10 Must-have camping tools that can teach your kids survival skills

Part of prepping is making sure everyone in your family knows how to survive when SHTF, including children. Setting up your children for success in life means teaching them basic, age-appropriate survival skills. Although babies and toddlers are not going to be much help in an emergency, you can start training your little prepper as early as … Continue reading 10 Must-have camping tools that can teach your kids survival skills

New York Times calls out CDC for faulty covid guidance

A claim by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that “less than 10 percent” of all cases of Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) transmission occur outdoors is wildly misleading, The New York Times is reporting. The reality, the Times says, is that less than one percent of Chinese Virus cases occur from outdoor spread, and the CDC is trying to make … Continue reading New York Times calls out CDC for faulty covid guidance

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

Tips for setting up an off-grid power system when SHTF

In times of social unrest or calamity, you can’t always rely on the power grid to provide you with electricity. Power outages can come without warning, leaving you feeling trapped and vulnerable in your own home. An off-grid electrical power system can augment your power supply when SHTF or allow you to go off the grid entirely. … Continue reading Tips for setting up an off-grid power system when SHTF

More than just Lyme: Ticks carry a collection of pathogens

Ticks, parasitic arachnids belonging to the same family as mites, have long been associated with Lyme disease, an infection caused by a spiral bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. The disease is spread to humans through the bite of black-legged or deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis). Based on information released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is … Continue reading More than just Lyme: Ticks carry a collection of pathogens

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

Survival 101: How to suture a wound when out in the wilderness

Providing proper first aid is not only an essential survival skill, but also an important skill to learn in everyday life. Accidents can happen when you’re out and about, and sometimes an accident leads to gaining a large, gaping wound. In this situation, learning how to suture or stitch up a wound can potentially save … Continue reading Survival 101: How to suture a wound when out in the wilderness

7 Ways you’re unknowingly putting yourself at risk for Lyme disease

After going outside, it may be best to do a tick check. Lyme disease is a dangerous condition that causes fever, rashes, face paralysis, and arthritis. Without proper care, it can even lead to death. Interestingly, something so deadly comes from the bite of something so small: ticks. Ticks are tiny arachnids commonly found in grassy, woodland … Continue reading 7 Ways you’re unknowingly putting yourself at risk for Lyme disease

First aid tips for preppers: How to treat common injuries when SHTF

A first aid kit is an essential item both for regular days and an emergency. Should you lose your first aid kit, would you know how to prepare an improvised one? (h/t to TheRealSurvivalists.com) If someone gets hurt in an emergency, a prepper must stay calm and look for makeshift tools for an improvised medical kit. These … Continue reading First aid tips for preppers: How to treat common injuries when SHTF

Prepping basics: Tips for building a pocket survival kit

Do you know how to build a pocket survival kit? As a prepper, you need a PSK so you have access to basic survival items and tools on the fly. (h/t to Survivopedia.com) As the name implies, a pocket survival kit (PSK) is a small container packed with essential survival items. Your PSK should be small enough to carry comfortably … Continue reading Prepping basics: Tips for building a pocket survival kit