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How to Make a Fire in The Wilderness

by Richard Grimes No discover since the beginning of time has been more important to the development of mankind, then the discovery of Fire.  The simple presence of fire added to the routinely “normal” day in the outdoors instantly adds the feeling of safety to any situation.  In any severe or extreme condition, the presence of fire literally means life. There are many ways to start a fire.  They all have the same effect.  The...

Ham Radio

The Complete Guide to Ham Radio for Beginners

by Old Hillbilly Prepper (Several weeks ago the topic of the “Eastern Redoubt” came up and during that discussion, someone asked how Wolf Pack members might communicate with each other both within and outside of the “Redoubt”.  I responded briefly about my experiences using a simple HAM radio setup that has allowed me to talk with folks not only in my area but in the “Redoubt” area also.  It was at that point M.D. asked...

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Simple Homemade Cleaning Products That Work

by Lynn T My first prepping goal was to stock a year’s worth of everything we normally use that has a year plus shelf life. This took a few months but we were able to accomplish the goal.  (We did allow for freezer storage for this interim goal, so we’re really more prepared to not have to buy groceries for a year than being REALLY prepared a major long-term disaster. One thing I noticed is that...

keep an old house warm in cold weather

How to Keep an Old House Warm in Winter?

by Repair Mama I just wanted to do a post on trying to save money by making your home cost you a little less.  Why give your money to the utility when you can use it to prep.  They get enough of our hard earned dollars as it is. I have used these methods for years, (my older home is a nightmare) Doors and heat loss… Your home has 2 ways to lose heat in the...

What Should I Put In My Child's Bug Out Bag?

What Should I Put In My Child’s Bug Out Bag?

by Beckie B As many of us are working on our bug out location, stocking food and water, which we all know takes both time and money.  You might be working on living off the grid, solar, wind and water which again is time-consuming and costly, securing guns in case martial law goes into effect, and it seems the list of things grow each time you think about what you will need. In our home, the...

raising rabbits

Can I Raise Meat Rabbits In My Backyard?

by The Mid-west Mrs. Can I Raise Meat Rabbits In My Backyard? Yes, You Can! I had rabbits when I was young but only as pets. Our children had rabbits growing up, again only as pets. We now have rabbits but they are for food. You have most likely a basic understanding of rabbits so this article focuses on how we manage our rabbit husbandry. We maintain 3 does and two bucks. Getting your rabbits It...

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How Can I Keep Your Personal Information Safe Online?

Quote from Stratfor.com “Dear Stratfor Member, We have learned that Stratfor’s website was hacked by an unauthorized party.” by Gail S – reprinted here for 2012 I have a subscription with Stratfor.com.  The firm, under the tutelage of George Friedman, does an analysis of the data coming in from all over the world on political and economic matters, or at least those are the items that I find interesting to follow.  And that is the reason I have the subscription....

Can I Keep Chickens In My Backyard

Can I Keep Chickens In My Backyard?

by Nate Smith If you have made the decision that you would like to try your hand at keeping some chickens in your backyard, there are a few considerations that you might want to make first, and although you have probably thought of some of these, there just might be a few that might come as a surprise. Legality of Raising Backyard Chickens Probably the very first question you should ask yourself about raising chickens is,...

Is the .22 Rimfire The Best Firearm For Preppers?

Is the .22 Rimfire The Best Firearm For Preppers?

by Joe I Lately, I’ve seen quite a bit of information on using the .22 rimfire as a primary self-defense weapon, an option when hunting large game, and even a primary offensive weapon. This reasoning has surfaced in recent years due to several factors, including better bullets, higher velocity bullets, better quality rifles and pistols, and inexpensive weapons when compared to the larger calibers. It also reflects a large number of new gun owners who have never...

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Water Purification Options for Long-Term Survival

by D. Holden Introduction Water: the source of life. One can live weeks without food, but only days without water. Water makes up approximately 60-70% of a human’s body weight. It is and should be, one of the most important considerations in planning for a long-term disaster scenario. Given that the average human will need one gallon per person per day minimum, storage of large quantities of water quickly becomes impractical and therefore won’t be...

best foods to grow for survival

What Are The Best Foods To Grow In A Survival Garden?

by Jason – www.theselfsufficientgardener.com It’s generally considered blasphemy these days to be a survivalist and not garden.  Food is the most important survival consideration next to water for the survival minded.  It makes sense to be at least somewhat self-reliant when it comes to food production for you and your family.  In other words, if you don’t garden you should really consider starting. For those of us who do mix gardening and prepping/survivalism, the perennial...

What Would an EMP Do

What Would an EMP Do?

The U.S. Government created a commission to study EMP and what it could do to the safety and security of the United States. The bottom line in the report is that it is not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ we will be hit. One of the committee members likened EMP to a time machine, transporting our society from ‘today’ to ‘1870’ in about one second.  We become, once again, an agrarian society, capable of supporting the level of population that we had in 1870. 

Ruger 10/22 Review – American’s Most Popular .22 LR

As I get older I am less likely to follow trends and popularity contests than ever before. This is definitely the case with firearms. Having learned that quality in firearms can be had from many manufacturers and with many designs, owning a firearm just because Tom, Dick or Mary down the street do, lost its appeal years back. The Ruger 10/22 is a solid firearm and while my experiences may be abnormal, they should not...

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7 Ways to Prepare for and Survive an Earthquake

by Janet Spencer, Catastropharian Extraordinaire In 1994 a friend of mine was in the Northridge earthquake. She was awakened in the middle of the night by her apartment collapsing around her. She crawled out of the wreckage wearing nothing but her nighty. She met her neighbors in the street. Most were cut, like she was, from scrambling through broken glass on their way out of ruined buildings. Some were missing. Most were found. Several were dead....

Fitness Training

Survival of The Fittest – Prepper Fitness Training

by Albert S This month a relative of mine threw his back out very badly. He was bedridden and unable to function physically in any meaningful way. Cook his own meals? No. Get to the bathroom without assistance? No. Do survival tasks like chop firewood, plant a garden, or tend chickens? No, no, and no! This 30-something man, husband, and father of two young girls was unable to work at his white-collar managerial office job....