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  • newNotes for Monday – March 30, 2015
    On March 30, 1981, President Reagan was shot and seriously injured outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John W. Hinckley Jr. Also wounded were White House news secretary James Brady, a Secret Service agent, and a District of Columbia police officer. K…
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  • newScot’s Product Review: Horseshoe Leather Products
    Horseshoe Leather Products isn’t one of the best known holster makers, but that doesn’t really matter. What is important is that it is one of the best holster makers on the planet. Horseshoe holsters are of impec…
    - 12 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 5:17am -
  • newPat Cascio’s Review: Magnum Research, Desert Eagle 1911s Siblings

    Pat Cascio’s Review: Magnum Research, Desert Eagle 1911s Siblings

    Whenever anyone finds out that I’m a gun/knife/outdoor writer, the first question out of their mouth is “What’s your favorite gun…?” Quite often, when I’m hanging out at the local gun shop, a customer will ask about a certain handgun, and…
    - 12 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 5:17am -
  • newRecipe of the Week: 5 Can Soup, by A.T.
    My friends and family seem to like this soup, which is very pantry friendly. Ingredients: 1 can Progresso minestrone soup 1 can corn, undrained 1 can mixed vegetables, undrained 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed Di…
    - 12 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 5:16am -
  • newLetter Re: Choices, Choices, Choices
    HJL, I would like to weigh in on the article of: Choices, Choices, Choices – Part 1, by K.C. First thing I want to mention is by no way am I an expert in the field of firearms and all this is only my opinion and what I believe will … Continue re…
    - 12 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 5:15am -
  • newEconomics and Investing:
    U.S. Oil Glut Story Grossly Exaggerated o o o 3 Very Real Reasons Why Lower Oil Prices Could Be The Catalyst For World War III o o o Central Banks Warn: Liquidity May Evaporate When Investors Finally Remove Blindfolds o o o Largest for-profit sees ha…
    - 12 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 5:15am -
  • newOdds ‘n Sods:
    Fitch Continues the Downgrade Parade Reduces Greece to Junk Status Down to CCC o o o Big elections coming up in Mexico. – H.L. o o o With the questionable “Jade Helm 15” operation on the near horizon, some SurvivalBlog readers are reckoning bac…
    - 12 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 5:14am -
  • newHugh’s Quote of the Day:
    “Because courage, survival, love—all these things didn’t live in one man. They lived in them all or they died and every man with them; they had come to believe that to abandon one man was to abandon themselves.” ― Richard Flanagan, The Narr…
    - 12 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 5:14am -
  • Notes for Sunday – March 29, 2015
    On March 29, 1973, the last United States troops left South Vietnam, ending America’s direct military involvement in the Vietnam War.
    - 1 day ago, 29 Mar 15, 5:33am -
  • March In Precious Metals, by Everett Millman of Gainesville Coins
    Welcome to SurvivalBlog’s Precious Metals Month in Review, where we take a look at “the month that was” in precious metals. Each month, we cover the price action of gold and silver and examine the “what” and “why” behind those numbers.…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Mar 15, 5:33am -


More Than Just Surviving

  • March 2015 EDC Purse Dump

    March 2015 EDC Purse Dump

    1. ESEE Candiru (Black Version) Fixed Blade Knife + Orange Scales 2. Inova XP LED Flashlight 3. Orange G-10 Nuko Tools NukoHead Punchring – Similar. 4. Gerber Dime Mini MultitoolThis is just the start of the post March 2015 EDC Purse Dump.…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 4:00pm -
  • The Complete Guide to Paracord

    The Complete Guide to Paracord

    I’ve noticed that when Elise goes online shopping for paracord, she really isn’t ever quite sure what she’s looking for. She typically has colour preferences and has a particular function in mind (to make a paracord wrap for her new ESEE…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 7:30pm -
  • Cold Steel Kudu 20K Ring Lock Folding Knife Review

    Cold Steel Kudu 20K Ring Lock Folding Knife Review

    The Cold Steel Kudu is a modern interpretation of the Okapi knife designed manufactured in Germany for the colonial market. The original was produced in 1902, and the target demographic needed an inexpensive everyday pocket knife for all the ta…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 6:30pm -
  • Knife Drop: Cold Steel Collection Beginnings

    Knife Drop: Cold Steel Collection Beginnings

    We’ve been purchasing a lot of Cold Steels recently. Truth be told, we should’ve been working on our Cold Steel collection for some time now, but I feel like we usually obsess over one brand for a while, then once we’ve gotten a good chun…
    - 9 days ago, 21 Mar 15, 6:30pm -
  • Condor Bushlore Fixed Blade Bushcraft Knife Review

    Condor Bushlore Fixed Blade Bushcraft Knife Review

    The Condor Bushlore is one of the most popular fixed blade survival/bushcraft knives on the market, and after owning it for about 6 months or so, I have to admit, I really do understand why. Before I get into the nitty gritty of the specifics o…
    - 13 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 7:30pm -
  • How to Tell If Your Cut Is Infected

    How to Tell If Your Cut Is Infected

    I recently cut myself pretty deep on the inside of my palm, and even though the cut healed up relatively well and cleanly, I did notice some bruising around the wound channel as it healed. I realized how messed up my wound looked, mostly consi…
    - 17 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 7:00pm -
  • So When Will the Shit Finally Hit the Fan?

    So When Will the Shit Finally Hit the Fan?

    As much as people like to predict when the shit will finally hit the fan, there’s absolutely no way of knowing for sure when it will, if it will, or what exactly will happen when it does. And that’s really the point of prepping – the reas…
    - 21 days ago, 9 Mar 15, 8:15pm -
  • March 2015 EDC Pocket Dump

    March 2015 EDC Pocket Dump

    1.  Spyderco Sage 3 Blue G-10 Plain Edge Knife – Review. 2. Excel Peppermint Mints 3. Seiko SNXS77 Automatic Blue Dial Watch + 18mm Nato Ss Nylon Striped Watch BandThis is just the start of the post March 2015 EDC Pocket Dump. Continue re…
    - 23 days ago, 7 Mar 15, 8:45pm -
  • The Best Survival Games

    The Best Survival Games

    While you shouldn’t trust any of these games, no matter how realistic, to replace any sort of real-world survival training, playing these games is an awesome way to unwind from a long day while still keeping you thinking about survival. The…
    - 25 days ago, 5 Mar 15, 6:30pm -
  • February 2015 EDC Purse Dump

    February 2015 EDC Purse Dump

    1. Little Green Alien Toy – Avery (our cat)’s current favourite toy. 2. Spyderco Sage 1 Folding Knife – Review. 3. Paper Mate Flexgrip Ultra Ballpoint Pen 4. G-10 Single Nuko Tools Punchring 5. Yellow Post-it NotesThis is just the star…
    - 30 days ago, 28 Feb 15, 5:30pm -

Blue Collar Prepping

  • Palette's Product Reviews: the Spool Tool

    Palette's Product Reviews:  the Spool Tool

    Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.The Spool Tool is something that I acquired for my birthday, and it's something that I'm really looking forward to using in the coming years.But Erin! I hear you exclaim. This is a product review! S…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 8:25pm -
  • Stimulation - The Soul

    Stimulation - The Soul

    First off, let me make clear where I stand on the subject of religion and personal choice:Since I believe that we each have a soul (the individual part of us that is immortal and undying, the part of us that makes us unique from any other person aliv…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 6:33pm -
  • Prudent Prepping: Seasonal Gear Transition

    Prudent Prepping: Seasonal Gear Transition

    The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Now we concentrate  on what to do in, and how to plan for, the long term via Prudent Prepping.Seasonal Transition:Weatherizing My GearSpring is right around the corner here in California, with…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 6:55pm -
  • Failure Mentality

    Failure Mentality

    In Episode 30 of the Gun Blog Variety Cast, Sean presented the cast with the following quote, and observed their varied responses.Light bulb goes out, other people fix it, get a new one. Light bulb goes out for the Catholic, he stands in the dark, s…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 5:08pm -
  • Bugs!


    (Waits for some of the heebie jeebies to die down.)Look, I'm not a fan of them, either.As many readers may know, DR and I had a big move to Arizona. Well... the new apartment has cockroaches. We haven't been able to determine if they came with us (be…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 6:11pm -
  • Gun Blog Variety Podcast #31

    Gun Blog Variety Podcast #31

    It's time for Episode 31 of the Gun Blog Variety Cast!A very caffeinated Erin Palette talks to us about "Springing Forward", prepper-style.Nicki Kenyon discusses our President's recent imposition of sanctions on Venezuela.Speaking of Venezuela, Mig…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 5:17am -
  • Normalizing Prepping

    Normalizing Prepping

    Picture by KJ Photography& is used with permission.It's been my experience that a lot of non-preppers look at us like we're crazy... or at least foolish. Since we preppers want to normalize prepping (If everyone is prepared for a disaster, then no on…
    - 10 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 8:43pm -
  • Stimulation - Spirit

    Stimulation - Spirit

    Since I prefer to break down the personal part of life into Body, Mind, Spirit, and Soul, that's how I've been writing this series of articles. Stimulation of the body and the mind have been covered, so let's move on to the Spirit.Spirit, to me, fa…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 6:52pm -
  • Prudent Prepping: Planning for Those Around You

    Prudent Prepping: Planning for Those Around You

    The dust has settled and the First 72 Hours have passed. Now we concentrate  on what to do in, and how to plan for, the long term via Prudent Prepping.Planning for Those Around YouQ: How do you find the Crossfit enthusiast, the Vegan and the Gluten-…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 9:51pm -
  • Reloading Ammunition, part 2: How It Works

    Reloading Ammunition, part 2: How It Works

    Now that we've looked at why folks load their own ammunition, let's look at how the process actually works.The steps in the reloading process can be broken down into two segments: case preparation and ammunition loading. Case preparation includes cle…
    - 13 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 9:55pm -

Destiny Survival

  • Prepper’s Financial Guide Offers Common Sense Help You Can Use
    Since the day I first heard Jim Cobb was coming out with Prepper’s Financial Guide, I’ve been eager for it to be released so I could read it and tell you about it. That’s because this is such a vital … Continue reading →The post Prepper’…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 1:09pm -
  • Make Ready to Survive in a Suburban and City Environment
    I’m so glad Panteao’s Make Ready to Survive series covers everything from wilderness survival to urban survival, and a little in between. There’s something for every prepper, no matter what your level of experience. Today I’m reviewing the DV…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 1:15pm -
  • Permaculture – Cap’n Dave Sets an Example for Your Survival Garden
    With spring upon us, gardening comes to the forefront. If you want more than just ordinary gardening, consider permaculture. Cap’n Dave sets an example for your survival garden. I’ll fill you in on that shortly. Cap’n Dave is this week’s ……
    - 11 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 1:11pm -
  • Backyard Cuisine – Could it Keep You Alive?
    Ignorance can kill. That sounds extreme, but if you don’t know what sources of food exist around you, you could starve in a worst case scenario. Therefore, it’s wise to get acquainted with your backyard cuisine. But could it keep … Continue rea…
    - 13 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 1:24pm -
  • Make Sourdough Without a Commercial Starter
    If you’re into making sourdough bread, did you know you don’t need to buy a yeast starter? The January/February 2015 issue of “Backwoods Home Magazine” (Issue #151) contains an article which serves as a great primer on making sourdough withou…
    - 20 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 1:26pm -
  • A Unique Light Source When the Power’s Out Gives You That UV Glow
    When the power goes out, and it’s dark, the first thing we want is light–even before food and water. It not only helps us see, but it provides us with comfort and reassurance. Of course, you want a dependable light … Continue reading →The po…
    - 25 days ago, 5 Mar 15, 2:04pm -
  • Bugging Out With Panteao

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  • Emergency Responders – What Can We Expect When Disaster Strikes?
    What can we expect from public officials and emergency responders in the aftermath of a disaster? I spoke to Janet Liebsch about that a few months ago, and, because it’s such an important topic, this week on DestinySurvival Radio I’m … Continue…
    - 32 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 2:15pm -
  • Shelter, Fire and Water will Help You Make Ready to Survive
    Panteao Productions has come out with a couple more DVD’s in their Make Ready to Survive series. I reviewed the first three videos, which you can read about here. I’ll discuss one today and another soon. Shelter, fire and water … Continue readi…
    - 34 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 2:09pm -
  • Sailing the Apocalypse – A Different Kind of Sea Story for Preppers
    Sailing the Apocalypse, the latest novel by Scott B. Williams, lets you imagine what it’s like to combine prepping with going out to sea. It’s a different kind of sea story for preppers. It’s not like any I’ve read before. … Continue readin…
    - 39 days ago, 19 Feb 15, 2:07pm -

Libertarian Rantfest

  • newBucket Cache
    I am planning on putting together another cache. In looking at lightening up my get home bag and larger get home plan it became apparent to me that consumables could be an issue if the absolute worst case happened and I had to walk the entire way or…
    - 18 hours ago, 29 Mar 15, 11:23pm -
  • Barter Town: Pre Listing Discussion
    Hey folks, I was inspired by Alexander Wolfe of T Blog's recent sale of a bunch of stuff to turn it into something good and am looking to do a bit of garage clearing out. I'm looking to sell a bunch of stuff and plan to offer it to you all before doi…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Mar 15, 3:26am -
  • How Many Survival Bags/ Kits Do You Need?
    This video brought the question up and I got to thinkingPersonally I have two. I have a level 2.5 assault pack/ get home bag (old bag shown as the new one is pending a post) and a bug out bag. We also have some stuff in the family hauler and there is…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 10:14pm -
  • Priorities, Opportunities, Knives and Whatever
    Today I was in an auto accident. I was stopped in a turn lane with my blinker on waiting to turn thinking about getting lunch and the rest of my days plans. Out of nowhere some guy nailed me from behind. He couldn't have been going over 15mph but the…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 3:53am -
  • Cargo Trailer Conversion?
    After some looking we both realized a conventional travel trailer will not suit our needs. The main constraints are total weight (to tow) and cost. We have limited towing capacity and a realistic but limited budget. There are cheap and decent trailer…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 2:46am -
  • Taxes and Trailer?
    Got the taxes taken care of for the year. Since it isn't April we are doing better than usual. I am pleased to say we did better than expected which was nice. Things worked out just right to drop us into a lower tax bracket. Will have to look at if w…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 2:42am -
  • Firearm Selection Criteria: Concept of Use, Reliability, Commonality, Affordability, and Personal Preference
    Today I want to talk about a methodology for selection of firearms and arguably other tools. I put these in order intentionally; the way I did it was working through the perspective of a person trying to decide on a type of weapon to purchase. It is…
    - 9 days ago, 21 Mar 15, 11:53pm -
  • Pocket Pistol Ammo, The Arctic, GEN Petraeus on Iraq and Other Stuff
    Meister linked to a cool new .380 round by Lehigh Defense. Up till now you have had two options for .380 ammo. JHP ammo, including some good stuff like 90 grain Speer Gold Dots that arguably fails to penetrate sufficiently for some tastes. The other…
    - 10 days ago, 21 Mar 15, 2:34am -
  • Thoughts on Groups and Leadership
    Leading people and being involved in groups are an interesting things. In no particular order I have some thoughts on the matter.-Never order someone to do something you will not do yourself. Once my commander, a Major, cleaned up human feces with an…
    - 12 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 4:04am -
  • What Did You Do To Prepare This Week?
    -Ordered a stripped AR-15 lower.-Purchased a second mag for the Ruger LCP.-Typed up our pantry inventory. I need to print it out and keep it on a clip board in the kitchen.-Did some reading ham stuff.-Cranking the miles out decently with some sorenes…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 11:52pm -

