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  • newNotes for Saturday – August 23, 2014
    August 23rd is the anniversary of the declaration of the independent state of “Franklin” in Eastern Tennessee by the settlers there in 1784. Unfortunately, the Continental Congress rejected it, so the state of Franklin never became a reality. Tod…
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 12:35am -
  • newHow To Survive Without Your Glasses, by J.E.
    “Ralph made a step forward and Jack smacked Piggy’s head. Piggy’s glasses flew off and tinkled on the rocks. Piggy cried out in terror: ‘My specs! One side’s broken.” – William Golding, Lord of the Flies, Chapter 4 In the classic dystop…
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 12:35am -
  • newLetter Re: John Galt
    John Galt lives! Those of us that have read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, have an idea of what I’m talking about, but that’s not when it started and that’s not where it will end. I remember from grade school that the pilgrims came to this contin…
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 12:34am -
  • newEconomics and Investing:
    Sears has lost nearly $1 billion so far this year and it’s just getting started. – J.W. o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Obamacare Is A Disaster For Businesses, Philly Fed Finds NAFTA Is 20 Years Old – Here Are 20 Facts That Show How It Is Dest…
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 12:33am -
  • newOdds ‘n Sods:
    At least 105 people laid off at Remington Arms. – T.P. Officially, this is the result of the end and reversal of temporary expansion after the last few heavy years, but some wonder how much the ARs and AKs play into the situation. Neither of those…
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 12:33am -
  • newHugh’s Quote of the Day:
    “If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: but thou shalt open thine hand wide unto…
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 12:33am -
  • Notes for Friday – August 22, 2014
    August 22nd, 1949 is the day the USSR detonated its first atomic bomb and officially kicked off the atomic age-Cold War, making prepping an acceptable pastime for millions around the world. o o o Today, we present another entry for Round 54 of the Su…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:40am -
  • Introduction to Tactical Combat Casualty Care, by W.H.
    This is an introduction to Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), which is the medical training that U.S. troops are currently taught to save lives on the battlefield. TCCC is the result of collaboration between U.S. Special Operations Command, trauma…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:40am -
  • Two Letters Re: Montana Felons
    Dear HJL, I read your response about felons and their ability, or lack thereof, to have firearms. I am surprised by your response. Personally, I think there are some crimes that are beyond the pale of civil society. For me this would be sexual predat…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:39am -
  • Economics and Investing:
    One World, One Bank, One Currency o o o Items from Mr. Econocobas: Map: How Much $100 Is Really Worth In Every State 14 Reasons Why The U.S. Economy’s Bubble Of False Prosperity May Be About To Burst Draghi Gets Weaker Euro – They keeping try to…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:39am -


More Than Just Surviving

  • What’s the Best Way to Sharpen Stainless Steel Knives? [RQ#2]

    What’s the Best Way to Sharpen Stainless Steel Knives? [RQ#2]

    John’s Knife Sharpening Question Well, I have one question. It’s a timeless one, so there must be lots of good answers.Is there a best way to sharpen most any (non-serrated blade) stainless steel knife?Carbon steel blades seem easy to sha…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 3:00pm -
  • Nite Ize Doohickey Key Tool Review

    Nite Ize Doohickey Key Tool Review

    After reviewing the Gerber Shard I found myself getting really into small multi tools and widgets as a viable concept for everyday carry. The Nite Ize Doohickey is the latest addition to my widget roster, but there are definitely more to com…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 4:00pm -
  • Knife Drop: “Zen Spydercos” Yin and Yang

    Knife Drop: “Zen Spydercos” Yin and Yang

    I take so many pictures of knives that I thought it’d be nice to have a feature where I exclusively showcase knife photography. I’ll of course be listing which knives were used in the photographs below the image(s), in case you’re curio…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 5:00pm -
  • CRKT Hissatsu Tactical Folding Knife Review

    CRKT Hissatsu Tactical Folding Knife Review

    There’s something about the aesthetics about the CRKT Hissatsu Folder that just drew me in initially. In my humble opinion, it’s one of the most badass tactical knives still in production. Whether or not it’s a viable tool is a differen…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 5:00pm -
  • August 2014 EDC Pocket Dump

    August 2014 EDC Pocket Dump

    1. Generic Czech Pipe Tool 2. Kershaw Emerson CQC-6K EDC Folding Knife – Review. 3. General Onyx Snus Tin – Used to hold pipe tobacco. 4. Ian Sinclair Cardsharp Credit Card Knife 5. Scarecrow Organic Golden Pale Ale 6. Missouri Meersch…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Aug 14, 6:30pm -
  • 5 Popular Knife Myths and Why They’re Not True

    5 Popular Knife Myths and Why They’re Not True

    There’s a whole lot of nonsense that gets repeated on the internet, and there’s no exception to this rule, even for the knife community. Many of the “facts” about knives that people wholeheartedly believe are not facts at all, but are…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 6:30pm -
  • Buck 110 Folding Hunter Knife Review

    Buck 110 Folding Hunter Knife Review

    The Buck 110 is a classic slice of Americana. I love this knife, though to be frank, I love it maybe a little more than I should. When I finally bit the bullet and ordered my Buck 110, I was ecstatic. I grinned ear to ear when it arrived, and…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 5:00pm -
  • Vegan/Vegetarian? Would That Change in a Survival Situation?

    Vegan/Vegetarian? Would That Change in a Survival Situation?

    Just over a week ago, an episode of Naked and Afraid aired that, to me, stood apart from many of the rest. What made this episode particularly fascinating was that a hunter, Adam Young, with quite traditional views on wilderness survival and…
    - 23 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 3:45pm -
  • Spyderco Resilience Black G-10 Folding Knife Review

    Spyderco Resilience Black G-10 Folding Knife Review

    For all intents and purposes, when you imagine the Spyderco Resilience, you should simply imagine an upscaled Tenacious, much like the Spyderco Endura is an upscaled version of the Spyderco Delica. I’ve personally modified the blade on my S…
    - 26 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • Stitches, Bandages, or Super Glue?

    Stitches, Bandages, or Super Glue?

    If, like myself, you frequently enjoy trampling in forests and repeatedly hitting trees with sharp slabs of steel, at one point or another you’re going to get a cut or two. Many of these will be no more than scrapes, tiny love bites from…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 5:00pm -

Patriot Rising

  • newEverything Depends on the Disaster
      The central tenet of prepper websites is the unflinching belief that you need to be prepared for unexpected events. That statement on its face seems to be able to stand on its own, without receiving too much argument from anyone. Really who would…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 10:53pm -
  • newSurviving Disaster Near a Lake or River: How to Get Prepared
     Those who live near large bodies of water are no strangers to storms and the devastation they can leave behind. Just as those near the coastlines have to deal with treacherous hurricanes, those who live near lakes or rivers know all too well about…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 10:51pm -
  • Lessons from Ferguson: Prepping for Civil Unrest and Martial Law
    Any prepared and informed person knows that the threat isn’t always the event itself, which could be anything from a natural disaster to a rioting spree after a sporting event to an economic collapse. It’s the chaos during the aftermath of the…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 6:40am -
  • Emergency Food Storage 101
    Here’s a quick ‘basics’ for emergency food storage ’101′. Usually the first thing a newbie prepper does is to start building food storage.   Building an emergency supply of food storage is one of the easiest things to do because food is re…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 6:36am -
  • Survival Tips You Should Use For Different Injuries
      Whether at home or at work, when there is an injury from a small cut to a twisted ankle, it can be frightening. Keeping a clear head and doing a few small things while waiting for help can make a big difference. According to 911 Industrial Respons…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 6:34am -
  • Emergency Cooking Methods: Cooking with a Thermos
    During an emergency, where power and gas may be hard to come by, a thermos can be a great way to cook a wide variety of slow cooking foods. Cooking things like rice and beans can take hours, using a huge amount of fuel that you usually can’t afford…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 6:31am -
  • How To Rock Sling Accurately
    A lot of people have read how to make a paracord rock sling. It’s been shared all over the place, too. Rock slings powerful weapons that have been used since Biblical times. Figured I’d write about how to shoot one accurately. WHAT YOU’LL GET…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 5:45pm -
  • Survival Skills: 10 Great Bartering Items, And 3 You Might Not Expect
    Trading and bartering were an important part of our ancestors’ lives. Bartering involved all kinds of items as currency. Furs, silks, perfumes, spices, and tea were some of the more traditional items of barter; human skulls and poisons are a couple…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 5:41pm -
  • Ebola: The Lessons We Can Learn From The SARS Outbreak
    Reports are all over the news this morning that 56 more people have died from Ebola in West Africa, and that 128 more have been diagnosed with the disease. You can read more about that here and here. There have been articles, too numerous to list…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 5:33pm -
  • Build the Ultimate School Bug Out Kit for your Kids
    Is your child prepared to bug out from school?  Mine is. Last year, I posed the question, “Should Your Kids Know How to Bug Out…from School?” and the answers to that question were incredibly varied. Some parents said that the kids shouldn’…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 5:32pm -

Destiny Survival

  • Perceptions About Preppers –You Can Make a Difference
    Michael Mills is a Ph.D. candidate and Assistant Lecturer in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at University of Kent (England). He is undertaking 3 years of research on the preparedness community in America and Britain. In th…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 1:06pm -
  • Summer Vacation Time for DestinySurvival Radio
    Starting this week, it’s summer vacation time for DestinySurvival Radio. I’m taking the rest of the month off from doing the show, and I’ll resume some time in September. This is the first time in more than three and a half years of doing Desti…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 1:21pm -
  • Keeping Your Camp Site Safe
    Whether you’re enjoying a camp out with the family or hunting for that big buck with a group of guys in the fall, you want to make sure you’re keeping your camp site safe. “Backwoods Home Magazine” for July/August, 2014, (Issue #148) includes…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 1:24pm -
  • Keeping Clean and Staying Healthy When There’s No FEMA–Part 2
    In this week’s DestinySurvival Radio, I conclude my two part conversation on hygiene and good health with Richard Bryant, author of When There is No FEMA. If you missed Part 1, find it here. Keeping clean and staying healthy when there’s no FEMA…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 1:14pm -
  • Ebola: Is it a Pandemic in the Making?
    If you read my posts with any regularity, you know that as a rule I’m not Johnny on the spot to get out in front of current events. That’s because I believe they provide the backdrop for prepping. But the recent flurry of news concerning Ebola ra…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 1:05pm -
  • Keeping Clean and Staying Healthy When There’s No FEMA–Part 1
    In Richard Bryant’s book, When There is No FEMA, Chapter 9 is about hygiene and sanitation. It starts with a quote from P. J. O’Rourke which says, “Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.” That’s not just witty. It’…
    - 23 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 1:08pm -
  • Concentration Camps in America?
    Concentration camps in America. It’s a controversial topic. Do camps exist here in America already? Or will they soon? Would you believe it’s already happened? See a post I wrote previously about it here.  
    - 25 days ago, 29 Jul 14, 1:07pm -
  • Join Like-Minded Preppers at the Preppers and Patriots Expo
    A few weeks ago, back in June, my DestinySurvival Radio guest was Mike Slack, and we talked about the Go Green Self Reliance Festival. Read about it here. Well, Mike is my guest again this week to talk about another upcoming event. You’re invited t…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Jul 14, 1:14pm -
  • Raising Quail for Food – Should It Be Part of Your Survival Strategy?
    Recently I saw a video from Marjory Wildcraft of Grow Your Own Groceries about raising quail for food. Should it be part of your survival strategy? According to Leo Magpoc of Phoenix, AZ, who’s interviewed in the video, raising quail is easy to do…
    - 32 days ago, 22 Jul 14, 1:16pm -
  • Countdown to Preparedness – A Resource for Beginners and Seasoned Preppers Alike
    From time to time I talk to people who don’t know much about preparedness. They know they should do something, but what? Where to start? I feel better about our conversation if I can recommend a resource or two which gives helpful info. One such re…
    - 37 days ago, 17 Jul 14, 1:05pm -

