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20 Unexpected Ways Zip Ties Will Save Your Life in an Emergency

Preparedness |  | Preppers may be known for their beans, bullets, and band-aids, but in a survival situation, they may also want to be known for their vast knowledge of zip-tie uses to get them out of hairy situations. In past articles, we have covered information on how to use common household items like rubber bands, bungee cords, PVC, and tarps to use in an emergency situation. Today, ...Read More »

7 Ways City Prepping Is Different Than Country Prepping

Preparedness |  | I used to have that idyllic country lifestyle that most preppers dream about. Chickens, goats, acreage, a creek running through the backyard, and most of all, seclusion. It was wonderful. I learned so much about raising animals, keeping hungry deer out of my garden, and being self-reliant to a much larger degree. But then life ...Read More »

Trump Signs Ambitious EMP Preparedness Executive Order

Preparedness |  | After years of the government blowing off concerns about an electromagnetic pulse, President Trump has signed an executive order that will put EMP preparedness in the hands of the White House. What’s in the executive order? The Executive Order on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses is a first step toward learning more about how an EMP ...Read More »

How to Feed Your Family When You’re Flat Broke

Preparedness |  | Feeding your family when you’re flat broke isn’t easy but it can be done.  What would you do if you suddenly need to prepare for a lean month ahead on a tight budget? Imagine you only had $400 or so to purchase all food and essentials for your whole family for a month. How would you ...Read More »

How to Get Prepped This Year with Just 5 Tasks a Month

Preparedness |  | Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to make this the year that you get better prepared? If it is, we’ve got you covered. You can easily and inexpensively get prepped by doing just five tasks per month. Take the overwhelm out of prepping. If there’s one thing you can say about prepping, it’s that ...Read More »

How to Make Easy Homemade Pasta (No Eggs)

Preparedness |  | Easy homemade pasta can be yours – and very inexpensively!  This can be a fun family project if you have kids, too.  And the taste?  There is absolutely no comparison to that dry stuff in the box! Our recipe is egg-free because one of my daughters was allergic to eggs when she was younger. I ...Read More »

Make 2019 the Year You Learn Stuff

Preparedness |  | Instead of coming up with all sorts of intense resolutions that will totally change everything (until you stop doing them in a week or so) what if you did something different this year? What if you vowed to make 2019 the year that you learn stuff? Now, before you roll your eyes and say, “That’s ...Read More »

The 10 Daily Habits of Prepared People

Preparedness |  | For some people, preparedness is about the big things: the well-stocked retreat home, buying yet another firearm, or getting a super-fancy generator. While these things can certainly be classified as preparedness endeavors, it isn’t the expensive and dramatic gestures that make us truly prepared people. The way prepared people spend their time before an emergency is the real key ...Read More »

How to Feed a Family for a Month from Your Stockpile

Preparedness |  | There are all sorts of situations that can have you eating from your stockpile for a month or so.  Maybe you have an unexpected expense that means a weekly trip to the store is out of the question. Maybe there’s a problem with the local transportation and deliveries aren’t making it to your area. Maybe ...Read More »

Is Sociopathy An Advantage Or Disadvantage In Survival?

Preparedness |  | (Alt-Market) Have you ever met someone face-to-face that seemed relatively normal at first, but after a short time they began to reveal odd and disturbing character traits? They showed an inability to laugh at their own mistakes and only laughed at other people’s expense? They had an obsessive need to tear down the legitimate accomplishments ...Read More »

What Will YOU Be Like When the SHTF?

Preparedness |  | Did you ever wonder, deep down in that secret place where you question yourself, how you would behave in an all-out SHTF catastrophe? Would you take charge like some kind of superhero? Would you hide the entire time, terrified of being discovered? Would you actually be able to put into practice all the skills you’ve ...Read More »

Why Understanding the Brutal Reality of the SHTF Could Save Your Life

Preparedness |  | There’s something incredibly important for your survival that a lot of folks aren’t doing. I’ve written before about overriding your body’s natural urge to freeze in panic when something terrible happens, but there’s an additional step you must take. You need to know the horrible truth about the SHTF. The ugly, brutal truth. Because as ...Read More »

A Reality Check for Those Who Plan to Start Prepper Homestead AFTER the SHTF

Preparedness |  | Lots of preppers are convinced that they’re going to “live off the land” should the world as we know it come tumbling down around our ears. Seed banks are stockpiled, books are purchased, and people are confident that they’ll be able to outlive everyone else based on the sweat of their inexperienced brows. But this may ...Read More »

DIY Emergency Lights From Solar Yard Lights

Preparedness |  | When it comes to emergency lighting, flashlights and lanterns rule.  The problem, however, is that they require a power source, be it batteries, propane, or some other type of fuel.  There are candles, of course, but candles do eventually burn out, plus, in some environments and especially around children, candles can represent a safety hazard. ...Read More »

How to Survive an Earthquake

Preparedness |  | If you were caught up in the midst of a massive earthquake – the kind that takes down buildings and buckles roads – would you know what to do? I’m not talking about a minor temblor that shakes a glass off the counter and sends it to shatter on the floor. I’m talking about The ...Read More »

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