Dr. Bones & Nurse Amy

  • Survival Medicine Hour: Surviving Fires, Making Normal Saline, Wound Decisions, More
    In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy discuss the recent 3-building blaze in NYC, the nature of fires, and how to survive one. Also, Dr. Bones tells you how to make normal sal…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 8:30pm -
  • Surviving A House Fire
      As I write this, a four-story building in New York City is reported to have collapsed during an explosion and subsequent fire. Although details are sketchy at present, it made me think about what you should do in a circumstance like this to protec…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 9:36pm -
  • Survival Medicine Hour: Open Wound Care, Expiration Dates, Tomatoes
    In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy discuss expiration dates and what they really mean, how to deal with open wounds, and health benefits of tomatoes. to Listen in, click the link below:   http://www.blogtalkradio.…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 10:28pm -
  • The Fist Bump Initiative
    For eons, humans have used the handshake to indicate a friendly greeting. In modern times, however, epidemic diseases, MRSA, and antibiotic resistance makes me wonder if this time-honored tradition might be hazardous to our health? For that reason, I…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 7:32pm -
  • Health Benefits of Tomatoes
    A vegetable “survival” garden isn’t a vegetable garden without some nice tomato plants, but is the tomato really a vegetable, or is it a fruit? In 1893, this question went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled (erroneously) that th…
    - 11 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 12:15am -
  • Survival Medicine Hour: Whooping Cough, Stab Wounds, Europe
    In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka  Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss concerns about recent cases of whooping cough, also known as Pertussis, that have hit their hometown, plus a how-to on dealing…
    - 15 days ago, 15 Mar 15, 11:15am -
  • Allergy or Side Effect?
    A medical caregiver has many responsibilities in a disaster. Everyone knows that their duty is to deal with injuries and illness, but few are aware of their obligation as medical archivist; that is, they are responsible for knowing the medical histor…
    - 21 days ago, 9 Mar 15, 12:11pm -
  • Survival Medicine Hour: Rubella, Immunity, Glen Tate of 299 Days
    In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss their ongoing journey in Europe. Also, Dr. Alton reports on a physician advisory he recently received from the…
    - 23 days ago, 7 Mar 15, 9:17pm -
  • Videocast: Around the Cabin #6
    In their latest videocast, Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, introduce their African Gray parrot, T.D. Bird (stands for That…um…Darn Bird) to live video while discussing medical topics like rib fractures, concussion…
    - 25 days ago, 5 Mar 15, 1:39pm -
  • Anaphylactic Shock In Austere Settings
    In a disaster or any other situation that leaves us off the grid, we will expose ourselves to insect stings and poison ivy, as well as strange food items that we aren’t accustomed to. Allergic reactions may ensue in susceptible individuals. When we…
    - 28 days ago, 2 Mar 15, 1:22pm -

Survivalist Blog

  • newKerosene Versus Propane – Things to Consider…
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    - 4 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 1:13pm -
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  • newFive How-To-Do-It Articles For Defending Your Home And Retreat Against Looters, and Jackbooted Thugs
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    - 2 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 12:11pm -
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    - 3 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 1:30pm -
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    - 3 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 12:42pm -
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    - 3 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 12:22pm -

Patriot Rising

  • Prepping – This stuff counts too!

    Prepping – This stuff counts too!

    This stuff counts, too! OK, Mr. Prepper.  You have your storage carefully laid in down in the basement and well crafted bugout bags for each family member. Food, water, clothing, fire starter, toiletries, and to make sure you sleep well, one of tho…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Mar 15, 9:39pm -
  • 7 Survival Tips Learned From The Walking Dead

    7 Survival Tips Learned From The Walking Dead

    The Walking Dead is one of the most popular post-apocalyptic shows ever seen on television, and while the gripping story focuses on the characters and their travels through the ruined world, there are some lessons to be learned by us along the way. S…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Mar 15, 9:37pm -
  • Self-Storage Survival

    Self-Storage Survival

    What are the advantages of storing your prepping supplies in a self-storage unit? A self-storage unit would seem to be the perfect idea for people who need a little extra space and who aren’t opposed to spending some extra money each month. Self-st…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Mar 15, 9:33pm -
  • 3 Food Preservation Techniques For Long Term Storage

    3 Food Preservation Techniques For Long Term Storage

    1.Canning This procedure is also called “pasteurizing” and it works by heating the food at a specified temperature, for a certain amount of time. The resulted product is then vacuum-sealed in glass jars and stored. The canning method can be used…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Mar 15, 9:23pm -
  • 5 Essentials for the Great Outdoors

    5 Essentials for the Great Outdoors

      You can prep for and plan a weekend camping trip in just a matter of hours, so why not go for it? But remember, when you decide to spend your entire two-week vacation in the mountains or bush, a few extra steps are necessary to ensure a safe, comf…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Mar 15, 9:21pm -
  • Tips for Using Emergency Generators

    Tips for Using Emergency Generators

    Buying emergency generators is not as easy as it may seem as there are various options to consider. An example is the items that you want to run in your home. The size of the generator you use dictates what you can power in your home. You need to res…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Mar 15, 9:18pm -
  • A Pepper’s Survival Cache

    A Pepper’s Survival Cache

    Why We Need Cache’s A survival cache is like an insurance policy, if we find ourselves in a bug in, or bug out situation having a little something stashed away might come in useful if it’s in the right place at the right time. Bugging In: If you…
    - 12 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 1:53am -
  • Prepping Your Spouse for Prepping

    Prepping Your Spouse for Prepping

                    How many of you have ever tried to convince your spouse to do something that was outside of their comfort zone? Did you have a lot of success? When we have these partners in our lives, we try to share most if not all of our li…
    - 12 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 1:46am -
  • 5 Wild Edibles Found Everywhere

    5 Wild Edibles Found Everywhere

    Clover - Clover grows the world over! This wonderful little plants is 100% edible from the leaves and flowers all the way to the roots. The catch is that clover should be eaten fresh or completely dry. Fermented clover is poisonous. The flowers are e…
    - 12 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 1:44am -
  • 10 Items to Keep in Your Car or Truck for Emergencies

    10 Items to Keep in Your Car or Truck for Emergencies

      Many of us take extra steps to equip our vehicles for roadside emergencies during winter, but vehicle breakdowns and emergency situations can happen any time of the year. If you neglected to outfit your ride with essential survival gear over the w…
    - 12 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 1:40am -

Survival Gear

Backdoor Survival

  • The Survival Buzz #162
    Welcome to this week’s Survival Buzz with an update on my own preps and announcements from the Backdoor Survival blog.How was your week?  I have been busy with a capital “B” in an attempt to complete my many half started projects.  Many of…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 8:00am -
  • Gear Review: SunJack Waterproof Lightstick + Giveaway
    If there is one thing that we all share in common, it is our interest in having adequate light to brighten our way when the grid is down.  Perhaps that is why some of us, no names mentioned, have over two dozen flashlights of all sizes and types. …
    - 3 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 8:00am -
  • Prepper Book Festival 8: The Organic Canner + Giveaway
    Are you a frustrated home canner wannabe like I am?  Whether that describes you to a “T” or whether you are an experienced pro, home canning is one of those skills where you can never have too much knowledge and reference material at your fing…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 8:00am -
  • 10 Ways to Stay Calm and Prepare for a Disruptive Event
    Over a recent dinner at my place with like-minded friends, the conversation turned to the state of the world, our country, and society in general.  While this was supposed to be a fun evening and a much needed break from long work-days, the convers…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 8:00am -
  • The Survival Buzz #161

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  • Prepper Book Festival 8: The New 2000 Hour Flashlight + Giveaway
    What better way to start off the new “Prepper Book Festival” than with The New 2000 Hour Flashlight?I say this because from the get go, I was part of the feedback team that Ron used to fine tune the technique in the first edition and get it rea…
    - 10 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 8:00am -
  • How to Set-Up and Master Ham Radio Without Going Crazy, Part 1
    On April 18th, I will be taking the test to get my Technician Class HAM radio license.  This is something I have been meaning to do for quite some time but honestly?  I got so wrapped up with getting my equipment, two Baofeng UV5 radios, to work t…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 8:00am -
  • BDS Prepper Book Festival 8 Is Here!
    Spring is in the air and along with it brings an all-new Backdoor Survival Prepper Book Festival. It appears that word has gotten out about these BDS book festivals because not a week goes by that an author or their publisher asks me to add their bo…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 8:00am -
  • Managing Blood Pressure With Essential Oils
    Something of that concerns every single one of us is how we will deal with health issues in the event modern medicine and western doctors are no longer available to keep us well.  This goes far beyond current health woes because, as you know, stuff…
    - 13 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 8:00am -
  • The Survival Buzz #160
    Another week has rolled around and it is once again time for this week’s Survival Buzz.  As always, I want to start off with my preps.Since the beginning of the year, I have tried to focus on checking one major task off the to-do list each week.…
    - 16 days ago, 14 Mar 15, 8:00am -

Backwoods Survival Blog

  • newREVIEW: The Walking Dead (AMC Network TV Series): Season 5 Finale - Episode 16 "Conquer"
    A number of plot points will inevitably be revealed in the course of these writings.  My intent is to review this program from the perspective of the Doomer / Prepper / Survivalist community, but, to do that effectively, some things have to be ex…
    - 13 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 4:18am -
  • If You Think the Authorities Are Going to Let Us Know When a Collapse Might Be Imminent, You're Sadly Deluding Yourself
    In this day and age, knowing full well the level of incompetence as well as calculated maneuvering of which the government has proven themselves capable, I can't imagine how anyone could ever put aside the wisdom of being prepared in favor of a "wait…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 7:22pm -
  • DIY Homemade Apfelwein (German Apple Wine), Part 4
    Read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3I won't go into deep and extraneous detail as to the entire winemaking process with this batch; you can get all of that by reading the articles linked at the top of this one, if you haven't already been following alon…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 6:59pm -
  • PREPPER PRODUCT REVIEW: Mountain House Grilled Chicken Breasts with Rib Meat and Mashed Potatoes
    I was pretty excited about the prospect of sampling the Mountain House Grilled Chicken Breasts with Rib Meat and Mashed Potatoes freeze-dried meal, both because I am a huge fan of their products as well as the fact that the packaging made it appear a…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 6:59pm -
  • Ruger Mini-14 Tactical Review
    Review of the Ruger Mini-14 after 1000 rounds. Gun has a Nikon M-223 4-12x42mm scope, G2 Grip pod, and CAA Cheek rest.If you enjoyed this article, feel free to check out the rest of the site, and please consider subscribing to the blog via ema…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 6:48pm -
  • BOOK REVIEW: "Ebola K: A Terrorism Thriller (Book 2)" by Bobby Adair
    "Ebola K: A Terrorism Thriller (Book 2)" by Bobby Adair (currently, this title appears to only be available as the Kindle e-book version) will be the focus of our most recent Doomer Fiction book review. Regular readers of Backwoods Survival Blog shou…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 6:48pm -
  • MOVIE REVIEW: "Twister" (1996)
    In keeping with the theme from last week's movie review, this week I'll be reviewing "Twister" (1996) Blu-ray (DVD version). From the standpoint of emergency preparedness, you won't find a great deal of subject matter portrayed onscreen with this one…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 6:15pm -
  • Big Sale on Mountain House Freeze-Dried Foods!!!
    Our valued sponsor Ready Made Resources is currently running a sale on Mountain House freeze-dried foods, which is by far the premier brand for long-term storage food options. Below, please find just a few of their products I have reviewed to date (c…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 4:07am -
  • REVIEW: The Walking Dead (AMC Network TV Series): Season 5 - Episode 15 "Try"
    A number of plot points will inevitably be revealed in the course of these writings.  My intent is to review this program from the perspective of the Doomer / Prepper / Survivalist community, but, to do that effectively, some things have to be ex…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 3:25am -
  • REVIEW: The Walking Dead (AMC Network TV Series): Season 5 - Episode 14 "Spend"
    A number of plot points will inevitably be revealed in the course of these writings.  My intent is to review this program from the perspective of the Doomer / Prepper / Survivalist community, but, to do that effectively, some things have to be ex…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Mar 15, 7:53pm -

