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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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When Matt and I woke up this morning and sat down to drink our coffee, he was quickly telling me of the concerning situation that developed in the early hours in the Gulf of Oman near the United Arab Emirates. … Continued [...]
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Source: Backdoor Survival
BuiltRight Seat Bottom MOLLE Panels Review If you store gear in your vehicle for emergencies, the BuiltRight MOLLE seat panels are a great way to keep everything organized and in one place. [...] This Article BuiltRight Seat Bottom MOLLE Panels Review is an original article from OFFGRID Survival If it is appearing on any other site but OFFGRID Survival, that site does not have our permission to use our copyrighted content! [...]
Sun, Jun 09, 2019
Source: Off Grid Survival
Portable Backpacking Camp Stoves for Preppers Real-world recommendations on the best lightweight backpacking stoves for preppers, hikers, and wilderness adventures. [...] This Article Portable Backpacking Camp Stoves for Preppers is an original article from OFFGRID Survival If it is appearing on any other site but OFFGRID Survival, that site does not have our permission to use our copyrighted content! [...]
Sun, Jun 09, 2019
Source: Off Grid Survival
Boondocking Road Nomads: Survival Living in a Vehicle, Van or RV Tips for living in your vehicle, including where to park, safety concerns, how to generate power, and how to do it legally. [...] This Article Boondocking Road Nomads: Survival Living in a Vehicle, Van or RV is an original article from OFFGRID Survival If it is appearing on any other site but OFFGRID Survival, that site does not have our permission to use our copyrighted content! [...]
Sat, Jun 08, 2019
Source: Off Grid Survival
Best Survival Books: Top Prepper Reads to Master Survival Having a good survival book is almost as important as having the right gear. Check out our list of the best ones ever written. [...] This Article Best Survival Books: Top Prepper Reads to Master Survival is an original article from OFFGRID Survival If it is appearing on any other site but OFFGRID Survival, that site does not have our permission to use our copyrighted content! [...]
Sat, Jun 08, 2019
Source: Off Grid Survival
Buying a Survival Backpack: Military & Tactical vs Hiking & Hunting Backpacks A breakdown of the best survival backpacks. What to look for, what features to choose, and what style suits your situation. [...] This Article Buying a Survival Backpack: Military & Tactical vs Hiking & Hunting Backpacks is an original article from OFFGRID Survival If it is appearing on any other site but OFFGRID Survival, that site does not have our permission to use our copyrighted content! [...]
Fri, Jun 07, 2019
Source: Off Grid Survival
Proper food storage protects the quality of food, reducing waste from spoilage and mold. Air is the culprit. Vacuum sealing equipment is a great solution. A variety of sealing products are available on the market. Choosing a model depends on the quantity of food you will be preserving, your budget, and your enthusiasm for vacuum […] The post Everything You Need to Know about Seal a Meal appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Wed, May 29, 2019
Source: Mom With a Prep
Spoiler alert: not very much is different. Second spoiler: enough to cause a major weapons malfunction if you get it wrong. Confused enough already? Since 1992 the .300 Whisper round had been gaining momentum among gun communities primarily for its ability to be loaded to subsonic or supersonic capabilities. When fired with a suppressor the […] The post What is the Difference Between the .300 Whisper and the .300 Blackout appeared first on American Preppers Network. [...]
Thu, May 23, 2019
Source: American Preppers Network
Have you ever heard of Oldowan tools? These are basically stone tools that were used up to 2.6 million years ago! We have been using the cutting edge for a very long time. Its hard to imagine a creature using a cutting tool all those years ago. No matter how crude the implement the understanding […] The post The Oldest EDC Tool of All appeared first on American Preppers Network. [...]
Wed, May 22, 2019
Source: American Preppers Network
When you think about survival gear do you plan on using it to deal with natural disaster? Preppers have a strange fantasy that often involves a total collapse where they reach for a loadout of elaborate gear to survive the collapse. What about regional disasters that happen on a regular basis? What about tornadoes and […] The post Survival Gear for Natural Disasters appeared first on American Preppers Network. [...]
Thu, Apr 25, 2019
Source: American Preppers Network
When building a bug out bag for your family, remember that you should stock it with supplies with the assumption that you won't be returning home or will be away for a very long time. Essentially bugging out is leaving your home when it is no longer safe to be there. When preparing for a […] The post Bugging Out: What You Should Have In Your Bag appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Tue, Apr 09, 2019
Source: Mom With a Prep
Survival is a fundamental human instinct. For thousands of years, people have adapted to a changing environment: withstanding changing climates, mutating diseases and declining food sources. With food being essential to life, it has been one of the top topics of survivalists and the most important element, along with water, you can have in your […] The post Everything You Need to Know About How To Make Pemmican appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Mon, Apr 01, 2019
Source: Mom With a Prep
BANGARANG! Lost Boys Grow Meat in the Ground - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker I couldn't believe what a student told me in Science class a few years back! “You grow meat in the ground.” What!? I fought back the urge to laugh. He was dead serious. Clearly, “No Child Left Behind” wasn't working, or was it. We're all ignorant on certain subjects, but growing meat in the ground? This was not a joke or prank like asking a plumbing apprentice to fetch the pipe stretcher off the truck. His alienation from the real world was all too evident, alarmingly so, as he truly believed what he believed. I dug deeper. He said, as if this was [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019
Source: Survival Sherpa
Building up my ability to hammock camp I found some great parts that make up the whole. The post The Hammock Experience appeared first on American Preppers Network. [...]
