Category: Prepping and Survivalism

Flood Survival Tips | How To Survive Before, During, And After A Flood

Flood Survival Tips | How To Survive Before, During, And After A Flood

by Joe Alton, MD of www.doomandbloom.net, co-author of The Survival Medicine Handbook There’s a lot of information on the risks associated with storms, hurricanes, and tornadoes, but not as much about their consequences. Just about any storm can cause flooding, and many communities are not prepared to deal with it. As a result, water supplies are contaminated, emergency services are crippled, and important infrastructure can fail. In Texas and Oklahoma, heavy rains caused major damage...

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How to Prepare for a Power Outage [The Definitive Guide]

by Lorenzo Poe Survival seems to be the current hot topic. Everywhere you look self-proclaimed experts are willing to tell you all you need to survive the upcoming apocalypse of whatever scenario they can imagine. Most of their tips are tied to more and better equipment. I do think that it is important to prepare for the future, but knowing what to prepare for and how to start are always tricky. I am no fortune-teller...

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Is Tennessee a Good Survival Retreat Location for Preppers?

By Joel M. Skousen, Author, Strategic Relocation North American Guide to Safe Places Many people new to the preparedness field often get exposed early on to the writings of survival blogger and author James Wesley Rawles (Patriots and Survivors). I have a great deal of respect for Rawles and the work he has done to get America motivated to prepared for very difficult times. His books and tactics, however, often revolve around a civilian military-style response...

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Is Kentucky a Survival Retreat Location For Preppers

By Joel Skousen Author,  Strategic Relocation and The Secure Home Kentucky and Tennessee are a couple of my favorite states for relocation for those already in the East looking for safety.  They are both in or beyond the Appalachian chain of mountains which will channel refugee flows coming from the east into known highway corridors, which can be strategically avoided.  First, let me offer some general comments about Kentucky, which is a very diverse state,...

How Much Food Should a Prepper Have?

How Much Food Should a Prepper Have?

by SW A prepper should have at least a three month supply of food in storage at all times. Keep in mind that a three-month food supply is a bare minimum, with a years supply or more being ideal. When striving for a years supply it’s best to build your food supply in smaller increments of one month at a time to avoid making mistakes and feeling overwhelmed.   Here’s the deal We all come to...

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What Survival Skills Does A Prepper Need?

Top 15 Essential Prepper Skills to Learn Now! Any person who sets out to acquire a set of survival skills must start with a brutally honest self-assessment. If you don’t make a truthful appraisal of where you are in terms of your survival skills and knowledge, you have no reliable means of getting to where you want to be. Do an inventory. In what areas are you most skilled? Where are you definitely lacking? Are...

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Building A Mobile Solar Power Station

by Dan W One of the more important things we’ve wanted to include with our other prepping supplies is a communication system. Something beyond two cans and a string! Should a catastrophic event occur we don’t expect help in the form of government assistance will be readily available. Besides, we are leery and don’t think we’d want that kind of help ……….. even if it was offered. At least not until things have shaken out a bit...

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How To Be A Prepper With A Disability

by W. D. Sultemeier – The Wheelchair Prepper When MD asked for readers’ help I responded with a suggestion for an article about and for the prepper who finds himself in a handicapped situation. I really meant the suggestion for MD to take the ball and run with it but he turned the table and challenged me to prepare a guest post. I was diagnosed with a syrinx on my thoracic spinal cord in 1996....

Survival Essentials List: A 16-Point Checklist For Preppers

It seems everyone likes lists. Lists are a quick reference point and a guide when stockpiling survival gear. Keep in mind that this is only a guide and not a list formed in stone. The tools and gear that you include should be individualized for you and your needs. After all, who knows your skills, location, and resources better than you do? However, with that being said, I feel this list is a good starting...

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Survival Tools List – What You Need In Your Toolbox In Case of Disaster

by Chad H During the most recent years of my adult life, my finances have changed significantly, which forced me to seek additional ways to support my family. In my chosen career (firefighter) I have gone back to school in order to obtain additional training to become a Paramedic. The additional skills I am learning will allow me to provide better care for people in need, and give me more useful skills for a post SHTF scenario. I have also taken on...

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How To Prepare For and Survive a Nuclear Attack

by Joel Skousen (first published on November 28, 2017) With this week’s claimed test of a hydrogen nuclear device, North Korea is one step closer to making good on its threat to nuke some portion of the USA or its territories. It is still not an imminent threat since North Korea apparently lacks the technology to build a warhead can withstand the extreme heat of high-speed reentry into the atmosphere—the last two missile warheads burned up...

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How Many Rounds Of Ammo Does A Prepper Need?

There is an economic concept, the law of diminishing returns, that can be applied to your life. The law of diminishing returns refers to a point at which the benefits are less than the amount of effort invested. This applies directly to ammunition stored for personal use and firearms as well as general prepping supplies. I should add that I detest the term prepper, as it is defined using modern vernacular and is seen as...

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How To Be A Prepper In The City

Even if you’re an urban prepper are fortunate enough to have a retreat out in the country getting to your safe-haven may be impossible during an urban upheaval. Roads blocked by wrecked and fuel-less vehicles will stop most people who are bugging out in their tracks. Maybe you were born lucky and can make it out safely before the balloon bursts, then what? People in rural areas will start shooting if threatened by mobs of...

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Long-Term Food Storage How To – Plastic Buckets, Oxygen Absorbers, Mylar Bags

I store all my grains, beans, and other dry foods (besides sugar, salt, or sprouting seeds) inside food-grade five-gallon plastic buckets. There is some controversy over what is considered food grade. Most (but not all) buckets with #2 inside a small triangle on the bottom are food-grade. But the only way to be certain is to contact the manufacturer and ask. You can also order food grade buckets directly from Amazon.com – click here to...

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Water For Survival [the essential guide for preppers]

Without the threat of severe weather or the need for immediate emergency medical care, potable water will be your first concern following any type of disaster. I always advise my consulting clients to strive for at least three independent sources of water for cooking and drinking. For example, stored water, a water well, and a rainwater collection system. I cannot stress enough the need for reliable water sources. Without water, most people will die in...

How Do You Handle Emergency Food Storage?

by Moira M As I write this, we are in the middle of Winter Storm Jonas. There is 13″ of snow in the yard and the closest paved road is five miles away. I haven’t been off the property in five days and did not make a trip to the store to stock up for this storm. Doom and gloom time? Not really. The power was out for about 12 hours this morning. We had...