It seems as though nary a week goes by without someone complaining about the ads on my website or the fact that I'm an Amazon affiliate. The complaints range from courteous all the way to lofty insults. Some people say it's "selling out" and
If you're like me, you're always looking for off-grid ways to cook. I found this great video that shows you how to easily make a brick over in your backyard for just a few dollars.
The term "corporate food" is pretty disturbing if you stop to think about it. Corporations aren't usually known for their strong ethics or for placing people above profit. And yet, somehow, more than 70% of food in America is processed and almo
How many times have you read the fine print on a bill and been shocked to find an unexpected fee listed?
You might have your own first aid kit in case of emergencies, but do you also have one for your beloved Fluffy or Fido? Pet preparedness is one of the most overlooked topics when SHTF.
Hello again readers. I received recent reports that confirm the severe fuel scarcity in my former town is getting conflictive. There are struggles with the national guards and citizenship, and there is at least one person in jail I know of, at the
(Where the US Ranks May Shock You) ...Did you ever wonder which countries are the safest (and the most dangerous) in the world? The Global Peace Index ranks the safety of every nation. Here's how they calculate the rankings:
When I joined several ladies to take a survival course in Croatia back in May, we all brought the gear we felt we would need if a sudden Zombie Apocalypse arose and we had to get back home.
Floods are dangerous natural disasters. People and animals can be swept away and easily drown. Floods can carry bacteria and pollutants great distances. Floods can bust through levees and tear down bridges. Floods can also lead to food shortages when
There were hardly any stores along the Oregon Trail (or the numerous other pioneer trails) where they could pick up provisions. They had to know how to forage their own food and cook meals out of practically nothing.
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
After the past few years we've seen in the United States, it seems to me that the possibility of having to evacuate has become more and more likely.
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
Are you or a family member dealing with inflammation? Are you gluten-free or Celiac? Or do you perhaps want to stock a larger variety of grains in your preps to avoid being too dependent on wheat? Good news! Below I have compiled a list of alternativ
Anyone who lives in certain parts of the country knows the signs of an approaching tornado. The wind is whipping things around and the sky turns an indescribably dark yellow-green color.
If there's one thing I learned in Croatia when I took Selco's Urban Survival Course for Women, it's that survivalism and preparedness are two entirely different animals. If there are two things I've learned, it's that I have mad skills in o
Due to the actual collapse of the Venezuelan grid, I have put together this article, entirely from the survivalist/prepper point of view. I will discuss different types of batteries you can use if the grid goes down, including my favorite, iron-nicke
Within a week of an EMP attack, water will become your greatest need.
...you'll ever do before SHTF
Most of the time, no one actually expects the S to HTF on that particular day.
On March 5, a "cyber event" interrupted grid operations in parts of the western United States, but the hack was just disclosed to the public a few days ago. As of now, officials are not sure who perpetrated the cyber attack.
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
Mankind has been very close to our pets for a reason. They are useful for us, and they had a role in our life when we became homesteaders, and the transition from nomadic, errant foragers to house dwellers occurred. They would thrive from pests like
Years ago, I was reading the book Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs. (Great book that I highly recommend!) The premise of the book is that our future economic woes will be based on the scarcity of oil.
Having dealt with a variety of home security concerns over the years, and having watched videos showing products that are supposed to help secure doors against forced entry efforts such as kick-ins and prying, I was very interested to take a look at
Turning your dream of living on a homestead into a reality is very exciting. Creating a sustainable homesteading survival retreat truly is the best way to prep.
OK people. Time of Revelations has come. Jobless, just with some non-regular income here and there, and my 5 years worth of reserves almost entirely depleted, I am close to the bottom.
A recent power grid failure in New York caused panic and even stoked the fear of an alien invasion. With so many dependent on the electrical power grid, it is important to be prepared for the worst.
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.
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