Wed, Mar 06, 2019
Source: American Preppers Network
New to building AR-15s? Everyone's gotta start somewhere! Starting your first build can be a little overwhelming. It seems like there's a ton of parts to understand and install. However, as you'll soon find out, there really isn't much to it. The parts are mostly pretty similar, and I think you'll be surprised how easy […] The post The 5 Best Gunsmithing Tools to Equip New AR-15 Builders from Start to Finish appeared first on American Preppers Network. [...]
Wed, Feb 27, 2019
Source: American Preppers Network
If you dried your corn while still on the cob then you will need to shell the corn first, of course. You can do this by hand or use a hand crank corn sheller. The hand operated corn shellers do most of the work for you, the cob goes in and the dried kernels are […] The post Now That You Know How to Dry Corn What's Next appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Fri, Feb 22, 2019
Source: Prep for SHTF
According to a survey conducted in 2011, 28 percent of Americans do not know how to cook. However, let's ponder a moment, and then ask ourselves what is the definition of cooking ( Foodworksblog , 2011). Is it pulling a frozen meal from the freezer and popping it in the microwave to thaw and cook. […] The post The Importance of Knowing How to Cook In a Survival Situation appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Source: Prep for SHTF
Safety During Civil Unrest or an Urban Disaster Requires Pre-Planning What Should You Do If You Are Caught a City During a Riot, State of Emergency of Some Other Urban Disaster? Here's 7 Tips that Can Keep You Safe and Alive… Tips For Urban Survival Recently, on The SURVIVAL SHOW Podcast (my co-host) Craig Caudill (Author of, Extreme Wilderness Survival) and I discussed tips for urban survival, how to avoid a physical confrontation, and everyday carry items we use. *CLICK HERE* to Listen to the FULL Podcast on iTunes – Google Play – Stitcher – Sound Cloud – Podbean Check Out The SURVIVAL SHOW [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
I'm convinced. You don't have the time to attend a wilderness skills, self-defense or urban survival training. So I've done the heavy lifting for you. Here's: 157 tips, 67 skills, 24 gear checklists, 101 detailed illustrations and 35 hours of training, all condensed into an EDC guide that fits in your wallet. It's the Tiny Survival Guide. The Tiny SURVIVAL GUIDE is the fulfillment of a dream I had nearly 7 years ago, to design a rugged, compact, everyday carry, emergency reference guide that YOU and EVERYONE you Love (regardless of skill level) Can Use in TWO Distinct Ways: #1 – [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Save yourself some pain. “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure” – Ben Franklin Most emergency, and wilderness mishaps are preventable. Here's a 7-Step Crisis Prevention Checklist that WILL dramatically REDUCE your risk of injury and keep you clear of a big hot mess! Crisis Prevention / White Water Survival and EDC Kits Recently, on The SURVIVAL SHOW Podcast (my co-host) Craig Caudill (Author of, Extreme Wilderness Survival) and I discussed how to PREVENT MOST emergency mishaps with a just little pre-planning. *CLICK HERE* to Listen to the FULL Podcast on iTunes – Google Play – Stitcher – Sound [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Is Your Bug Out Bag Too Fat
Are you serious? 55, 80 or 100 pound backpack or bug out bag!? It's crazy, insane and sometimes stupid how much weight we think they are going to be able to carry for a weekend, or (even worse) during a life or death emergency, where we have to flee on foot. So I did some research (added in some personal experience) and came up with guide to show how much you might expect to be able to carry if you are on foot, on mild terrain, in a mild climate, for a moderate distance of 5-10 miles per day (provided you [...]
Fri, Feb 01, 2019
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
That's right folks, after an absence of almost a year, the Tin Hat Ranch is gearing up for 2019. Returning to the Ranch is something I've struggled with since the beginning of 2018. A LOT of time was spent researching, writing, and shooting the BIG DATA series…and before I complain, let me thank the loyal … Continue reading » [...]
Fri, Jan 04, 2019
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Meat cuts (tougher cuts) that are ideal for braising include pork shoulder, beef chuck, short ribs, lamb shanks and of course brisket. These cuts are marbled with fat and connective tissue, which will convert to gelatin after long and slow cooking. Many cooks in years past called it “gentle cooking”. The cuts mentioned are also […] The post Braising Meats for Tenderness and Flavor in a Dutch Oven appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Tue, Dec 25, 2018
Source: Prep for SHTF
Deserts are among the most treacherous places that a person can get stranded in. With the many unique challenges that are found in deserts, you need to know how to get around them to survive in desert. Read on to find out some exceptional desert survival tips. Are you well-equipped to survive in a desert […] The post Desert Survival: 7 Things to Know appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Tue, Dec 25, 2018
Source: Prep for SHTF
by Todd Walker My legs felt like a bowl of jello sliding down an old wash board. I crouched in a non-human silhouette stalking in Ultra Slow Motion. A twig beneath my foot snapped and my prey jolted his head toward the sound. I froze and hoped my screaming quadriceps would support my motionless body until he dipped his head to graze again. What was my prey? A deer realistically mimicked by our instructor, Mark Warren. This was my first of several classes I've attended at Medicine Bow in the north Georgia mountains. I discovered Mark and his primitive school of earthlore from [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
Source: Survival Sherpa
A previous article talked about how important it is for you to know how to cook in a survival situation, because you and your family's very survival could be at stake. Cooking from scratch as it is called is time consuming and it requires organization and planning on your part. Meals have to be planned […] The post Cooking: Learning the Basics appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Sat, Dec 15, 2018
Source: Prep for SHTF
The Caveman Catalyst in Your Tinderbox - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker The human love affair with fire is intimate and ancient. Over the flames we cook, celebrate, spin tales, dream, and muse in the swirls of wood smoke. Fire is life. Its warming glow draws us like moths to a flame. It's not a stretch to believe that a Stone Age chemist recognized the idea of using carbon for future fires. Disturbing the leftover carbon ashes from the night fire, she stares at sparkles of light glowing like the pre-dawn stars above. She carefully nurses a baby “star” back to life to warm her hearth and home. It ain't rocket surgery. [...]
