The Power of the Oak in Survival

Trees don't die in the winter. While most of the plants in your foraging profile will wind up dead in the winter, the trees will be there.

Trees don’t die in the winter. While most of the plants in your foraging profile will wind up dead in the winter, the trees will be there. Its so important that you get to know the trees in your area. They can do everything from feed you to heal you. Of course, they can also …

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The Bugout or The Get Home

In the early days of the prepping craze it seemed that the bugout was all anyone needed.

  In the early days of the prepping craze it seemed that the bugout was all anyone needed. If you had that bag by the door you could escape the Yellowstone caldera. It was step one in everyone’s process. Before they worried about food or water. Before they worried about having power during the next …

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Tis the Season for Food Storage

As the holiday season begins to take hold of us we are forced to consider the perilous time of gift giving. With that also come a big time for sales.

As the holiday season begins to take hold of us we are forced to consider the perilous time of gift giving. With that also come a big time for sales. One of the things that basically stays on sale all through the holiday is food. Whether we are talking about those big turkeys that you …

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Mastering the Mental Game

What really happens when the S hits the Fan? What happens to you? Are you prepared for what happens to you?

What really happens when the S hits the Fan? What happens to you? Are you prepared for what happens to you? Now, we know that we have enough food, we know that we have enough water and ammo, but what happens to our bodies. Even those who have trained the body and trained in skills …

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Turn a 2-Liter Bottle Into a Homemade Gas Mask

Here's a fun DIY project for you. You can turn a 2-liter bottle into a gas mask that will protect you from things like pepper spray and tear gas.

Here’s a fun DIY project for you. You can turn a 2-liter bottle into a gas mask that will protect you from things like pepper spray and tear gas.   Why Build a Gas Mask? You might not think protection from tear gas is very important, but remember that during an economic collapse or any …

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The Silenced Threat of Natural Disasters

While the title might sound a bit conspiratorial it is hard not to get a little freaked out when you start paying attention to what mother natures does to the nation each year.

While the title might sound a bit conspiratorial it is hard not to get a little freaked out when you start paying attention to what mother natures does to the nation each year. When you put together the hurricanes, fires, earthquakes and floods, its enough to make you weak in the knees. When you consider …

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Growing Lots of Food in the Winter

When its spring and the green thumb is throbbing all growers are gung ho about hoop houses and winter crops.

When its spring and the green thumb is throbbing all growers are gung-ho about hoop houses and winter crops. Looking out onto a garden in the summer and seeing all your work come to fruition, you feel even more emboldened to create that winter garden.   Then the first winter frost hits or a the …

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The Best of Survival Reading

It may be hard to believe but some people still read!

It may be hard to believe but some people still read! While publishing is not what it used to be there are still many people who are out there who love to cozy up to a good book. Do you know your options when it comes to survival?   Survival Fiction Many preppers have been …

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Keep Away From Faulty Preps

For many reasons we see articles about the preps you should have. These might be top 10 lists or essential guides to the preps we all should have on hand.

For many reasons we see articles about the preps you should have. These might be essential guides to the preps we all should have on hand. What we rarely think about are those things to avoid. Now, prepping is a business just like any other and there are people out to make a cheap buck. …

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How to Creep Into Alternate Energy

We have long subscribed to the idea that all the power we need should come from one big wire.

We have long subscribed to the idea that all the power we need should come from one big wire. It has been that way for so long. This understanding of power peppers the way we look at alternative energies. In many ways we find that alternate energy can be a waste for this reason.   …

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