cooler Fall days… Fire pit time! You can just spend 100 bucks or so on a boring ready made metal fire pit or you can spend just a little more and have the best of all fire pit … Continue reading » The post How To Build The Best DIY Fire Pit EVER! appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
23 Amazing Uses for Lemongrass Essential Oil It seems everywhere you turn, there is talk about using essential oils as a natural alternative to going to the doctor and getting prescriptions. Essential Oils is a large market that doesn't seem to be going anywhere and with thousands of people getting on board and reporting amazing … Continue reading » The post 23 Amazing Uses for Lemongrass Essential Oil appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Food Storage Smarts Stock Up On Meal Stretchers via The Survival Mom
For many of us, buying food specifically for food storage is an additional expense that can, sometimes, become too burdensome. When money is tight, it's hard enough to cover the groceries for our main meals, much less add another few day's worth of food to the grocery cart. One solution to this dilemma is to stock up on meal stretchers. Foods like rice, beans, potatoes, pasta, and other grains have always formed the core of most food storage plans. First, they are inexpensive foods, like these potato dices. Purchased either from the grocery store or in large multi-pound packages, it's a [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Primitive vs. Modern: The Importance of Keeping Skills in Context ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker From time to time I get comments on my blog from folks wanting to see more survival stuff without modern equipment involved. These types of comments appear more frequently on my YouTube channel. Here's a recent one from a my One-Stick-Fire in the Rain video using a ferrocerium rod as my ignition source… “pleeaaaaase im just waiting to see if some “survival” channel teaches how to do it without these gadgets like fire rods and matches and stuff like that…. come on!” Spark ignition in the rain is not hardcore enough for some folks. Comments like this don't offend me [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
When disaster strikes your community, don't sit idly by while waiting for emergency response teams to act? You can volunteer to help your community!
When disaster strikes your community, don't sit idly by while waiting for emergency response teams to act? You can volunteer to help your community!Ways to Volunteer in Your Community for Disaster PreparednessIf you are interested in becoming more involved in your city's preparedness planning and helping during a localized crisis, here are some ways you can help! These programs may not be available in all areas, and program outlines may be different program to program. Check with your local municipality to see what is available in your area.Citizens on PatrolCOP allows you to become a citizen policeman who helps with [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
Why Store Fish Antibiotics for Survival | Backdoor Survival
I first learned about fish antibiotics in 2012 when I struggled with a tooth abscess while on vacation in the middle of nowhere. I was totally unprepared for a bacterial infection and going forward, was determined to stockpile antibiotics for emergency purposes down the road. As a layman and not a healthcare professional, this was not casual research. I went to many sources, looked at bottles, and asked a lot of questions. I came away confident that lacking proper medical facilities, the judicious use of fish and veterinary antibiotics would be safe in a SHTF situation. And [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Emergency Evacuations 225x303
Just through the end of National Preparedness Month, my newest book, Emergency Evacuations: Get Out Fast When it Matters Most, is only 99 cents on Kindle. This book is a short, entertaining read with checklists, real life stories, and even help for families with special needs loved ones. In an emergency, no one should be left behind, and I'll help you figure out how to do that. I've also provided you with a list of more than a dozen options for bug out locations when you don't have one and how to keep the little ones entertained when you're stuck somewhere, [...]
Mon, Sep 26, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Nine people were shot and wounded in Houston when a shooter opened fire at a Strip Mall Monday morning. [...] The post Third Attack in Last Ten Days: Shooter wounds Nine in Houston appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Sep 26, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. It is produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas (U.S.Consumer Product Safety Commission). Some of the ways CO gas can be present in your home or any shelter or enclosed space is from camp stoves, and propane or natural gas-fueled ranges, kerosene heaters, gas hot water heaters, charcoal/propane grills, and wood stoves used for heating. The “Do You Really Need That to Survive” articles do not just focus on gear and equipment that is taking up space and may not be [...]
Mon, Sep 26, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
Tutorial for20+ Foods that must be(3)
Food storage has been a major topic on this blog from the very beginning. This article is one of the most popular and most read for it's practical advice for storing specific foods. Use this National Preparedness Month to get your own food storage pantry ready for the next big emergency. As a follow-up to my blog post about which foods you shouldn't plan on storing long-term, here's a list of foods typically found at grocery stores that can be stored but must be repackaged. I go into much greater detail with food storage in my book, but here's what you [...]
Mon, Sep 26, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
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
Survival Saturday is a round-up of the week's news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News This week on Survival Saturday, we'll … Read the restThe post The Manipulated Destruction of American Freedom and Sovereignty appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, Sep 24, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
Best Of the survival mom
If I'm going to post the best and most popular blog articles, I have to include this one. It launched a very popular Facebook group page and an entire month-by-month series of money saving articles. National Preparedness Month may not seem like a natural fit for a money-saving article, but with no money at all, it's hard to get fully prepared. I spotted this ingenious and simple savings plan* on Facebook, posted it on my wall, and it went viral with 3,074 likes and 4,230 shares within a couple of days. I've never seen anything like it. Obviously, this plan hit [...]
Sat, Sep 24, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
How to Store Batteries for the Long Term | Backdoor Survival
How much do you know about storing household batteries for the long term? Until I started prepping, I did not have a clue. Even after I started to prep, I was unsure, although it did make sense to store batteries at room temperature, not too hot and not too cold. Still, when the topic came up while out with friends, some wise guy mentioned keeping batteries in the freezer and I was lost. Shortly after that, I check snopes.com and learned no, batteries should not be refrigerated or frozen. Snopes is not always correct so I decided [...]
Sat, Sep 24, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
At least four people are confirmed dead, and multiple people have been wounded in a mass shooting at Cascade Mall in Skagit County, Washington. [...] The post Mass Shooting in Mall near Seattle: 4 Dead, Multiple People Wounded appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Fri, Sep 23, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
school-of-the-woods-turning-my-classroom-inside-out-thesurvivalsherpa-com
by Todd Walker “In the school of the woods there is no graduation day.” ~Horace Kephart, The Book of Camping and Woodcraft, 1910 I deal with an inner struggle with every math lesson forced upon students. They groan and ask, “When will we ever use algebra in real life?” If I'm honest, my response is, “Never, unless you plan on teaching math one day.” But that's not entirely true. There's that high-stakes test looming at the end of the year to determine who can regurgitate all the rote-learning jammed into a brain surging with teenage hormones. Forcing them to learn stuff they're not interested in is [...]
Fri, Sep 23, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
We are starting a series of articles on gear, material, and supplies for survival that you may or may not need. Finances are a big problem when it comes to prepping, and if you are avid readers of survival forums, websites, and blogs then you are inundated with recommendations on gear and supplies, the problem, however, is money. Many of the sites do a good job of convincing you that you need a certain product or you won't survive. We here always try to present the pros and con's, who may benefit the most from a product and in some cases, [...]
Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
You may have seen the commercial on television for an in-home freeze-drying unit. The market audience is Preppers and/or survivalist. A home freeze-drying unit requires a significant up-front expenditure (Thousands of dollars for a quality unit). If you are only interested in occasionally freeze-drying left over foods, then you may want to consider simply buying your foods already freeze-dried, however, because it would be difficult to recoup the upfront expense. Some people, of course, raise their own livestock, or buy beef on the hoof, for example, and then have it butchered or they hunt large game such as moose or elk. [...]
Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
As they say on Game of Thrones, “Brace yourselves. Winter is coming.” One of the best ways to brace yourselves for the onset of cold weather, winter storms, and … Read the restThe post 25 Cozy Ways to Prep Your Home for Winter appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
Best Of the survival mom
I should have known that anything related to both prepping and saving money would be popular! This article from the archives has been read close to 300,000 times! So, in honor of National Preparedness Month, I bring you… Sterling silver flatware Even if you can only afford to buy a spoon or a fork at a time, sterling silver is known to have antimicrobial properties. Some people believe that simply using silver flatware as everyday eating utensils can ward off harmful microbes. Typically, a single piece of silver, such as a spoon, will run about $50. Buy from reputable sellers, [...]
Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Made From Scratch Life | Backdoor Survival
Something happened in the fifties and it was not good. With the advent of mainstream television, homemakers learned about ready to eat foods and convenience products designed to make their lives easier. It made no matter that many of these products, ranging from TV dinners to laundry and cleaning products, were toxic brews of preservatives and chemicals. Although I have always been inclined to cook from scratch, make my own cleaning supplies, and embrace the proverbial do-it-yourself mentality, it wasn't until one year ago, almost to the date, that I stopped supporting the big corporations and Madison avenue that [...]
Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
EnerPlex has designed an amazing charger that fits in your purse, your school/work binder, planners or briefcase. Let's get down with the specks on this bad boy. This ultra-thin mobile power bank that features 5,100 mAh battery capacities. In layman's terms, it will charge 2-3 smart chargers before needing a recharge itself. It has up to 16 hours talk time and can charge multiple devices at the same time without interfering with the charge time. The powerbank will also shut off automatically when your device is done charging, saving it's own energy. There is a battery status indicator light so you [...]
Tue, Sep 20, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Lessons Learned After 6 Years of Prepping | Backdoor Survival
As someone who has been prepping for six years, I have learned a lot along the way. During these six years, my survival skills, food and water storage, and general knowledge have grown exponentially to the point where I have grown comfortable, if not complacent, with my preps. Alas, the world has changed a lot since 2010. Things I prepared for on day one are now far less important in the big scheme of things than the things I prepare for today. Things I prepare for today are more far-reaching than issues associated with geographic isolation, the next big earthquake, [...]
Tue, Sep 20, 2016
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 week on Survival Saturday, we'll … Read the restThe post Europe Is Planning For War and We Need to Pay Attention appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, Sep 17, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
What is a bug out vehicle? Let's face it, search for information on bug out vehicles. What you will find is crap. Lots of folks out there want to know the how/what/when/where's of creating their own bug out vehicle. You found the right place. Welcome to the Tin Hat Ranch's series on how to … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Sep 17, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Submitted By H.D. What is it that makes a natural disaster so dangerous? Is it the fact that, we can't prevent it from happening? Or does it have to deal with our inability to recognize the signs? The answer is neither. The reason why a natural disaster is so dangerous, evolves around preparation. To put it another way, they're dangerous because we don't prepare for them. A large percentage of the American population goes throughout their day-to-day lives without ever thinking of a natural disaster occurring. A beginners guide is something we all need to make us aware of what we [...]
Fri, Sep 16, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Once the SHTF you will be doing a lot of walking, and in most cases, you will be carrying extra weight. You may have to carry firewood, carry emergency supplies back home from an aid station, carry a child, or carry any number of things to include a backpack loaded with essential supplies during a crisis. You need to be in relatively good shape to meet the physical demands required of you during any type of survival situation. Remember, you might not be able to drive, so any transporting of supplies will have to be done by you, and one of [...]
Thu, Sep 15, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
Even if the weather hasn't cooled off where you live, the coffee shops have declared that autumn has arrived by rolling out their Pumpkin Spice everything. But…there are a couple … Read the restThe post How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte Creamer appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Wed, Sep 14, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
Friction Fire Hack: Get Consistent Coals Using a Hand Drill ~ © TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Primal fire has been coaxed from dead wood by twirling a straight stick between two human palms for millennia. I'm still amazed every time I look down at a pile of charred wood dust smoldering on its on accord and sending wisps of smoke skyward. Starting a fire with modern devices, which accompany me on outings, can not compare to our ancient ancestor's fire. As my preparedness journey moves forward, I find myself practicing primitive more and more. What if those modern devices fail, or run out of fuel, or get lost? Could I create that all-important fire from [...]
Sat, Sep 10, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Backcountry Belt Kit: Essential Tools to Wear Around Your Waist ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker There are many scenarios where you may be separated from your backpack and gear. Tipping a canoe or tumbling down a ravine come to mind. These types of accidents can quickly relieve you of the gear which makes for a comfortable wilderness outing. Having essential gear in your pockets and attached to your belt could turn your luck around, and, not being too dramatic here, could literally save your life. I leave my main pack at base camp on short scouts on backcountry outings. Depending on the purpose of my trek, I usually grab my canteen set and [...]
Sat, Sep 03, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
A Visual Guide of Essential Oils for Your Body /// Mom with a PREP
You prepare your home, your car, your bags, your workplace, and your family …. but is your city prepared?How would you know? You simply ask.Most municipalities probably have a Civil Emergency plan in place, and as a taxpaying citizen, you have a right to know what it is. So ask! Call your city hall to find the department that deals in such things, and ask if you can be directed to the city's plans.As with all governmental agencies, there may be things that they don't publish for the general populace. However, you should be directed to a website where the [...]
Fri, Sep 02, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
How to make pemmican--primitive survival food!
Pemmican has been called the ultimate survival food. It is nutrient dense and fits right in with the paleo diet. It was originally produced in the 18th century by native Americans and French Voyageurs. Pemmican is made traditionally from buffalo meat, although deer, elk, or moose could also be used. None of those available to you? Beef works fine, too. Because it is packable, and ready to eat without cooking, pemmican makes a great savory food for camping, hiking, or survival. Plus it's pretty straightforward to make. Ready to get started? Here's what [...]
Mon, Aug 29, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
By now we've all seen the companies that make concealment cabinets. Concealment cabinets are designed to hide valuables, firearms, or other things you want to keep away from thieves, but they do so in plain sight, usually in a decorative way. One of the popular types is the concealment shelf, and these can be costly. If you are somewhat handy with power tools, you could build your own for just a few bucks. This video details every step in the manufacture of your own concealment shelf and would be a nice weekend project. The post How To Make A Concealment Shelf appeared [...]
