7 Ways to Find Your Way in the Wilderness Without a Compass

Finding North, South, East and West is Easier Than You Think… If You Know How and Where to Look. Most of us who hunt, fish, backpack or explore the wilderness take a little time to glance at a map and carry a compass.  But sometimes we forget or get lost even in the...

Where To Find Water In The City When There’s Not A Drop To Drink

When the faucets don’t work, and the toilet won’t flush, and the bathtub is a desert - here’s what to do. Life in the city can be tough.  Life in a city without water can be a whole lot tougher.  People in Flint, Michigan have lots of experience with that reality.  In...

Keep it Simple, Stupid: Applying the KISS Principle to Your Survival Planning

Survival can be an extremely complex business, especially for the unprepared. But even for those of us who take the time to prepare, surviving is filled with challenges. Enough challenges that it could take all our time to fulfill our basic needs. The last thing any...

How to Develop a Strategy for Long-Term Food Storage

There’s more to it than stacking cans in the basement.  Are you truly prepared? A primary consideration for any prepper has to be the stockpiling of long-term food stores to feed family and friends when dire times limit distribution, manufacturing and the availability...

How to Find Shelter in the Wild

Few people bother putting a tent in their bug out bag. They’re just too bulky. About the most you’ll find them bringing along is a tarp, some paracord, a small roll of duct tape and maybe a rain poncho. You can do a lot with that, but you can do even more if you start...

Prepping Supplies You Can Buy at Garage Sales

It seems like trying to find ways to save money on prepping is a never-ending task; at least for me it is. I’m always finding more that I need, but the money doesn’t seem to expand to fill the need. Instead, I have to find ways of getting the things I need, without...

3 Rules for Finding Water in the Wild

Water is our second biggest survival need, beaten out only by the need to maintain our body’s core temperature. This could tend to indicate that we should always carry a lot of water along with us. But water is heavy and bulky, making it hard to carry much at one...

Self Defense in a Post-disaster World

One of the easiest things to overlook when putting together a survival plan is the need to defend ourselves. In a perfect world, the only thing we would have to defend ourselves from in a survival situation is lions and tigers and bears (oh my). But in the world we...

Building a Wood Stockpile on the Cheap

One of the survival supplies you rarely hear people talk about stockpiling is firewood. Yet, if you talk to most preppers about their plans, they intend to heat their homes and cook their food with wood. This makes a lot of sense, as mankind has used wood as our major...

Building a Prepper Community

When people become involved in preparedness, they usually focus – you might say obsess – over supplies.  How much ammo, how many firearms, what about food, should we store away garden seed, and what should we do about toilet paper? Grudgingly they’ll admit that...

Keep it Simple, Stupid: Applying the KISS Principle to Your Survival Planning

by | August 24, 2018

Survival can be an extremely complex business, especially for the unprepared. But even for those of us who take the time to prepare, surviving is filled with challenges. Enough challenges that it could take all our time to fulfill our basic needs. The last thing any of us need to do, is make survival more […]

Prepping Supplies You Can Buy at Garage Sales

by | July 23, 2018

It seems like trying to find ways to save money on prepping is a never-ending task; at least for me it is. I’m always finding more that I need, but the money doesn’t seem to expand to fill the need. Instead, I have to find ways of getting the things I need, without spending money […]

The Prepper’s Medicine Chest. Are you sure you’re ready for everything?

by | June 29, 2018

It’s not just about bandages, splints and OTC pain killers. Are you prepared and knowledgeable about minor surgery, suturing, poisoning, major burns, dental problems, infections and resources for prescription meds? Some of the key areas that people focus on in terms of preparedness include food, water, shelter, defense and medical supplies.  Those are all important but […]

Building a Bug Out Bag at the Dollar Store

by | May 7, 2018

Building a bug out bag on a budget? It always pays to be ready, and even your local dollar store can provide some prepper essentials. Here are some examples.

Top 12 Bug Out Bag Essentials for the Urban Prepper

by | May 7, 2018

Current mainstream philosophy in the prepping community is that it is better for most people to bug in, rather than bug out. But that philosophy is based on the idea that it is easier to survive at home, than it is if you bug out. So bugging in is only the thing to do as […]

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