6 Useful Preps You May Not Have Thought Of

One of the very first things I did when I adopted the prepping lifestyle was a walk-around inventory.  This was years ago and although I had not consciously considered myself a prepper at the time, I discovered that I had a lot of stuff, but it was woefully disorganized and lacking in many key areas. ...Read More »

SHTF Planning: 3 Ways To Purify Water

Water is the foundation of life, and as such, water preparedness is one of the most important aspects of being prepared. That said, many are not prepared for even 1 day of water rations. Moreover, there are many who feel that storing water is a waste of time; after all, they can simply use tap ...Read More »

The Pantry Primer: Where To Stash Your Stockpile

Stockpiles: they aren’t just for pantries anymore! You might be wondering where on earth you can stash all of the food required for a one-year pantry.  Unless you have a pantry the size of a master bedroom suite, it won’t take long to exceed the limits of your available kitchen storage.  But don’t despair! There ...Read More »

Disaster Preparation Basics

There is something about fall and winter that sets our disaster preparedness minds in action.  Perhaps it is due to our reflection on years past when wind, snow and ice kept us indoors.  Or perhaps it is due to a single, violent winter storm, power outage or hurricane that left a path of destruction and ...Read More »

Teaching The Kiddos To Prepare

Although I am much to old to have young children of my own, I do appreciate the freshness of young minds and try to do as much as I can to foster their education when it comes to preparedness.  As a result, I am thankful that there are so many dedicated Moms and Dads out ...Read More »

A Guide To Making And Canning Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Like An Italian Grandma

Do you have tomatoes running out your ears?  Get more. Once you taste genuine homemade spaghetti sauce you will definitely want enough that you never have to resort to store-bought again. When you share it with others, they’ll think that you have an Italian grandma you never told them about. Here is the step by ...Read More »

Mapping A Road To Self-Sufficiency

The number one question I am asked by new readers is “where do I  start?”.  This is followed by a meek comment indicating “I have a job and a  family and can not afford to move to a farm in the outback.” Well first of all, let me say that no apologies are needed.   None.  ...Read More »

Are You Prepared For Lockdown? How To Stay Safe When Chaos Erupts In America

This summer is like a movie about how corruption took down a once-great republic and sent it barreling toward civil war. It’s about how the powerful now use deadly robots to do their bidding and how two groups of people have been turned against each other at the whims of the wealthy and the powerful. It’s about chaos and ...Read More »

Givers And Takers: What Will You Do With The Unprepared?

As much as I wish it were not true, I do believe that within my lifetime, our society will reach a SHTF situation.  The nature and shape of this event is unknown to me but on some level, I dread the thought of the societal chaos that will occur, for better or for worse. Now ...Read More »

Those Who Wanted To Get Prepared Have Already Gotten Prepared By Now

Is the time for warning people to prepare for what is ahead coming to an end?  For years, bold men and women all over America have been sounding the alarm and warning people to get prepared physically, financially, mentally, emotionally and spiritually for the great storm that is rapidly approaching.  Personally, I have written more ...Read More »

Hold On To Your Tinfoil: Clinton, Soros, Race Wars, Cops And Distractions (VIDEO)

Survival Saturday is  a round-up of the week’s news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News I almost skipped writing this week, because the news is all so horrible, I didn’t want to revisit it again. But, I do what I do because I really hope that I can ...Read More »

Survival Basics: 10 Steps For Preparing A Family Emergency Plan

Sometimes it is the simplest things that are overlooked.  Case in point?  The Family Emergency Plan. Here we are, so diligently putting away food, storing water and purchasing gear when perhaps one of the most important aspects of emergency and crisis planning has to do with having a plan to get in touch with family ...Read More »

The Basics Of Ham Radio

Today I continue the conversation with George Ure of Urban Survival as he shares  his thoughts on the value of getting a ham radio license as well as an explanation of some ham radio basics for those of us that are just getting started with this mode of emergency commination. But first, what exactly is ...Read More »

39 Fantastic Prepping Tips

People often ask where my ideas and where my knowledge comes from.  When that happens, I chuckle a bit to myself because just like the person asking, my knowledge comes from a variety of sources: first hand experience, books, online forums and of course, Backdoor Survival readers.  So you see, it is not that I ...Read More »

Fun Is Not The F-Word For Preppers

Lately, it seems like you can’t find a speck of good news everywhere. Everyone in the country is beginning to figure out how rigged the game actually is, as Hillary Clinton skates yet again on crimes she committed.  Meanwhile, people are shooting other people because of the color of their skin, the uniform they wear, ...Read More »

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