Prepping tip: Tape a military style can opener to your freeze dried foods to ensure you have a way to open them up in an emergency. Can openers break and in an emergency you might not be able to find one.
Fight or flight? It's a basic instinct for both man and animal: the instant a being realizes that danger is imminent, there is a "flight "or "fight"; decision to make. It's an acute stress response. In the world of prepping, fighting is "bugging in" and fleeing is "bugging out." Read more about the flight or fight response.
Help your kids survive the day! Your kids can't survive an emergency or full blown apocalypse if they don't survive their way to and from school. Help kids survive the day with these traffic safety tips for kids.
Shocking prepper technique: It's shocking to think that some preppers plan to purify their water with Pool Shock. Pool Shock is not for prepping and here's why...
It was just a cut. Sepsis is making headlines again, yet people tend to overlook the danger. Sepsis kills more people than cancer in the United States annually ~ it's more common than a heart attack, and yet most have hardly ever heard of it. You can prevent Sepsis by understanding the warning signs.
How will you clean without running water? Whether it's camping, living a rustic off-grid life or getting through an emergency, water is vital and you must conserve. Learn how clean without running water!
Survival spotlight. Green Beret combat veteran and Retired Captain in the U.S. Army Special Forces Survival expert Mykel Hawke, has a new book coming out. Foraging for Survival, promises to provide practical field advice, and is available for preorder.
Prepper's home defense: From barbed wire and boobytraps to barricades and bull dogs, bomb shelters and bunkers ~ there's lots you can do to prevent the marauders and gangs that will appear in extreme crisis. Here's how to fortify your home before crisis.
Gain a spark of knowledge on Ferro rods. Think of a ferrocerium rod as a waterproof emergency match, only better! Here's How to use a Ferro Rod.
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Prepper Toilets. What's your plan when the stuff hits the fan? If your #1 place to go #2 isn't available because the toilets won't flush you need a backup option. Read about your Prepper Toilet Options.
A wool blanket should be part of your preps! Wool helps you stay warm even when wet. Use a wool blanket to make a shelter or improvise a cape or a poncho.
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How much water should you have for an emergency? A family of four needs 270 gallons of water for a three month supply, according to Utah State University. That's entirely too many bottles of water to have in storage, which is why you need to look at all your options for emergency water storage. How to buy large water tanks. Large water storage tanks provide the answer to your family's emergency water needs as a secondary source to the municipal water supply. No matter where you live, having a secondary supply of water is important.
How to buy large water tanks. Large water storage tanks provide the answer to your family's emergency water needs as a secondary source to the municipal water supply. No matter where you live, having a secondary supply of water is important. You can have large water tanks delivered! Here's what to know about large water tanks.
Home, sweet homestead. For those still dreaming of owning a homestead, it's good to know that you really can buy land for next to nothing to get your homestead started.
Shopping thrift shops for prepping books? Prepping books are hard to come by at garage sales and thrift shops, but you can shop Amazon for used prepping and survival books and save money. Here are Ten Prepping books to buy used on Amazon.
How to pick a prepper's sleeping bag. Sleep tight knowing you've picked the right sleeping bag for bugging out or camping. Here's everything you need to know about how to pick a prepper's sleeping bag.
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A Wool blanket is a survival tool. Be sure to have a wool blanket in your survival kit. A wool blanket can provide added warmth to your sleeping bag, or serve as emergency shelter from rain. Use a wool blanket as ground cover, help shock victims and more.
Develop a Food Rationing Strategy. No matter how much food and water you stockpile, and no matter how robust your garden is growing, there's one thing that's for sure ~ eventually your food supply will run out. When food is scarce, have a plan for rationing the last of the food (and an ethical plan if possible).
Gluten-free food storage is possible. If someone you love has Celiac's Disease, prepare now to stockpile these gluten-free emergency foods.
Go beyond beans and rice! Imagine if you had to eat rice and beans for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Life would be pretty bland, but you'd survive. Once you have enough, go beyond rice and beans in your food storage to not only survive, but thrive! Here's our top ten foods to stockpile beyond rice and beans.
Are you worth your weight in salt? Salt was something ancients killed for, traded around, and valued as much as gold. Stockpiling salt for survival.
Emergency water pouches. What's the deal with those emergency drinking water pouches in survival kits? Are emergency water pouches worth the price?
The silent war with Russia: The Russians are going after the U.S. infrastructure to control our water, our food, our electricity, our transportation, our banking and more. Get wise on the Russian Federation cold war that's already started.