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9 Survival Skills Your Child or Grandchildren Should Know Today

Today’s kids seem to go through life with their collective noses glued to one type of screen or another. As a result they have missed out on learning many of the basic survival skills that children knew in past generations. Here Are Nine Survival … [Read more...]



Basic Two Person Blizzard and Ice Storm Kit Each year, blizzards and ice storms wreak havoc upon the East Coast of the United States, although they can happen anywhere where cold conditions are present. Blizzards and ice storms are both capable of … [Read more...]

Storing Water Part 1: The Most Forgotten Food Storage Item

While you’ve been busy accumulating your food storage, you might have been putting off the one, most important essential: Water. That’s understandable. After all, there’s plenty of water coming out of your tap right now; availability is not a … [Read more...]

Backyard Beekeeping


For a growing number of people, backyard beekeeping is the next logical step in their long-term self-reliance plan. The benefits are numerous and beekeepers say that if you can keep a garden or a pet, you can keep bees. Backyard beekeepers not … [Read more...]

Berkey Light Water Filter Product Review


Click Here To Get The Berkey Light Water Filter! If you liked this post, subscribe below with your name and best email to get more survival tips! … [Read more...]

Emergency Preparedness on a Budget, Part I

Many people are realizing the value of preparation because our tough economic times make the future seem so uncertain. What if things get worse (maybe much worse) before they get better? Unemployment is high, home values are low, and many people … [Read more...]

Clean Sprouting Every Time


The last thing you wanted to read about this week was another e. coli outbreak. Luckily, this one happened two summers ago (2011), but we’re writing about it now because e. coli outbreaks are a real danger. In the 2011 German outbreak, definitively … [Read more...]

Surviving in the Wild Box Set (6 in 1): Guide to Be Prepared for Everything in the Wilderness + Secrets of Survival of the British S.A.S and Russian Spetsnaz (Prepping & Homesteading)


Surviving in the Wild Box Set (6 in 1) Guide to Be Prepared for Everything in the Wilderness + Secrets of Survival of the British S.A.S and Russian Spetsnaz Get SIX books for up to 60% off the price! With this bundle, you'll receive: Prepper's Guide … [Read more...]

DIY: Ceiling Fan Wind Turbine


To view all of the instructions to build your own wind turbine, please enter your name and e-mail address below: … [Read more...]

Family Survival Plans


It’s a Fact… The Federal government is on a mission to disarm the American public. You might be surprised to learn the “real” reason that they’re doing this. It has little to do with mass shootings or crime rates and everything to do with … [Read more...]

Learn, Don’t Burn: Fire Safety Tips for the Home


“The United States has the highest fatality rate from fire in the industrial world. Why? Because we spend most of our money responding to fires, not preventing them.” This statement by David Osborne, Sr. Advisor to Vice President Al Gore, shows us … [Read more...]

Setting Preparedness Goals


“Getting Prepared” is a worthy goal in and of itself, but can be a little bit nebulous. How do you know when you’re done? Do you have a way to be sure you covered all your bases? There’s one easy way to be sure you get everything done that you need … [Read more...]

U.S. Renews Calls For Attack On Syria Air Force, U.K. Calls For Safe Zones, Military Action

By Brandon Turbeville As tension between the West and Russia over the Syrian crisis heats up yet again, a combination effort on the part of... … [Read more...]

First Hemp Crop Planted in Maine; Step Toward Nullifying Federal Prohibition

By Mike Maharrey A Maine grower has planted the state’s first hemp crop, ignoring federal prohibition and taking another step toward effectively nullifying the fed’s... … [Read more...]

US Scrambles Jets as Tensions Threaten to Explode in Syria, Ukraine, S. China Sea

By James Holbrooks While Russian airstrikes pound rebel-controlled parts of Aleppo in northwestern Syria, last Thursday saw U.S. jets scrambled to “protect coalition forces” from... … [Read more...]

German Government Tells Citizens to Stockpile Food and Water

By Joshua Krause These days it seems like most Western governments are reluctant to tell their citizens to be prepared for disasters. They seem more... … [Read more...]

Emergency Showers: 3 Great Set Ups


Have you ever thought about your … ahem … personal hygiene during an emergency? In your quest to secure enough food and water for an emergency don’t forget to purchase supplies to keep yourself clean. Taking a shower during an emergency provides you … [Read more...]

State Begins Random Drug Testing of Middle School Children — With Punishment

By Claire Bernish Random drug-testing of middle-schoolers — with penalties — has become a reality for a school district in New Jersey that already does... … [Read more...]

Composting: The Other Black Gold (part 1)


Think gardening is okay but composting just isn't for you? Here are some basics to get you drawing on the other black gold – compost that is, not Texas tea. This information was compiled from books we offer at Emergency Essentials, The Sense of … [Read more...]

