Eleven Foods That Should Not Miss From Your SHTF Pantry

11 Foods That Should Not Miss From Your SHTF Pantry

Many of so-called long term storage foods can really be stored for about six months before they go bad. So in my opinion your food stock  plan should include foods that last for more than 6 months. This way you will not be forced to rotate all your food every 5-6 months just to be sure that if SHTF you will have fresh food on your table. Today we are going to talk about food that last for at least one or two years in your pantry. Continue reading

Beware: Ex Military Soldier’s Survival Plan Is “To Hit Preppers”


One of the tenets of long-term preparedness is something we refer to as Operational Security, or OPSEC. The goal is to build our stockpiles, strategies and friendships without the knowledge of the general public, or in many cases, even our neighbors or acquaintances.

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Top 10 Vehicles For Your EMP Survival


Thirty years ago, most of the cars used carburetors, and only a few people believed that electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is a real threat.

Nowadays, even NASA admits that EMP is one of those events we could not recover from: it would stop all infrastructures that sustain modern society which rely so much on electronics. Continue reading

Meat Preservation:Smoking Meat & Making Jerky


Before refrigeration people relied on salt and smoke to preserve their meat. Most people lived on family farms and the “smoke house” was as familiar as the outhouse. Refrigeration changed the way we did a lot of things, but one thing it did not change was our taste for the flavor of smoked meat.

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Biltong  is a great survival food that has his origins in Southern Africa and it’s a variety of dried and cured meat. You can use a big variety of meats to produce biltong like beef , game meats, chicken, fish or even ostrich. First you have to cut out the fillets of meat.

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6 Reasons You Should Own a Survival Bow & Arrow


Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com.

I am a big fan of the bow and arrow for a variety of reasons, and I personally think that anyone who has an interest in primitive survival skills or modern urban survival should seriously consider purchasing a good bow and arrow and become proficient in using it. There are hundreds of bows to choose from, but my particular bow of choice is an October Mountain Blue Ridge Hunter Take Down Recurve Bow. Below are six reasons why you should consider owning a similar survival take-down bow. Continue reading

Five unique ways to start a fire you will not believe

5 unique ways to start a fire you will not believe
Let’s be clear. These are not the preferred ways to get a fire going. If you would have used your noggin’, you would have a BIC lighter or strike anywhere matches handy, or perhaps a magnesium stick on your keychain. Any of these will work much better than the methods I am describing.

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Why Most Of The Western Half Of The U.S. Is Completely Unsuitable For Strategic Relocation


If there is one thing that you cannot live without, it is fresh water.  Just try it some time.  Seriously – try to live for 24 hours without using a single drop of fresh water.  You will quickly learn how indispensable it is.  Unfortunately, a lot of people that are “strategically relocating” to another part of the United States are not taking the availability of fresh water seriously when making the decision about where to move. Continue reading