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Best Prepper Resources and Recommendations Page

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

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

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

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

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

The Best Prepper Gear Recommendations

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

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

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

5.11 Rush 72 backpack

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

Osprey Atmos 65 backpack

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

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

Solo Stove Wood Burning Backpacking Stove

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

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

CREE 7W Flashlight

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

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

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

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

MPOWERD Lucy Inflatable Solar Lantern

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

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

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

Goal Zero 41022 Guide 10 Plus Solar Recharging Kit

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

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

Doan Magnesium Fire Starter

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

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

SOG Seal Pup Survival Knife

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

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

Fiskars X7 14″ Hatchet

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

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

Sawyer Mini Portable Water Filter

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

Suunto M-3 D/L Compass


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

The Best Prepper Websites and Online Resources

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

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

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

Prepper/Survival Blogs

Backdoor Survival –

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

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

Prepper Website –

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

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

Survival Sherpa –

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

American Preppers Network –

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

Ready Nutrition –

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

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

The Organic Prepper –

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

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

Prep for SHTF –

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

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

Tin Hat Ranch –

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

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

Mom With a Prep –

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

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

Survival at Home –

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

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

SHTF Preparedness –

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

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

Camping Survival Blog –

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

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

Survival Mom –

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

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

Offgrid Survival –

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

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

Survival Magazine –

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

Food Storage and Survival –

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

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

Ultimate Survival Tips –

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

Survival Blog

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

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

Prepper/Survival Facebook Pages

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

Survival Watch

Survival Magazine

Homestead & Survival

The Survival Mom

Food Storage and Survival

American Preppers Network

Camping Survival

Prepper-related Forums

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

The Best Prepper Book Recommendations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thu, Aug 09, 2018
Source: American Preppers Network
The nomad lifestyle can give you more freedom and time than you ever thought possible. Learn how one couple got more deeply in touch with their own survival and learned to slow WAY down taking on the boondocking lifestyle. [...] The post Throwing out the Rule Book: Traveling North America in an RV appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Wed, Aug 08, 2018
Source: Off Grid Survival
What you want and what you actually need are two different things, so when outfitting your camp or off-grid kitchen you have to prioritize. As we have stated in numerous articles in the past, instead of buying 12 tools for 12 tasks try to find one tool that can do 12 jobs. Of course, not […] The post 28 Items Your Kitchen Should Have for off Grid Cooking appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Tue, Aug 07, 2018
Source: Prep for SHTF
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live out on the road? Check out our latest RV living story about how two newlyweds that decided to travel the country and live and work full-time in an RV. [...] The post Newlyweds Hit the Road to become Full-time RVers appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Aug 06, 2018
Source: Off Grid Survival
A portion of this article was sponsored by Adobe Spark. If you've paid any sort of attention to the landscape of education in the last five years, you know that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) subjects are very “in” right now. There's been a huge push to teach children how to create videos, code, and […] [...]
Mon, Aug 06, 2018
Source: Survival Mom
I'm a weather addict. My husband makes fun of my fascination with hurricanes, news of tornado outbreaks, floods, heat waves — he just doesn't understand my fascination! However, if you look at the top stories of any given year, at least a few will be weather-related, so I know I'm not the only one who […] [...]
Sun, Aug 05, 2018
Source: Survival Mom
Having the ability to predict the weather can be a lifesaver during a grid down situation. Imagine if meteorologists could not tell us a hurricane was days from landfall, or what if you didn't know a dangerous blizzard was on the way. People couldn't prepare, people may die as a result, so knowing what to […] The post Predicting Weather When the Grid is Down, The Acu-Rite 01036 appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Sat, Aug 04, 2018
Source: Prep for SHTF
Bread is considered an absolute staple by many people. If you have bread you have life, but first you must know how to make bread. There are a number of ways of making camp bread, and some of it may turn out pretty good, while sometimes, you end up with a burnt pile of dough […] The post Bread Baking Dutch oven Style appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Fri, Aug 03, 2018
Source: Prep for SHTF
Susan Shumsky isn't your average weekend camper; in fact, for the last 30 years, Susan has lived alone in either a van, a trailer or an RV. Here is her story... [...] The post The Life of a Boondocker: Living alone in Vans, Trailers and RVs appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Jul 31, 2018
Source: Off Grid Survival
Ever wonder what it would be like to live off the grid? Check out this unique family of five who has been traveling fulltime in a 5th wheel RV since 2014. [...] The post The Globe Trekker Family – Living Full-time in an RV appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Jul 30, 2018
Source: Off Grid Survival
Dirt Poor Floor Joists for an Off Grid Log Cabin - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker I think I now understand why so many pioneer log cabins had packed dirt floors. Ease of construction may have been the #1 reason. Lacking dimensional lumber, time, and labor, a dirt floor was an easy solution. You weren't necessarily poor, but the term, “dirt poor”, stuck. Believe it or not, there's a growing number of wealthy folk returning to earthen floors. With my self-reliance on trial, I wanted a wooden floor for my little log cabin in the woods… complete with a front porch overlooking the creek. As promised in our last article, here's what I came up with [...]
Sun, Jul 22, 2018
Source: Survival Sherpa
That quality which makes a plant a weed is in the eye of the beholder. Where one person might see only an overgrown flower bed, another might see the makings of a decent salad. Frank down the street is probably tearing his hair out trying to get all the nettles out of his garden, while […] [...]