Sun, Aug 28, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
Primitive Preps- Craft a 3-in-1 Tool from One Hand Drill Spindle - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Having items in your pack which serve more than one function reduces weight and increases resourcefulness. I've written about this multifunctional-mindset with modern equipment here. The concept is far from modern. Otzi the Ice Man carried multifunctional primitive tools over 5,300 years ago. Here's our experimental archeology project… Multifunctional Spindles How many redundant uses can we find for a hand drill spindle other than its primary use… friction fire embers? If you have access to river cane, one spindle becomes multifunctional: Friction Fire Primitive Drill Container Friction Fire Finding dry, straight wood long enough for a spindle in the field is challenging. Sticks in the 4 to [...]
Sun, Aug 28, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Are you prepared for your period? Learn long-term period preparedness strategies to help you be ready for your period, even in the worst of times.
Period Preparedness• Are you ready for yours in the worst of circumstances?There may come a time when the longer-term emergency does happen. A natural disaster forces you from your home or invites newcomers who are at your mercy for shelter (think Louisiana after this last flood episode or refugees in Syria), there is a strike on city utilities (remember those in NYC?) so no trash pickup, or maybe you simply want to move to a more natural, less chemical-laden alternative.PERIOD PREPAREDNESS FOR GIRLS AND WOMENUse some of these ideas to create an emergency stash for yourself and the women in [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
UGH! It happened ... at school ... but thank goodness you had your own DIY Period Emergency kit to help out!!
Emergencies aren't just about localized weather events or job losses, but can be much more personal. And what's more personal to a girl than her period? Consider a DIY Period Emergency Kit for your preteens to have at stored in her locker or backpack for just such times.I bet many of us can say that puberty was one of the worst phases of our lives. The shame, the uncertainty, the ridicule — all leaving us feeling like we were the biggest losers in the world, even though every other kid was going through the same thing. And it's even worse [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
Emergency Quick Tips from Mom with a Prep Blog - PQT # 50 Stop thinking about PREParedness in terms of a single emergency that, but in terms of a preparedness lifestyle that allows your family to become self-reliant.
PREPAREDNESS IS NOT ABOUT EMERGENCIES, IT'S ABOUT A LIFESTYLE.But not necessarily the lifestyle you think ….Scenario 1Take the scenario of my friend who is highly focused on being prepared for an earthquake. He lives in the middle of earthquake country in California. He has bags at the ready, his family does routine earthquake drills, and he is uber-focused on being prepared for the big emergency their family is likely to face.What he is not prepared for is the layoff that both he and his wife experienced this summer that has left them almost destitute after three months.Scenario 2Or take the [...]
Sat, Aug 20, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
Making and canning delicious apricot syrup! Step by step directions here!
It's apricot season here! I love apricots and one of my favorite canning products of apricot season is apricot syrup! This stuff is to die for. Tangy and sweet and perfect on french toast, pancakes, or German pancakes. And it's easy to make and can in your own home! Ready to make some? Here's what you'll need: Fresh apricots Fruit Fresh (optional) Sugar Food sieve or strainer (like you'd use for making apple sauce). Here's a great one I've used, or this one makes it SO easy if you have a Kitchenaid mixer. Jars and canning lids Canning funnel Water bath canner [...]
Fri, Jul 15, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Making and canning your own homemade delicious apricot nectar is so easy! Step by step directions here!
It's apricot season! If you have access to an apricot tree, you know they can produce plenty of the sweet tart little guys. Where we live, apricots are a luxury, only producing on years where there is a mild enough spring not to freeze all the blossoms. And this year is one of those! I'll be posting a few different ways to preserve them over the next couple of days so you can get some variety in how you preserve your apricot harvest this year. One of the easiest and tastiest ways to can a lot of apricots is to [...]
Fri, Jul 15, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Solavore sport solar oven review--will it bake a cake?
It's summer and to celebrate the sunshine, Solavore sent me their Solavore Sport solar oven to test out. Having a powerless cooking method is important if there is an emergency and you aren't able to use your normal stove or oven. It is also nice in the summer to be able to cook without heating up your house running your oven! The Solavore Sport is a slick little solar oven that is easy to use and cooks some delicious food. About the Solavore Sport The Solavore Sport comes in three pieces. The base is large enough to hold [...]
Tue, Jul 12, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Share
In a survival or emergency situation you're going to be burning calories fast – so food will become a critical need to maintain your morale, stamina and most importantly, your core body temperature. But you can only carry so much food, and it runs out quickly if you don't have the right tools to catch dinner on your own. So let's build a modular, everyday-carry, survival FOOD kit – that will allow you to cook, hunt, trap and fish and is designed to clip onto a bug-out bag, slip into a pack, throw in a vehicle or keep close by… just in [...]
Thu, Jun 30, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
When I launched the MSK-1 (Multi-Scenario Knife) on Kickstarter – May 16th, 2016 – All I knew was that Jeff Freeman and I had poured everything we had (for TWO years) into designing, building and testing – what ended up being a very special, all-purpose, survival knife. Now it was time to release MSK-1 to the world… but I had no idea if anyone else would feel the same. So, if I am honest, I was a bit nervous as I clicked, “Post Campaign.” Support Began Immediately I posted the MSK-1 Campaign on Kickstarter at around 2:00 AM EST to make sure [...]
Mon, May 30, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
If are not automatically redirected to our MSK-1 Kickstarter Campaign – Please Click Here… [...]
Tue, May 24, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Share
Who isn't entranced while walking a shady wooded path strewn with a carpet of wild violets? It instantly creates an almost magical atmosphere, intoxicating with the sweet scent of the blooms. Makes me wonder what virtue of the violet gained it prominence on the Napoleonic Imperial Army's emblem! It is certainly a plant full of offerings for us, be it for just sensory enjoyment or for practical purposes. There are many varieties of wild violets, some more fragrant than others, but all are edible and beautiful. Johnny jump-ups, or Viola tricolor, are a well-loved cousin to the violet, also with many [...]
Fri, May 20, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
DIY Solar power may seem like a daunting task. Fear not, this video WILL set you on the right path. We start by unraveling the mystery of off-grid solar power and teach you the basics, how to understand and think about your system. From there, we show you how to access and size the proper … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, May 14, 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
Super easy banana applesauce bread recipe! Slice for toast, this stuff is perfect!
My kids love bananas. Until they don't. And they never tell me when the banana consumption will spontaneously shut off, so occasionally, I'm left with a bunch of over ripe bananas. When there are 4-5 of them, we make this amazing super simple banana applesauce bread. It does help rotate some of your food storage items, but the recipe itself is not food storage friendly without some substitutions. I'll cover those at the end so you can make this out of food storage if you want to! This bread is dense, moist, and can be cut [...]
