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, 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 you … [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 toot … [Continue reading]


“Lamb’s Ear” So, what does this plant have to do with prepping? Most important seems to be as wound dressing, but, most convenient is Toilet Paper! Yes, toilet paper. The leaves of this plant are about 4 inches by 2 inches, and very soft and fuz … [Continue reading]

Food Prep That Kids & Adults Will Love

Who needs flavor and variety when they’re living off of food storage? I DO! You do TOO! That’s the whole point of this series of articles: don’t just survive, enjoy it. Sure, the “S” just hit the “F”, and it’s TEOTWAWKI (The end of the world as we … [Continue reading]