Emergency preparedness: All-season transportation options in a post-SHTF world

When SHTF, getting from one place to another might be harder than usual. For instance, if almost everyone in your area is trying to drive away to safety, then expect heavy traffic to delay your evacuation as well. Law enforcement officers may also want to check vehicles on their way out, thereby worsening traffic. Certain disasters, such as earthquakes and … Continue reading Emergency preparedness: All-season transportation options in a post-SHTF world

5 Tips for building a bugout trailer

A bugout trailer, also known as a survival trailer, is an extension of your bugout bag (BOB). It makes it easier to carry extra supplies without the added weight slowing your bugout. Plus, few preppers dream of having a legitimate bugout location because it’s often out of their budget. A bugout trailer will, at the … Continue reading 5 Tips for building a bugout trailer

Survival essentials: 6 Things to include in a survival fire starter kit

Fire is a versatile survival asset, so it’s important that you have a fire starter kit in your bugout bag (BOB). A proper fire starter kit should contain multiple items you can use to start a fire so you can stay warm and cook outdoors. Read on for tips on building a fire survival kit. (h/t to PreppersWill.com) … Continue reading Survival essentials: 6 Things to include in a survival fire starter kit

Prepper recipes: How to make survival energy bars

Before SHTF, preppers know that they need to stock up on survival rations so they can keep their energy up when disaster strikes. But not all energy bars are good for you, especially if they’re full of added sugar and harmful chemicals like high-fructose corn syrup. Below are recipes you can try if you want … Continue reading Prepper recipes: How to make survival energy bars

Prepper food supply: How to make Meals, Ready-to-Eat (MREs)

The military gives service members portable meals called “Meals, Ready-to-Eat” (MREs), which are self-contained field rations in lightweight packaging. But MREs are sometimes hard to come by, and it can be expensive to purchase them if you have a large survival group. To save some money, you can prep DIY MREs using ingredients you already … Continue reading Prepper food supply: How to make Meals, Ready-to-Eat (MREs)

Survival medicine 101: CBD for when SHTF

When SHTF, the last place you’d want to go to is a medical facility. Hospitals and clinics will be swarming with patients despite these places being severely understaffed. This is why it’s important to have a well-stocked emergency kit. It’s always a good idea to add one more item to a prepper’s emergency kit, a natural … Continue reading Survival medicine 101: CBD for when SHTF

Do you have these essential items in your survival fire starter kit?

Whether you’re camping or bugging out, outdoor trips require a crucial item — a firestarting kit. A well-planned kit contains several ways to start a fire so you can stay warm and cook outdoors. (h/t to ModernSurvivalBlog.com) Firestarting skills are essential to your survival, especially when SHTF. Ideally, you should know how to start a fire using very basic tools, … Continue reading Do you have these essential items in your survival fire starter kit?

These important items deserve a place in every bug-out bag

If you’re just starting your journey as a prepper, you need to familiarize yourself with the bug-out bag (BOB). The backpack for your BOB should be sturdy and the items in it must cover your basic needs for at least 72 hours after you evacuate from a survival scenario. (h/t to SurvivalSullivan.com.) Deciding what to include … Continue reading These important items deserve a place in every bug-out bag

A list of medical supplies you need to be stockpiling NOW before SHTF

The end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI): Perhaps a few years ago we would have laughed at the preppers who insisted that a huge-scale disaster could be just around the corner. Most of us aren’t laughing anymore. The world, as we once knew it, is no more. It feels like we are surrounded … Continue reading A list of medical supplies you need to be stockpiling NOW before SHTF

7 “extra” items for your bugout bag that would be nice to have in any emergency

Not all bugout bags are created equal. After all, every individual has his or her own preferences when it comes to what stuff to carry in times of emergency. However, in almost all cases, the basics are largely the same among those that do use bugout bags. It’s really in the “extra” stuff that people … Continue reading 7 “extra” items for your bugout bag that would be nice to have in any emergency