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Easily Grow a Survival Garden

01/18/2018 10:26:08 AM

It only takes a quick scan of daily news headlines to realize that our world is teetering on the brink of disaster, from several fronts. If you are one of the millions who made the wise decision to prepare for the inevitable, you likely have ...

Have You Considered Your SHTF Communications Plan?

12/04/2017 09:21:18 AM

  Be Honest About Your Current Communications Plan For most preppers quantifying is a problem. We buy stuff and we store stuff, but do we have a true definition of what “prepared” is?  The truth about being prepared is that we cannot quantify ...

Practice Advanced Urban Survival with Skill Over Gear

11/26/2017 08:07:17 AM

True Urban Scenario While the wasteland model of the urban sprawl tends to grace the pages of books and big screens. I envision a much different scenario. Rather than a world of desolation I see nearly the opposite. There are 8 and a half million ...

How to Survive World War 3: Useful Tips & Tricks

11/08/2017 09:27:56 AM

There are many possible scenarios where a third world war might arise: ideological or religious reasons, as well as a lack of resources. So what are you going to do in an SHTF situation, especially one when nuclear or microbiological weapons ...

Learning Survival Archery – Is It Necessary for Preppers?

11/02/2017 07:36:18 AM

Using the bow and arrow has been at the heart of human existence. From simple designs used for hunting to more advanced bows, empires have even been constructed around them. In the modern world, it’s easy to think that there is no place for ...

Cold Weather Primer: A Refresher If You Will

11/01/2017 09:35:18 AM

To survive in cold weather like anything else it takes a certain skill set, proper materials i.e. clothing, shelter and it takes practice/training. You need to know before you have to know that what you are doing and wearing will keep you alive. ...

A Firearm Is a Weapon but Not All Weapons Are a Firearm

09/01/2017 09:53:45 AM

The kids are playing on the floor surrounded by toys. You are putting lunch on the table when the door crashes in. It is a smash and grab, and the intruders are inside in seconds. You have a firearm in the home however, as a responsible gun ...

Ant Killer Recipe

07/15/2017 08:29:28 AM

We all know ants can be a pain in the arse and some can even damage your home over a period of time. Sometimes finding the colony can be an impossible task. So why not let the ants do the work for you. This little recipe a friend of mine gave ...

Grid Down: 5 Tasks That Simply Cannot Wait

07/07/2017 10:41:11 AM

Whether you have electricity or not certain tasks still must be accomplished. Some people liken a power failure to a snow day, where it’s a free day. Free from the hassles of school, chores, and responsibilities in general. It is not a free ...

Five Preparedness Lessons Learned from Recent Natural Disasters

06/19/2017 17:51:36 PM

Nature is the source of all life, but it can also be a force to be reckoned with. There have been many natural disasters since the dawn of mankind – tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and even ice ages, and the scariest thing is that these ...

Can You Improvise Adapt Overcome and Then Produce?

06/13/2017 09:59:10 AM

Improvise, adapt and overcome is an unofficial slogan of the United States Marine Corp or of the Marines themselves. However, the traits are important ones for Preppers and others to have, and then, of course, you must be able to produce or ...

Do You Need That to Survive: An Underground Bunker

06/10/2017 09:58:15 AM

Fallout shelters were fairly common in the 50’s and 60’s, or the concept was anyway. It’s hard to tell just exactly how many families had one in their backyard. If they claimed to have had one, then were they simply a root cellar or something ...

Bug Out Vehicle (BOV) Do You Need One?

06/09/2017 09:50:02 AM

Many of you reading this probably already have a vehicle. You drive the kids to school, grocery shop and commute back and forth to work, and take road trips, family vacations, in other words, all using your current vehicle. The problem in some ...

The State of Politics Today Leaves Us All Vulnerable

05/31/2017 18:00:47 PM

We make a point of not discussing politics in our articles. It’s an argument that can’t be won in most cases. With that being said however, politics or the state of such can have an impact on prepping. Or more precisely politics have an ...

Will the Federal Government Be Our Worst Enemy When the SHTF?

