The Best Way To Store Rice Long Term

I recently researched everything white rice to get as much information as possible before purchasing bulk quantities for my family’s long-term food storage. The main thing I discovered, rice is one of the superstars of the prepper pantry. It is a food you should consider storing for emergency preparedness. This article will help you decide … Read more

How Much Food to Stockpile Per Person

I started my emergency food storage, not knowing how much food to stockpile for each person in my family. The best way to plan for stockpiling food is to look at 1. daily calorie count requirements, for each person, 2. the nutritional value of the food, and 3. the shelf life of each food. This … Read more

Get Your Car Ready For Winter And Survive A Blizzard

Car Driving In Snow

You should avoid travel when a winter storm is on the way, but this isn’t always an option. If you are caught in a bad snowstorm, there are a number of things you can do to prepare for surviving a blizzard in your truck or car. I’m writing this article because my son is heading … Read more

Boiling Sea Water Doesn’t Make It Drinkable

Ocean with boat

Have you ever wondered why people stranded on a desert island or lost at sea can die from dehydration surrounded by all that water?  It’s because there is way too much salt in seawater. Boiling seawater does not make it safe to drink because it does not remove the salt. On Average, seawater holds 3.5% … Read more

37 Reasons To Become A Prepper

Why You Should Be A Prepper People are going to say you’re bat guano crazy if you start prepping. If it bothers you just say you’re interested in homesteading that seems to be a more acceptable terminology these days. It doesn’t matter what you call being prepared for hard times as long as you are … Read more

44 Off-Grid Tools For Emergency Survival

Power line repair

Forty-four useful tools to use off-grid for power-out scenarios, emergencies, or SHTF. In researching this article for my survival preparedness plan, I came across some interesting tools. Some items are obvious, and some aren’t. I hope this information helps you find no-power tools to get the job done. Grain Mill  Use a Hand mill to … Read more

Why You Need A Good Survival Mindset

Stranded Campfire

Whether you are a soldier in the field or a person experiencing a family emergency, catastrophe or other survival situation having the right mindset is imperative to a positive outcome. . I’ve been through some pretty tough training in the military and the great outdoors, so I know one’s state of mind is crucial to … Read more

Food Grade Plastic For Food Storage: Why You Need It

apples in white food grade buckets

I didn’t think much about food-grade plastics until researching this article. There is a lot to know. Let’s start by defining what it is. Food Grade Plastics are certified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as safe for direct contact with food and beverage. FDA testing ensures that containers don’t migrate chemicals to food … Read more

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