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

Emergency shelter essentials: 7 Things you need for hassle-free off-grid living

If you plan to evacuate and wait things out at a safe location when SHTF, you’ll need more than a bug-out bag. Before it’s time to bug out when disaster strikes, prepare essentials like a backup power source, water and space for a survival garden in your emergency shelter. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com) Preparing your off-grid shelter before SHTF ensures … Continue reading Emergency shelter essentials: 7 Things you need for hassle-free off-grid living

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

13 Useful food storage lessons from World War II

There are a lot of lessons to be learned from World War II (WWII), especially for preppers who want to know how to store food supplies before SHTF. During WWII, people had to survive on war rations, which made it hard to feed a large family, especially if you were on a budget. In America, the government started rationing certain … Continue reading 13 Useful food storage lessons from World War II

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

Prepper sanitation: How to make DIY disinfecting wipes

Despite the fearmongering of mainstream media and the government, sensible citizens know that the best way to prevent Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is to practice social distancing and maintain proper hygiene. Make it a habit to wash your hands thoroughly with running water and soap. If you’re cleaning at home, use disinfecting wipes to clean surfaces and … Continue reading Prepper sanitation: How to make DIY disinfecting wipes

Roughing it: Survival tips for female preppers

Preppers come in all shapes and sizes, but women face some unique challenges when SHTF. (h/t to PreppersWill.com) Read on for tips that will benefit all outdoorswomen, such as how to deal with your period or how to take a bath when camping or bugging out. Bathing outdoors You can maintain proper hygiene while camping by devising a portable bathing … Continue reading Roughing it: Survival tips for female preppers

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?

5 Food storage lessons from World War II

Prepping isn’t an easy endeavor but modern preppers have it easier compared to those who experienced World War II (WWII). Back in the early 1940s, people had to survive on war rations, which would have made feeding a large family difficult, especially if you were on a limited budget. But despite these difficult times, people endured … Continue reading 5 Food storage lessons from World War II

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