05/25/2017 20:35:19 PM

Some are convinced the Feds will be, and some are convinced they already are an institution to be feared by its citizens. In part the fear is based on an executive order signed March 16, 2012, by then President Obama, titled National Defense ...

Do You Keep a Home Water Testing Kit In Your Survival Pack

05/20/2017 09:12:30 AM

There are a number of testing kits on the market today, so it is important that you choose one that tests for bacteria, and heavy metals, in particular, lead and one that tests for pesticides as well. Many of the test kits cover the most common ...

Does North Korea Have the Ability to Destroy Our Electrical Grid?

05/12/2017 09:42:40 AM

When it comes to winning it is not always about the size or capability of a country’s army, but rather its willingness to use weapons of mass destruction. Like in any fight, it is often mindset that determines the outcome. Seeing how this ...

Do You Need That to Survive: Cargo Trailer

05/11/2017 08:44:29 AM

As long as we are talking about trailers, you might also want to consider a pop-up style camping trailer. You have seen them, the ones that fold down into a solid box with a trailer hitch for pulling with essentially any type of vehicle equipped ...

Do You Need That to Survive: Fishing Tackle and Pole

05/05/2017 16:43:03 PM

Do you need to carry fishing tackle and pole in your survival kit? If you are skilled enough, you can make your own tackle, and a pole can be virtually anything on which you can attach a line. However, why go through all the trouble of making ...

Threat Assessments: Prioritize Then Get Organized

04/28/2017 07:59:11 AM

A comprehensive threat assessment first compares the impact of a threat, or situation if you will, with its anticipated frequency. Threats that are anticipated and may be considered ones that would occur with some frequency would be tornadoes ...

Survival: City Life Versus Country Life

04/21/2017 19:18:18 PM

In a previous article we talked about living in a city and how, because of your location, you may be the target of an attack. A target simply because of the population density, or in some cases, you may be a target because of critical infra ...

Noise and Light in a Survival Situation: How to Stay Hidden

04/20/2017 18:44:51 PM

If you have served in the military then you are very familiar with the terms light and noise discipline. The military takes this seriously, as should you, or anyone else who has to move about at night and must stay concealed from an enemy or ...

When the SHTF Where You Live Makes a Difference

04/19/2017 18:47:27 PM

Gather up all of the major American cities and place them in one area and you will find they only encompass four percent of the country’s land mass, while 62.7 percent of the population calls one of these major cities home, this according ...

Do I Need That to Survive: Sleeping Bag

04/19/2017 09:56:26 AM

The short answer is no, but with a caveat. The more complicated answer is it depends. Much depends on you, your skill, the area in which you are likely to find yourself, and your mental attitude, and what type of situation you find yourself ...

Prepping is as Important Now as It Was Eight Years Ago

04/17/2017 18:26:54 PM

We can look at it this way, sometimes the only way to rid a house of pests is to tear it down and start over. This means chaos for a while, unrest, inconvenience, or come up with your own way of describing what may be coming, but the bottom ...

Krav Maga Tactical Survival: Personal Safety in Action Review

04/15/2017 10:39:37 AM

When the grid goes down, and SHTF, it’s vital that a person knows how to protect themselves. Guns, knives, and other weapons will only get a person so far. Also, despite what most people think, those items aren’t always readily available ...

Some Simple Truths about Survival

04/13/2017 20:21:10 PM

In today’s society, if you haven’t noticed already, there are some people that describe themselves as victims, a group of so-called unfortunates who demand others take care of them, they need rescuing from their own victimhood it seems because ...

Survival Rules after the SHTF

04/12/2017 19:36:23 PM

Remember, and this is important, if you don’t have it once disaster strikes, can’t make it, or repair it, you have to go on without it. The planning stage is over once the SHTF, it’s implementation time now. Thinking about what you should ...

Cyber Security and Prepping

04/11/2017 16:43:59 PM

Cyber Security is the body of technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs, and data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. Cyber and security do not belong in the same sentence anymore today. ...