Tue, May 10, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
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
Straight from the bargain bin at the Shenzen copycat flea market is the “Ultralight Backpacking Stove”. Will you burn up your six bucks or load your family's packs with these gems? The choice is yours, the opinion is mine. Check out the $6 Ultralight Backpacking Stove These ship straight from Shenzen, so be prepared to … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Apr 24, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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
Share
If you love the taste of honey (with a hint of meringue pie) and have a lot of dandelions in your yard, you can turn that nuisance “weed” into sweet tasting jelly for your family and friends, Here's how… A couple weeks ago, a friend of a friend remarked during dinner about her enthusiasm for making dandelion jelly. “Tastes like honey…” was her commentary and since I love honey, I purposed to create this nectar of the dandelion at my first opportunity. (In addition to jelly, you can create a syrup or wine from the blossoms as well.) Dandelion Petals Have [...]
Fri, Apr 22, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
So scams promise to make you rich overnight, in the case of off shore goods that could be useful to our everyday lives, they make you poor slowly. In this video I take a look at the $12 headlamp that claims some amazing things. Spoiler alert..It doesn't do anything it says it does. Does that … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Apr 02, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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

Prepper-Related Forums

Earlier
Video of Trump acknowledging business losses released - CNNPolitics.com The main stream media is putting a little icing on their hate trump week. Even though society won't be shown hillaries hidden emails until after the election we can all watch Trump give a deposition in a private civil case regarding law suits on cancelled contracts over his "Hispanic" comments. [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
Smith Optics Elite Outside the Wire Goggle Retail Kit, Gray/Tan - $18 shipped [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
As prepared people and a person who considers himself better prepared for most; the one thing I can't dictate is "when" I would learn of the need to act. It could happen any second (EMP, earthquake, terrorist attack). It could develop slowly over days, weeks, months even years. I see posts from members often about indicators. What I'm asking is would there be an email from preppersforum.net when a pending event was learned. [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
Lancer L5AWM Translucent & Opaque Magazines As Low As $12.76ea shipped [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
First question: I store them in the fridge, but I have them in a basket. I don't like this method because then I'm just putting fresh on top of older ones, and it's a battle. I've seen cute little racks for them that put the oldest eggs first....but I have way too many eggs for that. Any suggestions? Two: My ducks started laying on 9/09. I currently have a couple dozen + (not really sure how many :D: ) of duck eggs. I made a quiche this morning, brownies (oh god, those were great) and this weekend I'm going to [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
During a true apocalypse situation, you likely won't be concerned about your important documents, but what about those SHTF situations (fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods) that may leave you with only minutes to evacuate? How easy will it be for you to grab your important documents? Are they all together in one place? Are they waterproof? Fireproof? What all should be included? What ideas would you offer to others for storing and protecting emergency documents? [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
Hello, I'm wondering if anyone knows any good place to look for state or us maps from a hiking/waterway kind of perspective. I'm imaging in a SHTF type scenario, a road map isnt as important, as knowing hiking trails, and where i can find forests and water. My plan is to stay away from the inner cities and roads as much as possible. [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
Germany informs citizens to prepare themselves for national emergency as the country faces a Major Banking issue, possibly a banking collapse... seen that they'r calling it the 2nd leg of the 3 tier world economic collapse... this is not going to be pretty. September 25 article online says, Situation in China has already grown so dire the conditions are right for a full blown banking crisis in China at any time. Now Imagine a China and Germany Banking System Meltdown the 2 crashing around the same time would be [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: Survivalist Boards
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/188330...-brink-of-war/Pakistan detains Indian soldier in disputed Kashmir - CNN.comKashmir attack: India 'launches strikes against militants' - BBC NewsIndia evacuates thousands living in border villages - Multimedia - DAWN.COM India is tired of the border incursions and has conducted "surgical strikes" across the border. Pakistan threatens India with nuclear weapons. India evacuates villages on the border area. As if there aren't enough problems afoot, we have another. [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
A few goodwill items that could make prepping easier, safer... Pasta maker - it is easy to make with the right equipment. shopgoodwill.com -- Search Results pressure cookershopgoodwill.com -- Search Results dutch ovenshopgoodwill.com -- Search Results reload toolsshopgoodwill.com -- Search Results ham radioshopgoodwill.com - #33380457 - Vintage Hallicrafters Radio Ham Shortwave - 10/2/2016 6:54:00 PM gas mask shopgoodwill.com -- Search Results military vestshopgoodwill.com -- Search Results [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: Prepper Forums
Run! Sometimes that's the only answer to life-threatening situations. At this point, there's no telling what type of state the country will be in a year from now… or even in months. Complete anarchy? War? Rebellion? A collapsed economy? One can never really tell… Not to mention, there's always the threat of the next big natural disaster, which can leave every man and woman to fend for themselves with what packing gear they have on them. Regardless of what danger pops up next, it's important that you are ready and prepared for the unexpected. Let's review three effective tips for packing [...]
Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Vic at Safecastle says, “It feels like we're all about to enter the whirlwind. Tie it all down fast and while you're at it, get in some Mountain House foods–in 30-year cans or 30-year pouches–at the discounts of up to 46% with FREE shipping.” Safecastle's MH sale ends Friday, September … Continue reading → [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
Self-sufficiency – noun: the state of not requiring any aid, support, or interaction, for survival; it is therefore a type of personal or collective independence. Survival – [sərˈvīvəl] – noun: the state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances.[1] … Continue reading → [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
James, Hugh, Before someone gets hurt or blows themselves up, here are some more details on the gases in question. Natural gas is produced primarily from high pressure gas deposits deep within the earth, and to a lesser extent as a byproduct of oil production. Natural gas is what is … Continue reading → [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
The Top Four Precious Metals: Which Will Be The Best Investments During The Next Financial Crash o o o Reader GJM sent in these links about Deutsche Bank: Stocks Are Crashing – Led By Banks The Run Begins: Deutsche Bank Hedge Fund Clients Withdraw Excess Cash Major Dollar Shortage Exposed … Continue reading → [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
Leaked memo: Refugees vet themselves – B.B. o o o Immigration Policy Favors Illegals Over Citizens – B.B. o o o Dangerous Crossroads: Both Russia and America Prepare for Nuclear War? – D.R. o o o Analysis: Is it lawful self-defense to “run down” rioters surrounding your vehicle? – P.S. … Continue reading → [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Survival Blog
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Prepper Website
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Prepper Website
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Prepper Website
Utica, New York, Television viewers started seeing weird messages pop up on their screen warning of a pending Hazardous Materials disaster somewhere in the United States. [...] The post FEMA's Emergency Alert System Hacked: Warns of Hazardous Materials Disaster appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Utica, New York Television viewers started seeing weird messages pop up on their screen warning of a pending Hazardous Materials disaster somewhere in the United States. [...] The post FEMA's Emergency Alert System Hacked: Warns of Hazardous Materials Disaster appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
