How Modern Life Destroys Survival Instinct

How Modern Life Destroys Survival Instinct

Our world today would seem magical to our ancestors. Our needs are met almost immediately, we have clean water at the turn of a knob, heat at the push of a button, and light with the flip of a switch.  Food is purchased in a box, ready to heat, and a person can...
The Top 50 Non-Food Stockpile Necessities

The Top 50 Non-Food Stockpile Necessities

Be honest. When you think about a stockpile, the first thing that comes to mind is food, right? Preppers are well-known for having a stash of long-term food to sustain them through anything from a winter storm that leaves them stranded for a week to the end of the...
How You’ll Die When the SHTF

How You’ll Die When the SHTF

When it hits the fan…I mean REALLY hits the fan in a permanent kind of way, the most likely outcome is death. That’s not pretty, and I’m well aware of it. I always try to be positive and optimistic, because for me, preparedness is the ultimate act of optimism, but...
How to Prep for a Summer Power Outage

How to Prep for a Summer Power Outage

Sometimes people think that a summer power outage is easier to deal with than a winter one. After all, in the summer, you don’t have to worry about freezing to death, which is a very real threat during a long-lasting winter outage. However, a summer power outage...
How to Prepare for a Cyber Attack

How to Prepare for a Cyber Attack

There is a lot of debate on whether Wednesday’s computer issues that shut down the New York Stock Exchange, the Wall Street Journal, and United Airlines were just a very strange coincidence (very strange) or a deliberate cyber attack. This isn’t the first possible...
45 MORE Signs That You Might Be One of Those Crazy Preppers

45 MORE Signs That You Might Be One of Those Crazy Preppers

A while back, I wrote an article called “30 Signs That You’re One of Those Crazy Preppers.”  Lots of readers got into the spirit of things, since it was pretty darned relatable.  We all know these are actually signs of sanity, but we’re used to being misunderstood by...
The Cheapskate’s Guide to Productive Hobbies

The Cheapskate’s Guide to Productive Hobbies

There’s no denying that for many of us, times are tight. Many homes have a basket by the door full of unopened bills.  Bank accounts are in overdraft. Every week the charges at the grocery store are a little bit higher than the week before, and for less food.  Kids...