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    ranking prepper web sites now includes homesteading sites,
    too. The list is based on Alexa rankings. Is your favorite site
    on the list of top prepper Web sites?

  • New! Managing diabetes in crisis. Whether you are Type I
    or Type II, learn how to survive diabetes in an emergency.
    Survive and even thrive with proper planning.

  • 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.

  • New! Be flakey! You can't live on rice and beans alone, so
    remember to stockpile potato flakes in the prepper's pantry,
    like the Legacy Foods Potato flakes.

  • The nightmare before Christmas: Siberia plans to cull
    250,000 reindeer amid anthrax. One third of world’s largest
    reindeer herd could be killed in an effort to prevent the
    spread of the ‘zombie’ disease in the Russian tundra you
    never heard about. Anthrax is still a threat to the world.

  • Prepare for economic collapse. Right now the economy is
    hanging in there. The time to prepare for economic collapse
    is when things are still good.

  • Could North Korea send missile's our way? You might as
    well stock up on iOSAT -- Potassium Iodide tablets. Get one
    packet for everyone in your household.

  • Always have a backup water purification method.
    Aquatabs, available on Amazon by clicking the image right,
    come individually packed for your bugout bag. You can have
    great tasting water in 30 minutes. Stash them in your glove
    compartment, put some in your wallet or purse.

  • 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.

  • When you think pink, think pink Himalayan salt! Discover
    the healing powers of Himalayan pink salt. Learn about
    Himalayan salt lamps, and salt slabs for the homestead and
    how Himalayan Pink salt home remedies have backing by the
    scientific community.

  • Bentonite clay. First it was a secret of the ancients, then it
    was a secret of the cosmetic industry, and now preppers
    have a secret: it's bentonite clay. What is bentonite clay?
    It's the most important clay you never heard about for
    detoxification, gardening and even household cleaning.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The U.S. Military and backpacker's choice water filter.
    Katadyn Microfilter, pictured right, has a silver impregnated
    ceramic element that's effective against bacteria and
    protozoa, using a Micro Filtration method! It's among the
    best water purifiers for preppers.

  • Help your best friend. You need only look at a homeless
    person with his or her dog to know the true value of owning
    a canine in crisis. Your dog is among the most precious
    possessions you'l own. Start 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.

  • 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. Learn how to survive the superbug.

  • What's the luxury you can't live without? You don't have
    to live without butter. You'll find butter in a can, a butter
    churn, butter powder and more. Off-grid life is better with

  • Popular articles on emergency preparedness...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Maybe sugar isn't all that bad. People generally agree
    sugar is bad, but they don't define sugar. 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.

  • Oxygen absorbers and silica gel packs. Do you know the
    difference between an oxygen absorber and a desiccant
    (silica gel pack)? Learn how to use oxygen absorbers and
    silica gel packs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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