Saturday, October 23, 2021

15 Types of Bug Out Bag Gear You Can Make Yourself

By Tom Marlowe

Every prepper who has been getting ready for any length of time probably has a bug out bag, that one piece of survival gear that we all know and love. And furthermore any prepper who owns a BOB has probably been tinkering with it, adjusting it and filling it with all the many survival items that they anticipate needing when The Big One™ finally occurs.

If that sounds like you, you don’t need me to tell you just how expensive it can get tracking down and acquiring just the right piece of kit to round out your survival load.

A fully packed BOB can easily cost upwards of several hundred dollars if you are buying brand new, middle-tier gear, and a top of the line pack appropriately loaded with the best kit that money can buy can run you several thousand dollars.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Basic Food Storage--Oats

Oats are a great source of B vitamins, protein, and minerals like calcium and iron. They make a terrific breakfast cereal and can be prepared in a variety of ways. And eating oatmeal 4-6 times per week can reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes by nearly 40%.

Before going any further, let's review the different forms oats come in:

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Prepare for a Civilization Ending Cyberwar

The Complete List Of Medical Supplies Every Prepper Should Own

The Complete List Of Medical Supplies Every Prepper Should Own

One of the side effects of the pandemic is that Americans sharply curbed their visits to the hospital and the doctor’s office for non-COVID-related complaints last year.

Beginning in March 2020, concerns over hospital capacity, social distancing measures, and fears of contracting COVID-19 led people to delay or even cancel many exams and procedures. For example, according to research published by the Kaiser Family Foundation, spending for health care services (not including pharmaceutical drugs) was down by more than 32 percent in April 2020 over April 2019.

Although hospital admissions rebounded throughout last year, they remained nearly 9 percent below the predicted annual volume by year-end.

It would be optimistic to think that people were getting less sick last year with ailments other than COVID, but experts say that the statistics tell a different story. People were just not seeking medical treatment and were dealing with many health issues at home. For good or for bad, many people learned to be more reliant on home treatments.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

How to Raise Ducks – The Perfect Survival Livestock


Why are ducks better than other types of yard fowl? The answer is simple.

They will take up less time and resources while providing you with better nutrition and higher yields.

The bottom line is that if two people start in a survival situation, and the one has 20 chickens and the other 20 ducks, I would bet on the guy with the ducks.

Ducks give you more for less.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

9 Hypothetical Bug Out Situations to Consider

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By Derrick James

I’ve been at this prepping thing for a long time now. I’ve seen it go from a fringe idea talked about in whispers to something wildly accepted as reasonable and discussed around the office water cooler. One of the things that inevitably gets people started in prepping is envisioning how they’d respond to hypothetical bug out situations.

It might start with hearing news of a pending natural disaster, witnessing street protests, or – for some – just imagining a zombie apocalypse and the need to get out of Dodge (GOOD).

Monday, October 18, 2021

LOAD UP WHILE YOU CAN! Stockpiling Supplies for Grid Down Emergency

How to Keep a Positive Mindset While on a Tight Budget


By Jennifer Monroe

It’s not always that we have enough money. Sometimes we have to stretch our finances further to make ends meet.

These are times when we have to think carefully about what we spend our money on, lest we find ourselves deep in debt. You can agree that when there is barely enough to cover bills, frustrations can set in. It is hard to keep your spirits up when you can’t even see the end to the current predicament. You will always be yearning for a breakthrough, which can leave you really depressed.

However, having a negative mindset can only make you feel more stressed. The more you see that the situation is unchangeable, you will not find the inspiration you need to make things better. On the other hand, keeping a positive mind when money is tight can go a long way in making the burden lighter on your mind. It even becomes easier to find creative solutions to your tight budget. If you are finding it hard to stay positive because of a tight budget, here are 5 tips that can help you.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Post-Collapse Management of Spider Bites

Disclaimer. I am not a licensed health practitioner. This is just another post on an item you might wish to have available if needed so that a physician can treat you and your family as best as possible. No medication, including those available over the counter, should be taken without consulting a physician. Information shared here is for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not medical advice nor a substitute for licensed medical care. A qualified, licensed physician or other medical provider should be consulted before beginning any herbal or conventional treatment.

"Bite Me!"

It's a sign my husband has taped to his back. Of course, only the creepy crawlies can see it, but they all feel obliged to attack. It's kind of nice for me, since whenever he's around they pretty much leave me alone.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

10 Steps to Harden Off Plants

by Adrienne

Whether you're starting your own plants from seed or buying seedlings or transplants from a local greenhouse, you need to prepare your little plants for their new home in your garden. This preparation process is called "hardening off". In this post we'll talk about how to harden off plants including some different ways to do it.

Hardening off seedlings is vital to your tender plants' health. While growing plants indoors from seeds is a great way to get your garden started early and save money, it also teaches your plants that life is easy.

seedlings in a black seedling tray