Libertarian Rantfest

  • newTiny- A Story About Living Small
    We started watching Tiny- A Story About Living Small on Netflix. Pretty interesting. Lots of people living in tiny houses between about 120 to 250ish square feet. Lots of them are built on utility trailers. Their individual reasons vary between envir…
    - 15 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 2:29am -
  • Just A Quick Trip To The Store
    Today after making a nice dinner of beef fajitas it came up that somebody needed to run out to the store to pick up an item. So I got ready to go to the nearest place that offered said item, a five minute drive away. Put on a belt, stuck a subcompact…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 1:58am -
  • Book Review: Liberators by Jim Wesley, Rawles
    Today I will be reviewing the new Jim Rawles bookLiberators: A Novel of the Coming Global CollapseBefore getting started in case anyone has not read some (or all) of his previous works let me talk about some unusual elements of these books. This book…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 11:48pm -
  • Kangaroo Carry and Other Outside the Box Ideas
    You probably notice I have mentioned the S&W Shield a few times recently. Then I took a step back and checked the whole concept a little bit. May be the answer is to find a more comfortable way to carry a gun I already have like a Glock. Got an OWB k…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 2:08am -
  • From Around The Net
    Former Australian General says country is in the early stages of a century of conflict with radical Islam. Sort of like Jim Rawles mentioned in his recent book Expatriates.Duane the Dog Chapman says criminals need to stay off social media. Fine this…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 6:10pm -
  • Family Fishing Day
    We, largely thanks to Wifeys efforts, got a lot of chores that can often become weekend duties done during the week so it was a wide open Saturday, time to do something. So we went fishing. Had to get new licenses for the adults and got the Mrs her o…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 4:17am -
  • Friday Evening Thoughts
    It was a long, busy week at work. One of those brain numbing weeks where you get home and after eating (and if applicable) hanging out with the kiddo's just want to veg out.I have always hated Gin with the sole exception being the ultimate 'white gir…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 2:33am -
  • PMAG 30 AK Initial Impressions
    Picked up a couple of these PMAG 30 AK mags not too long ago. Fiddled with it a little bit. Initial impressions are as follows:- A lot lighter than a standard Euro surplus AK mag or even one of the lighter thinner metal ones. This shouldn't be a big…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 1:00pm -
  • Crazy Week
    You've had posts but not quite up to the normal standard. It's been a pretty crazy week at work. Next week things will go back to normal. Please bear with me on replying to comments or emails.
    - 10 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 1:56am -
  • Women Against Feminism

    - 10 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 12:00pm -

Dr. Bones & Nurse Amy

  • newMedical Supplies, Part 3: Orthopedic Injuries
    Few of us, even the couch potatoes, have managed to avoid the occasional sprain or strain. In disaster situations where we are exerting ourselves just to stay alive, these will be more common. The risk of fractures also looms as a very real possibili…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 8:28pm -
  • Survival Medicine Hour: Prepper’s Blueprint’s Tess Pennington
    Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy’s Survival Medicine Hour   In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, welcome their friend Tess Pennington of, author of the The…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 4:53pm -
  • Ebola as Biological Weapon?
    With Ebola in the news, there are some that have pointed out the possibility that some nations may attempt to weaponize the virus. This is a concern that deserves discussion, so let’s talk about something that few consider a likely cause of a colla…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 12:15pm -
  • Pandemic Supplies
    The world is full of infectious diseases that have made the news in recent weeks. From the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa to the diseases crossing the U.S. in the recent immigrant crisis, there are all sorts of reasons to be concerned about you…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 12:00pm -
  • Survival Medicine Hour
    In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, we welcome Chris Petrovich of Florida Survivalist Network and a prepper who has spent years in areas of Africa that are now being ravaged by the Ebola virus. Chris will tell us what it…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Aug 14, 8:58pm -
  • Zmapp as Ebola Treatment: Video
    In his latest video, Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, discusses the most promising treatment option on the table so far in the Ebola outbreak. To find out more about this serum, not yet approved by the FDA, check out the video below, which is a compan…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Aug 14, 3:45pm -
  • Ebola: The Next Great Pandemic?
      EBOLA: THE NEXT GREAT PANDEMIC? (This article is meant to combine and update information in some previous articles on this website.) Several countries in West Africa are in the throes of an epidemic of Ebola virus. Over 1700 cases and  932 deaths…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 2:32am -
  • A Cure For Ebola?
      I’ve devoted a good deal of time investigating the Ebola virus and, like many other viruses, found little in the way of a practical cure or even treatment for the disease. Ebola has taken the lives of 900 people in West African Countries and is…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 9:15pm -
  • Survival Medicine Hour: Ebola!
    In this special episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour with Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, we devote this program to a candidate for the next great pandemic:  The Ebola Virus.  We discuss everything you need to kn…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Aug 14, 6:04pm -
  • Video: Ebola with Dr. Bones
    We put together a video about the Ebola virus to accompany our “Ebola Update” articles and other recent posts.  It’s important to know about this deadly disease that has killed 729 people in the current outbreak. The death of Patrick Sawyer in…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Aug 14, 1:29pm -

Survivalist Blog

  • newWhat did you do to prep this week?
    Before we get started with this weeks “what did you do to prep this week” I would like to say thank you and give a shout-out to Mr. Bill D for his support of this blog via a snail main donation, I would also like to thank Angela M, Vanessa M, and…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 1:33pm -
  • Egg bound chicken, home-brew cure
    This post first appeared on Copyright © 2014. All rights reserved.Check out these related articles:How to make a secure Chicken run for back yard chickens out of PVC, Chicken Wire, and Zip ties Chicken Dressing Day or Ho…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:41pm -
  • Help me Spread the Word About The Daily Collapse Report
    I would really appreciate your help in helping me get the word out about my new news site at  the site offerers news from a number of sources all in one place with my personal commentary and perspective, with the…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 4:36pm -
  • Glock 19 Perfection in a 9mm Handgun
    Some prefer revolves over auto loading handguns, while others simply want a simple .22 for target practice and recreation on the weekend. The “perfect” handgun for me may not be right for you or your needs, it is a personal choice that only you c…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:54pm -
  • Do you Recognize this Enemy of your Food Storage?
    Today’s non-fiction writing contest entry; “Do you Recognize this Enemy of your Food Storage?” was written Bandurasbox – AKA Salena   Not too long ago, my husband took a three week-long business trip to the West coast. Although he has tra…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:03pm -
  • Please Visit My New Website…
    That's right... I have a new website it's called the Daily Collapse Report, it will cover the latest news, threats and commentary from a variety of sources in the U.S. and around the world. Now you can easily, stay informed and up-to-date on the late…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 2:24pm -
  • What do you use to store your preps in?
    Today’s non-fiction writing contest entry; “What do you use to store your preps in?” was written By Trish We all have various ways to store our preps for various scenarios. Most of us purchase our storage outright from whatever store we like.…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 12:20pm -
  • Top Seven Must Have Preparedness Books
    If you're like I was, you're looking through the various disaster preparedness books wondering which one is best. I have worked my way through 7 of the most popular books and offer a shared review of all of them here. I hope this comparison helps you…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 12:05pm -
  • How Much Ammo Do You Need?
    Your centerfire hunting rifle or the very capable shotgun really doesn't need a large amount of cartridges if used for larger animal food gathering. If you live in a game rich area and depending on the size of your family or group, you may take 2-6 d…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 11:42am -
  • Conflicted Tuesday
    We have worked out an exclusive deal with the publishers of the survival card game “Conflicted” where we will be posting one question per week from the deck for open discussion here on You can buy your own Conflicted Dec…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 12:01pm -

American Preppers Network

  • newEstablish a Plan B: Hydroponics
    About the Author: Chris is an urban hydroponic hobbyist who uses hydroponics to maximize his 400 square foot yard and extend the short Chicago growing season. Chris blogs about his hydroponic experiences at Hydroponic gardening…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 2:50pm -
  • Is ‘Oven Canning’ Safe?
    Have you ever Dry oven canned before? Do you know if it is truly safe? This article gives some unknown insight and the facts to back it up.The post Is ‘Oven Canning’ Safe? appeared first on American Preppers Network.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 7:46am -
  • Surviving Disaster Near a Lake or River: How to Get Prepared
    Those who live near large bodies of water are no strangers to storms and the devastation they can leave behind. Just as those near the coastlines have to deal with treacherous hurricanes, those who live near lakes or rivers know all too well about th…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 2:33pm -
  • Preparing For a Volcano Eruption
    With all the hype lately about Yellow Stone’s Volcano and how it could “possibly” erupt a lot sooner than expected, I thought I would put together this article for you on preparing for the aftermath and some things to consider adding to your pr…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 10:50am -
  • Food Storage I Get, But Water Storage?
    It makes sense to have at least three days worth of emergency supplies in your home at all times. Depending on where you live and your particular situation, you may want to keep more supplies than this available, but three days of emergency food stor…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 10:48am -
  • 8 Survival Principles Every Kid Should Learn
    Your kids’ tender age makes them fragile when faced with overwhelming challenges. When disasters strike, your kids’ safety will be your number one priority above everything else. Prepping trends have risen in conjunction with increased man-made a…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 10:48am -
  • Summer Bulbs: Wholesale & Bulk Flower Bulbs Giving Pretty Look To Garden
    A garden full of flowers is pretty as a picture, and for this summer bulb could help you create it. They come in varied shapes and colours and thus one could be ensured that one could get whatever they want to find. The advantage of wholesale & bulk…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 5:30am -
  • Brief Guide on Preventing and Controlling Pests
    Pests are the most common problems for majority of the homes. It is definite that sooner or later everyone is affected by pests and in the near future pest control is going to be a major threat for the mankind. These are much annoying creatures as th…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 6:15am -
  • 8 Smart Ways to Teach Kids about Survival and Prepping
    In the United States alone, flooding is a top natural disaster, yielding almost $42,000 average claims in the country within 2008 to 2012, according to National Flood Insurance Program. Prepping is essential to all individuals, particularly young chi…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 10:55am -
  • Study Seeks to Understand What Drives Preparedness Today
    (Michael Mills is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at University of Kent (England). His doctoral work involves undertaking 3 years of research on the preparedness community in America. In this article he…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Aug 14, 6:01pm -

