Category Archives: SHTF

Noise and Light in a Survival Situation: How to Stay Hidden

Noise and Light in a Survival Situation: How to Stay Hidden I cannot explain how important this is for the average prepper and survivalist to understand. These disciplines of light are just crucial. For many preppers the idea of traveling and moving at night is not foreign. Still, without training in light discipline you could …

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homesteading

What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homesteading How many people are stuck in a cubicle for 40 hours a week? When I am on the road I look at all the cars and wonder how many people are stuck in a life they hate and wishing they were on about 20 acres off …

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Savings: 5 Ways to Get Fruit Trees For Cheap!

Savings: 5 Ways to Get Fruit Trees For Cheap! Fruit trees are nearly mythical in some settings in America today. To happen across a tree that food grows on in an urban setting is absolutely amazing. We all have those stories of people who had an apple tree in their backyard. Its magic thing to those …

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10 Best Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes for Kids

10 Best Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes for Kids Getting the family involved in your efforts to be more self-reliant or independent can be a huge hurdle. When articles like this come along you have to take full advantage of them. Its one of those great cases where you find yourself with a gravitational pull that …

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Wild Edibles Wednesday: Broadleaf Plantain

 Wild Edibles Wednesday: Broadleaf Plantain Peek out your window right now. Look at the grass or undisturbed areas in your yard. You will see the broadleaf plantain. Its everywhere. Don’t confuse this wild edible for the banana looking plantain of South American cookery. This wild edible is actually much more effective a plant. This article …

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What Preppers Are REALLY Getting Ready For

 What Preppers Are REALLY Getting Ready For This article is a great, no nonsense, look at the goals of prepping. I find that there are a number of conflated situations that we prepare for but as the author states, ‘we are all just preparing for an interruption in the day-to-day life we’re used to.’ This is …

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Economic Crisis: 7 Signs that we need to Prepare for a Coming Economic Meltdown

Economic Crisis: 7 Signs that we need to Prepare for a Coming Economic Meltdown The world is changing and so is the economy. Many markets that used to rule the roost are taking tremendous hits. It makes for a terrifying economic outlook. People are concerned and have every right to be. This article offers up …

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Hiding Out: The Real World Value of Hide and Seek as a Kid or an Adult

Hiding Out: The Real World Value of Hide and Seek as a Kid or an Adult Its always nice to see an article that tells you fun things are the right things to do. This article comes from a great source and one of my favorites to read lately. Of course, this article isn’t all …

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What Are The 6 Areas of Preparedness?

What Are The 6 Areas of Preparedness? Recently, I have become mildly obsessed with the idea of survival niches and the breaking up our survival goals. I think we have reached a point where there is so much content its hard to isolate what you really want to learn. This article offers us some information …

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3 Ways to Use Your Swimming Pool for Emergency Preparedness

3 Ways to Use Your Swimming Pool for Emergency Preparedness Water is one of the big three when it comes to survival. Its on the mind of all survivalists and preppers. We are always looking an easy and innovative ways to increase our water storage. The idea of water storage itself is a bit of …

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Finding Order in the Middle of a Disaster

Finding Order in the Middle of a Disaster If you can keep your sense in the event of a disaster you will have a leg up on much of the competition. Its important that you do your very best to remain calm and that sorta thing. Still, the only way to truly remain calm is …

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What to Do If You Are Caught Without Your Prepping Supplies

What to Do If You Are Caught Without Your Prepping Supplies We build great structures of preparedness. Homes with pantries and root cellars, bunkers and armories but the time comes when we must leave them. The time comes when we must leave our homes. Whether its vacation, business or otherwise we must always be prepared …

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Canning Equipment – The Must-Have Tools For Canning Season

Canning Equipment – The Must-Have Tools For Canning Season I prefer to get my canning and preservation methods from homesteaders above all. While there are many canning enthusiasts out there and some are publishing books and have great advice I prefer those who canning to survive. Those folks who can to survive the winter will …

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MegaCities: The Future of Combat (Time to Move now!)

 MegaCities: The Future of Combat (Time to Move now!) Some are funny and some are informative and some articles are just plain creepy. This is one such article. The title will make cringe and the video included will make your hair stand on end. What’s so unnerving about this article is its source. You see, …

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Pegroll: the Foldable Tool Oraganiser

Pegroll: the Foldable Tool Oraganiser I cant imagine a single prepper or survivalist on the planet that wont fall in love with this tool pegroll. The design is fully customizable and can be made to fit any size effort. When I happened upon the article the first thing that came to mind was: BUGOUT BAG. …

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8 Affordable DIY Generators The Utility Companies Absolutely Hate

8 Affordable DIY Generators The Utility Companies Absolutely Hate Is there anything more appealing than off grid power that comes to you at the cost of your own sweat. The idea of having access to power generated by wind, water or even your own legs is something many self reliant proponents dream of. The big …

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Affordable Vehicles That Can Survive an EMP

Affordable Vehicles That Can Survive an EMP This is a great article that offers such good information that it surprised me. We all know about the perils of the EMP. We understand that it has the ability to launch us back to the 1800’s if it hits on target. That’s terrifying enough. The fiction on …

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7 Collapsible Weapons: Packable Weapons for Your Bug Out Bag

7 Collapsible Weapons: Packable Weapons for Your Bug Out Bag Weapons that disassemble or collapse are even more useful for bug out bags. Where every amount of space and weight matters, collapsible weapons can give you the opportunity to hunt and defend yourself as you could with a larger weapon. Not only do they take up …

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Why Your Home Survival Plan Needs A Camouflage Garden

Why Your Home Survival Plan Needs A Camouflage Garden That beautiful raised bed garden that produces tomatoes, peppers and zucchini for you is a great means of growing. In fact, in my experience it is the best method of growing. I find nothing works better than the good old raised bed. Still, your raised bed …

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Why You Need a Survival Drone

Why You Need a Survival Drone I am finding lots of solutions in tech lately. I think as preppers and survivalists its our duty to maintain survival skills, bush craft and master the natural world. Still, we cannot pretend like technology will not help us out with all of that. Tech should definitely be a …

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Carry Firearms and Gear – What I Recommend and Why…

Carry Firearms and Gear – What I Recommend and Why… We have taken in a lot of people over the last decade. We have saved a lot of people from the hellholes of the world. For these actions we are not rewarded. Instead, we had to bring in some of the most horrific members of …

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Paul Craig Roberts Rages “Are You Ready To Die?”

 Paul Craig Roberts Rages “Are You Ready To Die?” The failings in Washington on foreign policy are adding up. There is no getting around it. We were all worried about foreign relations going forward as things heated up in North Korea, Syria and Russia. Its a terrifying thing. This article details a statement made by …

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Surviving When SHTF – How To Tell When People Are Lying To You

Surviving When SHTF – How To Tell When People Are Lying To You Trust is hard to find these days when everyone is competing in the rat race. Imagine how it would be when the brown stuff hits the fan. You would have a hard time separating friends from enemies when survival is at stake. …

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Aquaponics- Growing Food with Fish

Aquaponics- Growing Food with Fish We often get much of our aquaponics information from first hand users that enjoy the benefits of this method of growing food and fish everyday. That is a great source. There is an incredible cohesive relationship between the fish and the plants in a well run system. Imagine producing fish …

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Why Drones Could Save Your Life When The SHTF

Why Drones Could Save Your Life When The SHTF The drones are shrinking. They are becoming smaller and smaller yet more and more effective. I have taken a serious interest in drones and the types of benefits they can bring to my preparedness plans. I think its something you should consider, too. Just from the …

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