Wed, Nov 28, 2018
Source: Survival Sherpa
Scary Sharp - Rooster's Foolproof Ax Sharpening Method - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” This quote, falsely attributed to Abraham Lincoln, is inspirational but scary to anyone new to ax-manship. I get the idea of the quote. But four hours to sharpen an ax? Okay, if an ax is in really bad shape, you could spend a few hours on the work bench. But once you've spent time achieving a keen edge, you'll understand why Horace Kephart advises to never loan your ax to someone unless they know how to use it. A dull, abused [...]
Sat, Oct 13, 2018
Source: Survival Sherpa
How Danner Boots Screwed the Laws of Physics - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker A boot full of blood. Tenons and bones severed. A tourniquet to stop arterial bleeding. After watching the video footage of the ax striking my foot, all of the above should have happened but didn't. I kept working on the log cabin. In fact, a whole month passed before a coworker noticed and asked how I sliced my boot. “Huh?” “Your boot. How'd you cut it?” Inspection at school. I really had no idea. I would have remembered almost lopping my foot off. No recollection of me bent down like a toddler filling his diaper, mouth gaping in terror, in search of blood. [...]
Fri, Oct 05, 2018
Source: Survival Sherpa
I hear it all the time, “What's the BEST Survival Knife David?” So today, I'm coming clean and going to share with you THE best survival knife in the world for any situation that you find yourself in. Ready!? Okay… So What Makes a Great Survival Knife? Well there's a lot of discussion and debate about this, probably because the term, “survival knife” means many different things to many different people. Here's the Problem… A bushcrafter, hunter, doomsday prepper, tactical or military professional… or just regular folks – LIKE YOU and Me… are all likely to come up different conclusions about what constitutes [...]
Sun, Sep 23, 2018
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home.After a recent email I received, I feel there is some general confusion about how homesteading and prepping are alike. I'll tell you why I feel they are.The post How Homesteading and Prepping are Alike appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Jul 15, 2015
Source: Survival at Home
We recently found these guys and their line of compact go anywhere campers. We were truly amazed at the utilization of space, seems like they thought of everything. Like & Share if you'd try one out. The UEV-440 is a true Jack of all trades; it offers the maneuverability and capability of a camper trailer as well as caravan benefits such as a hard roof, sides and floor. The 440 has a number of sleeping arrangements, you can simply fold out the front & side for 2x double beds, fold out one side for 1x double bed and 1x single, or [...]
Sun, Jul 06, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
Walk USA Discover
WalkUSA's Adventure Series: Planning Introduction Catch a glimpse of what it's like walking across America with the first video compilation of my adventure! My name is Edward Mjelde, I am a 24 year old recent college graduate from sunny San Diego, California. This is my story about how I gave away and sold nearly all my possessions and left home with a backpack to walk coast-to-coast across the country following the 5,100 mile American Discovery Trail in pursuit of beauty, truth, and a life of risk and adventure. My goal is to share the stories I have gathered from my adventure in hope that it [...]
Mon, Mar 24, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
firepit with swings
While this isn't Survival per say it can fall under homesteading and improving the simple way of life. We thought it was an amazing project and had to share! This post is by way of Dave Larnerd over at bow hunting, Thanks Dave great job! It took me just about 3 days, first day was digging the holes and setting the uprights. All the wood is pressure treated 6×6's. Next day was finishing building it. and the 3'rd was spreading the gravel and setting the fire pit and staining the pressure treated. I bought the swings offline from Louisana Cypress Swings and [...]
Sun, Mar 23, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine

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Who Gets to Own the West? A new group of billionaires is shaking up the landscape. @Gunn The following are a couple excerpts from a New York Times article - IDAHO CITY, Idaho The Wilks brothers, who now own some 700,000 acres across several states, have become a symbol of the out-of-touch owner. In Idaho, as their property has expanded, the brothers have shuttered trails and hired armed guards to patrol their acres, blocking and stymying access not only to their private property, but also to some publicly owned areas. This has drawn ire from everyday Idahoans who have hiked and hunted in those hills [...]
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
Source: Prepper Forums
I decided to put this drivel on in the background tonight:vs_lol:, while working on my computer. I have a cooler of cold beer :vs_bananasplit:, and I'm picking a few buzz words: racist, impeach, amnesty, collusion. When I hear one I'm going to take a sip. Will it be over before the cooler is empty?:vs_worry: [...]
