Preparedness

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…

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…

Urban Guerrilla Tactics During Times of Severe Civil Unrest and War

Urban Guerrilla Tactics During Times of Severe Civil Unrest and War

Lesson: People get innovative with defense and they do it fast. It doesn’t matter where you live, I bet that people will get creative with weapons and defensive tactics within…

Olight Javelot Pro Flashlight Review and Olight Sale

Olight Javelot Pro Flashlight Review and Olight Sale

There is nothing like a good flashlight. From camping and survival to general farm and household use, flashlights are something that should be part of your life. In our household,…

Outfitting A Camper For Bugging Out

Outfitting A Camper For Bugging Out

A lot of people are buying campers to live in part of the year, full time, or have on hand in case they need to get out during an emergency….

Checking In With BDS Readers

Checking In With BDS Readers

A lot has happened over the last 4 months when we first started hearing about what is now being called COVID-19. While there is a lot of arguing and finger-pointing,…

Finding The Best Soil Test Kit

Finding The Best Soil Test Kit

Soil is one of the most valued properties for a prepper. I never understood this until I was a certain age. My father grew up on a farm and worked…

Planning a Safe Vacation During COVID-19

Planning a Safe Vacation During COVID-19

Sitting alone as the waves beat the shore before me, I had a line in the surf and a slice of sun just peaked up over the horizon. It looked…

Revisiting Cannery Row: Why Meat Packing Plants Are Ravaged By COVID-19

Revisiting Cannery Row: Why Meat Packing Plants Are Ravaged By COVID-19

With COVID-19 working it’s way through the nation’s meatpacking industry, I recently found myself reflecting on my own experience working in a processor and the experience afterward of having a…

Hurricane Harvey vs Hurricane Katrina: History Repeated?

Hurricane Harvey vs Hurricane Katrina: History Repeated?

These two massive storms might be the most expensive to recover from in American history. Hurricane Katrina saw damage worth roughly $100 billion and she holds the top spot of…

Propane vs Gas Generators: What to Consider

Propane vs Gas Generators: What to Consider

Power generators are an essential part of most prepping master plans. While solar power is an option a backup generator offers many people a better alternative and access to power…

Pantry Organization and Designing a SHTF Kitchen Layout

Pantry Organization and Designing a SHTF Kitchen Layout

One thing that recent events have led to is the realization that the kitchen and pantry cannot continue to be set up the same way. I always felt that my…