Can’t Live without Coffee Once the SHTF: Sharpen Your Pencil and take Notes

04/09/2017 10:40:43 AM

According to the statistics, Americans consume more than 400 million cups of coffee per day. That adds up to over 146 billion cups a year. The United States leads the way in coffee consumption in the world. Can you get along without your morning ...

Could You Live In a Van?

04/08/2017 10:38:57 AM

You may want to consider the possibility if there is a major crisis that befalls this country. Regardless of the situation, you will need a shelter, and some people and families are choosing to live in a van right now. It is a way of life for ...

Camp Safety Once the SHTF

04/06/2017 22:15:42 PM

A camp can be considered any area you take over for an hour, a day or occupy for a few weeks. If for whatever reason, you had to abandon your home during a crisis, then you need to set up residence elsewhere, and it may very well be outdoors ...

River Crossing: Getting Across Safely

04/01/2017 09:06:13 AM

From 2005-2014, there were an average of 3,536 unintentional drowning deaths (non-boating related) annually in the United States. This is about ten deaths per day. An additional 332 people died each year from drowning in boating-related ...

Layers of Security for Your Rural Home or Compound

03/30/2017 19:06:52 PM

This article will focus on security in a mostly rural area “Mostly rural” can mean that you do have neighbors, but they are not what most would consider within shouting distance, so in other words, if you have a security breach, then you ...

Hiking Essentials for Your Dog’s Backpack

03/27/2017 10:10:17 AM

In a previous article, I talked about the Approach Pack by Ruffwear, which by the way is an excellent pack. Well, okay you have the pack or may have ordered one, so what goes in the pack. 1.) The obvious, of course, is food, water and collapsible ...

The Ruffwear Approach Pack for Dogs

03/22/2017 11:19:46 AM

The Ruffwear Approach Pack for dogs is perfect for anyone that wants to get out with their dogs to enjoy nature together. Dogs love chores and certain dog breeds live to work for their human masters, and what better way than helping to carry ...

Do You Really Need That to Survive: Night Vision Devices

03/17/2017 10:32:37 AM

There are essentially two types of night vision devices and it comes down to personal preferences and in some cases particular mission requirements when it comes time to choose. First, there is low-level light, which is naturally present and ...

Do You Really Need That to Survive: A Manual Siphon Pump

03/16/2017 11:02:48 AM

A Manual Siphon Will You Need One to Survive? Actually, you need at least two if not three manual siphons. One for drinking water only, one for fuels and possibly one for chemicals, such as liquid bleach that needs to be moved from one container ...

How to Make a Waterproof Altoids Tin Spice Kit

03/13/2017 19:26:04 PM

Variety is the spice of life especially when it comes to your food. So if you’re looking for a great way to spice up your food on the trail this is an excellent way to bring some of your favorite spices along and it won’t cost you more than ...

The CIA WikiLeaks Revelation: Does It Affect Your Prepping?

03/09/2017 18:42:22 PM

“Documents released Tuesday by WikiLeaks allege a CIA surveillance program that targets everyday gadgets ranging from smart TVs to Smartphone’s to cars”. “Such snooping, WikiLeaks said, could turn some of these devices into recorders ...

What Refrigerated Foods are Safe to Consume after a Power Outage?

03/07/2017 16:56:52 PM

Time is not your friend when the power goes out and your refrigerator stops cooling. Typically, if the door is not opened food should stay within a safe temperature for four hours. What is a safe temperature for fresh meats, and other perishables? ...

The 5 Phases of Evasion

02/26/2017 10:03:11 AM

First contact All I could hear was my heart pounding in my ears and feel the burn in my aching legs as the lactic acid crept in. We sprinted a mile or more straight up and over a tree-covered hill after nearly being ambushed at a potential recovery ...

15 Survival Uses for Pipe Cleaners

02/24/2017 09:25:20 AM

Besides the intended use, which is to clean your smoking pipes or other small bores there are other uses for pipe cleaners in a survival and in other situations. They are inexpensive, come in various colors and sizes and they take up little ...

