Let's be honest: when it comes to shelf foods, you're not exactly getting top-notch five-star gourmet meals. If you want foods that last a long time in easily stored cans, the best you can usually get is mush. It's the unfortunate side to prepping: not everything is for luxury, comfort, or enjoyment. However, not all mush can be bad. Just saying the word makes me think of nasty foods. Yet, there are plenty of foods out there many of us enjoy that are nothing more than a substance like what you'd find in a can. In fact, one of the most common … [Read more...] about Great Ways to Use Oatmeal to Add to Meals
A SHTF scenario can go on for a long time. In fact, it's nearly impossible to know how long it could last. It could potentially be a week, or possibly years. It's easily subject to change all the time, so there's never a definite time slot. And that means you've got to be prepared to survive for a very long time, with only the resources you've prepped. Knowing that you can guarantee you're going to need to prep a lot of supplies. One of the most common resources that everyone will be prepping is food. It's a fact that we all need food to … [Read more...] about (Video) 10 Food Items That Are Necessary to Stock Up on for When a Disaster Hits
Prepping is no easy task. As many of us know already, there's a whole lot to cover when it comes to prepping for any kind of situation. You've got so many resources to gather, plans to go over, skills to hone, and ideas to build upon. It's a very long process that requires a lot of brainpower. Often, trying to do all of this on your own can be even trickier, as it's just such a heavy workload. That's when it becomes handy to start breaking things down, or grouping them together. Little tricks like that can really help you manage your … [Read more...] about How All of Prepping Can be Condensed Into These 6 Simple Aspects
In the case of SHTF situations, there's a whole lot of variety that could occur in terms of what events will transpire. You know, what exactly causes and makes up the scenario we dub 'SHTF'. And that makes it hard to properly plan and prep for any kind of collapse situation we could face. That's when we usually resort to prepping all kinds of things, so we can cover a little bit in case of everything. Unfortunately, this can mean we end up not needing to use certain resources or wanting more of a specific resource. While that's not too big … [Read more...] about 4 Different Specialized Bug Out Bag Ideas That Are Great in all Kinds of Situations
Out in the world, there are so many places to get all of your supplies and resources for survival and prepping. The market is very well saturated, and filled to the brim with businesses eager to sell to you. It's sometimes nice to have that variety. However, they can often end up quite expensive at some places, or you can be spread to thin searching everywhere for the perfect thing you want. That's why it's nice to sometimes just learn about a store or two you can get a lot of your survival stuff. And wouldn't you know it, Goodwill stores … [Read more...] about 14 Invaluable Survival Items We’re Shocked to Discover at a Local Goodwill
When it comes to SHTF, our way of life really declines. Things get brutal, more chaotic, out of hand, and just plain messier. We'll end up dirtier, unhealthier, and weaker post-collapse. This is especially due to the lack of healthcare and doctors once SHTF. There's nobody around to provide that kind of medical help anymore, so you're on your own, and soon enough sicknesses and diseases will be much more common and infectious. That's when antibiotics swoop in and save the day. There isn't much physically you can do to avoid disease, but … [Read more...] about These Are 4 Antibiotics That No One Should be Without When a Catastrophe Hits
There are a lot of various valuable resources we need for survival. Things like food and water, which we constantly need and have to rely on. And there's no problem with that. Our need for these resources is just how things are. However, have you ever tried looking at those valuable resources and items differently? As in, not just ways to survive. Well, whether you have or haven't, you may have to if SHTF. If you find yourself in any kind of SHTF situation, then the possibility these resources may be needed for trade and barter could be … [Read more...] about The 10 Commodities That Will Most Likely Become Valuable for Trading After an Economic Collapse:
Proper survival is all about self-reliance and being able to do everything you need to on your own. While of course there's no rule against using survival tools and that it's actually a good idea to do so, you should still not have to count on them in tough situations. And for most of us, we counter that by simply learning new skills. Getting our bodies coordinated and stronger, so we can handle tougher situations. Which, for the record, isn't a bad idea at all. It's just we do that so much. Even now, most of the things we learn are … [Read more...] about The Top Survival Books You Can Get Your Hands on for the Ultimate Survival Brain Food!
It's hard to know when you could face an unfortunate situation, SHTF or not. It's future events, so it overall is truly unpredictable. So for most people, that just means they'll be caught off guard in regards to whatever comes their way. But for us preppers, we've learned to be ready for anything. So that means that we've got to be doing whatever we can to be ready, unlike those not a part of the prepping community. And what are some ways we can be ready for anything? Of course, we've always got our knowledge and skills. That just comes … [Read more...] about These 7 EDC Items Are Can’t Live Without Supplies Everyone Must Have at All Times!
You can never really tell how long a SHTF situation is going to last. It's something that hasn't happened yet, so while you can come up with rough estimates, there's nothing too accurate. There's really just no way to tell what could actually happen. While that means there's a chance things only last a week or so, there's also a chance it could go on for a very long time. You might be in it for the long haul. And if it ends up being short, then you've got nothing to worry about, but if you're unprepared and it ends up lasting a long time, … [Read more...] about Stocking Up on a Lot of Random Items May Seem Useless at First, But Here’s Why it’s a Great Idea!