Bug Out Survival

  • Into the River Lands: Darkness After Series Book II
    Many readers of the The Darkness After have asked if there was going to be sequel, and it has been my intention all along to continue this story as an ongoing series parallel to The Pulse Series, which of course, involves a different set of character…
    - 16 days ago, 14 Mar 15, 8:09pm -
  • Sailing the Apocalypse on Destiny Survival Radio
    I had another interesting conversation with John Wesley Smith recently, this time discussing my latest novel, Sailing the Apocalypse: A Misadventure at Sea. John has posted his thoughts about the book in a review on his website: Destiny Survival.I…
    - 38 days ago, 20 Feb 15, 5:11pm -
  • Early Review of Sailing the Apocalypse
    Dave Zeiger knows a thing or two about bug out boats. As a designer and liveaboard sailor who makes his home aboard his self-built vessel, Slacktide on the isolated waters of southeast Alaska, he lives a full-time lifestyle many preppers fantasize ab…
    - 74 days ago, 15 Jan 15, 8:43pm -
  • Sailing the Apocalypse
    I've posted this on my main website but I'm reposting here for those of you who don't visit all that often.  As always, there's a new book in the works and this one is another fiction title that might interest some readers of…
    - 10 Dec 14, 1:33am -
  • Revisiting Favorite Wild Places
    I spent a couple of weeks in September wandering around the Southwest by motorcycle, mostly camping in national forests and other public lands, which there is no shortage of in this region.  Many of the places I wanted to revisit were favorite areas…
    - 10 Oct 14, 3:25pm -
  • Book Giveaway Winners
    This is a repost from my main website:Just an update to announce that the winners have been selected  for the ten  signed copies of Refuge that I offered to those signing up for my author newsletter.  If your email address was chosen, you should…
    - 1 Oct 14, 3:36pm -
  • Book Giveaway Signup Link
    Yesterday I posted an announcement of a book giveaway for ten copies of Refuge After the Collapse (the sequel to The Pulse).  Many of you who follow this blog have signed up for the giveaway using the embedded signup form I included at the bottom o…
    - 29 Aug 14, 9:39pm -
  • Book Giveaway: Refuge After the Collapse
    I have word from the publisher that copies of Refuge have shipped from the printer to the warehouse, so the book should be showing up for sale soon, though the official release date is still posted on Amazon and other sites as September 23. I should…
    - 29 Aug 14, 1:42am -
  • Polar Pure is Available Again!
    Back in January, 2010, I posted a review of one of my favorite water purification methods: Polar Pure Water Disinfectant.  You can read the article for all the details of why I like this iodine purification method so much, and how I've tested it in…
    - 19 Aug 14, 9:34pm -
  • Refuge (Book II of The Pulse Series)
    Just a quick update on the expected availability of Refuge which I finished up in June.  My publisher has shipped the finalized files to the printer and I got word yesterday that copies will ship from the printer on August 21, which should put them…
    - 1 Aug 14, 6:00pm -

Canadian Preppers Network

  • The Homegrown Food Summit - Another Free Webinar Series
    On April 6-12, grow your knowledge for organic living. Grow it faster than if you read a wheelbarrow's load of the best books on food production, harvesting and preserving.April 6-12, the Home Grown Food Summit will host 35 presentations from exper…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 4:07pm -
  • Over The Counter (OTC) Medications For The Prepper
    We’ve all been there…early in the morning, calling into the boss to tell them that we won’t be in that day for any multitude of reasons.  It could be a bout with the flu, strained back, or something else along those lines.  When we leave t…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 7:44pm -
  • Introducing the newest freeze dried food in Canada – Relief Foods!
    Canada – meet Relief Foods.  Relief Foods, meet Canada.  We know you are going to be good friends. We are proud to be the exclusive Canadian distributors of Legacy Premium Foods, and for Relief Foods as well! Why another freeze dried food line?…
    - 17 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 9:51pm -
  • Ever heard of a bomb calorimeter?
    Bomb CalorimeterA bomb calorimeter is used to measure the food energy that is in a food item. So if you want to know how much food storage you need to survive for a month, you could stick some samples inside one of these babies, light it up, and then…
    - 24 days ago, 6 Mar 15, 11:58pm -
  • Another Great Workshop At Sunflower Farm!
    Cam and Michelle Mather are hosting another one of their fantastic workshops! The Hands-On, Solar Powered, Off-Grid, Personal Independence and Resilience, All You Can Grow, Ready for Rough Times Workshop  The next workshop will take place on Satur…
    - 35 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 9:01pm -
  • BF-Bushcraft Radio Show S2 E28
    Episode 28 Season 2 – Barefoot Bushcraft Radio ShowSaturday, February 21st, 2015In this episode of the Barefoot Bushcraft Radio Show we discuss: - Winter- The perfect time to go camping - New Booking System at Barefoot Bushcraft - 10 things to…
    - 37 days ago, 21 Feb 15, 4:00pm -
  • Procrastination – the death of a Prepper
    It’s 5am. I sit here, having woken out of a deep sleep with such a start that it launched me out of bed and into the general blurry direction of my laptop. My article! It’s due today! The screen blinds me as I try to make my sleepy fingers type.…
    - 45 days ago, 13 Feb 15, 8:29pm -
  • Mental Survival - 10 Tips to Make it
    I've been through a few real situations where life was on the line, and a few where it was borderline becoming real. And I've found that there is a very interesting few seconds between realizing there is a problem and deciding how your going to react…
    - 52 days ago, 6 Feb 15, 3:00pm -
  • $50.00 Rebate for CPN Members
    WINTER BUSHCRAFT ADVENTURE Your aircraft has gone down, and it is winter in the Rocky Mountains...would you be able to survive?Aurora Bushcraft & Survival wants to show you how! Learn firebuilding, navigation, knife and saw safety and cutting techniq…
    - 54 days ago, 4 Feb 15, 3:36pm -
  • Movie Monday - Dehydrators, Homemade MRE's & Mylar Bag Sealing - A Beginner Preppers Guide
    This Week On Movie MondayChe, from the Ontario Preppers Survival Network is a major contributor to the preparedness community not only in Ontario, but across the country. Every summer, Che hosts the Ontario Preppers Annual Meetup, where a multitu…
    - 56 days ago, 3 Feb 15, 1:00am -

Tactical Intelligence

  • 18 Reasons a Trash Bag (or three) Should be in Your Bug Out Bag Right Now
    When it comes to your bug-out bag -- given the limits you have in terms of space and weight -- the best survival items you can pack are those that are lightweight, have multiple uses, and don't take up much space.
    - 3 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 5:25pm -
  • Activated Charcoal: A Must-Have Item in Every Preppers Med Kit
    If I were to guess, activated charcoal is probably not one of the items found in your med kit right now. Well, it's time you change that...The thing is, in a long-term disaster or a post-collapse situation, you'll likely not have access to profes…
    - 14 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 4:16am -
  • How to Make Homemade Desiccant
    As preppers we all know the importance of keeping our firearms and electronics free from moisture when they are put away for storage. For this reason, before caching or storing items such as these for the long term its crucial you include some type o…
    - 31 days ago, 28 Feb 15, 3:17am -
  • Ebola Prevention in a Grid-Down World
    Hey guys, just wanted to quickly let you know about a document I found buried in the CDC website. It's an older document (written in 1998) that provides an excellent resource for Ebola prevention in a time when modern medical facilities might not be…
    - 25 Oct 14, 5:44pm -
  • Why Now Is the Time to Get Your Ham License
    Most preppers get the idea that communication is an important capability to have during an emergency. Despite this understanding though, few preppers have a solid communication plan in place beyond a few two-way walkie-talkie devices and the false h…
    - 23 Aug 14, 11:58pm -
  • Product Review: SunJack Portable Solar Array
    For preppers, survivalists and others desiring to have other means of electricity when the grid goes down, solar has always been a valid means of off-grid power. And in recent years, there’s been significant advances and interest in portable solar…
    - 23 Aug 14, 1:22pm -
  • Warning: The Coming Pandemic and How You can Prepare Yourself
    Back in 1995, Richard Preston wrote a #1 New York Time’s best-seller by the name of The Hot Zone which gave a startling view into the deadly seriousness and history of the Ebola Virus. It’s a truly horrifying disease: bleeding from the ears, eye…
    - 6 Aug 14, 5:17pm -
  • The Humble Bow: The Ultimate SHTF Weapon?
    If you were in a SHTF situation, which one would you rather have – a bow or a firearm? Before you gun nuts (me included) start saying there is no contest, I thought I’d use this article to maybe not so much change your mind but to expand your un…
    - 31 Jul 14, 5:24pm -
  • Letter From a Reader: What 24 Years of Gardening Has Taught Me
    Editor’s Note: In order to provide some inspiration and help others in their prepping journey, I like to include some personal experiences from my readers showing off some of their experiences and lessons-learned. Here’s the latest from Laurey in…
    - 24 Jul 14, 10:09pm -
  • 36 Awesome Baking Soda Uses for Preppers
    As preppers we tend to accumulate stuff. This, for obvious reasons, is a good thing, but on the other hand, our pantries, closets and other storage places tend to fill up. In many ways prepping and hoarding can be a fine line (except our stuff is mu…
    - 18 Jul 14, 7:28pm -

Off Grid Survival

Preparedness Videos

Commercial: Dave Canterbury "Makes fire with his beard"
Made by Brand New Telly: Dave Canterbury, David Canterbury, The Pathfinder School ...
- 1 May 14, 9:39am -
World War Z: The Real Plan for Apocalypse
Say the world was actually taken over by vicious zombies, World War Z style. What would an actual government response to an apocalypse look like? Anthony fights his way through imaginary an...
- 20 Jun 13, 1:01pm -
Glocks: Don't Piss Them Off
Facebook Twitter I made a video awhile back about how Glocks are deceitful, angry, untrustworthy little creatures....
- 2 Jan 13, 8:37pm -
Buying The Wrong Gun
Facebook Twitter Who hasn't bought the wrong gun at least once?
- 27 Dec 12, 7:38pm -
Good-Bye Gun Safes (Long Overdue Decision)
Facebook Twitter I made a long overdue decision today regarding my guns.
- 21 Dec 12, 10:31am -
Closeted Gun Nut (Suffering for the 2nd Amendment)
Why does our love of guns and our support of the 2nd Amendment often bring us such hardship and turmoil?
- 25 Nov 12, 7:05am -
Dianne Feinstein & Assault Weapons Ban
A little message from me to Diane Feinstein on what I feel to be her true motivation regarding the assault weapons ban.
- 10 Nov 12, 9:40am -
Make a Fire By Rubbing Sticks
Cast away on a deserted island? Here's a survival technique for making a fire with the most basic of resources. How to make a fire rubbing 2 sticks together! Subscribe for new videos every...
- 8 Nov 12, 4:06pm -
Micro-Semiauto vs. Snubbie Revolver (concealed carry)
Do the modern micro semi-autos have any advantage over the basic snubbie revolver for concealed carry or is it all just hype and hysteria over a new product?
- 2 Nov 12, 8:31pm -
Why I Carry a Gun
Answering the question "why do I carry a handgun?"
- 24 Oct 12, 1:53pm -
NICS Delayed My Gun Purchase
I got delayed again by NICS. This video is just a little rant about it. PS: I am still working the kinks out of the new equipment so this video is pretty poor quality. I am learning as I go....
- 23 Oct 12, 1:54pm -
Best Inexpensive Carry Gun
What is the best inexpensive carry gun? Well, it is a gun that is also great for beginners.
- 10 Sep 12, 9:20am -

Survival Monkey Forums

  • newLocal Delicacies
    Please share your local delicacies. Tell us where and what and how you like it. It just so happened, that I am having an afternoon snack of pickled mango. It is quite popular here in Hawaii. I think it is tart and delicious. This mo…
    - 13 mins ago, 30 Mar 15, 5:13pm -
  • newSo what did you put away this week?
    Last week was Nuclear stuff. 2 more MSA Millenium gas masks, 4 cases of Tyvek coveralls with booties, 2 cases of 20 NBC filters, and 4 CB camelbak bladders in CB "Gobags" for the family to hold under the bedThis week 8/5/06I picked up 10 bales o…
    - 23 mins ago, 30 Mar 15, 5:03pm -
  • newA Savage War of Peace (Warspite II)
    Prologue (I)From: Professor Scott Nordstrom, Dept. Of Xenobiology, Edinburgh UniversityTo: Admiral Percy Finnegan, First Space LordSubject: The Vesy, Political ImplicationsClassification: Top Secret, Eyes-Only UKAdmiral.As per your request,…
    - 35 mins ago, 30 Mar 15, 4:51pm -
  • newMotivational Poster Thread (warning content)
    Post your favorite Motivational Posters here.
    - 40 mins ago, 30 Mar 15, 4:46pm -
  • newTax on bank deposits in Australia proposed
    Can't wait until this catches on here . . . .Australia To Start Taxing Bank Deposits | Zero HedgeUp until now, the world's descent into the NIRPy twilight of fiat currency was a function of failing monetary policy around the globe as central bank…
    - 45 mins ago, 30 Mar 15, 4:41pm -
  • newThe Word Association Game
    The Word Association Game: I'll start by posting one word. You read the post and then think of a word that comes to mind when reading the previous one. Are you ready to play? PICKLES!
    - 1 hour ago, 30 Mar 15, 3:57pm -
  • newCrowdfunding the Future (of Hidden Services)
    Hidden Services have received a lot of attention in 2015, and Tor is at the center of this conversation. Hidden Services are a Tor technology that allows users to connect to services (blogs, chats, and many other things) with neither the user nor the…
    - 2 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 3:13pm -
  • newGarden Preparation - Wood chips to mulch
    I recommend watching the video by placing wood chips (example is from a tree trimming company) in your garden and around fruit trees... the deteriorating chips will provide wonderful mulch for veggies, fruits etc...
    - 3 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 2:54pm -
  • newWhat Is Important!!!
    So this is a basic question we all ask ourselves everyday.......What is the most important prep you have in your supplies....... and what is the most desired prep you need to add to your supply that you currently do not have? And if you care to ela…
    - 3 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 2:42pm -
  • newTax Help
    If anyone had a tax question post it here and I will try to answer it. I have been preparing taxes for over twenty years and if I do not know it I usually know where to look it up. There are many questions I can answer without having to know personal…
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 1:54pm -

