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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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Wed, Feb 13, 2019
Source: Off Grid Survival
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

Prepper-Related Forums

Today
Have you ever been to the wilderness? I am talking about expansive wilderness that is either thousands of feet up in elevation or surrounded by thousands of acres. Its a very different thing than just doing a couple mile circuit … The post What Really Kills in the Wilderness appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Source: SHTF Preparedness
In 1994, KMart owned 2,323 stores, the Wikipedia page is a LONG list of this company purchasing K-Mart, filing Bankrutcy, closing more stores, trying out Super Centers, another disaster, then Sears bought them and now Sears is hovering over the chopping block and going the same route as K-Mart.. A LOT of malls have closed their doors which would make great little cities for low income or homeless families with the big box anchor stores being where they can make thousands of small rooms they can live in, and converting the stores throughout the malls as different shops that [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Source: Survivalist Boards
anyone heard of or used these mags? Amend2 all i can find is there made in idaho [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Source: Survivalist Boards
The post VID: Ecozoom Versa Rocket Stove and Skillet Combo for Preppers – 2/18/19 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Source: Prepper Website
The post Medical Supplies That Will Disappear Fast in a Crisis – 2/18/19 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Source: Prepper Website
The post Selco: Moving Around (with Purpose) When the SHTF – 2/18/19 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Source: Prepper Website
The post “An Unavoidable Global Recession”: The Warnings Get Louder As Worldwide Economic Numbers Continue To Deteriorate – 2/18/19 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Source: Prepper Website
The post BOL squatters post SHTF? – 2/18/19 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Source: Prepper Website
Earlier
Rhetorical question I know but; why do Liberals seem to think they know the 25th Amendment so well yet they can't seem to figure out the 2nd? The 25th Amendment, apparently, only applies to Trump, America is nothing more than a crime scene and say goodbye to bugs.https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/d...21_42_12-08_00 [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Prepper Forums
When you are headed out to the deer stand, there is a fine line between taking what you have to have and tagging along gear you may just want to have with you just in case. You can hunt well with just the bare necessities, but there is an extra measure of comfort to pack[.....] The post Pack for the Tree Stand appeared first on AllOutdoor.com.Read the full article here... [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Survivalist Boards
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Survivalist Boards
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
Anyone living off the grid or preparing for a major disaster should learn about activated charcoal. Why? Because it could literally save your life. Emergency rooms all over the world regularly use activated charcoal to treat certain types of poisonings. … The post Guide to Making Activated Charcoal appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Who made the policy allowing immigrants to claim asylum and before a determination is made they get shuffled onto a bus headed to a sanctuary city to meet a network of friendly people to sign them up for every benefit possible. What administration takes credit for this load of steaming crap? [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Survivalist Boards
Having a good survival book is almost as important as having the right gear. Check out our list of the best ones ever written. [...] The post Best Survival Books: Top Prepper Reads to Master Survival appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Off Grid Survival
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
The first week, or so, after a serious SHTF situation in the Urban environment water might not be an issue. The tap might even still be working. You could have some water stored and there are going to be other … The post Three Sources of Water in Urban Survival appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: SHTF Preparedness
I'm convinced. YOU don't have the time to go to a wilderness skills, self-defense or urban survival training. So I've done the heavy lifting for you. 35 hours of training, 157 tips, 67 skills and 24 gear checklists condensed into an EDC guide that fits in your wallet and you get reference, learn from and 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 [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Ultimate Survival Tips
The best place to start this conversation is on the subject of lethality. The truth about violence between individuals is that no one really knows how it will play out. While it might seem like using “less than lethal” weapons … The post 3 Less Than Lethal Weapons for Self Defense appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Given he's been reduced to making cheesy home-improvement commercials to pay his bills? :vs_whistle: [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Prepper Forums
Burris Four X 3-12x56mm - 4 Illuminated Riflescope reduced from $549.99 to only $299.99 This scope was never released here in the USA. If it were it would be one of their MTAC line scopes. We just brought these in from the Burris European warehouse. It's a great, full featured, scope with a nice clean illuminated reticle. Step into legendary Burris performance with a scope that steps up your game. Our reliable, high-quality glass is glare-ressistant and superbly capable in low light, with a shockproof design that gives you the most for your dollar and more.Series Features High grade optical glass provides excellent [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Prepper Forums
The idea of living off the grid is a dream to many Americans. It's the idea of throwing away the life of total convenience. Of course, there are a number of hurdles the average person will face. In a way … The post Off Grid Mistakes you Can Avoid appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: SHTF Preparedness
Guys, I have decided that I will purchase the wife and I, two Ruger LCP's. Found them at the local gun store (Big R) and put hands on it. Small, light, and small and light. I have found them for $179 on Buds, and they were like 240 or so at the store. I will go the "FFL Transfer" and save some dough, anybody have any other sites, cheaper than Buds? If you find me a better price, I will send you a bag of jerky. [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Prepper Forums
No matter how careful you are, there may come a time when you find yourself or someone close to you in a situation where they get a laceration that needs … Read More [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Backdoor Survival
by Daisy Luther Do you love homemade chili? You can make it ahead of time and preserve it so that all you have to do is pop open a jar … Read the restThe post Why You Desperately Need to Can Some Homemade Chili: 2 Delicious Recipes appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: The Organic Prepper
by Selco I called this article moving around with purpose when SHTF with clear intention. SHTF, especially early stages may be a good opportunity to acquire things through looting, scavenging, … Read the restThe post Selco: Moving Around (with Purpose) When the SHTF appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: The Organic Prepper
Assuming one bullet/load for long distance that everyone in your group, men, women. unskilled shooters in your group would use for property defense what would your choose? Be realistic. Not in the house defense rounds. No shotgun or pistol because of the distances, longer ranges only; but not super long where it could only be some neighbor's kid hunting deer or rabbits for dinner. Over 40 yd shots, out to 300 yds, possibly the 400 yd shot. Small lades so no hard [...]
Sun, Feb 17, 2019
Source: Prepper Forums
Bartering is a subject I see a lot on prepper sites and the social media groups that I follow. Many people ask what items others think are most important or … Read More [...]
Sun, Feb 17, 2019
Source: Backdoor Survival
Apart from the story of the 3 Kings in the Nativity scene, Myrrh is commonly seen in an essential oil form. It is known to have great benefits and is … Read More [...]
Sat, Feb 16, 2019
Source: Backdoor Survival
What does it take to survive? Are there certain traits that make one person more likely to endure hardships and disasters than the next? [...] The post Survivalist Qualities: 4 Traits that Every True Survivalist Must Have appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: Off Grid Survival
By Dagny Taggart An infectious disease expert has warned that a deadly disease found in deer could infect humans in the near future. Often referred to as “zombie deer” disease … Read the restThe post Can “Zombie Deer” Disease Kill Humans? Research Suggests It ALREADY HAS appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: The Organic Prepper
How to Clean an Oil Diffuser Properly
Editor's Note: This resource has been revised and updated for 2019. Essential oil diffuser is a handy little machine. Every essential oil enthusiast would agree that living without a diffuser would … Read More [...]
Fri, Feb 15, 2019
Source: Backdoor Survival
Pelosi told reporters that Republicans should watch out because should the Dems win the White house they could use a national emergency to push gun control [...] The post Pelosi warns a future Democratic President Could Declare a National Emergency to Ban Guns appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Source: Off Grid Survival
by Daisy Luther Is your house like an unfortunate cross between Doomsday Preppers and Hoarders? How do you store your preps? Are they neatly organized, where you can grab … Read the restThe post Doomsday Hoarders: 6 Hacks to Organize Your Stockpile Chaos appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Source: The Organic Prepper
How to Make Cooking Oils
You won't be able to pick up cooking oils when the grocery store isn't available. And, most of the meals we cook on a daily basis need some kind of … Read More [...]
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Source: Backdoor Survival
By Dagny Taggart A year ago today, Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing seventeen defenseless students and staff members and injuring seventeen … Read the restThe post It's Been One Year Since the Parkland Shooting. This School Hired Combat Veterans to Fight Back appeared first on The Organic Prepper. [...]
Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Source: The Organic Prepper
The top Survival knives on the market. Here is the list of our favorite fixed blade survival knives after years of testing and abuse. [...] The post Picking the Best Survival Knife: 2019 Reviews of the Top Fixed Blade Survival Knives appeared first on Off Grid Survival - Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills. [...]
Wed, Feb 13, 2019
Source: Off Grid Survival
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

