Teaching Your Kids To Be Prepared

Preparation in today’s day and age is a must. To assume that a natural disaster, a home invader, or a financial collapse won’t affect your family is a tad [...]

Top 20 Foods Wasted

Currently, in the U.S., almost half of our food — 40 percent of what we grow — ends up in the garbage, according to an report, and globally food [...]

4 Ways How To Tell If A Dented Can Is Safe

Some dented cans of food are unsafe and should be discarded, but you may be surprised to discover that most are perfectly safe. Here’s how to tell if a [...]

28 “Old Timer” Ways To Predict The Weather

Before we had the Fancy Doppler Radar and various other techonolgical advancements  in weather forecasting, we had the “Old Timers.”  These were people [...]

Survival Training Ideas: 4 Life Saving Skills That Don’t Require A Formal Class

There is so much knowledge and information in the preparedness community. I love listening to experts speak from their experiences because I never want to stop [...]

Food Storage: Knowing What You Have is More Important than Buying Something New

The other week I stopped and stared at my pantry. Looking in on all of the cans of food, bags of rice, beans and jugs of water gives me a sense of [...]

Avoid The Lines – How to Store Fuel Long Term

A generator without gas is like a rifle without ammunition. For this piece of machinery to be of any use to you outside of a very expensive and heavy paper [...]

Has Electricity Zapped Our Self-Sufficiency?

With so many folks preparing to survive economic depression as our parents and grandparents did in the 1930s, I wonder about our “progress” since that [...]

Prepare for Disasters While Supplies Last

I was going to write about fitness this week. But with the flooding disasters, last week, in Colorado and New Mexico it seemed important to expound on [...]

Food Storage: Where to Start

Food storage is one of the first things that people begin to consider when starting their preparedness plans. And this is obviously a smart thing to do, [...]

80 Uses for Paracord: What Did I Miss?

Last week a friend of mine saw the paracord lanyard that I keep on my keychain and asked what it was for. I explained a little history of paracord and told [...]

71 Survival Items Under $5.00

I am always on the lookout for great deals for prepping and survival supplies. I was scouring through a few forums and ran across this post from way back in [...]