Why Sandbags Should Be Part of Your Preps

Sandbags are inexpensive and have many uses, they can provide expedient shelter, protect in a nuclear disaster, stop floods, but can they stops bullets…? Check out this excellent video by TinHatRanch where he tests various calibers to see if the … [Continue reading]


Survival cooking is a lot different from everyday cooking. When the power is  out or you have to abandon your home, you’ll no longer be able to throw food  into the microwave or oven. You’ll have to use a grill, a camping stove, or  maybe even an … [Continue reading]

Prepping 101 – Best Gun For Home Defense

There are few things more likely to start a fight than the discussion of firearms and more specifically, what the best options for a defensive weapon are if you are just starting your emergency preparations. There are entire survival forums on this … [Continue reading]

Why You Should Carry and Know How to Use a Tactical Flashlight

If you have ever heard the term EDC or Every Day Carry and know what that means, there is almost without fail mention of a flashlight. Flashlights are one of those items that can be used for far more than you might expect and are sorely missed if you … [Continue reading]

A.L.I.C.E Is More Than Just A Pretty Name

My Buddy, Craig Caudill, from DansDepot.com, and I were recently talking about survival packs. He was telling me all about the A.L.I.C.E. packs that they used back in the Vietnam war. He told me that even after all these years, those packs are … [Continue reading]

10 Critical Points You Need To Know About Building Any Natural Shelter

People underestimate just how quickly a bright, sunny day can turn into a dangerous situation. That short hike through the woods could turn into a life threatening situation in a matter of minutes. Did you know that temperatures as low as only … [Continue reading]

5 Lightning Safety Tips in Case You’re Caught in a Storm

You’re out on a hike or doing yard work, and you hear thunder. No rain yet, not even any lightning seen. What do you do? In this post I give some lightning safety tips I’ve learned over the years—some I’ll bet you didn’t know. (For example, did … [Continue reading]


Why make your own homemade toothpaste? It saves money, gives you a feeling of self-sufficiency and accomplishment, and allows you to leave out all the potentially harmful ingredients. Here’s how-to…   The list of ingredients in commercial … [Continue reading]