Category Archives: Self-sufficiency

How To Disappear Completely When SHTF

Reasons to vanish Maybe it’s the fact the we are inherently a corrupt race. Mankind in and of itself is questionable. It’s now clearer than ever that this big wheel is running on greased palms and padded pockets. There is very little regard for human life at this level. Those at the highest levels of government, those supposed to protect us, are involved as well. What happens if they decide to come after you? W

Storing Water Long-Term, The Right Way

Perhaps the only thing more important than food in a long-term emergency is water.  Even the food you do have probably needs water to be cooked and eaten – especially dried beans and grains. Seriously, have you ever tried to bite into a dried bean? What is even more concerning is that water can be “bad” without anyone ever knowing it until it is too late. Crystal clear water can have dangerous bacteria grow

Four Common Mistakes When Burning Wood

Do you heat your house with wood heat? Wood stoves are a great way to provide heat even when the power goes out. They help lower your heat bill. But, burning wood takes a little preparation. You need to make sure your stove is ready to burn safely throughout the winter months. You’ll have to put up a supply of firewood to see you through the season. Here are some major mistakes people make when burning wood, and

Are Your Children Ready for SHTF?

Do you have children? Grandchildren? Young siblings? Have you ever thought about them when you are prepping? What role will they play in your family’s survival? Will they be the broken gear that leads to everyone’s death or will they be the extra power that helps you all get through it? Will they survive if you don’t? My son is a normal, video game playing, cartoon loving ten-year old. He collects cards and l

Who Are the Real Terrorists?

Who are the real terrorists and what is terrorism? According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word terrorist (n) in the modern times, since 1944, especially references Jewish tactics against the British in Palestine. Earlier use of the word dates to the extremist revolutionaries of Russia in 1866 as well as the Jacobins during the French Revolution in 1795. The English word terrorist is a derivative of the F

The Poor Man’s Guide To Survival Gear

Special Note:  Obviously, an entire book could be written on this subject, which is a task beyond the scope of this article.  The purpose of the following piece is to give those with financial difficulty a foothold on prepping without added pain.  It is meant to be a starting point, not a compendium. A friend of mine took note recently that a large portion of activists involved in the Liberty Movement had hit ex

The Dallas Massacre: This Is The Kind Of Civil Unrest That I Have Been Warning Is Coming To America

Today is a day to mourn and pray for America. In Dallas, Texas last night, a hate-filled gunman ruthlessly started gunning down police officers. A total of 12 officers were shot, and five of them are now dead. If we do not learn to love one another, there is no hope for us as a nation. Unfortunately, the love of most people has grown cold, and today messages of hate and division from people on all sides of the deba

20 Things You Will Need To Survive When The Economy Collapses And The Next Great Depression Begins

Today, millions of Americans say that they believe that the United States is on the verge of a major economic collapse and will soon be entering another Great Depression.  But only a small percentage of those same people are prepared for that to happen.  The sad truth is that the vast majority of Americans would last little more than a month on what they have stored up in their homes.  Most of us are so use

Prepper’s Natural Medicine: Emergency Essentials Using Natural Remedies and Herbs Do Your First Aid Box Contents Include Natural and Herbal Remedies?

Does your list of emergency essentials include medicine for common and serious illnesses? Natural disasters and severe storms can occur pretty much anytime and anywhere, and can leave you without access to doctors or prescription medications. Fortunately, you can use herbal medicine and essential oils as natural remedies for many common ailments when no doctor or pharmacy is available. If you’re looking for an he

7 Ways To Upgrade Your Home Defense Using Booby Traps

7 Ways To Upgrade Your Home Defense Using Booby Traps Some see the subject of booby traps as taboo. They are mostly those who have been affected by politicians who seek to control the population by controlling the information they access. They do this through fear, suggestion and threat of force.   But I do not believe that the proliferation of information will endanger the good guys. Our society has mechani

Backcountry Camping: Security and Comfort

Backcountry Camping: Security and Comfort   Camping for some people is more than just a weekend getaway at a public camping ground. Some enthusiasts like to head for the backcountry for some alone time, maybe to practice their bush craft skills or to just get away for a while, to get away from people. National parks while public, do give you a greater sense of isolation than would, for example, the KOA campgro

SURVIVAL IN THE WILD:Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping 101

SURVIVAL IN THE WILD:Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping 101   Unless you have the chance to take large game, concentrate your efforts on the smaller animals. They are more abundant and easier to prepare. Unlike plants, you do not have to get into a complex identification process to know what animals you can and can’t eat. Relatively few are poisonous. Basically with relatively few exceptions, if it crawls, swi

The 17 Elements of Martial Law

The 17 Elements of Martial Law   The “Martial Law” is thrown around with reckless disregard. Is America under martial law? This is a question that is most often discussed in the Independent Media. Martial law occurs when the prevailing regime feels threatened by the message being offered by the loyal opposition. When normal means of censorship and marginalization fail, despotic regimes resort to martial la