The 16 Best Survival Backpacks You Can Get

green bug out bag

A backpack is incredibly important, they store and protect our gear from the weather and the eyes of others. They also organize our gear. For preppers, two backpack designs are useful: The Hiking Backpack and the Tactical Backpack. Both are different and come at different prices. They work differently from each other and depending on … Read more

10 Methods for Gathering Emergency Water

upside down umbrella in rain to collect rainwater

Hardly anyone that has any amount of prepping experience needs to be told now how important water is in a survival situation. Water is absolutely critical to survival, and a few days without enough water can easily kill or incapacitate. This is one of those survival necessities that just won’t wait. However, the need for … Read more

The $500 Bug Out Bag

So we know how a bug-out bag can be important, they can save lives. But what makes them so important? The answer is what goes in them. From waterproofs to food, water and other items those are the items that are important. We have to pick each item carefully and this list is no exception. … Read more

So, Will a Campfire Keep Wild Animals Away?

fire started with a Fresnel lens

When camping in any remote area of wilderness, preppers are often advised to build a campfire not only to stay warm, but also to keep wild animals away. good advice, considering that many wild animals can be a nuisance at your campsite and some can be quite dangerous. but some reports abound of animals in … Read more

The Best 8 Hazmat Suits and How to Choose Yours

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Being prepared to face down the unexpected is paramount if you want to ensure that you and your family will persevere in the face of hard times. Disasters both natural and man-made can turn your life upside down, rob you of every possession and even kill you if you aren’t ready to face them, head-on, … Read more

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

13 Bug Out Scenarios to Practice Today

man running away on street

Most preppers who claim they are serious about survival talk about bugging out, but they don’t really plan for it. Sure, they might have some pie in the sky ideal of throwing their stuff in the car and heading for their first carefully chosen, pre-stocked bug out location, but they make some pretty broad assumptions … Read more

Are EMPs Real?

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Preppers worry about all sorts of world ending and society toppling events and disasters, and one that is whispered about the most, near the very top of the pantheon of catastrophes is the EMP. EMPs, or electromagnetic pulses are broadly discussed throughout the preppersphere, and feature prominently in all sorts of disaster and doomsday media, … 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

How to Read a Map to Navigate

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Map work and navigation is the basis of understanding one’s environment and how to move within it. Navigation has been a part of everyday life since the dawn of time and will continue to be so, even as we enter the space age. Finding our way has always been the forerunner of exploration, the discovery … Read more

So, Is Body Armor worth It?

Body armor is one of those things that defensively-minded preppers think of as a mandatory prep. Considering the number of guns in the United States and around the rest of the world, ballistic threats to your safety are extremely likely. But quality body armor is very expensive and is not necessarily available over the counter … Read more

How Long Do Lighters Really Last?

Zippo lighter

Every prepper buying now knows how important the ability to make fire is. For all the talk about utilizing primitive methods or retro tech, hardly anything is quicker and easier to do in a bad situation than simply utilizing a lighter. Lighters are indispensable tools in a survival kit, but compared to more primitive methods … Read more

Top 10 Methods to Remove a Tree Stump

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If you own property you will eventually have to deal with the problem of the stumps that trees leave behind once they are cut, or knocked, down. That is just the way it is. Due to accident, damage or deliberate intervention one way or the other trees will eventually give up the ghost and that … Read more

5 Places You Should Avoid During Martial Law

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Plenty of preppers have a plan for seemingly all eventualities, including societal collapse and tyrannical government overreach, but I regularly see these plans fail to take into account the reality of the likely martial law scenario that will follow. Though it is true you can still get along with the business of survival more or … Read more

New Mexico State Knife Laws

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New Mexico is a state with knife laws that I and a whole bunch of citizens, frankly, wish were a little bit better. Though you could still count New Mexico as a “mostly” free state there are still plenty of knife regulations to go around, including murky legal language covering concealed carry, entirely prohibited types … Read more

9 Ways to Preserve Meat By Yourself

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If you were like me, and many other preppers, you are probably disproportionately focused on food when it comes to consumable survival supplies. This is with good reason, of course, because food is quite literally the fuel that will provide the energy to our bodies, enabling us to not just keep on living but also … Read more

Antibiotics Stockpiling 101

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In this article we will be looking at antibiotics and answering five important questions: What is an antibiotic? Common Antibiotics Human Body and Antibiotics How long do they last? The best way to stockpile and store Preppers will want to stockpile antibiotics for SHTF to ensure they are healthy, as having any bacterial infection can … Read more

Mississippi State Knife Laws

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Mississippi is a great state for knife owners with a couple of highly disappointing restrictions. You can own any kind of knife you want in the state, and among these knives you can carry concealed any of them without a permit. The bad news is that common types of knives, specifically Bowie knives, dirks, switchblades … Read more

Here’s How to Wear a Neck Knife

wearing a neck knife over t-shirt and under shirt

You’ll rarely talk to a prepper or anyone else who practices a lifestyle of readiness that does not carry a knife with them habitually. This is a great thing, but there is one mode of carry for a blade that is chronically underutilized in my experience, and that is the neck knife. A neck knife, … Read more