Preppers are the butchers, the bakers and the candlestick makers. There's no better time than now to become a candlemaker! When there is no electricity and an ElectroMagnetic Pulse fries all your electronic equipment (including solar panels) how will you light the night? Have candles for survival?
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.
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...
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.
Bottled water warnings. What's in your favorite brand of bottletd water? Before you grab that bottled water, you'll want to read this bottled water warning.
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.
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.
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.
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 best 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.
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.
When the poop hits the propeller, how will you handle the problem?
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.
Got extra canning lids and rings? Any home canner worth his or her weight in salt has amassed an abundance of canning lids and rings - or mason jars with chips. Can you re-use them? In a way they can be put to new service when you know how to re-use canning lids.
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.
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.
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 it's Google rankings. We used Alexa to rank the best of the best prepping Web sites.
Canning alert: Incidentally, butter is one of those things you should never can yourself. Choose only commercially canned butter. Never CAN your own butter!
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.
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.
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.
Build an Altoids Survival tin starting with our list.
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.
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.
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.
The mosquitoes are coming! The Zika virus has come to the United States, and Americans are now scrambling to ensure they have adequate protection against the deadly Aedes mosquitoes. You'll feel better wearing a mosquito repelling shirt and learning how to get rid of mosquitoes.
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 our grocery store doesn't stock. Take for example, ground beef in a can or canned bacon, which are foods you could easily use in your pantry. 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.
Fight or Flight response. It's a basic instinct for both man and animal: the instant a being realizes that danger is imminent, there is a "flight or fight" decision to make. It's an acute stress response. In the world of prepping, fighting is "bugging in" and fleeing is "bugging out." Will you know what to do when catastrophe strikes? How to know when to bug out or bug in.
Simple self defense ideas that anyone can follow. The best self defense is in mentally preparing for the positive outcome of an attack: if you can first create a win-win option to evade a struggle altogether. Women in particular, should envision themselves not as victims, but as knowledgeable and able women who can avoid or defend against an attack. Learn why you shouldn't wear a pony tail and more in self-defense ideas anyone can follow.
Fluoride dangers alert: How to be fluoride-free and avoid the toxins that are poisoning tap water, bottled water and toothpaste. The Big Berkey water filtration system filters fluoride in your everyday water and can filter raw water for your survival in an emergency.
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.
Get into sprouting. The beauty about sprouting is that they grow quickly, don't cost much and are super nutritious. A bonus is that there are an almost endless list of sprouts to try. Here are just nine reasons to get into sprouting.
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.
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.
Pretty Little Prepper Lies! Whether lies are secretive, boastful or come from the misinformed, preppers need to be aware and to take a measure of caution before accepting prepping ideas and misinformation. Don't succumb to the pretty little lies from other survivalists, FEMA, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration, or the Centers for Disease Control either.
You've got 100 gallons of water storage in your bathtub.When you have a waterBOB, the 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.
Got natural antibiotics? Here are 19+ natural antibiotic alternatives. Take a closer look at the available natural antibiotics. Prescription antibiotics may not be available when you need them most, so you'll need alternatives. Natural antibiotics can be your first line of defense (before going to the doctor for antibiotic drugs). Natural antibiotics can help you with sinus infections and colds, sore throats, urinary tract infections and ordinary cuts and scrapes. You need only have the knowledge of the right natural antibiotics.
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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