Five common mistakes preppers make when harvesting rainwater and how to avoid them

Running a homestead requires a lot of your time and effort, and with it comes many expenses as well. Fortunately, preppers are creative and can save a bit of money by being frugal. You can also save on your water bill by setting up a rainwater harvesting system. Follow the tips below to avoid five … Continue reading Five common mistakes preppers make when harvesting rainwater and how to avoid them

8 Ways to survive without water and prevent dehydration when SHTF

Water is crucial to your survival, especially in a post-SHTF scenario. If you’re stuck in the wilderness without any water, you can prevent dehydration by monitoring your water supply and learning how to find water in the wild. (h/t to ProperSurvival.com) Why is it important to stay hydrated? Drinking enough water keeps your body hydrated. It also helps … Continue reading 8 Ways to survive without water and prevent dehydration when SHTF

6 Most important skills every homesteader should learn

Living on a homestead seems like sunshine and rainbows from afar. But there’s actually more to homesteading once you get up close and personal. You’ll need to know more than just how to keep the house clean, the animals fed and the vegetables watered. But don’t fret. Each homesteading skill you learn will take you one step … Continue reading 6 Most important skills every homesteader should learn

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

Prepping checklist: Camping essentials to pack in your survival bag

Every well-planned camping trip requires a survival bag with essential items that will help you stay warm, cook food and protect yourself while outdoors. If you’re not sure what to pack, check out the detailed list below. (h/t to ProperSurvival.com) Maps Instead of relying on your phone’s GPS, bring a map so you can navigate even … Continue reading Prepping checklist: Camping essentials to pack in your survival bag

Foraging 101: 4 Must-have tools when gathering food in the wild

Foraging is a survival skill that goes back to the time of Adam and Eve. But while it has not changed much, the tools that can help you forage have. Here are four tools that you can use to forage for food successfully. (h/t to PreppersWill.com) Foldup shovel There are over 185 different plants in the United States … Continue reading Foraging 101: 4 Must-have tools when gathering food in the wild

Firestarting tips: 5 Types of campfires and how to build them

Firestarting is an important survival skill, especially if you go camping frequently or if you have plans to bug out when SHTF. (h/t to SurvivalCache.com) Knowing how to build a fire means you can stay warm, cook, boil water, or have a source of light wherever you are when disaster strikes. Firestarting basics Like other prepping and … Continue reading Firestarting tips: 5 Types of campfires and how to build them

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

Bug out survival planning: Prepping a bug-out bag in less than an hour

Before SHTF, a prepper should already have a plan A, plan B and plan C. But even the most experienced prepper can encounter various obstacles when disaster strikes. So what do you do if you’re in a foreign location and you lose your gear but you need to escape pursuers who wish to do you … Continue reading Bug out survival planning: Prepping a bug-out bag in less than an hour