Guest Post: “Adventures in Survival #1: Food”

March 31, 2014

A couple weeks back, we had a fellow who goes by the handle “NoSox” write up a pretty good blog post and it went over quite well….and he was kind enough to send us a three-part series called “Adventures in Survival” about how he gets his preps rolling. He has some really great, organized ideas […]

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How do you prepare for THIS?

March 28, 2014

  You wanna know what scares the holy living bejeezus out of me? Tsunamis. I live about 25 miles inland from the Southern Maine coast, and it’s relatively flat land, with little terrain until you get immediately west of me. Worse yet, I work about a mile from the coast of the Atlantic ocean. If […]

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Dirt Simple Seeds

March 27, 2014

I got a comment last week asking for some simple seed saving tips. Now, let me preface this with a warning, seed saving is one of those things that starts out really easy and then sucks you in as you try to master all of the subtleties.  So, I’m going to limit this post to […]

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Survival Knife vs Hatchet – A Question of Gear

March 26, 2014

Awhile back I asked if given a choice between a hatchet or a knife, which would you rather have in a survival situation?  I got back many comments about how an axe is superior to a knife and so on. I’m asking the same question again, but I want to make it very clear this time […]

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CJ’s Root Cellar Thoughts

March 25, 2014

Steve suffering in NJ asked about root cellars last week. I’ve fiddled around with this a bit, so I’m going to share some of what I’ve learned.  But I’m going to keep it simple, if you want to get into the nitty gritty details, I can’t recommend highly enough, “Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of […]

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SHTFblog news, giveaway teaser

March 24, 2014

Ugh…Monday. Here we go again! Well, as you’re drudging through your morning coffee and getting yourself psyched up for work, maybe you can help us here at out a bit. You guys’ (and gals’!) input is always valuable to us, since you’re who we do this for. In the next few weeks, you might […]

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Advertiser Spotlight:

March 21, 2014

I’d like to start periodically having a “spotlight” on our advertisers, so you can get to know them a little bit better. Our advertisers are the reason you guys can come here every weekday and read something new, something fresh, and learn just a little bit more (plus contribute your ideas!) to keep you and […]

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Calamity’s Corner

March 20, 2014

It’s that time again! We’re listening to YOU today. What are you planning for spring? What would you like to see us cover here on your favorite prepping blog? Do you have big plans for this year? Are you strengthening your preps for anything specific?  What can we help with? Do you know where the […]

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How to Gain Knowledge and Experience in the Wilderness for the Beginner – Part 1

March 19, 2014

How many times have you heard someone say, “You need to get experience in the woods!” without actually explaining how to do it?  To someone who’s been doing it for years it’s almost a no-brainer.  But what if you’ve never been out in the woods or have very limited experience? Here’s a quick primer on […]

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Transplanting Tips

March 18, 2014

If you’re like me, you have some need to start garden plants indoors. Anything that needs a long growing season has to have a head start in order to have any chance of being productive in the short zone 4 summer here. Knowing how to start transplants, and keep them alive is a great skill […]

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March 17, 2014

  “Well, THAT’S gotta be too good to be true.” I thought. I was searching Amazon for a good Entrenching Tool, a small collapsible shovel, for my BOB/truck. I was really looking for a Glock E-Tool, but as I was scrolling through the results, this baby popped up for a mere $9 plus shipping. It […]

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Gun Rights Battle in Connecticut

March 14, 2014

I don’t know if you’ve been following what’s been going down in Connecticut since Jan. 1, but what happens there could very well set a precedent for gun owners across the country. Call it ignorance, call it civil disobedience, or explain it away by saying, “they must not have known”, but however you put it, […]

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Will States Survive TEOTWAWKI?

March 13, 2014

Have you thought about how likely your state is to survive TEOTWAWKI? We’re in a relatively peaceful time right now, but some states are already showing signs of strain.  I recently heard about a plan being circulated to split California into 6 different states. California has grown so big, so inefficient, it’s essentially ungovernable, according […]

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