Survival Gear

Backdoor Survival

  • newSummer 2014 Book Festival: The Shadow Patriots + Giveaway
    Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Summer 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival.  Warren Ray, the author of The Shadow Patriots, is here to answer some questions and of course, to award one lucky reader with a copy of his boo…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 8:00am -
  • 12 Months of Prepping: Month Seven
    We have now passed the half way point and are entering month seven of getting prepared one month at a time.  By now you should be feeling secure in the knowledge that you are ready to beat the odds should a natural disaster or other disruptive event…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 8:00am -
  • 20 All Purpose Remedies Using Essential Oils
    The use of essential oils for wellness and healing seems to be catching everyone’s attention these days.  This is true not only in the prepping and homesteading world, but in the mainstream world of traditional medicine as well.While it is easy t…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 8:00am -
  • Eleven Point Plan to Bust the Myth of Retirement
    Four years ago I was both a newbie blogger and a newbie prepper.  To be honest, I had a lot of angst about a lot of things.  Unemployment was rampant, the housing market was in shambles, and people around me were suffering.  As a woman of a certai…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 8:00am -
  • The Sunday Survival Buzz #130
    Welcome to this week’s all new Sunday Survival Buzz with an update on my own preps and announcements from the Backdoor Survival blog.I had a big blooper I would like to share with you this week.  I was out of unbleached flour and was not in the m…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 8:00am -
  • Summer 2014 Book Festival: Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency + Giveaway
    Today I share the next author interview and giveaway in the Summer 2014 Backdoor Survival Book Festival.  Angela Paskett, the author of Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival, is here to answer some questions and of course, to award one luck…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 8:00am -
  • Summer Survival Blast: SunBell and Little Sun Solar Lamps + Giveaway
    Every once in awhile something comes along that tickles my fancy because it is just so darn much fun.  When that fun item is coupled with solid functionality, I am thrilled.Such is the case with the SunBell Solar Lamp and the Little Sun. Both are 1…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 8:00am -
  • How to Use Pool Shock to Purify Water
    If I were to ask how many of you store liquid bleach along with your other prepping supplies, I am certain that a good percentage of you would raise your hands.  Liquid bleach is a powerful disinfectant and sanitizer but did you know that there is s…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 8:00am -
  • Living Life the Old Fashioned Way
    There is a tendency in all of us to compare the old to the new.  This is especially true in the preparedness community where in anticipation of hard times ahead, we look to our parents and grandparents for ideas for living a self-reliant and sustain…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Aug 14, 8:00am -
  • The Sunday Survival Buzz #129
    Welcome to this week’s all new Sunday Survival Buzz  with an update on my own preps and announcements from the Backdoor Survival blog.There has been a lot going on here on my tiny homestead this week.  As I mentioned last week, I felt it was pru…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Aug 14, 8:00am -

Backwoods Survival Blog

  • Medieval Survivalism: Why Is This Not Already A Thing?
    Many of us in the Prepper / Survivalist community believe in taking care to prepare for the worst case scenario, the time we know will probably never come, but we know in our hearts that to prepare for it simply means we will be better positioned to…
    - 6 May 14, 12:46am -
  • Medieval Survivalism: One Small-Scale Single Family Option
    Previously, I laid out an idea for the construction of a hill fort that a few families could band together to build in the event of an all-out TEOTWAWKI scenario. Unfortunately, it was a bit too industrious to be tackled by a single family, trying…
    - 6 May 14, 12:40am -
  • 30,000 Year-Old Virus Awakened From Siberian Permafrost
    You should understand, prior to reading this, that I'm a big fan of science. I was never all that good at it in school (I'd be a Doctor right now, but I'm afraid I'd end up killing somebody), but I always enjoyed it. That being said, sometimes scie…
    - 4 Mar 14, 2:06am -
  • Hypocrisy
    Yeah. Because artificial trash, created in a mad scientist's lab, is safer for you than a plant. The hypocrisy is mind-numbing. They don't want you off drugs; they just want them and their buddies to have a monopoly on being your dealer.{This…
    - 27 Jan 14, 12:51am -
  • Honor Our Heroes
    {This is a content summary only. To read the full article, please click the article title, and feel free to share your comments!}
    - 27 Jan 14, 12:48am -
  • A First Aid Kits’ Most Important Tool, Knowledge
    One of the basic staples of your survival gear is a first aid kit. But with so many choices available from small kits that can fit into a pocketbook to expedition sized kits, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. As a result, many individuals m…
    - 28 Jun 13, 4:48am -
  • Emergency Food Buyer’s Guide, Part 2
    Read Part 1Chapter 2How Much Food to StoreWhen starting their food storage people commonly ask: How much food do I need? There are a few considerations to make when deciding on quantity. Each food storage type has its own characteristics so includ…
    - 24 Jun 13, 7:44pm -
  • A Rare and Precious Awakening to the True System of Control
    I was talking to a family member the other day, and I had a rare opportunity to congratulate him on the very beginning stages of his awakening to the truth.He was talking about the whole Paula Deen scandal and saying that, while what she said wa…
    - 23 Jun 13, 7:35pm -
  • Emergency Food Buyer’s Guide, Part 1
    IntroductionEmergencies Are RealWith all the modern conveniences we enjoy, it’s easy to forget how dependent we are on these technological advancements. Most of us have free-flowing water at our fingertips, electrical power that feeds directly int…
    - 23 Jun 13, 7:25pm -
  • ATV Survival Guide: Increase Your Chances of Survival
    You drove to go hunting in the middle of nowhere, dozens of miles from a gas station or paved road, confident you made the right decision last year when you bought your all-terrain vehicle. The electric power steering was so good that you were able t…
    - 22 Jun 13, 7:13pm -

Bug Out Survival

  • 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…
    - 4 days ago, 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…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Aug 14, 6:00pm -
  • Discussing The Prepper's Workbook on Destiny Survival Radio
    Once again I enjoyed chatting with John Wesley Smith of Destiny Survival Radio about my latest book release, this time The Prepper's Workbook.  My co-author, Scott Finazzo joined us as well as we went into the details of the book and why it was inte…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 1:06pm -
  • Sequel to THE PULSE Finished
       Days have turned into weeks with no contact from anyone outside of North America, where the power, communication and transportation grid has been completely destroyed by massive solar flares. In the ensuing chaos, grocery store shelves have been…
    - 74 days ago, 10 Jun 14, 9:07pm -
  • Update on Review Copies and Giveaways
    I'm reposting this update from my main site, for those of you who only check in here.  As many of you know, The Prepper's Workbook has now been shipping from Amazon for about two weeks, and is even available on the shelf in ma…
    - 2 Apr 14, 2:12pm -
  • Scott Finazzo Discusses The Prepper's Workbook
    My coauthor of The Prepper's Workbook, Scott Finazzo, discussed our book on Kansas City's KCTV5 News earlier this week.   Finazzo is firefighter with the Overland Park Fire Department in that area, and his extensive experience as a first responder t…
    - 6 Mar 14, 10:33pm -
  • Prepper's Workbook Giveaway on Goodreads
    My publisher is sponsoring a book giveaway of 10 copies of The Prepper's Workbook on Goodreads.  You can enter to win one right here.  The giveaway ends March 18. The publisher should have copies of the book in their offices around the first of Ma…
    - 17 Feb 14, 2:19pm -
  • Foreword by Jim Cobb
    My friend and fellow Ulysses Press author, Jim Cobb, best known for his excellent site: Survival Weekly and his bestselling Prepper's Home Defense has written the foreword to The Prepper's Workbook.  I'm posting it here to give you a little better…
    - 24 Jan 14, 9:45pm -
  • Prepper's Workbook Front and Back Covers
    I've been working with my editor and coauthor Scott Finazzo this week on the final proofing and approval of The Prepper's Workbook, and everything has now been finalized, from the interior design to the front and back covers.  It will be sent to the…
    - 24 Jan 14, 8:17pm -
  • Prepper's Workbook Update
    I just posted this update on my main website, and I'm reposting here for Bug Out Survival readers who may not see it on that site.  I know many of you have been waiting on this book for a long time, and I apologize for the del…
    - 16 Dec 13, 3:19pm -

Canadian Preppers Network

  • Fire Safety Drills And Procedures - Guest Post by Lee Flynn
    Emergency Safety Procedures Are Important - How To Use Fire Safety Drills And ProceduresA disaster can happen at any time. Most families have issues handling disasters, such as tornados and hurricanes. This is why an emergency plan is needed. An eff…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 3:25pm -
  • Movie Monday - Wartime Farm Part 1 of 8
    This Week On Movie MondayWartime Farm is an eight part documentary program originally aired on BBC2 in 2012.  Historian Ruth Goodman along with archeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn take over a farm in Hampshire, England.  The goal is to run…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 1:00am -
  • Introducing Movie Mondays on the CPN!
    Starting August 18, the Canadian Preppers Network will be presentingMOVIE MONDAYS!Movie Mondays is a project we have undertaken to show films, documentaries, commentaries, etc that relate in some way to the lifestyle of preparedness in the hopes tha…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 1:54pm -
  • Special Workshop With Cam & Michel Mather For CPN Members
    Does living off the grid interest you?  Would you like to grow your own food?  Maybe you're just looking to reduce your carbon footprint?If so, then this is definitely for you!The Living Sustainably and Independently, Ready for Rough Times, Hands…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 10:00am -
  • Does Archery have a place in a Preparedness/Survival scenario?
    Does Archery have a place in a Preparedness/Survival scenario?How to choose the proper Archery equipmentThe use of Archery equipment for Hunting/Food procurementThe use of Archery equipment from a Tactical perspectiveWhy Archery equipment can be bett…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 5:04pm -
  • Protecting Yourself & Your Food Storage
    I spent a glorious summer many years ago working in the Waterton National Park. A local family graciously offered me an opportunity to live in a cute little homestead house on their ranch at the base of the mountains. It was a dream come true…. unt…
    - 28 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 4:27am -
  • The Survival Summit - John Jacob Schmidt
     Comms Up with John Jacob SchmidtTonight at 8PM ESTJohn Jacob is the voice behind the microphone at Radio Free Redoubt, a weekly podcast dedicated to promoting the American Redoubt and helping conservative Americans prepare for the coming events a…
    - 39 days ago, 15 Jul 14, 9:29pm -
  • POLL: What is Your Favorite Food Storage Item?
    Lets take a vote! What is your favorite food storage item?Just leave your vote by a comment below. Tell me what the item is and a little about it, shelf life, how it's stored, and why it's your favorite. It can be anything you can buy, make, or produ…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • New Author For the Canadian Preppers Network
    The Canadian Preppers Network is proud to welcome Paul Cobham of Survival School Canada to it's list of authors.  Through SSC, Paul offers a variety of courses in Survival, First Aid, and Off Grid Living.  However, Paul joins us to discuss a topic…
    - 59 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 1:22pm -
  • DIY Yogurt
    Yogurt, a household staple, turns out to be pretty easy to make yourself not to mention it costs a fraction of the processed leading brands.  My family of 5 (aka the Garburators) eat yogurt like it's going out of style.  I have been making i…
    - 60 days ago, 24 Jun 14, 7:09pm -