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
Source: Prepper Forums
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Ok, So I have this thing were I like to try to figure out the Genesis of things words and sayings. I will tell you what it is and Why I think its that way, then you all can tell me how wrong or right you think I am. First exhibit is the cord wrapped bottles of old. Now the popular theory out there is that the ropes protects the thin glass or clay from breaking, but I have a different theory. I learned during WW Desert Storm how hot a bottle of water would get out in the desert...and then I learned that [...]
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
Source: Prepper Forums
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...and I just got shipments from two suppliers. Strangely, most of the knives are mine--but I can be bought. Now if I only had something sharp to open these parcels... Attached Thumbnails [...]
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
Source: Prepper Forums
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I have done a smidgen of selling to Marines, and I find that they all share a gift. They have a "best friend" that is more like a brother than just a guy they take to ball games. There's a bond there I understand, and now sadly have lost. So, a about a week ago a former member of the military wanted a folding knife that not only did chores but was a tacit reminder of the places and people he knew defending idiots like me. I showed him a picture of the folder, and got a "return [...]
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
Source: Prepper Forums
Wanted to let some know, without sending several pm's, that I'm taking a break from SB. I have things to do and need to get busy doing them. And as someone wants the absolute last word, they are free to have it. Life changes, and life moves on. Hope everyone here has a nice summer, fall and winter, and accomplishes everything they want to. God bless everyone here. I've had a lot of fun and been blessed by everyone's knowledge and experience and benefited from them. Have a great summer! The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his [...]
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
Source: Survivalist Boards
I found this old video and thought you guys would find it interesting. [...]
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
Source: Survivalist Boards
Those who produce and disseminate gun control propaganda seem to have unlimited funding, and the liberal press gives them all the free advertising they want. But patriots end up having to pay to get the truth out. This is the sad reality of the world we live in today. I hear patriots say all the time that they are prepared to die fighting to defend our right to keep and bear arms. But how many are prepared to donate money to the fight, to make it less likely that we will have to do that? The question is, [...]
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
Source: Survivalist Boards
CNN is showing a picture of a father and daughter laying face down, drowned together. Schumer among others is putting the blame for this tragedy on Donald Trump, the leftists are eating it up and the idiots in this country are getting angry as well. The left is responsible for this tragedy, responsible for the families in detention centers like the one AOC visited and performed her meltdown. The fact that the left is fighting for illegal alien rights is encouraging more and more of these illegals to get here, with sanctuary cities and voting rights, driver's licenses and literally free healthcare, [...]
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
Source: Survivalist Boards
Thousands of high pressure SCBA breathing air cylinders are being removed from service by Fire Dept due to defined life of 15yr (Dept of Transportation). Perfectly usable but most are going to scrap yard. These are a carbon fiber wrap over an aluminum shell. 2216psi (45ft3 capacity) and 4500psi (45, 65, or 87 ft3). Each has a handwheel valve and integral pressure guage. Discharge/fill for majority is a threaded CGA connection. 5.5to 7" dia x 21-25" long, 8-13lb CGA valve is threaded into the cylinder body (I don't know the thread pattern). Ideas for reuse? [...]
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
Source: Survivalist Boards
by Daisy Luther During World War II, the city of Helsinki Finland was bombed relentlessly, leaving the tiny country with a death toll of more than 90,000 people. It … Read the rest The post A Look at Finland's EXTENSIVE Disaster Preparedness Plans appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
Source: The Organic Prepper
by Daisy Luther Looking for some more prepper fiction to fill your lazy days of summer? Do you love dogs? Do you like characters that aren't Rambo and Bear Grylls, … Read the rest The post Book Review: One Man's Opus by Boyd Craven III appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
Source: The Organic Prepper
The post Emergency Food Storage for Natural Disasters – 6/25/19 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Source: Prepper Website
The post The Pain Of This New Economic Downturn Is Starting To Show Up All Over The Country – 6/25/19 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Source: Prepper Website
The post 10 Early Warning Signs of Disasters and Emergencies – 6/25/19 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Source: Prepper Website
The post 15 Foods You Can Grow In Buckets Year-Round – 6/25/19 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Source: Prepper Website
The post 10 Bugs You Should Never Kill In Your Garden – 6/25/19 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Source: Prepper Website
Not long ago the US government came very close to publishing a report about preparing for a serious grid down situation. The grid is indefensible and this report was based on the fact that we could be attacked through the … The post When the Grid Goes Down, You Better Be Ready! appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Source: SHTF Preparedness
By Lisa Egan As public health organizations issue dire warnings about the rising threat of antibiotic-resistant superbugs, a surprising hero may rush in just in time to save the … Read the rest The post Is CBD the Answer to the Rise in Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Like MRSA? appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Source: The Organic Prepper
by Daisy Luther I like to travel to foreign lands and go to concerts. There are certain films I want to see at the theater with a giant tub of … Read the rest The post Why I Refuse to Stay Home Despite Terrorists, Mass Shooters, Invasive Airport Security, and Other Villains appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Source: The Organic Prepper
Guest post by Kimber, who blogs at Kimbers Glen. Ahh, honey. Sweet, sweet honey. It is such a versatile food staple to have on hand. Not only is it a sweetener, but it's also great for medicinal purposes; such as calming a sore throat or as a cough suppressant. It's a natural energy booster and […] [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Source: Survival Mom
Over the past few years I have mentioned our sheep a lot and have written a few posts. Well the day has finally come where we are switching breeds over time. The switch is from Shetland Sheep to Babydoll Sheep. There … Continued [...]
