The Surprising Identity Of The Average Couponer

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The Surprising Identity Of The Average Couponer   There is something to be said for taking on survivalist projects and reusing materials which both help lower environmental impact and cut the cost of living.  By reusing or creating materials ourselves, we go against the very core of consumerist ideals that are deeply ingrained into today’s …

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Tarp Tents

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Tarp Tents We are always looking for new and exciting shelter options. There are a lot of options when it comes to using tarps as shelters. When I happened upon this article I didn’t think I would find out so much about the opportunity of tarps. There are some serious methods for creating legitimate shelter …

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Survive Water Contamination

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Survive Water Contamination The Big List of Nasty Disasters has a ton of great articles about surviving specific disasters. I really enjoy these and I brought you this one on water contamination and drought. This is one of those disasters that people don’t really get excited about. I wonder how many people were reading articles …

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Beware of Home Storage IRAs

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Beware of Home Storage IRAs   On some of the most well known talk radio shows we often hear them talk about the benefits of a precious metals IRA. These are commercials and ads for their sponsors so they would not dare say a bad thing about them  Do I fault these hosts? Yes. In …

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Extreme Weather Gardening

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Extreme Weather Gardening   Last year my garden was totaled by extreme weather. It was well into May and my plants were looking great. This is a reality that we all must plan and plant for. This article offers 7 powerful tips for extreme weather gardening. There is nothing more depressing than looking over the …

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Basic Home Brewing Equipment

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Basic Home Brewing Equipment A good friend told me that this nation was born on the back of home brewing. Craft brew shared space on our lips along with the ideas of God given freedom. In these small ale houses men gathered to discuss the oppression of the crown. That said, this article touches on …

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5 Prepping Things to Accomplish in April

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5 Prepping Things to Accomplish in April Preppers so rarely engage in the self inspections. The first tip in this article is about getting around your home and your property and looking for things to fix or secure. This is such a crucial step in the process of what we do. You learn so much about …

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How to Get Started Homesteading

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How to Get Started Homesteading For someone who just heard of it, homesteading might be a lifestyle that is impossible to achieve in modern times. Most people imagine homesteading means you have to move to a remote place, building your own home, growing and raising your own food, and living without electricity. Basically, like how …

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The Military Phonetic Alphabet Guide

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The Military Phonetic Alphabet Guide Have you ever had trouble talking with someone in a loud setting or over a bad cellphone connection? Even spelling out what you are trying to say can be misinterpreted. The problem with understanding people in those situations is that many words and letters sound the same. A phonetic alphabet …

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Medical Preparedness

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Medical Preparedness A topic that many people attempt to avoid, medical preparedness is important. There are very few who spend lots of time on understanding how to be medically prepared for a disaster. Much of this has to do with the fact that to be a doctor you spend untold amounts of time in school …

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Addiction in Survival

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Addiction and Survival For those fighting addiction it would seem everyday is a battle for survival. You wake up to tug and pull of your vices. No matter what important thing you must do there is the constant nagging of that thing you know you shouldn’t do. The momentary payoff is so great, yet the …

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Scavenging for Supplies

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Scavenging for Supplies Even the best military minds understand the idea of retreat. There are very real benefits in that. This article is about scavenging for supplies but it also works to remind you of the importance of retreat. In times of disaster, particularly prolonged disaster, you will find yourself seeking out supplies. This article …

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Basics of Soil Enrichment

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Basics of Soil Enrichment If you want to produce seriously nutritious food it all starts with your soil. One of the most important aspects of gardening is revitalizing that soil every single year. If you have a great year of growing and produce tons of fresh vegetables your soil is tired. Its going to need …

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IKEA Off-Grid Tiny House for $1100

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IKEA Off-Grid Tiny House for $1100   Things are getting so cool now. This house is real and its solar powered for up to 4 hours a day. It comes with the solar panels. This is an absolute amazing find. The article takes a detailed look at this option. This is about the best option …

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Thousands Fleeing Cities for Coming Apocalypse

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Thousands Fleeing Cities for Coming Apocalypse Reality is truly more terrifying than fiction. There is a mass exodus happening all across American and its very real. Whether this is a fight against centralization or an understanding of the threats that could be in Americans near future, something is causing Americans to run from the cities. …

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An Every Day Carry Rock Star