Preparedness Pro

  • How To Deal With Electric Shocks and Electrocution
    How to Deal With Electric Shocks/Electrocution --by Guest Contributor, Dan F. Sullivan Although information about survival and preparedness is abundant these days, it’s extremely hard to find information about electrocution. Knowing what to do if…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 6:14pm -
  • Ten Simple Strategies to Avoid a Crisis
    Let’s face it. Even when we’ve had our car broken into and find nothing missing, it’s still very disturbing emotionally. It haunts us that some complete stranger was rummaging around in our world without any sense of decency that we’ve come t…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 7:09am -
  • Prepping When You're Down and Out
    by J.C. Martin, Guest Contributor(Editor's Note: I'm thrilled to share with you a contribution by one of my friends who's always good for a smile as well as sensible preparedness wisdom--J.C. Martin. Give him a warm welcome, Friends!)  Those w…
    - 18 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 3:33am -
  • Event Notification for Las Vegas, NV
    Event: Fireside/Cottage Meeting Event for Las Vegas, NVDate: Sunday, March 8, 2015Time: 7:00 p.m.Topic: “The Sacred Roots of Preparedness—Finding Peace in Our Preparedness Efforts in the Latter-Days”Place/Host: Davis Residence; 1442 Sta…
    - 26 days ago, 4 Mar 15, 11:07pm -
  • Preparedness Pro Newsletter Subscription!
    This week we'll be sending out our first official issue of the Preparedness Pro Newsletter. Each issue will be packed with something to learn regarding each of the 10 Principles of Preparedness PLUS this is the ONLY place where you'll be able to get…
    - 26 days ago, 4 Mar 15, 11:01pm -
  • And We're Back!
    And we’re back! There’s been a flurry of activity behind the sabbatical at Preparedness Pro so that I could move it forward to what I really, really wanted it to be. And today I’m going to share with you the results thereof because chances…
    - 40 days ago, 18 Feb 15, 7:31pm -
  • Whistle While They Fret-Mental Preparedness In Action
    So tonight I was literally locked IN my hotel room. I couldn't get out for anything!!  The steel door handle wouldn't turn far enough for me to unlock the door.  After attempting to open the door for several minutes and ruining a good pair of shoes…
    - 3 Dec 14, 6:33am -
  • Reader Question: "Which Hand-Operated Grain Mill Should I Buy?"
    Question:"Kellene, how do I know which manual grain mill to buy? I'm so confused?!" Answer:There are THREE key considerations to choosing a grain mill that you'll be operating manually.  I'll provide you with these three highlights and let…
    - 11 Nov 14, 5:24am -
  • Strengthening the Bonds With Family and Friends--Part 2
    In part 1 of this series about strengthening the bonds of your family and friends and your community through fun activities, I shared one game with you along with laying out a case for being mindful of such preparations. Today I’m going to share tw…
    - 22 Oct 14, 3:28am -
  • Strengthening the Bonds With Family and Friends--Part 1
    Today’s article isn’t about the all-natural cure for battling the Ebola virus. Nor is it about the 12 essential food items you can make from powdered milk. It’s quite a bit off the beaten path of the traditional “prepper journey”. However,…
    - 19 Oct 14, 1:09am -

Survival Cache

  • newSurvival Gear Review: GizzMoVest GPS Cases
    As our bug out and EDC kits gain electronics including GPS receivers, cell phones, and radios, there is an ever growing need for better protective cases that will give our battery-powered friends the best chance of survival when things get rough.  A…
    - 7 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 10:40am -
  • Survival Gear Review: Bob’s Butt Wipes
    Ok, ok, I hear the chuckles now from across the room at the Bug Out Bag (BOB) planning meetings, but this is a serious product for survivalists and preppers and generally all outdoors people whether actually outdoors or in the cabin, RV, or home, doi…
    - 13 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 11:22am -
  • DIY: Beer Can Alcohol Stove
    Looking for a light, inexpensive, DIY alternative for boiling water while backpacking or camping? Have you bugged in without heat and power? Have you bugged out to find that your manufactured stove has broken? From the casual traveled to the hardcore…
    - 18 days ago, 12 Mar 15, 4:36pm -
  • Survival Debate: S&W 15-22 vs. Ruger 10/22
    There are many .22 long rifles worthy of consideration as the Last Best Plinker. In most cases, three categories of .22 rifles emerge when tossing them into piles according to similarities; those of classic variety with actions of lever, bolt, and tu…
    - 22 days ago, 8 Mar 15, 7:42pm -
  • I’ll Bug In Thank You
    One of the most basic premises of a SHTF survival scenario is whether to stay put or pack up the SUV and hit the highway.  If you dodge out the garage to join the caravan of other escapees on the interstate, where are you going?  Do you have an alt…
    - 29 days ago, 1 Mar 15, 10:29pm -
  • Wilderness Survival: Part 1
    Even if you’re not an avid camper or backcountry enthusiast, knowing how to survive in the wild is at the core of a survivalist’s mindset.  After all, our survival instinct originated from our most primitive form’s need to navigate and overcom…
    - 32 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 6:02pm -
  • Survival Gear Review: Leatherman Raptor Shears
    Between three and four thousand years ago, somebody somewhere thought up the idea of having two opposing bronze knife blades slice towards each other and thus the spring shears were born.  But it wasn’t until about AD 100 that the recognizable X-s…
    - 36 days ago, 22 Feb 15, 10:16pm -
  • Survival Gear Review: Windham Weaponry R18FSFSM-308
    In the big business of survival and firearms, our time is a great time. Product demand is up; political pressure and societal issues are making people more aware of their surroundings and possible predicaments.  Never before has the survival and fir…
    - 41 days ago, 17 Feb 15, 11:36pm -
  • Survival Gear Review: Gerber eFECT Military Maintenance Tool
    The  Gerber eFECT Military Maintenance Tool is a 6+ tool pocket machine designed to service the AR15/M16/M4 rifle. Unlike other multitools, the Gerber eFECT is missing the usual suspects of 1) knife blade, 2) pliers, 3) saw, 4) file…bottle opener,…
    - 43 days ago, 15 Feb 15, 8:05pm -
  • Survival Gear Review: Olight S15 Baton
    I think that it is safe to assume that a lot people reading this have that one item that not only becomes another item among your supplies, but an obsession to collect. For me, that item is flashlights. I love flashlights. I have had an assortment of…
    - 48 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 12:58pm -

Survival is a state of mind

Idaho Holsters

Totally Ready

  • Wax Your Own Cheese
    I am still concentrating on living a more frugal lifestyle but I have not given up on continuing to build my own General Store and on filling in the gaps in my preps. I recently found a great deal on cheese and it reminded me that I need to order som…
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  • Credit Card Savy
    Credit cards can be a wonderful asset or doom your frugal living goals. There are a few things you may want to consider before using your card. I am working at paying off mine and then using them more wisely to build my credit score and to save my ba…
    - -
  • Egg Carton Fire Starters
    Keeping with our commitment to live more frugally and also continue to prepare the following is a great way to make fire starters that are virtually free. One of the things I heard from survivors of hurricane Sandy is that fuel was in short supply, h…
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  • Saving on Groceries this Week
    I have been hearing from quite  a few of you that you are concerned about the economy and more than ever feel you should be stocking up to prepare for the coming depression or recession. Some economists are even predicting inflation. In other words,…
    - -
  • Power Out? Tips for Staying Warm and Sane
      I was amazed and disappointed as I watched the news last night. A reporter was touring the apartment of a family who has been without power for the past week. It was so frustrating to see them freezing when there are a few things they could have d…
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  • Cooking from Scratch…Hurricane Sarah
      This has been a very difficult week for me. I have posted on our facebook page tips for preparing for the hurricane but I wonder if anyone ever uses any of those tips and get ready. I know most of my friends and family have not listened. Is that b…
    - -
  • Saving Money on the Kids
    This week the grandkids are coming for a few days without mom and dad. I am so excited and I want this to be fun but I'm still on that budget and still only purchasing items on sale. Time to think out of the box and to plan some frugal days. We have…
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  • Saving on Gasoline
    Can you believe what is happening with gas prices? Yikes! Yesterday gas stations in southern California were closing because they ran out of gas. Gas prices have gone to over $5.00 per gallon in some places. It is up to $4.39 where I live. This is cr…
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  • Been Shopping…New Recipe…Keeping Track
    I had such an interesting shopping trip this week. I am continuing my pledge to purchase only items that are on sale and it has been surprisingly easy. I needed to get a hat to wear at a church party next weekend. All the ladies are wearing fancy hat…
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  • I’m Shopping the Sales
    For two years we worked to build a General Store in our homes. If you missed that it will take a little work but if you search the General Store post you can do it yourself. You may also want to purchase the Year One Newsletters which includes a summ…
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Preparedness in the News

  • Preparing your family for an earthquake
    MANILA, Philippines - Is the Philippines ready for a big earthquake? With the country surrounded by various active faults and trenches, earthquakes – whether weak or strong – are expected to occur. (READ: Strongest earthquakes in the Philippines…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Mar 15, 8:35am -
  • Wagoner County Expo Sees Boost In Tornado Shelter Interest
    Just three days after severe weather barreled through Green Country, a local emergency management agency hosted its annual emergency preparedness expo.
    - 2 days ago, 29 Mar 15, 2:16am -
  • Preparedness Facts: Healthy home maintenance checklist
    It is a shame that our new home didn’t come with a comprehensive user manual. The trips to hardware stores are frequent. No sooner do we get home with bags of supplies when my better half and I are back in the store to pick up something we didn’t…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 1:00pm -
  • WVC Family Safety and Emergency Preparedness Fair this weekend
    Take firefighter and police demonstrations, add activities for the kids, and even some education about safety and emergency preparation and you've got the makings for family fun this weekend in West Valley City. West Valley City Fire Chief John Evans…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 12:28pm -
  • State’s readyness in tackling epedemics questioned
    SHILLONG: Questioning the preparedness of the state’s health department in tackling ‘epidemic diseases’, Opposition on Tuesday cornered Health Minister A L Hek for pathetic condition of health centres particularly those in sub-urban areas. Movi…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 10:06pm -
  • Be prepared with Severe Weather Awareness Week
    With Severe Weather Awareness week on the horizon, the Story County Emergency Management Agency staff is encouraging residents to review their plans for disaster preparedness and safety in case of inclement weather.
    - 9 days ago, 22 Mar 15, 2:10am -
  • Government of Canada supports jobs for youth in Lévis
    LÉVIS, QC, March 19, 2015 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is helping equip youth in Lévis with the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 6:30pm -
  • Daylight Savings Time Tied To Fire Preparedness with "Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries" Campaign
    LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- While many know the beginning of March as the time that we set our clocks an hour forward, Fire Protection Group and a plethora of national fire preparedness organizations are urging families and businesse…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 10:52pm -
  • Family Energy supports American Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign
    BUFFALO, NY, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Family Energy has proudly donated to the American Red Cross' Home Fire Preparedness Campaign across New York and the surrounding areas. The American Red Cross has launched an initiative to reduce the number…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 12:30pm -
  • How Prepared Are You for a Tornado?
    In 2014, State Farm paid more than $870 million for claims as a result of tornado and high wind claims. State Farm and its' affiliates are the largest provider of car insurance in the U.S. In addition to providing auto insurance quotes, their 18,000…
    - 27 days ago, 3 Mar 15, 3:54pm -

Wilderness Survival Forum

  • newWhat do you look for in a knife?
    My brother and I are looking to manufacture a knife that is especially for survivalists, and we wanted to know what it is that experienced...
    - 1 hour ago, 30 Mar 15, 4:13pm -
  • newFavorite Hiking Destination
    Attachment 10629 ( Here is a pic from my favorite hiking destination,...
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 1:31pm -
  • newstockpiling foods
    moving to our cabin sooner than soon. i want to have a stockpile of food out there for reason is i want to have extra food on hand in case we...
    - 6 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 11:16am -
  • newVCA Knives of Brazil
    This guys knives are what "survival" knives are about. He makes every shape under the sun, and all of them look like they are meant for business,...
    - 15 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 2:12am -
  • newhow country am I
    well i,m not country enough to shoot a 3,1/2 mo old choclate lab for chasing a damm chicken. a number of years ago i gave a lil pup to the neighbor...
    - 19 hours ago, 29 Mar 15, 10:16pm -
  • Bad things have happened to my driveway
    For the first time Since november, this morning I was actually able to see my whole driveway. This usually makes me happy, but this year it looks...
    - 1 day ago, 29 Mar 15, 3:28pm -
  • Camping Tarps
    I've been interested in natural shelters for camping and "bushcrafting" lately, but building one isn't always practical or possible. So, when a...
    - 2 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 11:07pm -
  • Living in a Tiny House.......Portlandia
    I get the Tiny House News Letter....they have a satirical video in this. ...
    - 2 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 7:58pm -
  • 4 in 10 minutes
    I always wake up early during a bowhunt, and this hunt wasn't any different, we had found a nice bivvying spot the evening before, after crossing a...
    - 2 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 12:10pm -
  • Bowhunting a Fox
    I decided to visit a spot at The Retreat where I had whistled in a fox previously (and missed), so thought I'd set my video up as well, "just in...
    - 2 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 11:59am -

Modern Survival Online

  • newFrom the Desk of John Rourke – March 30th, 2015
    Started “Spring Cleaning” this past weekend. Spent a lot of time organizing my garage and supplies. Used gallon ziploc bags to put together charging cables for my Baofeng handhelds. Pretty much created a small “communications” tote with all m…
    - 17 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 12:15am -
  • newA Brief Introduction to Blowguns
    By Dark Skorpion Recently, while perusing the older entries hidden in MSO, I stumbled across Rourke’s post regarding his recent acquisition of a Predator blowgun. He mentioned perhaps even taking a shot at squirrel hunting with it. Bad idea. Rourke…
    - 17 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 12:12am -
  • newALMOST OVER: Massive Mountain House Sale- 25-50% Off!
    Emergency Essentials is having a massive Mountain House Freeze Dried Food sale the entire month of March – and there are only a couple days left. This massive sale offers 25% to 50% off premium food with up to a 25-year shelf life. No other long-te…
    - 17 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 12:07am -
  • VIDEO: Canik TP9 SA
    I have looked at the Canik TP-9SA and was pretty impressed with what I saw. I have inquired with a few companies trying to get a test model myself but have not had any luck. Hickok45 talks of his testing of the TP-9SA – which has gained tremendous…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 12:10am -
  • VIDEO: How to Store Your Medicine
    Check out this video from The Patriot Nurse……How to Store Your Medicine.      
    - 5 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 12:12am -
  • Your job – getting one & keeping it
    This post was previously published HERE on MSO. I am a production manager at a manufacturing facility for my regular job. As the main person who does the hiring/firing at my plant – I have come across pretty much everything you can think of when it…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 12:10am -
  • Preparedness philosophy from Sootch00
    Here are a few preparedness “philosophy” videos from Sootch00. Good stuff!! Rourke           ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊…
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  • Recommended Fiction Book: WerewolveSS
    This is a book – no longer in publication – that I read probably 15 years ago. Written by Jerry & Sharon Ahern - it has a certain “feel” to the writing that lends itself to those interested in survival & preparedness (and of course firearms).…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 12:10am -

The Survival Mom

  • Is a Storage Unit a Viable Survival Cache?