Mon, Jun 24, 2019
Source: Backdoor Survival
30 years ago, herbs were simply something we kept in a pantry. They were chopped and dried remnants of their fresh self. In essence, they were a processed version of the herb they once were. In fact, most people kept … The post How to Grow Your Own Herbs for Cooking appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Jun 24, 2019
Source: SHTF Preparedness
There is an epiphany that comes over you when you get gardening seriously. If you live in an area with trees and have to rake, you are in the gold. Between grass clippings, food scraps and leaves, you have the … The post Amazing Tips for Winter Composting appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Jun 24, 2019
Source: SHTF Preparedness
By J. G. Martinez D. I have been putting my stomach and guts together to write about this. This family could have been my next door neighbors or someone whom … Read the rest The post A Tragic Example of How Being Unaware of Your Surroundings Can Take Your Life appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Mon, Jun 24, 2019
Source: The Organic Prepper
Right now you are looking over all your preps and things are pristine and ready for that fateful day. If things should go bad you have to understand that resources start draining. There could come a time when your preps … The post How To Make A PVC Crisis Bow appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Jun 24, 2019
Source: SHTF Preparedness
SHTF isn't just a modern phenomenon. Our ancestors survived many disasters. It's best to learn their lessons. The Gila Cliff Dwellings are a great example. Many people are starting to believe that somewhere around 10,000 years ago a massive comet … The post How Our Ancestors Survived When SHTF appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Sun, Jun 23, 2019
Source: SHTF Preparedness
I grew up in Phoenix and know a thing or two about summer heat. It can be miserable. It can also be deadly. When I was about 8 years old, I suffered an extreme form of heat exhaustion when I spent way too much time in our brand new swimming pool. If you can imagine […] [...]
Fri, Jun 21, 2019
Source: Survival Mom
The tomahawk is a very old weapon and tool. So many people like to have a hatchet in the woods but don't consider a tomahawk for survival or bushcraft. Tomahawks can be used in a smaller space than a lot … Continued [...]
Fri, Jun 21, 2019
Source: Backdoor Survival
Two of the most common reasons to evacuate your home, workplace, or any other safe area are flood and fire. In the Los Angeles area, nearly 90,000 people were evacuated due to the Blue Cut wildfire that is virtually out of control, still. Where do 90,000 people go? That's the first question that crosses my […] [...]
Thu, Jun 20, 2019
Source: Survival Mom
I am a prepper. I used to hide it but now its how I make a living and I am proud of it. Every so often I wake up in the middle of the night to a bump or a … Continued [...]
Tue, Jun 18, 2019
Source: Backdoor Survival
Not everyone will survive. Ouch. For many, circumstances will trump preparedness. Preparedness will cost money. There's no way around it. If you talk about preparedness, you'll be ridiculed. If you keep your mouth shut, you'll miss out on establishing a support system that is 100% necessary to survival. A rural retreat won't save you. The […] [...]
Mon, Jun 17, 2019
Source: Survival Mom
I have been thinking about recipes that are simple, inexpensive, and will feed a whole group in an emergency situation. These recipes may not be the fanciest but I am trying to come up with some that will provide good … Continued [...]
Mon, Jun 17, 2019
Source: Backdoor Survival
If it's springtime, that means that camping season is just days or weeks ahead. Prepper Mom, who writes at A Prepared Mother, submitted a list for my List Contest that I thought was too fun to not post. If you've ever gone long term camping, you'll be nodding your head in agreement, and then will have plenty […] [...]
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Source: Survival Mom
When Matt and I woke up this morning and sat down to drink our coffee, he was quickly telling me of the concerning situation that developed in the early hours in the Gulf of Oman near the United Arab Emirates. … Continued [...]
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Source: Backdoor Survival
BuiltRight Seat Bottom MOLLE Panels Review If you store gear in your vehicle for emergencies, the BuiltRight MOLLE seat panels are a great way to keep everything organized and in one place. [...] This Article BuiltRight Seat Bottom MOLLE Panels Review is an original article from OFFGRID Survival If it is appearing on any other site but OFFGRID Survival, that site does not have our permission to use our copyrighted content! [...]
Sun, Jun 09, 2019
Source: Off Grid Survival
Portable Backpacking Camp Stoves for Preppers Real-world recommendations on the best lightweight backpacking stoves for preppers, hikers, and wilderness adventures. [...] This Article Portable Backpacking Camp Stoves for Preppers is an original article from OFFGRID Survival If it is appearing on any other site but OFFGRID Survival, that site does not have our permission to use our copyrighted content! [...]
Sun, Jun 09, 2019
Source: Off Grid Survival
Boondocking Road Nomads: Survival Living in a Vehicle, Van or RV Tips for living in your vehicle, including where to park, safety concerns, how to generate power, and how to do it legally. [...] This Article Boondocking Road Nomads: Survival Living in a Vehicle, Van or RV is an original article from OFFGRID Survival If it is appearing on any other site but OFFGRID Survival, that site does not have our permission to use our copyrighted content! [...]