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An Every Day Carry Rock Star   Its not everyday that you spend a few hours searching for just the right tactical belt. Though lately I have been very much involved in this search. This article takes a look at a serious EDC belt. Its a short article about a great tool that you should …

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12 Disasters Everyone Should Prepare For

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12 Disasters Everyone Should Prepare For Prepping for the smaller things is where every prepper should start but eventually, you get to the big stuff. The stuff that can lay waste to everything you know and rely on. Though circumstances change based on age, location, health, etc., the really big disasters that affect more than …

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Calling Professionals Versus DIY

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Calling Professionals Versus DIY No one can do absolutely everything, no matter what kind of lifestyle you are living! When it comes to living green, self reliant, and frugally, you tend to try and do as much as possible all by yourself. There are some things, however, when you should really ask yourself if you …

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This Could Save Your Life! Top Tips For Active Shooter Preparedness

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This Could Save Your Life! Top Tips For Active Shooter Preparedness Sadly we have seen enough mass shootings in the recent years that many have created stiff protocols for how to react to these situations. This may be the best answer. Though it’s a sad admission that we need to learn how to react to …

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12 Must Have Prep Items for the Elderly

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12 Must Have Prep Items for the Elderly This is a little bit of a disheartening article to read because we would like to think of our elders living their days out in glory. Survival for the young and able bodied is a struggle. If you factor in old age and any number of ailments …

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The Coming Great Wealth Transfer

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The Coming Great Wealth Transfer While economic topics may not be the most exciting, I have news for you, they are necessary. If you plan on being prepared and understanding the threats you face as a nation you need to get your hands on some material that is readable on the economy. An article like the …

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Catching A Cold: 10 Myths Busted

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Catching A Cold: 10 Myths Busted    The common cold is not something anyone wants to get. It can leave you feeling weak and miserable and many people take great pains to avoid contracting the virus. There are certain things that have been passed from generation to generation, believed to prevent getting sick. From dressing …

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How to Survive a Flood

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How to Survive a Flood Severe flooding is one of those disasters that affect millions of Americans every years. These floods costs untold billions in damage. Yet, we rarely see them highlighted on prepper and survival websites. This article features a powerful flood article that helps put it in better perspective. There were more flood related …

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What Kind of Prepper Are You?

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What Kind of Prepper Are You? Though no one likes to really be labeled, the fact is we all fall into some category or another. When a disaster strikes, there is generally a lot of noise, chaos, injuries, and panic. People are running everywhere or simply standing in shock, others are trying to help, and …

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Top 10 Homesteading and Preparedness Books

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Top 10 Homesteading and Preparedness Books There are so many resources in the digital world that its easy to forget about the importance of the old paper world. I feel like no group can better portray the importance of paper knowledge like preppers. There is also just something nice about a good book. It has …

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Hone Your Axe Skills to Functional Fitness

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Hone Your Axe Skills to Functional Fitness There is something about a strong hickory handle and a hand forged head that has been slammed by a craftsman over and over again. When I first picked up an axe with the right intentions I realized there was something electric about it. This article offers a look …

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EDC Survival Flashlight Buyers Guide 2017

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EDC Survival Flashlight Buyers Guide 2017 Owning a great EDC survival flashlight is not about a fear of the dark. A powerful flashlight is about insight. The better insight you have on a situation the safer and better off you will be. I have used quality flashlights professionally and personally for years. There is no …

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Family Tips for Effective Preparedness

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Family Tips for Effective Preparedness Anyone who is taking on preparedness knows that one of the biggest hurdles towards preparedness is the family. It sounds insane but most people have a hard time explaining the need to spend money, spend time and prepare for disasters. I know it sound counterintuitive to the survival of those …

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Pack Your 72 Hour Emergency Kit by Category

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Pack Your 72 Hour Emergency Kit by Category This article is a list of the various categories that should be considered when you are building your 72 hour bag. The uses for a 72 hour bag are varied and the bag should be tailored to the specific task. Is this a camping bag, bug out …

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Hygiene and Being Resourceful

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Hygiene and Being Resourceful Image credit: safety-zone.com How much do you really know about personal hygiene outside of the what sits on the store shelves? Do you know that there are tons of options right under your nose that can keep your personal hygiene up to snuff when the world around you is falling apart? This …

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Surviving A Fall Through The Ice

