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  • Yard Sales Finds Every Prepper Should Add To Their Shopping List

    Prepping is more often than not done on a shoestring budget, or at least a rather small budget consisting of the flexible funds left over from the weekly paycheck. Self-reliant folks are very good at stretching their dollars to build what they need themselves or searching out bargains to satisfy the

    5 Awesome, Young Millionaires to Learn From

    We all dream of being millionaires “someday,” but few of us will actually reach that status on our own. Luckily, there are a few awesome, young millionaires around today who’ve made it there on their own by turning their passion into a profitable venture with lots of hard work along the way.

    Ashley Qualls

    Ashley is the founder of, a site she first started at age 14 in 2004, to showcase her html and web design skills. To gain traffic,... Continue Reading →

  • Ebola Preparedness Tactics – Do’s And Don’ts

    As the CDC and our government continues to ‘slow-roll’ their cards (not providing timely, accurate and complete info to the public), Americans need to get educated and take effective action to protect themselves. Some people may ask; ‘why would they be ‘slow rolling’ the info? One reason is they want to have the political damage control in place if possible before making any disclosure. Another possible reason generally involves incompet... Continue Reading →

  • How to Make Money in Your Neighborhood

    You may not realize it, but there are plenty of side hustle opportunities all around you every day. You can easily take advantage of a few different ways to make money all without leaving your neighborhood. Or, if you’re looking to put your kid to work on the weekends or over school holidays, they too can use some of these ideas to make some money on the side. After all, it... Continue Reading →

  • 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 →

  • Stay Safe by Becoming the Grey Man

    The idea of the Grey Man is a simple one: don’t stand out. People are pushed more and more today be stand out from the crowd and to be the best they can be, which of course always includes making sure everyone knows you’re the best.

    Instead of the common practice of showing off and being noticed, the Grey Man concept is all about blending in. This means dressing, acting, and behaving in such a way that you’re totally forgettable. While being forgettable is ... Continue Reading →

  • ISIS In America: Are You Prepared?


    ISIS militants may already be inside America. Concerns about homeland terrorism on soft targets by small groups of Islamic State militants will likely increase as the Christmas season nears and millions of Americans will be participating in large religious gatherings and converging on the local mall.

    President Obama recently placed the blame for the ISIS threats at the feet of the national intelligence community, sparking backlash from the agents and officials who offer presidential briefings regularly. According to the Government Accountability Institute, President Oba... Continue Reading →

  • Foraging Recipes: Cattails

    Foraging for food could very well become a necessity during a disaster. Being able to identify what plants are safe to eat is just step one in the process. Knowing how to prepare and store food plucked from the forest should also be a preparedness priority.

    In North America two species of cattails are common – Typha latifoliaand Typha angustifolia. Typha, a Greek word, means “marsh.” The disease known as typhoid and the phrase Typhoid Mary both stem fro... Continue Reading →

  • Bartering: Top 5 Places To Score Cheap Preps

    Bartering is becoming more commonplace in our struggling economy. Bartering for preps is occurring both in person and via virtual marketplaces online. Bartering deals often involve both tangible items and trades for services and skills training. Opportunities to swap unwanted items or share your skills exist both on-site and online. To take full advantage of the increasingly popular bartering economy, you have to know both what t... Continue Reading →

  • Edible Plants in Urban Areas

    Foraging is a great, free way to find nutrients and sustenance in the wild. If you live in a city, you probably find it hard to believe that anything that grows in your neighborhood would be safe, even healthy, to consume. Well, there are in fact plenty of plants that grow in urban environments that are nutritious and delicious!

    Being able to identify edible plants in urban areas is your first step to urban foraging. Do your research, and, when in doubt, do not eat something you ... Continue Reading →

  • No Cell Service, No Internet Connection,... No Problem for FireChat Messaging.

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new mobile messaging application called FireChat is empowering nearby smartphone users to stay in touch even when there's no cellular service or Internet connection.

    In just two weeks since its release on the iPhone, FireChat already has provided a flicker of hope for people pining for more effective, secure and affordable ways to... Continue Reading →

  • Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales

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    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check.
    A similar policy will be applied t... Continue Reading →
  • 7 Great Ways to Use Wheat WITHOUT a Wheat Grinder!

    By: Jodi and Julie of

    A lot of times people just getting started with their food storage have a big hang-up about wheat and how to use it.  We are told to store hundreds of pounds of this food that we actually NEVER cook with in our daily cooking.  For a long time we decided we wouldn't store any wheat until we had a wheat grinder so that we could “use it”.  We didn't r... Continue Reading →

  • Caption Contest: Win a Tropical Freeze Dried Fruit Kit

    Another great Caption Contest! - Win a Tropical Freeze Dried Fruit kit  from your friends at!

    Simply leave your best caption for the picture below in the comment section of this blog post.

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    On Facebook, simply like SurvivalBased's facebook page and image, leave a comment with your best caption, then share the post on your wall.

    Contest runs today only until midnight. We will review the... Continue Reading →

  • Cheap by Choice: When Frugality Means Freedom

    By Daisy Luther orginally posted on and shared on

    I suffered some great financial losses back in 2010. I lost my house, my car, and my business.  We had been living frugally in comparison to many people,  but not frugally enough to counteract that personal economic disaster. Looking back, I’m not sure if any amount of frugality could have really made a difference.

    It was a de... Continue Reading →

  • *EXPIRED* Survival SuperBundle Giveaway

    Emergencies can happen at any time and almost anywhere. Natural disasters, financial collapse or sudden accidents can turn life on its head in a matter of seconds. The only way to keep your family safe and secure in the face of crisis is preparation.

    September is National Preparedness Month, so there’s no better time than NOW to get your emergency plan up to date. is your headquarters for all things emergency prep—helping you be more than prepared for anything.

    And in September, as you get ready, ... Continue Reading →