Thu, Jul 19, 2018
Source: Survival Mom
Every year about this time, Amazon Prime Day pops up with promises of huge savings. From my experience, yes, you can find some amazing deals, but for the most part, the products aren't things that I want! “Save 80% on this package of a dozen hot-pink Sharpies!” Fabulous — except I can't really use hot-pink […] [...]
Mon, Jul 16, 2018
Source: Survival Mom
Log Cabin Update: Sill Logs and Hand-Hewn Floor Joists ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker As the song says, “I started out with nothing, and I've got most of it left.” Those lyrics summed up my feelings since starting this log cabin project in February. I all I had to show for my effort was a bunch of skinned logs scattered through the woods and fields. That all changed this summer. Here's the progress as of mid July… Setting Sill Logs I had my doubts about dry-stacked stone piers as my foundation. The largest sill log measured 14 inches in diameter by 18 feet long. A handy online log calculator estimated the weight for this one [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 2018
Source: Survival Sherpa
Are you suffering from insects problem? If yes, don't worry. Everyone should be thankful to the Digitalization for giving us an ultrasonic pest repeller to get rid of irritating insects. So, What is it all about? Ultrasonic Pest Repeller is a pest control device that releases ultrasonic high-pitched sound. This pest control covers 360 degree triple tire […] The post Ultrasonic Pest Repeller: You Need To Know Before You Buy appeared first on American Preppers Network. [...]
Tue, Jul 10, 2018
Source: American Preppers Network
Best Gun Builds for Preppers Firearms are at the core of survival and prepping. Without some form of protection and a means to hunt food, you won't make it in a survival situation. It's that simple. For this simple reason alone, it's easy to understand why preppers are so into guns and ammunition. This article […] The post Best Gun Builds for Preppers appeared first on American Preppers Network. [...]
Sat, Jun 09, 2018
Source: American Preppers Network
How to Survive a Layoff
Don't panic. With a little “belt tightening” and a realistic plan, you will make it through this… Being laid off, underemployed or just watching your paycheck buy less and less at the store has become a reality in most homes. As businesses are downsizing, more and more work gets sent overseas and energy prices continue to soar, what can you do when you realize your income is not able to comfortably sustain your family? Here are several practical tips… Don't Panic First, in any survival situation, and trust me, being laid off, under-employed or broke half-way through the month can be a very real [...]
Thu, Jun 07, 2018
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
The New Year always brings a desire to begin anew or make a fresh start. For many of us, it's also a time to create new habits or goals. But all too often, we're already sidetracked three days later. Research shows that repeating a task for 21 days creates a habit, but I know I'm […] The post 10 New Habits for the Prepared Home appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Tue, Jun 05, 2018
Source: Mom With a Prep
Our First Year of Building Self-Reliance Skills at RISE Academy ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker School is out for summer. Here's a look in the rear view mirror at our first year of Project Based Learning at RISE Academy. Our students and staff wish to thank each of you for the encouraging words, moral support, and following our journey of Doing the Stuff of Self-Reliance! Below is a pictorial recap (picture-heavy) of the skills, projects, and links to more in-depth posts for those interested in learning these skills. Cutting Tool Safety and Use Carving tent stakes. Aware of his “blood circle” How to safely chop kindling. The draw knife was a hit with the students. Cutting rounds for “burn and [...]
Fri, Jun 01, 2018
Source: Survival Sherpa
SaveSaveSaveIf you're like most people, you likely live a very busy lifestyle. It seems everyone is on the go these days, which means there's not as much time at home. When you are at home, you probably want to spend those precious moments with your family, not in the kitchen preparing elaborate, time-consuming meals. In […] The post Steps on How to Make Your Own Sweet Onion Sauce at Home appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Tue, May 29, 2018
Source: Mom With a Prep
SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveIf you're trying to incorporate a more natural, health-conscious diet into your life, there are many things you can make at home rather than purchasing from the store that can benefit your body. One of the easiest, healthiest things you do to change your diet is to learn how to make yeast at home. You may […] The post How To Make Your Own Yeast and Its Importance To Your Health appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Tue, May 29, 2018
Source: Mom With a Prep
Even those with a disability or chronic illness should be prepared for an emergency situation should one arise. Prepping isn't just for the able-bodied. The task may just be a bit trickier, as there would be more equipment and necessities to have on standby than usual. A different exit strategy could also be required, depending […] The post Preparing for an Emergency When You Have a Chronic Illness appeared first on American Preppers Network. [...]
Sat, May 26, 2018
Source: American Preppers Network
Do you know the one question that always comes up? Do you know the biggest struggle that preppers face outside of money in our little niche? It's the struggle of getting those around us to take preparedness and survival as passionately as we do! Getting Family Inspired We are inspired people and our passion manifests […] The post Inspire Those Around you to Start Prepping appeared first on American Preppers Network. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
Source: American Preppers Network
Which Camp Kool-Aid Do You Drink_ Kit Dogma or Skill Cult_ - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Snap! My ax handle was in two pieces. Now what? Would I sink or rise above a tool failure? The good news is that my truck was a short walk from fixed camp. I crossed the creek, pulled a hill, and grabbed another ax from my truck. The day was saved. Could I have made a stone ax? That's a ridiculous notion seeing as how I was cutting a cord of firewood with an ax. Every outing is different. People have different styles and tastes. Skill sets vary. I'm now knee-deep into building a log cabin in the woods with hand [...]
Fri, Apr 27, 2018
Source: Survival Sherpa
This is a glimpse into the not so distant future. In this video we not only show you what your future will look like, we show you how the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and future unknown actors will control you, whether you like it or not. Your every interaction with society will be recorded … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Apr 21, 2018
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
by Todd Walker Photo credit: Casey Deming, GeorgiaBushcraft.com On the heels of my ax-work classes at the Georgia Bushcraft Spring Gathering, I wanted to cover some of the risks of swinging a tree clever. It's our job to mitigate some of the risk. Even then, accidents happen. At the Gathering, my buddy, Karl, shared a recent ax injure he incurred when his ax glanced from the wood he was splitting. He graciously, or not so gracious if you have a weak stomach, allowed me to share his injure here for educational purposes. ********* WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS OF BLOOD AND A OPENED FOOT ********** The ax [...]
Sun, Apr 08, 2018
Source: Survival Sherpa
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So what's your back up plan if the grid goes down? Do you have one?? HOW will you power your tech during a bug-out, or what if you go camping for a week away from electricity? What will you do? Well, at less than $60 US… the 15 ounce Anker PowerPort, 2-Port, Solar Panel System provides serious power to keep your USB charged devices going. Use the PowerPort Solar Panel to charge phones, tablets, and other USB tech directly from the sun… or store energy for later use or cloudy days by adding the 20,000 mAh Anker PowerCore Ultra [...]
Fri, Mar 30, 2018
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Whether you want to participate or not, you will soon experience an existential change to your existence. Machines WILL take a prominent role in determining your future. In this last part 101 (5) of our series, we show you how artificial intelligence, machines, and big data will significantly alter what you know as “reality”. … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Mar 17, 2018
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Has this happened to you? A small “thing” escalates to a full blown crisis because of poor or sloppy communication. Now imagine the stress and pressure of a real disaster, crisis, emergency or survival situation. To help, here's 9 tips you can use to communicate more effectively and increase the chance of keeping everyone together and alive. If you find yourself in a scenario where you are fighting for your life with others in a group context, be it two, or a tribe of people, it is going to be VERY important to understand basic group dynamics and communication. How you communicate [...]
