Site Planning for Your Survival Homestead

A great deal can go into site planning for your survival homestead, even when the infrastructure is already in place and funds don’t exist to renovate lines or move buildings. Where we place things can increase or decrease our defensive abilities, success in growing, and how likely we are to see something – which can be good or bad

Hiding in Plain Sight – Innovative Ways to Discreetly Wear Survival Gear

In this article I list some of the most unique ways that some basic survival gear, weapons, and defensive tools can be disguised in items you already wear every day.

Cupcakes and Conservatives

An unusual phenomenon is occurring on College Campuses these days. It seems that students are offended by just about everything.

Ultralight Get Home Bag List

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from John Ferry. Each of us has responsibilities and they all come in different sizes. In times of crisis or emergency, many...

Dealing with Gunshot Wounds in SHTF

Rather than focusing on building a fortress to defend your supplies it is safer to build a home you can walk away from without compromising your supplies or getting on the wrong end of a gunshot wound.

Diseases That Will Be Making a Comeback – and What You Can Do To...

When our society collapses, so to will unlimited access to clean water, quality food, and medical care. Most diseases that have long been eradicated in the developed world will once again rear their ugly heads, and many will die. Preparing now will ensure that we and our loved ones have a better chance of surviving.

Alternative Feeds for Livestock

Having some backup ideas and methods in place as alternate feeds is rarely a bad thing, especially if we’re counting on meat rabbits and chickens, eggs, and milk in a collapse or Great Depression situation.

Altoids Survival Kits… Are a Joke

If things are bad enough that you need a survival kit, I'd want something substantially better.

Prepper Fitness 101

Are you in a condition where you feel confident to take care of loved ones and yourself physically if disaster strikes?

Prepper Problem Solving – Creating a Bug Out Bike and Trailer Rig

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from David Paul Smith.   Prepping is an attitude of being prepared. Very few athletes would consider showing up to a major sporting event...

Fire Craft: The Best of the Best of the Modern Age

It is not just sparking a lighter or striking a match. True fire craft requires a great deal of time collecting resources and skill when generating an ember or spark.

Pros and Cons of a Vegan Diet Post Apocalypse

For most people likely the idea of having to eat an exclusively vegan diet is their idea of the apocalypse! No more bacon and beef burgers. Leaving aside the other valid reasons to embrace a vegan diet before SHTF this article is a

Real Food Storage Ideas for Real Preppers

As you consider the following and plan your food storage, bear in mind that your survival in any scenario will have a great deal to do with the decisions you make now about your food.

Survival Homesteading: Crop Production and Storage for Livestock

One of the hardest cords to cut for homesteaders is dependence on commercial feeds. However, I’ve put together some ideas for root vegetables that can cut some of our feed bills and feed dependency and alternative or “forgotten” ways of storing and using grains.

Conventional Guides to Crop Rotation

Plants with really good, healthy soil can fight off a lot of diseases and overcome leaf damage from pests without problems. However, even when we start with really good soil, certain practices mean we strip it out, stop the nutrient cycling, or otherwise break those systems. Rotation is one way we can prevent some of the stripping and reduce the disease load for our plants.

The Keys To Effective Prepper Communication

This article attempts to cover some of the basic pros and cons of various forms of communication and introduce the reader to some additions that should prove helpful in crisis and bug-out situations.

When Darkness Falls

Survival assured by matching one’s skills and ability to adapt to the problems at hand. The problem will be whatever threatens our well-being and existence.

The Prepper’s Guide To Female Hygiene

Even if you are not a woman, including female hygiene items in your prepping is still a great idea!

SHTF Survival Options – Indoor Gardening

If you have a south-facing window, or better yet, a sun-room, indoor gardening can be the solution. Where window space is limited, you’ll have to decide which crops to grow, and which you can do without.

Field Weapon: Constructing a Bow & Arrows Using a Knife

Using only what is available to from the natural surroundings and what small amount of belongings you have, it's time to construct one of the oldest tools used by hunters, the bow and arrow.

Creating an At-Work Emergency Bag

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Mike Turner. Be ready for your workday. Like many other preppers all over the world I find myself in daily situations where I...

Long Term Food Storage: Benefits of Storing Wheat

Even these individuals should consider storing wheat in some measure, and I'll be discussing the reasons why at the end of this article.

Pressure Canning for Preppers

Most people preparing for the dark days ahead don’t use their pressure canning to its fullest potential

Making Homemade Wine – Who’s Got the Hooch?

Knowing how to make homemade wine is probably one of the most important skills to know and master in a post-apocalyptic world if you intend to barter for survival or just escape reality for a couple of hours.

Prepping for Wildfires

Today we focus on how you can begin prepping for wildfires. This is helpful in many SHTF issues including nuclear war and civil unrest so even if you feel wildfires are unlikely in your neighborhood.

Crop Rotation Solutions for Small Spaces

In small-space gardens, especially those with limited full sun in the first place, we sometimes feel like we have no choices. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Survival Sanitation: Cat Litter Overlooked Prep?

What do you do if you’re in the city, the grid is down, and the toilet won’t flush?

Martial Law = Gun Confiscation? One Big Reason Why it is Unlikely

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Bolo. Many Prepper and survivalist web sites contain an abundance of material about the likelihood of gun confiscation in the aftermath of...

Bug out Bags and Survival Vests

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Mike Turner. For those of you who don't remember, Mike won second place in the last round of our writing contest...

Do You Have a Family?..Prepare for Natural Disasters

After the shaking had subsided, with no electricity, we were all looking around and assessing the damage. Half of the water in our swimming pool was gone.