    Is a Storage Unit a Viable Survival Cache?

    For quite some time now, caches have been rather popular amongst the prepper/survivalist crowd. Most commonly, this involves filling a large diameter PVC tube with gear and supplies, sealing it up, then burying it. Often, these caches are hidden some…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 7:10am -
  • Three Thrifty Ways To Increase Your Yarn Stash

    Three Thrifty Ways To Increase Your Yarn Stash

    Within the community of knitters and crocheters, “yarn stash,” or sometimes just “stash,” is an actual term. It refers to the amount of yarn one has hiding in the closet or under the bed, likely in an attempt to keep Read MoreThe post Three…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 7:00am -
  • How to Can Green Beans in a Pressure Canner

    How to Can Green Beans in a Pressure Canner

    Green beans are a great candidate for a first-time gardener and for someone new to canning. They grow well in lots of different gardening zones. They grow and produce rather quickly, and the more you pick them, the more they Read MoreThe post How to…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 6:10pm -
  • Why You Should Include Junk Food in Your Food Storage Pantry

    Why You Should Include Junk Food in Your Food Storage Pantry

    Disasters are stressful, no question about it. The power goes out, maybe the water and heat along with it. The kids are whining and probably at least a little scared. You and your spouse are edgy, perhaps getting more than Read MoreThe post Why You…
    - 5 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 2:40pm -
  • Learn to Crochet With Free, Online Resources

    Learn to Crochet With Free, Online Resources

    When I was pregnant with my son more than 16 years ago, I wanted to learn to knit. He was my first baby and I figured all good moms should know how to make baby blankets and booties. I tried Read MoreThe post Learn to Crochet With Free, Online Resou…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 7:00am -
  • Learn to Tap Your Maple Trees

    Learn to Tap Your Maple Trees

    Just before spring arrives, the snow melts, ice disappears, and we start getting multiple days over 32 degrees. You know what that means??? At my house that means it’s Maple Syrup Time, and I’m so glad I learned how to Read MoreThe post Learn to…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 5:15pm -
  • My secret ingredient: Buttermilk!

    My secret ingredient: Buttermilk!

    About two years ago, I decided to stop buying pre-made baking mixes and start making pancakes, muffins, waffles and biscuits from scratch. They tasted great, and I was glad I made the switch from store-bought to homemade. And then I discovered Read…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 1:53pm -
  • 8 Reasons to Support Local Farmers

    8 Reasons to Support Local Farmers

    Think about all the items you put in your cart at the supermarket or megastore. Do you feel you paid a fair price for that product? If you have questions about a particular item, would you know who you could Read MoreThe post 8 Reasons to Support Lo…
    - 10 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 7:00am -
  • Quilting: Wrap Your Family in Love

    Quilting: Wrap Your Family in Love

    When my 14 year-old was a newborn, I chose to resign my teaching position and become a stay-at-home mom.   After three months I found myself in need of a hobby.  My husband suggested I learn how to quilt. It has become Read MoreThe post Quilting…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 4:28pm -
  • Worst Case Scenario: Taking Back Your Home From Intruders, Part 2

    Worst Case Scenario: Taking Back Your Home From Intruders, Part 2

    In Part 1 of “Taking Back Your Home From Intruders” I introduced the possibility that your home or other property could be taken over by other people in a scenario such as this one: A catastrophic disaster has occurred, one Read MoreThe post Wor…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 7:00am -

Florida Hillbilly

  • Using Bulk Stored Goods – Taco Seasoning and Corn Bread
    Recently, I made it home from work before my wife did. Since she’s such a trooper in dealing with all the things that make most folks look at me in a strange manner (at least living here in town), I thought it would be nice to make something for di…
    - 31 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 11:00am -
  • Book Review: Aftermath, A Story of Survival
    OK, first off, when I heard about the chance to review the first book released by the author, LeAnn Edmondson, I asked…almost begged, to have a reviewer’s copy of Aftermath, A Story of Survival in order to review it. I have stalked the author fro…
    - 38 days ago, 20 Feb 15, 2:01pm -
  • Food at Your Feet: Wild Onions
    This is about a little adventure my wife and I had during our recent trip to West Virginia. I need to set the stage for this one. Stick with me long enough, and you’ll understand the where and why of it all. The more I write, the more I realize th…
    - 76 days ago, 13 Jan 15, 1:51pm -
  • Front Porch Memories
    As a kid spending time at my grandparents house, much time was spent sitting on the front porch. It was where we would sit while shucking corn, shelling peas, and stringing beans. We would play tag, run, laugh, jump, climb, and cause general low-grad…
    - 97 days ago, 23 Dec 14, 2:47pm -
  • What Makes You a Prepper?
    I recently went back to my roots in West Virginia, visiting there for the first time since I started I stayed with friends from high school, folks that have consistently proven themselves to be worthy of that short list of folks…
    - 10 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • DIY Small Scale Artillery – A Black Powder Cannon
    My father, “Pops”, was a welder by trade, as was his father. Both did far more than just weld, being from the same stock that built this country into the great powerhouse that it once was. Rare was the time either my dad or granddad would call ou…
    - 4 Nov 14, 2:18pm -
  • Product Review – Paleo Meals to Go’s Coconut Berry Breakfast
    My buddy, James from SurvivalPunk, runs a blog similar to mine, and lives a similar lifestyle. He and I both eat as close to 100% Paleo as we can.For those not in the know, “Paleo”, or “the Paleolithic Diet”, in a nutshell, consists of no r…
    - 16 Oct 14, 10:00am -
  • The Ultimate Secret to Preparedness
    A while back, my family and I were at a cookout at a friends house. Also attending were several couples that I’d never met before. After the festivities started to wind down, one of the new acquaintances mentioned my website, catching me off guard.…
    - 25 Sep 14, 10:00am -
  • Rule Of Threes
    In survival training, many instructors refer to the “Rule of Threes”. Here they are, as taught to me by Hank, of Green Earth Survival School: 3 minutes without air 3 hours without shelter3 days without water3 weeks without foodPlease no…
    - 16 Sep 14, 10:00am -
  • Coturnix Quail for Homesteaders
    I’ve had a bit of interest over the last few weeks regarding quail as a backyard meat source. I thought I’d dust off the topic and put another article together covering the ins and outs of raising Coturnix quail, particularly in an urban setting.…
    - 29 Aug 14, 12:50pm -

Full Survival Mode

  • Police Dash Cam Captures Fatal Shooting Near Biggs Junction In Oregon
    An Oregon trooper's police dash cam reveals a short but deadly shootout with the man he pulled over for speeding.On August 29th, near Biggs Junction in Oregon, state trooper Matt Zistel, 26, pulled over John Van Allen, 34. The driver immediately got…
    - 6 Oct 13, 4:10pm -
  • How To Dehydrate Mushrooms
    Learn how to dehydrate mushrooms and also how to make an ingredient used in high end restaurants to add rich flavor to beef dishes.Noreen, of Noreen's Kitchen and YouTube channel atticus9799, found a deal on mushrooms at her local store and shows u…
    - 3 Jan 13, 11:28pm -
  • Annihilation Of The Second Amendment
    Southern Prepper talks about the threat against the Second Amendment to the US Constitution due to the recent shootings in America.As with Southern Prepper, we should all be thinking where our line in the sand should be. But they keep pushing and we…
    - 2 Jan 13, 6:25pm -
  • Doomsday Prepper Raided By FBI For Criticizing Obama
    The FBI raided a Sharpsburg, MD citizen after he criticized President Obama. The above video from dranger1108 shows the local news report...the video is shot from a handheld video camera rather than being pulled directly from the televised video sour…
    - 31 Dec 12, 5:20pm -
  • Girl In A Gas Mask
    This is a photo of a young woman wearing a gas mask.I'm experimenting with types of content published on Full Survival Mode. There's no caption for this or backstory, so not much text is available.But she is in the bathroom, so I wonder if the gas…
    - 8 Oct 12, 3:12am -
  • BioLite Camp Stove Unboxing And First Use
    Gytheran unboxes his new BioLite camp stove and then shows us the unit in use.It only takes a small amount of wood to run the stove for a half hour. The BioLite stove has a built in thermoelectric generator, so it's able to run its own fan, as well…
    - 7 Oct 12, 9:33pm -
  • Antibiotics AREN’T Candy!
    The Patriot Nurse thinks you should have a store of antibiotics on hand. But she also thinks people are going to use them incorrectly.Antibiotics are not candy. Antibiotics have real side effects that can hurt you. If you take the wrong anti-biotic,…
    - 7 Oct 12, 6:44pm -
  • Supersize Your Vegetables With Wood Chips And Rock Dust In Your Garden
    John Kohler of YouTube channel Growing Your Greens shows us what plants look like when grown in beds of rotting wood chips, rock dust, and mushroom spores.First, John shows us some dinosaur kale that's growing in regular garden soil that's been trea…
    - 1 Oct 12, 9:34pm -
  • Store Cucumbers At Room Temperature So They’ll Last Longer
    The next time you harvest or buy cucumbers, you shouldn’t store them in the refrigerator. They’ll only last about three days in cold temperatures. Other plants to store at room temperature are tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers. Cucumbers are also…
    - 21 Sep 12, 4:38pm -
  • Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System
    When Greg Seaman, founder and editor of Eartheasy, needed to charge his laptop in his off grid home, he chose solar power. After installing a simple solar system three years ago, he was also able to power his power tools, a home sound system, and eve…
    - 21 Sep 12, 4:25am -

Resilient Man

The Great Northern Prepper

  • Prepper Product Review: Solar Bag Water Purification
      This is one of the neatest products I have seen in awhile for water purification, mainly because of its ability for re-use and being very lightweight. Now with many methods of water purification on the go, or in a bug out situation, they are eithe…
    - 30 Jul 14, 12:18pm -
  • DIY Vinegar: How to make Vinegar
    (Photo courtesy of Vinegar has numerous uses from cooking to cleaning, but apart from those wishing to be more green or back to earth homesteaders vinegars many uses have been forgotten over the past generation or two. T…
    - 30 Jun 14, 12:00pm -
    Hey Folks just updated the Prepper Resource page with 300 new files! There is everything you are looking for from food prep lists to Radio Communications to Blacksmithing I think we cover everything here!   PREPPER RESOURCES
    - 16 Jun 14, 2:01pm -
  • Homemade DIY Organic Potassium Supplement
      Every plant needs potassium to grow, it is necessary for proper growth of the plant itself as well as to flower and flourish. Anytime of flouring fruit needs a good supply of potassium to grow from peppers to potatoes to fruit trees, if you don’…
    - 11 Jun 14, 12:17pm -
  • Comfrey: A Miracle Plant for your garden
      Spring is gone, but no need to worry I have a plant that you can plant now and will be more beneficial to you, your garden and any livestock than anything you have planted yet. Comfrey is a hardy perennial plant (meaning it comes back in the sprin…
    - 9 Jun 14, 12:20pm -
  • DIY Waterproofing with Wax
      I have packed away many cans of scotchguard that I rotate through every fall/winter season (sometimes summer depending on where I am).  However I have also packed away various bars of wax for DIY waterproofing. You can go with paraffin wax, howev…
    - 6 Jun 14, 12:20pm -
  • Defending Yourself in SHTF: Now What
    Every SHTF scenario may be different, in some Police may be around, in others there may be no police and in this post I will try to outline some things you should take into consideration for both. So lets say….the world has gone down the tubes, cri…
    - 2 Jun 14, 12:20pm -
  • Episode 28: The Great Myth of the Founding Fathers
      Today I want to talk to you about a common myth I find on many peoples minds and many arguments. Often you will hear “The Founding fathers would be rolling in their graves” or “The Founding Fathers would NEVER have approved of this….” Th…
    - 26 May 14, 12:01pm -
  • Vermiculture 101: Composting with Red Worms
        My family has composted with Red Worms for a long time, and this year I started my own. Red Worms will give you some of the best soil improvements and fertilizer for your gardens out there, no need to buy fertilizer from the store, and all you…
    - 23 May 14, 12:08pm -
  • DIY Container Gardens: Growing Potatoes Indoors
      Today I present my Youtube video on how to grow potatoes inside in bins.  I presented this first in my post on all the uses for the lowly cardboard box, and decided to give the straw free potato bin container garden a try myself this year. Its ve…
    - 20 May 14, 12:35pm -

