DIY Projects for Preppers

Top 10 Best Wild Berries for Foragers

Top 10 Best Wild Berries for Foragers

Wild berries are an elusive fruit. They appear for a short period during summer and fall, and then seem to disappear just as quickly. Their period of perfect ripeness moves . . .

Survival Friday: DIY Hardtack for Those Really Hard Times

Survival Friday: DIY Hardtack for Those Really Hard Times

One of the dilemmas we face in a long term SHTF situation is the lack of food. For that reason, many of us stockpile grains. Grains have a long shelf life, are nutritious and will keep us going when fresh food is not available. In an ideal world, we will mill our grains and bake up homemade bread in our cast iron pots that are cozied up the campfire.

Sounds good and even a bit romantic. Alas, although wheat and other grains can be milled into flour, yeast is a bit less hardy and after a few years, my not be viable. So what are the alternatives. There is sourdough of course. And then there is hardtack, a cracker like bread made without yeast whatsoever.

Preparing Your Chickens For Winter

Preparing Your Chickens For Winter

After much debate, my husband and I decided to raise a flock of chickens and our own eggs. Neither one of us wanted chickens hanging out super close to the . . .

DIY Mosquito Traps for the Home and Homestead

DIY Mosquito Traps for the Home and Homestead

Mankind’s Greatest Predator

As humanity broke through the paleolithic we were leaving behind a variety of medieval predators that stalked and killed us for thousands of years.

Real-life . . .

Guide to Prepping for Your Pets

Guide to Prepping for Your Pets

Pet owners have to make special considerations for their animals during a disaster. Frequently, animals are abandoned during natural disasters, left behind to be rescued, or not. If you’re . . .

How to Seal Food in Mylar Bags

How to Seal Food in Mylar Bags

One of the very first things I learned to do when I started to prep was seal food in Mylar bags.  As simple as this sounds, you would not believe . . .

Prep For Winter Now & Save

Prep For Winter Now & Save

Preparing for winter is easier and less expensive if you do it in the Spring and Summer. With daily obligations making many people short on time, it can be all too easy to put off winter preps.

How to EMP-Proof Your Car, Even if You Don’t Really Have To

How to EMP-Proof Your Car, Even if You Don’t Really Have To

Some experts have stressed the importance of EMP-proofing your car to ensure you have transportation after a nuclear strike, while others have denounced the practice as unnecessary. Let’s take a closer look at the science behind EMP-proofing your vehicle, whether it’s essential, and how to complete this task if you choose to carry it out.

Best Composting Toilets for Preppers

Best Composting Toilets for Preppers

Editor’s Note: This resource has been revised and updated for 2019.

Composting toilets are not for everyone but they do have their place in off-grid living under some . . .

How to Make Cooking Oils from Scratch

How to Make Cooking Oils from Scratch

You won’t be able to pick up cooking oils when the grocery store isn’t available. And, most of the meals we cook on a daily basis need some . . .

How To Make Candles With Essential Oils

How To Make Candles With Essential Oils

Essential oils are well known for being used in Aromatherapy to soothe and calm the senses. However, these high-powered plant extracts have more uses than just that. Essential oils . . .

How to Make Your Own Seltzer and Soda

How to Make Your Own Seltzer and Soda

Editor’s Note: This is a revised and updated version for 2019.
My first experience making soda was with my father back in the mid-nineties. We made and bottled . . .

15 Cinder Block Ideas For The Prepper Homestead

15 Cinder Block Ideas For The Prepper Homestead

Editor’s Note: This resource has been revised and updated for 2019.

Cinder block is an excellent building material. They are strong, weather resistant, fire proof and relatively inexpensive. All . . .

Designing A Winter Emergency Kit For Your Car

Designing A Winter Emergency Kit For Your Car

Driving conditions in the winter can deteriorate quickly. If you live in a climate with harsh winters, then you may be very experienced. Regardless of how well prepared you think . . .