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Friday, March 31, 2023

Not a Good Sign: Months of Turmoil Ahead...

25 Recipes from the Great Depression we’ve Lost to History

 Original Article

Do you ever wonder what people ate during the Great Depression? It was a time of great hardship, and food was often scarce.

white kidney beans soup

However, people still had to eat, and they found ways to make do with what they had.

With resources scarce and money often scarcer, the bountiful pantries and kitchens of previous eras were only fond memories for most who lived through this time.

Preppers might be well served to memorialize some of these recipes and reboot them for our modern era.

Whether you are trying to pad a post-collapse menu with decidedly limited ingredients or just stave off boredom from the same old dish every meal, these recipes still have some life in them.

In this article, we will explore 25 recipes from the Great Depression that have been lost to history. Some of them may sound Spartan, strange or unappetizing, but they were all popular during that time period!

Thursday, March 30, 2023

How To Build A Rainwater Collection System

8 Tips for Prepping in Suburbia and the City

By Daisy Luther

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Author of Be Ready for Anything and Bloom Where You’re Planted online course

If you aren’t already living on your dream acreage in the country, you may need to settle in for the long haul wherever you are. I’ve written many times about the importance of “blooming where you’re planted” – heck, I even created a course about it. But with our current economic situation, you may need to get serious about prepping in the city or suburbia if that’s where you happen to be.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

My First Aid Kit for Bushcraft, Fishing & Wild Camping

Best Way to Fill Your Bathtub with Rainwater For Emergencies

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Space is always at a premium when it comes to storage space inside your home, even when considering such vital preps as water.


For those of us who already have our homes packed to bursting with supplies, or who just so happened to be living in smaller quarters, coming up with enough space can be quite a challenge.

When it comes to water, however, one of the best storage vessels that every home is equipped with is the humble bathtub.

Now the only question is how to get scavenged rainwater from outside into your home and into the tub.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Skinny Medic’s Civilian Medical Trauma Kit

Safety Information For Short-Term Rolling Blackouts

Original Article

By Linda Loosli 


Monday, March 27, 2023

How to Get Stockpile of Emergency Medication: Jase Medical

Preparing for Biological Warfare

History repeats. Biological warfare has been used in the past; it will be used again. Bodies of plague victims were catapulted over the walls of besieged cities as late as the eighteenth century in Europe.

 Native Americans were killed with smallpox through gifts of infected blankets. Anthrax weapons were used in WWI. Some believe COVID-19 was engineered by the Chinese. While the casualty rate when factoring in all persons exposed and asymptomatic cases is perhaps a bit low as far as bioweapons go, the effect on the economy was huge.

Sunday, March 26, 2023

12 OTC Meds To Get While You Still Can

7 Prepping Items FEMA Will Confiscate When SHTF

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Preppers have long been concerned about amassing resources that would be taken by FEMA in an emergency. Maybe you have seen something like this in your mind’s eye, too.

A line of armored vehicles on your street with armed men going door to door with FEMA on their shirts and taking the buckets and cans of food that you had stored for just this moment.

They walk in and out of your home, container after container and leave you hollowed out to face the disaster like the unprepared.

It’s a real concern for preppers but how concerned should you be?

Saturday, March 25, 2023

What is the Best Survival Cooking Stove?

More Cooking From Scratch: 12 Mistakes People Make

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Friday, March 24, 2023

Full Year of Wilderness Living, Bushcraft, Fishing, Foraging, Hunting & ...



Burnout is real. And hunting small properties requires an extra dose of consciousness to make them productive—a few reckless outings will almost certainly decrease future deer encounters. When hunting small properties, it’s generally a good idea to utilize low-pressure tactics while minimizing your human presence. Here are a few low-impact concepts for your next small-property hunts.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

BATTERIES: How Many To Store And How To Organize Them?

How to Store Batteries: Tips for Storage, Handling, & More

 Original Article

Imagine a time when grocery store shelves are empty, power is spotty, or where there’s no heat for the winter. If you’re not prepared, the idea can be scary.

You’ll want to have backup power sources in place, and that means having a way to store those extra batteries safely for emergencies. Proper storage can be challenging, particularly for new preppers.

To make sure you’re storing your batteries in the safest and best way possible, read on.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

How to Prepare For Whats Coming With NO MONEY

Preparedness Planning: The Business Trip

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By Mr. Zipph

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Do This While You Still Can: Building a Survival Supply Cache

Understanding Fainting in Austere Situations

Fainting (loss of consciousness, passing out) isn’t addressed in any of my off-grid medicine references. Perhaps it’s just so common, so basic, that the physician authors of these texts don’t think about it, like many other topics that have been posted here. However, it’s something I’ve never seen or experienced, and without a little education on the topic I might not know what to do if someone around me were to pass out.

Fainting, this short-term loss of consciousness that lasts only a few seconds to a few minutes, is caused by a sudden decrease in blood flow to the brain. When the fainting episode ends, the person wakes up and returns to normal.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Storage Survival Cache


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Inguinal hernia

In off-grid settings, the amount of physical exertion involved in activities of survival can be significant. Bending, lifting, and carrying heavy weights is part and parcel of the daily duties needed to stay alive. Our bodies have muscles and connective tissue to hold in internal organs in the face of pressure. When they fail, you can develop a hernia.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

How Many Magazines Do You Need?