Tactical Intelligence

  • newProduct 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…
    - 4 hours ago, 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…
    - 17 days ago, 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…
    - 23 days ago, 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…
    - 30 days ago, 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…
    - 36 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 7:28pm -
  • The War on Cash Escalates
    What Is Happening In recent years, especially in developing countries, national governments have been escalating their war on cash. Although the claim is for the safety and convenience of its citizens, it’s nothing less than “a despotic attack b…
    - 45 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 6:29pm -
  • How to Make Dehydrated Bug-Out Toothpaste
    You might not think dehydrated toothpaste blobs are such a novel idea but keep in mind, every little bit of weight savings helps in lightening the load of your bug out bag -- making for easier travel when you need it most.
    - 45 days ago, 9 Jul 14, 2:57pm -
  • How to Stock up on Antibiotics without a Prescription
    What we nowadays take for granted, could become life-threatening in a collapse type situation.For example, a good friend of mine got a simple scratch from his cat which developed into sepsis. Because he was able to get to a doctors and be treated w…
    - 54 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 9:16pm -
  • TI News Alert: The UN Pushes for Global Gun Disarmament
    It's no secret that the United Nations has been after global gun disarmament for all citizens of all countries for some time now.They've even been pushing (thankfully, unsuccessfully so far) for a binding international treaty that will supersede th…
    - 57 days ago, 27 Jun 14, 7:14pm -
  • How to Make Baking Powder
    Baking powder is one of those must-have ingredients in everyone's pantry. If you plan on cooking any type of cookie, pancake, muffins and so on and you need to have baking powder.As far as prepping goes, the problem with baking powder is that it's…
    - 58 days ago, 26 Jun 14, 7:36pm -

Off Grid Survival

Preparedness Videos

Wood Craft on a Budget Part 3 Sheath Knives Continued Dave Canterbury, David Canterbury, The Pathfinder School,Bush Craft ,Survival skills, Historical Lore, Primitive Skills, Ar...
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Haversack Kit Dave Canterbury, David Canterbury, The Pathfinder School,Bush Craft ,Survival skills, Historical Lore, Primitive Skills, Ar...
- 8 May 14, 6:41pm -
Commercial: Dave Canterbury "Makes fire with his beard"
Made by Brand New Telly: Dave Canterbury, David...
- 1 May 14, 9:39am -
Meat Preservation Concerns and Setting Snares Dave Canterbury, David Canterbury, The Pathfinder School,Bush Craft ,Survival skills, Historical Lore, Primitive Skills, Ar...
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Coyote It's whats for Lunch Dave Canterbury, David Canterbury, The Pathfinder School,Bush Craft ,Survival skills, Historical Lore, Primitive Skills, Ar...
- 28 Jan 14, 12:26am -
Kit mentality Useage vs Investment Dave Canterbury, David Canterbury, The Pathfinder School,Bush Craft ,Survival skills, Historical Lore, Primitive Skills, Ar...
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Fatwood Collecting Processing Igniting Dave Canterbury, David Canterbury, The Pathfinder School,Bush Craft ,Survival skills, Historical Lore, Primitive Skills, Ar...
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Self Feeding Fire Part 1 Basic Bushcraft Dave Canterbury, David Canterbury, The Pathfinder School,Bush Craft ,Survival skills, Historical Lore, Primitive Skills, Ar...
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Super Shelter Modified for the Eastern Woodlands Part 1 Dave Canterbury, David Canterbury, The Pathfinder School,Bush Craft ,Survival skills, Historical Lore, Primitive Skills, Ar...
- 12 Dec 13, 9:47pm -
Deer Heart and Pepper Gravy Camp Cooking Dave Canterbury, David Canterbury, The Pathfinder School,Bush Craft ,Survival skills, Historical Lore, Primitive Skills, Ar...
- 19 Nov 13, 11:57pm -
Snares The Ugly Truth Modern Trapping Part 57 Dave Canterbury, David Canterbury, The Pathfinder School,Bush Craft ,Survival skills, Historical Lore, Primitive Skills, Ar...
- 11 Nov 13, 5:12pm -
Bobcats Released Safely Modern Trapping Series Part 52 Dave Canterbury, David Canterbury, The Pathfinder School,Bush Craft ,Survival skills, Historical Lore, Primitive Skills, Ar...
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Survival Monkey Forums

  • newPoll: RV or Camper
    Can't afford a BOL? How about a camper or RV? Which one would you choose? And why?
    - 60 mins ago, 23 Aug 14, 4:20pm -
    THIS DOCUMENT PROPOSES A 9 Year term for the a President and then make them a permanent member of the Senate.Constitutional Convention | Proposed Constitution for the Newstates of America
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Aug 14, 4:02pm -
  • newIRAN and the Coming World War
    This thread will be the "one-stop-shop" so to speak on the topic of Iran, the USA, our involvement, and the middle east as it continues to become the center stage in the world. Of course, Afghanistan, China, N. Korea, and even Venezuela or other nati…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Aug 14, 3:51pm -
  • newOff Grid Clothes washing
    Does anyone have experience with off grid clothes washing? I am looking for Ideas about this
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 3:39pm -
  • newThe Lounge
    My bud E.L. got me hooked on my newest vice about a year ago. Cigar smoking. I smoked cigarettes for 16 yrs and only managed to finally kick the habit when my youngest was born 16 yrs ago. In the intervening years I wouldn't touch any tobacco product…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 2:48pm -
  • 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!
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 2:46pm -
  • newThis cannot be true--please wake me
    The king seems ready to stay for awhile. nobammy just EO'd an amendment giving him the right to run for more terms. What a nightmare--just d---!!!!!!!Obama Signs Executive Order Amending Constitution, Allows Unlimited Terms As President | Empire New…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 2:19pm -
  • newInteresting Diversion, A Blog Worth Reading
    I’m a shut-in. This is my story — MediumIt's funny, it's intriguing, and without a doubt worth the time to read...Take the time to visit the page and check it out. I found this recently, it's not my blog, but in some ways I suppose it could be…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 1:32pm -
  • newThe Unwelcome Sign
    The first chapter of a book I'm working on."Should I start from the front, or the back?" I asked myself. Pondering the mechanics for a moment, I made up my mind. I rolled the corpse over, face down, pulled my bowie from it's sheath on my belt, put…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 1:15pm -
  • newFood ..... getting started .... storage basics
    The 12 Most Important Food Items To StockpileSeptember 24, 2012 by Peggy Layton.Building a comprehensive food stockpile is a daunting task, to say the least. For that reason, I recommend you begin stocking your home grocery store with basic foods…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 12:41pm -

Preparedness Pro

  • What You Need to Know About Lice
    What You Need to Know About Lice-- By Guest Contributor Jackie K.  What I know now, compared to what I knew in January of 2010, are worlds apart.  If you’ve never had the pleasure of being exposed to lice, count your blessing.  I never expe…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Aug 14, 7:06am -
  • Media Hype or Firearm Facts—You Decide
    Everyone has the right to defend themselves.Fact:100% of ALL firearm “accidents” occur as a result of someone violating one of the four most critical safety rules in the ownership and use of a firearm.  Firearms don’t kill people as the m…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 6:58pm -
  • Last Minute Scholarship Offer
    Hey there,I've been busy preparing for an education event that I'm taking part in this weekend. It's an event that I've attended (and taught at) regularly and I've not missed it over the past 4 years.  I got to thinking today about how much I want…
    - 39 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 5:19am -
  • 85 Telltale Signs That You Might Be a Prepper
    I hope that you've all enjoyed your holiday weekend and that you got to do something over the weekend that helped you become a little bit more independent. I know I did and so now I'm back and ready to work hard at Preparedness Pro. To start off with…
    - 46 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 5:30am -
  • Have a Happy Independence Day!
    We hope that this Independence Day means more to you than just BBQs and summer fun. We hope that you'll be able to do something to strengthen your personal independence and self-sufficiency. We'll be on vacation until th 7th of July, but we'll be bac…
    - 51 days ago, 3 Jul 14, 6:36am -
  • Is Homeschooling Right for You?
    Is Homeschooling Right for You?--by Guest Contributor Penni Batty  There's a whole lot of buzz about public school these days. As a home school mom of six children, I think I've probably heard every existing argument in favor of it, and yet, the…
    - 71 days ago, 13 Jun 14, 10:05pm -
  • Reader Asks: "Can I preserve dry goods without a FoodSaver?"
    A reader asks a question about preserving candy without a FoodSaver: Question: "Hi Kellene, Your site helps me so much, thank you. I know you preserve chocolate and candy. Can I do that with oxygen absorbers in mason jars? if so, should they be…
    - 77 days ago, 7 Jun 14, 12:00pm -
  • Heiss Kartoffel Salat (aka Hot German Potato Salad)
    Heiss Kartoffel Salat (aka Hot German Potato Salad) -- Preparedness Pro I love trying new recipes, especially ones of International Fare.  Today’s recipe comes to us from across the Atlantic from the beautiful country of Germany.  My dear fr…
    - 80 days ago, 4 Jun 14, 4:36pm -
  • Why my Bandana was Saved from the Donation Pile
    62 Reasons Why my Bandana was Saved from the Donation Pile--by Guest Contributor Emily S  Over the years I have accumulated a collection of bandanas which I have received from various events, activities and as gifts.  After their immediate use…
    - 84 days ago, 31 May 14, 1:22pm -
  • Backyard Hunting
    Backyard Hunting--By Guest Contributor Sharon Cundiff My husband and I enjoyed the festivities for opening day of the Cincinnati Reds, walking through the park that parallels the river with my sister-in-law and her niece.  The path wanders thro…
    - 88 days ago, 27 May 14, 3:29pm -

Survival Cache

  • Survival Gear Review: Timbuk2 Aviator Backpack
    A few years ago for work, I switched from the over the shoulder computer bag to a backpack.  The old style computer bag just wasn’t cutting it for both work and the urban bug out situation.  After I saw the Timbuk2 Aviator Backpack, I upgraded fr…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 8:28pm -
  • DIY: Making An Activated Charcoal Filter
    We’ve had a lot of rain up here lately.  A LOT of rain.  I was out puttering around the yard this week and I noticed the rain water slowly dripping through my raised fire pit and the wood coals it was full of.  Drip drip drip…… into a puddle…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Aug 14, 11:35pm -
  • Survival Gear Review: Magpul MBUS Pro Iron Sights
    Iron sights have been with us ever since muskets were rifled.  Sharpshooters demanded more and thus began the revolution and evolution of iron sights.  Backup iron sights, on the other hand, grew from the need for redundancy as optics sprouted up o…
    - 27 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 8:28pm -
  • Book Review: Holding Their Own
    Joe Nobody exploded onto the survivalist scene in 2010 with his first book, an instruction guide titled, Holding Your Ground: Preparing for Defense if it All Falls Apart.  That book became an instant success, catapulting Joe into the top tier of sel…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Jul 14, 4:54pm -
  • Survival Gear Review: Fallkniven A1 Survival Knife
    In 2002, in response to a question about the Iraq war, the US Secretary of Defense replied, and I paraphrase, “There are known knowns; there are known unknowns, but there are also unknown unknowns.” Those words are the best way to describe the th…
    - 38 days ago, 16 Jul 14, 4:03pm -
  • Survival Gear Review: Trucker’s Friend
    It’s curious a specialty tool like this would be called the Trucker’s Friend.   For certain it is a tool a trucker would want to have in their tool box, but its usefulness goes way beyond that limited functional area.  I would say this tool is…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Jul 14, 1:17pm -
  • Survival Gear Review: SOCOM 16
    If you grew up shooting rifles, then you might have an itch that a carbine just can’t scratch.  Like many, I have always been a fan of the M-14 rifle, also known as the M1A, but I am a little too young to appreciate its predecessor, the M1 Garand.…
    - 46 days ago, 8 Jul 14, 12:30pm -
  • Book Review: The Survivors Club
    In the book The Survivors Club, Ben Sherwood who writes for the L.A. Times, interviews people from around the world who survived events that would kill most, trying to answer the question “Why?”.  Why do some people survive while others capitula…
    - 59 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 11:43am -
  • The Romance and Reality of Survival Fishing
    Most of us have never needed to catch a fish to save our life.  Finding food in a survival situation, whether hunted, fished or foraged, is nothing more than a accountant’s balance sheet where calories are added and subtracted all day long, and yo…
    - 66 days ago, 18 Jun 14, 8:45pm -
  • Survival Debate: Aimpoint vs. EOTech?
    The choice between an EOTech holographic weapons sight and an Aimpoint red dot sight is a win-win decision. Both sights offer amazing optical performance, near indestructibility, and a proven track record in battle. by Doc Montana, a contributing aut…
    - 81 days ago, 3 Jun 14, 11:46am -

