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

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

Prepping basics: 8 Types of foods to keep in your survival pantry

You need to be wise about the foods you keep in your survival pantry because some foods go bad quickly. Others, on the other hand, last long but are just empty calories. (h/t to Survivopedia.com) When preparing your survival stockpile, you have to consider the calorie content, cost, nutrient value and shelf life of food. Here’s why these considerations … Continue reading Prepping basics: 8 Types of foods to keep in your survival pantry

Prepping 101: How to store water for emergency preparedness

The human body needs water to function properly, and a person may only survive for a few days without water. Clean water is also important for sanitation and hygiene. This is why having an emergency supply of clean, safe water is essential when SHTF. But there’s more to water storage than filling drums and buckets with potable … Continue reading Prepping 101: How to store water for emergency preparedness

Survival cooking: How to make and preserve bone broth

Bone broth is water simmered with animal bones, meat and vegetables. It’s an excellent survival food because it’s nutritious, easy to make and inexpensive. Just add bits of meat and vegetables in hot water, throw in some animal bones from your last meal, simmer and you have yourself a nice, flavorful soup to warm your belly. Plus, … Continue reading Survival cooking: How to make and preserve bone broth

Prepping 101: How to create and store a survival kit

Being prepared means being equipped with the right supplies you may need when SHTF. Keep your supplies in a portable kit you can access on the fly or take with you in case you need to evacuate. In this article, you’ll learn how to put together your own survival kit and how to properly store it. … Continue reading Prepping 101: How to create and store a survival kit

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

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