Preparing For the Future By Learning From the Past


As preppers we are always trying to figure out the perfect combination of living simply, while taking advantage of today’s technology. There is quite a bit we can learn from how people lived a century ago. If an EMP, CME or something else took down the power grid, we could easily find ourselves in that type of situation. [Read more…]

Post Collapse Skills – What Do You Bring To The Table?


Post Collapse Skills – What Do You Bring To The Table?

In the event of an economic collapse or any event that causes us to be off the grid for an extended period of time, we will have to go back to our roots, I don’t mean back when we were younger, I mean back to our grandfathers roots. Inthe worst case scenario we will need to rebuild society from the ground up. As it has always been throughout history we will need different individuals with many different skill sets to create a functioning and thriving society. So you need to ask yourself In a post collapse scenario, what do you bring to the table? [Read more…]

Finding Water In the City When the SHTF


Finding Water In the City When the SHTF

We all know how important water is so I’ll spare you the rule of threes speech. But I will say that we might find ourselves working harder in a grid down event or post collapse situation causing us to drink more water than normal because we won’t have access to all these convinces we have today.

Hopefully we all have some amount of water stored and are prepared for this situation, but the amount of space that water takes up makes it very difficult to hide, and the amount of water we use means that at some point or another that water will be gone.

If all the water we have stored is gone because we used it, or someone has come and taken it from us, what would we do at this point? Finding water in the city when the SHTF will be difficult, but if we can stay away from the “zombie zones” and think about places other people might not think about, we might be able to find some drinking water in an urban area safely.

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Prepare For a Grid Down Event. How Vulnerable is the US Power Grid?

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Prepare For a Grid Down Event. How Vulnerable is the US Power Grid?

Being a prepper means trying to become more prepared for every possible situation that we can. While for most of us being completely prepared is physically or financially impossible there are some things we should all be doing. So in this article I ask how vulnerable is the US power grid? Because a grid down event could be the primary disaster, or the secondary event caused by any number of disasters.

We can prepare for a terrorist attack, we can prepare for an economic collapse and we can prepare for Natural disasters, but just about every one of these events could include some sort of grid down event.

Imagine how you would react if all the modern conveniences you depend on day in and day out were all taken away. I’m not just talking about your cell phone and the lights in the house not working, I’m talking about everything we need to survive and don’t give a second thought.

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How to Build a Food Dehydrator Under $50


How to Build a Food Dehydrator

Next to bacon, beef jerky has got to be the best thing god has given us the ability to make and eat. The problem is that we all know we need protein and meat in our long term food storage plans, but I can’t seem to keep any beef jerky around for longer than a week. But I think I found the solution, make my own, and make so much that we get tired of eating it…that’s a win win situation right?

After researching the different models of store bought food dehydrators and finding that the cost of some of the better ones exceeds $400 I began to research how to build my own food dehydrator for less than $50. I found quite a few methods ranging from using a storage bin to using a cardboard box and some tin foil to full out food dehydrator building plans that included a heater a fan and all the bells and whistles you would get in a store bought dehydrator.

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Because my goal was to make this a cheaply as possible, but still have a final product that will last over time I decided to take the basic principles of food dehydration and combine it with the more complex plans and make a food dehydrator for as little as possible using stuff I had laying around the house.

The average cost of 1lb of beef jerky is about $30. But you can buy 4 1lb flank steaks for that price and make your own.  So by having your own food dehydrator you can cut your cost by 75%.

You can dehydrate all sorts of other thinks like apples, bananas and other fruits, make trail mix which is a great way to get needed calories without all the added weight in a bug out bag. I wonder how a dehydrated doughnut tastes?

I made this video that walks through the process of what I did and the supplies I used. Keep in mind, the food dehydrator you build can be a simple or as complex as you like. And your cost will vary depending on what you have laying around your house. This one cost about $50.

In this video:

  • I explain the dimensions and spacing.
  • I explain the building process
  • I explain the supplies needed.
  • I explain the doors, hinges and what screws to use.
  • I explain light install and venting process.

