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

Food supply tips: 11 Must-have items for your pantry

Even if disaster doesn’t strike, as a prepper you need to stock up on pantry essentials so you always have various ingredients for quick, nutritious meals. Stocking up on pantry staples also ensures that when SHTF, you won’t have to leave your home for supplies since you already have enough food for your family. (h/t to FoodStorageMoms.com) … Continue reading Food supply tips: 11 Must-have items for your pantry

Prepper medicine: How to use dyer’s woad, a natural antiviral

Dyer’s woad (Isatis tinctoria) is a versatile weed used to make beautiful and natural dyes for yarn. The weed is also used to make home remedies that can treat various health issues like cold, flu and even chickenpox. (h/t to PrepSchoolDaily.Blogspot.com) What is dyer’s woad? Isatis or dyer’s woad is a plant used to make natural dyes … Continue reading Prepper medicine: How to use dyer’s woad, a natural antiviral

Homesteading 101: How to conserve water on your property

Maintaining a homestead is no easy feat, and it can sometimes be an expensive task as well. But there are many ways to save money on your property, especially if you know how to manage your resources wisely. Read on to learn how to conserve water and reuse gray water on your homestead. (h/t to HomesteadLady.com) Some … Continue reading Homesteading 101: How to conserve water on your property

Five common mistakes preppers make when harvesting rainwater and how to avoid them

Running a homestead requires a lot of your time and effort, and with it comes many expenses as well. Fortunately, preppers are creative and can save a bit of money by being frugal. You can also save on your water bill by setting up a rainwater harvesting system. Follow the tips below to avoid five … Continue reading Five common mistakes preppers make when harvesting rainwater and how to avoid them

Natural healing with willow bark: How to find natural aspirin when SHTF

Knowing how to grow or where to find plants that can be used as natural remedies is an important survival skill. This ensures that when SHTF, you can still treat minor complaints like headaches or migraines. If you frequently suffer from headaches, use willow as a natural alternative to aspirin. (h/t to PreppersWill.com) Foraging safety tips Before … Continue reading Natural healing with willow bark: How to find natural aspirin when SHTF

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