how to tap a sugar maple tree

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  Food, water, and shelter are the three basics of survival and always remain a top priority for preppers. Growing (and raising) your own food and budgeting for purchases of long-term storage food are the best ways to make sure that your family does not starve during a disaster. Utilizing what nature offers us to… Read more »


zeer pots

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  Preserving food after a power grid goes down (or other SHTF disaster that stops the flow of electricity) poses an obstacle, but not an insurmountable problem. Off-the-grid living options for food refrigeration do exist and can be accomplished in an economical DIY manner. Providing food security for your family should involve both growing/raising your… Read more »


the harbinger

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  Economic collapse could be looming on the horizon. Preppers across America have long worried that we were headed in the wrong financial direction. The federal government continually spends far more than the massive entity takes in, 47 million people (a new record) are on taxpayer-funded assistance, Obamacare has caused massive layoffs, and hundreds of… Read more »


food security

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  Is the Earth really only 3 catastrophes away from total chaos in our food supply chain?┬áScientists are warning that the world is just three weather-related catastrophes away from global food supply chaos. A study by Britain’s Anglia Ruskin University, commissioned by Lloyd’s of London, vividly points out the fragility of the food supply and… Read more »


vacation emergency preparedness

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  I was playing the Conflicted card game with our daughter and son-in-law the other day (almost had to wrestle the deck back from Brea, she loved it) and one of the questions asked what you would do if you were 1,200 mile away from home on vacation when the SHTF and you had darn… Read more »


self-reliance tips

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Buying the perfect homesteading property, planting rows and rows or crops, and purchasing long term storage food as a part of a backup plan is a good start to becoming more self-reliant, but those preps alone will not ensure success or long-term survival. Living off the grid or making the decision to live more self-reliant… Read more »