Mon, Mar 12, 2018
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
In the 100th part of the How Big Data Will Make The World Unrecognizable, we take a look at how Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 Presidential election using Big Data. That's right, Donald Trump used something called Psychometrics to beat Hillary Clinton over the head with a big ugly data stick. … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Mar 10, 2018
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
In part 110 we take a look at the end game of Big Data, converging all types of sensors and data to predict YOUR future. Transcript: So far, what weve described doesnt exist in its entirety in the physical world. A lot of what was described exists in the online world, and some of what … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Mar 03, 2018
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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Wild plants are a great, free source of nutrition and energy while camping, hiking, or “surviving” in the wilderness. But eat the wrong plant and you could be sick as a dog or worse – die. However, abide by these 5 Rules of Wild Edibles and you'll eat like a King (or Queen) and live… Rule #1: NEVER eat anything that you are not 100% certain what it is, what parts are edible and when you can eat it. Some plants have only certain parts that are edible. Some parts of plants are only edible at certain stages of growth. Many edible [...]
Thu, Mar 01, 2018
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
What happens when an entity becomes so powerful they control the press? They simply squelch the voices with which they disagree. What should happen? Watch the video. [...]
Mon, Feb 26, 2018
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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Hungry out in the woods on a long camping or hunting expedition? Out of a job and trying to feed your family? Picked for a survival show and want to win a million dollars? (Haha) Knowing how to locate a great snare position and set a snare are skills that can keep you alive in a variety of predicaments. After finding a good location, I'm going to show you everything you need to know to be able to use paracord and wire to set a basic snare, increasing your probability of catching something to eat in a survival situation. This [...]
Mon, Feb 12, 2018
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Every garden, I plant a cherry tomato plant. Or two, just in case one dies. Later in the summer they start producing those little red balls of juicy goodness. Oh, my. Cherry tomatoes right off the vine are SO yummy and sweet! One of the rewards of gardening, for sure. But after a week or […] [...]
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Get pre-registered now for this FREE online summit! I'm so excited to tell you about the Back to Basics Summit! For those of you unfamiliar with online summits, they are a little like going to a conference or convention at an event center where you can attend classes with top notch instructors, except it's all […] [...]
Fri, Sep 08, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Do you like fish? We do. We like fishing and eating what we catch. Most times we are just fishing for lake or river trout, which we don't filet, but sometimes we get fish that are bigger or hard scaled, and those are perfect for fileting! This filet method works great on a variety of […] [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Alexis Griffee on Survival at Home. A camouflage garden is a productive tactical alternative to traditional row gardening and can increase your self-reliance in a SHTF situation. The post Why Your Home Survival Plan Needs A Camouflage Garden appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Summer travel time is coming! I love traveling with my family, but we're cheap/frugal/poor, so we don't usually fly anywhere, we just go places within driving distance. We do road trips more often than anything, and we've been doing them for a LOT of years. When I first wrote this, we also didn't have a […] [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Dana Thompson on Survival at Home. Keeping meat rabbits has been a viable means of self-reliance for centuries. This guide will teach you everything you need to know to get started! The post Startup Guide to Keeping Meat Rabbits in Your Backyard appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, May 08, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Solavore has upgraded the reflectors that come with their solar oven/reflector package, so when they asked if I'd test them out of course I had to give the new reflectors a test. Last time I shared a review of the Solavore Sport solar oven, I shared all the ins and outs of the setup and […] [...]
Thu, May 04, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Dana Zamprogno on Survival at Home. If you've never tried making soap at home before, this beginner's guide will give you the confidence you need to start making soap like a pro! The post A Beginner's Guide To Making Soap at Home appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Dana Thompson on Survival at Home. Raising meat chickens in your backyard is an achievable (and easy) way to maintain a self-sufficient supply of protein for you and your family! The post A Guide for Raising Meat Chickens appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Walk USA Discover
Introduction My name is Edward Mjelde, I am a 24 year old recent college graduate from sunny San Diego, California. This is my story about how I gave away and sold nearly all my possessions and left home with a backpack to walk coast-to-coast across the country following the 5,100 mile American Discovery Trail in pursuit of beauty, truth, and a life of risk and adventure. My goal is to share the knowledge I have gathered from my adventure in hope that it will inspire people to take risks in order to chase their own dreams and aspirations. I have dubbed my epic adventure [...]
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
Source: Survival Magazine
Written by Dave James on Survival at Home. I've got guns - lots of 'em! But when the SHTF, survival bows for preppers will be worth their weight in gold! However, not all bows are created equal. The post An Introduction to Survival Bows for Preppers appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
A Las Vegas-based company called SPI has a color night vision sensor called the X27 and has the X28 in Development. The 1.5-minute video above shows what the 10-megapixel sensor can capture in extremely dark places. According to SPI The X27 is the highest performing true gen 4 color night vision low light sensor imaging system. The low noise real time 60hz HD detector is the first of its kind breakthrough technology that offers day like imagery in the darkest of environments. The X27 color low light camera images from 390 to 1.2 Um and sees IR military spot lasers. The [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: Survival Magazine
We recently found these guys and their line of compact go anywhere campers. We were truly amazed at the utilization of space, seems like they thought of everything. Like & Share if you'd try one out. The UEV-440 is a true Jack of all trades; it offers the maneuverability and capability of a camper trailer as well as caravan benefits such as a hard roof, sides and floor. The 440 has a number of sleeping arrangements, you can simply fold out the front & side for 2x double beds, fold out one side for 1x double bed and 1x single, or [...]
Sun, Jul 06, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
Walk USA Discover
WalkUSA's Adventure Series: Planning Introduction Catch a glimpse of what it's like walking across America with the first video compilation of my adventure! My name is Edward Mjelde, I am a 24 year old recent college graduate from sunny San Diego, California. This is my story about how I gave away and sold nearly all my possessions and left home with a backpack to walk coast-to-coast across the country following the 5,100 mile American Discovery Trail in pursuit of beauty, truth, and a life of risk and adventure. My goal is to share the stories I have gathered from my adventure in hope that it [...]
Mon, Mar 24, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
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While this isn't Survival per say it can fall under homesteading and improving the simple way of life. We thought it was an amazing project and had to share! This post is by way of Dave Larnerd over at bow hunting, Thanks Dave great job! It took me just about 3 days, first day was digging the holes and setting the uprights. All the wood is pressure treated 6×6's. Next day was finishing building it. and the 3'rd was spreading the gravel and setting the fire pit and staining the pressure treated. I bought the swings offline from Louisana Cypress Swings and [...]
Sun, Mar 23, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine

