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Jodie considers herself to be an 'optimistic prepper'. Though she is a strong believer in preparing for the worst, Jodie wants nothing more than to help her neighbors, near and far to avoid these scenarios.

Prepping came about to Jodie through permaculture farming and embracing a simple, frugal lifestyle. Though she cannot claim the title of living from the land entirely, she thoroughly enjoys eating the fruits of her labor, when they come from her back yard!
DIY Miracle Healing Salve

DIY Miracle Healing Salve

Shared over 37,000 times, DIY Miracle Healing Salve is still going strong. If you have not tried it, please do. It is easy and economical to make and it really works. Learn how today!

Best Cheese Presses for Homemade Cheese Making

Best Cheese Presses for Homemade Cheese Making

While soft cheeses do not need to be pressed, or should be pressed only lightly, hard cheeses need to be pressed to expel extra liquid and allow the cheese curds…

Top 5 Best Off-Grid Hot Water Heater in 2022

Top 5 Best Off-Grid Hot Water Heater in 2022

Hot water is definitely a luxury that you miss when you actually have to go without it. As someone that did without running hot water for about 5 years while…

44 Fantastic Uses of Paracord for Prepping and Survival [UPDATE: Now 60+ Ways]

44 Fantastic Uses of Paracord for Prepping and Survival [UPDATE: Now 60+ Ways]

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?

Making a red velvet cake or any cake for that matter

Making a red velvet cake or any cake for that matter

Cakes make people happy. That is simply a truism. I don’t know why but a cake can put a smile on the face of the meanest grump. (Not that you freely associate with grumps, right?) So take a cake, add a birthday and you get a really happy person.

Last week I baked a cake for SurvivalHusband’s birthday: a nice tall, double layer Red Velvet Cake. Was I intimidated at the thought? Nope. (Well maybe the layer cake part since baking in an oblong pan is way more efficient and a lot easier.) And here is why: I always start with a mix. It is easy, it is cheap, and with a few special add-ins, it tastes wonderful.

Today I would like to share with you my Magical Cake Recipe – so easy even a bachelor can make it with perfect results. (No disrespect to you bachelors out there but if you can cook, chances are some lucky gal has already snagged you for her own.)

25 Must Have Items for Your Survival Hygiene Kit

25 Must Have Items for Your Survival Hygiene Kit

During or following a disruptive event, life will be tough enough without having to worry about maintaining health and preventing disease. Why then, do I find the topic of a survival hygiene kit taking a backseat to articles about food, water, bug-out bags and life in the wilderness? Here is a list of must have items to keep me clean, healthy, and looking good.

33 Awesome Uses of Lemon Essential Oil

33 Awesome Uses of Lemon Essential Oil

When someone mentions the word “Lemon”, I immediately think “fresh, clean and pure”.  There is simply something about lemons that evokes an overall feeling of wellness and goodness.  This might…

Cen-Tech 5 in 1 Portable Power Pack Review

Cen-Tech 5 in 1 Portable Power Pack Review

For years, I have referred to Harbor Freight as the world’s best toy store for grown up boys.  Well I have news for you.  Prepper gals also drool over the…

How to Build a Simple Faraday Cage for EMP Survival

How to Build a Simple Faraday Cage for EMP Survival

One of the more serious risks we face is an EMP. Learn how to build a simple Faraday cage and also what to store inside it.

Make an Awesome Cayenne Salve for Pain Relief

Make an Awesome Cayenne Salve for Pain Relief

Learn how to make an awesome cayenne salve for pain relief. Easy to make and inexpensive. Why spend money when you can make it yourself?

Best Books on Fermentation

Best Books on Fermentation

It may sound gross, but fermentation is actually among the safest, healthiest ways to preserve food, before or after SHTF. Whether you’re already a fan, or a beginner just looking…

The Best Gas Masks for Preppers and What to Look For

The Best Gas Masks for Preppers and What to Look For

A gas mask is technically a kind of respirator that focuses on filtering out chemicals and gases. They are a very specific tool, that won’t protect you from everything, and…

Top 14 Best Karambit Knives to Own in 2022

Top 14 Best Karambit Knives to Own in 2022

The Karambit is a style of knife that came into popularity in Indonesia. It is a formidable weapon that was inspired by the claws of tigers. It was popular due…

Should You Eat Roadkill? 8 Important Rules to Consider First

Should You Eat Roadkill? 8 Important Rules to Consider First

Could you and should you eat roadkill? At some time you may need to eat roadkill to survive. Here are 8 important rules to follow to safely eat roadkill.

All of the Ways Underground Bunkers Can Kill You

All of the Ways Underground Bunkers Can Kill You

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…

How to Store Batteries for the Long Term

How to Store Batteries for the Long Term

As preppers, we should probably all know the answer to this question: Can we extend the shelf life of flashlight batteries by refrigerating or freezing them? You might be surprised by the answer.