Mountain Biking Getting A Kit Together

02/21/2017 09:56:08 AM

Mountain biking, just the thought of it conjures up images of Rough Mountain trails, crisp pine scented air, and spectacular views. In many cases, the reality will match your imagination. However, there is another reality you may have to deal ...

Common Deadly Water Purification Mistakes

02/18/2017 08:40:55 AM

Filtration is important and sometimes is overlooked or abandoned completely because the water source looks clear, so this can be a serious mistake. Filtration is an important step in the purification process. Micro waterborne cysts cannot be ...

After The SHTF What’s Next

02/16/2017 18:48:00 PM

We have always emphasized that preparing for the days after is as important or even more so than the preparations leading up to a crisis, providing you have advanced warning, of course. Imagine being told that a dam near your community may collapse ...

12 Survival and Other Uses for Lemons/Lemon Juice

02/15/2017 18:29:06 PM

Fresh lemons may very well be hard to get a hold of during a crisis unless you live in an area that has mature lemon trees. If you do live in an area that can sustain lemon trees then why not plant one or more if you have the space. You can ...

Teaching Your Children How to Cook: It’s Important That They Know How

02/15/2017 09:53:58 AM

About 53 percent of Millennials say they eat at restaurants at least once a week, compared with 43 percent of Generation X or baby boomers, according to a 2015 survey of 3,000 adults by Morgan Stanley. Americans in 2014 spent more money on ...

Playing Checkers When the Game Is Chess: Prepper Survival Strategies

02/11/2017 09:23:18 AM

Of course, survival is not a game, but it is about strategy, planning, and then following through with your plans. The game, if you will, is also about adaptation, because even the best-laid plans can go off the rails when disaster strikes. ...

Perennial Plants That Produce Food Year After Year

02/08/2017 09:34:25 AM

“A perennial plant or simply perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. Perennials, especially small flowering plants, grow and bloom over the spring and summer, then die back every autumn and winter, and then return in ...

Core Survival Skills: Master Them First and Then Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS)

02/07/2017 10:22:32 AM

You have probably heard of the KISS concept, but do you really know what it means. KISS is an acronym for “Keep it simple, stupid” as a design principle noted by the U.S. Navy in 1960. The KISS principle states that most systems work best ...

Money Well Spent: Shoes, Socks and an Umbrella

02/05/2017 10:58:16 AM

If you cannot walk or are in pain when walking due to blisters or emersion foot also known as trench foot, or from a twisted ankle, or bruised foot because your boots or shoes offered no support or shock absorption, your survival may hang in ...

Things to Consider When Packing Your Survival Kit

02/04/2017 17:12:35 PM

Before you even start to stuff your pack with the supplies, gear and materials you think you need to survive you will need some wilderness survival training/knowledge, and be able to exercise good judgment first. Furthermore, you must be able ...

Zip Cooking System by JetBoil

02/04/2017 16:03:45 PM

There is certainly room in your survival pack, vehicle or in with your camping supplies for this compact and extremely efficient personal cooking system. A possible life-saving system because it can boil water and cook food all in its compact ...

Counter Intelligence and Tactics

01/31/2017 18:38:35 PM

Counter Intelligence (CI) is nothing more than information gathered and activities conducted to protect against espionage, which is spying in other words. People or organizations can and will spy on individuals, organizations and of course ...

Counter Tactics How to Avoid Trouble Once the SHTF

01/30/2017 11:55:17 AM

People tend to want to go on the offensive when they are scared or are convinced someone or some group is out to get them. If you are in a military unit then offensive and defensive strategies are a part of life. Orders come down to defend your ...

Tick Tock the Doomsday Clock Moves Closer To Midnight

01/26/2017 18:38:08 PM

Let’s talk Doomsday Clock. The most recent report indicates that the Doomsday Clock is expected to move closer to midnight as the threat of global annihilation grows. The so-called Doomsday Clock, which symbolizes the current threat of global ...

While Hiking or Hunting You May Discover Human Remains: What Do You Do

01/20/2017 10:55:22 AM

While rare, it does happen, hikers, hunters, and others out enjoying the day do stumble upon recent and not so recent human remains. What would you do in this case, what is the law, and what should you do as a practical matter. In some states, ...

