Preparedness

Review & Install How-To: Epic Smart Shield Water Filter

After the continued and quite satisfying success of my Epic Pure pitcher-type filter (read my review of the Epic Pure here), I decided to look to Epic again when it came time to upgrade my home water filtration. I wanted an under-sink water filtration system to hook into my home plumbing to free up some… Read More

The Spices of Life

I was lucky to have grown up in a house with two good cooks that taught me how to cook.  Mom was a classic southern “soul” food cooker with menus of fried chicken, pork chops, stews, fresh vegetables and cornbread.  Dad was a fancier cook having learned some of the trade at the famous Blackstone… Read More

Cooking With Fire

Fire is one of the earth’s four cardinal elements and mythology is filled with stories of how mankind got their hands on it in the first place. We do know that being able to make fire changed the face of nutrition, health and human progress forever – and, whether you’re getting together for a barbecue… Read More

Larder Staples

If not at the top of prepper lists, certainly food stocks are very close.  Most preppers understand the basic necessity for water first, but in short order people are going to get hungry.  This natural instinctive urge matters not the circumstances of either bugging in or out.  Basic and consistent nutrition is critical to survival… Read More

Human Clockwork: Survival & Endurance Facts about the Body

The human body at its best should function like a well-calibrated timepiece; in a survival or disaster situation your body might be all you’ve got. We took a closer look at just how much the human body is able to take – and some world records that have pushed it to the edge.  By Alex… Read More

Buy Guns Based on Needs Not Wants

Prepper survivalists tend to be gun people.  That in and of itself is fine, because one of the major concerns during any big time SHTF is defense against outside threats.  Self-defense and protection are huge components to maintaining safety of person, family, property, and survival supply stocks.  But how many guns does that take?  Use… Read More

Give Assistance Not Advice

Today’s fortune cookie from the local China Buffet was indeed prophetic.   “Give assistance not advice during a crisis,” stated the white paper slip from the Chinese cookie.  We know now that a lot of assistance came forth from complete strangers during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  However, a natural disaster such as a hurricane or… Read More

Survival With Disabilities

Survival of the fittest should be taken to apply as much to those who are fit of mind; how many great minds would be lost to history if only the able-bodied were able to make it through a potential survival situation? It could be you or it could be someone in your group that you… Read More

To Put A Lock On A Glock Or Not

This is not about Glock handguns, per se.  It is about what choices to make for a prepper or survival handgun(s) for your personal and property protection regardless of a Bug In or a Bug Out option.  This includes any scenario involving a forced escape from your primary residence in the face of any type… Read More

Prepper Hardware Supplies

An essential element in building up a comprehensive prepper supply is to include on a planning list a stock of all sorts and types of hardware items.  You can have all the tools and gear in the world, but if something breaks, needs maintenance, or a fresh build, then nothing much can be done without… Read More

First-Aid Procedures You Should Know

Everyone should have a basic knowledge of first-aid. It could mean the difference between life and death for you or someone else, and its usefulness isn’t restricted to a survival situation. Here are our recommendations for starting your basic first-aid education.  We’d recommend readers do more than just read the books or online courses recommended… Read More

Managing Complicated Inventories

As prep counselors and advisors, we get endless questions and inquiries about how much “stuff” to buy.  But even more importantly and often a question of inquiry is how to organize it all, then keep it all in order and up-to-date.  For many that is the hard part.  Just this week, I got a call… Read More

15 Ways to Repel Bugs Naturally

Having a healthy insect population in your garden is a good thing, but when you’re camping you can run into all sorts of things like mosquitoes, flies, spiders, ticks, fleas, ants and mites. If you’re an avid gardener, you might also want to keep the insect population on your lovelies in check. Pesticides and insect… Read More