More than 100 people were injured this morning and at least one dead in a Hoboken New Jersey train crash. The commuter train crashed during rush hour impacting the terminal at full speed, breaking through a wall, and collapsing the roof of the building. Authorities still have not determined the cause of the crash. Witnesses say that the train did not even appear to slow down before reaching the terminal. “It never slowed down” one passenger said. “We all went flying” said another. After the impact passengers and bystanders in a panic rushed to exit the train [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Hot on the heels of the Deutsche Bank debacle comes the next nail in Germany's economic coffin. Germany's second largest bank, Commerzbank is planning to cut almost 10,000 jobs over … Read the restThe post Another Nail in Germany's Economic Coffin: Commerzbank Cuts Out Jobs and Shareholders' Profits appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
No matter where you live, your home is at risk for some kind of natural disaster. Whether you're on the earthquake-prone west coast or right in the heart of tornado alley, it's crucial to learn how to prepare your home and family for possible disaster. Disaster preparedness is crucial when it comes to taking care of your family. Here are a few ways to ensure your entire family stays safe in the event of a weather emergency: Make a family emergency preparedness plan. Not only is it important to sit your family down and discuss exactly what to do in [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Without Land Changing Earth Series | Backdoor Survival
If there is one thing we have little control of, it is the ravages of Mother Nature. Whether a catastrophic winter storm, a massive flood, or the greatest earthquake in modern times, we stand at risk and there is not a heck of a lot we can do about it other than prepare. So imagine an earthquake so big, and so deadly, that there are few survivors. Those that do survive, are faced with unimaginable challenges simply to live from day to day. Thus sets the stage of the Changing Earth Series. Without Land is the second book in [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
FEMA conducted a nationwide test of their Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) today, the first national test since things went wrong back in 2011. [...] The post FEMA holds National Test of the IPAWS Emergency Alert System (EAS) appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Bunker 101 I would love a bunker at my bug out location, and honestly they are pricey but not out of reach… if we budget right and keep our prep heads on! I found a great website that shows us how they install a typical prepping 10′ x 50 doomsday bunker, lots of pictures and lots … Continue reading » The post Bunker 101 appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Use Cayenne Pepper To Stop Injuries From Bleeding DISCLAIMER ON MEDICAL COMMENTS & ADVICE GIVEN Please note that the below information is designed to provide general information on the topics presented. It is provided with the understanding that the expert is not engaged in rendering any medical or professional services in the information provided below. … Continue reading » The post Use Cayenne Pepper To Stop Injuries From Bleeding appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
10 Outdoor DIY Projects You Can Do In Under An Hour Most of us really don't want to start doing more work at the weekends when you have been at work all week. But if you're like us and are looking for some interesting DIY projects, we've got some light and easy projects that are much … Continue reading » The post 10 Outdoor DIY Projects You Can Do In Under An Hour appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How To Build The Best DIY Fire Pit EVER! I love a nice warm fire during the cooler Fall days… Fire pit time! You can just spend 100 bucks or so on a boring ready made metal fire pit or you can spend just a little more and have the best of all fire pit … Continue reading » The post How To Build The Best DIY Fire Pit EVER! appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
23 Amazing Uses for Lemongrass Essential Oil It seems everywhere you turn, there is talk about using essential oils as a natural alternative to going to the doctor and getting prescriptions. Essential Oils is a large market that doesn't seem to be going anywhere and with thousands of people getting on board and reporting amazing … Continue reading » The post 23 Amazing Uses for Lemongrass Essential Oil appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Food Storage Smarts Stock Up On Meal Stretchers via The Survival Mom
For many of us, buying food specifically for food storage is an additional expense that can, sometimes, become too burdensome. When money is tight, it's hard enough to cover the groceries for our main meals, much less add another few day's worth of food to the grocery cart. One solution to this dilemma is to stock up on meal stretchers. Foods like rice, beans, potatoes, pasta, and other grains have always formed the core of most food storage plans. First, they are inexpensive foods, like these potato dices. Purchased either from the grocery store or in large multi-pound packages, it's a [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Primitive vs. Modern: The Importance of Keeping Skills in Context ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker From time to time I get comments on my blog from folks wanting to see more survival stuff without modern equipment involved. These types of comments appear more frequently on my YouTube channel. Here's a recent one from a my One-Stick-Fire in the Rain video using a ferrocerium rod as my ignition source… “pleeaaaaase im just waiting to see if some “survival” channel teaches how to do it without these gadgets like fire rods and matches and stuff like that…. come on!” Spark ignition in the rain is not hardcore enough for some folks. Comments like this don't offend me [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
When disaster strikes your community, don't sit idly by while waiting for emergency response teams to act? You can volunteer to help your community!
When disaster strikes your community, don't sit idly by while waiting for emergency response teams to act? You can volunteer to help your community!Ways to Volunteer in Your Community for Disaster PreparednessIf you are interested in becoming more involved in your city's preparedness planning and helping during a localized crisis, here are some ways you can help! These programs may not be available in all areas, and program outlines may be different program to program. Check with your local municipality to see what is available in your area.Citizens on PatrolCOP allows you to become a citizen policeman who helps with [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
Why Store Fish Antibiotics for Survival | Backdoor Survival
I first learned about fish antibiotics in 2012 when I struggled with a tooth abscess while on vacation in the middle of nowhere. I was totally unprepared for a bacterial infection and going forward, was determined to stockpile antibiotics for emergency purposes down the road. As a layman and not a healthcare professional, this was not casual research. I went to many sources, looked at bottles, and asked a lot of questions. I came away confident that lacking proper medical facilities, the judicious use of fish and veterinary antibiotics would be safe in a SHTF situation. And [...]
Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
Emergency Evacuations 225x303
Just through the end of National Preparedness Month, my newest book, Emergency Evacuations: Get Out Fast When it Matters Most, is only 99 cents on Kindle. This book is a short, entertaining read with checklists, real life stories, and even help for families with special needs loved ones. In an emergency, no one should be left behind, and I'll help you figure out how to do that. I've also provided you with a list of more than a dozen options for bug out locations when you don't have one and how to keep the little ones entertained when you're stuck somewhere, [...]
Mon, Sep 26, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Nine people were shot and wounded in Houston when a shooter opened fire at a Strip Mall Monday morning. [...] The post Third Attack in Last Ten Days: Shooter wounds Nine in Houston appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Sep 26, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. It is produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas (U.S.Consumer Product Safety Commission). Some of the ways CO gas can be present in your home or any shelter or enclosed space is from camp stoves, and propane or natural gas-fueled ranges, kerosene heaters, gas hot water heaters, charcoal/propane grills, and wood stoves used for heating. The “Do You Really Need That to Survive” articles do not just focus on gear and equipment that is taking up space and may not be [...]
Mon, Sep 26, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
Tutorial for20+ Foods that must be(3)
Food storage has been a major topic on this blog from the very beginning. This article is one of the most popular and most read for it's practical advice for storing specific foods. Use this National Preparedness Month to get your own food storage pantry ready for the next big emergency. As a follow-up to my blog post about which foods you shouldn't plan on storing long-term, here's a list of foods typically found at grocery stores that can be stored but must be repackaged. I go into much greater detail with food storage in my book, but here's what you [...]
