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  • 10 Odd but Useful Items to Include in Your Survival Kit

    Putting together a survival kit is not all that difficult. There are some items that just make sense to include in your kit. Things like extra food and water, first aid items, a multi-tool, a fire starter and cooking devices are essential.

    There are other items to consider putting in your survival kit that you might not immediately think of. However, these things could still help you out in a pinch.

    1. Zip ties – Zip ties are neat little tools that can be used in a large variety of... Continue Reading →

  • Top 15 Five Gallon Buckets Preps

    Five-gallon buckets are part of every prepper’s stockpiles in one manner or another. From food grade buckets to secondhand bargain buckets used to store non-edible preps, the handy containers are stacked tall in the basements and garages of prepping families across the country.

    You can make the most of both your prepping storage space and growing area by using five-gallon buckets to create homemade emergency kits, container gardens, rotating compost bins, and a host of other t... Continue Reading →

  • Top 20 Dental Floss Survival Uses

    Making sure that your bugout bag and EDC (every day carry) kit has everything you need to survive if disaster strikes is a daunting task, to say the least. Re-evaluating the items in out BOB bags, INCH bags, or get home bags on a regular basis — and making sure we know how to fully use all the items contained inside — is an ext... Continue Reading →

  • Getting Your Home Ready for Cold Temperatures

    Shorter days and cooler temperatures are sure signs that winter weather is on the way. While you might not be ready to pull out the heavy winter coat and gloves, this is the perfect time to make sure that your home is ready for colder temperatures.

    So what can you do to get started? Here are a few steps you should bear in mind to make sure your home is prepared:... Continue Reading →

  • Starting From Scratch

    Have you even dreamed of moving to a remote location and getting set-up to live a life totally off the grid? I’m sure that some people have had that notion, given all of the unsettling developments worldwide and domestically, especially within our own cities. It’s a fact that cities have become more and more dangerous over the past decade. That said, getting out of the city may make more sense now than ever before:
  • 12 Bug Out Bag Items You Might Not Know About

    There are more than enough posts out there that mean to tell you exactly how to pack your bug out bag, and while these are fine, there’s something personal about what you pack in your own bag, and how you do it.

    This is the reason why instead of telling you exactly what to carry and how to carry it, we’ve gone ahead and found twelve items that you may have not thought about including in your pack. A good bug out bag is very limited on space, so each item must be vitally important to survival to be included. The items below focus on the basic points of survival, so check them out ... Continue Reading →

  • 'Doomsday Preppers' Star Jay Blevins Talks Self-Reliance And Prepper Expos [Interview]


    Doomsday Preppers star Jay Blevins was inspired to educate others after his appearance on the National Geographic hit show. Blevins is once again playing host a prepper expo rooted in self-reliance training and informational presentations. Blevins is a former DC area Deputy Sheriff and SWAT officer, current author, business consultant, speaker, prepper, father, husband, and believer. He has more than a decade of serious prepping experience and is passionate about his faith, his family, prepping, and reaching people about important life issues.

    Blevins ... Continue Reading →

  • Prepper Camp: Hands-On Prepardness Expo [Rick Austin Interview]


    All the prepper gear on Earth will not increase your chances survive of you lack the knowledge to use it, or lose it, during a disaster. Bestselling author, survival gardening expert, and television star Rick Austin urges Americans to come Prepper Camp and learn how to stretch both their minds and their muscles while increasing their self-reliance skills.

    A multitude of preparedness events occur routinely from spring to early fall, but the hands-on camp being organized by the Survivalist Gardener Rick Austin, is shaping up to be one of the most comprehensive prepper exp... Continue Reading →

  • Backpacking 101: How to Get Started

    One of the best ways to experience the outdoors is on foot. A great way to do that is backpacking, the art of traveling or hiking through the outdoors by carrying one’s belongings solely in a pack. As you can imagine, this activity takes a lot of preparation, planning, and experience in order to take advantage of all it has to offer.

    How do you get started backpacking if you've never done it before? Here are some tips to help you not fee... Continue Reading →

  • Thunderstorms And Beyond: Summer Weather Safety Tips

    Hot weather, hot and humid weather, thunderstorms, hurricanes...summer weather can be brutal depending on where you live, especially if your region is prone to nasty storms. Prepare yourself for unpredictable summer weather by utilizing the following tips...hey, it's a lot better than getting struck by lightening!

    Hot Weather

    Hot weather is often excruciating, especially if you live in a desert or humidity-loving area. Besides protecting your skin with sun... Continue Reading →

  • The Vacation Get Home Bag

    Summer is the time for family getaways and vacations, but just because you’re taking time off from work doesn’t mean you should be taking time off from prepping. Instead of thinking about prepping as an act you do when you buy supplies or put in a new garden, it needs to be a lifestyle. Disaster is just as likely to strike when you’re 500 miles away from home at the beach as it is when you’re sitting on your front porch at home.

