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Cooking Outside: 5 Tasty Ways to Practice Prepping

Preparedness |  | Everyone knows that practice makes for perfect prepping. But when is the last time you practiced your off-grid skills by cooking outside? That’s the beautiful thing about summer. You can prep and it feels like a party instead of a chore. Take some time while the weather is hot to hone your off-grid cooking skills. ...Read More »

9 Tips To Avoid The Summertime Prepping Slump

Preparedness |  | By: Lisa Bedford, The Survival Mom |  It’s so easy for the hot, lazy days of summer to just sort of run into each other in a haze of heat and laziness. Then the day arrives when it’s time once again to get the kids ready for school, and we ask, where did the summer go? If ...Read More »

The Adrenal Fatigue Diary: A Personal Story of Chronic Illness, Diagnosis, and Recovery

Preparedness |  | If there was ever something that has been difficult for me to accept, it’s weakness. This is a piece that I’ve put off writing for a very long time, because I loathe the condition I’ve been dealing with for the past three years. I mean, what kind of prepper is so exhausted after emptying the ...Read More »

How To Succeed At Prepping: 11 Tips That Will Help You Survive

Preparedness |  | These days, you can barely turn around without someone giving you advice on what you should or must do to succeed at prepping.  This is all good news because four or five years ago, most advice you found would likely be highly militaristic, political, or simply over the top unreasonable. I can recall the days ...Read More »

How To Overcome The Fear Of Pressure Canning

Preparedness |  | At risk of being the last person to come to the party, I have been resisting the call to begin pressure canning.  It is not that I have not tried.  A couple of years ago I was ready to go; I had psyched myself up to learn, purchased a canner, some tools, and dozens of ...Read More »

A Prepper’s Guide to Respirator Masks

Preparedness |  | A respirator mask is a prep that is potentially lifesaving, doesn’t cost a lot of money, and is oft-overlooked in the prepper world. Some folks like to invest in gas masks (which, of course, are irreplaceable during certain types of disasters) or they forget about respiration altogether. The importance of something that can help you ...Read More »

The Natural Pantry: A Long-Term Storage Guide For Honey

Preparedness |  | Raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized honey has been a pantry staple for centuries. In the far stretches of human history, honey was stored for food, making wine and used for medicinal purposes. Theystored raw, unfiltered honey in porous, sealed jars and stacked them in cold caves. In fact, recently, scientists examined five-millennia-plus-old jars of honey unearthed in Georgia and declared that the artifacts contain the ...Read More »

The Three Most Important Survival Skills According To Grandpa

Preparedness |  | Recently I asked some of the book festival authors the following question:  Given your background, knowledge and experience, what do you feel are the three most important survival or prepping skills? It has been interesting to read the answers and I am always surprised that the responses are so different from each other.  That just ...Read More »

Your Ancestors Had Some Hard Core Survival Instincts… This is How You Can Get Back to Your Roots

Preparedness |  | By: Jeremiah Johnson, Ready Nutrition |  One of the biggest drawbacks we suffer from as a species is our lack of focus on our immediate environment utilizing all of our senses.  I just recently penned a piece on the importance of “reconnecting” with the olfactory sense.  When we were hunter-gatherers and even after human settlements such ...Read More »

Is Your Car Bug-Out Ready for Summer Emergencies? These 8 Items are a Must!

Preparedness |  | By: Jeremiah Johnson, Ready Nutrition |  ReadyNutrition Readers, this article is to formulate some preps for you and your vehicle for a daily basis during the months of summer.  Why?  Because the summer months hold some potential for problems that are quite different from the winter months, and the S can HTF at any time, that ...Read More »

Canning Jars 101 – Everything You Need To Know And More!

Preparedness |  | When I recently did some organizing of my supplies, I was a bit surprised at the sheer number of canning jars I had placed into boxes.  By the time I got to the 20th box, I admitted to myself that I am clearly a canning jar hoarder.  That said, I don’t think I am in ...Read More »

We Prepare For Survival But Is It The Main Thing?

Preparedness |  | In the past, I have written about the never ending list of things to do, the frantic pace of organizing preps, and the never ending quest to learn just one more sustainable skill.  Couple all of that with the burden of truth and knowledge that keeps you awake at night, and you have a recipe ...Read More »

Strategically Relocating? Here’s How To Move All That Prepper Stuff

Preparedness |  | In the prepper world, everyone always talks about “strategic relocation” but it’s rare to hear about the actual act of moving the enormous amount of stuff that we accumulate. We’re preparing for what I hope is my final move ever. We have a nice little farm awaiting us, with a deep well, a greenhouse, and ...Read More »

The Cheapskate’s Guide To Surviving Without Air Conditioning

Preparedness |  | It’s that time of year again. The mercury is climbing…and staying there, way up at the top of the thermometer.  But running an air conditioner at full blast to combat the heat can be very expensive, and for those of us on a budget, the resulting bill can be crippling. So what can you do when ...Read More »

Temps Reach 112 Degrees as California Residents Suffer a Summer Power Outage

Preparedness |  | Because 112 degree temperatures aren’t already bad enough, many Southern California residents also got to “enjoy” a summer power outage over the weekend of July 8, 2017. A transformer in the San Fernando Valley exploded, causing a fire that burned for hours in the San Fernando Valley. The Los Angelos Department of Water and Power ...Read More »

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