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Just a few hours ago four, what I guess were MV-22B Ospreys flew over. Last I knew, those are Marine birds. No Marine base around these parts. I found it interesting. I see Blackhawks all the time. We are kind of in their flight area when they are testing them. Last week, a flight of 8 flew by. I just figured they were on training. But the Ospreys surprised me. Never saw one flying before. [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: Survivalist Boards
This is a very interesting article because we often dismiss our vehicles in a survival situation. The vision is almost always a person standing before the darkness of a collapsed city with a backpack on. Maybe its the running out of gas or the EMP or the traffic that means cars will no longer be … The post The Will to Drive On: Emergency Driving Skills appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: SHTF Preparedness
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If you are in a true survival situation in the wild, odds are a hundred to one you screwed up badly and in multiple ways. It is easy to say "Never screw up and you have nothing to worry about." Everyone screws up once in a while. However, it takes a chain of screwups to cause really bad trouble. If it didn't, I'd never leave the house. You are safer in the wild than you were driving to get there. The wild is a relatively benign environment yet holds danger for those who behave stupidly.Be aware of the climate and [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: Survivalist Boards
Get your spare battery for the Breeze Bike !! Stock and new models.. COMING SOON!!! [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: Survivalist Boards
Of course they do as always. Quote: Eric Eggers says that he has evidence that Democrats are planning to cheat in the 2018 midterm elections. “I think there is clear evidence that they [Democrats] are actively working to create an environment that makes cheating as possible and as likely as it can be,” said Eggers during the interview. Quote: “We have 248 counties in this country that have more registered voters than they have citizens of legal voting age. How does that happen? There are clearly errors on the voter rolls. This is why the subtitle of the book is ‘How the Left Plans [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: Prepper Forums
There are a number of scenarios that all preppers cringe at. They are things that we go over in our head and hope to see in real life. Some of these scenarios include being trapped in a bunker without a method to escape, being stalked by a better outfitted group, losing loved ones and so … The post 3 Escape Kits Every Good Prepper Must Know… appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: SHTF Preparedness
“I once fell out of VanDam's boat, remind me to tell you about it tomorrow,” one of the fishermen on the trip told me as we got ready to go into the water with the Toyota Fishing Team's most famous and successful member. Not being much of a fisherman, or someone who even remotely follows[.....] The post What I Learned by Bass Fishing with Kevin VanDam, World's Top Pro Angler appeared first on AllOutdoor.com.Read the full article here... [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: Survivalist Boards
Printable PDF below with info on what is tax exempt. Also explains online purchases etc. Have noticed several gun stores are offering discounts that weekend as well. https://www.dor.ms.gov/Notices/2018%...%20Holiday.pdf [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: Survivalist Boards
There are few animals as effective as the chicken when it comes to a homestead or farm. You might think that these birds are reserved for people in the country but the fact of the matter is urban laws are changing all over this nation. People are able to keep 4 “yardbirds” per household in … The post Self-Sufficiency Superstars – Pickin' A Chicken appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: SHTF Preparedness
If you white, time to go before your murdered, raped or mass extermination's. This country will go down the same shit hole as Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe has. Rhodesia was the bread basket of Africa and Zimbabwe can not feed itself. Lots of diamonds and gold in SA but many material resources are untapped in Africa due to war and politics as well as some strikingly backwards approaches to things. [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: Prepper Forums
There is nothing as important as the information that we share together. When you open the channels of information to the people who are doing things like prepping and homesteading everyday, it changes the quality of the conversation. Speculation is replaced with quality information. You will also hear about failure and a tremendous amount of … The post Homesteading and Prepping Open Discussion Forum appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Its the best of times, its the worst of times. If we are honest about the times they are safer and better than ever before. Of course, this all depends on where you live and those around you. In the grand scheme crime has come way down. Does that mean we should pound our swords … The post Crazytown USA: Assault Victim Gets 18 months in Prison for Defending Himself! appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: SHTF Preparedness
I really hope that once Kavanaugh in confirmed the SCOTUS does actually start hearing 2nd amendment cases. Too many clear areas that 2nd amendment rights are being violated on the state level. Quote: But President Trump has an opportunity to weight the court with even more Conservative judges and that may change things. Second Amendment cases are among the issues anticipated to be aimed at the court in the near future. McKenna said there “is something interesting about Judge Kavanaugh, and really his generation of Conservative jurists, who are more judicially active, or want to be more judicially active in striking down [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: Prepper Forums
Anyone ever think about the costs to the taxpayers for all these stupid lawsuits brought against the government? The Mueller investigation is reported to have cost over $17 million so far. PEANUTS! Everything Trump tries to do generates a lawsuit from the left. Every suit causes the government to spend big bucks on lawyers and staff to defend against. Regardless of who wins, appeals are filed and the cycle continues over and over. I dare say these lawsuits are costing us billions. Any politician that says he wants to cut “waste and fraud” [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: Prepper Forums
Foraging a Summer Meal of Magnificent Milkweed
“A weed is simply a plant whose virtues have not been discovered” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Now is the time to learn what wild foods are edible and how to … Read More [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: Backdoor Survival
by J. G. Martinez D. I have a certain degree of acceptance for some things. However, these last two weeks my ability to be surprised has been superseded. The price … Read the restThe post The Engineered Collapse of Venezuela Was the Beginning of a War on the Free World appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: The Organic Prepper
The post Getting Started With Aquaponics – 8/19/18 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: Prepper Website
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Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: Prepper Website
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Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: Prepper Website
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Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: Prepper Website
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Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: Prepper Website
About 4 years ago I bought smoking tobacco in big sealed bags at the smoke shop I put them in trash can (full) and just forgot about them. I was down in the basement and thought might as well see if it turned into something nasty. I opened one and,, Fresh as ever. So I guess I can get away with storing tobacco for years. [...]
Sun, Aug 19, 2018
Source: Prepper Forums
Storing gas is something a lot of preppers have probably thought about at some point. There are some challenges to storing gas. Finding the right can and planning out your … Read More [...]
Sun, Aug 19, 2018
Source: Backdoor Survival
I homeschooled my kids from kindergarten through high school, and this fall my daughter, our first born, heads off to college. I guess you could say I have a bit of experience when it comes to homeschooling kids. However, I do remember what it was like when we first started. I had only ever known […] [...]
Sat, Aug 18, 2018
Source: Survival Mom