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Surviving A Fall Through Ice If you were to fall through ice into freezing water that is over your head, do you know what to do? What if there is a current? Even if there’s people with you, they may not be able to assist you without falling in, too. Do you know how to …

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9 Tools the Practical Prepper Should Carry Every Day

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9 Tools the Practical Prepper Should Carry Every Day Everyday Carry is not a new concept. Whether you are a prepper or not, you carry items on your person each and every day. Adding useful tools to what you carry every day can make you more prepared for more situations. Focusing on what you happen …

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12 Cheap Ways to Become a Better Prepper

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12 Cheap Ways to Become a Better Prepper Prepping seems to ask more from your wallet every day. If you don’t have money to convert your grid to solar, it doesn’t mean you have to just sit on your hands. If you don’t have the resources to get started with rain barrel water collection, you don’t …

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Prepper Zen: The Importance of Mindfulness in Prepping

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Prepper Zen: The Importance of Mindfulness in Prepping Any disaster, emergency, or SHTF scenario is filled with all sorts of extra stress. How you manage the stress can be the difference between life and death. Simple tactics that are over a thousand years old can be used to help center your mind back on the …

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Staying Outside Longer During The Winter Months

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Staying Outside Longer During The Winter Months Few people find the courage to adventure into the wilderness during the winter months and they prefer to enjoy the warmth of their beds. Many lack proper planning and resources to explore the white scenery and even worse, they lack the knowledge to prepare for the environment they …

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6 Generator Tips to Prepare You for the Next Storm

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6 Generator Tips to Prepare You for the Next Storm “Snowpocalypse” has come and gone in the Southeast, and while the stores may have run out of milk and bread, the accumulation was not nearly as bad as predicted. Don’t get complacent about disasters yet, as it has not been too long since winter weather, …

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16 Ways to Warm Up a Cold Room

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16 Ways to Warm Up a Cold Room Do you have a room in your house that’s always colder than the rest of the house? Or maybe your entire home is colder than you’d like. Whether you’re trying to save money on your heating bill or you’re just forever chillier than the rest of your …

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How to Wash Clothes Without Electricity

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How to Wash Clothes Without Electricity No matter what happens, household chores like clothes washing still have to happen. Even if we’re off the grid-either intentionally or because SHTF, we still need clean clothes. The trick to learning to live off the grid is to learn how to use manpower in place of electric power, …

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How to Survive Field Injuries

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How to Survive Field Injuries From snake bites to sore teeth, this guide will help you tackle almost any accident. All of these injuries are quite common and a little trip to the doctor can normally sort these out! What if there were no doctor? What if you were stranded or SHTF? I would recommend …

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How to Find True North Without a Compass

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How to Find True North Without a Compass Basic survival skills are essential for anyone living off the grid, whether it’s by choice or in a SHTF situation.  In the event that you have to navigate without landmarks, technology, or even a compass, you need to know how to find true north.  On Wikihow there …

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66 Creative Uses for Coffee Filters… Even if You Don’t Drink Coffee!

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66 Creative Uses for Coffee Filters… Even if You Don’t Drink Coffee! Improvising is essential when you can’t get the household items you normally rely on.  Whether you’re stuck in a SHTF situation, or isolated in such a way that you don’t have access to stores, there are some things most of us have around …

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How To Install a Truck Bed Storage System

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How To Install a Truck Bed Storage System If you’re a homesteader, you are probably used to having plenty of fix-it or build-it projects around the property.  Hauling your tools and supplies back and forth can be a major pain, and adds a lot of time to any task.  Tool boxes can only hold so …

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Wilderness Safety Rules to Acknowledge

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Wilderness Safety Rules to Acknowledge Since I spend a lot of time in the wilderness, I’ve learned to respect Mother Nature and I developed a set of safety rules I follow to the letter. I’ve met a lot of hikers during my trips and it still amazes me that some of them treat their journeys …

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The Unglamorous Side of Prepping

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The Unglamorous Side of Prepping Prepping has been glamorized by the media as something it’s not and they’ve done the same thing with homesteading, too! Prepping has been sensationalized and homesteading has been romanticized. The truth is, there is an unglamorous side to both. Both lifestyles seek the same end goal – self-reliance and sufficiency. …

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10 Steps To Increased Preparedness

