Survival Buzz

Survival Buzz: Are You As Fit as You Need To Be?

Survival Buzz: Are You As Fit as You Need To Be?

It is sobering to think about the strength and stamina that may be needed in a survival situation. The question to be asked and answered is “Are you as fit as you need to be?”. Here are some thoughts for your consideration as well as the usual weekly dish of news and musings from the Backdoor Survival blog.

Survival Buzz: Stepping Up to Failure by Having a Plan B

Survival Buzz: Stepping Up to Failure by Having a Plan B

If you prepare in earnest, you will have an occasional fail. That is a fact. I have some fails and to me they are major. As I stubbornly try to push through them, the time comes when I must move on to plan B. Today in the Buzz I describe my fails and give you permission to fail as well. It is all part of the process.

Survival Buzz: How to Cook Using Food Storage Ingredients

Survival Buzz: How to Cook Using Food Storage Ingredients

The Survival Buzz is still evolving as it becomes more than just a compilation of preps, news, and announcements. In this Buzz there are reader tips as well as answers to food storage questions. There is also a link to download a free eBook on Cooking From Food Storage.

Survival Buzz: Septic System Maintenance as the Forgotten Prep

Survival Buzz: Septic System Maintenance as the Forgotten Prep

Sometimes it is the little things that can turn your life upside down. One of those is a failing septic system. Okay, not so little, but often times this is something you do not think about until the septic waste starts backing up into your home. Today the Survival Buzz features this tip plus others from BDS readers.

Survival Buzz: Prepping and Self-Sufficiency are Peas in a Pod

Survival Buzz: Prepping and Self-Sufficiency are Peas in a Pod

After scratching my head and wondering why DIY articles were so popular on prepping sites, a light bulb went off. Prepping and self-sufficiency are peas in a pod and DIY is a big part of both. This, plus lots of news and article links in the latest Buzz.

Survival Buzz: Can a Prepper Afford to Be Lazy?

Survival Buzz: Can a Prepper Afford to Be Lazy?

Most preppers are so darn focused and dedicated that they sometimes forget to schedule downtime. Let us give ourselves permission to be lazy and enjoy some time to chill out. This and more in the weekly Survival Buzz.

Survival Buzz: Remembering The Ant and the Grasshopper

Survival Buzz: Remembering The Ant and the Grasshopper

The story of the ant and grasshopper is a classic tale of why we need to be prepared. Today I bring it back to you along with news from around the web. This is the Survival Buzz, and I am so glad that you look forward to it every week.

Survival Buzz #199: Have An Eyes Wide Open Approach to Prepping

Survival Buzz #199: Have An Eyes Wide Open Approach to Prepping

I have always maintained that prepping is not a set it and forget it activity. Recent events have proven this once again as innocents in the world face acts of violence from terrorists and radicals. That said, today’s BUZZ focuses on the BDS mailbag with reader tips and questions plus the usual dish of blog-related news.

Survival Buzz #198: Do You Think Setting Short-Term Goals is a Good Idea?

Survival Buzz #198: Do You Think Setting Short-Term Goals is a Good Idea?

Setting preparedness goals is something we all do as a matter of course. Often, those goals are broadly defined and only attainable over a period of time. Today I share 9 short term, personal preparedness goals for December. What about you? Do you think setting short term goals is a good idea?

The Survival Buzz #197: Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

The Survival Buzz #197: Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

Traveling used to be fun but now, between TSA pat downs and high security alerts, getting from place to place is anything but pleasurable. This week in the Buzz we weigh in on stepping outside your comfort zone in order to travel. Sometimes we do what we have to do, right?