Preparedness

Why You Need A Water Quality Tester For Survival: Lessons From Venezuela

Why You Need A Water Quality Tester For Survival: Lessons From Venezuela

We have listened the rule of three so much, that I will not repeat it again. Water is life, and we know it. Its quality is so tied to our…

Top 11 Tent Stoves For Cold Weather Bug Out and Camping

Top 11 Tent Stoves For Cold Weather Bug Out and Camping

Marie Curie said that “nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” Well, I have some very serious fears. The quote sounds good to me….

Garden Tools: From Raised Beds To Large Gardens

Garden Tools: From Raised Beds To Large Gardens

There are a lot of new gardeners out there. My husband and I choose to grow three different gardens this year so that we would have better access to fresh…

Vehicular Terror: The Easiest Blueprint To Create Mayhem

Vehicular Terror: The Easiest Blueprint To Create Mayhem

Note: This is an article first published by BDS in 2017 but it is worth revisiting.  In these days of smartphone distractions, you’re seeing more and more people oblivious to…

Homemade Sauce and Gravy Options For Scratch Cooking

Homemade Sauce and Gravy Options For Scratch Cooking

There are a lot of people that are cooking at home more often. Sauces and gravies can help make foods different and they work wonders for turning bland foods into…

Suburban Defense

Suburban Defense

I think that those that decide to take riots and violence to the suburbs will get a rude awakening. That doesn’t mean that those that live outside of big cities…

Stanley Outdoor Products Review and Spotlight

Stanley Outdoor Products Review and Spotlight

I have always had fond memories of Stanley products. They make a lot of neat stuff from insulated thermoses to camp cookware and beyond. Matt and I are outside more…

How To Prepare for Civil Unrest: 30 Steps You Can Take Now

How To Prepare for Civil Unrest: 30 Steps You Can Take Now

During these uncertain times, a lot of people are thinking more about what they can do to prepare for civil unrest in their area. Over the years, BDS has put…

10 Inflatable Boats for Fishing and Bugging Out

10 Inflatable Boats for Fishing and Bugging Out

I fell in love in an inflatable boat. The Brandywine River raised me. Undoubtedly. This river that runs through Chester County, PA, and spills out into the Delaware River was…

Resources and Riots During A Pandemic

Resources and Riots During A Pandemic

A lot of people are saying “I have never seen anything like this in my entire life”. I have been trying to process what I have seen from afar. There…

FoodSaver Canning: A Fast and Easy Food Preservation Method

FoodSaver Canning: A Fast and Easy Food Preservation Method

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a Backdoor Survival reader asking my opinion on a device she had seen being promoted to preppers.  It was basically a…

Best Vegetables to Grow in a Greenhouse

Best Vegetables to Grow in a Greenhouse

I am always leery of any list that starts off with the word “best.” The reason being is that “best” is a subjective term that may or may not apply…

Why and How to Grow Black Beans

Why and How to Grow Black Beans

Black beans and legumes, in general, are very healthy food. They are loaded with fiber and have very little fat while offering a lot of calories – energy. A single…

How to Raise Quail: An Alternative to Chickens

How to Raise Quail: An Alternative to Chickens

Ten reasons why backyard quail are the perfect food animal for urban dwellers or others where chickens are not allowed. Plus the eggs and meat are delicious!

100+ Barter Items To Stockpile For TEOTWAWKI

100+ Barter Items To Stockpile For TEOTWAWKI

Do you know how to barter?  In preparedness circles, the term barter is used a lot when describing a post SHTF situation when goods and services may no longer be…

How To Store Seeds for the Long Term

How To Store Seeds for the Long Term

Whether or not you currently have a food garden, practical wisdom says you should stash away some heirloom seeds for the long term. If the time ever came when food…