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10 Steps To Increased Preparedness One of the biggest excuses people use for not prepping is that they are too busy (and then go back to texting for an hour). Others say they can’t afford it and still others say it’s no worth it. This is for all those naysayers who claim they want to be …

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11 Ways To Stay Sane When Hunkering In

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11 Ways To Stay Sane When Hunkering In Whether its because of some disaster or not, being stuck inside is enough to make a person go crazy! Add in kids to the mix and it can seem impossible to stay sane. Regardless of what causes you to stay inside, there are some tried and true activities that …

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The Best Prepper Christmas Gifts of 2016

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The Best Prepper Christmas Gifts of 2016 As Christmas gets closer, you may find yourself needing a few more gifts under your tree to complete your list. Whether you are dropping hints for friends and relatives, or need to get the perfect present for the prepper in your life- we got you covered. Check out …

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63 Practical Tips to Live a Frugal Life

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63 Practical Tips to Live a Frugal Life Did you know that no matter how much money they make, more than 70% people in the US have less than $1000 in savings? Crazy, right? What’s more interesting is that this doesn’t have anything to do with income. Even people who are making more than $100,000 …

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How To Bug-in and Survive

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How To Bug-in and Survive During a bugging in or hunkering down scenario a person will stay at home and will do everything necessary to survive a crisis. If you have everything you need in your home in order to ride out the storm, there is no need to go outside and test your chances …

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10 Tips for Staying Prepared While You Move

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10 Tips for Staying Prepared While You Move Are you currently or going to be moving in the near future? Take a look at this article to learn some ways to stay prepared while you’re making your move. Whether you’re moving to another neighbourhood, town, city, or state, there are ways to stay as prepared …

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Spotting the Warning Signs

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Spotting the Warning Signs Warning signs are everywhere. Warnings about weather, road conditions, your credit score…it can drive a person crazy! When it comes to warning signs about a disaster though, natural human curiosity kicks in and can make us do some really unwise stuff. It’s human nature: you hear about a flood in the …

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Winter Preparedness: Handy Household Tips for Weathering the Winter

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Winter Preparedness: Handy Household Tips for Weathering the Winter Winter is coming whether you like it or not, and homeowners around the country are preparing their homes, yards, and vehicles for the colder weather. Winter weather might be a drag, but with the proper preparation, weathering the winter is much more feasible. Keep your car …

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37 Creative Storage Solutions to Organize All Your Food & Supplies

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37 Creative Storage Solutions to Organize All Your Food & Supplies (FB image uploaded, but not pin) One challenge we all seem to face is how best to store our stuff. Being prepared means having a large stock of necessities (and some luxuries) on hand. It also means you need to figure out how to …

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Make Your Own Gel Ice Packs

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Make Your Own Gel Ice Packs How many times have you used gel ice packs in your life? Their uses are almost limitless: from medical applications to keeping your sandwiches cool, gel ice packs are handy to have in the freezer. The problem for most people is that the only ones they get are from …

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Hits And Misses After 6 Years Prepping

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Hits And Misses After 6 Years Prepping Prepping, like anything else, changes over time. What you thought of, stocked, and learned at the beginning can be drastically different after a short amount of time. The beginning years prepping are usually gung ho about getting huge stocks of food, water, and gear. They tend to buy a …

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Fix Anything On The Go: How To Make Hot Glue Matches

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Fix Anything On The Go: How To Make Hot Glue Matches Just as I thought I have seen it all, this little gem comes out of the woodwork and blows my mind. This is so simple I don’t know how I never thought about doing this. The concept is very simple, you add hot glue …

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Homesteading Leads to Preparedness

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Homesteading Leads to Preparedness Homesteading and preparedness are actually two peas in the same pod. Some would argue that survivalism is another pea in the pod of Self Sufficiency. They all basically seek the same end goal – self reliance and the ability to take care of themselves. It’s no real surprise then, when homesteaders …

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The Skivvy Roll – How to Pack Like a Pro

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The Skivvy Roll – How to Pack Like a Pro Having spares of the bare essentials is always a good idea. A good shirt, a clean pair of undergarments, and some dry socks can always be clutch whether you are contending with a simple mishap or an extreme survival situation. The skivvy roll is a …

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14 Tips For Staying Calm During A Disaster

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14 Tips For Staying Calm During A Disaster One aspect of survival that people often overlook is mental survival. Just think about how stressed out you were last time you had a really bad day. Now imagine that times ten. If you get too stressed, you’re liable to unravel which can lead to poor decision-making. …

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Crowd Crush: The Lurking Danger of Crowds

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Crowd Crush: The Lurking Danger of Crowds It is not news that large crowds can be dangerous, but did you know that the density of the crowd could be more dangerous than the size? While other threats exist in crowds, crowd crush has the potential to kill the largest number of people in gatherings. Black …

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23 Duct Tape Uses That Are Brilliant!

