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These days we have the convenience of turning on a stove or grill and cooking a nice juicy steak, or turning on the oven at the flip of a switch and baking fresh bread for the family, but what would you do if that wasn’t an option? Or worse yet, what would you do if […]
With all the different disasters and emergency situations we could possible face, the process of preparing can be a little overwhelming at times and intimidating to say the least. It seems that even when we are more prepared than we ever have been, we still have the feeling that it’s just not enough. I titled […]
Going Off the Grid and Homesteading is something most of us think about at one point of another. Could you really do it? Could you leave everything behind and start from scratch? Like a lot of people out there, Lisa and I have toyed with the homesteading idea in the past. The fantasy of getting […]
When we talk about ways to increase your prepping budget with the money you already have it means managing your money, and paying attention to where every penny you spend goes. You can make your dollars go farther by simply creating a budget, and sticking to it. At first it can be hard, but don’t […]
When it comes to a preppers food storage, one size does not fit all. We all have certain limitation whether that be financial or storage space. Our list of what we feel like we need to have, and our list of what we actually have can be to entirely different things. Storage space is something […]
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What is nothing happens? What if all you are doing gets passed on to your children? Is all of our prepping going to be all for nothing if life goes on without a hiccup? It shouldn’t be, everything we do should not only prepare us for anything unexpected, we should be instilling these values in […]
This is part 2 of what should I put in my first aid kit. In episode 1 Lisa and I talk about 3 different levels of first aid kits, beginner kits, intermediate kits and now we get to the advanced first aid supplies. Keep in mind if you are at the point of having an advanced […]
In this episode Lisa and I talk about 3 different levels of first aid kits, beginner kits, intermediate kits and advanced first aid supplies. Keep in mind if you are at the point of having an advanced first you should probably take a CMT class or a first aid class to be able to use […]
As we travel along in our preparedness journey, we are bound to get sidetracked or lose focus at one point or another. Unfortunately, just about all of us fall victim to this, but we can’t afford to let it drag on. One week turns into three weeks, and that turns into months or even years. […]
One of the biggest influences on our prepping plans is people, and how they react in different situations. This will include people in our preparedness plans, and people we may come across. Understanding how to deal with different personality types is critical to getting the best results in any given situation. The way you interact […]
This week on the podcast we have a special guest Morgan from RoguePreparedness on with us to talk about preparedness with children and some challenges she recently encountered. Morgan recently went on a multi-state 30 day trip with her husband and 2 children and shared some of her takeaways with us. Experiences like this are […]
Over the next few weeks Lisa and I are going through all the steps of bugging out, and discussing why it’s more complicated than it seems on the surface. This week we are going over bug out locations, supplies and resources, and next week we will be talking about bug out vehicles, and why one […]
Anyone who has ever gone through a power outage (I’m willing to bet is just about everyone) knows that it seems like life just stops without electricity. Literally everything we buy, and use is associated with electricity in one way or another. Take dog food for example. While you don’t need to plug a bag […]
The world we are living in today is a far cry from what I believe our forefathers set out for us to have, but in the US today everyone has become so focused on what they are entitled too, and it seems they have lost track of how to personally responsible and accountable for how […]
If you have been interested in preparedness for a while you no doubt have heard about the All-American Sun Oven, and possibly even own one. In my opinion, the Sun Oven is one of the most important preparedness supplies we can have. While food, water and shelter are by far the most important aspects of […]
Some people think that everyone will come together during a crisis, In this episode we talk to Brian about how people really reacted during the recent West Virginia chemical spill. What he saw was what we all think will happen, people fighting, looting and forgetting about morals. This is also a great example about why […]
Today I got the chance to talk with Jim Cobb from SurvivalWeekly.com and we went over some of the stuff about his book Urban Emergency Survival Plan and his involvement with Panteao Productions. If you aren’t sure who Jim is here is a little info about him. Jim is the content director at Survival Weekly and […]
Throughout our daily lives we depend on other people. A society becomes stronger when most of the population works together to better the economy, the culture and production. Unfortunately, history has shown that as a society grows, it inevitably falls apart. What people do and how people react (or fail to) in a crisis are […]
When it comes to prepping we all think in time frames, a week, 3 months and a year. An economic collapse is not like a terrorist attack or an earthquake, an economic collapse has so many variables that there is no simple checklist you can go through and be completely prepared. This article might be […]
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At some point in our lives we are bound to find ourselves in a situation where the power goes out and we need alternative energy options. This could be something that only lasts for a couple of hours, or something that affects our daily lives for an extended period of time. While a short term […]
