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

LIGHTS OUT: 20 Things you need to do during a power outage

  It’s important to prepare everything you need before a power outage because when the lights go out, you might get disoriented and your family might panic. Stay calm, get everyone some flashlights and listen to the news if you experience a blackout in your neighborhood. (h/t to FoodStorageMoms.com) Keep the lights on: Prep before SHTF Here … Continue reading LIGHTS OUT: 20 Things you need to do during a power outage

Prepping 101: What to expect when the power goes out

  A power outage may not seem so bad, especially if you’re a prepper with a survival stockpile that’s full of supplies for your whole family. But what if the power outage lasts for a week or more? To make sure you’re not caught completely by of guard, follow the tips below to survive a long-term power outage. (h/t to AskAPrepper.com) … Continue reading Prepping 101: What to expect when the power goes out

Stockpile storage tips: How to organize your survival supplies

As a prepper, your survival stockpile should be organized. This will make it easier to keep track of all your supplies so you can quickly restock when you run out of something. If you’re at a loss because your homestead is cluttered and disorganized, start by clearing shelves and organizing everything. Always keep detailed records … Continue reading Stockpile storage tips: How to organize your survival supplies

15 Different ways to use Epsom salt on your homestead

Epsom salt, or magnesium sulfate, is a common household item with a wide range of uses. Though it’s not used for cooking, Epsom salt can still be used in the kitchen to get rid of oven grease, scrub grime off of pans and remove grout stains. Despite its name, Epsom salt is not the same as table salt, which is the … Continue reading 15 Different ways to use Epsom salt on your homestead

Survival essentials: Here’s why you need to stock up on clothing before SHTF

In a post-SHTF world, you might have trouble buying daily necessities that you can purchase easily in a normal scenario, like food, water, or clothing. Before disaster strikes, stock up on weather-appropriate clothing so you have enough clothes for yourself and your family if SHTF. (h/t to LivingLifeInRuralIowa.com) Clothes to stock up on Even if things remain … Continue reading Survival essentials: Here’s why you need to stock up on clothing before SHTF

Food supply 101: What to cook when SHTF

With a well-stocked food pantry, you can feed your family when disaster strikes and bug in without worries. But what if you’re facing a long-term power outage? While prepping your food stockpile, make sure that your supplies include items that you can prepare even during a blackout, like canned meats, canned soup and frozen vegetables. (h/t … Continue reading Food supply 101: What to cook when SHTF

7 Reasons to own a bugout bag

When disaster strikes, you never know when you’ll need to drop everything and evacuate as quickly as possible. In those moments, you can’t be rummaging through cupboards still packing supplies. In a true bugout situation, leaving your current location and getting to a safe zone should be your top priority. Doing that will be easier if … Continue reading 7 Reasons to own a bugout bag

Mend, wash and rotate: How to care for your clothes and make them last longer

Being a responsible homesteader means taking care of your belongings, even your clothing. Doing this ensures that your clothes last longer so you save money instead of having to replace shirts or pants when they get damaged. (h/t to ApartmentPrepper.com) Here are several ways to make clothes last longer and save money by doing the laundry … Continue reading Mend, wash and rotate: How to care for your clothes and make them last longer

Biblical flooding devastates mainland China

Shocking new footage out of Zhengzhou, China, shows a trainload of stranded passengers waiting for help as devastating floodwaters rise within the train car. A government-run Chinese paper posted the below video to its Twitter account showing people patiently waiting in chest-deep murky water for rescue as floodwaters apparently rise all around them: https://twitter.com/thepapercn/status/1417481408315023370?s=20 The region where … Continue reading Biblical flooding devastates mainland China