7 Clever uses for potassium permanganate, a versatile survival tool

  Survival kits should include tools and resources that can be used for a variety of purposes and situations. One such tool is potassium permanganate. This chemical compound combines manganese oxide ore with potassium hydroxide, and its four oxygen atoms are essential to its applicability in survival situations. Read on to learn about potassium permanganate and how to … Continue reading 7 Clever uses for potassium permanganate, a versatile survival tool

Survival essentials: 6 Things to include in a survival fire starter kit

Fire is a versatile survival asset, so it’s important that you have a fire starter kit in your bugout bag (BOB). A proper fire starter kit should contain multiple items you can use to start a fire so you can stay warm and cook outdoors. Read on for tips on building a fire survival kit. (h/t to PreppersWill.com) … Continue reading Survival essentials: 6 Things to include in a survival fire starter kit

Survival foraging: How to identify and use dandelion, a versatile weed

Most people think of dandelions as nothing but invasive weeds out to ruin their lawns. But preppers know that dandelions are just as useful as herbs and beneficial plants in home gardens. When SHTF, it pays to know how to forage for edible weeds like dandelions so you can add them to your stockpile or arsenal of … Continue reading Survival foraging: How to identify and use dandelion, a versatile weed

15 Tools every prepper needs to make life on a homestead easier after SHTF

Homesteaders are hardworking and self-sufficient individuals. They also know how to use various tools to their advantage. Just because a homestead requires a lot of time and hard work to maintain doesn’t mean you can’t make things easier for yourself. Before SHTF, invest in useful kitchen tools like a dehydrator and stand mixer so you can … Continue reading 15 Tools every prepper needs to make life on a homestead easier after SHTF

How to harness solar energy to power an off-grid air conditioner

You don’t have to sacrifice the comforts of a grid-tied home when you go off-grid. Thanks to recent advances in technology, you can now operate an air conditioner without relying on the power grid. Harnessing solar energy is one of the best ways to power an air conditioner. Here’s what you need to set up a solar power system in your … Continue reading How to harness solar energy to power an off-grid air conditioner

Emergency food prep: 9 Pioneer foods that you’ll need in your survival stockpile

Pioneer foods make excellent survival meals because they are easy to prepare. Additionally, they have a long shelf life and can provide high amounts of energy. When SHTF, these long-lasting, energy-dense foods will matter the most because they can keep you from feeling hungry and weak at a time when you need to stay on survivalist mode. Listed … Continue reading Emergency food prep: 9 Pioneer foods that you’ll need in your survival stockpile

Survival essentials: Here’s why you should grow food in your home garden before SHTF

Preppers know that home gardening is a beneficial activity because it allows you to grow crops without any harmful pesticides. Becoming a home gardener also means you have access to food after SHTF. (h/t to FoodStorageMoms.com) 6 Reasons to start a home garden Even if the world doesn’t end tomorrow, below are six reasons to start growing … Continue reading Survival essentials: Here’s why you should grow food in your home garden before SHTF

5 Machines preppers need in their homestead before disaster strikes

Running a homestead is an arduous task, but it’s a very beneficial undertaking. After all, when SHTF, you can stay relatively safe in your homestead, which should also give you access to fresh produce and food if you keep livestock and have a survival garden. If you want to make things easier for yourself before … Continue reading 5 Machines preppers need in their homestead before disaster strikes

Home gardening tips: How to start a survival orchard

Before SHTF, most homesteaders plan to start a home garden on their property so they have access to fresh produce. If you have more space on your property, you should also consider starting a survival orchard. Within several years, you can harvest fresh fruits free from pesticides. (h/t to PreppersWill.com) Why start a survival orchard? If you … Continue reading Home gardening tips: How to start a survival orchard

What to do if your survival garden dies

Starting a survival garden is ideal for anyone who wishes to become self-sufficient. But if you’re growing your own food for the first time, you should be prepared for the possibility of failure. As a skill honed through trial and error, gardening is fraught with difficulties that can be discouraging for new gardeners. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com) How to revive a dying … Continue reading What to do if your survival garden dies