Black Snakes: Are they Poisonous Or Dangerous?

black rat snake

Most people typically think of earth tones, camouflage patterns, and similar colors when they imagine snakes, but many snakes can have striking or even beautiful coloration. One of the most striking colors that adorn the scales of snakes, and arguably the most sinister, is black. From the matte black of the cottonmouth or certain rattlesnake … Read more

Ribbon Snakes: Are they Poisonous Or Dangerous?

ribbon snake

If you live near wetlands, large bodies of water, or any other place that stays moist and damp you have probably encountered a ribbon snake before. These tiny, slender, quick snakes are extremely good swimmers and, if you care to watch the surface of the water, you’ll probably see the rippling wake they leave behind … Read more

Bullsnakes: Are they Poisonous Or Dangerous?

Even if you don’t like snakes, most snakes that you encounter in the wild are nothing to write home about. Most are tiny and furtive, quickly taking cover, and slithering through leaf litter and underbrush to get away from you. However, some snakes are so big, so powerful and so impressive they are genuinely intimidating … Read more

Here Are 30 Foods That Will Last 25 Years

freeze dried foods

Pretty much every single prepper can be expected to have an emergency supply of food for troubled times. Whether it’s a natural disaster or the collapse of society, you’ve got to be able to eat no matter what! Prepping for a weekend power outage, a few weeks of roughing it after a hurricane or even … Read more

How to Start Prepping Right Now

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Have you ever had a revelation before? Like a real revelation. Like slam on the brakes, gasp in terror, holy smokes sort of revelation? I have. And what’s more, lately I am talking to more and more folks who have woken up in much the same way to the notion that no one is coming … Read more

Air Drying Vegetables Step by Step

air dried peppers

Drying your veggies is an excellent way to preserve your harvest, as well as a great method for making your own long-lasting and nutritious snacks or meal sides. Dried vegetables are tasty and make for an interesting and sustainable alternative to other methods of preservation. If you’re a prepper, there’s a good chance you’ve already … Read more

Can You Refill Bic Lighters on Your Own?

lighting a bic lighter

We’ve all been there. You’re out and about, enjoying a lovely day, maybe getting ready to light your campfire or a cigarette. You pull out your trusty Bic to suddenly find out that you are out of fuel. Oh, no. What a bummer. You could do what everyone does and toss it, but what if … Read more

9 Types of Fuel for Survival


If you are a prepper, there’s a high likelihood you’ll be relying on various tools and devices that require liquid fuel to function. It could be a vehicle, a generator, a chainsaw, a lantern, anything- no fuel, no go, it is just that simple. That means that accumulating, properly storing, and rotating your fuel supplies … Read more

The 5 Principles of Patrolling Applied to Prepping

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When it comes to adapting military procedure, equipment, and terminology to prepping it turns out that some folks usually get riled up. Those who aren’t preppers in their daily lives usually accuse preppers of being posers, wannabes, and other derogatory terms. Many of those preppers feel the need to intricately explain themselves and these choices … Read more

MRE Heaters: How Do They Work and How Do You Use Them?

Pretty much everyone who has ever served in the military and a great many preppers will be entirely familiar with MREs, or meals-ready-to-eat, those typically nutritious, sometimes delicious and often gut wrecking pre-cooked field rations. Modern MRE’s contain many components, and one component that is often discarded is the FRH, or flameless ration heater. These … Read more

What Exactly are Sandbags Used For?

soldied with machine gun behind sandbags wall

Sandbags are one of those survival items that is regularly included on many “must-have” lists of gear and goods, but often without much explanation as to why. Being so commonly recommended, they must be useful, but what exactly are sandbags used for in a survival context? Sandbags are commonly placed for defending structures against flood … Read more

5 Dangerous Places You Should Avoid When the SHTF

burning tires in riot aftermath

Dealing with the collapse of society is no joke. Some folks might think they know what to expect considering all the rioting and general lawlessness that we have seen in the past couple of years, but a true societal collapse is something altogether different. The rule of law will be absent entirely or highly sporadic … Read more

Suburban Survival: The Only Guide You Will Need

houses in the suburbs

When it comes to discussions of survival, particularly long-term survival, the topic centers around two environments: Urban environments, because they are viewed as particularly difficult and rural environments, because this is the ideal environment to survive it. At least, according to some. There is quite literally an in-between environment that gets very little in the … Read more

A Prepper’s Guide to Prepping for Less

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Most veteran preppers know that there is always something to buy or invest in as part of your prepping plan. Supplies, consumables, gear, clothing, training even whole vehicles! This is all well and good when you are swimming in cash, but when your funds are decidedly limited or discretionary money is completely non-existent, prepping in … Read more