Survival first aid: 3 Skills that might save your life when disaster strikes

It’s important to learn different skills that can help you survive when SHTF. From firestarting to gardening, the list is endless. If you want to start now, read up on medical skills like maintaining proper hygiene, recognizing early symptoms of various health issues and how to identify mental health conditions. Even if you’re not a medic, … Continue reading Survival first aid: 3 Skills that might save your life when disaster strikes

Proper food storage: 6 Ways to preserve food at home

Being self-sufficient means looking for ways to help your family survive without relying on outside sources for food, water and other necessities. If you’re a homesteader, one way to become more self-sufficient before SHTF is to learn how to safely preserve and store food for future use. (h/t to FoodRevolution.org) Storing food properly can help reduce food waste … Continue reading Proper food storage: 6 Ways to preserve food at home

Food supply 101: Top 14 food items for your survival stockpile

Before SHTF, a prepper’s stockpile will already have an assortment of food supplies like beans, rice and clean drinking water. But if you’re looking for more items to add to your stockpile, consider uncommon but equally important foods like canned tuna or honey. (h/t to HomesteadSurvivalSite.com) The foods listed below are nutritious and have an extended shelf … Continue reading Food supply 101: Top 14 food items for your survival stockpile

A crash course in intensive gardening

Gardening is a work-intensive practice, but one that is worth all the hard work and time you invest in it. After all, who is going to say no to a hobby that gives you a workout and yields the literal fruits (and vegetables) of your labor? In uncertain times like the current public health crisis, there is … Continue reading A crash course in intensive gardening

A crash course on food drying for preppers

If you want to avoid starvation when SHTF, you need to have a well-stocked pantry of nutritious meats and organic produce for long-term storage. The problem is that a lot of food won’t last for very long without undergoing some sort of food preservation technique. Fortunately, drying is one of the best food preservation methods … Continue reading A crash course on food drying for preppers

How long do you have to boil water for it to be drinkable?

In an SHTF situation, knowing even the littlest of facts can spell the difference between life and death. Or in a normal day, the difference between comfort and the constant need to go to the bathroom. (h/t to DoomAndBloom.net)Take water, for example.Despite its abundance in our surroundings, not every drop of water you find is safe … Continue reading How long do you have to boil water for it to be drinkable?

It’s time you grew your own fruit-bearing trees for food – here’s how

Preppers are resourceful individuals. They make the most out of what they have, including the space on their land or property. Growing your own food is a key component of prepping, and fruit trees are some of the best things to start planting around your land. Here are some tips for planting your own food-producing trees … Continue reading It’s time you grew your own fruit-bearing trees for food – here’s how

Community gardens: Why urban preppers are building these gardening plots

If you live in the city but you want to start prepping, don’t despair. You can start a kitchen garden in your own home, or you can join other preppers and cultivate a community garden.Community gardens have once again risen in popularity, and this is probably because most city-dwellers live in apartments or skyscrapers, with … Continue reading Community gardens: Why urban preppers are building these gardening plots

Off grid living: Grow 25 pounds of sweet potatoes in a bucket

Although sweet potatoes are an important staple food for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, this versatile, orange root tuber can be added to many other meals all year round. While sweet potatoes have been used for ages by many cultures around the world, until recently they weren’t a regular sight on American kitchen tables outside of … Continue reading Off grid living: Grow 25 pounds of sweet potatoes in a bucket