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How To Plant Bare-Rooted Fruit Trees

As a child I grew up in a house named The Orchard and although the land had long since been sold off several large...

What Is A Prepper?

You could ask this question of a half-dozen people and get as many ideas or views. One of the more common views is; someone who...

Cheap by Choice: When Frugality Means Freedom

As a parent, sometimes I’ve asked my kids to do things they don’t want to do.  (Haven’t we all?)  The biggest key to their...

After an EMP Attack – How To Get Home When it’s 700 Miles Away

I sometimes have to go out of town on business just like millions of other people each year. The distance and locations all vary...

Living The Preps

I am going to date myself with some of what I have written herein, but I don’t mind doing that if it may help...

How to use Sandbags To Stop Water or Bullets

Sandbags have been used for a long time to keep us safe in dangerous situations. Safe from rising flood-waters and from incoming rounds in...

Prepping 101 – Communication Options

Having a plan in place for Communication in a disaster or survival situation is important to your preparations. This may be a plan for...

Prepper Power! – The Advantage of Hydroelectricity

It’s a fact that energy makes our lives far more comfortable and in some cases, even safer. Preppers who are able to have a...

Government Scientists Creating More Deadly Bird Flu Virus: Are You Prepared If It Gets...

For some preppers, a common motivation to become prepared is the risk of a biological outbreak of some disease with a high mortality rate...

Surveillance And Counter-Surveillance – A Key Prepper Skill

Surveillance and counter-surveillance skills are important for all Preppers, and in fact are the logical extensions of situational awareness… The military and other agencies utilize...

Is Operational Secrecy (‘OPSEC’) Dead?

Whenever I read through posts and articles on the Internet, I am surprised to see that many people don’t seem to realize or understand...

To Be, Or Not To Be – On The ‘Doomsday Preppers’!

Today's article is courtesy of guest blogger Captain William E. Simpson II - USMM. Captain Bill was featured on National Geographic's Doomsday Preppers episode...

Neighborhood RECON

If it all goes sideways someday, a lot of us are preparing to hunker down as opposed to bugging out. Your home, your city,...

Fit to Survive? Don’t Be the Weakest Link

The sole purpose of prepping is to prepare for survival in the event of a cataclysmic event.  As a prepper, you stock your pantry...

Survival Basics – Controling your Core Temperature

A core concept of survival in just about any situation is the rule of threes. If you don’t know this rule it is that...

Prepping 101 – The Ultimate Get Out Of Dodge Vehicle

Today we are going to talk about all of the different options, choices and considerations for your own personal Get out Of Dodge Vehicle.

A Forgotten Skill: Weather Prediction

As of right now, only extreme weather affects our daily lives, but in a doomsday scenario we would need to know the weather to...

Doomsday Preppers Diary – You Can’t Let Evil Win

Welcome back again to another episode of Doomsday Preppers Diary with our two writers Cornelia and Pat. Each week we watch Doomsday Preppers and...

How To Test Your Family’s Survival Skills

Are you looking for a challenging way to put your family’s survival skills and teamwork to the test?  Nothing will assess the grit and...

Doomsday Preppers Diary – Pain Is Good

Welcome back again to another episode of Doomsday Preppers Diary with our two writers Cornelia and Pat. Each week we watch Doomsday Preppers and...

Prepared For… Boredom?

Food and water, check.  Emergency and first aid supplies, check.  Water purification system, extra clothing, and shelter, check.  The ultimate prepper has gathered and...

Bugging Out vs. Hunkering Down

A frequent topic in Preparedness and Survival circles is the subject of Bugging Out and more specifically the question of whether you plan to...

Are You the Grasshopper or the Ant?

Who doesn’t like to say I told you so?  I mean really, honestly, deep down in your soul.  Maybe not even uttering the words,...

Prepping 101 – Get Home Bag

There are numerous concepts used in the Prepping community and the concept of a Get Home Bag is one of the easiest to understand...

The Reluctant Wife of a Prepper

It all began with a pantry.  My husband decided we should make space for a large pantry.  I was thrilled with the prospect of...