10 Tips that will ensure you have enough food after disaster strikes

When SHTF, you need to make sure that you and your family have enough to sustain yourselves. While this is a difficult task, there are things that you can do to make it easier for you and your loved ones. Here are 10 tips that will help ensure your survival. (h/t to BackdoorSurvival.com) Prepare for long blackouts … Continue reading 10 Tips that will ensure you have enough food after disaster strikes

Prepping tips: How to survive a long-term power outage

Ideally, your neighborhood shouldn’t have any power outages. If it does, they should only last for a couple of hours or one day. But preppers know that things often go wrong when you least expect them to and that you should always be prepared. Make sure you can survive a long-term power outage by stocking up … Continue reading Prepping tips: How to survive a long-term power outage

5 Pioneer recipes that will keep your belly full when SHTF

Pioneers were terrific survival role-models. Faced with an unfamiliar land, they were able to make do with their limited supplies and learn the basics of survival cooking on their own. So when it comes to filling foods that last, who better to turn to than pioneers? Check out the following pioneer recipes that are perfect for SHTF: (h/t to SurvivalSullivan.com) Native American fry bread This … Continue reading 5 Pioneer recipes that will keep your belly full when SHTF

Prepping tips: What to expect when you lose power for one week

Surviving a week-long power outage requires a great deal of preparation. You use electricity for a lot of things, so it only makes sense that you pay more attention to how you’ll manage your home in the event of a power outage. Here’s what to expect when the grid goes down for a week: (h/t to AskAPrepper.com) Day 1 … Continue reading Prepping tips: What to expect when you lose power for one week

Prepping safety tips: How to survive in a post-SHTF world if you have diabetes

Diabetes, or diabetes mellitus, is a condition that prevents the body from properly using the energy derived from food. As a result, diabetic patients have abnormally high blood sugar. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 34 million Americans have diabetes while another 88 million people are at risk of the disease. These numbers can spell trouble in … Continue reading Prepping safety tips: How to survive in a post-SHTF world if you have diabetes

Prepping essentials: The medicinal and survival uses of baking soda

Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is a versatile household product with a variety of medicinal and practical uses. It’s used to eliminate bad odor, clean stains, soothe stomachache and even extinguish small fires. Such a multi-purpose product should automatically secure a spot in your survival stockpile. But if you’re still not convinced, here’s a list of some of the medicinal and survival uses … Continue reading Prepping essentials: The medicinal and survival uses of baking soda

The homesteader’s kitchen: Tools and ingredients you need to preserve food before SHTF

Food preservation will come in handy when SHTF. With resources running out, food that lasts a long time will help you better plan your meals and save what you’ve foraged or stockpiled for later consumption. But first, you’ll need certain tools and ingredients to preserve food. (h/t to FoodStorageMoms.com) Dehydrator As its name suggests, a food dehydrator is a … Continue reading The homesteader’s kitchen: Tools and ingredients you need to preserve food before SHTF

More than a beauty product: 10 Survival uses for lip balm

Many people use lip balm daily to prevent dry and chapped lips. It’s small, lightweight and extremely easy to stow in pockets, hygiene kits or purses. But lip balm can do so much more than just moisturize lips. This inconspicuous object can also be used as a survival tool due to its versatility. If you … Continue reading More than a beauty product: 10 Survival uses for lip balm

Medicinal plants: 15 Must-have herbs in your survival garden

When SHTF, medicinal plants and herbs on hand become indispensable. But instead of foraging for them in the wild when disaster strikes, it’s better to grow them in an outdoor or indoor garden for a more sufficient and stable source of herbal remedies. (h/t to SurvivalSullivan.com) Potent medicinal herbs to have in your survival garden Here … Continue reading Medicinal plants: 15 Must-have herbs in your survival garden

Prepping tips for the injured or those with chronic illness

Around six in ten Americans are living with at least one chronic disease. Given this statistic, it’s likely that you either have a chronic illness or have a family member with one. This reality will make prepping for a disaster a little more difficult. However, there are ways that you can manage the situation. Here’s what … Continue reading Prepping tips for the injured or those with chronic illness