Contagion kit. The pandemic survival kit, pictured right, is a great find. This complete kit for a family of three includes three multi-contaminant filters for chemical, biological and radiological hazards.
Don't pass on the salt, please! Do pass the right salt. Discover the healing powers of Himalayan pink salt, including salt lamps, salt slabs, foot detox and deodorant bars made of this mineral rich pink hued crystal.
Eat dirt! Not just any dirt, but food grade Diatomaceous earth is healthy food supplement with a variety of uses. Dig in the dirt a bit and you'll uncover the fantastic benefits and uses of Diatomaceous earth for preppers.
Did you know that a glow stick is not the same as a chemical light stick? A chemical grade light stick can last 8 hours and be seen a mile away. You can't do that with a glow stick. What's more, a chemical light stick is waterproof, non-flammable, and non-sparking, which makes them useful in hazardous situations where sparks or flame could cause an explosion (e.g., a break in gas mains after an earthquake).
New from Jim Cobb: Prepper's Armed Defense. Pictured right, Prepper's Armed Defense, offers lifesaving firearms and alternative weapons to purchase, master and stockpile. Information on firearms, close-combat weapons, house fortifications, non-lethal options, defensive techniques and improvised arms.
Prepper carts. Consider owning a handcart, wheelbarrow or wagon to help with the task of hauling your supplies! A hand cart is an indispensable tool for off-grid living. Review this list of ten carts for preppers.
Knives are still an important part of survival. Today you can't enter a court room, a school room, or a plane with a knife, but back in the day a gentleman, an outdoorsman, or a boy scout was never without a pocket knife. Things have changed, but one thing hasn't: the importance of knives in survival! Here are the best military and survival knives.
September is national preparedness month. Are you prepared for a quake? Oklahoma and six other states got a shake they weren't expecting Saturday. Everyone lives in a earthquake zone. Prepare for an earthquake now.
Zeer pot method of evaporative cooling. Meet the person who re-invented the zeer pot idea to help his people preserve food. A zeer pot is a simple off-grid refrigerator solution. Learn how to build a zeer pot.
Water purification at its finest: The Big Berkey purification system, pictured right filters 3,000 gallons per element. That's 6,000 gallons for a two-filter system!
You've got 100 gallons of water storage in your bathtub. When you have a waterBOB water containment system, pictured right, you can hold up to 100 gallons of fresh drinking water in virtually any bathtub in the event of an emergency. The waterBOB keeps water fresh and clean for drinking, cooking, washing and flushing when you know water will be in short supply. Water stored in an open bathtub, with dirt, soap film and exposure to debris will spoil and become useless. A hurricane, tropical storm, flood or storm surge can interrupt or even contaminate your water supply. It is during these conditions the waterBOB may be used for temporary water storage.
Prepare your dog for survival. You need only look at a homeless person with his or her dog to know the true value of owning a canine in crisis. A dog is perhaps the last most precious possession a human can own. Get prepared and get started prepping for your dog.
Finding the best water purifier for your needs. Survival water purification is one of the most important concerns in prepping. We've got the scoop on the cheapest, the fastest and the most economical water purifiers you can buy for your prepping needs. Whether you're prepping solo or for a large group, we'll help you find the best water purification system for you.
Doing the laundry without electricity. Off-grid washing machines and how to do the laundry without electricity. Wash clothes without electricity, like the Amish! Here's a list of the Off grid laundry methods.
Lifestraw Community can filter 26,000 gallons of water! You may be familiar with the Lifewater straw, but did you know they have a gravity fed system that can provide water to an entire community? Lifestraw Community, pictured right, can purify between 70,000-100,000 liters of water. That's 18,000- 26,000 gallons of water, which is enough to serve community settings for several years and doesn't require electrical power or batteries.
Get your Gamma Seal Lids! Gamma seal lids convert buckets into waterproof and airtight storage containers. They make it easy to get into your food storage! Ordinary buckets may have a lid, but you'll surely break a fingernail getting into your food storage if you don't have a bucket opener. Gamma seal is a plastic screw on bucket lid that's easy to open and easy to seal back for the next time.
Know about the antibiotic apocalypse! There's a superbug that's coming and man has engineered the catastrophe himself. This video on the antibiotic apocalypse and how to survive the superbug.
Build a better "Get home bag." What's in your "get home bag" is vastly different from what's in a bugout bag. Get a good idea of what and how to pack your get home bag.
Bugout bags by backpackers. Everyone has an opinion about a bugout bag and what goes inside, but the ones to pay closest attention to are the backpackers and soldiers. Learn to pack your bugout bag like backpacker!
Prepping for rioting. Rage continues nationwide in the wake of civilian and officer shootings. As people are taking it to the streets and as you may be caught up in the riots, keep in mind these survival skills for rioting scenarios.
How to prepare for pandemic. If Ebola taught prepper's anything, it's that people can make selfish decisions and that a pandemic panic can wipe out pandemic supplies in short order. Gas masks are still in short supply nationwide. Learn how to prepare for the next pandemic.
What are bouillon cubes (and why do you want them in your food storage? Bouillon cubes are compact cubes loaded with flavor. Bring bouillon cubes in your bugout bag and stock them in your prepper's pantry.
Prepper's Guide to the Food Saver. If you've been thinking about getting a Food Saver, but weren't sure, then this will "seal the deal!" The Food Saver will save your food and a help you prepare for emergencies, too. Discover weird ways preppers use a FoodSaver.
Warning about canning your own Butter = Botulism. Canning butter is a topic that comes up in prepper circles, but don't be tempted to do it! You'll not only risk botulism, but you have so many better butter storage options.
