To be prepared means that you are learning to be self-reliant, and you are willing to take responsibility for whatever danger that comes your way. To achieve this goal, all preppers should consider having a rangefinder.
In permaculture, it is often thought that 'planting your water' is the first step to success.
Through the media, we have gotten a picture of scavengers, so there are movies and book about guys who ride motorcycles while wearing helmets with horns. These guys are looting and scavenging after the SHTF. And then, in this fantasy, there are good
The best goats for off-grid living are not only great weed eaters, but also hardy enough to survive on low-quality brush and rugged terrain while still producing quality meat and ample milk.
(Plus 10 Signs To Look For When It's Spoiled)
Have you ever heard of Earth Overshoot Day? No? Neither had I. It's the day each year that we use up the resources that can be renewed within that year. This year, it was on August 1st, so for the rest of the year, we're living on borrowed resour
You can't overestimate the value of skills in a barter economy like the one in Venezuela. Those with skills survive, and those without are suffering terribly.
Anyone with a price book will agree that the cost of nearly everything has been steadily going up. Unfortunately, wages are not increasing at the same rate. And to quote Bachman-Turner Overdrive, you ain't seen nothin' yet. There are three events
The power grid in the US is old and tenuous, and with the current "heat dome" that has settled over the southwestern part of the country, the risk of demand outstripping supply is very real. High-temperature records were set in several states yes
By now, you've probably read about the duck boat tragedy in Branson, Missouri. Whenever I hear about events like this, I analyze the situation to think about what might have altered the outcome for the better. After a tragedy, there is always at l
Sometimes people think that a summer power outage is easier to deal with than a winter one. After all, in the summer, you don't have to worry about freezing to death, which is a very real threat during a long-lasting winter outage.
Having overcome a few personal incidents that rocked the boat these last few weeks, I want to write now about one of the most important experiences regarding the psychological aspect of prepping. Looking back as a Venezuelan prepper, there are things
In preparation for an emergency situation in the medical realm, there are some fairly inexpensive OTC items that could potentially save your life during an SHTF situation. Now I am NOT a doctor, and I don't play one on TV. I'm just a mom who has
--an Airstream trailer and homeschooling their three children as they travel
Many people mistake tiny homes for delicate structures that provide a minimal amount of space for simple living. But these modern tiny homes are proving that they can be just as resilient as any traditional home twice their size. Check out eight tiny
The importance of knowing how to build simple machines in the event of a collapse cannot be overlooked. This applies to far more than just machine tools. How do you build a horse-drawn wagon, agricultural machinery, a steam engine, and tens of thousa
(Natural News) While there are differences between homesteading and prepping, both lifestyles emphasize self-sufficiency.
A growing number of homeschooling families are members of the preparedness community and vice versa. Some families choose home education and are introduced to emergency preparedness and homesteading concepts by others in their local homeschool groups
Preppers and Spam go together like peas and carrots, right? Well, for some preppers, anyway. And if you're one of them, you need to go check your stockpile right now.
(Natural News) When SHTF, you'll need a steady source of food and potable water. Food is easy to stockpile, especially if you're familiar with the basics of short- and long-term food storage.
Michael Eliot (Founder of Ventive Floathouse) on private cities through seasteading using the modular floathouse concept - Tom DeWeese (President of the American Policy Center) on private property rights in today's world, free enterprise, Red Pill Ex
If you're struggling to do business or just live under your country's administration, a movement of philanthropists, academics and investors is working on a very sci-fi alternative.
Istanbul-based SO? Architecture & Ideas recently installed this interesting little prefabricated cabin near the Turkish/Greek border. Configured to run off-the-grid, the aptly-named Cabin on the Border can also be opened up to the outside with a larg
This article is about how to gather existing knowledge and information for use after TEOTWAWKI. Basically, search Wikipedia.org for the basic articles on the six categories listed below, download the PDF of each related page, and check the footnotes
As a prepper and avid reader of post-apocalyptic fiction like One Second After, Alas Babylon, and Going Home, an EMP has long been on my mind as one of the most catastrophic threats we could face.
Van life, solar power, open-road adventure and sustainable wood ... what more could a fun-seeking millennial want? Maybe a table piled high with avocado toast and an integrated selfie cam with live streaming, but they'll have to figure that out on th
If you've been in the prepper world for long, you've probably read some horrifying books about what can happen after a disaster called an EMP. And if you've done that, you know you need to protect vulnerable electronics. Today, we'll talk ab
Hollywood industry, fiction survival books and our imagination over the many years kinda taught us to expect big things and to think in big terms when SHTF.
In the role of Information Specialist of a prepper group you may or may not also be the Communications Specialist (radio operator) of the group. Either way, you will likely have input as to the tools and information should be gathered for emergency c
Every day, we make a million small decisions. What we'll eat for lunch, who to ask a question at the office, which route to take home, whether we should pick up takeout or cook dinner, if we want to take a walk, who will drive the kids to practice,