So, Do Ramen Noodles Ever Go Bad?

two packs of Maggi's ramen noodles

Ramen noodles, specifically the instant kind you pour boiling water on, have long been a stereotypical sustenance of college kids all over the U.S., and are seen as unhealthy provender for the rest of us who are broke and facing a long wait until payday. It turns out that ramen noodles are also a favorite … Read more

52 Delicious Beans Recipes for Preppers

white kidney beans soup

“Why beans in a stockpile?” new prepper asks at a gathering. After a few withering looks from the assembled bunch, someone deigns to answer. “Well, it’s like this,” says the old-timer, counting off on his fingers: “1. Beans will fill yer belly 2. They don’t cost a lot 3. They are high in protein 4. … Read more

Is Dehydrated Food Safe to Eat?

various dehydrated foods in Mason jars

Dehydrated foods are making lots of waves in the prepping community thanks to the proliferation of companies selling purpose designed and package survival meals, meals that need only a little bit of hot water to reconstitute them. They sure look good on those high dollar commercials, and as far as storage concerns go they make … Read more

Ok, Why Are MREs so Expensive?

Eversafe mre

The MRE, or meal-ready-to-eat, is a standby field ration staple of military service but also beloved, if not enjoyed, by preppers, hikers and anybody who wants to keep long lasting, safe food stored in pretty much any conditions. Love them or hate them, there is no denying that these ubiquitous, pouched meals can survive pretty … Read more

3 Methods to Remove Heavy Metals From Water

pouring water rom bottle in glass

Preppers are always worried about cleansing and purifying their water, and they should be: bacteria, viruses, amoebas, prions, dirt, debris and minerals are all present in found water supplies, and you definitely don’t want them in your body. Any of them can make you gravely sick, potentially even kill you. You can’t afford the first … Read more

Fighting Versus Survival Knife: What’s the Difference?

knives

When you discuss knives – especially tactical and/or survival knives – there is always the possibility that the subject of self-defense will come up. When it does come up, it often seems like the people having the discussion don’t really distinguish between survival knives and combat/fighting knives. What’s the difference between a survival knife and … Read more

Tactical Versus Survival Knife: What’s the Difference?

It seems like the terms ‘tactical’, and ‘survival’ have become interchangeable when it comes to the knives. If you’re looking to get into knives, whether it’s to collect or carry them, you may have heard people talking about tactical and survival knives; and usually average Joes don’t know the difference between the two. What’s the … Read more

Top 22 Survival TV Shows to Watch

man watching T.V.

I used to love watching TV when I was a kid. There were specific shows that would come on that I would tune into: Batman: the Animated Series, Dragon Ball Z, Courage, the Cowardly Dog… I’m showing my age, aren’t I? With that said, I wasn’t the biggest fan of educational shows. There were a … Read more