Misc Prepper Resources

Today
Have you ever been to the wilderness? I am talking about expansive wilderness that is either thousands of feet up in elevation or surrounded by thousands of acres. Its a very different thing than just doing a couple mile circuit … The post What Really Kills in the Wilderness appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Source: SHTF Preparedness
The post VID: Ecozoom Versa Rocket Stove and Skillet Combo for Preppers – 2/18/19 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Source: Prepper Website
The post Medical Supplies That Will Disappear Fast in a Crisis – 2/18/19 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Source: Prepper Website
The post Selco: Moving Around (with Purpose) When the SHTF – 2/18/19 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Source: Prepper Website
The post “An Unavoidable Global Recession”: The Warnings Get Louder As Worldwide Economic Numbers Continue To Deteriorate – 2/18/19 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Source: Prepper Website
The post BOL squatters post SHTF? – 2/18/19 appeared first on Prepper Website. [...]
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
Source: Prepper Website
Earlier
Anyone living off the grid or preparing for a major disaster should learn about activated charcoal. Why? Because it could literally save your life. Emergency rooms all over the world regularly use activated charcoal to treat certain types of poisonings. … The post Guide to Making Activated Charcoal appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: SHTF Preparedness
The first week, or so, after a serious SHTF situation in the Urban environment water might not be an issue. The tap might even still be working. You could have some water stored and there are going to be other … The post Three Sources of Water in Urban Survival appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: SHTF Preparedness
The best place to start this conversation is on the subject of lethality. The truth about violence between individuals is that no one really knows how it will play out. While it might seem like using “less than lethal” weapons … The post 3 Less Than Lethal Weapons for Self Defense appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: SHTF Preparedness
The idea of living off the grid is a dream to many Americans. It's the idea of throwing away the life of total convenience. Of course, there are a number of hurdles the average person will face. In a way … The post Off Grid Mistakes you Can Avoid appeared first on SHTF Prepping & Homesteading Central. [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: SHTF Preparedness

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