Tag Archives: preparedness

Survival Basics: Buckets, Lids And Gamma Seals

Buckets are a fact of life when it comes to food storage. They are strong, light and moisture free, and, when sealed, will keep most, if not all pests at bay.  They are also readily available and the cost is nominal, if not free. In keeping with the them of survival and food storage basics, in ...

5 Important Considerations When Forming A Prepper Community

One of the key strategies for every prepper is the formation of a prepper community.  Yet, as strategic as this may be, it is conceivably the most difficult of all of the prepper strategies. There are issues, not the least of which is who do you trust, how much do you trust, and what are the ...

The First 10 Things Every New Prepper Should Do (Some Of Them Are Free!)

Over the past couple of years, here in America…. Contaminated water caused a complete loss of municipal services in both Ohio and West Virginia, resulting in almost a million people vying for the stock in local stores. A freak confluence of storms caused a “Superstorm” that took out power to much of the Eastern Seaboard, including New ...

Survival Basics: Be Prepared For Pet Emergencies

When it comes to our four legged friends, being prepared goes beyond having the proper pet supplies in our bug-out bags and in-home emergency kits.  There is also the component of pet healthcare and the need to recognize and then act quickly and decisively during a pet emergency. In my opinion, this is a topic that ...

All Over America, Government Officials Are Cracking Down On Preppers

Why would the government want to punish people that are just trying to work hard, become more self-sufficient and take care of their families?  There are approximately 3 million preppers in the United States today, and often they appear to be singled out for punishment by bureaucratic control freaks that are horrified at the thought ...

Propane For Preppers – Part Five

This is the fifth and final installment in the series Propane for Preppers.  During the course of these five articles, you have learned the technical aspects of propane as well as how to store and use propane safely.  Of great interest to many of you has been the detailed primer on how to refill small ...

14 Things You Can Do To Survive The Coming Economic Collapse

I have spent the past week illustrating how a coming economic collapse is unavoidable and how the elite have conspired to steal as many of your assets as possible prior to the collapse. This article presents some common sense things one can do which could increase the chances of surviving a major societal meltdown resulting ...

Survival Basics: Water And Water Storage

During a recent book giveaway, the question asked was “What piece of prepping gear is at the top of your bucket list?”  Needless to say, I was more than a little bit surprised to find that the top response was water storage, water filters, and water purification equipment. While having the gear is nice, anyone interested ...

Preppernomics: How To Survive While The Dollar Dies

I really don’t like to make predictions. I’m not Zoltan, the fortune-telling dude in the machine  - you know, the one with the turban who waves his mechanical hands dramatically over a crystal ball and tells you of your future in a heavily accented voice. But, I think there is something coming in 2015 that we all ...

Doomsday Hoarders: 6 OCD Hacks To Organize Your Stockpile Chaos

Is your house like an unfortunate cross between Doomsday Preppers and Hoarders? How do you store your preps? Are they neatly organized, where you can grab what you need at a moment’s notice? Are they a jumbled mess that makes your house look like an abandoned storage facility? Perhaps they are hidden chaos, tucked away neatly ...

Define The Prepper Movement With A Call Action

Back in the day, I was considered somewhat of an activist.  Although normally quiet, unassuming, and nerd-like, I fought for the end of political tyranny, power to the people, and women’s rights in the workplace.  I was a small voice in a big sea of voices, but, to this day, would like to believe I ...

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 ...

You Can’t Eat Gold And Silver

In the event that a major crisis or emergency strikes the United States, you are not going to be able to eat your gold and silver.  If we get into a situation where supermarkets get cleaned out and food supplies get very tight, you are going to wish that you had stored some things away ...

16 Important Rules Of Survival And Preparedness

Having a survival mindset means you are always ready to take on new challenges, right?  Although I fully believe that new challenges are a good thing, it is sometimes downright frustrating to recognize that prep as we do, we are never really ready. Part of the disconnect from being totally prepared is having the knowledge that we ...

Don’t Fly Without These 20 TSA-Approved Items In Your Prepper’s Carry-On Bag

What is a more uncomfortable feeling than relinquishing all of the items that are normally part of your EDC kit? Here’s one: relinquishing those items and boarding a plane to fly across the country. For many preppers, a worst-case scenario for us would be if the SHTF while we were traveling.  If your journey is by car, you ...

33 Brilliant Non-Traditional Preps

Pick up any preparedness book or visit any preparedness website and you are bound to be inundated with ideas for getting yourself ready for an unexpected disruptive event.  After awhile, the eyes begin to glaze over as you realize that you are reading the same thing over and over again. The good news is that if ...

12 Months Of Prepping: Month Twelve

The term “at the twelfth hour” is often used to describe something or someone that is late. But in Month Twelve of 12 Months of Prepping, nothing could be further from the truth.  More to the point, if you have been following along the Backdoor Survival series on 12 Months of Prepping, One Month at ...