Category: Survival

Foraging for a Coffee Replacement After SHTF

Two Wild Alternatives to Coffee - This process of identification and the recipe for these two wild alternatives to coffee is written up by one of the best authors on the topic of outdoor survival. You will find both pretty easy to identify and when you get comfortable with foraging and roasting them the drink will be part of your outdoor arsenal as well.

The dawn of a new workday brings many things to the forefront. Kids have to be ushered to and fro, reports completed, meetings held or postponed and all the while we must carry on as the survivors we are. Image …

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Organizing Your Pantry In 5 Simple Steps

Organizing Your Pantry In 5 Simple Steps - The author clearly has some great advice and pictures to go along with that advice. Organization is a choice that we all make. Its also a never ending process. There is no on button for organizing.

If space is the greatest enemy then organization is our greatest ally. For preppers and survivalists, we have our pantries stuffed to the gills in most cases but if we aren’t utilizing our space effectively we could be missing out …

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How Minimalist Living Changes Everything

Striving for Minimalist Living (and how its changing my life!) - This is an article by a homesteading woman who explains her challenges and successes while striving to live a minimalist lifestyle. We read it, we talk it but many of us willingly do it.

This wild world of bloated materialism is exhausting. The lengths we go to keep up with the Joneses leaves us stressed out and miserable. The goal many of us are after is minimalist living. We are in a wash of …

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Balancing OPSEC and Prepping

Balancing OPSEC and Prepping - Understanding OPSEC completely requires understanding things like indicators, vulnerability, risk, patterns, and so on. The OPSEC process can be quite complicated at first. Luckily, I have a great article you should check out that explains it using examples a prepper can use, and does it in a way that you'll get the basics in just a few minutes.

The Ying and the Yang of it all is very interesting. What are we doing with all this stocking of food and layering of ammunition?  It can all seem very out of proportion when you get down to it. That …

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Can You Grow a First Aid Kit?

Grow a Sustainable First Aid Kit - This article outlines all you will need to create a first aid kit that will support all of your first aid needs. There is a section on hardware and an in depth list of herbs that can be used in your first aid kit. Alternate medicines are a must for surviving a disaster.

First aid without things like aspirin and Tylenol may sound very interesting. You may be wondering how regular herbs can take the place of these medicines. What I will tell you is that they will never take the place of …

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4 T’s of Emergency Communications Planning

4 T’s of Emergency Communications Planning - This article takes an interesting approach when it comes to disaster communications. I was delighted to see that one of the 4 T's was training. I think the assumption that we will be able to do something is one of the survivalist's biggest pitfalls.

If the lights go out or if a serious disaster strikes how will you know what’s going on?  Do you have a communication method that will help without the aid of electricity or Wi-Fi? Many preppers have powerful radios that …

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How I Formed A Mutual Assistance Group

How I Formed A Mutual Assistance Group - This article is great because it represents how we as preppers can take advantage of the greatest resource that surrounds us. This, of course, is the people. We can accomplish much more in a disaster as a community than we can as individuals.

I am a huge fan of the MAG or mutual assistance group. It is my belief that now is the time for us to be making relationships within the community. There is such gold left unmined in communities across the …

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Why We Prepare, And What Scares Me Most

Why We Prepare, And What Scares Me Most - The article is looking at technology in a big way. I was very interested in the fact that the author even took some time to explore the growing consensus on universal basic income.

Most of us don’t have enough fingers and toes on which we can count the many issues that push us to prep. For many who look at a title like this, you may think you are looking at a run …

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The Different Types of First Aid Kits

The Different Types of First Aid Kits - The author does a great job at creating lists of different types of kits that can be made and bought. There is also an entire podcast included on the subject as well.

The power of a serious first aid kit can be unparalleled in a survival situation. Even something as simple as a hurricane. When you see floods and winds take out power and drop trees in your neighborhood having a first …

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Mortgage Free Tiny House Living: The 5 Practices for Downsizing

Why Living Smaller Is Living Better! The 5 Big Keys To Downsizing - This article is a great representation of how you can begin your own journey towards downsizing. I liked the fact that the author said that having less is not always the same as downsizing. We often get this idea that we must live in a box with one chair and hat to live a minimalistic lifestyle.

When I hear the word downsizing it often conjures up visions of children growing up and heading off to college. I see mother and father staring at one another inside a once necessary home that has suddenly just become a …

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