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

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

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