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When It Hits The Fan Most Won’t Be Able To Take A Warm Shower… But Here’s How You Will.

The lack of sanitation following major disasters can quickly escalate and create secondary problems in a post SHTF situation. If the water lines are damaged, or if damage is suspected, do not use the water. Having an alternative to indoor bathing would be advisable if you believe there are questionable water sources. Sanitation-Related Diseases are Common Following Disasters Keep


8 Reasons Old Cookbooks Are Important

A couple of months ago I was going through some old boxes tucked into the hidden recesses of my garage and I stumbled upon a box of old cookbooks.  Since I learned to cook long before the age of computers, most of my self-taught efforts came by way of these cookbooks.  I started to collect


10 Reasons To Prepare For An Economic Collapse

It was not that long ago that the country of Greece suffered a devastating collapse of their economy.  At the time, there was a lot of blame game going on but, at the end of the day, it was years of irresponsible and unrestrained spending that took them down.  That, coupled with questionable accounting practices


12 Bad Strategies That Will Get Preppers Killed

If you’re involved in the preparedness lifestyle, you’re probably into planning. Most likely, you research and study the excellent preparedness strategies put out by experts. Whether we prepare for incidents small or large, we all ponder what we’d do if something world-as-we-know-it-ending went down. The trouble is, a lot of the plans that get made


Ultimate Guide: 131 Survival Foods

By: PrepperZine - When it comes to preparedness and survival, knowing what food to store is key. There are lists out there that cover a few survival foods, however, none of them explain why you should stock up on ‘grains’ for example. Or even what you can do with them when TSHTF. This article will


Darwin Weeps: Warning Labels And Technology Render The Survival Mindset Obsolete

Sometimes, warning labels concern me. I mean, who inspired the label on blow dryers that points out the device should not be used in the shower? And what would even be the point, barring electrocution? Why would you dry your hair while the water is spraying you? And are there actually people who need to be cautioned


How To Survive Anything In 3 Easy Steps

You can have enough food to ride out 15 years of Armageddon. You can have a fully stocked retreat or a bunker. You can have so much ammo stashed that your floorboards are groaning.  You may have followed your favorite preparedness book’s guidelines to the letter, and thus have all of the physical aspects of survival


Survival Basics: Using Oxygen Absorbers For Food Storage

When I first started getting serious about food storage, I found myself facing an entirely new vocabulary of food storage terms.  It should come as no surprise that one of those terms was “Oxygen Absorber”. Now I am pretty sure that you have heard about oxygen absorbers.  But do you know what they are and


10 Ways To Stay Calm And Prepare For A Disruptive Event

Over a recent dinner at my place with like-minded friends, the conversation turned to the state of the world, our country, and society in general.  While this was supposed to be a fun evening and a much needed break from long work-days, the conversation became quite sobering as we started to rattle off all of


Cash After The Collapse: How To Make Moonshine

Collapse currency is a necessary shtf insurance policy we need to invest in for our long-term longevity. With this idea in mind, when we look at the concept of investing and wealth preservation for uncertain times, we want to employ a strategy that will provide as much coverage as possible so that if we are


Shakespeare: Tax Dodger And Food Hoarder?

Food has always been a form of currency, especially during times of economic strife. Over the last several years, we have witnessed the drastic shifts of food prices, causing many of us to prepare for future times of hardship. As we live through these unprecedented times, we bear witness to not only economic uncertainties, but political shifts, environmental changes,


How This Nutty Article May Save Your Life

In a long-lived emergency, our food stores can quickly be depleted. If this occurs, we must rely on our knowledge of native food sources growing wild in our area. One such wild edible is found in great abundance in many parts of the country and is a food source that is long forgotten. We are talking about


How To Homestead When You Rent: Part Three

Most prepper-types are also homesteaders but do not know it.  I say that because we “Homestead in Place” which is a term I defined back in January 2014.  Perhaps others are now using that term; I have not checked.  None the less, it still applies. By my own definition, to “homestead in place” means that


7 Reasons Why Sunflowers Are A Multi-Purpose Prep

Thomas Bulfinch was once quoted as saying, “The sunflower is a favorite emblem of constancy.”  How right he was. This faithful flower is as useful as it is lovely, and should be a must in your personal seed libraries. Sunflower seeds are often overlooked for long-term preparedness goals. It’s a small seed, so it’s understandable.


9 Things To Do To Prepare For Hard Times Ahead

Most Prepper types that I know appear to have a common trait: they are good at evaluating risks then moving to mitigate those risks in a nimble manner.  What that means, in somewhat plainer English, is they have the ability to evaluate a situations, make a plan, learn from it, and ultimately act in a responsible


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