If The Shit Hits the Fan

  • Guest Post: Wilderness Survival School Review
    Folks, it has been over 2 months since I have posted anything.  Lots of things going on (nothing bad) and I'll get some updates out to you soon.  I REALLY appreciate you for still checking in.  In the meantime, please enjoy this guest post from a…
    - 13 Aug 13, 1:53am -
  • Hurricane Preparedness Week
    Welcome, WRVA ListenersThursday morning at about 7:30 a.m. (EDT) I'm scheduled to be interviewed on Richmond's Morning News with Jimmy Barrett to talk about hurricane preparedness as we get ready to enter the season.  You can listen in on 1140 AM (…
    - 30 May 13, 1:22am -
  • Interesting Week
    Moore, OKWe were on vacation this past week down on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Taking a break from the beach in the room, my wife was stunned to see live footage of the tornado that devastated Moore.  Her best friend from high school live…
    - 27 May 13, 1:51am -
  • Prepper Ponderings
    TREXPOThe other day, I went again this year to TREXPO in D.C.  It used to be the Tactical Response EXPO back in the 90s when I started going, but I think now it is just plain TREXPO and is done in cooperation with the GOVSEC trade show.  Tons of co…
    - 20 May 13, 2:02am -
  • Fleeing Felon
    It Can Happen AnywhereFriday afternoon I got a call from the local police that a guy had escaped from state police custody and he had 50 years of time hanging over his head for parole violations, and he had vowed never to go back to jail.  He was i…
    - 7 May 13, 1:17am -
  • Video Review: Surviving Civil Unrest
    Surviving Civil Unrest with Chance SandersDisclaimer: Chance sent me a free demo copy of this video for me to review.First, a little background...  I met Chance Sanders, and his wife, Laura, when they were assistant instructors when I went through P…
    - 28 Apr 13, 10:44pm -
  • Book Sale
    Staying Home - by Alex SmithAlex wrote his first post-SHTF novel, Going Home, under the nom de plume of Angery American.  It recieved rave reviews on Amazon.He let me know that his latest book is on sale for .99 cents in e-version through Friday. …
    - 12 Apr 13, 12:27am -
  • Free Preparedness Fair
    This Weekend - Hampton Roads, VirginiaI went to this fair last year and really thought they did a great job.  The LDS church in Newport News is doing it again this Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  If you are in the Richmond - Va. Beach area, I real…
    - 9 Apr 13, 10:38pm -
  • Staying ALERRT
    Just Had Some Amazing TrainingAs long-time readers know, I was a police officer for 15 years and have been the chief of security for a large, urban public school system for the past 7.  As a cop, I attended hundreds of hours of training each year, f…
    - 6 Apr 13, 1:09am -
  • Prepper Ponderings
    Been a WhileFolks, it's been quite a while, so I really appreciate everyone who continues to check in here.  I can't get out content as much as I would like, but if you are one of our 955 Facebook fans, I usually get something up there almost every…
    - 11 Mar 13, 10:47pm -

Graywolf Survival

  • GoSun Sport Solar Stove Cooker Review
    In an emergency, you can't always rely on having fuel to cook. Solar cookers allow you to cook using just the sun, but not all solar cookers are created equal. Here's what we think of the GoSun Sport.You're reading GoSun Sport Solar Stove Cooker Rev…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Mar 15, 11:23pm -
  • The Art of Blending in: 5 Tips from a Counterintelligence Special Agent
    Before I was a blogger, I spent many years teaching and doing surveillance. I'm going to share a few tips on how to blend in that I learned over the years.You're reading The Art of Blending in: 5 Tips from a Counterintelligence Special Agent, origin…
    - 24 days ago, 6 Mar 15, 5:40pm -
  • Prepping 101: Beyond the Basics – part 2
    Even more information on how to start prepping of you're a beginner. Creating a sustainable food supply, having emergency water, cooking without power - and more.You're reading Prepping 101: Beyond the Basics – part 2, originally posted at Graywol…
    - 31 days ago, 28 Feb 15, 2:03am -
  • Best Prepper Resources and Recommendations – Feb 2015
    Come check out the best prepper gear, books, blogs (with the most recent posts from each), forums, and facebook pages - all handpicked by me. You're reading Best Prepper Resources and Recommendations – Feb 2015, originally posted at Graywolf Survi…
    - 52 days ago, 6 Feb 15, 7:27pm -
  • Prepping 101: Beyond the Basics – part 1
    The next part of the series on how to begin prepping. What about food storage, bug out bags, and even weapons do defend yourself and your home?You're reading Prepping 101: Beyond the Basics – part 1, originally posted at Graywolf Survival - Emerge…
    - 59 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 3:52pm -
  • Feeling Lost? Start Here if You’re New to Prepping
    Don't feel overwhelmed and lost if you're new to prepping or learning survival skills. Start with this page to get your bearings.You're reading Feeling Lost? Start Here if You’re New to Prepping, originally posted at Graywolf Survival - Emergency…
    - 67 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 1:07am -
  • Financial Self-Sufficiency: 5 Lessons from a Digital Nomad
    Why struggle to find the time and money for prepping? Leverage your skills and learning into becoming financially prepared the smart way. You're reading Financial Self-Sufficiency: 5 Lessons from a Digital Nomad, originally posted at Graywolf Surviv…
    - 76 days ago, 13 Jan 15, 8:58am -
  • 14 brilliant bug out bag packing tips
    It's not just what goes into your bug out bag - it's how you put it in. Here are 14 tips to help you out.You're reading 14 brilliant bug out bag packing tips, originally posted at Graywolf Survival - Emergency preparedness from a combat veteran by G…
    - 81 days ago, 8 Jan 15, 9:00pm -
  • 9 home protection secrets from a veteran cop
    Home security is all about common sense, but some common-sense ideas aren't so obvious. A veteran cop gives 9 great ideas to protect your home.You're reading 9 home protection secrets from a veteran cop, originally posted at Graywolf Survival - Emer…
    - 82 days ago, 8 Jan 15, 4:04am -
  • Product review: The SJ 4000 wifi camera
    As a cop, I'm very familiar with using video cameras so I was excited to try out the SJ 4000. Here's what you need to know about it.You're reading Product review: The SJ 4000 wifi camera, originally posted at Graywolf Survival - Emergency preparedne…
    - 98 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 2:15pm -

Rural Revolution

  • new"The defining photos of the Millennials"
    My husband found this appalling photo of seven women taking a "selfie" in front of an explosion and fire in Manhattan's East Village this past week. So far two people are confirmed dead from that tragic incident.Yet these giggling women are taking a…
    - 5 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 12:48pm -
  • California: A state of denial
    Here's my WND column for this weekend entitled California: A State of Denial.
    - 2 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 5:41pm -
  • Random pix
    It's been awhile since I put up a collection of random pix, so here you go.In early February, a light dusting of snow covered a bench normally tucked on the porch.Drippings from the barn roof also created mini-icicles on some cattle panels below.Stea…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 12:31am -
  • One man's junk....
    Yesterday while chasing our recalcitrant calf Lucy off a neighbor's property, Don and I decided to walk the fenceline to see where she might be slipping through to the other side. This particular neighbor owns two parcels forming an L around us, so…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 2:07am -
  • Hector is much better!
    What an answer to prayer! Little Hector is much better.To be honest, we didn't hold much hope last night. Don and I went out for one last forced feeding late in the evening. He barely took four ounces and seemed listless.This morning I opened the…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 5:21pm -
  • Welcoming Hector
    Yesterday was bright and sunny. Early in the morning as I went into the barn to release the four animals we keep in at night -- Matilda and her heifer calf Amy, and Polly and her yearling calf Chuck -- I was greeted with this sight:Amy was in late-s…
    - 7 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 1:53am -
  • A note to the "bring it on" preppers
    Here's my WND column for the weekend, specifically addressed to the "bring it on" preppers.
    - 9 days ago, 21 Mar 15, 3:06pm -
  • Ouch
    Make a note: bare feet and immovable objects do not mix.My little toe is either broken or badly sprained as of last night. Fortunately my shoe tends to act like a cast and keeps it fairly immobile.I'm walking, even if I'm limping a bit.I suppose it…
    - 10 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 10:24pm -
  • Hi! I'm Rat Fink Barbie!
    The world is getting creepier and creepier.Here's a new version of Barbie that interacts with children. "The tech-enhanced version of the classic toy will be equipped with a microphone so that it can pick up the audio from what kids are saying. The…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 12:19pm -
  • Heating people, not places
    Here's an article I came across awhile ago, the title of which riveted me: Heating People, Not Places.The article says, "These days, we provide thermal comfort in winter by heating the entire volume of air in a room or building. In earlier times, our…
    - 12 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 3:40am -

Last Minute Survival

Learn How To Be Prepared

  • How Big Is A 9.0 Earthquake?
    Seismologists say there's a 37 percent chance a magnitude 8.0 or 9.0 earthquake could hit Oregon in the next 50 years. It's hard to imagine the power of these earthquakes. So, let's break it down with sand.   Read more...This article…
    - 18 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 12:27am -
  • Top Asset Manager Warns Of Risks In Banking System: “It’s The Biggest Reason To Own Precious Metals”
    Top alternative asset manager Eric Sprott, whose company has $10 billion in assets under management, sounds the alarm about the day everyone in America finally realizes that the real economy has collapsed. In a highly informative intervie…
    - 19 days ago, 11 Mar 15, 6:58am -
  • Measles And Lies
    Measles outbreak: 13 reasons to reject the hype  By Jon Rappoport February 13, 2015  Hype a war, sell an invasion.  Hype a disease, sell a vaccine.  That’s the business model. Make no mistake about it. And at the criminal liar’s club call…
    - 45 days ago, 13 Feb 15, 8:49pm -
  • DSCOVR Solar Storm Satellite
    The Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite (aka DSCOVR) is finally in space after a successful launch today.   Read more...This article is published with permission via New View News at where YOU can publi…
    - 46 days ago, 12 Feb 15, 5:29am -
  • Jon Rappoport – Vaccine Scandals
    "The complete failure of this year's flu vaccine, even by conventional standards, is a major scandal at the CDC. To distract the press and public, we now have a fake epidemic of measles, and pressure to take the vaccine, take all vaccines all the…
    - 47 days ago, 12 Feb 15, 3:13am -
  • Let their be war! Obama sends Congress military request against ISIS
    President Barack Obama asked Congress Wednesday to formally authorize military force against the Islamic State group, arguing the militants could pose a threat to the U.S. homeland if their violent power grab goes unchecked and urging lawmakers t…
    - 47 days ago, 11 Feb 15, 2:48pm -
  • Gates – “Global Government”
    Billionaire Bill Gates called for “a kind of global government” this week, arguing that the creation of such a system would be needed to combat major issues such as “climate change.”   Read more...This article is published with permission…
    - 54 days ago, 5 Feb 15, 4:43am -
  • Measles
    Is this a genuine outbreak of measles, or simply a marketing ploy by Big Pharma?The evidence suggests it is a marketing ploy by the drug companies, aided and abetted by politicians and the mainstream media   Read more...This article is published…
    - 54 days ago, 5 Feb 15, 4:20am -
  • Incredible UFO over Germany looks very much like UFO’s from Portland, Oregon that were sighted many times in the 1990’s
    For years I have watched UFO videos pop up on the web, looking for videos that match or are similar to UFO’s I and people I know witnessed together in the 1990’s Today I found my closest match yet. The video below is the closest I hav…
    - 55 days ago, 3 Feb 15, 7:04pm -
  • Drumming Up War
    Russian Aggression And The BBC's Drums Of Nuclear War“Naked propaganda about fictitious 'Russian aggression' (is) intended to soften us up for a war that could wipe out life on Earth.....   Read more...This article is published with permis…
    - 56 days ago, 3 Feb 15, 5:26am -

Learn to Prepare

  • 10 Foundational Elements of Emergency Preparedness Planning
    By Denis KornThese 10 Foundational Elements of Emergency Preparedness Planning – AND RESILIENCY – and the suggested links are in my opinion an essential component to beginning, improving and solidifying an effective, successful and beneficial pr…
    - 37 days ago, 22 Feb 15, 3:13am -
  • Shelf Life Considerations for Preparedness Foods
    By Denis Korn           When I consult with preparedness planners about the various food options for long term storage, the foremost question is, “What is the shelf life?”  Shelf life considerations for preparedness foods is an essent…
    - 58 days ago, 1 Feb 15, 12:41am -
  • Reflections, Goals and Encouragement for 2015
    By Denis KornThe year of 2015 will be an important year for me in initiating and fulfilling goals and projects that I believe will be crucial given the current state of cultural, economic and political decay prevalent in contemporary society.  This…
    - 89 days ago, 1 Jan 15, 5:08am -
  • Unique Gift Ideas From PrepareDirect
    By Denis KornDuring these uncertain times giving the gift of Peace of Mind this holiday season – or any time – is a noble action.  Here are suggestions from our product site PrepareDirect for your consideration.All of these recommendations and…
    - 29 Nov 14, 11:06pm -
  • Essential Emergency Kit Information & Advice
    By Denis Korn                                                                                                    This post – Essential Emergency Kit…
    - 30 Oct 14, 3:55am -
  • Essential Checklist for Emergency Preparedness & Outdoor Adventure Planning – Including Vehicle Preparedness – Latest Update
    By Denis Korn                                                                                                                    NOTE:…
    - 30 Sep 14, 4:34am -
  • Barriers to Critical Thinking & The 7 Essential Questions for Reflection
    By Denis Korn                           I am sharing once again what has been one of the most read of all my posts – Barriers to Critical Thinking.  It continues to be even more timely given the issues that we face as a…
    - 27 Aug 14, 12:04am -
  • Vital Preparedness Planning Questions
    By Denis KornWhat Road Will You Choose to Take?For those who have read many of my other posts you will discover that I very often use questions to stimulate and motivate reflection and action.  In the preparedness process there are two distinct el…
    - 30 Jul 14, 9:04pm -
  • The Gift of Encouragement
    By Denis Korn We live in stressful and transformative times!My Be Encouraged post first appeared at the end of 2011 and I have received many encouraging comments about its value in these troubling times.  I especially wanted to re-post this update…
    - 1 Jul 14, 5:32am -
  • Why Are So Many Christians Being Called To Prepare?
    By Denis KornThe time is appropriate to share an article written prior to Y2K.  The title was the original title – Today it could be expanded to ask: Why Are So Many People of Diverse Communities Being Called to Prepare? While this was written 1…
    - 1 Jun 14, 4:21am -

