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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.

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…

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.

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…

Gaye Levy Interviews Samantha Biggers

Gaye Levy Interviews Samantha Biggers

For those of you that don’t know, Samantha Biggers is the editor in chief at Backdoor Survival. We became friendly shortly after new ownership took over and did my best…

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…

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…

16 Items To Help You Hunker Down in Comfort

16 Items To Help You Hunker Down in Comfort

Anyone who lives in hurricane country knows that hunkering down is a way of life when a big storm is predicted. As a matter of fact, in the southern United…

Getting a Bead on Setting Up a Simple Solar Panel Kit

Getting a Bead on Setting Up a Simple Solar Panel Kit

When it comes to understanding electricity, my mind tends to blank out when it gets to the point where I have to determine volts, amps, amp-hours, voltage under load and…

7 Tips to Prepare for Hard Times

7 Tips to Prepare for Hard Times

Today I would like to share a list of 7 tips to prepare for hard times. It is a quick and dirty list – things that come to mind here and now in the present moment. I am sure there are others.

The Best Safe Room Ideas for Inclement Weather

The Best Safe Room Ideas for Inclement Weather

Editor’s Note: This is an updated and revised edition for 2021. Hurricanes, tornadoes and floods are rampant around the world right now. While experts work to decipher the reasoning behind…

Prepping for Hurricanes and When to Bug-Out

Prepping for Hurricanes and When to Bug-Out

Editor’s Note: This is an updated and revised edition for 2018. The original article was published prior to last year’s devastating hurricane Maria. This last hurricane season has been extreme,…

Survival Basics: Water and Water Storage

Survival Basics: Water and Water Storage

Need a basic understanding of the concepts behind water and water storage? Find answers to where to find, store, purify, and filter water for storage.

How To Choose The Right Fermenting Crock: Best Fermenting Crocks

How To Choose The Right Fermenting Crock: Best Fermenting Crocks

Fermentation is an ancient way to preserve food that fits squarely into the modern prepper world. The process is by far less complicated than canning food, and it provides an…