Emergency preparedness: All-season transportation options in a post-SHTF world

When SHTF, getting from one place to another might be harder than usual. For instance, if almost everyone in your area is trying to drive away to safety, then expect heavy traffic to delay your evacuation as well. Law enforcement officers may also want to check vehicles on their way out, thereby worsening traffic. Certain disasters, such as earthquakes and … Continue reading Emergency preparedness: All-season transportation options in a post-SHTF world

LIGHTS OUT: 20 Things you need to do during a power outage

  It’s important to prepare everything you need before a power outage because when the lights go out, you might get disoriented and your family might panic. Stay calm, get everyone some flashlights and listen to the news if you experience a blackout in your neighborhood. (h/t to FoodStorageMoms.com) Keep the lights on: Prep before SHTF Here … Continue reading LIGHTS OUT: 20 Things you need to do during a power outage

Prepping 101: What to expect when the power goes out

  A power outage may not seem so bad, especially if you’re a prepper with a survival stockpile that’s full of supplies for your whole family. But what if the power outage lasts for a week or more? To make sure you’re not caught completely by of guard, follow the tips below to survive a long-term power outage. (h/t to AskAPrepper.com) … Continue reading Prepping 101: What to expect when the power goes out

Food supply tips: 11 Must-have items for your pantry

Even if disaster doesn’t strike, as a prepper you need to stock up on pantry essentials so you always have various ingredients for quick, nutritious meals. Stocking up on pantry staples also ensures that when SHTF, you won’t have to leave your home for supplies since you already have enough food for your family. (h/t to FoodStorageMoms.com) … Continue reading Food supply tips: 11 Must-have items for your pantry

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

Natural healing with willow bark: How to find natural aspirin when SHTF

Knowing how to grow or where to find plants that can be used as natural remedies is an important survival skill. This ensures that when SHTF, you can still treat minor complaints like headaches or migraines. If you frequently suffer from headaches, use willow as a natural alternative to aspirin. (h/t to PreppersWill.com) Foraging safety tips Before … Continue reading Natural healing with willow bark: How to find natural aspirin when SHTF

Stock up on these 7 basic food items before SHTF

Food is one of the most important items people need following a major disaster. Unfortunately, it is often the first one to run out when people scramble to groceries. Thus, stocking up on key food items during abundant periods proves useful in times of short food supply. Here are seven basic food items to stock up on … Continue reading Stock up on these 7 basic food items before SHTF

Food supply 101: What to cook when SHTF

With a well-stocked food pantry, you can feed your family when disaster strikes and bug in without worries. But what if you’re facing a long-term power outage? While prepping your food stockpile, make sure that your supplies include items that you can prepare even during a blackout, like canned meats, canned soup and frozen vegetables. (h/t … Continue reading Food supply 101: What to cook when SHTF

Prepping 101: Prep before SHTF, then improvise when you have to

Preppers are well aware of the importance of prepping before SHTF, but this doesn’t mean that a survival plan is automatically fail-proof. Some situations may require specialized responses that you can only hatch at the moment. This is why preppers should also know how to improvise when the occasion calls for it. (h/t to BeansBulletsBandagesAndYou.com) Preparing vs. improvising It may appear contradictory to all that … Continue reading Prepping 101: Prep before SHTF, then improvise when you have to

Prepping tips: What you can learn from the rich on preparing for SHTF events

Disaster and emergency preparedness have increased in popularity recently. No longer are you considered odd for stocking up on food, water and other essentials, especially if you live in a region where disasters are an ever-present risk. But everyday preppers are not the only ones making sure they have enough resources to survive disasters. Wealthy people are … Continue reading Prepping tips: What you can learn from the rich on preparing for SHTF events