Mon, Sep 26, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
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
Survival Saturday is a round-up of the week's news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News This week on Survival Saturday, we'll … Read the restThe post The Manipulated Destruction of American Freedom and Sovereignty appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, Sep 24, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
Best Of the survival mom
If I'm going to post the best and most popular blog articles, I have to include this one. It launched a very popular Facebook group page and an entire month-by-month series of money saving articles. National Preparedness Month may not seem like a natural fit for a money-saving article, but with no money at all, it's hard to get fully prepared. I spotted this ingenious and simple savings plan* on Facebook, posted it on my wall, and it went viral with 3,074 likes and 4,230 shares within a couple of days. I've never seen anything like it. Obviously, this plan hit [...]
Sat, Sep 24, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
How to Store Batteries for the Long Term | Backdoor Survival
How much do you know about storing household batteries for the long term? Until I started prepping, I did not have a clue. Even after I started to prep, I was unsure, although it did make sense to store batteries at room temperature, not too hot and not too cold. Still, when the topic came up while out with friends, some wise guy mentioned keeping batteries in the freezer and I was lost. Shortly after that, I check snopes.com and learned no, batteries should not be refrigerated or frozen. Snopes is not always correct so I decided [...]
Sat, Sep 24, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
At least four people are confirmed dead, and multiple people have been wounded in a mass shooting at Cascade Mall in Skagit County, Washington. [...] The post Mass Shooting in Mall near Seattle: 4 Dead, Multiple People Wounded appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Fri, Sep 23, 2016
Source: Off Grid Survival
school-of-the-woods-turning-my-classroom-inside-out-thesurvivalsherpa-com
by Todd Walker “In the school of the woods there is no graduation day.” ~Horace Kephart, The Book of Camping and Woodcraft, 1910 I deal with an inner struggle with every math lesson forced upon students. They groan and ask, “When will we ever use algebra in real life?” If I'm honest, my response is, “Never, unless you plan on teaching math one day.” But that's not entirely true. There's that high-stakes test looming at the end of the year to determine who can regurgitate all the rote-learning jammed into a brain surging with teenage hormones. Forcing them to learn stuff they're not interested in is [...]
Fri, Sep 23, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
We are starting a series of articles on gear, material, and supplies for survival that you may or may not need. Finances are a big problem when it comes to prepping, and if you are avid readers of survival forums, websites, and blogs then you are inundated with recommendations on gear and supplies, the problem, however, is money. Many of the sites do a good job of convincing you that you need a certain product or you won't survive. We here always try to present the pros and con's, who may benefit the most from a product and in some cases, [...]
Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
You may have seen the commercial on television for an in-home freeze-drying unit. The market audience is Preppers and/or survivalist. A home freeze-drying unit requires a significant up-front expenditure (Thousands of dollars for a quality unit). If you are only interested in occasionally freeze-drying left over foods, then you may want to consider simply buying your foods already freeze-dried, however, because it would be difficult to recoup the upfront expense. Some people, of course, raise their own livestock, or buy beef on the hoof, for example, and then have it butchered or they hunt large game such as moose or elk. [...]
Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
As they say on Game of Thrones, “Brace yourselves. Winter is coming.” One of the best ways to brace yourselves for the onset of cold weather, winter storms, and … Read the restThe post 25 Cozy Ways to Prep Your Home for Winter appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
Best Of the survival mom
I should have known that anything related to both prepping and saving money would be popular! This article from the archives has been read close to 300,000 times! So, in honor of National Preparedness Month, I bring you… Sterling silver flatware Even if you can only afford to buy a spoon or a fork at a time, sterling silver is known to have antimicrobial properties. Some people believe that simply using silver flatware as everyday eating utensils can ward off harmful microbes. Typically, a single piece of silver, such as a spoon, will run about $50. Buy from reputable sellers, [...]
Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Source: Survival Mom
Made From Scratch Life | Backdoor Survival
Something happened in the fifties and it was not good. With the advent of mainstream television, homemakers learned about ready to eat foods and convenience products designed to make their lives easier. It made no matter that many of these products, ranging from TV dinners to laundry and cleaning products, were toxic brews of preservatives and chemicals. Although I have always been inclined to cook from scratch, make my own cleaning supplies, and embrace the proverbial do-it-yourself mentality, it wasn't until one year ago, almost to the date, that I stopped supporting the big corporations and Madison avenue that [...]
Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Source: Backdoor Survival
EnerPlex has designed an amazing charger that fits in your purse, your school/work binder, planners or briefcase. Let's get down with the specks on this bad boy. This ultra-thin mobile power bank that features 5,100 mAh battery capacities. In layman's terms, it will charge 2-3 smart chargers before needing a recharge itself. It has up to 16 hours talk time and can charge multiple devices at the same time without interfering with the charge time. The powerbank will also shut off automatically when your device is done charging, saving it's own energy. There is a battery status indicator light so you [...]
Tue, Sep 20, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Lessons Learned After 6 Years of Prepping | Backdoor Survival
As someone who has been prepping for six years, I have learned a lot along the way. During these six years, my survival skills, food and water storage, and general knowledge have grown exponentially to the point where I have grown comfortable, if not complacent, with my preps. Alas, the world has changed a lot since 2010. Things I prepared for on day one are now far less important in the big scheme of things than the things I prepare for today. Things I prepare for today are more far-reaching than issues associated with geographic isolation, the next big earthquake, [...]
Tue, Sep 20, 2016
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 week on Survival Saturday, we'll … Read the restThe post Europe Is Planning For War and We Need to Pay Attention appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, Sep 17, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
What is a bug out vehicle? Let's face it, search for information on bug out vehicles. What you will find is crap. Lots of folks out there want to know the how/what/when/where's of creating their own bug out vehicle. You found the right place. Welcome to the Tin Hat Ranch's series on how to … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Sep 17, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Submitted By H.D. What is it that makes a natural disaster so dangerous? Is it the fact that, we can't prevent it from happening? Or does it have to deal with our inability to recognize the signs? The answer is neither. The reason why a natural disaster is so dangerous, evolves around preparation. To put it another way, they're dangerous because we don't prepare for them. A large percentage of the American population goes throughout their day-to-day lives without ever thinking of a natural disaster occurring. A beginners guide is something we all need to make us aware of what we [...]
Fri, Sep 16, 2016
Source: American Preppers Network
Once the SHTF you will be doing a lot of walking, and in most cases, you will be carrying extra weight. You may have to carry firewood, carry emergency supplies back home from an aid station, carry a child, or carry any number of things to include a backpack loaded with essential supplies during a crisis. You need to be in relatively good shape to meet the physical demands required of you during any type of survival situation. Remember, you might not be able to drive, so any transporting of supplies will have to be done by you, and one of [...]
