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Frugal Prepping: 12 Cheap Ways to Prep Like There’s No Tomorrow

Preparedness |  | With economic times being what they are, it only means that we become more frugal when it comes to prepping. No one wants to be overdrawn in their accounts because they were trying to prepare for emergencies. Frugality is an art form, and if used properly, it can save you lots of money. The key ...Read More »

Fatwood: The Quick And The Tender (VIDEO)

Preparedness |  | When it comes down to it, you want your fires to start quickly and efficiently. Not using excessive fire starting materials (cardboard, paper, wood) can help you save these resources for another time. Fatwood is one of the most efficient ways to start a fire. The small bits of wood drip gooey sap into the ...Read More »

The Last Minute Shopper’s Guide to Panic Prepping

Preparedness |  | When a disaster draws near, suddenly, preppers don’t seem quite so crazy anymore. It becomes mainstream to engage in a flurry of activity that looks like an episode of Doomsday Preppers being fast-forwarded across the screen. Panic prepping happens more often than you might think. We see it frequently when the news outlets warn of ...Read More »

7 Reasons Why Sunflowers Are A Multi-Purpose Prep

Preparedness |  | 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. ...Read More »

How to Survive World War 3: Prepping for a US Mainland Conflict

Preparedness |  | Aside from everyone nuking each other into mutually assured obsolescence, the World War 3 worst-case scenario for Americans would be if the conflict reached the American mainland. An invasion. A massive assault. The ideas seem unlikely, considering that the last time there was a  full-on war on the American mainland was during the American Civil War. ...Read More »

You Won’t Believe Why Washington State Isn’t Allowed to Prepare for Nuclear War

Preparedness |  | If the government was able to take care of everyone during any foreseeable disaster, there probably wouldn’t be a thriving prepper movement today. So many people have taken it upon themselves to prepare for disasters, because they know how the government often reacts to crisis situations. Our government’s response to disasters is often slow and ...Read More »

Cash After The Collapse: How To Make Moonshine

Preparedness |  | 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 ...Read More »

20 Hurricane Survival Tips From Real-Life Scenarios

Preparedness |  | Imagine this scenario: It’s the year 2005 and you are living in the heart of New Orleans. A hurricane is threatening to hit and even though the city sits 8 feet below sea level, you choose not to evacuate or even prepare because you’ve seen many hurricanes threaten to hit the city and it never ...Read More »

How This Nutty Article May Save Your Life (VIDEO)

Preparedness |  | 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 ...Read More »

50 Mistakes Made By Preppers and What to Do About Them

Preparedness |  | The longer you have been prepping, the more you realize how easy it is to get sidetracked and to prep for things, that in the big picture, are of a relatively low priority.  It is no wonder that articles on prepper mistakes and lessons learned are so popular. It is has been a couple of ...Read More »

Why I Completely Changed My Family’s Long-Term Survival Plan

Preparedness |  | For the past five years, I’ve lived the prepper’s dream. I’ve lived on secluded acreage out in the boondocks, with a gate at the driveway to deter those who just wander past. I moved from the Canadian boondocks to the American boondocks (in foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains of California) and lived the life ...Read More »

Shakespeare: Tax Dodger And Food Hoarder?

Preparedness |  | 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, ...Read More »

Real Life Survival Story: How to Survive When the Grid Goes Down

Preparedness |  | Often times, readers will ask me why I am such a stickler when it comes to preparedness. Well, folks, it’s because I’ve lived through extended off-grid events and I know first-hand how quickly supplies can be depleted, how infrastructure can be damaged and how a relatively peaceful community can quickly descend into chaos. If you ...Read More »

Actually, You CAN Afford to Prep: 30 Easy Spending Cuts to Make It Possible

Preparedness |  | We can all agree that prepping costs money. It’s hard to imagine buying extra food when you feel like you can barely buy groceries to make it until the next paycheck. Thinking about spending over $100 on a prepper purchase is enough to induce a cold sweat for a lot of folks. Over at Preppers ...Read More »

Is Your Prepper’s Nightstand Equipped for Survival?

Preparedness |  | Some folks keep their nightstand minimalist, with just a lamp and a clock. Others clutter it with pretty decorative items, sentimental pictures, and the latest book they’re reading. Then there’s the prepper’s nightstand, which is equipped for a wide variety of middle-of-the-night emergencies. Imagine this: You awaken in the middle of the night and something ...Read More »

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