Olight H05S Active Led Headlamp

01/18/2017 19:21:57 PM

We have talked about the need for a headlamp, a quality headlamp in previous articles. The need is still there, and now the quality problem has been solved as well. Olight’s H05S Active solves the quality issue, at a very good price by the ...

Stranded Near Saltwater: How To Make Salt Water Safe To Drink

01/13/2017 10:58:11 AM

Desalination/distillation is a centuries old process and is still used today in many parts of the world. In ancient times sailors that were at sea for months used this process to convert seawater into potable water. This very basic process that ...

Discovery Channels New Survival Reality Show: The Wheel

01/13/2017 10:25:06 AM

The Wheel is set in South America and has six contestants that are expected to survive six distinctly grueling landscapes according to The Discovery Channel. The Wheel turns and with each turn of the wheel contestant is dropped into a new location. ...

What If You Are On Vacation When the SHTF

01/11/2017 18:53:29 PM

Yes, people do still take vacations, and any “daycation” away from work and the resulting stress is a way to recharge and unwind, it’s a good thing. In today’s economy, however, not many Preppers can afford to fly to Europe or visit ...

Preppers: Heart Attack Risk Rises in the Colder Months

01/09/2017 19:10:33 PM

Eating habits, sedentary lifestyles, genetics and yes, cold weather can increase your risk of a heart attack. Heart attacks do not just afflict the older generation however. Younger generations because of their lifestyle and increased stress, ...

Surviving a Crisis: Your Emergency Essentials Gear and Materials

01/09/2017 18:52:05 PM

Some Preppers can be hoarders, but by no means are all hoarders Preppers. We tend to gather too much stuff, however. Some Preppers subscribe to the “Two is one and one is none” notion, in other words, you cannot have too much of a good thing, ...

Millennials Lack Basic Survival Skills

01/04/2017 19:21:39 PM

Millennials lack basic survival skills compared to older generations, this according to a survey conducted in the United Kingdom (WHITE, 2017). Granted the survey was conducted in the United Kingdom, but we here in the United States can certainly ...

Blending In, Insertion and Extraction Are Critical Skills Needed

12/31/2016 11:12:51 AM

Insertion and extraction, terms used by the military, but applicable in certain SHTF scenarios. Typically, insertion and extraction are done without notice. Stealth is important, but acting sneaky can also have a downside, because in an urban ...

Assessing the Threat Level: Has It Increased

11/18/2016 17:33:23 PM

Transitioning from one leader to another may leave us vulnerable. It is a possibility and you must be aware of this, while not definitive, there could be gaps, gaps of which a lone wolf or an organized group could take advantage. The leader ...

Bugging Out To the Back Yard: Cold Weather Training

11/18/2016 17:20:56 PM

Winter is coming on fast, and of course, as it gets colder it gets harder to survive if you become lost or injured miles from home. However, if you have a backyard, then you have a controlled training environment to test your gear, skills and ...

Prepping and the New Administration: Will Anything Change

11/16/2016 09:20:46 AM

People’s perception will change and have changed already in some cases. Depending on what side of the so-called political aisle you call home, things may have changed for the worse or the better. It’s all perception at this point. Sometimes ...

How to Hunt with a Slingshot for Survival

11/15/2016 09:48:23 AM

Getting lost or stranded in the middle of the wilderness is a real case scenario for which every outdoor enthusiast should be prepared. Such an event could happen to you when you’re hiking through a new path, mountain biking over a trail, ...

Sights and Sounds: Moving Through the Woods in the Wintertime

11/12/2016 10:21:01 AM

Winter does not always mean a blanket of snow is on the ground, and thus, may make camouflaging difficult, when there is patchy snow, green foliage, grays rocks and dried leaves on the ground. Snow means visible tracks as well. Therefore, snow ...

Will a Snow Cave Keep You Alive?

