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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!
7 Best Essential Oils for Plantar Fasciitis

7 Best Essential Oils for Plantar Fasciitis

How many hours a day do you spend on your feet? Four, six, eight hours? If you spend a good chunk of the day standing, then you are probably used…

19 Best Self Defense Keychains You Should Know About

19 Best Self Defense Keychains You Should Know About

I hear from people all the time that are concerned about self-defense. While it is always easy to suggest that people get a concealed carry permit and keep a gun,…

Black Friday Weekend and Cyber Monday Deals for Prepping & Survival – Camping, Food Storage, and More!

Black Friday Weekend and Cyber Monday Deals for Prepping & Survival – Camping, Food Storage, and More!

Looking to find the best deals on survival gear and supplies on Black Friday / Cyber Monday and throughout the holiday season? You have come to the right place! This…

Best Wool Blankets for Survival and Emergencies

Best Wool Blankets for Survival and Emergencies

A good wool blanket is hard to beat in an emergency situation. They are also very nice to have during the cool months and evenings. At night, they can actually…

Survival Basics: 16 Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home

Survival Basics: 16 Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home

Water shortages caused by wonky weather patterns make finding ways to maximize the water we do have critical. In this article, learn 16 ways to conserve water in your home now so that the prudent use of water becomes habit. Your survival depends on it!

Ten Tips That Will Guarantee You Have Food if SHTF

Ten Tips That Will Guarantee You Have Food if SHTF

Some of the most popular web articles on emergency preparedness have to do with food. This is also a widely discussed topic in print and on forums. And it is no wonder. In today’s society eating is no longer just for sustenance. It is a social form, a source of family bonding and togetherness and for many, a hobby. And, with rising costs, it is a significant part of almost everyone’s household budget.

Today I would like to share ten tips for securing your food supply so that in the event of a natural disaster, a terrorist attack, or civil disobedience on a massive scale, you will be able to eat and to thrive – no matter what.

Citronella Essential Oil Benefits for the Outdoors

Citronella Essential Oil Benefits for the Outdoors

Disclaimer: The article below is not by a medical professional. Any health concerns you have you need to address with your doctor. Backdoor Survival is not responsible for how you…

How to Have a DIY Body Detox at Home

How to Have a DIY Body Detox at Home

Detox has been a buzzword for many years, and during that time, we have been offered a growing number of techniques and opportunities to safely and effectively detox the body….

How to Grow Potatoes in a Bucket

How to Grow Potatoes in a Bucket

Potatoes are an excellent source of food for a prepper garden. Nutritionally, a large potato has 280 calories and 63 grams of carbohydrate and seven grams of protein. Root vegetables…

An Open Letter to the Reluctant Prepper

An Open Letter to the Reluctant Prepper

Becoming prepared can be a lonely journey.  Family members scoff and friends roll their eyes and shy away, thinking you have joined the tin foil hat society. You want to…

Survival Friday: DIY Hardtack for Those Really Hard Times

Survival Friday: DIY Hardtack for Those Really Hard Times

One of the dilemmas we face in a long term SHTF situation is the lack of food. For that reason, many of us stockpile grains. Grains have a long shelf life, are nutritious and will keep us going when fresh food is not available. In an ideal world, we will mill our grains and bake up homemade bread in our cast iron pots that are cozied up the campfire.

Sounds good and even a bit romantic. Alas, although wheat and other grains can be milled into flour, yeast is a bit less hardy and after a few years, my not be viable. So what are the alternatives. There is sourdough of course. And then there is hardtack, a cracker like bread made without yeast whatsoever.

Prepping for an EMP and Solar Flares: How to Prepare for an Electromagnetic Pulse

Prepping for an EMP and Solar Flares: How to Prepare for an Electromagnetic Pulse

Editor’s Note: This resource has been revised and updated for 2018. Of all of the reasons to prepare, one that we all need to take seriously is the possibility of…

The Best Prepper, Survival, and Self-Reliance Podcasts Worth Listening To

The Best Prepper, Survival, and Self-Reliance Podcasts Worth Listening To

There’s a lot of podcasts out there, and plenty on prepping. Which is great, because who doesn’t want to fill up their commute, chore time, or gun-cleaning afternoon with some…

Top 4 Medicinal Mushroom Powerhouses

Top 4 Medicinal Mushroom Powerhouses

For thousands of years, people around the world have relied on mushrooms for nutritious food and powerful medicine. Thankfully, they figured out which mushrooms are beneficial to humans and which…

78 Ways to Use Duct Tape for Survival

78 Ways to Use Duct Tape for Survival

Editors Note: This is an updated and revised edition for 2018. I have always claimed, and not altogether jokingly, that you could build a house with Elmer’s glue and Duct…

What Preppers Should Consider When Buying Gold and Silver for Survival

What Preppers Should Consider When Buying Gold and Silver for Survival

Over thousands of years of human history, gold and silver have proven to be assets with a reliable intrinsic value. Is it because they’re malleable? Limited in quantity? Useful for…