This is an extensive topic. I´ve asked constantly about it all these years after we left (it seems to have been many years ago ☹ ) I´ve been abroad to friends and family. Those receiving the devalued national currency are . . .
The reality of privacy is that there is very little, especially online privacy.
I have been finding myself more angry with people promising internet security and privacy in the modern age. At the same time, I am not a person . . .
Matt and I both grew
up in homes where getting the woodstove going and keeping it going
was necessary to stay warm. When my Dad and I lived in the North
Cascades we never used any other type of heat . . .
Hunting makes for better magazine covers.
About 2 years ago I came to the realization that trapping was the superior means of land-based survival food procurement. It was a combination of historical reading and also watching the people who . . .
Matt and I have gone through a lot of boots over the years. Some have been surprisingly high quality for the money while others have disintegrated in 6 months. Our topography and lifestyle are hard on boots. We walk a . . .
Something I have
been thinking about a bit is how easy it is to always be thinking
about the what if. In today’s world that can lead you down a pretty
Like anything that you make part . . .
There is a lot of buzz around freeze drying foods at home. As a primer, be sure to check out the “prequel” on the Pros and Cons of freeze drying here.
Full Disclaimer up Front: One of the major . . .
When it comes to lighters, Zippos, and lighter fuel in general, there is a lot of misinformation to be found on the Internet. Learn about lighters plus the various types of lighter fuels that are available. Hint: there are alternatives to Zippo lighter fuel!
Paracord is amazing stuff. Here is a starter list that includes 44 ways to use paracord for prepping and survival purposes. Can you think of others?
During good times and bad, there may come a time when you need to have something like glue on hand. There are a lot of benefits to making your own glues at home.
Glues can be mixed in small batches . . .
Editors Note: This is an updated and revised edition for 2018.
One of the biggest chores that preppers face is the accumulation of an emergency food supply. Prepping is not a new adventure. Many cultures have lived a prepping lifestyle . . .
When people think of crazy preppers, they often think of underground bunkers, full to the brim with supplies, locked up beneath a Fallout-style hatch. But few of us have, or want bunkers. Why? It’s not exactly something you . . .
Having a lot of glass windows is seen as a plus by a lot of people, however there are risks and issues that can make it harder. Window security film is designed to combat several problems associated with having glass . . .
People often ask where my ideas and where my knowledge comes from. When that happens, I chuckle a bit to myself because just like the person asking, my knowledge comes from a variety of sources: first hand experience, books, online forums and of course, Backdoor Survival readers. Here are some of those tips.
Did you know that you can recharge alkaline batteries? All you need is the right type of alkaline battery charger in order to give new life to your dead batteries. Here some tips to get your started.
I am always leery of any list that starts off with the word “best.” The reason being is that “best” is a subjective term that may or may not apply to the unique situation that we each face. As such . . .
Essential oils offer more than just a pleasant smell. You are probably used to using them for relaxing massages, but, did you know that they can be used as a natural substitute for chemical cleaners and disinfectants as well? Yes . . .
Ten reasons why backyard quail are the perfect food animal for urban dwellers or others where chickens are not allowed. Plus the eggs and meat are delicious!