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Bug Out Bike – Building a Bug Out Bicycle

by Barry B Bikes in a TEOTWAWKI situation may be the standard form of transportation and highly valued.  I’m speaking more about mountain bikes (MB) than the traditional multi-speed road bike. Mountain bikes are a great utility vehicle. They can traverse rough terrain, are rugged, and geared to make pulling a small trailer much easier. This article is more about other things that you might need to support your bike, but first a few things...

What Is EDC The Beginner's Guide to Everyday Carry

What Is EDC?: The Beginner’s Guide to Everyday Carry

by S. Loch Pennsylvania For some odd years, I have found myself going deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole of Every Day Carry (EDC) and, as many of you have modified or improved my EDC and most likely will continue to do so as the years go by. As a kid, I couldn’t wait to get home from school, the weekend or the summers when I could grab my gear and hit the woods. This was...

How to Cure Fungus Problems on Fruit Trees

How to Cure Fungus Problems on Fruit Trees

By Kate in GA While this technique will work with all perennial plants, my focus for this article is really on the perennials in the garden.  I will specifically talk about fruit trees. However, this will work on all perennial plants that may be giving you problems. Let me start by saying that I have never seen this technique mentioned in any book or anywhere on the web.  If you ask a master gardener in...

How to Use Worms for Vermicomposting

Worms for Fishing and Vermicomposting

by Brian Ford Well yes, in a sense worms can be farmed. Just as you would keep a few chickens or rabbits. My interest in worm farming (vermicomposting) goes back a few decades. Back then I would often hit one of my favorite fishing spots on the way home from work. Worms were quite expensive, two dozen red wiggle res or a dozen night crawlers for two bucks. It did not take long for my bait...

living in mexico

Advantages to Living and Homesteading in Mexico

By BS Garrison “Note: This article was sent to me back in 2016 and was first published on my old blog, however, with everything that is currently going on at the southern border and all of the back and forth in Washington DC about building a wall I thought it would be interesting to repost this article again… M.D. Creekmore.” In the early 1990s, we took our homeschooled children and headed to the Ozark Mountains...

foods that last forever

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...

saving money

How To Make Saving Money Fun – Practical Tips for Saving More and Having More!

by Lynn (aka The Thrifty Prepper) Unfortunately, I am a lot newer to prepping than I would like to admit. That feeling in your gut that something just isn’t right has been there for a while before I finally listened.  Now my family struggles to make up for lost time. I have become like a machine in the last years attempting to streamline and speed our progress to feeling like we at least are somewhat “set”....

burglar home defense tips

The Best Way to Secure Your Home by Scott the Cop

by Scott the Cop If you are truly serious about issues of self-defense then you might be interested to know that the police are not required by law to protect you.  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the police have no constitutional requirement to provide anyone protection even if that person has a protection order from a court.  Going one step further, the police cannot protect you.  I should know since I’m a former police officer. Quite simply, the...

prepper retreat locations

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...

vegetable garden ideas for small spaces

Vegetable Garden Ideas for Small Spaces

by Jason Smith Living on the side of a mountain is nice, but it raises some interesting challenges to gardening. Since the land my house sits on was literally carved out of the mountain, the soil is blasted rocks and dirt, leaving much to be desired when trying to garden. My solution to this issue was to stay above ground, using pots and barrels as well as building a raised bed more than a foot off...

Homemade Solar Food Dehydrator That Works

Homemade Solar Food Dehydrator That Works!

by Carol B You will be building three (3) different box-like units, all of which will fit together and work to dry your food in the sun. The finished dimensions of your solar dryer will be two (2) feet by four (4) feet. You will not be building legs from these directions, but could do that very easily “whenever”. If you are going to build legs, we suggest using PVC pipe and setting them in 5-gallon...

survival tools list

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...

How to Grow a Moringa Tree

How to Grow a Moringa Tree (and why you should)

By TN Mommy I grow vegetables and fruits in my container garden, plus I’m working on installing some built in garden boxes in the rear of my yard, but that’s about all I can do for now since I live in suburbia and the HOA will fine the shit out of me if I put chickens and goats in my backyard. For those that don’t know me, I am a Christian and I believe that...

prepper tips and advice

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...

FOOD IN BUCKETS

Long-Term Food Storage Tips for New Preppers

by Grayfox114 In today’s economic climate, finances are a major concern for everyone, but doubly so for the prepper or survivalist. Not only are we trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy in our everyday lives, but we are also attempting to put together a “kit” for another lifestyle altogether, a kit that will keep us alive when everything falls apart. Generally, the first items purchased by a prepper are foodstuffs, and these preps can be...