Prepping basics: A 10-item checklist for beginner preppers

The prepping lifestyle is often intimidating for non-preppers because it feels like there are so many things to do before you can be ready for any disaster. But at its core, prepping is all about being consistent and taking small steps to ensure that your family is safe when disaster strikes. If you want to … Continue reading Prepping basics: A 10-item checklist for beginner preppers

Food storage tips: How to store canned foods safely

Most prepper stockpiles include an assortment of food supplies like store-bought canned goods, home-canned produce and other crucial survival items. Before SHTF, make sure your supplies will last for a long time by storing canned foods properly. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com) Follow the tips below to avoid spoilage and food poisoning when stocking up on canned foods. Pay attention to “Best … Continue reading Food storage tips: How to store canned foods safely

Prepping food supply tips: How to eat healthy on a budget

Being on a tight budget doesn’t mean you need to starve yourself or buy food from the dollar menu at a fast-food restaurant. As a prepper, your whole family can eat well if you know when to buy ingredients and how to plan your meals. (h/t to PennilessParenting.com) By being practical, you can save money on groceries and … Continue reading Prepping food supply tips: How to eat healthy on a budget

Food supply 101: Can vinegar go bad?

Vinegar is a common pantry item used for a variety of things. It is used for cooking, pickling, removing stains, eliminating weeds and washing pets. Many people also use vinegar to shed weight and extend the life of ornamental flowers. With that many uses, homesteaders love to stock up on vinegar. But you might be wondering if you need … Continue reading Food supply 101: Can vinegar go bad?

Food storage tips: How to make DIY dehydrated meals

Dehydration is one of the easiest and least expensive methods of food preservation. For one, it is a great option for storing extra produce after an abundant harvest. Dried, nutrient-dense foods are also an indispensable part of any prepper’s stockpile. Benefits of food dehydration Dehydrating food is as simple as it sounds. In ancient times, … Continue reading Food storage tips: How to make DIY dehydrated meals

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

Say goodbye to toothaches with these natural cures

You don’t often see homesteaders and survivalists hunched over in pain, but in the off-chance that you do, it may likely be due to a toothache. A toothache can be caused by tooth decay, tooth fracture, a damaged filling or bacterial infection inside a tooth. Some toothaches may also come from temporary gum irritation and will typically go away after … Continue reading Say goodbye to toothaches with these natural cures