Having a good reference library is something I consider essential for any prepper. It can be electronic or paper or a combination of both. Paper copies of some books are … Read More [...]
Sat, Aug 18, 2018
Source: Backdoor Survival
If there's one thing you can say about prepping, it's that your work is never done. There's always something new to buy, some skill you need to learn, or a … Read the restThe post Prepping Doesn't Have to Be Overwhelming appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, Aug 18, 2018
Source: The Organic Prepper
by Lily Dane Originally Published at The Daily Sheeple How often do you climb into bed after a long exhausting day, ready to catch some Zzzs…only to find that your … Read the restThe post Is stress keeping you up at night? Here's what you can do about insomnia appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Sat, Aug 18, 2018
Source: The Organic Prepper
by Erica Nygaard Originally Published at Living Life in Rural Iowa Editor's Note: Has prepping got you overwhelmed? Erica has a brand new book to help you. It's called The … Read the restThe post The Self-Reliant Lifestyle Is Not Cute and Trendy…It's A Lot of Work appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: The Organic Prepper
Last week, I read with interest the explanation for preppers about gold and silver. It was very informative and brought back some memories of my experience with precious metals, … Read the restThe post SELCO: My Experience with Precious Metals During a Collapse appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: The Organic Prepper
Citronella Essential Oil Benefits for the Outdoors
When you are outdoors, whether you are camping, hiking, or anything else, it is very important to bring along the essentials to protect you during your time outside. These include … Read More [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Backdoor Survival
There are many good reasons to grow brussels sprouts in your home garden. These are plants in the mustard family along with their cousins, cabbage, broccoli, and leafy greens such … Read More [...]
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Source: Backdoor Survival
It won't be long before the leaves are gone, so this means it is harder to move around unseen, and sound will travel farther, as well, because there are no longer any buffers to stifle it. Dry leaves make noise, making it almost impossible to move quietly through the woods, so what if your life […] The post Natural Camouflage as the Seasons Change appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
Source: Prep for SHTF
A man, possibly an Alaska Airlines Employee, hijacked an airplane from SeaTac International Airport and took it on an unauthorized flight, where it was chased down by F-15 fighter planes before it appears to have [...] The post Guy Steals Passenger Jet at Seattle Airport appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Fri, Aug 10, 2018
Source: Off Grid Survival
Homesteading: It's all about the Location As much as you may like to, you usually cannot just find a piece of land and start homesteading. Any number of things can stop you from establishing a homestead on a particular piece of property. Some of the considerations may be legal in nature, practical ones, as well […] The post 5 Concerns When Purchasing a Homesteading Property appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Fri, Aug 10, 2018
Source: Prep for SHTF
House is a very important part of one's life, it is the place where you feel safe and comfortable. What if you find out invaders in your homes who are dirty, infectious and dangerous? These invaders are in the form of Cockroaches, Termites, Rats, Mice, Wasps, Ants, and Bedbugs. Pest comes in all shapes and sizes. […] The post 10 Reason Why You Need Pest Control Experts appeared first on American Preppers Network. [...]
Thu, Aug 09, 2018
Source: American Preppers Network
The nomad lifestyle can give you more freedom and time than you ever thought possible. Learn how one couple got more deeply in touch with their own survival and learned to slow WAY down taking on the boondocking lifestyle. [...] The post Throwing out the Rule Book: Traveling North America in an RV appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Wed, Aug 08, 2018
Source: Off Grid Survival
What you want and what you actually need are two different things, so when outfitting your camp or off-grid kitchen you have to prioritize. As we have stated in numerous articles in the past, instead of buying 12 tools for 12 tasks try to find one tool that can do 12 jobs. Of course, not […] The post 28 Items Your Kitchen Should Have for off Grid Cooking appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Tue, Aug 07, 2018
Source: Prep for SHTF
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live out on the road? Check out our latest RV living story about how two newlyweds that decided to travel the country and live and work full-time in an RV. [...] The post Newlyweds Hit the Road to become Full-time RVers appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Aug 06, 2018
Source: Off Grid Survival
A portion of this article was sponsored by Adobe Spark. If you've paid any sort of attention to the landscape of education in the last five years, you know that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) subjects are very “in” right now. There's been a huge push to teach children how to create videos, code, and […] [...]
Mon, Aug 06, 2018
Source: Survival Mom
I'm a weather addict. My husband makes fun of my fascination with hurricanes, news of tornado outbreaks, floods, heat waves — he just doesn't understand my fascination! However, if you look at the top stories of any given year, at least a few will be weather-related, so I know I'm not the only one who […] [...]
Sun, Aug 05, 2018
Source: Survival Mom
Having the ability to predict the weather can be a lifesaver during a grid down situation. Imagine if meteorologists could not tell us a hurricane was days from landfall, or what if you didn't know a dangerous blizzard was on the way. People couldn't prepare, people may die as a result, so knowing what to […] The post Predicting Weather When the Grid is Down, The Acu-Rite 01036 appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Sat, Aug 04, 2018
Source: Prep for SHTF
Bread is considered an absolute staple by many people. If you have bread you have life, but first you must know how to make bread. There are a number of ways of making camp bread, and some of it may turn out pretty good, while sometimes, you end up with a burnt pile of dough […] The post Bread Baking Dutch oven Style appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Fri, Aug 03, 2018
Source: Prep for SHTF
Susan Shumsky isn't your average weekend camper; in fact, for the last 30 years, Susan has lived alone in either a van, a trailer or an RV. Here is her story... [...] The post The Life of a Boondocker: Living alone in Vans, Trailers and RVs appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Tue, Jul 31, 2018
Source: Off Grid Survival
Ever wonder what it would be like to live off the grid? Check out this unique family of five who has been traveling fulltime in a 5th wheel RV since 2014. [...] The post The Globe Trekker Family – Living Full-time in an RV appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Jul 30, 2018
Source: Off Grid Survival
Dirt Poor Floor Joists for an Off Grid Log Cabin - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker I think I now understand why so many pioneer log cabins had packed dirt floors. Ease of construction may have been the #1 reason. Lacking dimensional lumber, time, and labor, a dirt floor was an easy solution. You weren't necessarily poor, but the term, “dirt poor”, stuck. Believe it or not, there's a growing number of wealthy folk returning to earthen floors. With my self-reliance on trial, I wanted a wooden floor for my little log cabin in the woods… complete with a front porch overlooking the creek. As promised in our last article, here's what I came up with [...]
Sun, Jul 22, 2018
Source: Survival Sherpa
That quality which makes a plant a weed is in the eye of the beholder. Where one person might see only an overgrown flower bed, another might see the makings of a decent salad. Frank down the street is probably tearing his hair out trying to get all the nettles out of his garden, while […] [...]
Thu, Jul 19, 2018
Source: Survival Mom
Every year about this time, Amazon Prime Day pops up with promises of huge savings. From my experience, yes, you can find some amazing deals, but for the most part, the products aren't things that I want! “Save 80% on this package of a dozen hot-pink Sharpies!” Fabulous — except I can't really use hot-pink […] [...]
Mon, Jul 16, 2018
Source: Survival Mom