Sat, Jun 08, 2019
Source: Off Grid Survival
Best Survival Books: Top Prepper Reads to Master Survival Having a good survival book is almost as important as having the right gear. Check out our list of the best ones ever written. [...] This Article Best Survival Books: Top Prepper Reads to Master Survival is an original article from OFFGRID Survival If it is appearing on any other site but OFFGRID Survival, that site does not have our permission to use our copyrighted content! [...]
Sat, Jun 08, 2019
Source: Off Grid Survival
Buying a Survival Backpack: Military & Tactical vs Hiking & Hunting Backpacks A breakdown of the best survival backpacks. What to look for, what features to choose, and what style suits your situation. [...] This Article Buying a Survival Backpack: Military & Tactical vs Hiking & Hunting Backpacks is an original article from OFFGRID Survival If it is appearing on any other site but OFFGRID Survival, that site does not have our permission to use our copyrighted content! [...]
Fri, Jun 07, 2019
Source: Off Grid Survival
Proper food storage protects the quality of food, reducing waste from spoilage and mold. Air is the culprit. Vacuum sealing equipment is a great solution. A variety of sealing products are available on the market. Choosing a model depends on the quantity of food you will be preserving, your budget, and your enthusiasm for vacuum […] The post Everything You Need to Know about Seal a Meal appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Wed, May 29, 2019
Source: Mom With a Prep
Spoiler alert: not very much is different. Second spoiler: enough to cause a major weapons malfunction if you get it wrong. Confused enough already? Since 1992 the .300 Whisper round had been gaining momentum among gun communities primarily for its ability to be loaded to subsonic or supersonic capabilities. When fired with a suppressor the […] The post What is the Difference Between the .300 Whisper and the .300 Blackout appeared first on American Preppers Network. [...]
Thu, May 23, 2019
Source: American Preppers Network
Have you ever heard of Oldowan tools? These are basically stone tools that were used up to 2.6 million years ago! We have been using the cutting edge for a very long time. Its hard to imagine a creature using a cutting tool all those years ago. No matter how crude the implement the understanding […] The post The Oldest EDC Tool of All appeared first on American Preppers Network. [...]
Wed, May 22, 2019
Source: American Preppers Network
When you think about survival gear do you plan on using it to deal with natural disaster? Preppers have a strange fantasy that often involves a total collapse where they reach for a loadout of elaborate gear to survive the collapse. What about regional disasters that happen on a regular basis? What about tornadoes and […] The post Survival Gear for Natural Disasters appeared first on American Preppers Network. [...]
Thu, Apr 25, 2019
Source: American Preppers Network
When building a bug out bag for your family, remember that you should stock it with supplies with the assumption that you won't be returning home or will be away for a very long time. Essentially bugging out is leaving your home when it is no longer safe to be there. When preparing for a […] The post Bugging Out: What You Should Have In Your Bag appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Tue, Apr 09, 2019
Source: Mom With a Prep
Survival is a fundamental human instinct. For thousands of years, people have adapted to a changing environment: withstanding changing climates, mutating diseases and declining food sources. With food being essential to life, it has been one of the top topics of survivalists and the most important element, along with water, you can have in your […] The post Everything You Need to Know About How To Make Pemmican appeared first on Mom with a PREP. [...]
Mon, Apr 01, 2019
Source: Mom With a Prep
BANGARANG! Lost Boys Grow Meat in the Ground - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker I couldn't believe what a student told me in Science class a few years back! “You grow meat in the ground.” What!? I fought back the urge to laugh. He was dead serious. Clearly, “No Child Left Behind” wasn't working, or was it. We're all ignorant on certain subjects, but growing meat in the ground? This was not a joke or prank like asking a plumbing apprentice to fetch the pipe stretcher off the truck. His alienation from the real world was all too evident, alarmingly so, as he truly believed what he believed. I dug deeper. He said, as if this was [...]
Thu, Mar 21, 2019
Source: Survival Sherpa
Building up my ability to hammock camp I found some great parts that make up the whole. The post The Hammock Experience appeared first on American Preppers Network. [...]
Wed, Mar 06, 2019
Source: American Preppers Network
New to building AR-15s? Everyone's gotta start somewhere! Starting your first build can be a little overwhelming. It seems like there's a ton of parts to understand and install. However, as you'll soon find out, there really isn't much to it. The parts are mostly pretty similar, and I think you'll be surprised how easy […] The post The 5 Best Gunsmithing Tools to Equip New AR-15 Builders from Start to Finish appeared first on American Preppers Network. [...]