    This is why you need to be prepared no matter where you are, and doubly so if you’re far away from your supplies... Continue Reading →

  • Getting outta Dodge

    Getting outta Dodge-what to do when you need to leave.

    We have all seen this picture, or ones like it:

    A major city is in the path of a hurricane, or wildfire, or some other disaster, and the call goes out to evacuate the city, and chaos ensues. Our transportaton grid just isn’t designed to handle the entire population of a metro area on the road all at once. Being stuck in a parking lot while a storm bears down on you doesn’t seem like the best emergency plan.  So ho... Continue Reading →

  • 5 Tips for Selecting the Right Pack for Backpacking

    One of the best ways to experience the outdoors during the summer season is backpacking. In contrast to car camping, backpacking requires carrying all of your gear with you as you hike through the wilderness on foot. Therefore, it makes sense that selecting the right backpack is imperative.

    As with many other gear selections, the right backpack for you depends on a wide... Continue Reading →

  • Top 12 Homemade Firestarters For Survival And Camping

    Everyone needs to learn how to start a fire and pack lightweight materials in their bugout bag or get home bag to help accomplish the task. A fire will keep frostbite from occurring, allow you to cook what you trapped or shot while hiking home through the woods after disaster, and can be used to purify water for drinkin... Continue Reading →

  • Defensive Driving Tips Every Prepper Should Know - Especially #6

    Driving defensively on a regular basis is a great way to protect yourself from unnecessary car wrecks from others that aren’t paying attention as much as you are.

    While this is a great skill to have now, in post-SHTF times, defensive driving skills could mean the difference between life and death from not only automobile accidents, but from looters and raiders that are trying to get what you have. Learning these skills and putting them into practice now will help you immediately as well as later, so start driving defensively now and protect yourse... Continue Reading →

  • Mylar Blankets: Off-Label Survival Uses

    Mylar blankets are staples in any bugout bag, INCH bag, or get home bag, but the little packets of warmth can do a lot more than just fend off frostbite and hypothermia.The survival blankets and their ultra-shiny material are designed to reflect heat. When there is no body heat to reflect, the vast majority of the ambient heat available will ultimately be reflected away from the person huddled inside of the bag.

    The emergency thermal blankets have a multitude of off-label uses. The bags are mildew resistant and do not crack or shrink over time when stored in a bugout bag or even in a... Continue Reading →

  • Bee-Tastic Series Part Three: Honey Camping/Survival Uses

    In Part Three of our Bee-Tastic series, we'll look at a few of the many amazing uses for raw, unprocessed honey. The sticky stuff has numerous medicinal applications that make It an ideal addition to your first aid kit or bag o' camping stuff. Let's check out ... Continue Reading →

  • The Basics of Building a Prepper Team


    Obstacles can seem insurmountable when we're tackling them alone, but together---they turn into exciting challenges.

    -Spencer West

    We've talked about who you should include in your prepping, and more often than not the answer is nobody; that OpSec is more important than talking to friends or family about your prep, which can lead to disaster if they talk to others.

    ... Continue Reading →
  • 10 Old Tools the End of the World Will Make Useful Again, Especially Number 6

    I remember the first time I was allowed to use power tools and what a difference it made in my ability to fix and build just about everything. Instead of the old hand saw I could use a circular saw or a sawzall to get the job done.

    We’ve all grown pretty reliant on power tools, which begs to question what would happen if there wasn’t any power? How would you build a deck without a power drill to put those hundreds of screws in? How would you cut through metal without an angle grinder? What about felling trees without a chainsaw?

    When the ... Continue Reading →

  • Survival and the Importance of Planning

    One of the keys to thriving in a survival situation is definitely planning. Detailed planning prior to the need can mean the difference between life and death when the SHTF.

    The U.S. Army Survival Manual defines survival planning as:

    “Nothing more than realizing something could happen that would put you in a survival situation and, with that in mind, taking steps to increase your chances of survival.”

    That’s the long way of saying that survival planning is basically prepping. Seeing a potential issue and making arrangement... Continue Reading →

  • Water, water everywhere-but can you drink it?

    We live in a world where water is a given—if you need water for drinking, cooking, washing your body, dishes and clothes, keeping grass and gardens green, and a myriad of other uses, you just turn the tap on, and out comes an endless supply of clean, usable water.

    If and when you turn the tap and nothing comes out, or you can’t be sure that what comes out is safe to drink or use, it can alter your life almost immediately. Even mi... Continue Reading →

  • 5 Survival Lessons to Learn From The Book of Eli

    The Book of Eli takes place in a post-apocalyptic future in which gangs have taken over and the world is a seemingly endless wasteland. The images in The Book of Eli are very much akin to what many of us in the prepper community feel could really happen, so while there’s a lot of incongruities with reality throughout the movie, there are definitely some quality tips that every prepper can use.

