Prepping for any SHTF scenario begins with ensuring that the three basics of survival can be met – food, clothing, and shelter. Preppers focus on the short-term, the first one to three months after a... Continue Reading →
Tag Archives: off the grid
Posted on March 14, 2016 by Tara Dodrill
Posted on March 4, 2016 by Tara Dodrill
Preppers and off the grid homesteading families grow and raise the bulk of what goes onto their dinner tables, so keeping their crops and animals safe is a priority. Protecting the crops from critters and keeping the livestock safely tucked inside their pens often requires a lot of of fencing.
Putting in fencing is a physically demanding and tedious task. I have had enough sore lower back muscles and blisters on my hands to contest to how laborious a day spent putting up ... Continue Reading →
Posted on February 8, 2016 by Tara Dodrill
Learning the basics of homesteading, even if you are not fortunate enough to live on a rural farm surrounded by livestock, will increase your level of self-reliance skills while enhancing the chances of surviving a TEOTWAWKI disaster.
Homesteading skills will become valuable bar... Continue Reading →
Posted on August 6, 2014 by Tara Dodrill
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 →
Posted on July 23, 2014 by Tara Dodrill
First aid and medicine will be in short supply when you can't call a doctor. Growing your own medicine is not difficult and doing so could ultimately save your life. The salves, poultices, wound washes, and tinctures which can be made from trees also have a long-shelf life and can be stored for ... Continue Reading →
Posted on May 28, 2014 by Tara Dodrill
Living off the grid or making the decision to live more self-reliant existence in a rural area takes planning, lots and lots of planning. As with all things worth doing, embarking on a self-reliant lifestyle should start with a solid foundation, and some homework. The best self-reliance tips ... Continue Reading →
Posted on May 14, 2014 by Tara Dodrill
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 →