SELF-SUFFICIENCY

10 Things Our Grandparents Wish We All Knew

The world we live in is certainly different from the one our grandparents were born into. Our resources, challenges, technology and opportunities have changed dramatically. But one thing has remained the same — we are still people. In our hearts, we remain the same kind of creatures our ancestors were. …

ALTERNATIVE

Top 10 Types Of Meds You Need To Stockpile

Stockpiling medicine is not an easy task: it’s about money, it’s about making the best choice, it’s about availability. You should have at least a month’s medical supply, and the medications you stockpile can be easy to come by and are over-the-counter medications available at any large pharmacy. But others you …

PREPAREDNESS

Prepping 101 – Preppers List of Supplies

OK, so you have decided that you want to take steps to protect your family from unseen events. You may not know what events to plan for or you could have a much defined idea of the threats you see, but regardless you recognize a need. There are people who …

PREPAREDNESS
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The Safe Room Is Your Final Point Of Retreat, If Someone Brings The Battle to You, You Must Be Prepared, Both Mentally And Physically: How to Create a Safe Room in Your House or Apartment

The homes of many rich, famous people have a secret hidden within them.  Somewhere, in the depths of the home, is a secure room to which the residents can retreat in the event of a home invasion or violent intruder.  A safe room was carved into the original house plan, and many …

SURVIVAL

When Grocery Stores Go Empty, These Four Foods Will Help You Survive

The only thing preppers fear more than masses of unprepared people during an emergency, is being one of those people. That’s why our ultimate nightmare scenario would be not having any non-perishable food on hand during a serious disaster. However, there’s plenty of reasons why an otherwise prepared person might …

PREPAREDNESS

There Is No Prepper Out There Eagerly Waiting For The world to Crumble Just So That They Can Yell Out: 5 Security Measures That Will Keep You Alive During Doomsday

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”, were the wise words once uttered by one of our Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, and they are the words that have helped prepare me for a countless number of scenarios. Preparing for D-day, or Doomsday, might sound funny to some, but …

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100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel

During our boiling, broiling, blistering summer of 2012 here in the Missouri Ozarks, water was a topic of conversation wherever we went. Creeks and ponds dried up (some never recovered) and the water table dropped, forcing a few neighbors to have their well pumps lowered or to even have deeper …

SURVIVAL

Survival Gardening – How To Grow Lettuce Indoors

Around 80% of  United States residents live in what is considered an urban area.  Unfortunately, that means that many of us don’t have easy access to plots of land to grow a garden on… some of us don’t even have so much as a balcony for an herb garden ! …

SURVIVAL

Back To Basics: How To Start Your Survival Garden Indoors

Even though you may be planning to have your survival garden mature outdoors, it will be necessary to start some plants indoors. This is especially important to consider if you are going to make use of plants that have longer growing seasons, or ones that require special care. Depending on where …