Prepping and Survival Basics

How to Use Pool Shock to Purify Water

How to Use Pool Shock to Purify Water

There is much confusion surrounding the use of pool shock to purify water. In this article, the steps are broken down in an easy to understand manner.

20 Steps: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Prepper

20 Steps: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Prepper

When it comes to being a prepper, it is easy to throw your hands up in frustration and become overwhelmed. Here are 20 steps you can take now.. It really does not have to be that difficult and although you need a bug-out-bag and get home bag, you do not need to prepare to live a solitary life in the woods (unless, of course, you want to). Lets be practical and become a common sense prepper. Here are 20 steps you can can take now.

Bug In During COVID-19 Update: Day 80

Bug In During COVID-19 Update: Day 80

Some of you read my article on our bug in when we were at day 19. Well that has been awhile. I wanted to share with you how we are…

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 think…

How to Build a Simple Faraday Cage for EMP Survival

How to Build a Simple Faraday Cage for EMP Survival

One of the more serious risks we face is an EMP. Learn how to build a simple Faraday cage and also what to store inside it.

How To Use A Sharpening Stone

How To Use A Sharpening Stone

Its been a heck of an interesting ride for me. For the last 15 years, I have been using sharp knives on a daily basis. My very livelihood counted on…

Survival Basics: 16 Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home

Survival Basics: 16 Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home

Water shortages caused by wonky weather patterns make finding ways to maximize the water we do have critical. In this article, learn 16 ways to conserve water in your home now so that the prudent use of water becomes habit. Your survival depends on it!

Foraging Guide: The Best Wild Spinach Alternatives

Foraging Guide: The Best Wild Spinach Alternatives

When you tell people you forage for wild edible plants, one of the first questions you often get is, “What can you actually cook with this stuff?” The general impression…

A Look At Venomous Spiders

A Look At Venomous Spiders

There are venomous spiders all over the world. The scary thing about spiders is that they are small and hide in places. While most spiders really cannot do much to…

How to Siphon Gas in an Emergency

How to Siphon Gas in an Emergency

If the world is falling apart around you, stopping at the gas station to fill up won’t be an option. Thankfully, the chances are high that you’ll be surrounded by…

What You Need to Know About Zippos and Lighter Fuel Alternatives

What You Need to Know About Zippos and Lighter Fuel Alternatives

When it comes to lighters, Zippos, and lighter fuel in general, there is a lot of misinformation to be found on the Internet. Learn about lighters plus the various types of lighter fuels that are available. Hint: there are alternatives to Zippo lighter fuel!

Survival Basics: Water and Water Storage

Survival Basics: Water and Water Storage

Need a basic understanding of the concepts behind water and water storage? Find answers to where to find, store, purify, and filter water for storage.

The State of Our Nation’s Dams and Bridges at 80+

The State of Our Nation’s Dams and Bridges at 80+

The state of our nation’s dams and bridges is concerning. The USA is home to 84,000 dams. A handful of these dams produce power for millions of homes. Bridges number…

Power Tools For The Homestead

Power Tools For The Homestead

This really is just a list of the power tools that we use the most often in the course of maintaining our little 12 acre farm, vineyard and household. If you…

The Importance Of Cats For Prepping and SHTF: Here come the survival kitties!

The Importance Of Cats For Prepping and SHTF: Here come the survival kitties!

Matt and I did not have cats until we moved out to the country on our 11 acres and realized that something had to be done to take on the…

37 Home Security and Crime Prevention Secrets for Preppers

37 Home Security and Crime Prevention Secrets for Preppers

These days crime is rampant and if SHTF or a disruptive event occurs, it will get worse. Here are 20 crime prevention secrets for preppers. We need to know this!