Stock up on baking soda, a versatile item with many survival and medicinal uses

A prepper understands the importance of stocking up on supplies before SHTF. While food and water are important, you also need to stock up on other items with many survival and medicinal uses like baking soda. (h/t to PrepSchoolDaily.Blogspot.com) Before disaster strikes, you should stock up on enough baking soda so that each family member has … Continue reading Stock up on baking soda, a versatile item with many survival and medicinal uses

Emergency shelter essentials: 7 Things you need for hassle-free off-grid living

If you plan to evacuate and wait things out at a safe location when SHTF, you’ll need more than a bug-out bag. Before it’s time to bug out when disaster strikes, prepare essentials like a backup power source, water and space for a survival garden in your emergency shelter. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com) Preparing your off-grid shelter before SHTF ensures … Continue reading Emergency shelter essentials: 7 Things you need for hassle-free off-grid living

Emergency preparedness: How to make your own activated charcoal

Activated charcoal can be used for water filtration and gas masks or for treating poison. In an SHTF scenario, it would be ideal to have it on hand all the time. While making your own activated charcoal takes time, it can be done at a fraction of the cost in stores. A pound of activated charcoal would … Continue reading Emergency preparedness: How to make your own activated charcoal

Prepping 101: How long will bottled water last in your stockpile?

Clean drinking water is an important part of any survival stockpile. But does bottled water have an expiration date like other food items? If you’re a beginner prepper and are still building a stockpile of your own, you can get started by buying an extra case of bottled water or two. In time, you will have … Continue reading Prepping 101: How long will bottled water last in your stockpile?

Survival skills: Learn how to cook from scratch so you can feed your family when SHTF

Convenience foods like TV dinners or instant mac and cheese can help reduce your prep time when cooking, but when SHTF it’s more important to know how to cook from scratch. This ensures that when you’re running low on supplies, you can still cook filling dishes even if you don’t have access to prepackaged meals. (h/t … Continue reading Survival skills: Learn how to cook from scratch so you can feed your family when SHTF

Essential survival skills: How to purify water when SHTF

The quest for clean water does not stop even after SHTF. Therefore, it’s important to know how to purify water when you’re forced to source it from lakes and streams. Different ways to purify water Water purification differs from water filtration. The latter uses a porous substance to filter water and is less effective at removing pollutants. Meanwhile, purification is a chemical … Continue reading Essential survival skills: How to purify water when SHTF

Prepping tips: 16 Alternative containers for your bug-out gear

Before SHTF, you need to pack a bug-out bag with items that will help you survive the trip to your bug-out location when it’s time to evacuate. Most preppers will store their bug-out gear in a sturdy backpack, but you can also use alternative containers like a duffel bag or even a wheeled suitcase. (h/t to TheSurvivalMom.com) Backpacks … Continue reading Prepping tips: 16 Alternative containers for your bug-out gear

Save and stockpile: Preparing for an economic collapse

Times are hard because of the supply chain crisis and food inflation in the United States. If you’re worried about an economic collapse, start saving now and get your preps ready before SHTF. (h/t to FoodStorageMoms.com) Start saving up and preparing your survival stockpile of essential supplies. Follow the tips below to get everything you need before … Continue reading Save and stockpile: Preparing for an economic collapse

6 Must-have foods in times of crisis

Most foods available in grocery stores are not made for long periods of storage, which means they should be consumed within a certain period of time. However, times of crisis such as natural disasters often come unannounced. Aside from natural disasters, rising food prices also threaten to make most food items way above most people’s … Continue reading 6 Must-have foods in times of crisis

How to use plants to maintain personal hygiene even when SHTF

Soap, shampoo and toothpaste are just some of the products that people use daily to keep themselves clean, yet preppers and survivalists often take these personal hygiene items for granted. Naturally, they’d be too concerned about making it out alive when disaster strikes or when SHTF to think about the importance of such items. But … Continue reading How to use plants to maintain personal hygiene even when SHTF