Other useful resources:3

Survival MD (Best Post Collapse First Aid Survival Guide Ever)

Backyard Innovator (A Self Sustaining Source Of Fresh Meat,Vegetables And Clean Drinking Water)

Blackout USA (EMP survival and preparedness)

Conquering the coming collapse (Financial advice and preparedness )

Liberty Generator (Build and make your own energy source)

Backyard Liberty (Easy and cheap DIY Aquaponic system to grow your organic and living food bank)

Bullet Proof Home (A Prepper’s Guide in Safeguarding a Home )

Family Self Defense (Best Self Defense Strategies For You And Your Family)

Sold Out After Crisis (Best 37 Items To Hoard For A Long Term Crisis)



About Dale

Survival and being prepared should not only be a passion, it should be a lifestyle. The definition of a prepper is “An individual or group that prepares or makes preparations in advance of, or prior to, any change in normal circumstances, without substantial resources from outside sources” Like the Government, police etc.
I don’t believe that the end of the world will be the “end of the world” I believe it will be the end of the world as we know it now.

The End Of The World Are You Ready?

Are-you-readyIf It All Ended Today…Are You Ready?

The Survivalist Prepper a website centered on informing everyone and opening some eyes to the real threat, that being said are you ready? or do you just think you’re ready. I know too many uninformed people who “believe” they have what it takes tosurvive a global meltdown. but the truth is, it doesn’t matter how big and strong you are, how much you can stockpile in your underground bunker because you have millions or how many friends you have in you pack or clan to assist with you new life after disaster. the truth is you most valuable asset is sitting on your shoulders.


Survival Education

That’s right your head is your most powerful weapon. Knowing how to stay out of a bad situation can be just as tricky sometimes as getting out of a bad situation that could have been avoided in the first place. Educating yourself about possible doomsday scenarios could be the difference between life and death.

I’m not saying go out and get a tinfoil hat and lock yourself in the basement behind a bunch of sand bags cooking your baked beans on a camping stove while everyone else is out living their everyday lives. What I am saying is to be ready, be prepared for anything. Yes, it’s true that some people will label you as one of those “Doomsday Prepper types” but these are probably the same people who need to demean everyone to make themselves feel better. And these are the same people that will be coming to you for help when the shit hits the fan…because they are clueless.

That is my main goal here to supply as much valuable information that I can. any information or survival skills that I think could help you and educate you will be shared. Keep in mind these are my opinions and just like you I am allowed that right…for now.










How Will It All End

worst-Case-ScenarioWhen Everything Hits The Fan!

Are you ready for any kind of global catastrophe? Are you ready for am economic collapse? Or are you so dependent on your toys and gadgets that if everything you know and love disappeared tomorrow could you fend for yourself? or defend your family? Our goal here is not to turn you into some tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorist, but being educated and keeping your eyes and mind open will only help you to become prepared when it all hits the fan.


Electromagnetic Pulse

Are you and your family ready for an EMP attack? This video will explain exactly what that is…

An asteroid or some very large very fast moving object falling from the sky would probably have the same effect. But on top of possibly shutting our electrical system down it could cause global climate change, some people believe this is what happened to the dinosaurs.CollapseisComing-banner-v1-180

What About Economic Collapse?

What would you do if all the money you had was in the bank and all of the sudden everything that you worked for your entire life was gone? A more important question is what do you think the government would do if the citizens or the United States demanded answers? Is this why they want our guns?

I’ll be honest, this is the one thing that I fear the most. If an asteroid comes out of the sky I think I could figure that out for a while. If our country became a war zone and we have our guns taken away like the government wants we are doomed! Our founding fathers would be rolling over in their graves and we can not let this happen.

This video talks about how marshal law is imminent…

We need to be ready, I don’t know when, I don’t know where bet we need to fight for our rights and be prepared to defend them with our lives just like our founding fathers did when they told England they had enough!






Surviving Chaos And Change After a Disaster

nervous-breakdownThe Unprepared Will Panic – The Prepared Will Survive.

It is natural for some people to panic when confronted with a crisis. Most are not prepared mentally or physically for a disaster situation, and are immediately overwhelmed, and in some cases cannot function. People panic because they do not know what to do next. Flight or fight, the emotions swirl in peoples’ minds and people are, without actually realizing it, deciding whether to confront the matter emotionally (fight) or deny it (flight) and some cannot not make any decisions at all, decisions that may save lives.

Given the state of the world and the country today, it is only a matter of time. It is not a matter of if, but simply of when a hacker slips through the firewalls and shuts down the power grid or a nuclear device is detonated in the heart of some city. It could also be a natural disaster of such magnitude that it shuts down large portions of the country for months or even years.

