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The Single Biggest Problem Lurking In Most Survival Preps

Prepping can easily become an all-encompassing activity, affecting every area of our lives. That’s why many preppers refer to it as a change in lifestyle, and not simply adding something to their already full plates. That actually makes sense, as the attitudes one needs to develop for prepping require looking at life in a different way and establishing a different set of priorities. The basic concept of prepping

25 Things That You Should Do To Get Prepared For The Coming Economic Collapse

Do you think that you know how to prepare for the collapse of the economy?  If so, are you putting that knowledge into action?  In America today, people are more concerned about the possibility of an economic collapse than ever before.  It has been estimated that there are now three million preppers in the United States.  But the truth that nobody really knows the actual number, because a lot of preppers keep t

12 Winter Hobbies For The Self-Reliant Man

Winter is a tough time, especially if you’re used to being physically active. It’s easy to get bored and stir-crazy so you need to plan for this time in advance. If a disaster strikes or even if you get a bad storm, you may not have electricity or other modern conveniences such as computer games, the internet, or video games, so be sure to have a mental list of hobbies and a stockpile of supplies to get you th

Straw bale gardening: is it any good?

Easy, economical and efficient, the humble straw bale is raising the stakes for veg production Straw bale gardening is not something I’ve tried before, but it is on the cards for this year. The technique has been around since the Sixties, if not earlier. An American horticulturalist, Joel Karsten, has been honing his cultivation techniques using this system for 22 years and now grows almost all his vegetables an

Restoring the Old Way of Warming: Heating People, not Places

These days, we provide thermal comfort in winter by heating the entire volume of air in a room or building. In earlier times, our forebear’s concept of heating was more localized: heating people, not places. They used radiant heat sources that warmed only certain parts of a room, creating micro-climates of comfort. These people countered the large temperature differences with insulating furniture, such as ho

How To Build A “Dirt” Cheap Sod House (Soddy)

Editor’s Note: By 1700’s most pioneers learned the techniques used by the Scandinavian settlers and started building log houses whenever there were nearby woods. But for the pioneers who settled in the prairie, wood was a rare commodity. And soon realized that there is an even cheaper and easier material to work with: sod! Sod is the top layer of earth that includes grass, its roots, and the dirt clinging to

6 ‘Lost’ Off-Grid Lessons From The Amish

Several years ago we had a week-long power outage in my region. Even though we live in a fairly old-fashioned rural community, panic still set in somewhere around hour 12 of the weather-related disaster. It was summer, a really, really hot summer, with temperatures hitting about 95 degrees before noon. Friends and neighbors cleared out their refrigerators, and everyone was invited to a community cookout at the high

The 5 Best Places In America To ‘Bug Out’ When Society Collapses

Many people wonder where the safest place to retreat is should a major disaster hit, an economic collapse occur, or the power grid go down for an extended period of time. In truth, there is no singular “safe place” where you are guaranteed to survive no matter what, but there are certain factors that make some regions safer than others. In general, the bet regions to survive in the United States should meet as

Back To Basics: How To Make And Preserve Pasta

There’s nothing more delicious and versatile that pasta. You can use it to make lasagna, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese or simple yet delicious rustic dishes made only from the ingredients in your garden. The only problem with using pasta for survival is that the boxes are so bulky that it’s difficult to store much of it. Today we’re going to tell you how to make and preserve pasta for survival. One of my fon

‘Catastrophic Consequences From Cataclysmic Failure’ Could Spread Like Wildfire Experts Warn – This ‘Wakeup Call To Everyone’ Could Be A Prelude To Martial Law In America

The recent SQAlert from a banking insider republished below offers everyone who does their banking online some great advice: get rid of it immediately. Warning us that we’ll be the first to lose everything in a massive cyberattack because ‘the devils that are’ have all the passcodes and access no matter what the banks say, we continue to see signs of impending financial tragedy that could

How They Will Control The Masses After The Collapse: “They Only Understand Force”

Editor’s Comment: As things stand now, there is some pretty serious crowd control technology already in deployment under the general header of non-lethal and less-lethal weaponry. There have been some used of the LRAD at G20 protests, and some demonstrations of the active-denial system (which creates a burning sensation on the entire body until you flee the areas), and there are always the tried and true tactics

40 Million Russians Going To Bunkers During October 4th To October 7th Drills – What Do The Russians Know That The American People Don’t Know?

The recent story from Pravda tells us that Moscow, Russia is now prepared for a possible nuclear attack upon their country with enough underground bomb shelters for the entire population of the Russian capital. Telling us that 100% of the city’s population will be able to be protected as a result of new approaches to civil defense, we’re also told their bunkers are completely maintained, stocked and rea

Prep Blog Review: How To Eat Right When SHTF

As a prepper, you constantly ask yourself what you and your family are going to eat when the store shelves will be empty. You need foods high in calories, proteins and nutrients to stay alive. Having a balanced diet is pretty much of a challenge considering the limitations one has to face in a survival situation. Here are some useful tips I found this week, on this topic. If you have any other suggestions, let me