After many years of teaching survival courses, I never know what kind of students I might get on course. But just like most of the people around, I also fall into the trap of feeling like, "Oh, I know how this person will perform" after reading t
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 wood stove, you have no secondary water source…that's it. You and your famil
If you're like me, Plan A is hunkering down and waiting out a disaster or bad situation. You want to be home where you're comfortable, where you know the territory, where all your supplies are stored. The last thing in the world you want to do is
Living off grid is not illegal in any of the 50 states – at least not technically.
This week, the self-reliance report is about the resources and strategies I've used for setting up a prepper's homestead quickly and inexpensively. A lot of research went into swapping environments - I moved from a low country rather dry farm
Have you ever wanted to go off the grid? Are you wondering if it's the right thing to do for you and your family? Many ponder this idea and the implications, so if you're one of those, here are three things you should take into consideration befo
When you travel by air, you're at the mercy of a lot of things. The TSA, some of whom appear to take glee in disrupting your carefully packed bag. The schedule of the planes, where one delay leads to another. The high prices at the
The intention of this article is to provide a valid approach to some special considerations we may have for long term use of our gear that arose when I was advising someone about using power tools.
If disaster was a human named SHTF, it would be that person who takes delight in dropping by unannounced and seeing you at your worst: still in your PJs, out of coffee, and taken utterly by surprise.
When a disaster strikes unexpectedly, there's nearly always some kind of monkey wrench that causes your well-thought-out prepper plans to work less effectively than expected. When describing the situation, the person says sheepishly, "Normally w
A respirator mask is a prep that is potentially lifesaving, doesn't cost a lot of money, and is oft-overlooked in the prepper world. Some folks like to invest in gas masks (which, of course, are irreplaceable during certain types of disasters) or t
(Natural News) Through the years, dogs have constantly proven why they deserve to be called "man's best friend." They're affectionate, dependable, protective, and smart, making them the perfect companion to have when SHTF. (h/t to ThePrepping
Long before the Rural Electrification Administration started bringing power to rural folks who hadn't been reached by big corporate power companies, farmers and people living away from profitable to operate transmission lines were stuck without the
(Natural News) Foraging for food during an emergency situation is quite different from when you're just leisurely hiking. When it comes to food -- especially the ones that you'll need to eat to survive -- you have to make sure that you have the
Is your house like an unfortunate cross between Doomsday Preppers and Hoarders?
Want an inexpensive method for emergency lighting that you can make with the kids? Make a Crisco candle! (But be sure to do it safely!)
Bob Anderson (local libertarian activist; off-grid living) in studio on geodesic domes, living off-grid/power generation/solar/generator/wind; Aquaponics; living as a prepper; future technology; electronics; bitcoin,etc..
They say preppers should wear tin foil hats. However, preppers may be the only people that survives what is coming. There is too much going on for their not to be some future disruption of services and today that would probably mean war. What will yo
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?
This article will discuss some of the most common sun exposure and sunscreen myths. We'll get into how sun protection applies in particularly important ways for preppers and homesteaders. We'll also talk about tips for preventing sunscreen, and s
Selco's Guide to What You Should REALLY Store for Trade and Barter Discussions about trade and usage of trade are great because sooner or later when SHTF, you'll find yourself in a situation to be involved in a trade.
(Natural News) Have you ever considered using an alternate power source for your homestead?
The lack of power is getting increasingly common in my home country. Those without a good battery pack and solar panels to charge it are going to be powerless. The norm of the rationing now in Venezuela is just like the 4 hours a day of power in Cuba
I have mentioned in several opportunities what I could have done better, given the chance. Here some of my afterthoughts about it. As good as your plan may be, you may have to leave it all behind. You must plan to be mobile
Coconut oil is a shelf stable product that really does it all. This pantry item can be used (nutritiously) in place of butter, shortening, and cooking oil, and then pressed into duty as a health and beauty aid.
Let's talk about poverty. I don't mean the kind you're talking about when your friends invite you to go shopping or for a night out and you say, "No, I can't. I'm poor right now."
Have you ever wondered what the real expiration dates are for your pantry food? Have you ever wondered whether your food was safe to eat past the "expiration date?"
It seems that as situation everywhere (political, economic, interracial…) gets more and more heated we have more and more people in the survival community that can be separated into several groups.
Have you ever waited too long to prepare for an emergency and then you get to the store and the supplies you need are gone? The shelves are nearly bare because a horde of other locals got there first? If you need to get some last-minute emergency sup
There is a saying that death is so close to every and each one of us in every moment, so close that actually, it breathes down back of our neck, and I kinda believe that. Still, we are so unaware of its face, and we are so reluctant to see it, both i