Here’s Why A Prepper Homestead May Not Be A Good Plan For Survival

Lots of preppers are convinced that they’re going to “live off the land” should the world as we know it come tumbling down around our ears. Seed banks are stockpiled, books are purchased, and people are confident that they’ll be able to outlive everyone else based on the sweat of their inexperienced brows. But no matter

10 Simple Strategies For Becoming A Prepper

No one really knows how many preppers exist in the world but it is safe to say that there are three to four million in the United states alone.  Even though at first blush this sounds like a huge segment of the population, in round numbers that is still only slightly more than 1% of

Grow A Week’s Worth Of Livestock Feed For Pennies! (VIDEO)

Over the last few years, prices for livestock feed has steadily risen for various reasons, making it more difficult to feed our chickens the organic diet we prefer they have. In order to cut costs, we looked into creating a fodder system that would sprout seeds such as wheat, barley, oats, clover, dandelion, alfalfa, sunflower seeds and

Prepping For A Hurricane: Are You Ready For Joaquin?

The East Coast is bracing for a hurricane that may rival the ferocity of Superstorm Sandy. Hurricane Joaquin is expected to reach Category 4 proportions today, as it gains strength in the Bahamas. Current projections have it heading due north, and it’s predicted to make landfall in the US this weekend. If you happen to live

What You Need To Know About Using Old Drugs For Survival

When it comes to survival medicine, I make no claim of being an expert.  I am, after all, a mere layman with no medical training.  On the other hand, I do possess a good deal of common sense so when something seems a bit off, I do my own research and make decisions based upon

Another Doomsday Prophecy Come And Gone. Finding Meaning When The World Does Not End

September hasn’t exactly been a stellar month for hopeful events. In the last month, our economy came close to buckling (and in many other parts of the world), the CDC issued a nationwide “heads up” about the bubonic plague, an asteroid was going to hit Earth, and the notorious Blood Moon Prophecy sent many into a state of panic. In

10 Smart Survival Strategies For The Woman Living Alone

Most preparedness information out there seems to assume that everyone is part of a family with a mom, a dad, three kids, and a dog. Or, if not that, an extended family that includes brothers, uncles, and a grand-pappy.  Somehow, the picture presented always includes a man. The truth is, that is not always the

Here’s How You’ll Die When The SHTF (And How To Prevent Your Untimely Demise)

When it hits the fan…I mean REALLY hits the fan in a permanent kind of way, the most likely outcome is death. That’s not pretty, and I’m well aware of it. I always try to be positive and optimistic, because for me, preparedness is the ultimate act of optimism, but sometimes we have to look

How To Prep For Those With Dietary Restrictions

When I was a kid, it was very rare to be around someone that had food intolerances, allergies, or special diets. We never thought twice about taking peanut butter sandwiches to school, everyone could digest milk, I didn’t know a single vegetarian, and I’d never even heard of Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance. These days,

Replacing Documents After A Disaster

We often talk about having a bugout bag that includes a folder with important documents, but despite your preparations and efforts to protect them, sometimes disaster strikes quickly and unexpectedly, and those documents are lost. For example, the fires last week in Northern California moved so rapidly that some people fled from their homes without

Emergency Water For Preppers: Resources You Need To Know About

For the past month or so, the focus has been emergency water, that most vital but often under-appreciated prep. During this time, I have highlighted various aspects of water preparedness, including storage, acquisition, and purification.  These recent articles, coupled with those that have been posted in the past, bring to you a wealth of knowledge that

20 Home Security And Crime Prevention Secrets For Preppers

A major component of family preparedness is the maintenance of comfort, control, and self-preservation in a time of crisis.  Whatever the source of the crisis, we as humans want to protect the homestead and our loved ones at any cost.  (And by the way, many species on the animal kingdom do the same.) The reason

Emergency Food, The Time Is Now!

By: Preston Sallenback | As we sit watching the craziness of the world swirl around us we must be aware that it’s only a matter of time before things get “Real”. What I mean by this is, we are close… shits about to hit the fan and few are prepared. Personally I’m fine with it

Shock Videos From California: Wildfire Evacuation As A Small Town Burns To The Ground

However prepared you think you are for an emergency wildfire Wildfires are a real threat every year in California, but this season seems to be especially dramatic and uncontrollable. Chalk it up to the severe drought that has caused the grass and trees to become well-seasoned fuel for the fires. One particular fire rages out

Emergency Water For Preppers Part 3: Storage

It seems as though every day I get a new question or two about emergency water.  The most interesting thing is that the questions get more detailed and more technical over time.  This tells me that preppers generally, and Backdoor Survival readers specifically, are an educated bunch that are willing to do whatever is necessary

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