Bahrain Prince Donates $32M To Clinton Foundation, “Gets Access to Secretary of State”

Video still image: State Department $32 million down, and … Next thing you know, the meeting was allowed. Wonder what he asked for? More importantly, we should all be asking: is this really how we want foreign affairs to be handled – for … [Read more...]

Restore Old Car Batteries Using Alum


Want to learn how to restore your old car batteries with alum? To view all of the instructions to do so, please enter your name and e-mail address below: … [Read more...]

As Syria’s Fate Hangs In The Balance, YPG Kurds Join The U.S. War Party

Op-Ed by Afraa Dagher Let me ask you a question. Do you believe that the United States and its proxy soldiers like the Syrian Democratic... … [Read more...]

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3 Substitutes for Corned Beef and Cabbage Slaw

Corned Beef and Cabbage Slaw is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal. This year, we decided to pay homage to the beef and cabbage combo, but try it out in some different recipes. Give one of these a try on St. Patty’s Day or any time—believe me, … [Read more...]

Staying Charged and Connected in a Major Disaster


Superstorm Sandy left millions of northeasterners without power, some of whom may have to wait more than a week before it’s restored.1 Lack of power to charge important electronic communication devices like cell phones, smart phones, and laptops are … [Read more...]

Home Canning: Ensuring Safe Food Storage


There was a time when colorful jars of home-canned fruits and vegetables lined most everyone’s basement shelves. Canning was a normal part of the harvest season – those jars of preserved summer crops made the budget stretch and added a little warm … [Read more...]

Not Wealthy Enough To Meet Skyrocketing Rates, “Middle Class Is Being Crushed By Obamacare”

This article was written by Michael Snyder and originally published at his Economic Collapse blog. Editor’s Comment: This insurance scam – enforced essentially at gunpoint – is absolutely devastating to the those paying out of pocket, who are … [Read more...]

The Seven Major Mistakes in Food Storage


A month or two ago I met a cute little gal who was talking to me about her newly begun food storage. "You know," she began, "I've dreaded doing my storage for years, it seems so blah, but the way national events are going my husband and I decided we … [Read more...]

A Very Uncertain Future


As a Disaster Preparedness Instructor since 1996, I’ve been researching and working with both man-made and natural disasters and their effects. Being retired military (Medical) and having worked numerous humanitarian and natural disaster relief … [Read more...]

Under Siege By Terrorism, Germany Warns “Population Obliged to Hold Supply of Food For 10 Days”

This article was written by Tyler Durden and originally published at Zero Hedge. Editor’s Comment: It would seem that all the reassurances on the part of Merkel and others for the status quo, in the face of massive upheaval and mounting civil … [Read more...]

Ministry Of Truth: New Weekly News Quiz Takes Western Propaganda to New Levels

By Bernie Suarez Now that the US Western empire has taken off the propaganda gloves and is going all out to demonize anyone who stands... … [Read more...]

U.S. Commander Warns Russia: “We Will Defend Ourselves If We Feel Threatened”

The civil war in Syria has heated up once again into an open proxy war between the U.S. and Russia, while Russian troops have also recently been deploying on the Crimean border and publicizing their training. One has to wonder if someone is … [Read more...]

Ticks: How to Identify them and Prevent their Bites


It’s that time of year again, where we start thinking about all the outdoor activities we can do as it starts getting warmer outside. Activities like hiking, biking, camping, hunting, target shooting and many other sports may take us into the desert … [Read more...]

Judge Rules FBI Can Hack Your Email (Here’s How You Stop Them)

By Mark Nestmann, The Nestmann Group What’s the biggest threat to your civil liberties? Is it Congress crushing every loophole you grasp at for privacy?... … [Read more...]

Lives of the Necromancers, Part I

Editor’s Note Though he is somewhat little discussed today, William Godwin was and remains one of the most brilliant radical liberal writers of his age.  He is considered by many the first … [Read more...]

NSA World’s Most Dangerous Cyber Threat, Not Russia and China

By Kurt Nimmo The establishment media routinely blames Russia and China for hack attacks and malware distribution. The latest propaganda effort claims Russia is responsible... … [Read more...]

Dallas Police Department Attempt To Block Release Of Info Related To Bomb Robot

By Derrick Broze The Dallas Police Department is attempting to block the release of information related to the use of a bomb robot that was... … [Read more...]

Communicating During and After a Disaster

Even though we can’t prevent earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, or other disruptive events, learning what communication options are available during and after a disaster will help you better protect yourself and your loved ones. Establishing a meeting … [Read more...]

NATO Nukes in Romania: Rumor Mill Vs. Reality

By Ulson Gunnar Unconfirmed reports regarding the US moving nuclear weapons it reportedly maintains at Incirlik Airbase, Turkey to Romania (a NATO member since 2004)... … [Read more...]

