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

How Much Land Do You Need to Be Self-Sufficient

1 acre homestead land

For a great many preppers, their dream or at least their ultimate prep seems to be a homestead of their very own where they are completely, totally self-sufficient. Dependent upon no one else except their family if they have one and certainly not upon their government or any municipality. If you ask them about it … Read more

Surviving a Tsunami: Your Guide to Readiness

tsunami hitting the shore

Tsunamis are unpredictable, and fantastically powerful aquatic disasters. A series of enormous waves blast ashore sweeping away everything and everyone in their path for hundreds of meters. You can be half a mile from the ocean and still be overtaken, drowned and killed by tsunami waters. Even staying away from the ocean won’t keep you … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Bugging Out

man in the woods

Even if you are a complete newbie to prepping in general you have doubtlessly already heard the term BOB, meaning “bug-out bag”, referenced countless times in various articles, books and discussions on the matter. The bug-out bag is the backpack you’ll carry containing all of your supplies you’ll need for the bug out itself that … Read more

Review of the Kel-Tec PF9 and P11

Kel-Tec is a well-known American manufacturer of innovative firearms, starting from humble beginnings with a few handgun offerings to now producing a wild, wide and interesting assortment of rifles, shotguns and handguns. Love them or hate them you have to appreciate how hard they work to optimize their various designs for specific purposes in a … Read more