Thu, Sep 15, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
Even if the weather hasn't cooled off where you live, the coffee shops have declared that autumn has arrived by rolling out their Pumpkin Spice everything. But…there are a couple … Read the restThe post How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte Creamer appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Wed, Sep 14, 2016
Source: The Organic Prepper
Friction Fire Hack: Get Consistent Coals Using a Hand Drill ~ © TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Primal fire has been coaxed from dead wood by twirling a straight stick between two human palms for millennia. I'm still amazed every time I look down at a pile of charred wood dust smoldering on its on accord and sending wisps of smoke skyward. Starting a fire with modern devices, which accompany me on outings, can not compare to our ancient ancestor's fire. As my preparedness journey moves forward, I find myself practicing primitive more and more. What if those modern devices fail, or run out of fuel, or get lost? Could I create that all-important fire from [...]
Sat, Sep 10, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Backcountry Belt Kit: Essential Tools to Wear Around Your Waist ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker There are many scenarios where you may be separated from your backpack and gear. Tipping a canoe or tumbling down a ravine come to mind. These types of accidents can quickly relieve you of the gear which makes for a comfortable wilderness outing. Having essential gear in your pockets and attached to your belt could turn your luck around, and, not being too dramatic here, could literally save your life. I leave my main pack at base camp on short scouts on backcountry outings. Depending on the purpose of my trek, I usually grab my canteen set and [...]
Sat, Sep 03, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
A Visual Guide of Essential Oils for Your Body /// Mom with a PREP
You prepare your home, your car, your bags, your workplace, and your family …. but is your city prepared?How would you know? You simply ask.Most municipalities probably have a Civil Emergency plan in place, and as a taxpaying citizen, you have a right to know what it is. So ask! Call your city hall to find the department that deals in such things, and ask if you can be directed to the city's plans.As with all governmental agencies, there may be things that they don't publish for the general populace. However, you should be directed to a website where the [...]
Fri, Sep 02, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
How to make pemmican--primitive survival food!
Pemmican has been called the ultimate survival food. It is nutrient dense and fits right in with the paleo diet. It was originally produced in the 18th century by native Americans and French Voyageurs. Pemmican is made traditionally from buffalo meat, although deer, elk, or moose could also be used. None of those available to you? Beef works fine, too. Because it is packable, and ready to eat without cooking, pemmican makes a great savory food for camping, hiking, or survival. Plus it's pretty straightforward to make. Ready to get started? Here's what [...]
Mon, Aug 29, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
By now we've all seen the companies that make concealment cabinets. Concealment cabinets are designed to hide valuables, firearms, or other things you want to keep away from thieves, but they do so in plain sight, usually in a decorative way. One of the popular types is the concealment shelf, and these can be costly. If you are somewhat handy with power tools, you could build your own for just a few bucks. This video details every step in the manufacture of your own concealment shelf and would be a nice weekend project. The post How To Make A Concealment Shelf appeared [...]
Sun, Aug 28, 2016
Source: Prep for SHTF
Primitive Preps- Craft a 3-in-1 Tool from One Hand Drill Spindle - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Having items in your pack which serve more than one function reduces weight and increases resourcefulness. I've written about this multifunctional-mindset with modern equipment here. The concept is far from modern. Otzi the Ice Man carried multifunctional primitive tools over 5,300 years ago. Here's our experimental archeology project… Multifunctional Spindles How many redundant uses can we find for a hand drill spindle other than its primary use… friction fire embers? If you have access to river cane, one spindle becomes multifunctional: Friction Fire Primitive Drill Container Friction Fire Finding dry, straight wood long enough for a spindle in the field is challenging. Sticks in the 4 to [...]
Sun, Aug 28, 2016
Source: Survival Sherpa
Are you prepared for your period? Learn long-term period preparedness strategies to help you be ready for your period, even in the worst of times.
Period Preparedness• Are you ready for yours in the worst of circumstances?There may come a time when the longer-term emergency does happen. A natural disaster forces you from your home or invites newcomers who are at your mercy for shelter (think Louisiana after this last flood episode or refugees in Syria), there is a strike on city utilities (remember those in NYC?) so no trash pickup, or maybe you simply want to move to a more natural, less chemical-laden alternative.PERIOD PREPAREDNESS FOR GIRLS AND WOMENUse some of these ideas to create an emergency stash for yourself and the women in [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
UGH! It happened ... at school ... but thank goodness you had your own DIY Period Emergency kit to help out!!
Emergencies aren't just about localized weather events or job losses, but can be much more personal. And what's more personal to a girl than her period? Consider a DIY Period Emergency Kit for your preteens to have at stored in her locker or backpack for just such times.I bet many of us can say that puberty was one of the worst phases of our lives. The shame, the uncertainty, the ridicule — all leaving us feeling like we were the biggest losers in the world, even though every other kid was going through the same thing. And it's even worse [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
Emergency Quick Tips from Mom with a Prep Blog - PQT # 50 Stop thinking about PREParedness in terms of a single emergency that, but in terms of a preparedness lifestyle that allows your family to become self-reliant.
PREPAREDNESS IS NOT ABOUT EMERGENCIES, IT'S ABOUT A LIFESTYLE.But not necessarily the lifestyle you think ….Scenario 1Take the scenario of my friend who is highly focused on being prepared for an earthquake. He lives in the middle of earthquake country in California. He has bags at the ready, his family does routine earthquake drills, and he is uber-focused on being prepared for the big emergency their family is likely to face.What he is not prepared for is the layoff that both he and his wife experienced this summer that has left them almost destitute after three months.Scenario 2Or take the [...]
Sat, Aug 20, 2016
Source: Mom With a Prep
Making and canning delicious apricot syrup! Step by step directions here!
It's apricot season here! I love apricots and one of my favorite canning products of apricot season is apricot syrup! This stuff is to die for. Tangy and sweet and perfect on french toast, pancakes, or German pancakes. And it's easy to make and can in your own home! Ready to make some? Here's what you'll need: Fresh apricots Fruit Fresh (optional) Sugar Food sieve or strainer (like you'd use for making apple sauce). Here's a great one I've used, or this one makes it SO easy if you have a Kitchenaid mixer. Jars and canning lids Canning funnel Water bath canner [...]
Fri, Jul 15, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Making and canning your own homemade delicious apricot nectar is so easy! Step by step directions here!
It's apricot season! If you have access to an apricot tree, you know they can produce plenty of the sweet tart little guys. Where we live, apricots are a luxury, only producing on years where there is a mild enough spring not to freeze all the blossoms. And this year is one of those! I'll be posting a few different ways to preserve them over the next couple of days so you can get some variety in how you preserve your apricot harvest this year. One of the easiest and tastiest ways to can a lot of apricots is to [...]
Fri, Jul 15, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Solavore sport solar oven review--will it bake a cake?
It's summer and to celebrate the sunshine, Solavore sent me their Solavore Sport solar oven to test out. Having a powerless cooking method is important if there is an emergency and you aren't able to use your normal stove or oven. It is also nice in the summer to be able to cook without heating up your house running your oven! The Solavore Sport is a slick little solar oven that is easy to use and cooks some delicious food. About the Solavore Sport The Solavore Sport comes in three pieces. The base is large enough to hold [...]
