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6 One-Day Preparedness Projects & Skills

A ton of preparedness projects and skills can be completed in as little as an afternoon, regularly with minimal outlay of cost.

Short-Term Food Storage for Beginners

In general, long-term storage food staples like whole grains, beans, flour, oil, sugar, etc., are not the foods you want to have when a natural disaster strikes.

Why Should You Be a Prepper?

You are the only person that is going to truly provide adequate emergency supplies and protection for yourself when a disaster strikes on a large scale.

How Many Days Before You Give up Hope When SHTF?

Are we avoiding conversations that we may need to consider now that involve the very real prospect of death?

How to Respond to Active Shooter & Terrorist Attacks

You should first of all work out a plan of action that you will take in the case of an active shooter or terrorist attack. Do this for your home, business and for when you are out and about in public.

8 Reasons Why Prepping Is Good for You

There are many disasters happening and most of us are not aware of it. Hence, these are 8 reasons why prepping is good for you.

3 Levels of Disaster Preparedness

There are at least three levels of disaster preparedness that you need to focus on before you can be confident about your chances of survival against disasters and natural calamities. Here is a guide to help you go through them one by one

How Many Canning Jars Do You Need?

When we work our way toward a goal of self-sufficiency, a lot of times producing and preserving food comes up. There are lots of...

Just How Safe Is Your Email From Prying Eyes?

As much as you maybe want to believe your email is safe, it’s not… Prying eyes are watching you…

Shotguns – the Firearm Do-Alls

We hear about how shotguns are the do-all when it comes to hunting and self-defense. What we don’t always hear is how to best choose one or that to make them a do-all, we need to know what to feed them.

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.

What to Pack in a Household Emergency Bug out Bag

The purpose of a Household Emergency Bug out Bag is to have a small bag ready with supplies and resources you may need if you were forced to temporarily abandon your house due to an extremely localized emergency (just you).

Skill Building: Preparing to Thrive

Skill building may just be the most important prep of all, but it is not something that everyone immediately considers ahead of stockpiling and other preps. Your skills go with you no matter where you are

Prepper Mindset – The Will to Abide

Having the right mind is paramount and with this mindset comes the stoicism and steadfastness that leads to quiet strength in emergencies, natural disasters and the ability to deal with whatever, whichever wicked and /or good things that will come your way in this crazy little thing called life.

My Prepper Evolution

For me, the transformation from a farm girl who always had livestock and a large garden into a ‘prepper’ has been a gradual evolution, as the events of the world conspired to change my priorities.

Hiding in Plain Sight – There Are Others Like Us

These are the people we can go to, explaining simply that we’d like to get closer to our roots, learn a new skill, indulge in a hobby, live more connected to our history and the land around us, or that we’d like to be more self-sufficient for environmental or health reasons. No “P” word involved.

Decentralizing Cash – The Ultimate Survivalist Preparation

Through currency inflation, centralized money is not only then a means of extracting wealth from all who use it, but also a tool to further the interests of the centralized entities controlling it.

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.

Back to Basics: How to Stockpile Food for Emergencies

Last week I began a new series called, Back to Basics. As I said in my first article: “Why and How to Stockpile Water...

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?

Back to Basics: Why and How to Stockpile Water for Emergencies

I wanted to start a new series on the Prepper Journal called “Back to Basics”. I know many of the readers of this blog...

Prepping for Disaster with Kids

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Benjamin Burns. Benjamin talks about a subject so many of us...

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 Six P’s and the Three S’s of Prepping

Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from Corey. Prepping is more than warehousing freeze-dried food and ammunition for the...

The Real Essential Oils You May Have Overlooked

You may have heard of the increasingly prominent use and promotion of what is being called essential oils if you have read any prepping...

Why Do Chickens Stop Laying Eggs in the Winter

If you are looking into becoming more self-sufficient, one of the first places you can begin to impact your reliance on our modern systems...

Changing How You Think of Resistance to Tyranny

I think it is fair to say that one aspect of some prepper’s motivational drive to do what we do stems from a desire...

The Risks and Hazards of Bugging Out

Editor’s Note: This article is another excellent read that has been generously contributed by Bolo.  Bolo's latest is a companion piece to his earlier...

DIY Water Well in a Day

Editor's Note: This article was generously contributed by Linda Holliday. Water is at the top of any prepper's list of items to have on...

Hard Decisions: Knowing When to Bug Out – Pt. 2

Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a two-part series that was generously contributed by Bolo on knowing when to bug out. In...