Category: Prepping and Survivalism

Here you will find articles about emergency preparedness and prepping including articles on prepper food, prepper’s checklists, home defense, bugging out, bugging in, and the best prepper gear ideas.

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What is The Shelf Life of Bottled Water?

  Note: If you’ve included bottled water in your long-term storage plans then please leave a comment below to let me know what you’ve learned… What is the shelf life of bottled water? That’s a great question and one that everyone who stores more than a case of bottled water has probably asked at some point. From what I’ve read online and from the emails that I’ve gotten from my readers it seems that many...

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What Foods Have the Longest Shelf Life? [My Top 20 Checklist]

by Amanda Hermes There is a surprising variety of foods that can last for years, or ever forever, at room temperature when stored correctly. For all of these foods, the storage method is paramount. To protect your food supplies, store them in airtight containers in cool, dry locations away from light. Containers might be bins, jars or cans with lids or even plastic bags that close securely. Buying in bulk is a great strategy, but...

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How to Be A Vegan Prepper (and still survive TEOTWAWKI)

by DocJ I have passed my 70th birthday.  A year ago, I ate lean meat, dairy products, eggs, and olive oil.  It was an overall healthy diet.  I was a controlled diabetic dependent on medication, not insulin, statins for high cholesterol, and an ace inhibitor, blood pressure medication, to protect my kidneys from diabetes. Last February, two sisters and two cousins contacted me about starting a program developed by Dr. Esselstyn from the Cleveland Clinic to...

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Are Preppers Normal? Blending Prepping Into Your “Normal” Lifestyle…

By: Matt in the Midwest I enjoy prepping. I value independence, self-sufficiency, and taking responsibility for myself. I consider it a hobby with perks. I like growing my own food, canning, hunting, shooting, reusing or repurposing materials. I love reading apocalyptic fiction as well as survival nonfiction; homesteading (free homesteading guide), organic gardening, Mother Earth News, Outdoor Life, Guns and Ammo. But I also live in the “real” world of having a wife, 2.5 kids,...

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How Can I Contact My Family After The Grid Goes Down?

The family disaster communications plan… by Moira M You are at home waiting on the cable guy on a drizzly Monday morning. You relax in the quiet house since your spouse is at work, older kid away at college and younger kid in school. You settle in with a nice cup of coffee and the paper when suddenly the TV show is interrupted for a breaking news bulletin. There have been terrorist attacks in your state...

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Foods That Last Forever (and Preserving Others for Almost Forever Too)

by Mary in GA I’m sure that most of the readers here are already aware of the foods that are called “Forever Foods”.  You can find the list many places, but for anyone who isn’t aware of them, they are: Sugar, pure vanilla extract, white rice, corn starch, honey, hard liquor, salt, corn syrup, maple syrup, and distilled white vinegar. The problem with this list is that other than rice, none is a stand-alone, substantial...

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What to Look for in a Survival Retreat Property

by Biff Brannon There is some good literature out there regarding setting up a survival retreat location.  In fact, if you were not aware, MD Creekmore, the owner of this blog site has a book out called “Dirt-cheap Survival Retreat: One Man’s Solution” (click here to find out more about this awesome guide) that goes into some detail regarding setting up a survival retreat location for very little cost. I do go into some of that...

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Hand Tools vs. Power Tools Which are Best for Preppers?

by John Herzig I have read so many excellent and relevant articles on this site about prepping and survival that I am a little sheepish about submitting my own for your consideration.  I just would like to contribute some knowledge that might enhance someone’s life or help them develop a skill that they can barter or make life easier in the event of a collapse.  Here goes. Having spent time (8 years) teaching woodworking (click here...

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17 Prepper Tips I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Prepping

by Dan W Following is a mixture of philosophical comment and several practical tips that I hope will help you to fill in some of the blanks in your prepping.  It’s a bit long but I hope you find it all informative. No matter what advice you may be offered, the key to being prepared is diligent planning and follow-through.  Remember thought without action ……. and action without a plan ……. Well, that’s just wasted...