How Much Would It Cost to Dig My Own Well?

digging a well

If you want to be truly self-sufficient living in a location that is far away from civilization, you will need a well. The process of digging a well is simple enough, but far from easy, and typical residential wells often delve deep into the earth, anywhere from 100 to 200 feet down. This will usually … Read more

How Long Does Gasoline Really Last?

Gasoline is one of those essentials that many preppers will choose to keep on hand as part of their survival stash. Considering it is absolutely essential for powering the vast majority of automobiles, smaller vehicles, generators and power tools this is prudent. Unfortunately, gasoline presents several challenges for the preppers who would store it for … Read more

These 15 Pioneer Skills Will Help You Survive

When we think of pioneers today, chances are you think of trailblazers and inventors in fields of science, engineering or even philosophy. We think of people who are going a different way and expanding the borders of a given discipline, or even our very thoughts about politics, society and culture. The term is a very … Read more

How to Win a Street Fight

people fighting

Chances are you will have had occasion to talk to someone about fighting before in your life. Does it ever strike you as a little bit funny that everyone you talk to is a hardened fighter who knows just what to do, and if they were attacked like that fella was over there or this … Read more

Best of the Best Survival Gloves

work gloves

Sometimes the most practical and important items receive the least amount of consideration in our plans. Among these things gloves might certainly be a contender for the crown as they are vitally important pieces of personal protective equipment that will see more or less constant use in the aftermath of a major disaster. Our hands … Read more

10 Ways to Improve Your Bug-Out Bag

Paladin Bag

You might think if you have been prepping long enough that you have your bug-out bag and its load out completely perfect. Down pat. Ideal. Maybe you do, and will end up proving me wrong, but I will still go on and assert that there is always something you can do to improve your BOB … Read more

Is Rainwater Collection Illegal?

rainwater in galvanized recipient

Is the harvesting of rain illegal? The internet seems to think so, at least some parts of it. For clarity, when I say “harvesting of rainwater” I am referring specifically to the collection of rain falling from the sky before it hits the ground, not taking water out of an aquifer, reservoir or anything else. … Read more

How to Travel Post-SHTF

elderly hiking

It is one thing to plan and prepare for safe travels before and even during a crisis or a major disaster, but not too many preppers have a plan for how they will travel safely and in good order after a major disaster takes hold. Have you stopped to consider how long you might truly … Read more