We all love to think about what it would be like to not have to depend on public service companies, making the grocery store a convenience and not a necessity by growing our own food and living a more self-reliant life in general. All this sounds great, but what would it take to go completely […]
A lot of thoughts goes into successfully bugging out, but the most important part is getting to where you’re going. While we all probably have an idea about what our perfect bug out vehicle would look like, it may not be realistic. As I explain below, the best bug out vehicle is the one we […]
There are a lot of misconceptions out there that make people think that preppers are off their respective rockers. While this may be true for some of us (including me) it has nothing to do with prepping. To understand why preppers tend to get a bad wrap and get labeled “crazy preppers” we need to […]
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This time of year it seems like everyone is getting sick. Colds and flu are prevalent and very contagious. Just as an example, the office that I work in has had a large majority of the workers ill. Some do the right thing and stay home, but others feel they have to come to work, […]
When we think about Typhoid, Cholera and Dysentery visions of the old west come to mind, but in a situation that causes a societal breakdown these diseases could rear their ugly head again. These are the bigger diseases that could become prevalent in a post collapse society, but even getting the common cold could put […]
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With the exception of water, Emergency food storage might be the most important part of preparing for an emergency or disaster. Some might even say more important than water because of how easily our food supply line can be cut off and how far food has to travel in today’s world to reach our table. […]
This past week Lisa and I were guests on The Next Generation podcast with Ryan and Colin Buford. Their show airs live every Sunday night on the Prepper Broadcasting Network. As I was talking with Ryan, I realized we have never done a show about owning horses or livestock in general. While there are some […]
When you’re researching bug out bags or just trying to get new ideas, there is no shortage of information available. Most of these lists include typical prepping gear like a fishing kit and a Life Straw. The problem is, these supplies may not be as important in an urban bug out bag or survival kit. […]
Statistically speaking, this is the safest time in history to be alive, but that doesn’t mean bad things don’t happen all the time. Our home is where all our belongings are, where our family is, and where we should feel the safest. Because of this, home security and home defense tactics should be a top […]
Whether you consider yourself a prepper or not, having medical supplies, first aid kits and the skills to go along with those supplies is more important than ever in today’s world. Having these medical supplies and skills is more important for preppers than the average person. This is because of the activities that interest us. […]
Doomsday is not all about preparing for martial law or a nuclear bomb to drop, doomsday is about what has the ability to change the way you live your life. People that know very little about preparedness think that all preppers all living in an underground bunker, surrounded by weapons and ammo, wearing a gas […]
First aid skills are among the most important when it comes to preparedness. This is because we never know what medical services might be available in a disaster, and we just don’t know how things will unfold. Accidents happen all the time, and even the smallest injuries can derail our preparedness plans. While traumatic injuries […]
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If you’ve ever wondered if all the prepping supplies you buy, and all the time you invest in preparedness is a waste of time you’re not alone. It’s only natural to question whether something your doing is worth it or not. You’ve probably heard it a hundred times, but prepping is just like paying your […]
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One of my main concerns with preparedness is an economic collapse or crisis caused by overspending. With the way things are going today, I think we need to take a look at how AI and automation could play a role in our economy as well. By 2030 it’s estimated that 40 to 50% of jobs […]
As preppers we are always thinking about different ways to become more self-reliant and live like they lived 100 years ago. People who lived during the turn of the century lit their homes with kerosene and oil lamps, heated their homes with fire wood. If they wanted new clothes, they had to buy fabric and […]
When it comes to communications and prepping, we tend to think about 2 way radios and intelligence gathering. While both of these are important, they are only part of a good preparedness communication plan. Communications starts with family planning, and being ready for whatever disaster that might come your way. This week Lisa and I […]
When it comes to preparedness, there is no end to the prepping supplies we “must have”. Some of these “must have” prepping supplies are actually “I really want” supplies. An unavoidable aspect of preparedness and surviving any sort of disaster than might come our way is supplies and prepping gear. While learning new preparedness skills […]
When it comes to preparedness, there is no end to the prepping supplies we “must have”. Some of these “must have” prepping supplies are actually “I really want” supplies. We preppers tend to become gear heads fairly early into our preparedness journey. This is because it’s easier than ever to find these different survival supplies. […]
One of our most popular podcasts here at Survivalist Prepper is the podcast we did about the challenges of bugging out. This week we decided to replay the podcast, along with adding some updated information. This podcast was first published around 3 years ago. Since then our audience has grown, and we have quite a […]
The answer to the question “what is the best prepper food” all depends on who you ask. This is because everyone has different needs and challenges. The perfect emergency food storage plan will be different for everyone. Most people in the United States have never gone more than 24 hours without food and have no […]