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…
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  • 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,…
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  • 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…
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  • 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

Wilderness Survival Forum

  • newNot so much of an introduction
    It seems I have stumbled across many here from survival topics! Nice to see you again,I will have much to post in the homesteading forum.
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 1:29pm -
  • newHi everybody!
    Hello everyone,nice to be here I've learned lots of things from this fórum just browsing the net for different things and been directed to this sight...
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 12:46pm -
  • newnew member
    just joined this forum not to long ago. i live in western,nc. close to great smokies. i know a little about survival but really want to get into it...
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 9:52pm -
  • newpacks
    wanting to get me a pack for my survival . what do think about a haversack or are they something better anyone could reccomend. dont want to carry to...
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 8:34pm -
  • Greetings from FLDCRAFTLTC
    Just a quick introduction. I have been an avid outdoorsmen since I was a kid. Was in Boy Scouts (Life Scout), in the Outing Club in high school where...
    - 2 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:34am -
  • One of my favorite songs-by Garth Brookes
    Don't know if its okay to do this..but here ya of my fav songs...and to think that I am from Malaysia..hahaha ...
    - 2 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:09am -
  • The Last True Hermit?
    Has this been posted yet? If he had learned some skills, his life could have been so much easier (and more legal). But obviously there is some...
    - 3 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 2:59am -
  • Invitation To Malaysia
    Don't know if this is the right thing to do as per your custom, but Malaysians tend to be very friendly and hospitable. As such, I am inviting all...
    - 3 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 2:59am -
  • Solar discussion whole house panels
    I am attempting to help someone who is financially challenged and would like to have a small 3-4 four panel system that feeds batteries. Then from...
    - 3 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 2:11am -
  • A pretty interesting place. #3
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Modern Survival Online

  • ISIS is here…..
    I find the majority of people I talk to about ISIS in Iraq and their relentless mission to slaughter Christians and others whenever possible, well….they simply don’t care. It is disappointing and disheartening and really goes to show how far we h…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 1:12am -
  • Lessons of Ferguson
      The recent news media have been covering the anarchy in Ferguson, MO due to a Police officer shooting and killing an eighteen year old male suspect named Michael Brown. There have been numerous conflicting stories regarding the shooting, since I w…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 1:30am -
  • Check out
    I have an announcement……and an invitation. Just a reminder about a sister site to ModernSurvivalOnline… Like many preppers I have been trying to stock up on various supplies over the past few years. Prior to each pu…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 1:01am -
  • Off-Grid lighting idea….cheap!
    Visiting my local Wal-Mart to check on the ammo selection I found a display of solar landscaping lights on clearance for .72 cents each. These are the very cheap models usually selling for $1.00. I bought 10 of them. I believe these small 1 lumen sol…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 1:10am -
  • National Weather Service Huntsville, Alabama Part 2
    From Rourke: The following post was previously published on ModernSurvivalOnline. It can be seen in its original format HERE. Everything that follows is 100% true. by BePrepared, see Part 1 here I’m guessing around this time EMA declared this torn…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 1:01am -
  • “The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa has been vastly underestimated”
    The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, which has killed more than 1,000 people, has been vastly underestimated and will require “extraordinary measures, on a massive scale” if it is to be contained, the World Health Organisation has…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 1:45am -
  • National Weather Service Huntsville, Alabama Part 1
    From Rourke: The following post was previously published on ModernSurvivalOnline. It can be seen in its original format HERE. Everything that follows is 100% true. by BePrepared NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 708 AM CDT WED APR 27 2011 THE N…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 1:01am -
  • Flesh eating bacteria – is there a ‘silver bullet’ ?
    [From Rourke: The following article was previously published here on ModernSurvivalOnline. It can be seen in its original format HERE. ] by Brenda Nicholson Have you thought about how you will take care of yourself or your family if you can’t get…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 1:20am -

The Survival Mom

  • A Famine Menu — A Bare-Bones Food Storage Plan

    A Famine Menu — A Bare-Bones Food Storage Plan

      I found this “famine menu” on a political forum, of all things, several years ago. There was no link to an original post nor was any author listed. I liked the plan and wanted to share it because too Read MoreThe post A Famine Menu — A Bare…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:47pm -
  • Keeping Your Cool – When There’s No Air Conditioning.

    Keeping Your Cool – When There’s No Air Conditioning.

    - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 4:00pm -
  • Personal Protective Equipment

    Personal Protective Equipment

    Virtually any natural disaster will entail a fair amount of cleanup. Whether we’re talking about downed trees or mountains of snow to be shoveled, it seems that once the initial crisis has ended, the real work begins. With all that Read MoreThe po…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 6:00am -
  • Five Misconceptions About Herbal Preparedness

    Five Misconceptions About Herbal Preparedness

    As an herbalist and a prepper, I have noticed several common misconceptions people have about using herbs in general, but that especially apply to people interested in learning about herbs for preparedness. These misunderstandings usually come from o…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 6:00am -
  • Ticks: How to Safely Remove This Parasite From Your Skin

    Ticks: How to Safely Remove This Parasite From Your Skin

    Summer is here in all its glory and so are those blood-thirsty little arachnids, ticks! If you are hiking through an infested area, these tiny eight-legged creature will wait on brush, shrubs, bushes, grass or low growing plants and cling Read MoreT…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 6:00am -
  • Canning Home Preserved Peach Jam

    Canning Home Preserved Peach Jam

    Sweet Preservation was generous enough to send me a big ol’ box of peaches. My husband LOVES peaches, and although I’ve never worked with them before (they’re not my favorite) I was super-excited to make something that he would enjoy. Read More…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 6:00am -
  • What if You’re Forced to Homeschool?

    What if You’re Forced to Homeschool?

    A new school year is almost here. If your children attend school outside your home, have you ever thought about what would happen if their school was closed for an extended period of time? The most likely to occur disastrous events Read MoreThe pos…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 3:32pm -
  • 6 Reasons to Stockpile Blankets

    6 Reasons to Stockpile Blankets

    Don’t pass up those older, maybe even oddly colored, blankets at thrift stores and yard sales. Those cheap blankets can serve many purposes and can easily be tucked into corners until needed. You should keep a small stockpile or several of Read Mo…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 6:00am -
  • Choosing a Folding Knife

    Choosing a Folding Knife

    Folding knives are often the blades of choice when it comes to every day carry (EDC). Let’s face it, they are far easier to toss into a purse or slip into a pocket than their fixed blade counterparts. But, there Read MoreThe post Choosing a Foldin…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 6:00am -
  • 7 Summer Children’s Activities for Sowing Survivalist Seeds

    7 Summer Children’s Activities for Sowing Survivalist Seeds

    Summer activities can be a fun and creative way to introduce your children to basic survivalist concepts. Ways to pass the lazy summer days has changed a great deal over the last decade or so. What used to be typical Read MoreThe post 7 Summer Child…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 6:00am -

Florida Hillbilly

  • Peace, Love, and Preparedness
    I was exchanging emails with what has turned out to be my latest advertiser, While finishing a reply, I signed off in my typical fashion, “Peace, db”, and laughed to myself about how much of a hippie I sound like. Not that it…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 12:57pm -
  • Product Review: Altai’s MF Tactical Boots
    From time to time, I am contacted to review products, some good, some not so good. I won’t review a product I wouldn’t try to use regularly, and won’t review products that aren’t realistic. When I get a request to review an item that “dupli…
    - 23 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 1:57pm -
  • How to Cook The ULTIMATE Steak
    (For Kip, as requested.)The ULTIMATE steak (or pork chop…or chicken…or fish….) …A bold statement for anyone. More so when you realize how un-picky of an eater I am. Until I started eating Paleo (no grains, legumes, or refined sugars), it…
    - 44 days ago, 10 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • Book Review: Sanctuary by G. Michael Hopf
    When I’m contacted about reviewing a book, I normally have the same dread. In reading a book to review, I normally come to the end of the book, only to find there is going to be another book in the series…and I have to wait to find out what happe…
    - 54 days ago, 30 Jun 14, 3:08pm -
  • Book Review: Forsaking Home (The Survivalist Series)
    Last December, I reviewed the first three books of the Survivalist Series. I had been contacted by the great folks over at TLC Book Tours, a book promoting firm. The storyline follows Morgan Carter as he is traveling several hours drive away from hom…
    - 61 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 2:12pm -
  • The Fastest Way to Sharpen a Knife
    (Here is an old article I wrote way back when. If you are like 90% of the households out there, your knives are dull. Here is a quick-fix for that issue. )In my post reviewing the Mora Companion knife, I mentioned the Smith Abrasives 2-Step Knife Sh…
    - 66 days ago, 18 Jun 14, 12:05pm -
  • How To Sucker Tomato Plants
    As this website has evolved and grown, I’ve built relationships with many of my readers. Many of these relationships start out as an emailed question. I love helping out, and am well versed in online and offline research, so if I don’t have the a…
    - 72 days ago, 12 Jun 14, 1:44pm -
  • Everglades Tomatoes – The Final Free Shipment

    - 73 days ago, 11 Jun 14, 12:27pm -
  • Hurricane Season 2014
    June 1 marks the official start of hurricane season. For some of you, this really means nothing, since you rarely, if ever, are affected by a hurricane. Sadly, there are those who live well within the typical range of hurricane disasters, that the st…
    - 81 days ago, 4 Jun 14, 1:02am -
  • Struggle and Strife, But Life Goes On
    We live on an amazing planet. Life is a tenacious, self motivated entity that struggles and strives to not only exist, but to thrive, grow, and reproduce. Just walk down a city street, and find a plant growing in a crack, straining upwards for every…
    - 93 days ago, 22 May 14, 10:00am -

