Are Root Cellars Still Reasonable?
How are you currently keeping your food from spoiling? If you live in an industrialized society, then chances are you own a refrigerator with a freezer compartment. You might also have an additional refrigerator, or additional freezers, but have you considered where you would keep all that surplus food ..
Community Meat Lockers; Urban Sustainability Concepts
Community meat lockers may have been a thing of the past, but by several accounts they appear to be making a comeback in modern times. Food cultivation, preservation, and sustainability practices that were once a part of the traditional lifestyle of early settlers, are once again finding their way into ..
Temporary Survival Shelter Configurations
In a survival situation, the first type of shelter you build is going to be temporary. The initial hope of the survivalist is to keep out of the elements long enough to be rescued. In the event rescue does not arrive, a more robust survival shelter for permanent use may need to be considered. With […]
The Importance of Shelter to Survival
Most of us here in the United States take shelter for granted. We are born into it, raised in a shelter, and go onto to buy or build our own shelter when we attain adulthood. Very seldom do we consider what it would be like to find ourselves stranded in the wilderness with a need […]
The Survival Library List
In a previous post regarding How to Build a Survival Library, we shared a list of categories and sub-categories for the prepper to focus on when researching books to assemble for a survival library. Today we are going to flesh out a list of books by title and author that we feel would make an […]
How to Build a Survival Library
How well are you prepared? Have you got everything you need in a bugout bag? Is your bugout shelter fully stocked and ready for your arrival should that day come? How confident are you in your abilities to survive the first year after a significant collapse? How is your level of confidence going beyond ..
The Benefits of Starting a Prepper Group
In the all but uncertain times we find ourselves in, is it any wonder that more and more people are turning to prepping and survivalism? Most of these people got involved with prepping for personal reasons; they suffered and survived through some type of natural disaster, and have no desire to get caught ..
How to Find a Prepper Group Fit for You
There are two rules to keeping a secret; Rule #1) Never tell someone everything you know. The same can be said about prepping; you should never tell someone everything you are doing with regards to prepping, unless that person is someone you are intimately familiar with, and who you trust implicitly ..
Homesteading Basics 101
Without question, there has been a growing interest in homesteading and returning to the lifestyles of our not so distant relatives. Although a majority of us have transitioned to dependency driven lifestyles that we were trained to believe were sustainable, the fact of the matter is, these are failing ..
Slingshots for Survival Hunting
In a real world SHTF situation that pits us in the middle of unfamiliar territory, being able to secure food will be essential to survival. One of the easiest weapons to bring along with you, any time you are venturing into the woods, is the slingshot. Slingshots are compact, lightweight, and yet powerful ..