Fire Prevention in Your Home

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Smoke Detectors

Smoke is responsible for three out of four fire-related deaths.

Install smoke detectors on every level of your home, outside of sleeping areas, and in bedrooms. 

Test every smoke detector once a month. Replace the batteries once a year or more often if the detector makes a chirping sound.

If you buy a new one, make sure it is approved by U.L. and the State Fire Marshal.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Why Have Barter Items for SHTF?

Recommendations To Protect And Keep Seniors Safe In Their Homes

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News stories abound of criminals taking advantage of elderly citizens. According to a study done by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2021, “About 83 percent of all crime experienced by the elderly was property crime.”

Certain victims

In my hometown, seniors were recently targeted by a crew of burglars gaining entry into homes while posing as city utility workers. Once inside, they searched the house for valuables while the residents were distracted.

It is certainly an old scam, one of dozens aimed at the trusting nature of senior citizens, who are often seen as slow, frail, and less likely to put up a fight.

Friday, March 17, 2023

15 Tools for EDC Gear Junkies

8 Ways to Combat Gas Shortages

 Original Article

By Linda Loosli

Thursday, March 16, 2023

10 Items Every Man Should Carry Daily!

Food Storage Containers: Choosing the Ones That Best Fit Your Needs

 Original Article

To help you find the best fit for you, I have critiqued many of the traditional and some not-so-traditional food storage containers. Almost everything on this list is available second-hand so don’t let cost deter you initially.

Also, we are in a period of inflation so hopefully, some of the costs will come down shortly. 

image: food storage containers, bucket, vacuum sealer, mason jars, #10 cans

Assessing Your Food Storage Container Needs

The primary enemies of food storage are oxygen, light, heat, humidity, and pests, so before you make choices about food storage containers you should evaluate:

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

15 Items The Red Cross Wants You To Stockpile Today!

The Seedbank You Need To Build Before The Upcoming Food Shortage

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It’s getting harder to find what you want at the grocery store. Inflation is driving up prices. And there is no end in sight. Starting a seedbank now will help you prepare for the upcoming food crisis.

A seedbank will ensure that you have what’s necessary on hand to feed your family when SHTF.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

24 Affordable Winter Survival Items to Get Now (How to Survive a Winter ...

16 Ways To Protect Your Homestead From The Bad Guys

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Life is full of surprises and not all those surprises are of the pleasant sort. Some of those surprises can lead to some rather nasty situations, and when you’re living on a homestead off the grid those situations can escalate quickly.


This makes protecting your homestead from intruders crucial.

So, how do you protect your homestead from those intruders who may try their luck? Well, that’s what we’re going to look at now.

Monday, March 13, 2023

10 BEST Canned Foods for your Prepper Pantry ~ STOCK UP NOW! ~ Food Storage

Keeping Your Guns At The Ready – Do’s And Don’ts

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By Cody Griffin

Gun safety is an integral part of gun ownership never to be overlooked.

Unfortunately, most gun safety courses are focused on drawing and holstering your weapon, marksmanship, and trigger control.

While these are important aspects of owning and shooting a gun, they don’t teach you what its like to have to use your firearm for self-defense. What is the best way to keep your survival gun so it’s always at the ready? How do you do so without jeopardizing the safety of your family and self?

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Survivorman | Wild Harvest | Season 1 | Episode 1 | Mussels & Wild Radis...

Backwoods Safety Recommendations From An EMS Paramedic

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We’ve all heard stories of people who went on a day hike or afternoon hunting outing when disaster struck. A short hike or hunt turned into three days lost in the woods, or even worse, the person went missing for weeks and was never heard from again. Backwoods calamities happen every year in America and beyond.

One happened to me a few years ago after a hunting accident, and I almost didn’t survive. The incident taught me that a short walk in the woods can quickly turn into a nightmare if you’re unprepared for the worst. I don’t think everyone should be scared to walk in the woods or needs to bring enough food and gadgets to survive for weeks every time they head out on a jaunt, but there is a happy medium.

A close friend of ours, a helicopter EMS paramedic from Pennsylvania, is well versed in backwoods safety. Helicopters only get called in when things get really bad, so he has obviously seen his fair share of tragic situations that started as harmless outings. According to him, a few simple precautions can greatly increase the odds of getting out of the woods safely, even when disaster strikes.

Backwoods Safety Recommendations:

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Wild Harvest Foraging Tips Vol 5 | Les Stroud | Wild Harvest TV series

5 Water Storage Tips Everyone Should Know

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Please note this article is about water storage tips.  Purification of water is a different topic, although I do touch the topic here a bit.

Tip #1 Know Your Containers

Not all containers are created equal. Whether the container you wish to store water in is something you can place in your Bug Out Bag, or bury underground at your retreat, the material that it made from is as important as the purity of the water it holds.


