5 Ways to Secure Your Preps From Intruders

old shed full of supplies

So your hard work and vigilance paid off; you sacrificed, scrimped, saved and religiously laid in supplies and stored provision ample enough to see you through a crisis that you hoped would never happen, but lo and behold it has. Mercifully you and your family survived. Your house is intact. You should be okay, after … Read more

Bartering after TSHTF

In the event that there is some type of cataclysmic situation that reduces society and the economy back to the stone ages (or close to it) – bartering will become a common method of commerce. With that in mind – I have been putting some additional items in my preps with “barter” in mind. Here … Read more

Top 50 Budget Preparedness Items on Amazon

Frequent readers will know that I am a huge fan of Amazon.com for purchasing preparedness stuff – as well as all kinds of other items. Low prices, huge selection, and Free Shipping on most orders is what has be coming back month after month. Amazon offers a Prime membership, which provides benefits such as free … Read more

The Top 5 Preparedness Items you MUST own NOW—and cost less than $20.00 each

People spend thousands of dollars on the latest and greatest preparedness equipment in their preparations for when the SHTF. Too often the most common sense and inexpensive items are overlooked.     Here are the Top 5 Preparedness Items you MUST own NOW—and cost less than $20.00 each.   No excuses.   #1. Matches—Fire provides heat. Fire … Read more

The Survival Cabinet

Over the past several weeks I have received many emails from people that have just “woke up” and discovered prepping. Many of these folks are moms and dads and just concerned about what the future holds and want to prepare in some way for their family. Most of my contacts stress they are on a budget and are starting … Read more

Survival Book Review: The Survival Template

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     Browsing through different products on Amazon I came across The Survival Template and after reading the description I decided to order it.  Written by John Heatherly, the book takes a very methodical and organized look at preparedness as well as life in general. The author takes the reader through a systematic approach of writing down … Read more

Results from September 26th “Commitment” post…..

[NOTE from Rourke: sorry for some of the test being so small. I had a heck of a time trying to format this post. Importing formatting/HTML from varying sources was horrible and time consuming.] I received a couple of responses to my “Make a commitment for one month” post from September 26th. In that post I challenged everyone … Read more

This week’s assignment: Dryer Lint

Yup. Dryer lint. If you are not aware – dryer lint is an excellent tinder to start fires. Most all households have dryers with lint screens. People every day clean off the lint screen and throw away the lint. Weeks ago I started collecting the lint and use it frequently to start my fire pit. So – … Read more

Gun maintenance supplies to put back……

Maybe not for your typical severe winter storm or short term power outage – but in a long-term WROL situation, having firearm maintenance supplies is important. Keeping your firearms functioning properly – well….. just makes sense doesn’t it? So – what type of things should be put back? First – cleaning supplies. An assortment of … Read more

Rechargeable Batteries

Rechargeable batteries are not only a great way to save money – but can be a valuable resource in a disaster. Most of my battery-powered components use a standard AA battery. I am trying to keep it this way as the AA alkaline battery is relatively inexpensive and many can stored taking up little space. Before I go … Read more

This weeks assignment: Toilet Paper

Consider a post-apocalyptic world. Consider the comforts of modern day living are mostly nonexistent. You have stockpiled food, water, medical supplies, etc. You are cooking in your dutch oven and fishing with your ample supply of tackle that you have put back. Your spouse sticks there head out from behind a tree and requests…..”Honey…..please bring me a roll of … Read more

11 Survival Items You Can Get on the Cheap

flashlights and lanterns

With today’s declining economy – many of us are on tight budgets. Even so – this does doesn’t change the goal that many of us have – to prepare for troubling times ahead for ourselves and out family. Visiting some websites and reading certain books – you can get the feeling that you have to have a full years … Read more