Of all the disasters that might happen in the near future, a nuclear war is the one I fear most. Not only are tensions between the United States and Russia higher than ever, the increasing number of Jihadists–who are not deterred by the threat of mutually assured destruction–means we are in more danger every single […]
This video by Corporals Corner shows that if you know what you’re doing, you can survive in the wilderness with only a few simple supplies. There are lots of “dollar store survival item” lists out there, but what I love about this video is how he takes the items into the woods and uses them […]
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I recently discovered a fairly new Youtube channel called The Prepared Wanderer who in just one year has already made nearly 100 videos. His focus is on camping and bushcraft and he’s been a Search and Rescue Team Leader for over a decade. This video is his response to a viewer who wanted to know […]
Here’s a great article for those who are new to prepping. Unless your home is burning down, getting flooded, or being overrun with looters, or in the path of some other dangerous threat, you’re best off hunkering down in your home during a disaster. With any luck, you can just wait it out until things […]
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There are some tough guys out there who are going to read this article and think, “Books, blankets, hot cocoa? What kind of wimp needs all that?” But the fact is, everyone has comfort items they use to deal with stress. You might not be the type of person who curls up with a book […]
Though stories have been pouring out for at least 5 years about the weakness of our power grid, we are still woefully unprepared. And one of the most effective ways our enemies could cripple our power grid is with an EMP (electromagnetic pulse). It would require a tremendous amount of energy, usually from a high-altitude […]
Stockpiling food, water, and supplies to sustain you and your family for a long time can get very expensive. For some, it just isn’t feasible to spend hundreds of dollars or more every week buying supplies that won’t be used right away. Don’t be embarrassed. Most people can’t afford to do that. The trick is […]
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There are some survival items that you’re probably only going to buy a few times in your life, if that. Things like gas masks, rain barrels, portable generators, and other large and/or high-ticket items. On the other hand, there are many survival items that you’ll want to buy repeatedly–the kind of things that you’ll either […]
I’ve met quite a few preppers who regularly purchase all sorts of survival items, but who never actually make their own survival items (you know who you are). There are many reasons why this is a huge mistake, but let’s focus on two in particular: First of all, you’re wasting money if you’re buying things […]
When thinking about what to stockpile in case of a major collapse, it’s easy to get caught up in the big stuff and forget about all the little things. I’m talking about small items we use almost every single day and never think twice about until they’re gone. Things like soap, trash bags, toilet paper, […]
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If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you may have noticed that I love lists. Well recently I came across the ultimate list of preparedness items. It was made by Jane from MomWithaPrep.com, and it covers just about everything you could possibly need to survive a major disaster. The best thing about this list […]
Most preppers have a bit of a hoarding mentality. We want to stock up on as many things as we can reasonably fit in our closets and storage spaces. That’s why I was a bit surprised when James from PlanAndPrepared.com wrote an article about things you shouldn’t stock up on. Here’s his list: Toilet Paper […]
If you’ve never visited SHTFpreparedness.com, you’re missing out. They gather the best prepping, survival, homesteading, and DIY articles from around the web (including several dozen from this site). And to date they have over 2,500 posts! Recently they made a list of the 21 most important things you can stockpile. If you’re a new prepper, […]
Just do a quick perusal of the internet and you’ll find countless articles explaining what to buy and how to warm your house in the event of a winter power outage. But do you know what to do in the event of a summer power outage? Thousands of people die each year from hypothermia (abnormal […]
When most people think about disaster survival, they assume they’ll need a big bag of heavy gear. When the disaster strikes, they frantically throw things into a bag only to realize they don’t have nearly enough room and it already weighs over 50 pounds. It’s easy to get carried away. Most of us are so […]
When you think about prepping, what sort of disasters come to mind? In my experience, most preppers think about severe weather, extended power outages, economic crises, and so forth. But only a few think about nuclear disasters, and one reason is because of a misconception that nuclear disasters are practically impossible to survive. This isn’t […]
As I’ve said many times before, it is possible to be a prepper without spending a lot of money. However, there’s nothing wrong with doing a little “Internet window shopping” every now and then. Everyday there are cool new survival products entering the marketplace. And even though many of them are way out of my […]
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There are certain items that usually get left out of survival supply lists. Consequently, preppers tend to overlook them. But once they need them, they’ll be kicking themselves to no end. For example: bicycles. During a major disaster, roads could be blocked and gas could be in short […]
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Contrary to popular belief, survival food isn’t just MRE’s, canned bacon, space ice cream and the like. To me, survival food is any type of food that lasts a long time without refrigeration. And fortunately, there are plenty of those at your local grocery store. There’s no need […]
If you’re interested in preparedness, flea markets and thrift stores can be goldmines. Everyday, people clean out their garages or attics and give away things they don’t want, completely unaware that many of the items they donate are valuable to preppers. These items end up in secondhand stores […]
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