Preparedness

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.

Why and How to Grow Green Onions

Why and How to Grow Green Onions

There are plenty of good reasons to learn to grow green onions. In fact, there are more and more reasons to grow your own food. The recent E. coli outbreak . . .

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 Prepare for Nuclear War

How to Prepare for Nuclear War

Nuclear war is unlikely, but not impossible. And learning how to prepare for nuclear war can help you prepare for essentially every other long-term SHTF event. Even if you . . .

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.

On Veterans Day

On Veterans Day

There are a lot of veterans in my family. I was raised by one. My Dad was drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War. I remember him telling me . . .

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 . . .

Build a Wilderness Survival Bugout Bag

Build a Wilderness Survival Bugout Bag

“Every mile is two in winter.” George Herbert

Escaping the unknown and overwhelming is the basic idea behind bugging out. It’s not as far fetched an idea as many . . .

How to Survive an Avalanche

How to Survive an Avalanche

Winter provides so many avenues to enjoy the snowy outdoors. From ice-skating to snowboarding, there’s something for everyone. 

Some may argue skiing is the best winter sport . . .

My 72 Hour Kit With Biggers MREs

My 72 Hour Kit With Biggers MREs

This post is about a 72-hour kit that Matt and I put together with things we had mostly on hand. Some of you may have read the MRE article . . .

Preparing Your Chickens For Winter

Preparing Your Chickens For Winter

After much debate, my husband and I decided to raise a flock of chickens and our own eggs. Neither one of us wanted chickens hanging out super close to the . . .

The Best Dry Bags and How To Care For Them

The Best Dry Bags and How To Care For Them

Dry bags are useful for those that are concerned about keeping gear as dry and protected as possible under very wet conditions. This article is going to cover a variety . . .