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23 Duct Tape Uses That Are Brilliant! Sometimes, the S can HTF in some really odd ways. Though they aren’t always a ‘disaster,’ they can cause some frustration, anger, inconvenience, and sometimes injury. Duct tape uses are almost infinite and while most of us have read at least one list of what you can do with …

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The Ultimate Guide to Reheating Food and Reducing Food Waste

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The Ultimate Guide to Reheating Food and Reducing Food Waste Eating and cooking is something many of us enjoy but, when we are faced with a lot of food waste, it is no longer fun. In a recent study, the Food Standards Agency found out that that a lot of households end up with food …

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117 Essential Survival Tips and Tricks

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117 Essential Survival Tips and Tricks Any time that your life is on the line, a cool head and some common sense is your best bet.  Most people that die in the wild do so because they panic and stop thinking logically.  If you sit down and assess your situation, you will soon find that …

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7 Ways to Volunteer as a Prepper

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7 Ways to Volunteer as a Prepper “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew Sometimes prepping can make us callous to the world around us and we can forget about key components that make us human. But let’s face it, if you clicked on this post you must …

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10 Free Things You Can Do To Prepare For Disaster

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10 Free Things You Can Do To Prepare For Disaster It’s happened to almost every prepper. You look at a list of survival supplies you want to buy, then you look at how much spending money you have, and your heart sinks. How are you ever supposed to afford all this stuff? When it comes …

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8 Rules of Medical Self Care that will Ensure Your Survival

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8 Rules of Medical Self Care that will Ensure Your Survival We tend to overlook our own medical well being, prepper or not, as the world around us tends to be chaotic and keep our focus occupied elsewhere. It’s not good or bad, it is what it is. We’re human. Eventually though, our thoughts tend …

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10 Must Know Prepping Tips

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10 Must Know Prepping Tips It’s better to have something and not need it than need it and not have it. This is the mentality that preppers live by. To prep means to be ready for a disaster, even if that disaster never comes. And history has shown that disasters- manmade and natural- are inevitable. …

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20 Easy Post-Apocalypse Life Tips Any Survivor Can Do

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20 Easy Post-Apocalypse Life Tips Any Survivor Can Do In an emergency I think even the experts will need a little extra help to truly survive. If you are a gear hog (someone who has all the gadgets, survival items and food) you may be quite literally missing out on the alternative “survival” gear available …

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How To Make Your Own Boo-Boo Healing Stick

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How To Make Your Own Boo-Boo Healing Stick Salves, ointments, and healing sticks have been around for just about as long as medicinal plants have been used. They treat a whole range of different ailments from minor scrapes and cuts to burns and helps to prevent infection, just like the modern Neosporin does. Some people have negative …

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The 5 Phases New Preppers Go Through

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The 5 Phases New Preppers Go Through Ask just about any prepper, survivalist, or homesteader (who wasn’t born into the lifestyle) what got them started on the path and you are likely to see eyes widen just before they launch into their story. Those widened eyes are not just a reaction: the very first phase/level/stage/step …

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How To Use Refillable Lighters for Survival

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How To Use Refillable Lighters for Survival A lot of preppers have numerous disposable lighters stashed as a method for starting fires after a SHTF event. They may also have matches, lenses to use the sun to start a fire, or refillable lighters. Others swear by the old Zippo lighters that were popular during World …

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The Complete Guide to Using Super Glue for Cuts

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The Complete Guide to Using Super Glue for Cuts How many of you already knew you could use super glue to seal closed cuts? How many of you have actually tried using this first aid technique? For those who are new to the concept, or who have heard about it but haven’t yet given it …

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17 Tips for Taking Charge After SHTF

