How to Wax Cheese for Long Term Storage

Being prepared for any type of SHTF isn’t hard if we plan ahead. September is National Preparedness month and Prepared Bloggers is sharing wonderful ideas with 30 Days of Preparedness. Imagine, the grid is down and you are making a recipe that calls for...

8 Wilderness Rules That Are Actually Myths

The things we learn when we’re young stick with us, for better or for worse. It’s easy to fall back on those common nature sayings when we find ourselves in a pinch. Unfortunately, a lot of of those beliefs—think “you can get water by cutting a hole in a cactus”—just...

Bushcraft: Fatwood, Nature’s Best Fire Starter

If you’ve ever needed to start a fire in less-than-ideal conditions, you may have found the task easier if you’d had some fatwood for kindling. No, fatwood isn’t just wood that could stand to go on a diet. Also known as pitchwood, lighter pine, and dozens of other...

The Survival Stress Test

The purpose of this exercise is to discover any weaknesses or vulnerabilities in your survival preparations. In the military, they do unexpected drills where soldiers must quickly pack up all their clothing and gear and be ready to head into action at a moment’s...

What Would It Take to Go Completely Off Grid?

We all love to think about what it would be like to not have to depend on public service companies, making the grocery store a convenience and not a necessity by growing our own food and living a more self-reliant life in general. All this sounds great, but what would...

Every Day Carry (EDC) Foundation Concepts

We all routinely carry certain items with us, either out of necessity and/or habit. Even the shortest journey out of home or work place triggers an instinctive check of pockets and bags: do I have my phone? keys? wallet? By logical extension, those of us who analyze...

Beef Jerky and Hardtack The Nearly Perfect Survival Meal

Foods that do not require any preparation, are lightweight, and are shelf stable make ideal foods for a survival pack, or to have on hand for emergencies at home, at the office, or even when stranded in your vehicle. The best part is that you can make beef jerky and...

Understanding the Two is One, One is None Concept

We preppers love acronyms and catchphrases, don’t we? Store what you eat, eat what you store is a popular one. TEOTWAWKI stands for The End Of The World As We Know It, of course. I’m not sure why this stuff is so popular, other than it might make you feel like you’re...

Rural Bugging In: 10 Problems And How To Solve Them

It is fair to say that as a rural town dweller, or someone that lives on a farm or in an off grid setting, you already have an expanded set of survival skills. On the other hand, no matter how much you think you may be isolated from problems caused by social collapse,...

Preppers, a growing generation of ‘crazy’?

When most people hear of words such as preppers or survivalists and even off-gridders, they assume that there must be something wrong with these people. They think we are crazy and that we should wear a tin foil hat. Preppers can be labeled as eccentric people, but...

The Quick Start Guide for Getting Prepared

There’s just no telling when Armageddon will occur, nor is there a date scheduled, yet, for a zombie invasion. However, all this talk lately about the debt ceiling and a looming financial apocalypse has scared a lot of people. Many of them have done very little about...

Which Booze is Best for a Prepper Stockpile?

Prepping for both short and long-term emergencies is important. When the electricity goes out, there’s flooding, or there’s a natural disaster, you’re really going to want to have been prepared. But you’ll also want to be prepared in the case of a long-term crisis:...

The Only Meds That You Need To Stockpile for SHTF

In the likely case of a disaster situation, one of the first problems survivors will encounter is the lack of supplies. All shops, including drugstores will be emptied within hours of the confirmed crisis. Lack of transportation, anarchy and panic will definitely not...

10 Ways to signal SOS

Learning now how to signal SOS may save your life later on. More so, by recognizing the signal, you may save other people lives. View Full Article > 10 Ways to signal SOS

20 Best Foods For Your Bug Out Bag

When you’re putting together a bug out bag, you need to carefully consider every item. You don’t want your bag to be an ounce heavier than necessary, so it’s important to only include the most useful items possible. This includes the food you pack. You need to get the...