Tag Archives: preparedness

7 Items Your Great-Grandparents Stockpiled That You Should, Too

It’s easy to think that the modern preparedness movement is a unique phenomenon. Most of us grew up during a time when the economy was growing, the government seemed to be more responsive to the will of the people, and everyone was busy chasing the American Dream. But if we go back farther, to the time of our grandparents or great-grandparents, we find that what some call “prepping,” they called life. They di

14 Dog Breeds for Preppers

Tens of thousands of years ago, early humans established an unlikely alliance with another animal—the grey wolf. Over the last 15,000 years, our fates have intertwined, and we have managed to domesticate them into what we now call man’s best friend. Given the fact that dogs were the first domesticated animals—long before cows, sheep, pigs, or goats; before we even learned how to plant rice or corn; and before

Futuristic Looking Rifles and Guns

Top Futuristic Looking Rifles and Guns When I’m thinking about futuristic looking rifles, the first thing that comes to my mind is that awesome, kick-ass looking “blaster” from Star Wars. Remember that line Han Solo used on Luke Skywalker? “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.” Oh, let’s not forget  the pulse-rifles used by Marines in Alien or Rick D

5 Strategies To Survive In The City When SHTF

When we think of survival and disaster preparedness the images most people conjure up are basically rural. Preparedness is all about being ready to harvest the essentials from the land, and there’s a distinct echo of pioneer families about it all. But is this realistic? The latest figures, from 2015, show that 82% of Americans now live in urban areas. If you’re one of them, being ready for the worst brings a wh

How to Make Delicious Biltong with 1 Year-Shelf Life

  People sometimes refer to biltong and beef jerky interchangeably, and admittedly, they have some similarities.  Usually, biltong is cured in larger slabs of meat, whereas jerky is cured in strips.  Biltong retains a little moisture, which some people think may shorten its shelf life, but we’ll return to that point at the end of the recipe. The other difference between jerky and biltong is that tradition

Top 5 Awesome Bug Out Vehicles You Can Actually Afford

When you need to get out of town as quickly as possible in an emergency, not all vehicles are created equal. What’s ideal in one situation probably won’t be ideal in a different set of circumstances. Therefore, this article will look at several affordable – totally different – vehicle options. This is what an evacuation looks like. Option 1: Fuel Efficiency and Mobility (Starting at $4500/ Used But In G

How to Store and Stack Firewood The Right Way

Winter is coming! For some folks, perhaps it is already here. If you’re living in a place where wood heat is a primary or supplemental heat source for the winter months, firewood is a big deal. The Best Kind of Wood to Burn The best kind of wood to burn will depend on where you live and which kinds of trees are available. Generally speaking, hard woods, like oak and cherry, burn longer and put off more heat, and

The Amazing Confessions Of A Man Who Lived 37 Years Off Grid (AMA)

By Ron Melchiore Imagine if you can, a homestead nestled deep in the forest, fronting a beautiful lake. Oh sure… that sounds dreamy and might be reality for a lucky few. But now let’s take it a step further. The homestead sits on the shore of a remote, pristine lake which is located 100 miles in the wilderness. No roads, no trails, no neighbors. Only forest, water, animals and silence. Float plane is the only w

Back To Basics: How To Make Vinegar At Home

Vinegar: the delicious, magical, germ-killing cleaning agent and wondrous elixir that cures what ails you. Since you’re a smart prepper, you may have plenty stockpiled, but wouldn’t it be much easier, and prepper-friendly, if you could just make vinegar at home from ingredients that you already have on hand? Well, you can. As a matter of fact, it pretty much makes itself if you just combine a few basic ingredie

‘A Very Disturbing Series Of Events’ – Are The Russians Running To Their Bunkers?

Back on August 24th, Susan Duclos reported on ANP that the Czech Republic had recently warned their citizens to ‘prepare for the worst’, joining a growing list of government’s including Germany, China and the US recently issuing cryptic warnings to their citizens. As this recent story from the Organic Prepper’s Daisy Luther tells us, we seem to be witnessing a very disturbing series of event

Louisiana: What They Don’t Want You To Know Or See

-Donald Trump Did More For Louisiana In One Day Than Obama, Hillary Or The MSM Has Done Since The Historic Flooding Began What is happening in Louisiana right now is being called “The worst natural disaster in US since Hurricane “Sandy”,” with others saying it it is the worst to hit the U.S. since Katrina, but either way, the bottom line is it is bad. The Hill reports that at least 13 people

What Is the the Right Fence for Your Homestead?

One of the basic fixtures on a homestead is fencing. Fences are used to keep animals in, or out, of areas. They are used to mark boundaries or provide attractive borders to properties. You may think that a fence doesn’t need to be all that sturdy to contain your particular livestock. However, a horse using the top wire to scratch its neck, or a cow snuffling under the bottom wire to reach better grass can soon ca

5 Principles of Preparedness The Five Principles of Preparedness

There are basic principles that keep us and our families grounded that are key to our happiness as a family unit while we Walk the Path of the Prepper.  There is safety and peace that comes from having car insurance, home insurance, medical insurance,etc.  What many families frequently ignore is “Standard of Living Insurance”.  At its heart, this is what Preparedness, Self Reliance, Prepping – however you