Tag Archives: Stockpile

6 Vital Items You Can Never Stockpile Enough Of

When stockpiling supplies in your home for survival and disaster preparedness, there are certain items that may run out quicker than you realize. Think about it: A large-scale economic collapse is going to last for months, if not years. An EMP attack will knock the power grid down on a national scale for an equal amount of time, if not longer. Click here to discover how our ancestors survived during harsh times! Re

The 12 Foods The Government Wants You To Stockpile (But Is It Enough?)

It’s hard to quantify, but the modern prepping movement has at least, in part, been caused by the government. I am not referencing fear in the government doing something stupid that would force us into survival mode (although that is possible), but instead in promoting the idea of disaster preparedness. FEMA’s Ready.gov website contains a host of information on how to prepare for a pending disaster, and radio c

The Lifetime Stockpile: What You’ll Need To Survive Past The First Year

One of the biggest questions facing anyone who is trying to prepare for disasters is that of time. How long will the crisis last? How long will it take for society to get back to normal? This question drives everyone’s stockpiling efforts — most especially, the decision about how much to stockpile. What do we do if the disaster and its aftermath outlast our stockpile? Wouldn’t that normally put us in the same

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

How To Build A 6-Month Food Stockpile On A Super-Strict Budget

Despite what you often see on TV and in the movies, stockpiling food is not only for those with conspiracy theories or living through a zombie apocalypse. It is now a part of life for those of us who are “what if” people or those with very strict budgets. Let’s face it: It’s not easy getting by in today’s economy. If we can save a little money on what we need to live by building a stockpile, then that’s

12 Items You Should Stockpile Other Than Food and Water

We live in very volatile times, times that are marked by increasingly horrific weather events, water scarcity, financial instability and in many cases, civil unrest. What does this mean for us? It means we need to live in a state of preparedness. That doesn’t necessarily translate into being a “hardcore prepper,” but rather just being aware and understanding what it means to be prepared. Of course, when you h

Stockpiling Ammo: The Minimum Requirements For Your Survival Stash

If you ever want to start a debate on a survival or shooting forum, just ask, “How much ammunition is enough for an emergency stockpile?” Then take cover. You’ll be amazed at every single armchair general who comes out of the woodwork to offer his or her opinion on the matter. Some folks are minimalists: “Only what you can carry” is their cry as they announce their plans to survive by scrounging their way

Everything You’ve Heard About Stockpiling Ammo Is Wrong

Amongst all the critical supplies that survivalists stockpile, there is nothing more controversial than ammunition. When it comes to food and water, you never hear someone saying, “That’s too much.” But you can hear that with ammo. You can also hear a lot of people spouting off about how you need 10,000 rounds, without a whole lot of justification for it. Part of the problem, as with everything else in prepar

How To Keep Your Winter Stockpile Safe

Building your stockpiles is only part of the equation for survival. Once you have items stored up, you also must protect them all year long. This winter, your reserves can be threatened in numerous ways. Are yours going to make it through until spring comes? Here are five common threats that winter can bring. So you can adequately prepare, you’ll also find tips on how to avoid these threats. That way you can make

How To Plan Farmer’s Calendar All Year Round

A farmer’s work is never done. You’d think that in the winter when there are no crops to tend or hay to mow, there may be some time to take a break, and that’s somewhat true, but not really. Winter is actually one of the busiest times of year; in addition to taking care of the animals, clearing snow, and keeping things running, you need to plan and prep for the next year. Winter appears to be a time of sleep

This Is How Much Ammo You Should Stockpile

  Without the necessary ammo and magazines, a gun is little more than a metal or plastic club (and not a very good one at that). A major goal of every survivalist should be good security, and make no mistake: A loaded gun is far more effective than one that’s not! Most of your “gun money” should be spent on ammunitions and magazines. Many people like to customize their guns with various accessories, ofte

The Cheapest Way To Build A 3-Month Food Stockpile

When I first began to prepare an emergency stockpile, I was dismayed at the cost of emergency food. Freeze-dried food and ready-to-eat meals (MREs) can be expensive for those on a budget – myself included. So how can you quickly build up a stockpile with at least three months of food for you and your family on the cheap? I have done much research into this matter and have been pleasantly surprised at the results

Prep Blog Review: Are You Ready For September?

National Preparedness Month is just around the corner. It should be a time of reviewing our skills, stockpile and weak spots. The worry that still keeps me up at night? WATER. Here are some fresh blog findings that helped.  What are you doing for prepping this September and how can we help? 1. Let’s Talk About Water Storage “I’ll start off by saying that I’m in west Georgia and the bulk of our state has