Log Cabin Update: Sill Logs and Hand-Hewn Floor Joists ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker As the song says, “I started out with nothing, and I've got most of it left.” Those lyrics summed up my feelings since starting this log cabin project in February. I all I had to show for my effort was a bunch of skinned logs scattered through the woods and fields. That all changed this summer. Here's the progress as of mid July… Setting Sill Logs I had my doubts about dry-stacked stone piers as my foundation. The largest sill log measured 14 inches in diameter by 18 feet long. A handy online log calculator estimated the weight for this one [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 2018
Source: Survival Sherpa
Are you suffering from insects problem? If yes, don't worry. Everyone should be thankful to the Digitalization for giving us an ultrasonic pest repeller to get rid of irritating insects. So, What is it all about? Ultrasonic Pest Repeller is a pest control device that releases ultrasonic high-pitched sound. This pest control covers 360 degree triple tire […] The post Ultrasonic Pest Repeller: You Need To Know Before You Buy appeared first on American Preppers Network. [...]
Tue, Jul 10, 2018
Source: American Preppers Network
Best Gun Builds for Preppers Firearms are at the core of survival and prepping. Without some form of protection and a means to hunt food, you won't make it in a survival situation. It's that simple. For this simple reason alone, it's easy to understand why preppers are so into guns and ammunition. This article […] The post Best Gun Builds for Preppers appeared first on American Preppers Network. [...]
Sat, Jun 09, 2018
Source: American Preppers Network
How to Survive a Layoff
Don't panic. With a little “belt tightening” and a realistic plan, you will make it through this… Being laid off, underemployed or just watching your paycheck buy less and less at the store has become a reality in most homes. As businesses are downsizing, more and more work gets sent overseas and energy prices continue to soar, what can you do when you realize your income is not able to comfortably sustain your family? Here are several practical tips… Don't Panic First, in any survival situation, and trust me, being laid off, under-employed or broke half-way through the month can be a very real [...]
Thu, Jun 07, 2018
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
The New Year always brings a desire to begin anew or make a fresh start. For many of us, it's also a time to create new habits or goals. But all too often, we're already sidetracked three days later. Research shows that repeating a task for 21 days creates a habit, but I know I'm […] The post 10 New Habits for the Prepared Home appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Tue, Jun 05, 2018
Source: Mom With a Prep
Our First Year of Building Self-Reliance Skills at RISE Academy ~ TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker School is out for summer. Here's a look in the rear view mirror at our first year of Project Based Learning at RISE Academy. Our students and staff wish to thank each of you for the encouraging words, moral support, and following our journey of Doing the Stuff of Self-Reliance! Below is a pictorial recap (picture-heavy) of the skills, projects, and links to more in-depth posts for those interested in learning these skills. Cutting Tool Safety and Use Carving tent stakes. Aware of his “blood circle” How to safely chop kindling. The draw knife was a hit with the students. Cutting rounds for “burn and [...]
Fri, Jun 01, 2018
Source: Survival Sherpa
SaveSaveSaveIf you're like most people, you likely live a very busy lifestyle. It seems everyone is on the go these days, which means there's not as much time at home. When you are at home, you probably want to spend those precious moments with your family, not in the kitchen preparing elaborate, time-consuming meals. In […] The post Steps on How to Make Your Own Sweet Onion Sauce at Home appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Tue, May 29, 2018
Source: Mom With a Prep
SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveIf you're trying to incorporate a more natural, health-conscious diet into your life, there are many things you can make at home rather than purchasing from the store that can benefit your body. One of the easiest, healthiest things you do to change your diet is to learn how to make yeast at home. You may […] The post How To Make Your Own Yeast and Its Importance To Your Health appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Tue, May 29, 2018
Source: Mom With a Prep
Even those with a disability or chronic illness should be prepared for an emergency situation should one arise. Prepping isn't just for the able-bodied. The task may just be a bit trickier, as there would be more equipment and necessities to have on standby than usual. A different exit strategy could also be required, depending […] The post Preparing for an Emergency When You Have a Chronic Illness appeared first on American Preppers Network. [...]
Sat, May 26, 2018
Source: American Preppers Network
Do you know the one question that always comes up? Do you know the biggest struggle that preppers face outside of money in our little niche? It's the struggle of getting those around us to take preparedness and survival as passionately as we do! Getting Family Inspired We are inspired people and our passion manifests […] The post Inspire Those Around you to Start Prepping appeared first on American Preppers Network. [...]
Wed, May 23, 2018
Source: American Preppers Network
Which Camp Kool-Aid Do You Drink_ Kit Dogma or Skill Cult_ - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker Snap! My ax handle was in two pieces. Now what? Would I sink or rise above a tool failure? The good news is that my truck was a short walk from fixed camp. I crossed the creek, pulled a hill, and grabbed another ax from my truck. The day was saved. Could I have made a stone ax? That's a ridiculous notion seeing as how I was cutting a cord of firewood with an ax. Every outing is different. People have different styles and tastes. Skill sets vary. I'm now knee-deep into building a log cabin in the woods with hand [...]
Fri, Apr 27, 2018
Source: Survival Sherpa
This is a glimpse into the not so distant future. In this video we not only show you what your future will look like, we show you how the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and future unknown actors will control you, whether you like it or not. Your every interaction with society will be recorded … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Apr 21, 2018
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
by Todd Walker Photo credit: Casey Deming, GeorgiaBushcraft.com On the heels of my ax-work classes at the Georgia Bushcraft Spring Gathering, I wanted to cover some of the risks of swinging a tree clever. It's our job to mitigate some of the risk. Even then, accidents happen. At the Gathering, my buddy, Karl, shared a recent ax injure he incurred when his ax glanced from the wood he was splitting. He graciously, or not so gracious if you have a weak stomach, allowed me to share his injure here for educational purposes. ********* WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS OF BLOOD AND A OPENED FOOT ********** The ax [...]
Sun, Apr 08, 2018
Source: Survival Sherpa
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So what's your back up plan if the grid goes down? Do you have one?? HOW will you power your tech during a bug-out, or what if you go camping for a week away from electricity? What will you do? Well, at less than $60 US… the 15 ounce Anker PowerPort, 2-Port, Solar Panel System provides serious power to keep your USB charged devices going. Use the PowerPort Solar Panel to charge phones, tablets, and other USB tech directly from the sun… or store energy for later use or cloudy days by adding the 20,000 mAh Anker PowerCore Ultra [...]
Fri, Mar 30, 2018
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Whether you want to participate or not, you will soon experience an existential change to your existence. Machines WILL take a prominent role in determining your future. In this last part 101 (5) of our series, we show you how artificial intelligence, machines, and big data will significantly alter what you know as “reality”. … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Mar 17, 2018
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Has this happened to you? A small “thing” escalates to a full blown crisis because of poor or sloppy communication. Now imagine the stress and pressure of a real disaster, crisis, emergency or survival situation. To help, here's 9 tips you can use to communicate more effectively and increase the chance of keeping everyone together and alive. If you find yourself in a scenario where you are fighting for your life with others in a group context, be it two, or a tribe of people, it is going to be VERY important to understand basic group dynamics and communication. How you communicate [...]
Mon, Mar 12, 2018
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