Tue, Jul 12, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Share
In a survival or emergency situation you're going to be burning calories fast – so food will become a critical need to maintain your morale, stamina and most importantly, your core body temperature. But you can only carry so much food, and it runs out quickly if you don't have the right tools to catch dinner on your own. So let's build a modular, everyday-carry, survival FOOD kit – that will allow you to cook, hunt, trap and fish and is designed to clip onto a bug-out bag, slip into a pack, throw in a vehicle or keep close by… just in [...]
Thu, Jun 30, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
When I launched the MSK-1 (Multi-Scenario Knife) on Kickstarter – May 16th, 2016 – All I knew was that Jeff Freeman and I had poured everything we had (for TWO years) into designing, building and testing – what ended up being a very special, all-purpose, survival knife. Now it was time to release MSK-1 to the world… but I had no idea if anyone else would feel the same. So, if I am honest, I was a bit nervous as I clicked, “Post Campaign.” Support Began Immediately I posted the MSK-1 Campaign on Kickstarter at around 2:00 AM EST to make sure [...]
Mon, May 30, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
If are not automatically redirected to our MSK-1 Kickstarter Campaign – Please Click Here… [...]
Tue, May 24, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Share
Who isn't entranced while walking a shady wooded path strewn with a carpet of wild violets? It instantly creates an almost magical atmosphere, intoxicating with the sweet scent of the blooms. Makes me wonder what virtue of the violet gained it prominence on the Napoleonic Imperial Army's emblem! It is certainly a plant full of offerings for us, be it for just sensory enjoyment or for practical purposes. There are many varieties of wild violets, some more fragrant than others, but all are edible and beautiful. Johnny jump-ups, or Viola tricolor, are a well-loved cousin to the violet, also with many [...]
Fri, May 20, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
DIY Solar power may seem like a daunting task. Fear not, this video WILL set you on the right path. We start by unraveling the mystery of off-grid solar power and teach you the basics, how to understand and think about your system. From there, we show you how to access and size the proper … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, May 14, 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
Super easy banana applesauce bread recipe! Slice for toast, this stuff is perfect!
My kids love bananas. Until they don't. And they never tell me when the banana consumption will spontaneously shut off, so occasionally, I'm left with a bunch of over ripe bananas. When there are 4-5 of them, we make this amazing super simple banana applesauce bread. It does help rotate some of your food storage items, but the recipe itself is not food storage friendly without some substitutions. I'll cover those at the end so you can make this out of food storage if you want to! This bread is dense, moist, and can be cut [...]
Tue, May 10, 2016
Source: Food Storage and Survival
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
Straight from the bargain bin at the Shenzen copycat flea market is the “Ultralight Backpacking Stove”. Will you burn up your six bucks or load your family's packs with these gems? The choice is yours, the opinion is mine. Check out the $6 Ultralight Backpacking Stove These ship straight from Shenzen, so be prepared to … Continue reading » [...]
Sun, Apr 24, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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
Share
If you love the taste of honey (with a hint of meringue pie) and have a lot of dandelions in your yard, you can turn that nuisance “weed” into sweet tasting jelly for your family and friends, Here's how… A couple weeks ago, a friend of a friend remarked during dinner about her enthusiasm for making dandelion jelly. “Tastes like honey…” was her commentary and since I love honey, I purposed to create this nectar of the dandelion at my first opportunity. (In addition to jelly, you can create a syrup or wine from the blossoms as well.) Dandelion Petals Have [...]
Fri, Apr 22, 2016
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
So scams promise to make you rich overnight, in the case of off shore goods that could be useful to our everyday lives, they make you poor slowly. In this video I take a look at the $12 headlamp that claims some amazing things. Spoiler alert..It doesn't do anything it says it does. Does that … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Apr 02, 2016
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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

Misc Prepper Resources

Earlier
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Prepper Website
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Prepper Website
Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Source: Prepper Website
Bunker 101 I would love a bunker at my bug out location, and honestly they are pricey but not out of reach… if we budget right and keep our prep heads on! I found a great website that shows us how they install a typical prepping 10′ x 50 doomsday bunker, lots of pictures and lots … Continue reading » The post Bunker 101 appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Use Cayenne Pepper To Stop Injuries From Bleeding DISCLAIMER ON MEDICAL COMMENTS & ADVICE GIVEN Please note that the below information is designed to provide general information on the topics presented. It is provided with the understanding that the expert is not engaged in rendering any medical or professional services in the information provided below. … Continue reading » The post Use Cayenne Pepper To Stop Injuries From Bleeding appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
10 Outdoor DIY Projects You Can Do In Under An Hour Most of us really don't want to start doing more work at the weekends when you have been at work all week. But if you're like us and are looking for some interesting DIY projects, we've got some light and easy projects that are much … Continue reading » The post 10 Outdoor DIY Projects You Can Do In Under An Hour appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
How To Build The Best DIY Fire Pit EVER! I love a nice warm fire during the cooler Fall days… Fire pit time! You can just spend 100 bucks or so on a boring ready made metal fire pit or you can spend just a little more and have the best of all fire pit … Continue reading » The post How To Build The Best DIY Fire Pit EVER! appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness
23 Amazing Uses for Lemongrass Essential Oil It seems everywhere you turn, there is talk about using essential oils as a natural alternative to going to the doctor and getting prescriptions. Essential Oils is a large market that doesn't seem to be going anywhere and with thousands of people getting on board and reporting amazing … Continue reading » The post 23 Amazing Uses for Lemongrass Essential Oil appeared first on SHTF & Prepping Central. [...]
Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Source: SHTF Preparedness

How you can recommend things to add to this list

If you have any suggestions as to what I should put on the Resources and Recommendations page or any feedback on what’s already on it, you’ll find a link in my newsletter that I occasionally send out. If you aren’t already subscribed, you really should.

One of the big benefits to signing up is that I send out a quick email with it when I write a new post. As I’m sure you’ve discovered by now, I don’t post very often, due to the research and details that I put in my posts and occasionally several weeks go by between posts. Getting the newsletter means you won’t have to keep checking my site to see if I’ve written something new.

Because people who sign up for the newsletter are much more of the target audience for my site and think more like I do about things, I’ve decided to start using that as a vehicle for more feedback and ideas, such as for this project. More will follow.

Sign up for the newsletter here:

Take 3 seconds to enter your email address here and subscribe to my FREE newsletter...

Top
Search this site
Return to top of page

Copyright 2016, All Rights Reserved. All content on this site is subject to copyright law and cannot be reproduced in part or in its entirety without express permission from the original author. In almost all cases, this will be me, Graywolf. Contact me at [email protected] for permission. If you would like to include a short snapshot of my article (the preview paragraph) by way of RSS feed with a link to the rest of the article, please feel free to do so, and I thank you if you do. Disclosure: This is a professional review site that sometimes receives free merchandise from the companies whose products we review and recommend. We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own.

GraywolfSurvival.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to (Amazon.com, or endless.com, MYHABIT.com, SmallParts.com, or AmazonWireless.com).