Category Archive: Camping

How To Convert Crock-Pot Cooking to Dutch Oven Perfection

How To Convert Crock-Pot Cooking to Dutch Oven Perfection Slow cookers have been a god send for years, now convert them to dutch cooking if SHTF or for camping… even off the grid cooking. Slow cookers are great if you want to cook a meal while you are out or at work. You just throw …

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How to Make Fire With a Lemon – Fact or Fiction?

How to Make Fire With a Lemon – Fact or Fiction? When SHTF, sometimes we need to get creative. While you may not have all of these items on hand, I just wanted to show you what you can do with items you may be able to scavenge and a little ingenuity (MacGyver anyone?). Ok, …

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30 Survival Tips From Les Stroud

30 Survival Tips From Les Stroud Les Stroud is my all time favorite survivalist, there is no one that even comes close. Take these 30 great tips from a real pro. I have looked up to Les Stroud for years, I do not like fake survival shows and people who think they know all the right …

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How To Build a Self Feeding Fire That Lasts 14+ Hours

How To Build a Self Feeding Fire That Lasts 14+ Hours I love this idea. This video by Rob Hansler shows some great pointers on how to make a self feeding fire with materials you can find around you in the wilderness including how to get it started and ensuring that it keeps burning strong. …

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How Our Ancestors Survived When SHTF

How Our Ancestors Survived When SHTF  SHTF isn’t just a modern phenomenon. Our ancestors survived many disasters. It’s best to learn their lessons. The Gila Cliff Dwellings are a great example. In the mid-13th century, SHTF when a 24-year drought uprooted Native Americans throughout the U.S. Southwest. One band of the Mogollon (muggy-YON) people resettled …

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Slow Cooking Without Electricity: DIY Plans for Hay Boxes, Wonderbags, and More

Slow Cooking Without Electricity: DIY Plans for Hay Boxes, Wonderbags, and More Slow cooking without electricity has been around for hundreds of years, it’s only because we are all spoiled and so used to living modern we forget that you can cook a fantastic meal with no power in hay boxes, wonderbags and other wonderful …

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30+ Creative and Doable Alternative Housing Ideas

30+ Creative and Doable Alternative Housing Ideas It’s not just preppers that are getting into alternative housing these days. With the rise of the “tiny house” movement (and a show on TV), people in the mainstream culture are being exposed to an alternative way of living. While not every type of alternative house would pass …

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14 Ways To Light A Campfire Without A Match

14 Ways To Light A Campfire Without A Match Being able to stay warm, cook food and purify water is paramount to surviving any situation. This means you have to be able to start a fire, this is not so easy without a lighter or matches! I can testify and tell you from personal experience …

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28 Awesome Outdoor Lighting DIYs

28 Awesome Outdoor Lighting DIYs Are you looking to brighten up your garden this summer with light? Check out these great DIY projects and have the best garden on your block! It’s no secret that I love finding DIY projects and sharing them with you on shtfpreparedness.com. I love it that much, I try and …

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How to Earn a Living On The Road From Your RV

How to Earn a Living On The Road From Your RV Have you ever dreamed about living the RV or van life? I know I have fantasized about if for many years. I just wish I had the guts to just do it, live free and have the time of my life. Unfortunately, the wife and …

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