In the 100th part of the How Big Data Will Make The World Unrecognizable, we take a look at how Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 Presidential election using Big Data. That's right, Donald Trump used something called Psychometrics to beat Hillary Clinton over the head with a big ugly data stick. … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Mar 10, 2018
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
In part 110 we take a look at the end game of Big Data, converging all types of sensors and data to predict YOUR future. Transcript: So far, what weve described doesnt exist in its entirety in the physical world. A lot of what was described exists in the online world, and some of what … Continue reading » [...]
Sat, Mar 03, 2018
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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Wild plants are a great, free source of nutrition and energy while camping, hiking, or “surviving” in the wilderness. But eat the wrong plant and you could be sick as a dog or worse – die. However, abide by these 5 Rules of Wild Edibles and you'll eat like a King (or Queen) and live… Rule #1: NEVER eat anything that you are not 100% certain what it is, what parts are edible and when you can eat it. Some plants have only certain parts that are edible. Some parts of plants are only edible at certain stages of growth. Many edible [...]
Thu, Mar 01, 2018
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
What happens when an entity becomes so powerful they control the press? They simply squelch the voices with which they disagree. What should happen? Watch the video. [...]
Mon, Feb 26, 2018
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
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Hungry out in the woods on a long camping or hunting expedition? Out of a job and trying to feed your family? Picked for a survival show and want to win a million dollars? (Haha) Knowing how to locate a great snare position and set a snare are skills that can keep you alive in a variety of predicaments. After finding a good location, I'm going to show you everything you need to know to be able to use paracord and wire to set a basic snare, increasing your probability of catching something to eat in a survival situation. This [...]
Mon, Feb 12, 2018
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Every garden, I plant a cherry tomato plant. Or two, just in case one dies. Later in the summer they start producing those little red balls of juicy goodness. Oh, my. Cherry tomatoes right off the vine are SO yummy and sweet! One of the rewards of gardening, for sure. But after a week or […] [...]
Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Get pre-registered now for this FREE online summit! I'm so excited to tell you about the Back to Basics Summit! For those of you unfamiliar with online summits, they are a little like going to a conference or convention at an event center where you can attend classes with top notch instructors, except it's all […] [...]
Fri, Sep 08, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Do you like fish? We do. We like fishing and eating what we catch. Most times we are just fishing for lake or river trout, which we don't filet, but sometimes we get fish that are bigger or hard scaled, and those are perfect for fileting! This filet method works great on a variety of […] [...]
Mon, May 22, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Alexis Griffee on Survival at Home. A camouflage garden is a productive tactical alternative to traditional row gardening and can increase your self-reliance in a SHTF situation. The post Why Your Home Survival Plan Needs A Camouflage Garden appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Summer travel time is coming! I love traveling with my family, but we're cheap/frugal/poor, so we don't usually fly anywhere, we just go places within driving distance. We do road trips more often than anything, and we've been doing them for a LOT of years. When I first wrote this, we also didn't have a […] [...]
Mon, May 15, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Dana Thompson on Survival at Home. Keeping meat rabbits has been a viable means of self-reliance for centuries. This guide will teach you everything you need to know to get started! The post Startup Guide to Keeping Meat Rabbits in Your Backyard appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Mon, May 08, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Solavore has upgraded the reflectors that come with their solar oven/reflector package, so when they asked if I'd test them out of course I had to give the new reflectors a test. Last time I shared a review of the Solavore Sport solar oven, I shared all the ins and outs of the setup and […] [...]
Thu, May 04, 2017
Source: Food Storage and Survival
Written by Dana Zamprogno on Survival at Home. If you've never tried making soap at home before, this beginner's guide will give you the confidence you need to start making soap like a pro! The post A Beginner's Guide To Making Soap at Home appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Written by Dana Thompson on Survival at Home. Raising meat chickens in your backyard is an achievable (and easy) way to maintain a self-sufficient supply of protein for you and your family! The post A Guide for Raising Meat Chickens appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
Walk USA Discover
Introduction My name is Edward Mjelde, I am a 24 year old recent college graduate from sunny San Diego, California. This is my story about how I gave away and sold nearly all my possessions and left home with a backpack to walk coast-to-coast across the country following the 5,100 mile American Discovery Trail in pursuit of beauty, truth, and a life of risk and adventure. My goal is to share the knowledge I have gathered from my adventure in hope that it will inspire people to take risks in order to chase their own dreams and aspirations. I have dubbed my epic adventure [...]
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
Source: Survival Magazine
Written by Dave James on Survival at Home. I've got guns - lots of 'em! But when the SHTF, survival bows for preppers will be worth their weight in gold! However, not all bows are created equal. The post An Introduction to Survival Bows for Preppers appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: Survival at Home
A Las Vegas-based company called SPI has a color night vision sensor called the X27 and has the X28 in Development. The 1.5-minute video above shows what the 10-megapixel sensor can capture in extremely dark places. According to SPI The X27 is the highest performing true gen 4 color night vision low light sensor imaging system. The low noise real time 60hz HD detector is the first of its kind breakthrough technology that offers day like imagery in the darkest of environments. The X27 color low light camera images from 390 to 1.2 Um and sees IR military spot lasers. The [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Source: Survival Magazine
We recently found these guys and their line of compact go anywhere campers. We were truly amazed at the utilization of space, seems like they thought of everything. Like & Share if you'd try one out. The UEV-440 is a true Jack of all trades; it offers the maneuverability and capability of a camper trailer as well as caravan benefits such as a hard roof, sides and floor. The 440 has a number of sleeping arrangements, you can simply fold out the front & side for 2x double beds, fold out one side for 1x double bed and 1x single, or [...]
Sun, Jul 06, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
Walk USA Discover
WalkUSA's Adventure Series: Planning Introduction Catch a glimpse of what it's like walking across America with the first video compilation of my adventure! My name is Edward Mjelde, I am a 24 year old recent college graduate from sunny San Diego, California. This is my story about how I gave away and sold nearly all my possessions and left home with a backpack to walk coast-to-coast across the country following the 5,100 mile American Discovery Trail in pursuit of beauty, truth, and a life of risk and adventure. My goal is to share the stories I have gathered from my adventure in hope that it [...]
Mon, Mar 24, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
firepit with swings
While this isn't Survival per say it can fall under homesteading and improving the simple way of life. We thought it was an amazing project and had to share! This post is by way of Dave Larnerd over at bow hunting, Thanks Dave great job! It took me just about 3 days, first day was digging the holes and setting the uprights. All the wood is pressure treated 6×6's. Next day was finishing building it. and the 3'rd was spreading the gravel and setting the fire pit and staining the pressure treated. I bought the swings offline from Louisana Cypress Swings and [...]
Sun, Mar 23, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine

Misc Prepper Resources

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This is a very interesting article because we often dismiss our vehicles in a survival situation. The vision is almost always a person standing before the darkness of a collapsed city with a backpack on. Maybe its the running out of gas or the EMP or the traffic that means cars will no longer be … The post The Will to Drive On: Emergency Driving Skills appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: SHTF Preparedness
There are a number of scenarios that all preppers cringe at. They are things that we go over in our head and hope to see in real life. Some of these scenarios include being trapped in a bunker without a method to escape, being stalked by a better outfitted group, losing loved ones and so … The post 3 Escape Kits Every Good Prepper Must Know… appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: SHTF Preparedness
There are few animals as effective as the chicken when it comes to a homestead or farm. You might think that these birds are reserved for people in the country but the fact of the matter is urban laws are changing all over this nation. People are able to keep 4 “yardbirds” per household in … The post Self-Sufficiency Superstars – Pickin' A Chicken appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: SHTF Preparedness
There is nothing as important as the information that we share together. When you open the channels of information to the people who are doing things like prepping and homesteading everyday, it changes the quality of the conversation. Speculation is replaced with quality information. You will also hear about failure and a tremendous amount of … The post Homesteading and Prepping Open Discussion Forum appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Its the best of times, its the worst of times. If we are honest about the times they are safer and better than ever before. Of course, this all depends on where you live and those around you. In the grand scheme crime has come way down. Does that mean we should pound our swords … The post Crazytown USA: Assault Victim Gets 18 months in Prison for Defending Himself! appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: SHTF Preparedness
The post Getting Started With Aquaponics – 8/19/18 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: Prepper Website
The post 10 Things To Know If You're Considering A Tiny House – 8/19/18 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: Prepper Website
The post Critical Thinking in a Confused World – 8/19/18 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: Prepper Website
The post Preventing, Diagnosing and Treating Botulism – 8/19/18 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: Prepper Website
The post AD: Refill Your First Aid Kit Supplies! appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Source: Prepper Website

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