Planning for Pandemic


In 2009 the CDC confirmed an outbreak of human cases of H1N1 (swine) flu in North America and the outbreak quickly spread around the world. Two months later the World Health Organization raised its flu alert level to Phase 6 – the highest level – … [Read more...]

As Predicted, Obamacare Is Absolutely Killing The Middle Class

By Michael Snyder The critics of Obamacare have been proven right.  The Obama administration promised that health insurance premiums would go down.  Instead, they have... … [Read more...]

The REAL Signs of Drowning


“Help! Help, I’m drowning!” That’s what most of us expect from a drowning person, along with splashing and waving arms. These are signs of “aquatic distress,” in which the person recognizes that they are in danger—but they are not yet drowning. … [Read more...]

Beat the Heat: Staying Safe when Temperatures Rise


May 23rd is National Heat Awareness Day. Here are our tips for staying cool and healthy during spring and summer. When we think about weather-related emergencies, we tend to concentrate on the big and obvious ones. Specifically, we concern ourselves … [Read more...]

Hydroponics: How To Start Your Own Hydroponic Garden and Grow Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit (Hydroponics For Beginners, Homesteading)


Hydroponics has Never Been EasierThis book contains information on the what and why of growing your foods without soil! Hydroponics has been used in commercial farming for decades but many home gardeners still rely on the whims of the soil for their … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Dehydration in the Wilderness

Learn how to prevent dehydration in the wilderness from NYC Outward Bound instructor Marko Yurachek in this survival skills video from Howcast. … [Read more...]

Windstorm Preparedness—Lessons from the European Storms


In the nine months that I lived in the UK, I saw some pretty rotten weather, but nothing like the windstorm that battered Europe last week. The NY Times reported 99 mile-per-hour gusts, the most severe wind to hit the continent since 1987. Power … [Read more...]

Food and Water in an Emergency

If an earthquake, hurricane, winter storm, or other disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water, and electricity for days or even weeks. By taking some time now to store emergency food and water supplies, you can provide … [Read more...]

Baby Steps: Make Room for Your Food and Supply Storage


While you are updating your emergency kits during your spring cleaning, don’t forget to clear out some space to store your food and emergency supplies. But we know that's easier said than done . . . Have you ever felt like no matter what size home … [Read more...]

Fire Extinguisher Basics

Do you have a fire extinguisher in your home? Do you know how to use it? If you’ll learn about fire extinguishers, buy one (or more), try using a fire extinguisher, and then maintain your fire extinguisher, you will be able to put out small fires … [Read more...]

Bug Out


Basic Bug Out Kit Sometimes, the only way to survive a disaster is to get as far away from it as possible. In many cases, the amount of notice you might get that you have to head for the hills – i.e. bug out – will be minimal. In this case, it’s … [Read more...]

Alive After Crisis


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Hunting Snares: Types and How to Build One


In severe disasters, often times you end up relying on yourself and your own outdoor survival skills more than you might expect. It’s handy to have your supply of food storage and other gear, but what if a sudden tsunami sweeps it all away? What if … [Read more...]

Family Bunker Plans


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Managing Food Supplies: Sanitation & Cooking Without Power


It doesn’t take a large-scale disaster to cause large portions of the population to be without power for days. In fact, last fall a surprise October snowstorm in Boston caused 43,000 homes to go dark – some for nearly a week. Being without power … [Read more...]

Water Storage Overview

Water storage is arguably the most vital element of any emergency plan. The human body can live several days without food, but only a few days without water. When you consider that water sources can become contaminated or cut off during a natural or … [Read more...]

Why I Choose to Prepare

Boy, if there’s one thing I’m passionate about, it’s got to be emergency preparedness! Ever since elementary school, when we got to pick a bunch of food to put in a Ziploc bag in case of emergency, I’ve loved being prepared. At the end of the … [Read more...]

Mainstream Media Stops Covering Louisiana Floods as it Wasn’t Divisive Enough — No One to Blame

By Matt Agorist Last week, Louisianians were hit with what meteorologists dubbed a ‘1,000-year’ flood. Tragic displays of people losing their homes, death tolls, images of destruction,... … [Read more...]

US Support for Saudi Coalition Remains Steadfast, Despite Growing Outcry

By Dierdre Fulton The U.S. remains defiant in its support for the Saudi campaign in Yemen, even as its backing for the ongoing and indiscriminate... … [Read more...]

Manufactured Civil Unrest and Regime Change: Is America Next?

By Truthstream Media The video below shows a concise history of the CIA creating unrest and overthrowing governments around the world. Or “regime maintenance,” perhaps?... … [Read more...]

Emergency Food Rations

Another type of food to consider for your survival food stores is Emergency Food Rations. These types of foods include Emergency Food Rations, Energy Bars and Survival Food Tabs and can be an excellent food supplement to your regular survival food … [Read more...]