Camping vs Survival Knives – What is the Difference?

If you’ve been around prepping for any length of time, there’s little doubt you’ve been sucked into a big conversation about gear. One of my most favorite conversations that preppers have is about knives. Knives are invaluable to preppers, being tools that we take everywhere, do everything with and never go without. Particular knives that … Read more

So, How Long Does Propane Last?

Propane has much to commend it as a fuel source, especially for the purposes of disaster readiness and SHTF preparation. Propane is efficient and adaptable, capable of fueling all kinds of appliances and tools, large or small, and even vehicles that are adapted to run on it. Propane is great, but only as long as … Read more

Is It Legal to Live Off the Grid in the USA?

1 acre homestead land

In prepping circles, living “off the grid” is seen as the logical conclusion to the journey of personal preparedness and self-sufficiency. The idea of growing or otherwise creating everything you need and not relying on society or any of its trappings, including its public services, is definitely appealing. But we live in an era of … Read more

How Long Does Heating Oil Last?

Though most homes in the United States rely on electric heat, there are still many regions and many more parts in the world that rely on oil heated furnaces. Particularly in the northern parts of the country and major metro areas oil heated homes are prevalent, necessitating the use of above or below ground heating … Read more

Smoked Pork Loin Recipe

smoked pork loin

This smoked pork loin recipe is a survival tribe favorite. We make it at least two Sundays a month during gatherings and, on special occasions. Smoking meat gives it such an incredibly delicious flavor and is a far easier process than being tied to a grill. The smells which waft from the smoker when the … Read more

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