11/11/2016 10:43:46 AM

First, let’s define the difference between a snow cave and a Quinzee. A Quinzee is made by shaping snow into a dome-like structure and then hollowing out sleeping quarters inside. The word Quinzee comes from the indigenous peoples of Alaska ...

Some Top Survival Uses for Your Multi-Tool

11/05/2016 10:55:03 AM

Not every multi-tool is made the same. This would be obvious if you were to conduct a comparison and put several tools through their paces. Leatherman® probably comes to mind when talking about multi-tools, and that’s because they are the ...

Activated Charcoal and Its Survival Uses

11/04/2016 09:33:09 AM

Before we get started let’s have a short science class on activated charcoal. The short version is that activated charcoal is carbon, real organic material that has been reduced to charcoal just like a piece of hardwood burning in your ca ...

Prepare for Armageddon: A Nuclear Survival Kit

10/31/2016 10:02:04 AM

An all out nuclear war, not likely. A dirty bomb being detonated somewhere in the United States is possible, even likely, and a terrorist organization getting a small tactical nuke and detonating it, possible as well. The threats loom large ...

Compound Vs Recurve Bow: Which is The Best For SHTF Scenario?

10/28/2016 08:21:28 AM

“So I don’t know much about archery, but I’m planning on taking some lessons soon… I believe it’s a great skill to have in any SHTF situation. However, I’m not sure which bow to use between the compound and recurve bow since I’m ...

The Winter of Our Discontent: Survival

10/26/2016 09:24:40 AM

A new year coming up, a new administration being sworn in, and new threats emerging, so will this be a winter like no other? Ice storms, power outages, mass shootings, financial crisis’s, possible attacks by other countries and civil unrest ...

Potassium Iodide Tablets

10/24/2016 19:37:51 PM

According to the CDC, KI (potassium iodide) is a salt of stable (not radioactive) iodine that can help block radioactive iodine from being absorbed by the thyroid gland, thus protecting this gland from radiation injury. The thyroid gland is ...

Do You Really Need That to Survive: A Generator

10/23/2016 09:56:03 AM

Homeowners can often power most household appliances using between 3000 and 6500 watts. If your home has a small furnace and you are on city water, you can probably get by with a 3000 to the 5000-watt generator. If you have a large furnace and/or ...

Imagine the United States Engaged In a World War: Survival

10/21/2016 13:25:05 PM

Some might say a world war is being fought as we speak. As of this morning, a massive DDoS attack is underway. DDoS is A Distributed Denial of Service. A cyber world war is ongoing and it seems we here in the United States are losing. Much ...

The United States Response: What Does it Mean for You?

10/21/2016 08:36:31 AM

The United States Response Headlines like the following mean what exactly, “U.S. warns of ‘overwhelming’ response to North Korean nuke use” (Associated Press, 2016). “Russia taunts U.S. with biggest military offensive si

Hiking: Health Benefits and Helping You Prepare For a Crisis Continued

10/20/2016 09:51:03 AM

The last article talked about the benefits of hiking, and how it is good training for a crisis. The health benefits alone are well worth the effort, not to mention the survival skills you will pick up as you get out in the wild. Your senses ...

Russia Playing Mind Games or Do We Need To Worry?

10/18/2016 10:13:30 AM

They have been accused of meddling in our elections here in the U.S., they spiel propaganda to their own people and now they talk about pulling personnel back from the U.S., and then there are the bunker drills back in the homeland. Do they ...

Instead Of Having an Alternative Electrical Source For When the Grid Fails

10/15/2016 09:48:35 AM

Why not learn to live without electricity Instead We have in previous articles talked about living off the grid, and how it can be done if you plan and have the necessary materials, equipment, and gear to make it happen. There is a caveat, however, ...

What Happens If You Don’t Evacuate: It’s Not Just About You

10/10/2016 16:29:30 PM

The question some, if not many people have is “Can I be charged and/or arrested for failing to heed a mandatory evacuation order. The answer is yes, in some states, but not likely. It is akin to a curfew issued in some cities due to civil ...

