Stock up on baking soda, a versatile item with many survival and medicinal uses

A prepper understands the importance of stocking up on supplies before SHTF. While food and water are important, you also need to stock up on other items with many survival and medicinal uses like baking soda. (h/t to PrepSchoolDaily.Blogspot.com) Before disaster strikes, you should stock up on enough baking soda so that each family member has … Continue reading Stock up on baking soda, a versatile item with many survival and medicinal uses

13 Essential non-electric kitchen tools for your off-grid homestead

While electric appliances are convenient, when you’re dealing with a long-term power outage you may have trouble cooking if most of your tools run on electricity. As a prepper or homesteader, having manual or non-electric kitchen tools ensures that you can prepare meals and preserve food even after the grid goes down. (h/t to ModernSurvivalBlog.com) Below is … Continue reading 13 Essential non-electric kitchen tools for your off-grid homestead

Emergency preparedness: How to make your own activated charcoal

Activated charcoal can be used for water filtration and gas masks or for treating poison. In an SHTF scenario, it would be ideal to have it on hand all the time. While making your own activated charcoal takes time, it can be done at a fraction of the cost in stores. A pound of activated charcoal would … Continue reading Emergency preparedness: How to make your own activated charcoal

Survival tips: Dealing with depression after SHTF

Depression is not a joke. It can affect a person’s way of thinking, behaving and feeling. Although the condition is primarily blamed on the lack of certain chemicals or neurotransmitters in the brain, it is actually very complex and can be caused by stressful life events, medications, health problems and family history. A person who … Continue reading Survival tips: Dealing with depression after SHTF

Prepping 101: How long will bottled water last in your stockpile?

Clean drinking water is an important part of any survival stockpile. But does bottled water have an expiration date like other food items? If you’re a beginner prepper and are still building a stockpile of your own, you can get started by buying an extra case of bottled water or two. In time, you will have … Continue reading Prepping 101: How long will bottled water last in your stockpile?

Survival skills: Learn how to cook from scratch so you can feed your family when SHTF

Convenience foods like TV dinners or instant mac and cheese can help reduce your prep time when cooking, but when SHTF it’s more important to know how to cook from scratch. This ensures that when you’re running low on supplies, you can still cook filling dishes even if you don’t have access to prepackaged meals. (h/t … Continue reading Survival skills: Learn how to cook from scratch so you can feed your family when SHTF

Survival medicine: Natural remedies for asthma

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that causes inflammation in the lungs. As a result, the bronchial tubes that let air in and out of the lungs become constricted. Lung tissues also produce more mucus than usual in response to the inflammation. Inflamed tubes and excess mucus can make it difficult for a person to breathe. Common symptoms of … Continue reading Survival medicine: Natural remedies for asthma

Honey, powdered milk, salt and wheat: Survival cooking with the 4 basics of food storage

Survival cooking wouldn’t be complete without the four basics of food storage — honey, salt, wheat and powdered milk. For starters, these foods have a long shelf life and are easy to store. They’re also widely available, easy to prepare and nutritious. When SHTF, you can easily cook a delicious meal with these four foods. Recipes … Continue reading Honey, powdered milk, salt and wheat: Survival cooking with the 4 basics of food storage

Essential survival skills: How to purify water when SHTF

The quest for clean water does not stop even after SHTF. Therefore, it’s important to know how to purify water when you’re forced to source it from lakes and streams. Different ways to purify water Water purification differs from water filtration. The latter uses a porous substance to filter water and is less effective at removing pollutants. Meanwhile, purification is a chemical … Continue reading Essential survival skills: How to purify water when SHTF

Prepper recipes: How to make hardtack, a long-lasting survival food

Hardtack is a hard biscuit made of flour, water and salt. It is a long-lasting food that’s perfect for long-term emergencies. In fact, the oldest surviving hardtack was baked in 1851 and remains edible to this day. A Civil War staple, hardtack is a survival food that deserves a spot in any prepper’s food stockpile. Hardtack recipe … Continue reading Prepper recipes: How to make hardtack, a long-lasting survival food