Tag Archives: preparedness

How To Be A Prepper…But Not One Of Those Crazy Ones

Did you ever think about dipping your big toe into the waters of “prepping” but it just all sounded so “out there” that you weren’t quite sure it was something you wanted to be involved in? Then this is the guide for you. Maybe it made sense in principle, but then you watched that guy and his ...

8 Reasons To Drink Water For Survival

In the summertime when you get hot, sweaty and sticky, it is quite natural to reach for a nice, cool glass of water to quench your thirst.  In the Fall and Winter, however, it is easy to forget to drink an adequate amount of water to stay hydrated. Think about it.  You are indoors, covered with ...

How To Build A 30-Day Emergency Food Supply…Fast

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you may be feeling on edge.  You may feel as though time is running out for you to get your preparedness supplies in order. You may be new to prepping, and feeling like there’s too much to accomplish.  The stress in our country is at peak ...

Consider This Your LAST Wake-Up Call – James Wesley Rawles (VIDEO)

Mark and I sat down with the voice of the preparedness, survivalist community. Mr. Rawles is not only known globally for his expertise in the preparedness community he is also a father, an author, veteran and a patriot of the highest order. It is an honor to speak with Mr. Rawles to get his take ...

How To Safely Shelter In Place During A Pandemic

In recent weeks, we have all been bombarded with mainstream news reports about the Ebola virus.  Most of those reports indicate that we have nothing to worry about.  Alas, as preppers and survival-types, we worry about pandemics and runaway viruses along with the myriad of other disasters and disruptive events that may occur at some ...

Updated: Prepping For An Ebola Lockdown

When I first wrote this article, Ebola was a distant threat in a few little countries on the other side of the globe. But, now it’s here, in America. Not only are there suspected cases and confirmed cases, there’s a note of hysteria in the news.  Many of the supplies I originally recommended have been ...

The One Simple Secret To Surviving Any Crisis

When disaster strikes, will you be ready? Will you be organized, calm, and ready to adapt to whatever the situation brings? Sometimes we have some warning, and sometimes things happen out of the blue. There is one simple secret that will allow you to sail through nearly any crisis. It doesn’t cost a lot of money, or ...

12 Months Of Prepping: Month Nine

Nelson Mandela once said: “It always seems impossible until it is done”. And so it is with preparedness.  At the beginning, the task of prepping seems impossible.  But once you start, and once you really get going, the process does not seem so difficult and most definitely seems possible. Now don’t get me wrong.  Talk to any ...

Getting Started: Prepping For A Two Week Power Outage

If you’re new to preparedness, you may be reading some of the excellent and informative websites out there and feeling quite overwhelmed.  While many sites recommend a one year supply of food, manual tools, and a bug out lodge in the forest, it’s vital to realize that is a long-term goal, not a starting point. A ...

Prepping For Mandatory Quarantine: Now Is The Time To Prepare

No doubt many of you have heard of the confirmation by the CDC that an Ebola victim was admitted to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Response teams were deployed to the Dallas area shortly after the announcement to watch individuals who the patient may have come in contact with. Dr. Tom Freiden, director of the ...

Prepping: The Only Way To Be Ready For Anything Is To Be Ready For Anything

Most of the time, no one actually expects the S to HTF on that particular day. Most folks don’t go through their lives expecting one specific event to occur, and then have it unfold according to a predetermined script. Two weeks ago, I didn’t get up in the morning expecting some jerk to get mad at his girlfriend, ...

Survival Basics: Starting A Fire

It has been awhile since I have written about living a strategic life.  For those of you new to Backdoor Survival, living a strategic life is something that I encourage everyone to embrace, prepper or not.  As a matter of fact, it is so important to me personally that I co-authored a book about it, ...

Winter Is Coming: Getting Your Vehicle Prepped For Emergencies

Still … in this world only winter is certain.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire) If you happen to be a Game of Thrones fan, you know the Stark Family motto: “Winter is coming.”  It’s inevitable and sometimes dangerous. According to all predictions, this winter will be a repeat of ...

13 Steps To Prepare For Civil Unrest

It has been over two years since I wrote about the “Perfect Storm of Civil Unrest”.  Looking back, it would be easy to think that perhaps the article was a bit reactionary given current events at the time.  On the other hand, not a whole lot has changed since then. These are still uneasy times.  The ...

Fast Track Tip #10: 8 Uncommon First Aid Items

Generally speaking, I have a fairly decent first aid kit.  It includes everything from a large variety of bandages to pain killers, antibiotics, essential oils, trauma supplies, first aid books, and equipment such as braces, splints and a blood pressure monitor. That being said, I put the kit together a few years ago and as they ...

Learning To Overcome Prepper Procrastination

Procrastination is a trait that we all share.  For some, procrastination means putting off tasks or chores that are tedious, time-consuming, or simply downright boring.  To others, it means never quite getting to the task list because there are other, more entertaining distractions to fill up the time. Whatever the reason, procrastination is problem with a ...

Propane For Preppers – Part Two

How much do you really know about storing and using propane?  If you are like most folks, you open the valve on your tank and for all intents and purposes, you have fuel.  In the Backdoor Survival series, Propane for Preppers, we are going to unravel the mysteries of propane so that you will know ...