How to Make Your Own Survival Fire Putty

Whether you’re in a SHTF situation or you simply find yourself lost in the woods during a rain storm, it will always be important to make a fire quickly in less than ideal conditions. Fortunately, we’ve got a way to start a super quick, blazing fire in any kind of nasty weather conditions (it also works like a champ when you want to impress your friends). We call it “survival fire putty,” but you might also refer to it casually as “DIY napalm.” Survival fire putty makes it possible to quickly and easily make a long-lasting fireball. To help you […]

10 Ways to Get Cooled Off When You’re On a Budget

Summertime is almost here, and meteorologists are predicting a warmer season than normal for much of the country. While we look forward to fun activities such as 4th of July celebrations and parties by the pool, many of us fret over the oppressive heat and higher power bills. That being said, there are several ways you can “beat the heat” this summer that don’t require racking up a huge A/C bill.  And these methods go beyond simple money-savings. They could help you cope with the heat in emergency situations where you may not have access to air-conditioning or even reliable […]

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The Prepper’s Guide to Zika Prevention

Shocking as it may seem, mosquitoes are the most deadly thing in nature. They claim the lives of more than 1 million people every year, and this number appears likely to shoot even higher in the near future. And the Zika virus is just the latest in a long list of infectious diseases that can be passed from mosquitoes to humans… RELATED: These Animals Are Most Likely to Kill You [CHART] However, the Zika virus is particularly alarming, given the devastating birth defects this virus is know known to cause on the babies of infected mothers. For many families within […]

10 Survival Tricks From the “Movies” That Will Backfire

Whether it’s blockbuster movies or TV shows, it often seems like common sense goes out the window and the rules of physics don’t apply to the good guys. Although there are a few examples where Hollywood has made an attempt at realistically portraying the reality of everything from a fist fight to surviving an apocalyptic situation, the odds are high that most of the scenes you will recall during an emergency are more of a prime example of what not to do. In fact, putting too much faith in Hollywood’s survival techniques could provide you with a one way ticket to […]

10 Common Plants That Are Surprisingly Dangerous

In your house, there are probably several items that are marked with a toxic or hazardous symbol, and this will prevent you from ever ingesting them. Unfortunately, Mother Nature doesn’t tend to label plants, berries and other items, so it is much more difficult to steer clear of something that could cause you a lot of suffering or even death. This problem will quickly become exacerbated after the SHTF, so it is imperative for you to begin studying toxic and dangerous plants right now so that you can survive more easily in the wilderness. The following list has some top […]

Top 6 Shells for Shooting Down Pesky Drones

Drones are a highly contentious invention for many reasons, so it is no wonder that many people are concerned about how to protect themselves and their family from potential spies. Whether it is your neighbor trying to get a peek at your food stash or the government infringing upon your rights by collecting data about your movements, the odds are high that most drones will not be merely innocently flying above you. So what can you do to ensure your privacy is secured? Some people have begun taking matters into their own hands by shooting drones out of the sky. […]

13 Surprising TSA-Approved Preparedness Items

Since the creation of the TSA, packing your bags and heading to the airport has become a continuing source of confusion and anxiety for the American traveler. What’s allowed? What’s banned? Do I have anything in my backpack that could land me in a TSA interrogation room for the next 10 hours? This has made traveling a nightmare scenario for preppers seeking to stay prepared for anything while traveling; many important survival items won’t be allowed in your carry-on. Fortunately, there are actually several surprisingly useful items that the TSA is currently allowing people to bring on board. With a […]

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10 Crazy Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

Most people have hydrogen peroxide on hand for sanitization purposes, but it actually has a long list of functions. Due to this, every prepper and homesteader should have at least one bottle of hydrogen peroxide available at all times, and it would be wise to stock up before the SHTF. To help ensure that you are getting the most out of this highly useful substance, we have complied a list of some of the top ways to utilize hydrogen peroxide, both right now and after an emergency situation.

20 Weird (But Effective!) DIY Home Remedies [PICS]

For years, the so-called health experts scoffed at the phrase “home remedies,” dismissing many of these powerful old world cures as superstitious nonsense, old wives tales, or worse… In recent years, however, study after study shows that many of these old fashioned cures actually work, sometimes better than the drugs at the pharmacy and will far less side effects. Better results with fewer risks… that’s a deal we’ll make every single time. These simple remedies are not only effective, but almost all of them involve simple everyday items you have sitting around your house. For example, did you know that […]

15 Reasons Every Prepper Needs to Stock Up on Safety Pins

If you are like most preppers, you have spent an extensive amount of time determining which items deserve your limited bugout bag space. The real essential items and the hyper-multipurpose items especially. You may have already assembled a few bug-out bags and survival stashes. Well, this may cause you to review your checklists… Because unless you have a stockpile of safety pins on hand, you might find yourself struggling in a number ways when it really counts. Aside from some of the obvious practical uses for a safety pin, there are a surprisingly large number of other reasons to add […]