Bloom Where You’re Planted: Prepping To Survive Where You Are Right Now

Have you ever heard anyone utter some variation of one of these comments? “I’m going to start prepping as soon as I can move.” “I can’t prepare because I live in a tiny apartment.” “Well, once we are able to get moved to our farm in two years I’ll start prepping hardcore.” “I’m saving the

What To Look For When Shopping For Food Storage

With all of the varying complexities of food storage and food storage companies, it may be difficult to sort through and prioritize what is important and what is not.  I don’t know about you but with the dizzying array of things to take into consideration, you just might want to throw you hands up in

15 Down To Earth Tips For Surviving A Riot

By: Dan F. Sullivan | Survival Sullivan – Riots have literally plagued the United States lately and… there’s nothing preventing us from thinking that things are going to get worse. See, riots are like wildfire; they happen out of the blue, can be lethal and they affect large areas and people. The Ferguson unrest that started in

Finding Your Way Back Home Without A Map And Compass

When it comes to getting out of dodge, my hope is that I will never have to bug out. Ever. On the flip side of things, I also hope that I will never have to find my way back home following a major disruptive event.  Realistically, however, turning a blind eye to the realities of

Smart Survival: This is How You Find Water When There Is None To Be Found (VIDEOS)

Three weeks without food is survivable, but three days without water will kill you. With water being one of your main survival priorities, you want to know multiple ways of procuring this vital resource in an emergency situation. There are hidden water sources in your home, as well as in the wild. Knowing how to fine

Survival Nutrition 101: What Is Bio-Availability?

As someone who has stored a lot of food for long term emergencies, I can easily recognize the temptation to load up on simple to prepared packaged foods.  Many of these food items are highly processed and loaded with chemical preservatives to extend their longevity, past due dates notwithstanding. All you need to do is

What’s Missing From Your Survival Cache Could Be Your Greatest Mistake (VIDEO)

Each of us has every intention of ensuring our family has what it needs to survive and thrive. Part of your disaster mitigation plan should be planning for the possibility of having to evacuate from your bug out location and living off of stored rations from survival caches. Let’s be very real here and consider events that could cause

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

When disaster seems imminent, there’s one vital decision that preppers have to make: bug in or bug out?  The lyrics from the chorus of a song by The Clash sums it up – you’ve got trouble either way,  but one way will be worse than the other. Because this song is now stuck in my

How To Homestead When You Rent Part Five

Homesteaders wear coats of many colors these days.  Beyond the traditional land owner working their spread, there are homesteaders that live in cities, suburbia, condos, and apartments.  Many rent their homes and do not own them. In their own way, each homesteader does what he or she can.  They “homestead in place” and make the

10 Ways Hiking Can Help You Be Better Prepared

As the weather continues to improve, my daily hikes get longer.  I am so blessed to live in an area with miles of hiking trails, many just a few footsteps outside my front door.  Even if that were not the case, hiking is something I adore so rain or shine, I am out there with

Case Study In Collapse Propaganda: Venezuela Is Now Rationing Electricity

Denial might be a river in Venezuela. For the past year, the government has been trying to sugar coat the economic demise of the country, and they’re continuing the propaganda with the new electricity rationing program that they’ve instituted. If you think it’s because of the socialist government’s financial collapse, you’re being ridiculous. It’s because

Survival Medicine: New Wound-Closure Method That Could Replace Stitches (VIDEO)

In a world without medical facilities, open wounds can invite serious, life threatening infections. To the untrained eye, it could cause death. For thousands of years, stitches have long been a part of closing wounded tissues. One of the main concerns with this archaic method is air can inadvertently become trapped inside a stitched wound and cause further

Civil Unrest And Riots: Why You MUST Be Armed To Be Truly Prepared (VIDEO)

If the scene in Baltimore, Maryland this week gives you a sense of deja vu, flashing back to the fall when Ferguson, Missouri was under siege, then this should be telling you something. There’s a distinct pattern when society breaks down, and as our society becomes more desperate, poverty-stricken, and lacking of moral compass, this

Cover The Basics: 8 Prepper Tools To Get You Through A Disaster

Many of us made the stark realization of just how dependent we are on our modern conveniences quickly following a disaster. It seems that only when the lights go out and the stove won’t turn on, or the air conditioner doesn’t cool down the house do we even think about being more prepared for these setbacks. The

One Last Look At The Real Economy Before It Implodes - Part 6 - Solutions

All problems, all crises, have at least one solution, if not many solutions. There is no such thing as an unwinnable scenario. Some may not be smart enough or courageous enough to see it, but the solution is always there, waiting to be discovered. The only fight that cannot be won is the fight in

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