Tag Archives: preparedness

Economic Warfare Plays Out Between East And West

The Ukrainian issue is more than just a grasp for resources – it’s quickly becoming a tipping point where countries are drawing lines in the sand. Rather than battling this out the archaic way with military action, many countries, including the U.S. are using economic warfare as a new weapon to gain traction. Senator McCain suggests that ...

14 Common Food Storage Mistakes

Waste is not in my vocabulary.  Even before it was considered environmentally responsible to recycle, I would snatch paper out of the trash and re-use the back side before sending it off to the trash bin.  The same thing applied to food.  I simply hated to waste those bits and scraps of leftovers and eventually ...

12 Months Of Prepping: Month Three

Regardless of the time of year, the task of successfully preparing our home and families for an unexpected emergency is ongoing and does not end just because the calendar says it’s springtime, a holiday, or some other special day or event. Over and over, we learn of natural disasters that strike out of the blue, putting many ...

16 Signs That Most Americans Are NOT PREPARED For The Coming Economic Collapse

Sometimes I think that I sound like a broken record.  I am constantly using phrases such as "get prepared while you still can" and "time is running out".  In fact, I use them so often that people are starting to criticize me for it.  But the truth is that only a small percentage of people ...

60 Emergency Supplies You Can Buy For A Buck

Tax day is right around the corner and after agonizing over the tax preparation process, I have filed my return and don’t have to worry about it for another year.  The bad news is that I had to make a donation to our government to cover the taxes due.  The good news is that the ...

He Who Hesitates Is Lost: The Psychology Of Survival

In a worst-case scenario, hesitation kills. No one wants to accept that something horrible has happened.  The human brain is configured in a way that it is in our very nature to deny that something outside our normal paradigm has occurred. This is called cognitive dissonance.  “Cognitive dissonance is the feeling of discomfort when simultaneously holding two ...

11 Steps Toward Being Ordinary

Blending in has a lot going for it, for as nice as it is to be known for your uniqueness, when it comes to prepping, less is more and being ordinary rocks.  Said another way, looking and acting the same as everyone else allows you to go unnoticed as you gather supplies and spend time ...

Let There Be Light: The Importance Of Illumination In Your Preps

How important is light?  Well, in the Bible, on the first day, the very first thing God created was light. This signifies exactly how vital a role illumination plays in any situation. Any person who has ever moved from the city to the country can agree, there is no darkness quite like that of being in ...

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 ...

Special Report: How To Survive A Mudslide

As some of you know, I live in Washington State, not far as the crow flies from the recent mudslides that have claimed many lives.  Rescue personnel are still digging through the rubble to find victims and as of this moment 125 souls are still unaccounted for. One of the reasons we prepare is so that ...

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 ...

Take These Steps Today To Survive An International Crisis

With the Crimea referendum passed and Russia ready to annex the region, the United States and the European Union have threatened sanctions. The full extent of these sanctions is not yet known, and announcements are pending for the end of March. If these measures are concrete, they will of course be followed inevitably by economic ...

Fast Track Tip #6: Test Your Survival Skills With A Grid-Down Weekend

When it comes to family preparedness, it is easy to take stock of your food, water, gear and skills and be smug in the knowledge that you are ready for whatever Mother Nature throws your way.  But, as a well-prepared Backdoor Survival reader shared in 5 Days with No Power – When the Ice Hits ...

Preparing For Economic Instability: Six Ways To Ready Yourself For The Inevitable

For several years now, many economic forecasters and trenders have warned the general public of a looming economic collapse – all we needed was a catalyst as a kick start. It seems that this year’s active winter season coupled with the west coast’s extreme droughts could be the straw that will break the camel’s back. According ...

12 Months Of Prepping: Month Two

In the course of my travels, I am often asked about Backdoor Survival.  The most common question is “What is the website about?”.  The answer is always the same:  Backdoor Survival is lifestyle website that shares tips, tools and information for creating a preparedness lifestyle.  This usually leads to the next question:  “Why prepare?” The answer to that ...

Building Your SHTF Gunshot Survival Kit

The purpose of survival culture is to assess and address probabilities and uncertainties, and of course, prepare accordingly.  We view assumption as the greatest Achilles Heal of humanity, and disdain attitudes of complacency, apathy, and general stupidity.  For us, wide eyed and naïve ignorance is a fatal disease; one that gestates during the best of ...

Fun: It’s Not The F-Word

The state of the world is dire.  Our economy is collapsing, the government urinates all over the Constitution, and the United Nations is using Agenda 21 to advance their goal of taking over every natural resource on the planet, including personal property. Given the situation, the outlook is grim. But still, I sit down with my family ...

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