    1. Gangs Will Only Get Worse

    Gangs today are a real problem. While they are mostly focused in urban environments, they are still a major issue that... Continue Reading →

  • Live to Fight Another Day: Basics of Survival Medicine Part 1: Health Requirements

    Keeping healthy isn't too difficult in our current society but in a survival situation the need to protect your health becomes one of the most important factors to most decisions.

    In a non-survival situation, if you get a cold you go buy cold medicine. If you eat some bad food you drink Gatorade and hug the porcelain throne for a little while. Get a nasty cut? Bandage it up with some antibiotic cream and if it’s really bad you go to the ER and get a few stitches.

    In a survival situation however, a simple cut can kill you if not treated corr... Continue Reading →

  • Amazon launches grocery service for Prime members

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is taking aim at grocery stores and discounters like Wal-Mart with a grocery service that lets its Prime loyalty club members fill up to a 45-pound box with groceries and get it shipped for a flat rate of $5.99.

    The mega online retailer says the service, called Prime Pantry, will offer Prime users an expanded selection of items that they usually pick up in grocery stores, in addition to larger in-bulk groceries more commonly ordered online, at competitive... Continue Reading →

  • FDA Proposes First Regulations For E-cigarettes, See the Details

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.

    While the proposal being issued Thursday by the Food and Drug Administration won't immediately mean changes for the popular devices, the move is aimed at eventually taming the fast-growing e-cigarette industry.

    The agency said the proposal sets a foundation for regulating the products but the rules don't immediate... Continue Reading →

  • 9/11 museum film draws heat for portrayal of Islam

    NEW YORK (AP) — A film that will be shown at the National September 11 Memorial Museum when it opens next month unfairly links Islam and terrorism, clergy members said in letters demanding it be changed.

    "The Rise of Al Qaeda," a brief documentary narrated by NBC anchor Brian Williams, shows the growth of international terrorist groups in the years leading up to the 2001 attacks. The film has not been publicly released, but museum officials have screened it for groups including... Continue Reading →

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    Herbal First Aid Remedies

    Aches, pains, bruises, cuts, and scrapes can be uncomfortable and hindering, especially when they occur at inopportune moments, but mother nature provides many herbal remedies for common first aid problems. By creating, combining, and administering natural salves, tinctures, and essential oils, you can quickly and naturally sooth or heal common ailments that occur in the house or on the trail.

    Incorporating herbal treatments into your first aid kit can save you money and reduce t... Continue Reading →

  • The Best Everyday Carry Setup

    Bug Out Bags and home preps are great, but there will always be a time in which you’re not near your BOB, vehicle, or house. In these situations all you have to survive is what is in your pockets or on your person, which is why having a solid Everyday Carry, or EDC is so important.

    The things you carry with you can do far more than just make opening boxes or telling the time easier, they could very well save your life. Because this is such an important idea, you shouldn’t ... Continue Reading →

  • 10 Survival Essentials For Those Wanting To Be Prepared

    Most of you, if you have been around outdoors activities for any length of time, especially if you like to propel yourself in the outdoors with your feet, have heard about the “10 Essentials”, that short list of things you should never be about when you are away from civilization. Since emergency preparation is also about what you need when the comforts that we are used to go away, reviewing both the list of Essentials and the uses of those items can be of great use to both outdoor ... Continue Reading →

  • Common Questions About 72-Hour Survival Kits

    If you are just learning about emergency preparedness and are new to prepping, it can be quite overwhelming. You and your loved ones might be anxious to get started on being prepared for different kinds of emergencies or natural disasters but have no idea where or how to begin. Moreover, there is a ton of information out there, and it might be confusing and stressful to try to find out what suppl... Continue Reading →

  • Prep Better With These Bug Out Bag Basics

    A good Bug Out Bag (BOB) is one of the most important pieces to any prep. Things can go bad in a moment, which is why having a pre-packed bag with everything you need for 72 hours ready to go is more than smart, it’s just common sense.

    Packing everything you need for 72 hours into a single bag isn’t easy, but there are a few key areas you need to focus on to get the most bang for your buck. You could pack more, or even plan for more than 3 days, but remember this is all supposed to fit into a bag you’re going to carry on your back while on the move, so the less it has in it, th... Continue Reading →

  • 6 Preps You Can Do For Under $6

    Prepping can be a pretty expensive venture, which is why any time you can prepare on the cheap without sacrificing quality; it’s a good thing. Best of all, most cheap preps are usually pretty small, so they fit perfectly into a bug out bag or other larger kits.

