Author Archives: Tess Pennington

About Tess Pennington

The Prepper's Blueprint Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper's Blueprint, a comprehensive guide that uses real-life scenarios to help you prepare for any disaster. Because a crisis rarely stops with a triggering event the aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. The well-rounded, multi-layered approach outlined in the Blueprint helps you make sense of a wide array of preparedness concepts through easily digestible action items and supply lists. Tess is also the author of the highly rated Prepper's Cookbook, which helps you to create a plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply and includes over 300 recipes for nutritious, delicious, life-saving meals.  Visit her web site at for an extensive compilation of free information on preparedness, homesteading, and healthy living.

Expert Warns of Financial Meltdown. “The Whole System Will Be Wiped Out.”

You can ignore the telltale signs or get ready and brace yourselves for an epic financial disaster.

Posted in News and Commentary, Wealth Preservation, Opinions and Commentary | 5 Comments

America’s Tainted Water Supply: Study Warns Two-Thirds of the U.S. are Drinking Cancer Causing Chromium-6

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan isn’t the only water supply found sickening its citizens. At least 74 million Americans in 42 states drink chromium-polluted tap water, much of it likely in the cancer-causing hexavalent form.

Posted in Preparedness, Health and Safety, Dietary Wellness, Potable Water, World News, Family Preparedness | 3 Comments

Using Red Clover in Tinctures and Teas for Women’s Health

Ladies, this herb is a must for growing in your medicinal garden and can help with many female issues.

Posted in Natural Alternatives, Homesteading, Natural Medicine | Leave a comment

Are Running Shoes More Superior to Hiking Boots? Here are 3 Good Reasons Why They Are

I’ve always assumed hiking boots were necessary for proper, safe hiking, but I may have been wrong.

Posted in Health and Safety, Preparedness Mindset, Shelter and Clothing | 2 Comments

20 Medicinal Herbs That I Have in My Prepper Garden

So, many of you may be asking my I want to go to all the trouble and grow herbs and roots for natural healing. In short, it’s so I can have options at my disposal. These 20 herbs made the cut and I couldn’t be more pleased with my choices.

Posted in Dietary Wellness, Natural Alternatives, Featured, Food & Garden Sustainability, Homesteading, Medical Emergencies, Natural Medicine, Sustainable in the City | 1 Comment

7 Reasons Why You Should Have a Medicinal Garden

Make your garden do double duty by growing food and natural medicine! These six reasons will show you how beneficial it can be.

Posted in Micro Farming, Natural Alternatives, Food & Garden Sustainability, Medical Emergencies, Natural Medicine, Sustainable in the City | Leave a comment

Frugal Prepping: 12 Cheap Ways to Prep Like There’s No Tomorrow

With a little “outside of the box” thinking, you can acquire prepper items like food, tools, shelter, first aid and weaponry for pennies on the dollar.

Posted in Preparedness, Inventory Management, Finance and Economy, Family Preparedness, Food Storage | 2 Comments

20 Hurricane Survival Tips From Real-Life Scenarios

I asked some fellow preppers in the community what advice they would offer on how to better prepare for hurricanes, and the community overwhelmingly stepped up to help their fellow man. They lived through this disaster. These are their words and, in my humble opinion, this is some very solid advice to follow.

Posted in Preparedness, Reserve Supplies, Evacuation, Potable Water, Opinions and Commentary, Survival and Prepping News, Editor's Choice, Family Preparedness, Featured, Food Storage | 5 Comments

Real Life Survival Story: How to Survive When the Grid Goes Down

This is my personal account of living through the aftermath of a hurricane and just how quickly a society can break down and descend into chaos following a disaster.

Posted in Preparedness, Disaster Scenarios, Family Preparedness, Sustainable in the City | 4 Comments

8 Sustainable Changes You Can Make That Will Have a Positive Impact on Earth

Whether you want to believe it or not, our current way of living is not sustainable. Here are eight simple changes you can make in your life to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

Posted in Opinions and Commentary, World News, Food & Garden Sustainability, Preparedness Mindset, Sustainable in the City | 4 Comments