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

How To Live Without Electricity for the Rest of Your Life

small cabin in the woods

There are many reasons people choose to live without electricity. For some, it’s simply because they choose to live remotely and no electricity is available. For others, it’s a conscious choice to be more self-sufficient. Regardless of the reason, living without electricity involves some sacrifices and a lot of hard work – but it’s definitely … Read more

Growing Amaranth for Survival

amaranth

If you’re looking to build a stockpile of food for “just in case,” amaranth is one of the smartest kinds of foods to have on hand. A grain crop, amaranth can also be harvested as a leafy green. In addition to serving as an abundant food source, it provides many other benefits in a survival … Read more

Jerusalem Artichoke – How to Grow Tons of It

Jerusalem artichoke

Many preppers do not know that the prettiest crop they can grow in their garden is also capable of producing up to 200 pounds of food. Jerusalem artichokes are not your mainstream or traditional farm crop, but they should be in every survival garden. Jerusalem artichokes are not really an artichoke at all. These plants, … Read more