So, What Exactly is Gray Water?

DIY greywater system from kitchen sink inside to collection container outside

Household and homestead water conservation is a big deal to preppers, and definitely one of the pillars of self-sufficiency. Water is an incredibly precious resource that most of us take for granted, and especially when trying to survive a long-term societal collapse you’ll have to make the best use of resources possible. One term you’ll … Read more

Food Crisis: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving It

unemployed men queued outside a depression soup kitchen

A confluence of events here at home in the United States, influenced by domestic and global factors, has raised the ever-increasing possibility that we could be heading into a second, major food crisis. It goes without saying that any existential or practical shortage of food will have dire implications for the health and well-being of … Read more

What Size Should You Split Your Firewood?

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When the weather turns cooler, those of us who rely on wood for heating will have much to do. Even if you are planning only the occasional summer cookout, fall bonfire or cheery winter gathering around the fire pit, you will need lots of firewood. But, chucking logs and sticks into your stove, fireplace or … Read more

The Prepper’s Guide to Living Without a Fridge

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The humble refrigerator is the most taken for granted appliance in America. this ubiquitous contraption that runs day and night in kitchens all across the nation holds our leftovers, our veggies and our dairy products, all kept cold, fresh, and safe to eat. Naturally, it is almost unthinkable that you might be forced to go … Read more

45 Alternative Uses for Tallow You Should Know

mason jar with tallow

Tallow has a plethora of survival uses, including ones that may be naturally healing. Tallow, like lard, is a pure form of animal fat. Making use of all parts of an animal you are harvesting should be a key component of any survival plan. Learning how to effectively use tallow will help preppers achieve that … Read more

How to Raise Chickens for Survival Purposes

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Chickens are perhaps the perfect survival livestock because they are inexpensive to purchase and raise, reproduce quickly, and can be raised virtually anywhere. Raising chickens as part of your survival plan offers a myriad of benefits – but only if you can keep the birds alive, safe, healthy, and producing. Learning how to hatch chicks … Read more

The Legality of Living off Grid

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Living off the grid is the solution found by more and more people who either want to prepare for a long-term disaster, or just want a quiet, self sufficient life. However, moving away from crowded cities does imply some legal research about what they can and cannot do. In short, yes, it is legal to … Read more

Horses for Prepping and Survival Purposes

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Even if you’ve never owned a horse, you may have considered the feasibility of using horses for prepping and survival purposes. Horses are definitely worth considering as part of you prepping and survival planning, especially when gasoline is scarce or an EMP knocks out your car. But you can’t just go out and buy a … Read more

50 Ways to Prepare Your Homestead for SHTF

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by Megan The truth is although you may get some advanced warning of a SHTF situation, no one will predict it with absolute certainty. There are however some predicted behaviors and events that experts can predict may happen leading up to the chaos and afterwards. These predicted behavior patterns are important to understand for anyone … Read more

7 Livestock Breeds for Preppers

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When the SHTF, the power grid will ultimately fail, regardless of the long term disaster incident. We have prepared to live without a lot of things when readying for a doomsday disaster: electricity, running water, emergency responder services, and using the dollar bill as currency. One thing we will not be able to live without … Read more

Apartment Homesteading for Preppers

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by Heath There are many things to worry about when you have your mind set on preparing for the worst of outcomes. One of these problems is providing food for yourself when the SHTF, and that only compounds on itself when you live in the city. Undoubtedly there are advantages to living in a city, … Read more

…..On keeping chickens

  Raising poultry is new to me. I remembered many older skills from my parents day and refined what I recalled from them. Keeping chickens was not one of those things. The only reason I write this is to show how incredibly easy it is. With a minimum of research you can be having farm … Read more

Do You Have What it Takes to Raise Backyard Chickens?

by Nate Smith The simple fact that you even find yourself reading this article probably means that you satisfy the first requirement of raising backyard chickens: desire. Obviously, without a strong desire to keep chickens the occasional hassles and burdens of doing so would quickly become overwhelming, leaving you wondering why you ever got started … Read more

Can I Keep Chickens in My Backyard?

If you have made the decision that you would like to try your hand at keeping some chickens in your backyard, there are a few considerations that you might want to make first, and although you have probably thought of some of these, there just might be a few that might come as a surprise. … Read more

Getting Started in Beekeeping

This is my 3rd year as a hobby beekeeper, I seriously love being a beekeeper and look forward to heading out to the apiary (technical name for where the beehives are) to see the girls buzzing in and out of their hives. If you look closely at each bee when it returns to the hive … Read more