Wed, Feb 27, 2019
Source: American Preppers Network
If you dried your corn while still on the cob then you will need to shell the corn first, of course. You can do this by hand or use a hand crank corn sheller. The hand operated corn shellers do most of the work for you, the cob goes in and the dried kernels are […] The post Now That You Know How to Dry Corn What's Next appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Fri, Feb 22, 2019
Source: Prep for SHTF
According to a survey conducted in 2011, 28 percent of Americans do not know how to cook. However, let's ponder a moment, and then ask ourselves what is the definition of cooking ( Foodworksblog , 2011). Is it pulling a frozen meal from the freezer and popping it in the microwave to thaw and cook. […] The post The Importance of Knowing How to Cook In a Survival Situation appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Source: Prep for SHTF
Safety During Civil Unrest or an Urban Disaster Requires Pre-Planning What Should You Do If You Are Caught a City During a Riot, State of Emergency of Some Other Urban Disaster? Here's 7 Tips that Can Keep You Safe and Alive… Tips For Urban Survival Recently, on The SURVIVAL SHOW Podcast (my co-host) Craig Caudill (Author of, Extreme Wilderness Survival) and I discussed tips for urban survival, how to avoid a physical confrontation, and everyday carry items we use. *CLICK HERE* to Listen to the FULL Podcast on iTunes – Google Play – Stitcher – Sound Cloud – Podbean Check Out The SURVIVAL SHOW [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
I'm convinced. You don't have the time to attend a wilderness skills, self-defense or urban survival training. So I've done the heavy lifting for you. Here's: 157 tips, 67 skills, 24 gear checklists, 101 detailed illustrations and 35 hours of training, all condensed into an EDC guide that fits in your wallet. It's the Tiny Survival Guide. The Tiny SURVIVAL GUIDE is the fulfillment of a dream I had nearly 7 years ago, to design a rugged, compact, everyday carry, emergency reference guide that YOU and EVERYONE you Love (regardless of skill level) Can Use in TWO Distinct Ways: #1 – [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Save yourself some pain. “An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure” – Ben Franklin Most emergency, and wilderness mishaps are preventable. Here's a 7-Step Crisis Prevention Checklist that WILL dramatically REDUCE your risk of injury and keep you clear of a big hot mess! Crisis Prevention / White Water Survival and EDC Kits Recently, on The SURVIVAL SHOW Podcast (my co-host) Craig Caudill (Author of, Extreme Wilderness Survival) and I discussed how to PREVENT MOST emergency mishaps with a just little pre-planning. *CLICK HERE* to Listen to the FULL Podcast on iTunes – Google Play – Stitcher – Sound [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
Is Your Bug Out Bag Too Fat
Are you serious? 55, 80 or 100 pound backpack or bug out bag!? It's crazy, insane and sometimes stupid how much weight we think they are going to be able to carry for a weekend, or (even worse) during a life or death emergency, where we have to flee on foot. So I did some research (added in some personal experience) and came up with guide to show how much you might expect to be able to carry if you are on foot, on mild terrain, in a mild climate, for a moderate distance of 5-10 miles per day (provided you [...]
Fri, Feb 01, 2019
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
That's right folks, after an absence of almost a year, the Tin Hat Ranch is gearing up for 2019. Returning to the Ranch is something I've struggled with since the beginning of 2018. A LOT of time was spent researching, writing, and shooting the BIG DATA series…and before I complain, let me thank the loyal … Continue reading » [...]
Fri, Jan 04, 2019
Source: Tin Hat Ranch
Meat cuts (tougher cuts) that are ideal for braising include pork shoulder, beef chuck, short ribs, lamb shanks and of course brisket. These cuts are marbled with fat and connective tissue, which will convert to gelatin after long and slow cooking. Many cooks in years past called it “gentle cooking”. The cuts mentioned are also […] The post Braising Meats for Tenderness and Flavor in a Dutch Oven appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Tue, Dec 25, 2018
Source: Prep for SHTF
Deserts are among the most treacherous places that a person can get stranded in. With the many unique challenges that are found in deserts, you need to know how to get around them to survive in desert. Read on to find out some exceptional desert survival tips. Are you well-equipped to survive in a desert […] The post Desert Survival: 7 Things to Know appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Tue, Dec 25, 2018
Source: Prep for SHTF
by Todd Walker My legs felt like a bowl of jello sliding down an old wash board. I crouched in a non-human silhouette stalking in Ultra Slow Motion. A twig beneath my foot snapped and my prey jolted his head toward the sound. I froze and hoped my screaming quadriceps would support my motionless body until he dipped his head to graze again. What was my prey? A deer realistically mimicked by our instructor, Mark Warren. This was my first of several classes I've attended at Medicine Bow in the north Georgia mountains. I discovered Mark and his primitive school of earthlore from [...]
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
Source: Survival Sherpa
A previous article talked about how important it is for you to know how to cook in a survival situation, because you and your family's very survival could be at stake. Cooking from scratch as it is called is time consuming and it requires organization and planning on your part. Meals have to be planned […] The post Cooking: Learning the Basics appeared first on Preparing for shtf. [...]
Sat, Dec 15, 2018
Source: Prep for SHTF
The Caveman Catalyst in Your Tinderbox - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker The human love affair with fire is intimate and ancient. Over the flames we cook, celebrate, spin tales, dream, and muse in the swirls of wood smoke. Fire is life. Its warming glow draws us like moths to a flame. It's not a stretch to believe that a Stone Age chemist recognized the idea of using carbon for future fires. Disturbing the leftover carbon ashes from the night fire, she stares at sparkles of light glowing like the pre-dawn stars above. She carefully nurses a baby “star” back to life to warm her hearth and home. It ain't rocket surgery. [...]
Wed, Nov 28, 2018
Source: Survival Sherpa
Scary Sharp - Rooster's Foolproof Ax Sharpening Method - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” This quote, falsely attributed to Abraham Lincoln, is inspirational but scary to anyone new to ax-manship. I get the idea of the quote. But four hours to sharpen an ax? Okay, if an ax is in really bad shape, you could spend a few hours on the work bench. But once you've spent time achieving a keen edge, you'll understand why Horace Kephart advises to never loan your ax to someone unless they know how to use it. A dull, abused [...]