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17 Tips for Taking Charge After SHTF After SHTF, whether it’s small and localized, statewide, or global, taking charge is something that not everyone knows how to do. For most, they need to get some kind of training that will help them calm down and be able to see what’s really going on. It can …

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Being Frugal – 12 Lessons from the Great Depression

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Being Frugal – 12 Lessons from the Great Depression The Great Depression was a time of hunger, homelessness, and despair. Our country was in dire straights with over 25% of the population reportedly out of work. Through absolute necessity, being frugal was a way of life and survival in every sense of the word. There …

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14 Essential Tools That Can Fix and Clean Almost Anything

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14 Essential Tools That Can Fix and Clean Almost Anything No matter what kind of life you live, there are things that need fixing and there are things that need to be cleaned. It’s just a fact of life. Another fact is there are multiple products designed to clean or repair and it can be …

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How To Change Traffic Lights With This Secret Code

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How To Change Traffic Lights With This Secret Code Nobody likes having to stand at the crosswalk waiting for the light to change so you can cross. This seems to happen more times then not these days. A way has been discovered to eliminate this problem with ease. The first thing you are going to …

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15 Questions To Ask Before The Power Goes Out

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15 Questions To Ask Before The Power Goes Out It’s hard to overstate most people’s reliance on the power grid. They need it literally every second of every day–to do their jobs, to make their food, to keep them warm (or cool) while they sleep. But this increasing reliance on power is making people more …

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Pro Guide For Using Tap Water In Your Garden

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Pro Guide For Using Tap Water In Your Garden Using tap water for your garden, especially your food garden, can have some negative results. Many times, gardeners are forced to use the tap instead of catching rainwater due to their growing conditions, regulations on catching rain water, or inability to catch rainwater due to space …

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65 DIY Projects To Turn Your Trash Into Treasure

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65 DIY Projects To Turn Your Trash Into Treasure When it comes to decluttering your home or apartment, you may just grab a handful of trash bags and start either throwing out, recycling or donating, without thinking twice about how your old “trash” can actually be turned into something useful. So drop that trash bag. …

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4 Skills Every Homesteader Should Have

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Have These 4 Skills? You Could Be a Homesteader When the average person thinks about homesteading skills, they think about raising chickens, canning food, gardening, and butchering livestock. The truth is not every homesteader needs those skills because the traditional definition of homesteading is no longer relevant. You simply don’t need 20 acres of land to …

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Wilderness Survival Skills Everyone Should Know

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Wilderness Survival Skills Everyone Should Know Surviving in the wilderness comes down to one important factor – preparation. This alone can affect how the entire experience goes. Unfortunately, in some cases, we are not always able to prepare the essentials for a trip into the wild. Ideally, we would be packed lightly but efficiently with …

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The Complete Companion Planting Guide

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The Complete Companion Planting Guide Companion planting is what everyone who grows their own food should be doing. If you are not. You should be. How does companion planting work you may be asking yourself right now. Well, let me explain. Companions help each other grow—Tall plants, for example, provide shade for sun-sensitive shorter plants. Companions …

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The Art of Blending In: 5 Tips From a Counterintelligence Special Agent

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The Art of Blending In: 5 Tips From a Counterintelligence Special Agent There are many occasions where you may need to either not be noticed, or be able to notice someone trying to not be noticed. There are a few tricks that may help. Whether you’re traveling overseas in an area that has a high …

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15 Amazing Uses for Toothpaste You Never Thought Of

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15 Amazing Uses for Toothpaste You Never Thought Of Everyone has toothpaste in their house. Or at least I hope you do. Not only does toothpaste clean your teeth and keep your gums happy, toothpaste can also be used around the house and even offer you a cheaper alternative to special cleaning products! You can …

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How To Make a Super Bright LED Light Bulb For $3

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How To Make a Super Bright LED Light Bulb For $3 Lights in our home account for over 30% of our electric bill. Standard incandescent light bulbs are only about 10% efficient and lose the rest in heat. Using LED light bulbs will reduce your energy bill as well as waste heat. This has the …

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18 Ways You’ve Been Using Everyday Products Wrong

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18 Ways You’ve Been Using Everyday Products Wrong I was hunting for articles, as always, and came across 18 ways you have been using everyday products wrong from buzzfeed.com (my favorite website, ever.. after this one, obviously) Take the above picture for example. The bottom right shows an apple sauce pot. All my life I just tore …

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