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 Perils and Solutions to Victim Hood
    Victimhood is a self-reinforcing mental framework which leads to a constant search to picture ourselves as being the victims of someone or something. Victimhood, is comfortable as a mental state. In this state we give responsibility to our ills to so…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 8:50pm -
  • Which country in Europe gives you the highest resilience ? (Part 1)
    This article is not about which country is the most resilient, but which geographical location within Europe gives you personally the most resilience. Europe is an interesting continent. Interesting because of variety, history, culture and relative s…
    - 70 days ago, 14 Jun 14, 6:09pm -
  • Business Start-up Resilience
    The path to your financial independence will involve the creation of a business, either active (shop) or passive (rental income). These sources of income will need to be resilient themselves, in order to offer you resilience in terms of your income.…
    - 75 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 11:35am -
  • Are your early retirement or FI plans resilient to world challenges ? (Part 2)
    In Part One I discussed the great things future will bring, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, human longevity, robots and cheap energy. In part two I discuss the darker side of the future, I admit writing the other article was more inspiring th…
    - 80 days ago, 4 Jun 14, 7:11pm -
  • Past self vs now self vs future self  - the path to Resilience and FI
    Sometimes, I  think that there are three Resman’s (I call myself Resman on this blog). You are here to get something different from the other blogs, to get challenged. So take off your shoes and gimme 10 minutes. I am amazed by how much the “pr…
    - 80 days ago, 4 Jun 14, 7:00pm -
  • Putting my back into it’ – active resilience
    I decided to have a break from my theorizing about resilience and do something under the sun and out in the fields. I will be trying to grow some veg and protein. I have spent most of my adult life sitting down, in front of a computer doing one thin…
    - 81 days ago, 3 Jun 14, 8:08pm -
  • Are your retirement plans resilient to a positive future (Part 1) ?
    Will your early retirement plans be able to ride all the good things that the future will bring to humanity ? In this article we explore all the good things that could be coming our way in the next 20 years. Early retirement, is a process where one a…
    - 81 days ago, 3 Jun 14, 6:11pm -
  • Job Vacancy – Volunteer Spanish Translators needed. is looking for volunteer Spanish Translators. The job is to translate articles  on into Spanish. Make a change in peoples lives apply today ! Please contact us on info at The Resilience message n…
    - 84 days ago, 1 Jun 14, 5:19am -
  • Understanding Value, is key to managing your actions. Key to achieving your objectives.
    Value is something which is set intrinsically. Most of our decisions occur, because we see more value in taking one choice over another. One action over an other. We assign value depending on our morals, relative wealth, way of being, pain to value r…
    - 84 days ago, 31 May 14, 8:11am -
  • Key terms you need to know in order to better understand prepping, resilience and early retirement.
    People who seek to be Resilionaires, Preppers, Survivalists, Early Retirement, Financially Independent will find the following concepts will make their thinking more clear on their resilience decisions. These concepts will help you to understand what…
    - 85 days ago, 30 May 14, 7:52am -

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…
    - 24 days ago, 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…
    - 54 days ago, 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
    - 68 days ago, 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’…
    - 73 days ago, 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…
    - 75 days ago, 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…
    - 78 days ago, 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…
    - 82 days ago, 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…
    - 89 days ago, 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…
    - 92 days ago, 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…
    - 95 days ago, 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

  • newIs Big Brother spying on your computer – with your own cell phone?
    Everyone knows that you can be monitored through your cell phone, but did you know they can use it to monitor your computer activity too?You're reading Is Big Brother spying on your computer – with your own cell phone?, originally posted at Graywo…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 7:29pm -
  • Why you need to rethink your SHTF water plan
    There are a lot of myths about what you can and can't do with water in a survival situation or if SHTF. Let's dispel some of those myths.You're reading Why you need to rethink your SHTF water plan, originally posted at Graywolf Survival - Common-sen…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 1:45pm -
  • The threat you face from Ebola and what you can do about it
    The Ebola virus problem has been escalating out of control in Africa. ... How worried should you really be? ... What can you do to prepare?You're reading The threat you face from Ebola and what you can do about it, originally posted at Graywolf Surv…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Aug 14, 1:01am -
  • 9 ultralight backpacking tents for hiking or your bug out bag
    Tent tech has come a long way. Here are 9 great tents for your backpack or bug out bag that will make camping more survivable - and more enjoyable ...You're reading 9 ultralight backpacking tents for hiking or your bug out bag, originally posted at…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Aug 14, 9:23am -
  • Ebola fear grips the world – here’s why you don’t need to freak out
    The world news is on fire with reports of infections and death from the Ebola virus, and victims are being brought to the US. What do you need to know?You're reading Ebola fear grips the world – here’s why you don’t need to freak out, original…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 9:49pm -
  • Are you really prepared?
    If most people prepare to ensure their survival, then wouldn’t it make sense that you take precautions with things which can immediately impact you first? Then prepare for other possibilities?You're reading Are you really prepared?, originally pos…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 12:12am -
  • The best games to learn survival or emergency preparedness skills
    The best board, card, video, and outside games to teach or hone survival or emergency preparedness skills. Great for preppers or just to give your family something fun to do together.You're reading The best games to learn survival or emergency prepa…
    - 24 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 3:16am -
  • How to start a niche website – the right way
    Learn how to find a profitable idea for a website, how to own a domain, and how to install WordPress so you can make your own website onlineYou're reading How to start a niche website – the right way, originally posted at Graywolf Survival - Commo…
    - 27 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 6:46am -
  • Prepper gear review: The eartheasy SunBell lamp and phone charger
    I wanted to check this SunBell solar lamp and charger out for myself because I've seen a lot of stellar reviews on it. I'm glad I did. It's great for camping but not perfect.You're reading Prepper gear review: The eartheasy SunBell lamp and phone ch…
    - 28 days ago, 27 Jul 14, 1:58am -
  • The top 10 prepper skills and abilities FNG needs to survive
    Which prepper skills and abilities would you need to focus on to survive SHTF or a natural or man-made disaster? You're reading The top 10 prepper skills and abilities FNG needs to survive, originally posted at Graywolf Survival - Common-sense emerg…
    - 36 days ago, 19 Jul 14, 1:28am -

Rural Revolution

  • Beyond extreme
    I've been following with great concern the historic drought in California. The situation has moved beyond extreme into the classification of "exceptional" drought. I lived in California for twenty years and Don's and my families are still there, as…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:17pm -
  • Chuckle du jour
    Reader Rob sent this, along with the caption, "I found my section at the bookstore!!"
    - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 1:33pm -
  • Beautiful words
    Reader Jeff wrote a comment on the Garden Update post which was so poetic I didn't want it buried.________________________________As easily as anyone I can see an outward sign of what most regard as wealth...big fancy houses, expensive exotic cars, f…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 3:14pm -
  • Hay question
    A reader had a question on my post Bringing in the Hay regarding feeding cattle. I started to answer but my reply became so long I decided to make it a separate blog post.Here is the reader's question:We are fixing to get cattle for the first time a…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 3:04pm -
  • Garden update
    Now that the heat wave we've had for the last six weeks has broken, I can start catching up on weeding in the garden during the day instead of at 5:30 am. I'm estimating we have one more month (until about mid-September) before our growing season en…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 10:21pm -
  • Creating criminals for fun and profit
    Here's my WND column for this weekend entitled Creating Criminals for Fun and Profit.
    - 6 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 1:30pm -
  • Bringing in the hay
    One of the major preoccupations this time of year for anyone with livestock is the matter of hay. Specifically, enough hay to get us through until next summer.Right now we have 16 head of cattle, including little Chuck and Lucy. We're expecting at…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 3:43pm -
  • Book review: Worthless
    Recently I purchased a book entitled Worthless: The Young Person's Indispensable Guide to Choosing the Right Major by Aaron Clarey.The blurb on sums it up as follows: "'Worthless' is the single most important book young men and women can r…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 5:56pm -
  • Weather break
    Yesterday we had a glorious break in the six-week-long heat wave north Idaho has been experiencing.Temperatures during this time rarely dipped below 90F, and more often hovered around 95F or higher. Without air conditioning (and without the constitu…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 1:32am -
  • Raspberry cream pie
    We are getting what we're hoping is the last gasp of heat before we're released from this six-week-long stretch of 90+ temps.Cooking during this time has been almost at a standstill as we resort to easy-to-fix meals, sandwiches, or other things that…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 3:44pm -

Last Minute Survival

Learn How To Be Prepared

    When there is trouble brewing in America and it is obvious that people feel targeted by the police state. I often get e-mails from people telling me that I am a fear monger for merely reporting the abuse and demonstrating man’s inhumanity and bruta…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Aug 14, 1:16am -
    On August 15th, 2014 the mainstream news was reporting on the events that were happening in Ferguson Missouri. For the first time since the L.A. Riots in 1991 the United States was watching what appeared to be a scene from the movie The Siege where p…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 1:46am -
    Last Sunday I was at a friend’s house and she suggested that with the time I had to kill I could get caught up with my Under the Dome episodes. Now granted I wasn’t expecting to become an Under the Dome fan, but it has the raretity of being a sum…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 1:57am -
  • Finally pointing out “This doesn’t make any sense” CNN’s Jake Tapper says about the police in Ferguson
    I do not need to add anything to this, the video says it all. Here are Tapper’s full remarks, via Mediaite: I want to show you this, okay? To give you an idea of what’s going on. The protesters have moved all the way down there… they’re all…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 1:19am -
  • IS the media broken? This Comic leads you to wonder what the hell is going on..
    We say this comic passing around on Facebook, it seemed relevant to share Comic by Matt Bors, shared by Tumblr user doomsday519 Sure makes us wonder. Also passing around lately this clip from The Onion that reminds us that the media’s reports are…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 12:26am -

Learn to Prepare

  • 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…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Jul 14, 9:04pm -
  • The Gift of Encouragement
    By Denis KornWe 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 updated…
    - 53 days ago, 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…
    - 84 days ago, 1 Jun 14, 4:21am -
  • What Are The Most Important Elements of Preparedness?
    By Denis KornThere is an extraordinary fixation in our current culture with all the trappings of physical survival – given the perception of imminent collapse, chaos and oppression.  The degree of hysteria and response to this phenomena is unprec…
    - 1 May 14, 4:55am -
  • Beginning & Improving Preparedness Planning – Another Look
    By Denis KornFor the finest in preparedness products you are encouraged to visit PrepareDirect. It is time once again to evaluate one of the Foundational Articles.  I have presented here a simple and concise guide to the preparedness process.  Y…
    - 1 Apr 14, 5:36am -
  • 7 Things Every Reputable Food Reserve Company Needs to Tell You!
    By Denis KornYou must trust the company that provides you with the food you and your family will require during an emergencyI first wrote this article in 2012 and it is just as relevant today – if not more so – than it was then.  I continue to…
    - 1 Mar 14, 5:14am -
  • A Critical Evaluation of Foods for Emergency Preparedness

    - 1 Feb 14, 3:04am -
  • The #1 Preparedness Question!

