DIY Projects for Preppers

DIY Mosquito Traps for the Home and Homestead

DIY Mosquito Traps for the Home and Homestead

Mankind’s Greatest Predator As humanity broke through the paleolithic we were leaving behind a variety of medieval predators that stalked and killed us for thousands of years. Real-life monsters like…

The Many Uses Of Fleece Blankets During Good Times and Bad

The Many Uses Of Fleece Blankets During Good Times and Bad

Over the years I have discovered that there are many different uses for the inexpensive fleece blankets that you can pick up at any Wal-Mart, grocery store, or Dollar Store….

Firewood, Woodstove, and Chimney Prep For The Coming Winter

Firewood, Woodstove, and Chimney Prep For The Coming Winter

It is that time of the year. Firewood, woodstoves, and chimneys start to need some attention if they are to be used safely or effectively to heat your home or…

Guide to Prepping for Your Pets

Guide to Prepping for Your Pets

Pet owners have to make special considerations for their animals during a disaster. Frequently, animals are abandoned during natural disasters, left behind to be rescued, or not. If you’re bugging…

The Best Whittling Knives For Beginners and Beyond

The Best Whittling Knives For Beginners and Beyond

The art of whittling requires a good knife. When I was a little girl, whittling is mostly what I used my knife for. I wore blisters on my fingers whittling….

Prep For Winter Now & Save

Prep For Winter Now & Save

Preparing for winter is easier and less expensive if you do it in the Spring and Summer. With daily obligations making many people short on time, it can be all too easy to put off winter preps.

Man Made Versus Natural Barrier Fences and Fortifications

Man Made Versus Natural Barrier Fences and Fortifications

Security is important. There are many ways to fence and fortify your property during good times and bad.

How to EMP-Proof Your Car, Even if You Don’t Really Have To

How to EMP-Proof Your Car, Even if You Don’t Really Have To

Some experts have stressed the importance of EMP-proofing your car to ensure you have transportation after a nuclear strike, while others have denounced the practice as unnecessary. Let’s take a closer look at the science behind EMP-proofing your vehicle, whether it’s essential, and how to complete this task if you choose to carry it out.

Best Composting Toilets for Preppers

Best Composting Toilets for Preppers

Editor’s Note: This resource has been revised and updated for 2019. Composting toilets are not for everyone but they do have their place in off-grid living under some circumstances. One of…

Three Unexpected Survival Tools Used By Civil War Soldiers

Three Unexpected Survival Tools Used By Civil War Soldiers

The American Civil War remains the bloodiest conflict ever fought by the United States, with a death toll exceeding all other US fought wars combined. Today, the embers of that…

Decluttering, Downsizing, and Spring Cleaning For All Generations

Decluttering, Downsizing, and Spring Cleaning For All Generations

Winter is still holding on, but Spring is very close. Around here that brings a lot of work in the vineyard, sheep shearing, lambs being born, and switching out seasonal…

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…

Prepper Real Estate: How to Buy Land with No Money Saved

Prepper Real Estate: How to Buy Land with No Money Saved

You probably have considered buying acreage and thought it well out of your reach financially. Well, that would put you in a boat with many others who think that owning…

How To Make Candles With Essential Oils

How To Make Candles With Essential Oils

Essential oils are well known for being used in Aromatherapy to soothe and calm the senses. However, these high-powered plant extracts have more uses than just that. Essential oils actually…

The Wide World of USB Charging and Devices For Preppers

The Wide World of USB Charging and Devices For Preppers

The wonderful world of USB charging has a lot to offer preppers. While a lot of people just use USB for cell phones or a tablet, there are so many…

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…