18 Vintage Homesteading Tools to Search for at Garage Sales

I’ve discovered something that was rather surprising – that the ways we do things today aren’t necessarily the best ways to do them. As we look back in time...

Hiding in Plain Sight – Innovative Ways to Discreetly Wear Survival Gear

Hiding in plain sight is a term everyone has heard at one point or another. What does it mean from a prepper’s perspective? How much can you really carry...

6 Inexpensive Skills Every Prepper Needs

Take a second and think if there is anyone you know who has loads of supplies packed in their home. Now ask yourself if that person has the knowledge...

Concealed Carry for the Petite Woman

Numerous factors must be just right in order for concealed carry to work well, and concealment can change daily depending on our clothes and activities. Gun size, on-body carry position, holster...

Safe Drinking Water Strategies for Preppers

DRINKING WATER – BACKGROUND: How to sterilize water? Simple: You don’t need to ‘sterilize’ water. Sterilization is the destruction of all microorganisms in, on and around an object. What is...

Hand Water Pumps Making a Comeback

As recently as 100 years ago, the most important site consideration for homesteaders and villages was whether plenty of good water was within easy reach. When electric power lines and drilled...

What’s In Your Nightstand?

It is the sound that almost everyone fears at some point. ‘That noise’ you hear while you are in bed that doesn’t sound right. I don’t know how many...

Urban Survival Kit

The remembering of the events on 9/11/2001 that killed thousands is just barely in our rear-view mirror. This day, fortunately, passed without any incident. That day in our past saw...

My Take on How to Buy the Best Survival Lighter

You know that the flame’s gone in your love light when your wife gives you a lighter for your birthday. Just pulling your leg. Anyway, the real reason why...

5 Ways To Survive With Only a Lighter

Perhaps the single most useful tool for someone to have in a survival situation is lighter. While some might argue that a lighter is a little bit of a...