    Save your money for big things like food stores or that cabin in the Rocky Mountains. Here a... Continue Reading →

  • 10 Survival Tips & Tricks that will Impress Your Friends

     If you're going to spend time in the outdoors, there are tips and tricks you should know to help you survive and make your time in the wilderness more comfortable. Whether you're car camping or navigating the backcountry, these tricks will impress your friends and can save you in a sticky situation.

    1. Use the sun and an analog watch as a compass to find your way in a pinch. If you’re in the northern hemisphere and it’s daylight savings time, use this neat trick to find your way when you’re lost or to guide your friends on a hike.

    Holding your watch in... Continue Reading →

  • The Top 7 Most Important Features of a Bunker

    With the recent shutdown of the US government it has started to become clearer how fragile the civilized world around us really is. If voting on a single topic can shutter the entire government, what would happen is something major happened?

    The more things like this happen, the better an underground bunker starts to look. No matter how good your bug out location is, if it’s above ground it can be v... Continue Reading →

  • Creating a Simple Rainwater Harvesting System at Home

    Rainwater harvesting is an environmentally friendly way to capture, direct, and reuse rainwater. Collected rainwater can be used for watering your garden, water for irrigation and livestock, and if done appropriately, it can even provide safe drinking water for you and your family. If you live in an area that is prone to droughts or wildfires, rainwater collection can help protect you and your l... Continue Reading →

  • Learning How to Prepper Parent

    It’s not easy raising children, even on a good day. Readers who already have, or who are currently raising families know this very well. It’s a huge responsibility being entrusted with life, and the initial core values that children develop must come from their parents because frankly, who else can they trust? Subjects like religion and politics must be taught initially by parents, who ... Continue Reading →

  • Survival Gear Must Have Items

    Survival Gear Must Haves. If you are looking for gear to survive, there are definitely items that should be on your must have survival gear checklist. These include things you use to pack, along with a bag that carries all your critical supplies. Many situations in the space of a relatively short ... Continue Reading →

  • 72 Hour Kit Checklist

    72 hour survival kits are recommended by emergency management agencies so people can be prepared in case of emergency. This kit, also called a bug out bag, is an easy way to prepare ahead of time for disaster. If you need to evacuate your home or workplace, your kit would contain the basics you need to survive for 72 hours. On the occasion you decide to stay in your home during an emergency (shelter in place), your survival kit contents could be stor... Continue Reading →

  • Packing list for your bug out bag

    Bug out Bag Packing Checklist. For those of you who have never heard the term bug out bag, it is a transportable kit that is used in emergencies and contains the items that a person will need to have to survive for about 72 hours. In order for it to be effective, you must stock your

    Prepping for the Top 7 Disasters that Will End the World

    Everyone has their own opinion on how the world will end. "Doomsday Preppers" used Twitter to see what disasters will shake up society and end human civilization.

    Through the Doomsday Dashboard, here are the results they found:

    1.  29% - Flu Pandemic
    2. ... Continue Reading →

  • Essentials for any 72 hour kit

    Do not rely on others or the government to meet your family’s basic needs, especially in the first 72 hours following an emergency. It will take at least that amount of time before you can receive any kind of aid. Therefore, it is necessary to carry a 72 hour emergency kit with you at all times so you are prepared at home or away. As an alternative consider build... Continue Reading →

  • Emergency Preparedness: Inspiration From "The Walking Dead" TV Series

    The 2nd half of "The Walking Dead" returns Sunday February 10th. As one of the more popular TV shows we thought we would do an article on some of the lessons we can learn from the show.

    While getting prepared for any sort of emergency we tend to think of immediate needs like do I have enough food or water. But everyone has his or her own unique circumstances. That means you need to have your own custom... Continue Reading →

  • When Preparing a 72-hour Survival Kit: Thought Starters

    When preparing a 72-hour survival kit, there are many things to consider. Here are some thought starters:

    Food and Water: Water is almost always your number-one priority in a 72-hour kit. If it’s not, and you don’t have any or enough, it soon will be. Almost every guide says you need a gallon per day for drinking and hygiene, but that’s 24 pounds of water per person for a three-day supply! If you are likely to not have access to water, especially in hot climates, pay the price and lug the water. If there are water sources nearby, purification may be a better id... Continue Reading →

  • 72-Hour Survival Kits—The Basics

    In an emergency, a 72-hour kit can help you survive until disaster relief teams mobilize. It can be hard to know where to start, but preparing a 72-hour kit is easier than you think.

    When considering how to prepare, plan your kit around the Survival Rule of Threes. The Rule of Threes says people can survive:

    1. Three hours without protection (Shelter);
    2. Three days without water (Hydration);
    3. Three weeks without food (Nutrition).

    First Priority – Shelter

    Shelt... Continue Reading →