5 Methods to Purify Drinking Water In Emergencies

Clorox Bleach Bottle

Bleach is a simple method to purify your drinking water in an emergency. If you don’t have a method to boil water for disinfection or large quantities of water need disinfecting it is the best choice for cleaning emergency drinking water. If you are nervous about using Clorox to clean your water, know that federal … Read more

12 Natural Disasters & Hazards You Need To Know About

It’s a good idea to know the natural disasters and hazards so you can prepare an emergency plan. I had my plan in place but had to do another plan when I moved. My biggest threat was surviving a power outage during winter. Now it’s surviving a hurricane. This got me thinking that others might … Read more

104 Skills For Survival

The more self-reliant you are, the better off you will be. 104 skills and practices that will make your life easier in an emergency preparedness situation. Some of these skills are pretty cool. Pursue just 1 of these 104 hobbies, and you can become more active and healthy by improving your state of mind or … Read more

Storing Vegetables Without Refrigeration: 11 Top Tips

Vegetable Market with vege

Why in the world would you want to store your vegetables outside of your refrigerator? Well, what if your power goes out? Your living off-grid. Or, like me, you have a family-sized refrigerator that seems to shrink as time passes. Whatever your reasons, you can get shelf-life out of most vegetables when stored at room … Read more

Long Term Food Storage: 35 Tips and Mistakes to Avoid

You’re not crazy for storing survival food   Emergency food storage has fallen out of fashion over the last century, but the dependence on modern conveniences has made us more susceptible to going hungry if SHTF. If the trucks stopped delivering food to the grocery store, many of us would be in a world of hurt.   … Read more

21 Emergency Water Storage Container Ideas For SHTF

Choosing water containers for your emergency water supply can be a real headache, but it doesn’t have to be. Your emergency water supply can be as simple as store-bought water bottles. Every method of water storage has pluses and minuses. Depending on your budget and storage requirements, there is a water container that’s perfect for … Read more

What Is A Meal Ready To Eat (MRE-Military Combat Ration)

MREs (Meals Ready To Eat) may seem complicated, but they aren’t. The main entree is processed similarly to how grandma used to can vegetables from the garden; the packaging is just different. What Is An MRE? An MRE (Meal Ready To Eat) is the U.S. Military’s current combat ration, a shelf-stable, self-contained, pre-cooked meal with … Read more

Charging With No Power

If your reading this either your power went out, it’s going to go out, or you’re preparing for the next power outage. Last month my family’s power went out and we were woefully unprepared. Following is the research I did on how to conserve smart device power and how to plan for the next power … Read more

What Is Freeze-dried Survival Food?

I first ate Freeze-dried food doing a section hike on the Appalachian Trail in Vermont. I looked forward to my nightly freeze-dried dinner. That’s how good some of the meals are. As a lightweight hiking food for long-term storage or emergency preparedness, freeze-dried food is arguably the best choice out there. What Is Freeze-dried Food? … Read more

Sprouting Wheat And Other Grains For Survival: A Secret Weapon

When I was a kid, my aunt made a mean bean sprout sandwich with sharp cheddar and salsa.  That excellent sprout sandwich was the extent of my experience with sprouts until later in life. Little did I know that sprouted seeds fit a survival food niche that no other food can match. Sprouts are edible … Read more