30 Kitchen Items that Work When the Power is Out

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Many preppers worry about what they will do in a survival situation, be it long-term or short-term, when the power is out. We are so dependent upon electricity for so much that things will start to go sideways fast when it is unavailable. When the light switches don’t produce any light and the outlets don’t … Read more

20 DIY Weapons that May Save Your Life!

Most preppers understand the importance of having a defensive weapon close at hand. Evil has always existed in the world and probably will always exist, and that means you must be prepared to confront it if you don’t want to be made a victim. Thankfully, if you live in a free country you’ll have plenty … Read more

20 Last Minute Items to Hoard in Surplus

I like to think that as preppers most of us are already pretty prepared, materially. But I know that in reality some people are new to the lifestyle, and others are just procrastinators. Still others might be rebuilding after the use or loss of their supplies that they spent so long accumulating. What matters is … Read more

5 Safe Locations to Hide During Martial Law

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The term martial law is a scary one to most people. It conjures up images of military lockdowns, armed and guarded checkpoints, regular inspections and the loss of rights. Most freedom loving people are likely right to be apprehensive about even the suggestion that martial law could be implemented. With the state of the world … Read more

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