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16 Important Rules Of Survival And Preparedness

Having a survival mindset means you are always ready to take on new challenges, right?  Although I fully believe that new challenges are a good thing, it is sometimes downright frustrating to recognize that prep as we do, we are never really ready. Part of the disconnect from being totally prepared is having the knowledge that


Three Uncommon Food Items For The BOB

Traditionally, when you think of the items in a bug out bag, you think of a flashlight, knife, water filter, fire starter, paracord, first aid kit, and a whole list of other items that before long, fill your pack with gear that will help you survive should you have to flee the safety and comfort of


Secret Homeland Report Warns Solar Storm Could Leave 100 Million Without Power: “We Are Running Out Of Time To Prepare” -

Homeland Security officials are warning that a major coronal mass ejection, solar flare or electromagnetic pulse may be inevitable and catastrophic to modern civilization. The devastation to the electric grid and modern infrastructure could impact the lives of more than 100 million, and cause untold casualties during prolonged outages. Homeland Security conducted a study assessing


Don’t Fly Without These 20 TSA-Approved Items In Your Prepper’s Carry-On Bag

What is a more uncomfortable feeling than relinquishing all of the items that are normally part of your EDC kit? Here’s one: relinquishing those items and boarding a plane to fly across the country. For many preppers, a worst-case scenario for us would be if the SHTF while we were traveling.  If your journey is by


19 Ways To Re-Use Silica Gel

The packets of silica gel found in vitamin bottles, boxes of new shoes, and packages of some food are usually thrown away without a second thought. But these desiccants that absorb moisture can actually be re-used. Mother Nature Network offers the following ways to keep silica gels out of landfills a bit longer… Put packs in your


33 Brilliant Non-Traditional Preps

Pick up any preparedness book or visit any preparedness website and you are bound to be inundated with ideas for getting yourself ready for an unexpected disruptive event.  After awhile, the eyes begin to glaze over as you realize that you are reading the same thing over and over again. The good news is that


12 Months Of Prepping: Month Twelve

The term “at the twelfth hour” is often used to describe something or someone that is late. But in Month Twelve of 12 Months of Prepping, nothing could be further from the truth.  More to the point, if you have been following along the Backdoor Survival series on 12 Months of Prepping, One Month at


Black Friday And The Ferguson Riots: This Is Why We Are Armed

It’s important to prep. You probably already know this, or you wouldn’t be here, reading an article on a site like this.  You know that you need a stockpile of food, fuel, medical supplies and other necessities. But just as important as those so-called “beans and band-aids” is the ability to protect it.  That’s where


Sweeten Up Your Pantry: The Best Types Of Sugar For Your Stockpile

Having a healthy pantry doesn’t mean that you have to skip all things sweet and tasty.  A spoonful of sugar doesn’t just help the medicine go down. It can add a sense of normalcy and a little touch of luxury in a bad situation. Can you imagine celebrating a special occasion without dessert?  Sugar can be used


12 Months Of Prepping: Month Eleven

As we enter month eleven of 12 Months of Prepping, it might be easy to become complacent and  decide to set aside this month’s preparedness tasks until some other, more convenient, time.  After all, if you are following along in accordance with the calendar year, there are family gatherings and holiday preps to attend to.


Will You Survive The Coming Economic Collase And Martial Law?

Your bank account is gone along with your 401k, pension and job. All hell has broken loose. THERE WILL BE ROUNDUPS. PEOPLE WILL STARVE AND BECOME VICTIMS OF THE ENSUING VIOLENCE. The country will be under martial law. Nobody is safe including law enforcement. What will you do? Have you prepared? Do you have the


Ferguson Cop Advises Residents To Get A Gun: “We Will Not Be Able To Protect You Or Your Family”

Things are about to get real in Ferguson, Missouri, regardless of the decision of the Grand Jury in the Michael Brown case. So real, in fact, that the governor of Missouri has already declared a State of Emergency and called in the National Guard. So real, in fact, that at least some of the local


Are You Guilty Of These Prepper Mistakes?

Webster defines an expert as a person “who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area”  That being said, when it comes to preparedness, is anyone ever really an expert? Let’s be realistic. Every prepper, myself included, was a novice at one time or another.  Along our journey, we have


“Pure Arctic Outbreak”: Staying Warm During The Polar Vortex

If you turn on the news or look at any type of social media today, the theme of the day is….Brrrrr…. That’s because most of the United States is getting hit with the first storm of the winter – and it’s a doozy.  Mac Slavo wrote about the impending deep freeze on SHTFplan: Leading physics professor


45 More Signs That You Might Be One Of Those Crazy Preppers

A while back, I wrote an article called “30 Signs That You’re One of Those Crazy Preppers.”  Lots of readers got into the spirit of things, since it was pretty darned relatable. We all know these are actually signs of sanity, but we’re used to being misunderstood by the unprepared and sometimes it’s fun to have


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