The Basics

Back to Basics: How to Start Prepping Before the SHTF

Back to Basics: How to Start Prepping Before the SHTF

People from all walks of life are feeling a sense of urgency to prepare for some form of a doomsday type event that is bound to happen sooner or later. Whether it will be a catastrophic natural disaster, an economic crisis caused by hyperinflation, or some other kind of major event, one thing is certain, those who are prepared will have a much better chance of weathering the storm than those who do not take the time to prepare.

Choosing the Best Containers for Your  Stockpile

Choosing the Best Containers for Your Stockpile

So you spent time and money putting together a stockpile to last you weeks, maybe even months. You chose the foods with the longest shelf life, you made sure you only got things your family enjoys and you cached them in various places around the house, maybe even at your bug out location.

Dollar Store Survival

Dollar Store Survival

There’s no argument that prepping can be costly.

There’s food storage, weapons, ammunition, bug out supplies, emergency supplies for the home, fuel for cooking and heating, medical supplies, various training and so much more. The costs can become so high that it prevents people new to prepping from even starting because they think they will never reach a state of being prepared.

How to Make a Homemade Water Filter

How to Make a Homemade Water Filter

In a SHTF situation, clean drinking water is a must. Why spend hundreds on a filter when you can make a quality one at home for a fraction of the price?

Food Storage Calculators

Just wanted to quickly let you know that I created a new menu item called “Food Storage Calculators” that puts the two calculators I had created together in one convenient spot. I’ve already received a number of good recommendation on improving them and will be implementing these changes soon. Like I mentioned before, these calculators are […]

Space and Storage Calculator for Long-Term Food Storage

Space and Storage Calculator for Long-Term Food Storage

I know that those of you who are just beginning to put together your long-term food storage are often overwhelmed with not only how much bulk food to purchase but also how many 5-gallon buckets you'll need as well as how much space you'll require to store those buckets. Since I had a little time today, […]
Water Procurement and Purification Methods

Water Procurement and Purification Methods

Here in New England, we just recently had a severe ice-storm that brought the power down for over a week in some places. Those who were dependent upon electricity for water (such as a well pump) lost the ability to get water from their faucets and were forced to find other sources. Fortunately, many stores […]
Food Storage Basics: The Basics and Beyond

Food Storage Basics: The Basics and Beyond

If you've been able to accomplish all the steps before this one, let me congratulate you! Your household should now be able to survive a year long without any need for grocery stores, mini-marts, food stamps, or government handouts. Feels good doesn't it? Realize that food storage will only sustain you in direct proportion to […]
Food Storage Basics: Step 4 – Non-Food Items

Food Storage Basics: Step 4 – Non-Food Items

Once you've secured enough food for one year, you are well on your way to becoming a master squirrel, he he. All jokes aside, if you've followed each of the previous steps you should now have 2-weeks worth of water, a three-month supply of food and other necessities that is continually rotated, and you should […]
Food Storage Basics: Step 3 – Long Term Storage

Food Storage Basics: Step 3 – Long Term Storage

At this point, you should have 2-weeks worth of water stored away (or more if you live in areas where natural sources of water are hard to find). You should also have a three-month supply of food and other necessities that you are continually using and replacing. Once those are all set, the next step […]