    - 31 Dec 13, 5:44am -
  • My Top 6 Crucial Questions for Effective Preparedness Planning
    By Denis KornProper preparedness ensures effective resiliencyI am continually asked by serious preppers, preparedness planners and managers, whether beginners or experienced, “What are the most important things I need to know in getting started o…
    - 27 Nov 13, 10:52pm -
  • A Comprehensive Primer on Long Term Food Storage
    By Denis KornThe language of food storage – defining and clarifying terms, product options and related information.I am frequently asked, especially by newer preparedness planners, for a concise overview of food storage basics.  I am thankful f…
    - 1 Nov 13, 2:36am -

Mike Marlow's Survival Blog

  • More Mouths To Feed
    That’s right, we have more additions to the family. No, Marisa isn’t pregnant. We ordered our chickens today! We had to make some changes to what we had originally planned on getting. We were planning on ordering from Murray Mcmurray […] ↓ Re…
    - 3 Feb 14, 6:43am -
  • Sausages, Seeds & a Greenhouse
    This has been a busy week. My work is picking up & I had quite a few new patients. Marisa’s work was really busy last week too. The weather has been crazy around here, warm & then freezing cold. but […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...(Visited…
    - 27 Jan 14, 8:46am -
  • Waiting on Spring!
    I’ve been looking at seed catalogs, chicken catalogs, looking at ads for meat rabbits…. I’m ready for the weather to warm up so we can start of some of our outdoor projects. I went to my first beekeepers association meeting […] ↓ Read the r…
    - 14 Jan 14, 6:16am -
  • Annnnnnnnd… WE’RE BACK!
    I can’t believe that September 3rd was the last post I made on here! Lots of things have been changing for us since I posted last. The girls turned 2! We’ve moved, and have a place with more land, and […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...(Visi…
    - 10 Jan 14, 11:00am -
  • Are Americans Really As Stupid As We Appear?
    Well, here we are again – right in the middle of a bunch of crap in the Middle East that’s none of our business. Obama has been posturing & trying to figure out what to do, and the rest of […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...(Visited 203 time…
    - 4 Sep 13, 12:06am -

Mama Kautz

  • Front Porch Friday Blog Hop
    It’s that time again! Shelle PreparednessMama liked the post from Taylor Made Ranch on Getting Blood Stains Out of Your Clothes. This has been a constant laundry problem around her house. Mama Kautz chose What I’ve Canned So Far. Makes me want to…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 7:00am -
  • How Using Essential Oils Saves you Money
    When trying to convince sharing oils with people one of the biggest roadblocks for NOT trying them is cost. Quality oils are an investment. It does take some time to build up your supply. Can I tell you where I am saving money, now, as a result of u…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 11:00am -
  • Front Porch Friday #23
    This weeks featured post is: Mama Kautz chose homemade fabric softener. Although, I recommend doTERRA oils of course. Shelle PrepardnessMama chose this article from The Rural Economist – Are Farmers Markets Under Attack? Support your local market!…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 7:00am -
  • Dealing with Depression When the SHTF
    Something I changed in my life about a year ago was my dependency on prescription medication for anxiety. I am NOT a doctor. If you are on medication, and want off of them, talk to your doctor first. I took anti anxiety medication because I homeschoo…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 11:00am -
  • Yes, We are Still Homeschooling
    I haven’t shared about homeschooling in a long time. There isn’t much to share when they are in high school. Not like, what I like to call, “The Lapbook Years.” When they were cute to take pictures of, doing their school, on the living room f…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 7:17pm -
  • Homemade Laundry Soap
    One way I save my family money is by making my own laundry detergent. I have done this for years! This is my first batch with Purify.(you can buy here) To give you an idea of how long a 5 gallon bucket lasts us, I started using oils in January and th…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 11:00am -
  • Front Porch Friday #22
    This weeks featured post is: Shelle PreparednessMama chose the post Incredible No-hassle, No-knead Artisan Bread from Ten Acre Homestead. This is on my bucket list of things to master – being good at making my own bread that is. This post made me f…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Aug 14, 7:00am -
  • Kindle Freebies for Preppers August 7th
    **FREE AT TIME OF POSTING. LOOK BEFORE YOU CLICK** Click Here To Vote For Me at TOP PREPPER WEBSITES! ************************************************************************ Follow Mama Kautz on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest Essential Preparednes…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Aug 14, 8:13pm -
  • No Poo Shampoo
    *update* I use 1T Apple Cider Vinegar with 1C water as conditioner every other washing. **upadte #2** I have since added Clary Sage and Ylang Ylang essential oils. They help with hair growth. Bonus? They also help with hormones. This is a VERY good t…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 1:00pm -
  • How to Dehydrate Onions
    Sliced up in the food processor Lay them out on the trays….much thinner than this. This was just a quick picture. You don’t want them overlapping. I left them in overnight. Boy did my house stink! All shriveled up and ready to be stored Then I va…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 11:00am -

Modern Day Redneck

  • Dreams Do Come True
    We all have our ideas and dreams for our children. Some work out and others, not so much.After a certain time in the child's life we can no longer control the dreams and goals we had for them. I think it's around the time they start to have future id…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 8:07pm -
  • Tiny House Progress
    Next weekend we will be moving our trailer to the place where we are building our Tiny House.First we had to get electricity, got that. Then we had to run the water, got that done Friday night. Then we had to install a septic system, done Saturday an…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 2:08pm -
  • It Was A Long Way
    We drove 5.5 hours to cook chili, now that is dedication.Out of the 36 cooks, 20 or so were form the Great State of Texas, and Texas took home the first place trophy again this year. Among the 36 were 5 world champions and almost all of the top ten r…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Aug 14, 2:43pm -
  • Lets Get Out Of Here
    "What are the plans for the weekend?" Candy (the wife) asked me a couple of days ago."Lets just go!" I said back."Go where?""Lets just get out of here for the weekend"Final preparations are being made to head to Joplin this weekend for the Missouri S…
    - 23 days ago, 31 Jul 14, 1:35pm -
  • It's The Simple Things
    The average house in America is 2300 square feet. Just forty years ago it was 1000. The average house in Europe is still at 1000 square feet while in Spain it is only 924. The smallest apartment in Manhattan is 78 square feet and is rented out for $8…
    - 26 days ago, 28 Jul 14, 5:36pm -
  • Home Is Where She Is At
    Here is my home,Just for a little while hopefully.It's like camping every day!Alright, it's not really that fun but it's a change of pace and completely different than what I am accustom to. I have neighbors all around me and I can watch them eat din…
    - 36 days ago, 18 Jul 14, 6:21pm -
  • It's a start
    Over the past week we have been moving more stuff out of the house and yard and storing it in the barn or over at my dad's.We also started on the tiny home we are about to build by installed the corners posts for the yard andstaking out where the hou…
    - 47 days ago, 7 Jul 14, 9:51pm -
  • Some Say I'm Crazy
    It's all about that little sound in the back of my head, you know the one, the internal time clock that is telling you, "You need to start doing something about retirement and fast"That sound has always been with me, but as I get older it keeps getti…
    - 61 days ago, 23 Jun 14, 6:05pm -
  • The Last One Across
    Two beautiful women have walked in this gown before her, and now my wonderful daughter Kylee had the honor of being the last. I've watched her grow and mold herself into the woman I look to everyday, one of my best friends, a woman of love and cha…
    - 74 days ago, 10 Jun 14, 1:05pm -
  • Great Weekend For The Ford Girls
    I wondered what it would be like to be those people.You know those folks that show up and people say, "Oh crap, now we don't stand a chance."All through my Competition Chili Cooking career I have met, and cooked against the best in the world. Most pe…
    - 75 days ago, 9 Jun 14, 3:34pm -

My Family Survival Plan

  • Home Defense – Can be done!
    Off course that when we talk about survival and preparedness we have to look first to the most important of them all …. home defense. Everybody thinks about home defense in a particular way,but  …. how can you know,if  you can really defend you…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 9:42am -
  • Post-Apocalyptic Healthcare
    I first began prepping about two years ago so I am fairly new to this.  In those two years I have been fairly aggressive with my education and training on the topic with much of my real world education coming from reading blogs.  I have found an ar…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 8:49am -
  • Study Blames Humans for Most of Melting Glaciers
    More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world’s glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds. Scientists looking at glacier melt since 1851 didn’t see a human fingerprint until about the middle of the 20th century. Even the…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 6:19am -
  • Everything You Need to Know about Ultraviolet Water Purification
    A number of factors combine to make ultraviolet radiation a superior means of water purification for rainwater harvesting systems. Ultraviolet radiation is capable of destroying [UV does not actually destroy, but inactivate bacteria, see note] all ty…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 7:16am -

Command Zero

  • 9mm
    Any time you want to start some sort of flamewar or neverending thread cascade, bring up the topic of ideal pistol calibers. Opinions are like that orifice at your fourth point of contact…everyone has one and most stink. It seems … Continue readi…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:21pm -
  • Civil disturbance
    I’ll ignore the ‘why’s about whats going on in Missouri, and just go to the ‘what’. What’s the proper recourse for when your neighborhood or town gets swamped with all sorts of civil unrest? Well, The First Rule Of Surviving … Continue…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 12:24pm -
  • Silver < $19.50
    $19.45. Time to buy! I’d like to see it get below $19 but who can predict the future? When silver is limp, call the ‘Pimp!
    - 4 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 6:16pm -
  • Link – DIY Pelican Case Velcro Organizer
    If you’re like me and like to keep a certain amount of ‘ready gear’ and guns in one place, here’s a cool link on getting your Box O’ Doom organized with velcro. Good reading. And these mods would work awesomely … Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 6:23pm -
  • Article – The eat of battle – how the world’s armies get fed
    The Taliban might be just a few hundred metres away, but in the mess halls of the US bases in southern Afghanistan, there are more pressing dangers lurking: undercooked eggs. Signs placed above the breakfast fry-up station warn against asking … Con…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 11:39pm -
  • Access
    A dozen SureFire CR123 batts showed up the other day in the mail. No note, so I can’t say who the generous sould was but…thanks! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Friend of the blog, Self Sufficient Mountain Living, has a post up about keeping … Cont…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 2:40am -
  • Bodies in the woods
    Few years ago, there was a bit of local excitement when this happened: David Burgert: Missoula County fugitive still missing after 3 years And then this headline today: Human remains found in wilderness near Rock Creek exit It’ll be interesting ……
    - 12 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 3:34am -
  • Link – If Mopeds Had Never Caught Your Eyes, This One That’s Geared For Survival Might
    I saw this a week ago but am just getting around to posting about it: aptly called Motoped Survival Bike: Black Ops Edition, it has military written all-over it and while it may not stray much from the standard Motoped … Continue reading →
    - 14 days ago, 9 Aug 14, 8:39pm -
  • FR-8
    You can read a little about them here. Really, like the M43 Nagant carbine, this is a short, brutal handful of wood and steel designed for poking with the front end and bashing with the back end. I was at … Continue reading →
    - 15 days ago, 8 Aug 14, 12:36pm -
  • Old
    How’d the birthday go? Glad you asked. Surprisingly (and pleasantly so), a few gifts did land in the PO box. Some burn jel, a very highly recommended flashlight, some emergency rations, a lightstick holder, and a speedloader. ETA: Cool! A  … Con…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Aug 14, 4:36am -

