15 GREAT Shipping Container Homes

Shipping Container Homes

Shipping containers have a special draw for the prepper community. I don’t know what it is, whether it be the sturdy construction, cost, or ease in converting them into an inexpensive home, they sure are popular. Some of the more creative folks out there take shipping containers and turn them into works of livable art. …

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Beer Can Chicken Without the Beer

Beer Can Chicken

The concept behind beer can chicken is that the beer in the can is heated to create steam, which not only flavors the chicken it also helps keep the meat moist. The steam will carry the flavors from the heated brew into the chicken. The question is then, why just use beer? You can create …

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Locating and Utilizing a Natural Spring as a Drinking Water Source

Natural Spring Fountain

Typically, natural springs can be found in hilly or mountainous terrain. The common definition is a “place where natural outflow of groundwater occurs”. Water from natural springs is ground water, and not surface water and thus, is typically free of contaminates that would otherwise be associated with surface water or open water sources. Generally, spring …

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It’s Not About Ebola Anymore

Ebola Fallout

It’s not about Ebola anymore it’s about the fallout, the impact, if you will that it is having on communities and on the country as a whole. A nurse that has had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is threatening to sue the government because she was quarantined as she arrived back in the …

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Preppers: Looters and Marauders Aside What About Your Friends and Neighbors

Preppers Friends and Family

As stated in earlier articles survival comes down to the individual. Life and death is at the individual level and so the minute-by-minute struggles are yours and yours alone in most cases. Your decisions, your actions have an impact on your survivability, and some of those decisions made months ago could come back to bite …

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Storage Handling and Disposal of Smokeless Powder

Smokeless Powder

Smokeless powder is not to be confused with what is considered true black powder. There are muzzleloaders today that use true black powder but “synthetic” black powder is becoming more acceptable. True black powder is considered an explosive while smokeless powder is considered a flammable. This article will talk about the storage and handling of …

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15 Uses for Baking Soda Every Prepper Should Know

Survival Uses for Baking Soda

Survival Uses for Baking Soda Sodium bicarbonate has a slightly salty, alkaline taste and in its natural mineral form, it is called nahcolite. It is a component of the mineral natron and is found dissolved in many mineral springs. It is often called baking soda, bread soda, cooking soda and bicarbonate of soda. Sodium bicarbonate helps to regulate pH in other …

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The SIRT Training Pistol Review

SIRT Training Pistol

First, What Is Included With the SIRT Training Package 1 SIRT Performer Red Polymer Slide Red Shot Indicating Laser Red Trigger Prep Indicating Laser Functional features of Glock™ 17/22 Standard Sights Two weighted training magazines NLT Intro Training DVD NLT Shooting Glasses Primarily the SIRT Training Pistol is a training and educational tool with safety …

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8 Emergency Water Sources for City Dwellers

City emergency water sources

First, make sure you have a stockpile of emergency water. Having water on hand when the grid goes down allows you the time to seek out other water sources. You do not want water to be your first concern when disaster strikes. You will need time to evaluate the situation and then to make plans. …

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Dependency on Gear, Gizmos and Gadgets: Will It Be Your Downfall?

Grid Dependency

Can You Replace One Source of Energy with Another and Do You Even Want To The Internet is full of information and advice on how to maintain the same quality of living during a SHTF scenario as you had before the crisis. Some retailers will try to convince you if you only had this one …

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