Want to avoid Typhus? Do your laundry…..

Pediculus humanus First of all typhus should not be confused with typhoid, they are two entirely different things. Also, there are quite a few types of typhus in circulation, this article deals with the most serious, epidemic typhus which is … [Continue reading]

Survival Foraging: Puffballs

  Lycoperdon Species   Calvatia Species   OTHER NAMES: Devils Snuffbox, Chicken of the Woods   HABITAT: Puffballs flourish in areas such as lawns, meadows, tundra and roadsides.  Puffballs can be found … [Continue reading]

Do you have water if the grid goes down?

Last week on National Geographic’s American Blackout we got to see a lot of common problems presented as the result of a power grid collapse that lasted 10 days. One problem that everyone faced, but didn’t receive a lot of air time was the lack of … [Continue reading]

Build A Rocket Stove, Step-By-Step

One common concern for prepping is how you will be able to heat up and cook any food if you don’t have the nice stainless steel range to cook on? You might have a freezer full of the best steaks but they are awful tough eatin (yes that is the correct … [Continue reading]

Electricity Free Winter

By Naomi Broderick. Naomi writes for ADT in Odessa, Texas. At home she’s on a prepping mission to assure the safety of her three children.   Thinking of the lights going out for a longer period of time is pretty bad in our day and age. We … [Continue reading]

How to Thaw Frozen Water Pipes

No matter what precautions you take for winter, you can still end up with frozen pipes. Even if all the interior pipes are wrapped with electric heat tape, you could have a really potent cold snap that freezes the ground all the way to the level of … [Continue reading]

Store Veggies for Long Term Survival

You cannot imagine how comforting it is to have fresh produce in hard times. But sometimes your garden just isn’t ready when you need it, or your availability to fresh produce isn’t ideal.  The thing is this though: fresh produce isn’t meant to stay … [Continue reading]

How to Treat an Infection without Antibiotics in a SHTF Disaster

In a true SHTF disaster, it doesn’t matter if you’re a hardened combat vet with an entire battery of weapons and enough food and water to sustain a small army. A small cut, not properly taken care of, can take you out just as easily as a well-placed … [Continue reading]