Outdoor Quest

  • newMarking a GPS Waypoint
    Trust but verify that the GPS waypoints that you have marked are saved.There is nothing magic here.  Then again, there is nothing worse than that sinking feeling when you are in the backcountry, it's time to return the trailhead, you select "trailhe…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Aug 14, 12:30pm -
  • Pre-Trail Maintenance For Your GPS Receiver
    The following post I wrote was just presented at      Photo by Davynin       Summer is a great time to head for the trail and practice with a GPS receiver. There are several things hikers can…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 1:30pm -
  • DeLorme inReach Update
    Because of my interest with GPS training, rescue beacons and Search and Rescue I thought the August 2014 issue of GPS World had a definite connection to this blog. Don’t know about you, but I am always a bit cautious about reading the many glowing…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 1:24am -
  • Families in the Backcountry
    Travel safely in the  backcountry with your family.  Start them early and start them with the right skills.I wrote the following article a year ago for a local family news magazine in Bend, Oregon.      My wife and I began our outdoor journeys…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 1:20am -
  • Plan Your Escape Route
    Planning Your Escape Route“Alternative and escape routes - Once you have planned your route, plan and check out alternative routes that you may need to take in case of bad weather or if the going gets too much for some party members. In mountainou…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 5:06pm -
  • UTM Grid - Plotting Your Position On a Map
    Recently I was skimming through an article in a respected journal about plotting a hiker's position on a map.  The article focused on using latitude and longitude to plot one's position.  Latitude and longitude has been the standard for backcountry…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 5:03pm -
  • Map Scale
    Maps come in various scales, sizes and variety.  This post makes sense of map scale and what that means to the defines map scale as:“A ratio which compares a measurement on a map to the actual distance between locations identi…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 6:26pm -
  • Weather in The Backcountry
    This post by follows other post found on this blog about the weather.  Philip takes a strong commonsense approach to monitoring and respecting the Philip WernerI saw someone write “I don’t let the weather determine w…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 6:17pm -
  • Wildland Fire
    We simply have to be more careful.from  OutsideonlineHunter Charged with Starting Rim FireThe third largest in California's historyBy: Erin Berger…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Aug 14, 5:35pm -
  • Garmin Updates
    Update your Garmin GPS receiver.Updates are available for Garmin receivers now for several units.  This includes the Monterra to 3.20, Montana to 6.10, Oregon to 4.10, GPSMap64 to 3.10 and eTrex to 3.90. 
    - 17 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 1:16pm -

Paul Kirtley's Blog

  • Nutritional Breakdown of the PLCE Side Pocket Menu
    I thought it would be useful to have a further look at the macro nutritional balance of the PLCE side pocket menu outlined in a previous article and video. In particular I thought it worthwhile to lay out an analysis of the amounts of carbohydrate, f…
    - 52 days ago, 2 Jul 14, 10:06pm -
  • How To Pack Enough Food For A Week In A PLCE Side Pocket
    In a previous video I packed up all of the kit that I take when I working on UK bushcraft courses or camping in that way. It’s my typical baseline northern temperate kit. It all fits easily into a Karrimor Sabre 45 with side pockets, with room to s…
    - 59 days ago, 25 Jun 14, 8:43pm -
  • Integrating Bushcraft With Modern Outdoor Life: Bushcraft Show 2014 Presentation
    For the second year in a row I was among the expert speakers on the main stage at the Bushcraft Show. I was honoured to share this platform with illustrious names and authorities such as Lofty Wiseman, Cody Lundin, Steve Backshall, David Scott-Donela…
    - 87 days ago, 28 May 14, 4:11pm -
  • What Gear To Pack For A Day Hike In The Woods
    When we head out for multi-day hikes, we’re usually quite considered in our choice of equipment. As soon as a trip involves spending at least one night out, we’re usually found reaching for appropriate sleeping equipment, a cooking pot, a means o…
    - 28 Apr 14, 1:17am -
  • Snugpak Travelpak 3 Sleeping Bag Review
    People seem to visibly cringe when they ask me about sleeping bags. The conversation goes something along the lines of “Paul, I’d like to buy a new sleeping bag, what do you recommend? What do you actually use yourself?” “Well, I have half a…
    - 5 Apr 14, 2:08pm -
  • Bellroy Very Protective: An Adventure-Tough Wallet?
    Little things can make a big difference. I certainly find this is the case when I’m travelling. I like to have a place for everything and everything in its place. The danger is, of course, that you end up adding bulk and weight to your kit by using…
    - 29 Mar 14, 8:25pm -
  • A Framework For Preparing Yourself For A Survival Situation
    You don’t need to look far for almost countless incident reports, news items and accounts of woe whereby ordinary folk have found themselves in difficulty in the great outdoors due to lack of basic skills and knowledge. So, how do we make sure we h…
    - 26 Mar 14, 1:12pm -
  • Portable Sharpening Stones: Keeping Your Edge On The Trail
    When we are at home, in a cabin or a fixed camp, we can use full-sized bench stones to sharpen our cutting tools. When we are on the move, however, we do not want to be carrying full-sized stones. They have a similar density to bricks. Even a full-si…
    - 19 Feb 14, 4:31pm -
  • Arctic Lean-To Revisited
    Lean-to shelters have become one of the touchstones of bushcraft, particularly northern forest bushcraft. They are often held up as superb survival shelter – in combination with a long log fire – ideal for surviving cold conditions with limited o…
    - 15 Feb 14, 3:39pm -
  • Choosing And Using A Snow Shovel For Winter Camping And Travel
    If you ask people to draw up a list of the equipment they think important to take with them on a winter journey or on a winter camping trip, particularly in the northern forest, they might state an axe for felling dead standing wood for firewood. Th…
    - 31 Jan 14, 4:30am -

Prep Blog

  • Risk of Death based on Gender and Age

    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:42pm -
  • Wholesome Entertainment while the Power is Out
    When the SHTF, one of the modern conveniences that is likely to be lost, at least for a while, is electrical power from the grid. We rely on the power grid for much of our daily activities (like writing this … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 5:25pm -
  • Five Prepping Lessons from Ferguson, MO
    The latest news is that the governor of Missouri has sent the National Guard to Ferguson, MO. “As night fell in Ferguson, another peaceful protest quickly deteriorated after marchers pushed toward one end of a street and authorities — who … Con…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 12:50pm -
  • Weekly Survival Reader: August 11-15
    This popular feature at is a single webpage where you can access our continually growing list of top posts, articles, and resources for prepping and survival. The list is organized on a daily basis. And we’ll be adding a … Continue…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Aug 14, 2:40pm -
  • Second Amendment Set-back in Maryland
    Last year, Maryland passed the “the Firearms Safety Act of 2013.” The law banned 45 different types of assault rifles as well as magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition in the State. Supporters of the Second Amendment filed … Contin…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Aug 14, 1:32pm -

Prepper Recon

  • Friday Night at The Movies- James O’Keefe Marathon
    Tonight’s movie marathon is by guerrilla film making James O’Keefe. In his most recent documentary, he snuck across the Mexican border into America dressed as Osama Bin Laden.   Trish duRivage is the winner of the extended giveaway prize. Congr…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:06pm -
  • Podcast-Reader Mailbag- Ron Paul and Banking
    I read a couple of letters today about my support of Ron Paul and how to prepare for the collapse of the banking system.   Cati Armor offers affordable body armor including level III trauma plates made of AR-500 steel which […] ↓ Read the rest…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 3:27am -
  • Podcast- Ebola- It’s Worse Than They’re Telling Us- with Kyle Starkey
    Kyle Starkey of Rational Survivor joins me today to talk about some real statistics concerning the Ebola virus. We discuss what to watch for and how to prepare to so you’ll have a fighting chance. Check out Kyle’s website and […] ↓ Read the r…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 2:31am -
  • Sunday Prepper Bible Study-Proverbs 2
    “Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse, who leave the straight paths to walk in dark ways, who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,  whose paths are crooked and […] ↓…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Aug 14, 12:49am -
  • And the winners are…
    Miss Mae has just selected the winners of the  giveaway! And the Amazon screen names of the winners are …    Daniel Barnes is the winner of prize #1! Prize #1. is donating a Triple Kangaroo M4 Mag Pouch, in your choice of B…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 12:42pm -
  • Podcast- Sword, Famine and Plague with Hunter
    Hunter from the American Redoubt joins me on the show today to talk about the fires and storms in the Pacific northwest. We also talk about the upcoming Teotwawki Readiness Exercise or T-Rex being sponsored by Radio Free Redoubt.   […] ↓ Read th…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Aug 14, 5:55pm -
  • Podcast-Fabian Calvo-The Next Global Economic Reset Could Be Soon
    Real estate mogul Fabian Calvo of joins me today to talk about the coming global economic reset and how you can protect yourself through independent thinking. Check out Fabian’s new book on the subject, The Global Economic Reset.…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Aug 14, 11:22pm -
  • Complacency- Sunday Prepper Bible Study
    Complacency- Sunday Prepper Bible Study Proverbs 1:32  “For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them” Complacency is defined as a  feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Aug 14, 2:08am -
  • Friday Night at The Movies-End Game
    Tonight’s movie is End Game by Alex Jones. It shines a light on the New World Order. There are tons of great, fact-based information in this presentation. Make sure you stop by the Prepper Recon Supply Store before you leave. We just […] ↓ Re…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Aug 14, 4:32pm -
  • Podcast-John Rubino-BRICS Bank Spells Death for the Dollar
    John Rubino from joins me to today to talk about the new BRICS Bank to be based in Shanghai. We discuss what that means for the dollar plus other major economic developments. John was one of the few people […] ↓ Read the rest o…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Aug 14, 2:56am -

Preparedness is Fundamental

  • One Spectacular Homestead
    One of the nice things about owning a blog is you can break your own rules. Normally I wouldn’t post something like this, but if any of my readers are looking, this appears to be one of the nicest, and … Continue reading →
    - 79 days ago, 5 Jun 14, 9:05pm -
  • Updates on BioChar, Potato Columns, Composting, tomatoes, free wheelbarrows and barrels
    It has been a while since I’ve had a post, not because I lack projects, on the contrary, I actually have dozens of what I consider, useful ideas. The problem is I don’t have a lot of time for shooting … Continue reading →
    - 7 May 14, 6:03am -
  • Cordless Drill Soap
    I’ve always contended that our forefathers forgot more than most of us will ever know. Things like canning, sewing and soap making were just another chore. Most people think that these old arts are too hard to master. I don’t … Continue reading…
    - 18 Mar 14, 5:55am -
  • A Very Nice Non- Electric Hydroponic Vegetable Producing Container for under a Buck.
    This year I’m trying several new methods of growing veggies to see what works best for my locale. One of the neatest setups I’ve seen is the Kratky method of hydroponic growing. The biggest expense is buying or building containers to grow … C…
    - 4 Mar 14, 5:27am -
  • The Underestimated Prep
    It’s right up there with food, water and shelter, and yet it’s perhaps one of the most under addressed preps there is. You need it for chores, security, cooking, eating and on a psychological plane; it goes a long way … Continue reading →
    - 28 Feb 14, 5:18am -
  • How to Light and Cook on a Rocket Stove
    Rocket stoves are relatively new to prepping, and as such, there is a dearth of information when it comes to using them. The fact is, there are a lot of great stoves available and they are not only incredibly simple … Continue reading →
    - 15 Feb 14, 4:58pm -
  • Bright Idea for Preppers
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