Sat, Oct 13, 2018
Source: Survival Sherpa
How Danner Boots Screwed the Laws of Physics - TheSurvivalSherpa.com
by Todd Walker A boot full of blood. Tenons and bones severed. A tourniquet to stop arterial bleeding. After watching the video footage of the ax striking my foot, all of the above should have happened but didn't. I kept working on the log cabin. In fact, a whole month passed before a coworker noticed and asked how I sliced my boot. “Huh?” “Your boot. How'd you cut it?” Inspection at school. I really had no idea. I would have remembered almost lopping my foot off. No recollection of me bent down like a toddler filling his diaper, mouth gaping in terror, in search of blood. [...]
Fri, Oct 05, 2018
Source: Survival Sherpa
I hear it all the time, “What's the BEST Survival Knife David?” So today, I'm coming clean and going to share with you THE best survival knife in the world for any situation that you find yourself in. Ready!? Okay… So What Makes a Great Survival Knife? Well there's a lot of discussion and debate about this, probably because the term, “survival knife” means many different things to many different people. Here's the Problem… A bushcrafter, hunter, doomsday prepper, tactical or military professional… or just regular folks – LIKE YOU and Me… are all likely to come up different conclusions about what constitutes [...]
Sun, Sep 23, 2018
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Written by Patrick Blair on Survival at Home.After a recent email I received, I feel there is some general confusion about how homesteading and prepping are alike. I'll tell you why I feel they are.The post How Homesteading and Prepping are Alike appeared first on Survival at Home. [...]
Wed, Jul 15, 2015
Source: Survival at Home
We recently found these guys and their line of compact go anywhere campers. We were truly amazed at the utilization of space, seems like they thought of everything. Like & Share if you'd try one out. The UEV-440 is a true Jack of all trades; it offers the maneuverability and capability of a camper trailer as well as caravan benefits such as a hard roof, sides and floor. The 440 has a number of sleeping arrangements, you can simply fold out the front & side for 2x double beds, fold out one side for 1x double bed and 1x single, or [...]
Sun, Jul 06, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
Walk USA Discover
WalkUSA's Adventure Series: Planning Introduction Catch a glimpse of what it's like walking across America with the first video compilation of my adventure! My name is Edward Mjelde, I am a 24 year old recent college graduate from sunny San Diego, California. This is my story about how I gave away and sold nearly all my possessions and left home with a backpack to walk coast-to-coast across the country following the 5,100 mile American Discovery Trail in pursuit of beauty, truth, and a life of risk and adventure. My goal is to share the stories I have gathered from my adventure in hope that it [...]
Mon, Mar 24, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine
firepit with swings
While this isn't Survival per say it can fall under homesteading and improving the simple way of life. We thought it was an amazing project and had to share! This post is by way of Dave Larnerd over at bow hunting, Thanks Dave great job! It took me just about 3 days, first day was digging the holes and setting the uprights. All the wood is pressure treated 6×6's. Next day was finishing building it. and the 3'rd was spreading the gravel and setting the fire pit and staining the pressure treated. I bought the swings offline from Louisana Cypress Swings and [...]
Sun, Mar 23, 2014
Source: Survival Magazine

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The post Emergency Food Storage for Natural Disasters – 6/25/19 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Source: Prepper Website
The post The Pain Of This New Economic Downturn Is Starting To Show Up All Over The Country – 6/25/19 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Source: Prepper Website
The post 10 Early Warning Signs of Disasters and Emergencies – 6/25/19 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Source: Prepper Website
The post 15 Foods You Can Grow In Buckets Year-Round – 6/25/19 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Source: Prepper Website
The post 10 Bugs You Should Never Kill In Your Garden – 6/25/19 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Source: Prepper Website
Not long ago the US government came very close to publishing a report about preparing for a serious grid down situation. The grid is indefensible and this report was based on the fact that we could be attacked through the … The post When the Grid Goes Down, You Better Be Ready! appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Source: SHTF Preparedness
30 years ago, herbs were simply something we kept in a pantry. They were chopped and dried remnants of their fresh self. In essence, they were a processed version of the herb they once were. In fact, most people kept … The post How to Grow Your Own Herbs for Cooking appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Jun 24, 2019
Source: SHTF Preparedness
There is an epiphany that comes over you when you get gardening seriously. If you live in an area with trees and have to rake, you are in the gold. Between grass clippings, food scraps and leaves, you have the … The post Amazing Tips for Winter Composting appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Jun 24, 2019
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Right now you are looking over all your preps and things are pristine and ready for that fateful day. If things should go bad you have to understand that resources start draining. There could come a time when your preps … The post How To Make A PVC Crisis Bow appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Jun 24, 2019
Source: SHTF Preparedness
SHTF isn't just a modern phenomenon. Our ancestors survived many disasters. It's best to learn their lessons. The Gila Cliff Dwellings are a great example. Many people are starting to believe that somewhere around 10,000 years ago a massive comet … The post How Our Ancestors Survived When SHTF appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Sun, Jun 23, 2019
Source: SHTF Preparedness

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