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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!
Stockpiling Pet and Livestock Feed For SHTF

Stockpiling Pet and Livestock Feed For SHTF

Pets and livestock need to be considered during any long term survival or SHTF situation. If you don’t consider them now, then it is likely you will not have the…

Acute Mountain Sickness: Signs, Prevention and Treatment

Acute Mountain Sickness: Signs, Prevention and Treatment

Editor’s Note: This resource has been revised and updated for 2019 best practices. The journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) reports that 33.5% of the population lives…

37 Home Security and Crime Prevention Secrets for Preppers

37 Home Security and Crime Prevention Secrets for Preppers

These days crime is rampant and if SHTF or a disruptive event occurs, it will get worse. Here are 20 crime prevention secrets for preppers. We need to know this!

22 Practical Uses and Benefits of Clove Essential Oil

22 Practical Uses and Benefits of Clove Essential Oil

When you hear the word clove, you probably think about the little bottle on your spice rack or a flower. There are many important uses for cloves beyond its appearance…

20 Practical Uses and Benefits of Myrrh Essential Oil

20 Practical Uses and Benefits of Myrrh Essential Oil

Apart from the story of the 3 Kings in the Nativity scene, Myrrh is commonly seen in an essential oil form. It is known to have great benefits and is…

How to Clean an Oil Diffuser Properly

How to Clean an Oil Diffuser Properly

Editor’s Note: This resource has been revised and updated for 2019. Essential oil diffuser is a handy little machine. Every essential oil enthusiast would agree that living without a diffuser would…

How to Make Cooking Oils from Scratch

How to Make Cooking Oils from Scratch

You won’t be able to pick up cooking oils when the grocery store isn’t available. And, most of the meals we cook on a daily basis need some kind of…

Five Off The Shelf Foods For The Frugal Prepper

Five Off The Shelf Foods For The Frugal Prepper

Putting aside a good long term supply of food can be economically daunting. Not everyone has the ability to drop thousands of dollars in one shot and get an instant…

How To Add Military Surplus To Your Prepping Plans

How To Add Military Surplus To Your Prepping Plans

We see it everywhere. Ranging from fashion statements, to practical gear, to people pretending to be something they aren’t. I’m of course talking about military surplus gear and equipment, and…

The Best Pepper Spray to Keep With You

The Best Pepper Spray to Keep With You

Editor’s Note: This resource has been revised and updated for 2020. Every level of prep needs a pepper spray. It can provide simple protection from everyday assailants, or it can even…

How to Make Your Own Seltzer and Soda

How to Make Your Own Seltzer and Soda

Editor’s Note: This is a revised and updated version for 2019. My first experience making soda was with my father back in the mid-nineties. We made and bottled our own root…

Prepper Mistakes: 50 Mistakes Made By Preppers and What to Do About Them

Prepper Mistakes: 50 Mistakes Made By Preppers and What to Do About Them

The longer you have been prepping, the more you realize how easy it is to get sidetracked and to prep for things, that in the big picture, are of a relatively low priority. It is no wonder that articles on prepper mistakes and lessons learned are so popular.

With the wisdom gained from living as a prepper for the last seven years, here are fifty common and uncommon prepper mistakes we can learn from.
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Survival Uses of Peanut Butter

Survival Uses of Peanut Butter

Peanut butter has been available in the United States since the late 19th century. Originally sold as a snack food, or used for therapeutic purposes, today peanut butter is a…

Eight Essential Oils for Health and Wellness

Eight Essential Oils for Health and Wellness

Essential oils are the current rage but how do you know how to them? Here are 8 popular essential oils along with common ways to use them for health and wellness purposes.

What’s Coming To The Prepper World In 2019

What’s Coming To The Prepper World In 2019

I don’t mean to get all Nostradamic but because of my involvement in this niche and community, I feel like my experience can be of use to the many preppers…

How to Prepare for and Stay Comfortable During a Power Outage [Short term and Long Term]

How to Prepare for and Stay Comfortable During a Power Outage [Short term and Long Term]

Regardless of where you live, a winter storm can and will happen at one time or another. These tips will ensure you will weather the storm in comfort.