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Are You Really Prepared for the Real World?

It’s the kind of thing in between our normal, everyday life and an actual major disaster that just doesn’t get prepared for all that often.

Garden Hacks – Repurpose Everyday Items

Happily, there are some things that can be salvaged for free or found at very low cost that make a world’s worth of difference.

How to Make Beeswax Soap

It has been on my list of things I should probably know how to do and when my stepfather, who keeps bees, brought me seven pounds of beeswax from his hives, I thought the time was right.

Prepper Must-Haves – Garden Tools

Even with some small, modest beds, there are a few tools like hooked three-prong hand cultivators or a small spade that come in handy.

Prepping for Our Furry Friends – Stuff for Spot

That means adding to the long lists of things we need to do, buy and plan for should our worlds fall apart on either a small scale or a large scale.

Lessons from History – The Importance of Water

When we’re ready to delve into long-term disaster planning, water needs to be a focus. Without water, and a backup plan for water, all the rest of our preparations become null and void.

Bamboo – Nature’s Gift to Preppers

Whether somebody’s looking at a long-term, widespread, nation-altering event and wants the sustainable source of materials, bamboo has a lot to offer us.

Prepping with Pets – Evacuating with Animals

If we evacuate, we need to evacuate our animals.

Skills – Stuff: When Stuff Matters More

Sometimes collecting knowledge can be a pricey and time-consuming prospect. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t learn, but we need to prioritize as with anything else.

Lessons from History – Hand Powered Tools

A disaster is a bad time to lose all of our conveniences in life. There are also some hand powered tools we can pull from the pages of history – and that inspire modern tools – that will help us with our self-reliance.

Winter Prepper Project Ideas – Outdoors

There’s a lot that winter (or early spring) can tell us about our properties, both for planting decisions, siting various things around our property, and for mitigating some of the weather that comes with winter and spring.

Winter Prepper Project Ideas – Indoors

Some of them relate to food production, some to increasing our efficiency, and some are little off-the-wall tasks that don’t get as much attention as they otherwise could.

Stacking Functions: Increasing Efficiency with Multi-Function Spaces

Analyzing homestead elements for multi-functionality and redundancy were covered in the first article. This time we’ll look at combining them into multi-function spaces.

Stacking Functions: Increasing Yields & Decreasing Labor with Multi-Function Elements

Stacking functions is a quick term for the concept of planning things (elements) and areas (space) to perform the most services for us.

Planned Parenthood for Preppers

Managed Livestock Breeding Livestock keeping is one of the things that those interested in self-sufficiency regularly end up considering. There are factors involving breeding, especially,...

5 Perennials Preppers Should Consider

Right now, here’s a look at my top five perennials preppers should consider, selected as such due to their versatility for all stages of preparedness.

One Plan Is Not Enough: 7 Tips to Create a Successful Food Plan

What are the most important things to consider? In this article I cover some of the requirements of creating your master food plan.

Self Defense Options: More than Just Guns

For most, defense is simply just about the weapons you choose to keep. In reality, self defense is so much more.

Survival Group Selection: Would You Take Yourself?

If many survival groups are mainly made up of people whose only skill set is “providing security” and for some reason you found yourself looking to join a group either now or after a collapse, would you take you?

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?

How to Maximize Crop Yields

Food security is already a worry for many of those countries that are striving to meet today’s demands, and the development of new preservation methods that will play an important role in the future is becoming essential

8 Backups & Barter Items for Preppers

Here’s my list of 8 barter items that end up ignored as barter but that aren’t without merit as backups for our own stockpiles.

How I Plan on Bugging In

There are multiple articles, videos, and books about bugging out and a few on bugging in. My aim here is to throw a bit of thought on the bugging in concept from my unarmed Canadian perspective.

What Can We Learn from History About Food When SHTF?

By learning about what happened, and knowing that history repeats, we can prepare better and avoid making the same mistakes when SHTF again.

Prepper Lessons from History – Castle Gardens

And yet in these periods when death by violence and disease was prevalent, when survival was a constant chore, we find castle gardens within the very walls that were so utilitarian.

Making a Living Post TEOTWAWKI

If the worst happens, have you given any thought to how you would be making a living post TEOTWAWKI?

A Prepper Must-Have: Bed Sheets

I’m not saying everybody should run out and buy multiple sets of brand-new bed sheets. For some uses, threadbare and worn are actually better. Used is always acceptable.

11 Ways Your Prepping Skills Pay Off In Everyday Life

We have situations every day that we need to be ready for so let’s see how your prepping skills work out in these situations.

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.

Planning Your Homestead Orchard: Benefits of Dwarf Trees

There are a lot of times when we’d be equally or better served with a smaller tree, and lots reasons to consider a dwarf tree or semi-dwarf instead of a standard