World War, Ebola and Tailgate Parties

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Stephen Fopeano.   Personal accountability and taking responsibility for your own decisions, is (or should be) central to any prepper. It is not...

Lessons Learned: From Coupons to Prepping

I use coupons all the time and I am stockpiling so that my family has food later. I am stocking up to barter but most of the items I got free or for hardly anything.

Lessons Learned: One Year After Moving to Our Bug out Location

post-TSHTF, it’ll be an even bigger change. We (my family) still have Internet, vehicles, gasoline, washing machine… for now.

But I Don’t Want to Bug Out!

Are you comfortable and secure in your home? Would you still be comfortable and secure if you no longer had electricity or natural gas service?

The Preparedness Wheel: At-A-Glance Balance Check for Readiness

It’s not about the mental and emotional health. It’s about the balance. When wheels are balanced, we roll much more smoothly through life’s up and downs and this exercise will show if the rest of our preparedness needs and goals are in balance.

Bug Out- Building a Load out Plan for Your Vehicle

Today I’m going to teach you one way to plan for a vehicle load out. Also I will help you develop a plan to secure the load so you can travel more safety.

How Chemistry Class Saved My Life

Wet and miserable some of us were experiencing early signs of hypothermia, and we all desperately wanted to feel some small amount of warmth.

My SHTF Lifestyle: Preparing to Create Happiness

I hope that others benefit from my slightly different ideas on what a SHTF lifestyle could look like. When I first began preparing I looked for lists of preparedness items and tried my best to purchase as many as possible.

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.

When You Can’t Carry Food

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Pat Veretto. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300 Amazon Gift...

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...

Raising Goats: Perfect Survival Livestock?

Goats can supply milk, meat, hides for clothing and be a work or pack animal if needed. It's time to look at what the goat has to offer and why I think it is better than a cow.

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!

The Most Important Book to Possess After the Apocalypse

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Robert Boivin. Resources for learning skills that you might not currently posses come in many forms, but books seem to make...

Mother Nature: Healing What Ails You

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Riss Ryker.   Living below poverty level, has, in a sense, forced me to prepare for anything coming my way. Learning the value...

Prepping for a Winter Crisis! – Blizzard of ’77

The Blizzard of ’77 is a prime example of why you should be prepared.

Get Prepping Now: You Can And You Should…

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Jeckyll. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300 Amazon Gift Card...

Winter SHTF Planning and Preparation

This is my minimum gear I’d have on me if venturing any distance in the Winter season in Southern Ontario away from the home base.

Prepping After 60

Ever try to answer all the questions that you ask yourself about how you will survive as a single, senior woman living alone with no family, no spouse, no other support other than yourself?

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.

Beware of the IDIoT (Incredibly Dangerous Internet of Things)

To minimize our vulnerability to the lawlessness that would follow an apocalyptic event, we arm ourselves and harden our homes. We actively look for ways to increase our chances of survival.

Foraging for Edible Wild Plants

I believe it is of great value and importance to know about the wild edible plants in your vicinity and how foraging for edible plants can benefit you. You may need this information if one were to be lost or stranded in the woodlands for some time.

Sowing Concepts & Planting Styles

Regardless of scale, maximizing our production is something we all strive for. There are some terms and sowing concepts we may see but not really understand that relate to sowing seeds, especially, that can help us maximize our yields

Abandoned Cars: Survival Salvage Ideas

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from David Paul Smith. I believe that in our society there are so many items we take for granted. I would argue...

How to Reliably Communicate Off-Grid

Those vast open landscapes, however, expose an area that most preppers pay little attention to normally, which is how to communicate over those vast areas of land and communicate off-grid completely when needed.

3 Ways to Extreme Coupon Your Way to a Huge Stockpile!

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Sandy Swizz. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300 Amazon Gift...

How to Procure and Test Seeds

Gardening starts with the very seeds we plant, so I’d like to look at two of the seed sources we see in the preparedness fold, and how to test seeds to find out if stored seeds are still viable.

Traveling on Foot in a SHTF Situation

Whether you find yourself locked down with martial law or even a war-zone, you need to be prepared to travel the old-fashioned way: by foot.

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.

Is Stocking up on Gold and Silver Smart?

You have a gold coin that you paid $1100 for back when the world was still somewhat sane. Do you offer that coin for a loaf of bread? 100 loaves or a years supply?