Cleanliness may harm your health

By Joseph Parish www.survival-training.info Even when we are bugging out in an emergency we all like to be clean and have a fresh feeling about us but perhaps in our zeal for cleanliness we might possibly be endangering our health. Some scientific circles have even concluded that our obsession with being clean may have caused … Read more

Interview: Jason Akers……..The Self-Sufficient Gardner

Jason Akers is known for his articles in Backwoods Home magazine as well as his podcasts – The Self-Sufficient Gardner and Hunt, Gather, Grow, Eat. I have been listening to Jason over the past several months and really enjoy his shows. Jason speaks with credibility and authenticity. He comes across as a regular guy with great knowledge … Read more

The Panhandle Rancher speaks…..

Rourke,   Please show me where in the Constitution that makes the US Government responsible for jobs or job growth. Can you do so anywhere in any of the founding documents? The purpose of this government of the people is succinctly set forth in the preamble to its constitution:   We the People of the … Read more

Emergency Roadside DIY Repairs

You’ve probably already read my review of the Paladin Go Bag and my use of it as an emergency roadside toolkit.  In all honesty, an emergency roadside toolkit is completely worthless, unless you know how to use it.  Today we’ll discuss a few problems which may occur while on the road, and how to correct … Read more

Sharpening Your Edge

by DL Sharp edges are useful, whether on an axe or knife. Knives are a great tool in your home, garden – just about anywhere. It is a 2nd to last resort for self defense, just above hand to hand. A knife needs different types of edges for different tasks. You would not go about … Read more

Water Preparedness – Your Ultimate Guide

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“Each trooper will be charged with responsibility for preserving water. Our existence as an operating army depends on these following water saving procedures. Remember, water is life.” Dune (1984) Frank Herbert’s Sci-Fi classic Dune showed us a world with very little water, where even the moisture of your own breath was captured and retained as … Read more

How to Start Prepping with $100

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I have received quite a few emails recently from people that are concerned about the future of this country as well as natural disasters, terrorist attacks, etc. One of the things that I am confronted with is….”I do not make much money and want to prep – but I just cannot afford it. What am I to … Read more

Grover Rocket Stove Review

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Grover Rocket Stove located at StockStorage.com offers some very unique and preparedness-minded products. Grover Rocket Stoves are made in the USA and are an excellent solution to the often asked question – “How can I cook and heat without electricity, propane, gas, etc?”. I have a Rocket Stove just like what is pictured above and love it. It … Read more

Why Do People Prepare? 15 Very Good Reasons Revealed

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I recently was supposed to attend and talk at a Survival & Preparedness Seminar here in South Carolina organized by YouTube’s EastCoastPatriot. Unfortunately something came up last minute, and I was not able to make it. My plan was to talk about “Why people prepare” – along with my own spin on “Why people should prepare“. Well … Read more

Gear Review: Paladin Mission Pack Expedition

I recently received a new bag called the Paladin Mission Pack Expedition. This is a larger capacity bag which could serve many purposes – from backpacking, camping, to a full-fledged “bug out” kit. Let’s get straight to the bags dimensions: The Paladin Mission Pack, Expedition is comprised of: (1) large capacity main compartment 6 in. … Read more

A dry run…

Well, I was given a dry run on survival preparation one Saturday last fall.  About 9:30 a.m. I was planning on which games to watch on DishTV. A heavy rain cloud came in and the signal blinked out for a while – no problem, I’ve got only 146 hours of movies recorded on the DVR.  … Read more

It is what it is, until it isn’t

by Junebug Actual A concern I have about the preparedness efforts of others is that there may be a disconnect between expectations and probable actuality in a grid down situation. Conversations with many others leads me to believe there is a fairly common misconception that TEOTWAWKI will be sort of like camping, admittedly for a … Read more

A Survivalist Mindset Amongst Apathy

Apathy is described as a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation, and passion. Over the course of these last couple of years I’ve found myself more inclined, empowered by a sense of urgency and righteousness in my beliefs, to speak with others, sometimes at great length, about my views … Read more

10 Things You Can Do Right Now…

In troubling times of uncertainty – many people are seeing signs of things coming to a head. With the massive violence and turmoil going on in the Middle East to the terrible and ever dangerous situation in Japan – along with the ripple of effects that are coming from both – it would be a good idea … Read more