Plastics that are safe to store water in must be food grade safe, on the outside of the containers there should be a recycling symbol (triangle of arrows), which has within it a number between 1 and 7. Food grades are 1, 2, 4, and 5. (Although some bio-plastics are also food grade and marked with a 7, unless you know the container is meant for food do not trust it, as not all number 7 stamps mean they are safe for food). The best food grade containers made of plastic are marked with a number 2, as this is High-density Polyethylene (HDPE) plastic. The others are PETE (#1), LDPE(#4), and polypropylene (PP/#5).1

If you are recycling old containers be careful not to use old milk jugs, or cardboard type juice boxes. Milk proteins and Juice particulars are almost never removed completely by washing and it is best to go with a new container for long term storage.

Friday, March 10, 2023

Survivorman | Off The Grid Living | Les Stroud | Bushcraft | Survival | ...

Prepping in an Apartment

 Original Article

By Bill White

The nearly 39 million people who live in apartments here in the US face special challenges when it comes to prepping. The primary one is space, both inside their apartment and outside. But there are other challenges to consider as well. This isn’t to say that apartment dwellers shouldn’t prep, but rather that it takes looking at prepping in a slightly different way. Unfortunately, there really isn’t enough written about facing these challenges. 

One small light at the end of this tunnel is that a large percentage of those living in apartments are single. While I don’t advocate for the single life in general, prepping for one is easier than prepping for a family, especially when you have limited space to work with. It’s much easier to find two-bedroom apartments so that you can have an extra bedroom than it is to find three or four-bedroom ones. 

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Survivorman | Pilot Episode | High Rez Version | Winter | Les Stroud

164 Kick-Ass Survival Tips to Keep You Alive

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Let’s stop beating around the bush. We all know the basics of survival: how to store food, water, and put together a bug-out bag.

survival items collage

What we’re all really looking for are advanced, high-quality survival tips, tricks, tactics, and secrets that can help us take our preps to the next level.

You can’t find these by doing a quick search using your favorite search engine, or by reading your favorite survival blogs.

Many of the articles out there are just re-hashes so you don’t really learn anything new. And when you finally do find something useful, you realize you spent half an hour digging for it.

Wouldn’t it be nice to read something different for a change? Real survival tips from real preppers such as myself and others, go beyond the basics such as preparing your car for a bugout, or how to store food in Mylar bags with oxygen absorbers.

The prepping community has grown exponentially over the last few years and I’d be honored to help raise the bar as we gain more experienced preppers into the community.

I apologize in advance if you’ve already read, heard, or are already putting some of these tips into practice.

I’ve been reading and practicing like crazy lately, so it’s hard for me to know who first came up with some of the ideas I’m sharing, except the ones that are my own.

So, without further ado, let’s get started with this massive collection of tips (which I’ve conveniently grouped into categories)!

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Digging a Japanese Spider Hole (and sleeping in it!!!)

What Are The Most Dangerous Chicken Breeds?

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Out of all the various animals that you might raise as livestock or just as companions, chickens are probably the most appealing.

roosters fighting

With so many varied breeds, a low bar to entry, and plenty of personalities, it is no wonder that chickens are extremely appealing to farmers and to backyard keepers alike.

However, some chicken breeds are known for aggression and can be dangerous to inexperienced keepers. What are the most dangerous chicken breeds?

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

10 Wilderness Bushcraft & Survival Tips in 10 Minutes

Avoiding, Diagnosing, and Treating Giardia Post-Collapse

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Giardia intestinalis, also known as Giardia lamblia and Giardia duodenalis just to keep things interesting, is the most common disease-causing parasite in the world. While North America got the short end of the stick when it comes to parasite shares worldwide, Giardia didn't pass us by. There are approximately 15,000 cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control each year; undoubtedly many go unreported, as the protozoa don't cause any symptoms in some people. It is estimated that 20-40% of the world's population has giardiasis.

Monday, March 6, 2023

10 Bushcraft Saw Skills in 10 Minutes

Woodworking Without Electricity

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The power is out…again. Gas is over $10/gallon…when stations actually have gas to sell and electricity to run their pumps. Combined state and federal sales taxes under the Leveraged Index Financial Emerging Liabilities Interoperable Nullification and Easement (LIFELINE) Act of 2013 are at 25%…making a $5 half gallon of milk $6.25. Unemployment numbers (uncorrected) are close to 30% and underemployed numbers account for 12% more, leaving close to 50% of Americans below the poverty line for the first time in generations as companies shut down or move out of the country for easier economic climates.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Will We Ever Be Ever Be Ready For What’s Coming?

What Do Sheep Eat? Feeding Your Sheep The Right Diet

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Sheep are common and popular livestock animals for farms and homesteads. Their fleece can be used for blankets and clothing, and there are obvious culinary benefits.

They’re also entertaining to watch when they get excited. A flock of sheep will also give you a number of challenges, they have very specific dietary needs.

sheep on pasture
sheep on pasture

If they eat the wrong thing, it can cause serious problems. So, what are the dietary needs of sheep?