What Can You Expect As a Prepper

Surviving the disaster itself is one thing but surviving the affects of it is another. The days, weeks, and possibly even years after will dwarf the actual event as far as devastation and turmoil and will have a greater affect on people psychologically.

The first few days’ people will naturally assume it is temporary and most will convince themselves they can manage until the authorities sort things out. After three to five days have passed, people begin stirring and wondering. They may gather to trade gossip and some people would have already tried to contact the local government. As soon as the citizens realize the crisis is unlike any they have ever experienced they will call on the government for help and when they realize help is not forthcoming, they will turn against the government.


The Unprepared People

Those that relied on others for their daily sustenance before the crisis will likely have to rely on others after the crisis, they are used to asking, and for the most part, they are not a threat at this point.

Then there are those that never really asked for help but simply are not prepared for the crisis, as far as supplies, knowledge and skill sets go. They only know how to survive when the rules have been established and everyone plays their part. Show up for work at nine and leave at five, a paycheck twice a month, a routine they fell into because it is all they know.

This group will become a threat because they know they cannot survive without rules and some form of governance, they know what they know but have not expanded beyond their bubble. They will become desperate quickly and will seek out those that appear to be in charge, and usually will fall prey to those with an agenda and of those taking advantage of the crisis. Instigators and anarchist will find and use these people for demonstrations and most will march and clamor with no idea what they are demonstrating against.

Then there are those that have been paying attention, they knew something was coming and they prepared because they realized that depending on others is not a wise move. They work hard and want to be left alone to survive as only they know how. They know what they need to do, and will continue to do it. No one will stop them from surviving. They are you.

The Lights Are Out For Good

The entire world runs on electricity and essentially any type of disaster can cause the lights to stay out for years. Terrorist organizations and rouge nations know all they have to do is shut the lights off and the country comes to a halt. The financial markets will collapse, transportation hubs will shut down and manufacturing will stop. Electricity is the keystone that keeps the country from collapsing.

People will panic, and race in circles instead of stopping to evaluate the situation. They know deep in their minds they made a mistake, by not being prepared, denial is not possible now but there is no going back.

They have families and they will be a threat to everyone, because they will turn to violence, thievery and deception all in the name of providing for their families. They can be your neighbors, friends or strangers. You have no idea how your neighbors or friends may react because you have nothing to compare it too.






What You Can Do As a Prepper

Knowledge and knowing how to apply that knowledge will prevent you and others from essentially “freaking” out during a crisis. The first thing to keep in mind is it is not necessarily the disaster itself you need to prepare for but the affects of the disaster. Focusing on a singular event may cause some to overlook the fact that regardless of the crisis, there is always going to be the days after and they will be the hardest to survive.

Training is important, and it must be done in a controlled environment so you can learn from your mistakes without costing lives. Once a calamity is upon you training is over, and then the application of everything you know comes into play.

Reading about Prepping and preparing on the Internet is a starting point but again, you must know how to apply what you are learning. For example, you may understand the theory behind a magnesium stick and how it makes fire but you must also learn the mechanics by doing it yourself. If you know what to do next, you will not panic, and the only way to know what to do is to practice.

What To Be Prepared For

The reality of the situation is that you will not have as many supplies as you think, so another reality is that you cannot afford to give any away. Rarely can anyone accurately calculate amounts needed for a specific period. You can get an estimate but always err on the side of caution. If you firmly believe you have a year’s supply of food, you should assume you only have a nine-month’s supply. Waste, damage, spoilage and any number of other factors will reduce your supplies and among them is giving to friends and others or having your supplies stolen.

Avoid making any alliances in the first few weeks or months. People will naturally seek out others for comfort or material things. Once a few months have passed those that have survived, know how to survive and will not be as a big of a threat to you.

False leaders will emerge in your community and will pray on the weaknesses and fear of those suffering. There will always be those ready to take advantage of any crisis. Con artists will move among people making promises. So-called black-markets will spring up where food and water stolen and looted from others will be on sale.

Once you realize the magnitude of the crisis, it will be time to seek out those that have skills that can be used to rebuild society. You will need carpenters, doctors and engineers, as well as farmers and other agricultural experts. Even if the crisis is only for a few months society will change, and having a skill that is useful to the community will make you a valuable resource.