Food prices will climb in 2021 as inflation accelerates

It was supposed to be 14 days, to flatten the curve. But now, nearly a year has passed since state governments first imposed economic controls and travel restrictions on small businesses and “non-essential” people. The repercussions of lock downs, medical tyranny and perpetual spending packages continue to have a ripple effect on the current economic … Continue reading Food prices will climb in 2021 as inflation accelerates

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 for a power outage: What to stock up on and when to bug out

While authorities typically give out notices in advance of a blackout, SHTF scenarios will feature abrupt power outages that last for a long time. Days without electricity could put your and your family’s safety on the line if you’re not prepared for a sudden power outage. Therefore, actively taking measures to prepare for that scenario is important for survival. What you need … Continue reading Prepping for a power outage: What to stock up on and when to bug out

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

Medicinal plants: The survival uses of eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is a fast-growing tree that’s native to Australia. It has a distinct chemical makeup that lends itself to several medicinal and household uses. Its antiseptic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory effects stem mostly from the compound eucalyptol, a common ingredient in mouthwash and cough suppressant. There are more than 400 hundred different species of eucalyptus. Eucalyptus globulus, or blue gum, is … Continue reading Medicinal plants: The survival uses of eucalyptus

Sweet salvation: Using sugar for treating wounds

When SHTF, sugar may just save you. While it may often get the flak for its link to diabetes, it has medicinal uses too as a recent study shows that sugar can help treat wounds and ward off infection. The study emerged thanks to an African nurse working in a U.K. hospital. Moses Murandu noticed that conventional drug therapy failed to … Continue reading Sweet salvation: Using sugar for treating wounds