Preparedness

Shelf Stable Cheese and Fresh Cheese Preservation Methods For Preppers

Shelf Stable Cheese and Fresh Cheese Preservation Methods For Preppers

One thing that I would not want to do without is cheese. I like it way more than I should. When the pandemic started I realized that at best I…

Personal Security and Safety On A Secluded Homestead: Lessons From Venezuela

Personal Security and Safety On A Secluded Homestead: Lessons From Venezuela

As most of you already know, we have been forbidden in 2012 by the thugs in power to carry any kind of gun in Venezuela. The monopoly of force declared…

17 Best Axe Styles Illustrated and Explained

17 Best Axe Styles Illustrated and Explained

Axes are a group of very old and useful tools. While many things in the past have come and gone, we are still using a variety of axes to get…

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…

What to Grow in a Greenhouse? Best Veggies to Grow Year-Round

What to Grow in a Greenhouse? Best Veggies to Grow Year-Round

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…