Do You Really Need That to Survive: Paracord Bracelet

10/08/2016 10:04:22 AM

You can get a Paracord bracelet with a compass, fire starter, fish hooks, fishing line and so on. Handy, but you only get anywhere from 10 to 12 feet of Paracord, but any length of cordage is better than none right. This is true, however, for ...

Escape from Your City: Surviving an Attack

10/07/2016 09:52:04 AM

In September 2011, a survey, conducted by the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health found that most Americans at the time were unprepared for a major disaster. The survey also concluded that ...

Do You Really Need That to Survive: Battery Operated Carbon Monoxide Alarm

09/26/2016 09:40:55 AM

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. It is produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas (U.S.Consumer Product Safety Commission). ...

Do You Really Need That to Survive?

09/22/2016 17:46:38 PM

We are starting a series of articles on gear, material, and supplies for survival that you may or may not need. Finances are a big problem when it comes to prepping, and if you are avid readers of survival forums, websites, and blogs then you ...

Buy a Home Freeze Dyer or Buy Your Foods Freeze Dried?

09/22/2016 17:34:58 PM

You may have seen the commercial on television for an in-home freeze-drying unit. The market audience is Preppers and/or survivalist. A home freeze-drying unit requires a significant up-front expenditure (Thousands of dollars for a quality unit). ...

Hiking: Health Benefits and Helping You Prepare For A Crisis

09/15/2016 19:17:47 PM

Once the SHTF you will be doing a lot of walking, and in most cases, you will be carrying extra weight. You may have to carry firewood, carry emergency supplies back home from an aid station, carry a child, or carry any number of things to include ...

How To Make A Concealment Shelf

08/28/2016 17:42:27 PM

By now we’ve all seen the companies that make concealment cabinets. Concealment cabinets are designed to hide valuables, firearms, or other things you want to keep away from thieves, but they do so in plain sight, usually in a decorative way. ...

Public Water Sources: Too Far Gone to Save?

08/20/2016 09:55:59 AM

Has Our Infrastructure Collapsed to the Point It Is Dangerous Now According to a U.S. study,( Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts) the water supply to more than six million Americans ...

Just How Bad Is It When the Grid Goes Down: Part 2

08/17/2016 06:37:33 AM

There are hundreds, if not thousands of articles on the Internet that describe in detail what you can do, or need to do to survive without electricity. Some of the articles are well thought out, and provide the readers with practical, common ...

Just How Bad Is It When the Grid Goes Down

08/16/2016 10:17:20 AM

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. electric grid loses power 285 percent more often than it did in 1984 the year they began keeping track of such things. The study further reveals that blackouts cost American businesses as ...

How Politics Effect Us as Preppers

08/15/2016 09:35:53 AM

Rhetoric: language that is intended to influence people and that may not be honest or reasonable The art or skill of speaking or writing formally and effectively, especially as a way to persuade or influence people It’s a presidential election ...

10 Reasons Why a Dog is a Perfect Companion for Bugging Out

07/27/2016 10:07:19 AM

When you are in danger, it is natural to get stressed. However, the way you handle your stress and respond to the danger make a huge difference to whether you will come out a winner. And, your odds improve if you have a well-trained dog at your ...

DIY Zero-Electricity Air Cooler From Plastic Bottles

07/26/2016 08:38:08 AM

Have you ever heard of Bernoulli’s principle? It’s a cornerstone of fluid dynamics. Without an understanding of fluid dynamics the modern air conditioner wouldn’t be possible. Ah, the modern eclectic air conditioner, some can argue

My Experience of Moving To the Country: Some Pros and Cons

07/23/2016 11:27:38 AM

It can be exciting moving to a rural or more sparsely populated area, while at the same time it is normal to feel apprehensive especially if moving from a heavily populated area. As with anything, there are good points and there are of course, ...

Honey and Its Amazing Powers to Heal

07/18/2016 16:01:10 PM

How old is honey? No one knows, but cave paintings in Spain dating back to 7000BC depict humans raising bees, and bees are raised for only one thing. The paintings showed beekeeping. Archeologists’ also had found bee fossils dating back 150 ...