Raising backyard chickens is an easy and affordable way to add eggs and meat to your food supply. Just six chickens can provide 2 dozen eggs a week!
Bugging out is essentially a last ditch effort to ensure your survival and that of your family. This is especially true in winter, which is the worst time to have to face a bug out scenario. In the winter, especially in colder climates, it is far better […]
My wife was living on the coast of Mississippi when hurricane Katrina struck. I’ll get into the details of her experience in another post, but for now I want to talk about what they ate in the days after the hurricane passed. They were without power for two weeks, but fortunately her father had a […]
Today I want to share a video series called “SHTF City Survival” by TheBrooklynPrepper. In the first video he talks about his plan to get around the city and retrieve family members from school and workplaces after a disaster. He also covers his mode of transportation and explains his get home bag. In the second […]
Are you really prepared to survive anything? Most preppers would have no trouble getting through a simple hurricane and a few days without power. But what about a few weeks without power? Or a few months? What if gangs of looters are going from house to house, taking whatever they want? What if your home […]
We can never be certain when the next major disaster will strike, but one thing we can be certain of: disasters do not strike when it’s convenient for us. As a parent, I wish I had the power to make sure there isn’t ever a disaster that disrupts my children’s lives, at least not until […]
There’s no need to freeze if the power goes out in the winter. There are several ways to stay warm in the winter without electricity. Here are 15.
If you already have precious metals or are considering getting them, you need to find a way to keep them safe from thieves. There are several options. But before I get into them, I want to emphasize something. If you own gold or silver, you should only tell one other person about it. This should […]
I just recently finished reading Ragnar’s Urban Survival: A Hard-Times Guide to Staying Alive in the City. This book is a good starting point for people who intend to stick it out where they are if disaster strikes. Ragnar touches on all the basic topics you will need to know in order to survive in […]
Update: Since I first wrote this post, many other great books have been released such as Surviving Doomsday, The Art of Eating Through The Zombie Apocalypse, and these urban survival books. So although I no longer consider the list below to be my top 10 books on survival, I still think they’re all very good. […]