Weird Ways to recharge your cell phone! If your batteries are toast and you need to connect, here are
Maybe sugar isn't all that bad. People generally agree sugar is bad, but they don't define sugar. For example, did you know there's a difference between granulated sugar and cane sugar? Learn the healthy sugars, why sugar isn't as bad as you may think and why preppers should stock sugar in their preps. The truth about sugar is pretty sweet.
Disinfecting water in an emergency. Your water source during crisis may be contaminated. Get crystal clear on the ways to purify water.
Got respirators? Respirators and gas masks pretty much sold out during the Ebola crisis, are you ready for the next pandemic? Do you know the difference between a dust mask, a surgical mask, a pandemic mask? You'll breathe easier knowing the differences! Read all about respirators.
Emergency Dental. How to cure a tooth infection naturally (without antibiotics). What will you do when there is no dentist and you have a toothache? Stock natural cures so you can cure a tooth infection naturally. Print this important list for your personal survival manual and start stockpiling the cures you may someday need.
Got charcoal? We're not talking about Kingston, but activated charcoal. Activated charcoal stops bloating, helps you get over food poisoning, reduces allergic reactions of snake bites, spider bites and insect bites, and so much more. It isn't black magic. It is an interesting prep to own. Discover all the activated charcoal uses in prepping.
Get cranking on this list! Home made butter is an off-grid luxury with the manual butter churner, pictured right. When there is no electricity you can use your muscle in the kitchen. Consider 17 Manual Kitchen Tools for Preppers.
Top Prepper Web sites: Google changed their algorithms, which means you can no longer judge a Web site by its Google rankings. We used Alexa to rank the best of the best prepping Web sites.
What's for breakfast? Augason Farms Pancake mix! How good you'll feel having a bucket of buttermilk pancakes ready to go for long term emergencies. For storage, add freeze dried blueberries or strawberries, and real maple syrup which lasts indefinitely until you open the syrup. Also, don't heat and reuse maple syrup.
Reasons to stockpile oats in the prepper's pantry. The list of possibilities is endless when it comes to oats. You can toast oats, grind them into flour, bake them, sprout them, boil them, and also make oat milk, use them medicinally and more. We've enhanced this article to include a total of 15 ideas for including them in your pantry. There's more reason than ever to stockpile oats in the prepper's pantry.
Ration bars are not the same as energy bars. What's the real purpose of a ration bar and how is it different from a food bar? Which should you pack in your bugout bag? What's the best ration bar? Read all about ration bars.
A flash of light, a blast of heat! In one quick mushroom cloud a devastating nuclear catastrophe could take your life or take you back to the dark ages. How will you survive a nuclear attack or accident? As a prepper, you need to have a plan to survive a nuclear fallout even if you don't live near a nuclear plant. As overwhelming as it may seem there are some things you can do to mitigate the situation.
Cool solar gear you didn't know existed. Things are heating up in solar products with many viable options for preppers. A solar firestarter? A solar refrigerator? A solar clock that isn't a sundial? Have fun with these and more solar prepping ideas.
Chewing gum helps relieve stress and anxiety. Gum has a multitude of uses for preppers from the obvious cleaning teeth and morale building to something a little different: gum can you fish! Plus, there are a variety of kinds of gum to help you think better, stay awake or quench your thirst. Stock chewing gum for your survival.
The importance of socks and pantyhose in survival. You won't look at your sock drawer in the same way ever again when you know... clean socks can help you avoid trench foot, filter water in a survival situation and more.
Weird Survival tools. Cheetos in an emergency? Well, yes! You'd be amazed what you can do with Cheetos or a tampon in an emergency, and why a cigarette is a valuable prepping tool. Check out all the weird survival tools...
What's in your pocket? If you did a pocket dump of the average prepper, likely you'd find a knife and/or firearm, a firestarter, and a flashlight. Have you neglected one of the most important tools to carry with you daily? Read our Prepper's Everyday Carry List.
Best protein source for preppers. Preppers often stockpile ample supplies of rice and beans, but their meat food storage is lacking. You'd be surprised at the kinds of meat available in a can that your local grocery store just doesn't stock. Take for example, ground beef in a can or canned bacon. Meats are the best protein source in a can.
Doing the laundry without electricity. Get answers about off grid laundry techniques and learn how to wash clothes without electricity, like the Amish or do it entirely by hand. Off grid laundry methods...
Bugout by bike and be happy. If you must travel for work, you may be concerned about how to get back following a cyber attack or EMP. Travelling by car you can carry a bugout bike. By airplane you can ensure you have enough cash to buy yourself a bike to get back home. Here's more on picking the right bicycle equipment to survive.
Bugout foods to bring. Careful planning of your bugout food is important as you will have to balance goals of weight efficiency with goals of energy and morale, nutrition and dietary needs, as well as personal taste. Here are some ideas for bugout foods to pack.
Flick your BIC lighter. Mykel Hawke brings a BIC -- it's a favorite survival tool. A survivor of the Bosnian war found BIC lighters to be more valuable than a generator, and we agree. See our wholesale source of BIC lighters.
Nuclear crisis. Fukushima, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island. Nuclear crisis happens and perhaps your neighborhood is next. Find out if you live near a nuclear power plant and how you can protect yourself against radiation from man-made or natural disasters.
What will you do when there is no doctor? Two excellent books on the topic are pictured right. The Survival Medicine Handbook is the newer edition by Joseph Alton, M.D. (a.k.a Dr. Bones), and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P. (a.k.a. Nurse Amy). Find more books on prepping, homesteading and survival.
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