Mike Marlow's Survival Blog

  • Hump Day – Monday Is NOT Your Enemy
    It’s HUMP DAY! Does that make you happy? Are you excited that you’re halfway done with another week at a soul-sucking job that you hate? Is the only pleasure in your life when the work day is done on Friday & you get a break until Monday morning?…
    - 13 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 4:06am -
  • Middle Age – Why You Want To Be Here – Mike Marlow says: “Though the age period that defines middle age is somewhat arbitrary, differing greatly from person to person, it is generally defined as being between the ages of 40 and 60.” So here I am – right in the middle of middle ag…
    - 18 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 5:06am -
  • Apps for Android – Part 3 – Mike Marlow
    Today I’m going to talk about my fun apps. The apps that I use a lot for things other than work or social media. Fun Apps Kindle – This is definitely one of my most used apps. I just checked, and my Kindle library currently contains 2,993 books.…
    - 19 days ago, 12 Mar 15, 3:45am -
  • Apps For Android – Part Two – Mike Marlow
    Today I’ll talk about some of the apps that I use most often to make life easier. Some I use daily, others not quite as often. Hopefully you’ll find something new here that you haven’t tried before!   Productivity Apps Dolphin Browser – the…
    - 20 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 10:29pm -
  • Apps – What Do You Use?
    Let me start off by saying that if you are an iPhone user, nothing in this post will benefit you, and your app suggestions aren’t going to help me either. I’m an Android user. You’re not going to get me to switch. I don’t own a Mac, an Iphone…
    - 21 days ago, 10 Mar 15, 3:19am -
  • The Compound Effect – A Review
    I love to read. I read constantly. I usually have two or three books going at once, & I usually read at least six to eight books every month. My interests are varied, and you never know what book I’ll come up with next. When I read Darren Hardy’s…
    - 22 days ago, 9 Mar 15, 2:39am -
  • Growth Can Be Painful
    Have you ever worked out a little too much & wound up being sore for a couple of days afterwards? I’ve overdone it quite a few times in the past, and you’d think I would know better by now. I have been focusing mainly on walking and losing weight…
    - 23 days ago, 8 Mar 15, 3:30am -
  • My 500 Words – A Writing Challenge

    - 24 days ago, 6 Mar 15, 10:34pm -
  • Being Right – See Why Sometimes It’s Wrong
    Everyone likes being right. I know I do! I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who deliberately chooses to be wrong & have the wrong opinions about something. But since people do have different views about things, everyone can’t be right all the t…
    - 33 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 5:22pm -
  • Mentors – Why You Need Them To Succeed In Life
    Successful People Have Mentors Almost without exception, every successful person will tell you that they had help along the way. Someone coached them, taught them, and guided them along the path toward their success. Business people, spiritual leader…
    - 40 days ago, 18 Feb 15, 9:28am -

Mama Kautz

  • Front Porch Friday March 27
    Welcome to Front Porch Friday! Mama Kautz and PreparednessMama are your Hostesses with the Mostesses. Mama Kautz chose The Benefits of Goat Milk. It is an acquired taste, but much […]The post Front Porch Friday March 27 appeared first on Mama Kaut…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 7:05am -
  • Off Grid Cooking
    Last summer Team Kautz was off in the wilderness of North Idaho camping off grid. There may be a vault toilet, but that’s it. So, what better time to practice […]The post Off Grid Cooking appeared first on Mama Kautz.
    - 4 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 7:05am -
  • 5 Tips for Attending a Blog Conference
    Have you ever been to a blog conference? I have been to a few. I have been to Allume three times. I attended Blogging Concentrated last January. I have also […]The post 5 Tips for Attending a Blog Conference appeared first on Mama Kautz.
    - 6 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 10:00pm -
  • How to Clean your Shower Head without Using Chemicals
    Here on the Homestead with have well water. This water, while tasting amazing, has iron in it. The iron stains our tub and toilet and also builds up, along with […]The post How to Clean your Shower Head without Using Chemicals appeared first on Ma…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • Front Porch Friday March 20th
    Mama K must have a thing for goats. Oak Hill Homestead talks about Controlling Parasites in Goats. Super informative post. I wish I had had this knowledge when I had […]The post Front Porch Friday March 20th appeared first on Mama Kautz.
    - 10 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 7:05am -
  • Raising Chickens 101
    So you want to raise chickens. Here are a few tips to get you started. Then go over to my post about the 5 Things I learned AFTER Getting Chickens. […]The post Raising Chickens 101 appeared first on Mama Kautz.
    - 11 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 7:05am -
  • Berkey Giveaway
    Clean water is a necessity for every human being. Water that doesn’t taste awful is pretty important. This is why many of us who have ready access to clean water […]The post Berkey Giveaway appeared first on Mama Kautz.
    - 12 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 7:05am -
  • Balance Hormones with Essential Oils
    Aren’t hormones fun? NOT! I am going to be a tad transparent here. I have been in peri-menopause since I was about 38 years old. So roughly 7 years. yes, […]The post Balance Hormones with Essential Oils appeared first on Mama Kautz.
    - 13 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • Kindle Freebies for Preppers March 16
    Free at time of posting. Please LOOK before you click!The post Kindle Freebies for Preppers March 16 appeared first on Mama Kautz.
    - 14 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 5:00pm -
  • Persied Collapse Review
    This is book 1 in the Perseid Collapse Post Apocalyptic series. You can also read my review of the prequel, The Jakarta Pandemic. I had started to read this and […]The post Persied Collapse Review appeared first on Mama Kautz.
    - 15 days ago, 15 Mar 15, 10:00am -

Modern Day Redneck

  • Old Man Winter
    He came in late this year. So with nothing to do here in Texas, we went off for the weekend. Last weekend was my birthday, I turned 43. My company sent me to Las Vegas to celebrate in style.This was our first time to visit Vegas and believe it or no…
    - 25 days ago, 5 Mar 15, 4:44pm -
  • Almost
    Here is a sneak preview of what the bathroom is looking like.We set the toilet last night and finished the inside plumbing. It sits off to the right of the tub.This weekend I will build the shower curtain rod and get that installed but tonight we wil…
    - 39 days ago, 19 Feb 15, 5:22pm -
  • Play and Work
    I guess that's how my weekends go, one day for play and another for work.Saturday we cooked chili down in Irving. 61 cooks showed up and 7 of those were the raining word champion and the other six were ex champs. Among the other folks there, Mexico a…
    - 49 days ago, 9 Feb 15, 4:34pm -
  • A Little Bit Of Both
    We finally got a little work done on the House, but first.....Two weekends ago we went to College Station and cooked some Texas Red Chili with Jessie.Our best friends and their daughter came with us and we had a great time. Neither me, Candy or Jessi…
    - 56 days ago, 2 Feb 15, 4:29pm -
  • I Said I Wouldn't
    But I didPeer pressure is something else. I was going to work on the house this weekend because the weather was going to be nice, but I didn't. I didn't want to cook chili because I had too much to do, but I did.Our Chili Family are among some of the…
    - 70 days ago, 19 Jan 15, 4:36pm -
  • Nothing To Say, Except......
    Because you now I'm all about that chili, 'bout that chili, 'bout that chili, no beans,All about that chili, 'bout that chili, 'bout that chili, no beans, All about that chili, 'bout that chili 'bout that chili, no beans  You know it's pretty clear,…
    - 77 days ago, 12 Jan 15, 6:20pm -
  • Taking It Easy
    I sure hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I hope you all have a Happy New Year.We sure did, I can tell you I am blessed more than I should be.I had five days off and I was looking so forward in getting a lot accomplished on the house. In the…
    - 91 days ago, 29 Dec 14, 9:00pm -
  • Two Men And A Baby
    Okay, two old men and a young lady to be correct.And we got it done. All weekend it was misting rain, cold and windy. Candy was using the wood scraps to keep the fire going so we could warm our hands and get feeling back in our feet. Jessie grabbed…
    - 98 days ago, 22 Dec 14, 2:58pm -
  • In The Dry
    For the last two weeks we have been doing what we could on the house. The one problem is, the little house just keeps growing. In the beginning it was going to be a simple 500 square foot little, tiny house. Now we are up to about 896 if you include…
    - 16 Dec 14, 7:41pm -
  • Building Party
    I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, I know we sure did.The weather was great, a little windy but other than that the temps were right on. Thursday was the traditional Thanksgiving we always have. I am not selling it short by no means, it was ju…
    - 1 Dec 14, 5:39pm -

My Family Survival Plan

  • new20 Survival Uses for a Wire Coat Hanger
    Just about any common household object can be turned into a survival tool. You’d be surprised at the uses of things you use every day. The key is to remove all preconceptions about the object and what it was made for. Think outside the box.The pos…
    - 3 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 2:18pm -
  • Lights Off: How The World Could Change In 7 Days
    You might be thinking, hey, I’ve got this one covered! I’ve survived lots of power outages. If that is your thought process, you could not be more wrong.Anyone who considers, even for a moment, how interconnected andThe post Lights Off: How The…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 12:44pm -
  • 3 Food Preservation Techniques For Long Term Storage
    Recent scientific studies have revealed that certain methods of preservation can maintain some foods and ingredients safe to eat even after 25 years of storage. Food usually spoils due to bacterial infections that alter its chemical composition. The…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Mar 15, 3:00pm -
  • How to Dig Your Own Water Well
    Many survivalists prepare themselves by storing large quantities of food or weaponry, for fear of a total lockdown. Others are scared of financial turmoil, so they invest their money in whatever might become a good bartering currency during the crisi…
    - 13 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 8:05am -
  • How to Make Your Own Aspirin
    Survival is about keeping your family protected, well nourished and most of all healthy. During a major crisis, you will find out that many of the most common medicinal products will not be available. You could find yourself face to face with a serio…
    - 14 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 9:02am -
  • How to make alcohol at home
    Alcohol is probably the most common vice in the world. Made from fruits or cereals, it is available everywhere, but at a different price. A good survivalist prepares for the crisis by stocking large quantities of alcohol, even if he or she is not a c…
    - 19 days ago, 11 Mar 15, 9:02am -

American Preppers Network

  • Battery Storage – The Weak Link in Successful Renewable Energy Integration
    By Aaron Mandelkorn As solar panels, wind turbines and other forms of clean energy technologies continue to advance one key component continues to lag behind – the all-important battery. Without energy storage in the form of batteries, the clean en…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 11:54am -
  • Do Smoke Detectors Wake-Up Your Kids?
    Recently I was informed that a very high percentage of young children do not wake up to the high pitch noise of a fire alarm/smoke detector. I was shocked so I started researching about this and thought I would share my findings with you. This is wha…
    - 6 days ago, 24 Mar 15, 1:47pm -
  • Making Garlic Powder
    One of the most important herbs a person can use is garlic. Aside from giving our dishes a fantastic flavor, it has many health benefits as well. Garlic contains a compound called Allicin. According to one scientific review, Garlic’s main mechanism…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 7:36pm -
  • Effective Strategies for Communicating during Disasters
    If history can tell us anything, it leads us to believe that cell phones will be much less effective, during the event of a disaster, economic collapse or terror attack. During the Boston Marathon, cell phone users struggled to get through to their f…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Mar 15, 10:34pm -
  • Adult Coloring Books For Your Preps
    We always hear about storing games, cards and coloring books for the kids in our bug out locations or preps, but have you ever considered something for yourself? After a while board games and cards can get old and prepping doesn’t always have to be…
    - 8 days ago, 22 Mar 15, 7:30pm -
  • EC Prepcon IV
    Millions of people around the world are adversely affected by catastrophes like Hurricane Sandy, the Ebola Outbreak, Armed Conflict, Social and Political Unrest, Terrorist Attacks, Famine, and Financial Crises. Millions of others watch these catastro…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Mar 15, 12:13am -
  • A Prepper’s Dream App For Vehicle Preparedness And Its Free!
    There’s a chance to win some really cool prizes, too! When you think preparedness do you ever think of how prepared you are to fix car issues. There are many scenarios where vehicle use may be a viable option when the end of days comes. This App ha…
    - 9 days ago, 21 Mar 15, 4:59pm -
  • Could You Survive on Melted Snow?
    It’s snowpocalypse 2015 where I live and in most of the county. Staring out at the glistening ice crystals I started to wonder one thing, “In an emergency, could you drink melted snow?” I’ve seen many survival movies and shows where people su…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 12:23pm -
  • Beginning Prepping
    New Blogger Guest So you are going to prepare for disasters. Good for you.  Now if you are like most people, you need to make your money count, and I will start with shelter. SIP, or shelter in place is the least expensive form. If you have a baseme…
    - 16 days ago, 14 Mar 15, 1:02pm -
  • How To Prepare Your Vehicle For Survival
    Another fantastic Info-Graphic shared by our friends at Tool Orders!! There’s no doubt that off-roading and driving out exploring the world is a lot of fun. Driving gives you the ability to cover more ground than you would on foot, allowing you to…
    - 17 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 12:55pm -

Outdoor Quest

  • Evaluating Back-Up Magnetic Compasses
    Frequently in my backcountry land navigation class, I am asked about the need to carry a back-up compass.  Generally students are interested in a light weight model that is low in cost, small in size, and would “fill in” as needed. I purposeful…
    - 9 days ago, 21 Mar 15, 1:50pm -
  • What Maps to Take Hiking
    Seattle Backpackers Magazine recently published my recent post about what maps hikers should take into the backcountry."In a recent map & compass class, one of my students asked me what maps I carry into the backcountry when hiking or hunting. In thi…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 6:16pm -
  • Navigation While Hiking in a Group
    Check out my latest post featured on post is all about hiking with your friends.  I provide a list of recomendations to keep you navigation on track.
    - 13 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 8:34pm -
  • Topographic Map Symbols
    Colors and symbols add the detail unique to a topographic map.  These details may not be found in gazetteers or travel guides.  Map detail includes important information about elevation, water, structures, trails, ground cover and roads; and much m…
    - 21 days ago, 9 Mar 15, 9:46pm -
  • Land Navigation
    Navigation Term of the Week*Outdoor Quest ImageHeading – A direction of travel.  For example, the hiker traveled on a northerly heading to the cabin.  Heading is expressed in degrees measured from North clockwise to the direction of travel.Outdoo…
    - 28 days ago, 2 Mar 15, 11:59pm -
  • Hiking With Children
    The following highlights an article by the Statesman Journal writer Zach Umess.  It's all about hiking with children, really small children.   "Once upon a time, going for a hike was a simple activity.Toss a few snacks, water and appropriate gear…
    - 29 days ago, 1 Mar 15, 3:14pm -
  • Trip Planning Mistakes
    Philip Werner at published this post in 2014.  My friend Peter who is planning for a PCT hike forwarded this on to me.  Lots of lessons learned in this fine article."When Wysteria, Sherpa, and I arrived at the trail head we found 4…
    - 34 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 11:31pm -
  • Knots for the Hiker
    I have been going through recommended day pack gear lists several respected backcountry writers and field experienced trainers have published.  In each case, parachute cord and shelter material are listed.  Their recommendations exceeds the ten ess…
    - 36 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 12:26am -
  • Hardtack - Update
    In a recent post I wrote about hardtack.  My friend Leon recently posted about a product available in the Northwest.Leon PantenburgI’ve carried and eaten hardtack since my time in the Confederate infantry, and baking it is another history-relate…
    - 37 days ago, 21 Feb 15, 3:10pm -
  • Hardtack
    Hardtack has been a staple in the back country for years; a boring staple for sure.  Still it is filling. Hard Tack has been around a very long time.  The G. H. Bent Companyhe has been making Hard Tack since 1801 and still sells it today.  The c…
    - 37 days ago, 21 Feb 15, 3:07pm -

