Skills Might Not Always be Better than Stuff

In the Prepping community, there are some topics that draw familiar responses from people of all walks of life. Naturally I am guilty of throwing out my own clichéd...

Testing Your Bug Out Bag In The Real World

One of the wisest things you can do with any aspect of prepping is to have direct first-hand knowledge of how to use whatever skill, tool or gear you...

10 Staples That Should Always Be In Your Bug Out Bag

Natural and man-made disasters happen often without warning. Hurricanes, blackouts, terrorist attacks — you name it, anything could happen in a blink of an eye. In such situations, a well-prepared...

Storage-Friendly Survival Gardening

When we sit down with the goal to be prepared and self-sufficient, we have to balance a lot. We already walk tightropes between work and home life in many...

Hand Powered Tools From Our Forefathers

An oil press can be a big financial commitment, and it’s not for everybody. Until there’s enough land space to be producing foods, let alone oil nuts and seeds, it should...

Short Term Emergency Food Supply List

One of the biggest hurdles to actually doing something that can save your life is getting started. I know many people who research topics, watch movies, create lists and...

Self Defense Options Are More than Just Guns

Imagine being in the middle of a crowded festival, enjoying your time with your family.  All of a sudden, you find yourself near some drunks who start a fight,...

9 Ways to Repurpose Rancid Cooking Oil

There’s nothing nastier in the world than wanting to whip yourself a plateful of fries only to discover that the cooking oil is way past its prime. Normally, that...

Seven Traditional Chinese Herbal Remedies for Your First Aid Kit

Many people I have talked to over the years have expressed curiosity about how to create a first aid kit that contains natural remedies that actually work. Above all,...

Gear Guide for Your Bug Out Bag

When traveling, working from a vehicle, or in a hostile environment, it makes sense to keep all your important and essential equipment in a bug out bag. From a...