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The Easy Way To Start A Wood Fire

Preparedness |  | Fire, and all it represents, is one of the building blocks of survival along with food, water, and shelter.  Fire will cook the food, purify the water, and heat the shelter.  For that reason, it should come as no surprise that fire starting tools and paraphernalia are one of the first things newbie preppers acquire ...Read More »

Survival Basics: Water And Water Storage

Preparedness |  | 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 ...Read More »

The Reader’s Choice Library: Prepper Fiction You’ve Gotta Read

Preparedness |  | A while back, I asked you to tell me your favorite non-fiction prepping books. (Here’s the list of books that were recommended for the Reader’s Choice Survival and Preparedness Library.) But since life can still be productive with a little entertainment, some readers also recommended prepper fiction that they had learned from. The Reader’s Choice Prepper ...Read More »

Grid Down: How to Get Water From Your Well When There is No Power

Preparedness |  | One of the problems faced with an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) is that your well will not be pumping water into your home.  For those living in urban areas and are relying on municipal water, your water could also be short-lived and it’s important to have a backup plan. Well water is a different matter entirely because it is your well ...Read More »

8 Prepper Hacks For Cleaning Without Running Water

Preparedness |  | That magic moment when you go to wash your hands….and nothing comes out of the tap. Late on Friday evening – you know, too late to reach the local repair guy – that was the scenario at our rented farm. Nary a drop was coming from our faucets. For the past couple of months, I ...Read More »

The Top 50 Non-Food Stockpile Necessities

Preparedness |  | Be honest. When you think about a stockpile, the first thing that comes to mind is food, right? Preppers are well-known for having a stash of long-term food to sustain them through anything from a winter storm that leaves them stranded for a week to the end of the world, but there’s a lot more ...Read More »

Moscow Prepares For Nuclear War: “Stock Your Bunkers With Water And Foodstuffs”

Preparedness |  | By Mac Slavo, SHTFplan |  The United States and Russia have been engaged in a war of words over military intervention in Syria, with both countries now mobilizing their armed forces in preparation for conflict. Though the U.S. public doesn’t appear to consider the developing situation in the region as a serious threat, the citizens ...Read More »

A Quick-Start Guide For New Preppers Who Want To Be Ready RIGHT NOW

Preparedness |  | When you first start prepping you want everything RIGHT NOW. You look around your home and see nothing but shortcomings. You don’t have enough food, you don’t have a woodstove, you have no secondary water source…that’s it. You and your family are doomed. You feel a panicked urgency because you’ve learned just enough to know ...Read More »

Making a Homestead Evacuation Plan

Preparedness |  | With wildfire season approaching in California, my thoughts are with my many friends there who have small farms. Even if you don’t live in a wildfire zone, if you raise livestock, you need to have a homestead evacuation plan.  Any place can have a barn fire, a chemical spill, or other environmental emergencies. I’ve written quite ...Read More »

Survival Condos: A Tour of Bunkers for Rich People in the Middle of Kansas

Preparedness |  | It’s time for another episode of Doomsday Bunkers of the Rich and Famous. You can find the last article about a doomsday neighborhood in Germany right here. This time, we’ll travel a bit closer to home – right in the middle of…Kansas. In the small town of Glasco, Kansas, population 473, lies the ultimate in luxury bunker ...Read More »

How To Build Your Own Perfect Bug Out Bag

Preparedness |  | For years, my bug out bag has languished in a closet, stuffed to the gills with the gear that I “thought” I might need if forced to flee my home following a disruptive event.  My bag, as precious as it was, weighed over 40 pounds and the zippers were to the point of bursting.  It ...Read More »

How To Create A Safe Room In Your House Or Apartment

Preparedness |  | 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 ...Read More »

33 Brilliant Non-Traditional Preps

Preparedness |  | 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 ...Read More »

The Conundrum Of Bugging Out And What To Do About It

Preparedness |  | Over the past five years, I have seen the concept of bugging out escalate to the realm of ridiculousness.  Much of this, in my opinion, has come from the commercialization of bug out bags, the glamorization of bug-out preps in the media and within entertainment circles, and, quite simply, blogging sites that promote bug out ...Read More »

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

Preparedness |  | 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 ...Read More »

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