Paul Kirtley's Blog

  • As Thick As A Capercaillie: How To Build A Long Log Fire
    I have in the past written about the value of a long-log fire in the context of articles detailing the building of a lean-to shelter and later, the renovation of a previously used shelter. This has prompted readers to ask questions about the long-log…
    - 10 days ago, 20 Mar 15, 8:10am -
  • PK Podcast 006: Winter Outdoor Life Tips, Thoughts And Perspectives
    In episode 6 of my podcast I travel to northern Sweden for a winter camping trip and along the way pass on some advice for winter outdoor life, build a special survival fire and meet a Sami man who provides insight into his traditional way of life...…
    - 17 days ago, 13 Mar 15, 8:04pm -
  • An Emergency Winter Survival Shelter For The Forest
    When snow falls in the forest, you have multiple winter shelter designs to choose from. One of the classic northern forest shelters is a lean-to with a raised bed and a large long-log fire in front to keep you warm through the coldest of nights. I’…
    - 33 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 8:15am -
  • What To Do If You Get Lost Outdoors: STOP
    Every year, there are cases of people who get lost in the woods. And they don't always do the right thing. In the video above, I share some tips, tricks, and best practice of what to do if you should you find yourself lost or even a little bit geogra…
    - 40 days ago, 18 Feb 15, 8:30am -
  • PK Podcast 005: Justine Curgenven And An Aleutian Adventure
    Award-winning adventure film-maker Justine Curgenven joins me to talk about the incredible, unprecedented sea kayak journey she and Sarah Outen made along the Aleutian Island chain and Alaskan peninsular, which resulted in a rich wilderness experienc…
    - 54 days ago, 4 Feb 15, 8:30am -
  • How To Generate Water In The Frozen North
    Because they’re frozen, extreme cold environments are practically deserts. In this video and the associated article I share a couple of really effective methods of generating water in a frozen environment. Unless you have a specialist tool to cut t…
    - 68 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 7:15am -
  • Equipment For Ski Touring Adventures In Norway
    The Norwegian winter mountain environment is challenging but with the right training, experience and equipment this terrain provides one of the best opportunities for wilderness adventure in northern Europe. In this article I run through in detail t…
    - 71 days ago, 19 Jan 15, 12:46am -
  • Fjelltur: A Norwegian Adventure
    Fjelltur is a film I made about a winter trip to Norway with two friends and the subsequent adventure we had. "Fjelltur" translates literally to mountain trip or mountain tour. This was always the intention of our trip, for us to make a ski tour in…
    - 75 days ago, 14 Jan 15, 7:15am -
  • PK Podcast 004: Tristan Gooley And The Beauty Of Natural Navigation
    In Episode 4 of my podcast, I speak with natural navigator and author, Tristan Gooley about the beauty of natural navigation, how it ties in with bushcraft and outdoor life and how to get started on your own voyage of discovery using nature's signs..…
    - 83 days ago, 7 Jan 15, 5:22am -
  • Northern Forest Fire Lighting Fundamentals: Pulling It All Together
    Over the past few years I have created a number of tutorial articles and videos on fire techniques relevant to the north woods or northern forest in winter. Here I pull together all of these threads into one coherent resource along with some new mate…
    - 87 days ago, 2 Jan 15, 2:56pm -

Prep Blog

  • newPrep-Blog’s most popular Past Posts
    Here’s a quick list of our most popular posts from past months and years. 1. Which Martial Arts are best for Self-Defense? 2. Top 5 Inexpensive Guns for Home Defense 3. Lever-action Rifles for Hunting and Survival 4. Fish Antibiotics … Continue r…
    - 5 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 12:09pm -
  • Fish Antibiotics for Human Use: Pros and Cons
    Many preppers buy and store “fish antibiotics” for possible human use when the SHTF. The idea is that a disaster may make the usual means of health care unavailable for an extended period of time. A person who is sick … Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 5:51pm -
  • Off-road Motorcycles for when the SHTF
    The best vehicle when the SHTF does not necessarily have 4 wheels. A motorcycle has certain advantages over a jeep or pick-up truck or sedan. When there is a severe traffic jam, due to an evacuation, a motorcycle, with its … Continue reading →
    - 8 days ago, 22 Mar 15, 9:55pm -
  • A Primer on MOA and MRAD ranging
    You look through your riflescope at a target in the distance. The target can be “measured” by means of a scope reticle with gradations in MOA (minutes of angle) or in MRAD (milliradians). The distance between two “mil-dots” is one … Continu…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 12:34pm -
  • Survival Lessons from Biosphere 2
    Biosphere 2 was an enclosed three-plus acre living space for 8 persons along with enough land to grow all their food. The idea was to isolate a group of researchers in their own self-contained environment. From a prepping and survival … Continue re…
    - 15 days ago, 15 Mar 15, 2:19pm -

Prepper Recon

  • newPodcast-Sunset for US Hedgemony and the Petro Dollar-Jerry Robinson
    Jerry Robinson of Follow The Money joins me on today’s show to talk about the waning influence of the US over the rest of the world. He warns people to seek shelter as the dollar loses its preeminent status. To learn more, […] ↓ Read the rest…
    - 15 hours ago, 30 Mar 15, 2:49am -
  • Sunday Prepper Bible Study-Song of Solomon 2:15
    Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom. Song of Solomon 2:15 Have you ever noticed that we tend to cruise right over the big challenges in life? When we […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry.…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Mar 15, 12:22am -
  • Friday Night at The Movies- Riddles in Stone
      Tonight’s movie is Riddles in Stone. It brings to light the Masonic and occult influences in the designing of Washington DC. Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show! The Days of Noah, Book Two: Persecution is now available! As always, […] ↓ Re…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Mar 15, 11:57pm -
  • Podcast-Will The Coming Collapse Be a Planned Event?
    Today’s show is my guest appearance on View From The Bunker with Derek Gilbert. We talk about the likelihood that the collapse will be a planned event. We cover all of the topics that are part of that discussion such […] ↓ Read the rest of this…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 12:15am -
  • Podcast-Society’s Thin Veneer of Civility-
    V Diamond and Evan Hafer of join me on today’s show to talk about the thin veneer of civility and how unprepared most people are to deal with a collapse. To learn more, stop by and check out […] ↓ Read the rest of this…
    - 7 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 11:11am -
  • Sunday Prepper Bible Study-Isaiah 2
    Their land is full of silver and gold; there is no end to their treasures. Their land is full of horses; there is no end to their chariots. Their land is full of idols; they bow down to the work of […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...The post Su…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Mar 15, 1:39am -
  • Friday Night at The Movies- Secret Mysteries of America’s Beginings
    Tonight’s movie looks at the links between Rosicrucians and Freemasons. It points out how each seeks to blend the ancient wisdom traditions with Christianity which is a scheme of the enemy to dissipate the true message of the Gospel. The Days [……
    - 10 days ago, 21 Mar 15, 12:29am -
  • Podcast-Prepping On The Cheap- Bruce Forster
    Bruce Forster, the creator of the Go Volt, is back on the show today to share some tips from the class he teaches at his church about prepping on the cheap. If you’re interested in purchasing a Go Volt, you […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...T…
    - 13 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 8:41pm -
  • Podcast- Surviving the Solar Minimum-Terry Mulville
    Terry Mulville of joins me today to talk about global cooling due to a period of solar minimums. We also discuss some very efficient technology for heating your home which is based on the age-old design of masonry heaters. […] ↓…
    - 15 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 12:54am -
  • Sunday Prepper Bible Study-Ecclesiastes 12:1
    Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them” Ecclesiastes 12:1 We’re all preppers here, right? We know how silly […] ↓ Read the rest…
    - 16 days ago, 15 Mar 15, 2:06am -

Preparedness is Fundamental

  • DIY SOLAR Powered Roto Tiller
    Solar power is a fantastic resource, especially for preppers, and while it is catching on, it still isn’t where it should be. I have been adding raised bed planters to my garden, but couldn’t get a tiller in the boxes to add and … Continue r…
    - 11 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 7:45pm -
    Whether you have 100 acres in the country or a small corner lot in the city, WTSHTF, you will still need to know when someone is trespassing or taking your property. The Mini Sentry trip wire .22 blank alarm can be … Continue reading →
    - 11 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 9:23am -
  • Solving a Common Rocket Stove Problem
    Rocket stoves are in my opinion, the absolute best prepper stove available today. They use multiple fuels, and if you use wood, they use about 5% (or less) of the wood it would take on an open fire. When properly … Continue reading →
    - 60 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 5:54pm -
  • Simple, Inexpensive, Bright, Rechargeable WTSHTF LED Light
     When a snowstorm took out our power last week, I needed to come up with some simple but effective lights for a neighbor. After scrounging through my shop I ended up with a simple light that took just a few … Continue reading →
    - 69 days ago, 20 Jan 15, 3:26pm -
  • Simple DIY, Dirt Cheap, Mini Welder for Field Repairs and WTSHTF
    Murphy’s Law is simple, if something’s going to break, it will do so at the most inopportune place and time.  If you live in the country, you probably have things like mowers, tractors,  and other equipment that requires an occasional … Conti…
    - 88 days ago, 2 Jan 15, 2:07am -
  • A Full Size Rocket Stove For Cooking Big Meals
    After doing the video on my homemade rocket stove, I received numerous calls asking where people could buy one. Unfortunately at that time, it was just not available. However, now it is. This is a large stove that will do … Continue reading →
    - 92 days ago, 29 Dec 14, 3:59am -
  • The Ultimate High Power Rechargeable Prepper Light
    Preppers should take advantage of technology. One example is in the lighting arena. LED’s are constantly being improved to the point that some flashlights put out 10 times what an incandescent bulb does and runs longer as well. Right up … Continu…
    - 28 Nov 14, 4:52am -
  • Are We in the Eye of the Hurricane?
    It’s hard not to get dispirited when you look at how far downhill this great country has gone. We are seeing not just the unraveling of societal fabric, but the very shredding of it, much like a flag in a … Continue reading →
    - 17 Nov 14, 3:47am -
  • Can Preppers Go To Heaven?
    There is a “spirited” debate (pun intended) about whether or not prepping is commanded by God or an affront to Him. My last post, “Misinformation and Prepping” really brought out some responses and name callers (apparently I’m a caveman amo…
    - 23 Sep 14, 5:44pm -
  • Misinformation and Prepping
        When I was a young cop, I watched a pilot at our local air show fly his plane right into the ground. I realized instantly what had happened and turned to see the entire emergency crew, many of … Continue reading →
    - 19 Sep 14, 4:01pm -

Survival and Prosperity

Armed Rogue

  • Why You Shouldn’t Bug Out Unless You Absolutely Have To
    I am a big advocate for bugging in. The only time you need to bug out is if your home is in immediate danger. It doesn’t matter if you live in an apartment or a house, you are the safest when you are in your home. Your home has food, water, bed, fl…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 3:22pm -
  • Yes, You NEED Fire To Survive
    Whether you’re just getting started in prepping or whether you’ve been in this game for 20+ years, you’ve heard that the essentials for survival are: Water Food Shelter And anything after that is just a plus. However, I am of the STRONG believe…
    - 27 days ago, 3 Mar 15, 6:00am -
  • Learning How to Tan Hides – Part 1
    When I decided I wanted to teach myself to tan animal hides I received a lot of mixed responses. Notably negative remarks such as, “Why would you do that? It’s too much work.” Or even, “That’s nasty” followed by gruesome faces of disgust.…
    - 31 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 6:00am -
  • Everyday Survival Podcast – Ep 3 Bugging In Vs Bugging Out
    I’m a little out of it for this podcast, but I talk about bugging in vs. bugging out, the tip of the week, what’s been going on with 365 Survival, I talk about the lady who shot herself while adjusting her flash bang holster and what else…liste…
    - 33 days ago, 26 Feb 15, 1:52am -
  • 5 Realistic Fitness Tips for Preppers
    This subject has been talked about a lot recently and I briefly talked about it in a 365 video but I have my own thoughts on the matter that I’d like to elaborate on. You don’t need to be Rambo - Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be…
    - 34 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 6:00am -
  • How to Get Started in Competition Shooting – Part 1
    My husband and I wanted to get into competition shooting for a long time. We knew about 3 Gun and thought that was really the only type of competition we could get into. We had done some research, but the amount of specific information on how to get…
    - 38 days ago, 20 Feb 15, 6:00am -
  • Everyday Survival Podcast #2 – Get involved in gun and archery competitions
    This week, I talk about the Leatherman Micra, why you should test your gear before packing it in your BOB or where ever else. I also don’t understand why people are freaking out about Obama giving finger guns in a mirror for a Buzzfeed video. I tal…
    - 39 days ago, 20 Feb 15, 2:45am -
  • 4 Steps to Get Started With Archery
    If you’ve ever said, “I really want to learn archery” or any variation thereof, then keep reading. Step 1: Stop researching – Spend some time researching the different types of bows and the basics of archery, but you really cannot learn arch…
    - 41 days ago, 17 Feb 15, 6:11am -
  • Quit Telling Me How to Conceal Carry
    Let me preface this by saying that I’m not about to rant about people giving tips and techniques about different options for conceal carry. I LOVE it when I see articles about how to better conceal or tips on how to be a good concealed carry holde…
    - 46 days ago, 12 Feb 15, 6:00am -
  • Everyday Survival Podcast – Ep 1: Why I Prep
    I’m Morgan! The CEO of Armed Rogue and this is the Everyday Survival podcast. I talk about why I prep and my passion for concealed carrying. I also talk about the tip of the week, product of the week, why celebrities shouldn’t talk about stuff th…
    - 47 days ago, 12 Feb 15, 3:45am -