Tag Archives: preparedness

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 ...

12 Months Of Prepping: Month Eleven

As we enter month eleven of 12 Months of Prepping, it might be easy to become complacent and  decide to set aside this month’s preparedness tasks until some other, more convenient, time.  After all, if you are following along in accordance with the calendar year, there are family gatherings and holiday preps to attend to. Please ...

Will You Survive The Coming Economic Collase And Martial Law?

Your bank account is gone along with your 401k, pension and job. All hell has broken loose. THERE WILL BE ROUNDUPS. PEOPLE WILL STARVE AND BECOME VICTIMS OF THE ENSUING VIOLENCE. The country will be under martial law. Nobody is safe including law enforcement. What will you do? Have you prepared? Do you have the mental ...

Are You Guilty Of These Prepper Mistakes?

Webster defines an expert as a person “who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area”  That being said, when it comes to preparedness, is anyone ever really an expert? Let’s be realistic. Every prepper, myself included, was a novice at one time or another.  Along our journey, we have consulted ...

“Pure Arctic Outbreak”: Staying Warm During The Polar Vortex

If you turn on the news or look at any type of social media today, the theme of the day is….Brrrrr…. That’s because most of the United States is getting hit with the first storm of the winter – and it’s a doozy.  Mac Slavo wrote about the impending deep freeze on SHTFplan: Leading physics professor Michio Kaku, ...

45 More Signs That You Might Be One Of Those Crazy Preppers

A while back, I wrote an article called “30 Signs That You’re One of Those Crazy Preppers.”  Lots of readers got into the spirit of things, since it was pretty darned relatable. We all know these are actually signs of sanity, but we’re used to being misunderstood by the unprepared and sometimes it’s fun to have ...

Propane For Preppers – Part Four

In the series Propane for Preppers, you have learned about filling one-pound propane cylinders. But what about refilling 20 pound tanks from, for example, the large tank you lease from the propane company? In this article, you will learn about refilling those 20-pounders and also, how to safely store any size propane cylinder for the long term.  ...

16 Tips For Coping Without Running Water

Every prepper worth their salt stores water and lots of it.  Not only that, they store one, two, three or more ways to purify water.  That is all well and good because you never know when a disaster or other disruptive event may occur and those water resources will be called upon for drinking, cleaning, ...

How To Create A Safe Room In Your House Or Apartment

The homes of many rich, famous people have a secret hidden within them.  Somewhere, in the depths of the home, is a secure room to which the residents can retreat in the event of a home invasion or violent intruder.  A safe room was carved into the original house plan, and many of these are ...

16 Food Storage Tips For The Space Challenged Prepper

One of the more common prepper challenges is finding room for stored food and water.  Lucky you if you have a large home with a basement or cellar – you have plenty of space at just the right temperature.  But the rest of us?  Not so much.  Many people live in apartments, condos, mobile homes, ...

Six Preparedness Tips For The Mobility Challenged

If you have ever had an injury that limited your mobility, you will understand why knowing how to deal with mobility challenges following a disaster is important.  A sprained ankle, a broken leg, a fractured arm; all of these can severely restrict your ability to dig your way out of or evacuate in the aftermath ...

101 Low Cost Items To Barter When The SHTF

I would be preaching the choir if I told you that it is wise to gather extra supplies that you can use for bartering in a post-collapse world.  The issue for many, however, is that their budget allows no room for extras.  Finding funds for long term personal preps, let alone daily needs can be ...

12 Months Of Prepping: Month Ten

As I do each month, I would like to begin month ten with a little pep-talk on preparedness.  We all know that power outages, wildfires, storms, floods, and other disasters can happen anywhere at anytime.  Although first responders do their best when it comes to mobilizes their resources to assist victims, if the disaster is ...

Forget Doom And Gloom: Preparedness Is The Ultimate Act Of Optimism

Does this sound familiar? You’re talking to a friend or family member who isn’t on board with preparedness.  (And it’s even worse when they think they know what’s going on in the world but garner their so-called “information” from network news sources.)  You try for the millionth time to get them to consider stocking up on ...