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Create a Disaster Preparedness Plan

You never really know what could happen when a major earthquake or a Category 5 storm would strike your area but a proper disaster preparedness plan would help you and your family cope with these calamities accordingly. While it's difficult to guess … [Read more...]

How to Find Water Outdoors (For Survival)

Water is critical to survival if you become lost or stranded outdoors. You can only survive 3 days without water – max. That’s why it’s so important to know how to locate water in nearly any environment. By learning what to look for, you can find … [Read more...]

Why You Must Not Store Bottled Water

Storing flats of bottled water is about the most dangerous way of doing it. It’s too bad, too, because nothing could be easier or more convenient than picking up a case or two of bottled water every month, stacking them in the garage, and forgetting … [Read more...]

California Wildfires Spread Due to Drought Conditions

Wildfires swept through Central and Coastal California earlier this week and the severe drought conditions aren’t helping this prolonged fire season. CBS News reported fires engulfing buildings, burning homes, climbing mountainsides, and forcing … [Read more...]

How to Make a Hook for a Fish Snare

Learn how to make a hook for a fish snare from NYC Outward Bound instructor Marko Yurachek in this wilderness survival skills video from Howcast. … [Read more...]

Underground Shelters

As we watched the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster unfold last year, most of us had the same reaction – we couldn’t believe what we were seeing. Emergency system after emergency system failed, and failed so quickly that there was no time for … [Read more...]

Homesteading for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading – Make Money Homesteading and Live a Happy Self-Sustained Lifestyle! (Homesteading Guide, Homesteading Tips)


Homesteading for Beginners The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading - Make Money Homesteading and Live a Happy Self-Sustained Lifestyle! (Homesteading Guide, Homesteading Tips) Do you ever dream of living a self sufficient lifestyle? Do you want to … [Read more...]

Baby Steps: Have to Evacuate? Take Your Info Along


Imagine this: A chemical spill and potential fire forces a sudden evacuation order in your area. You have ten minutes max to grab your kids, pets, keys, wallet, and emergency supplies and be on your way. What’s likely to get left behind? One item … [Read more...]

Free 12×8 Shed Plan

We were provided a free PDF by MyShedPlans in making your own 12x8 shed. It has all of the directions, illustrations, and blueprints. Click Here To Download The Free 12x8 Shed Plan … [Read more...]

Survival After Collapse


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Baby Steps: Time to Winterize Your Grab and Go Bag


With the change of seasons, it’s time to update your Grab & Go Bag—or 72-hour Kit, Bug-out Bag, Emergency Kit, Evac Kit, or whatever you prefer to call it! Update both your personal kit and one for your car. BABY STEP 1: Update Your Personal Grab … [Read more...]

Mobile Washer (Hand Operated Washing Machine)


We would like to introduce the new Mobile Washer (Hand Operated Washing Machine). This is a very affordable item to include with your emergency and outdoor supplies. It is very easy to use and gets amazing results! The Mobile Washer uses a technique … [Read more...]

Stranded & Hunted: When Emergencies and Wildlife Collide


It seems I just wrote a post about a family who went for a short mountain outing and ended up stuck in the snow for days. The last one happened in Nevada. This newest one happened in Idaho, and adds a chilling new element to an already frightening, … [Read more...]

Emergency Kit – Hydration

Water! Glorious Water! This is the biggest item you will need to plan around. At minimum you should be trekking 1 gallon of water per adult in your pack. With that amount you would feasibly have some left over for other uses (cleaning, washing, … [Read more...]

Be CERT-ain you’re Prepared with CERT


CERT stands for “Community Emergency Response Teams.” The program was first developed by the Los Angeles Fire Department in 1985 to train civilians and private or government employees to be able to help in case of earthquakes. It was successful, and … [Read more...]

3 Crucial Bushcraft Skills For Preppers

No matter your level of bushcraft skills, there is always something new to learn. Native populations had many skills but were much more isolated than we are today. Some may have developed skills that others even nearby may never have learned. Sharing … [Read more...]



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Reason and Ethics

In my last essay I sketched some features of moral sense theory, especially as found in the writings of Francis Hutcheson, a classical liberal who was an important figure in the early years of the Scottish Enlightenment. According to this approach, … [Read more...]

Special Needs Survival

Is there someone in your life with special needs? Pay close attention and acquire the necessary medication and equipment to help them during an emergency. [pic in doc]I take a daily medication for hypothyroidism. Most of the time, it is just a minor … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Heat your MRE

On a campout, on-the-go, or in an emergency, Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) are a great way to get the nutrition and energy you need while you’re away from home. MRE’s are great because you can eat them absolutely any way you want. MREs are pre-cooked … [Read more...]

Black Scout Tutorials – Urban Survival Kit

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Hurricane Preparedness Mini-Series – Part Four: Under a Hurricane Warning


Summer hurricane season is here, and as long as a storm isn’t right on your doorstep, there’s still time to prepare. These five installments about hurricane preparedness will remind you of ways to stay safe and secure before, during, and after one of … [Read more...]

Homesteading For Beginners: 30 Lessons on How to Grow Your Own Food, Repair Your House, Raise Livestock And Generate Energy: (Homesteading For Beginners, … (Suvival Guide, Self-Sufficient Life)


Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. Homesteading For Beginners:(FREE Bonus Included) 30 Lessons on How to Grow Your Own Food, Repair Your House, Raise Livestock … [Read more...]

Why I Prepare: Lessons from the Colorado Floods

In light of the recent Colorado floods and all the damage that has occurred as a result, we want to share a series of posts from one Colorado woman’s perspective. Opinions expressed are hers and do not necessarily reflect those of Emergency … [Read more...]

Easy RV Meals

RVers face some challenges when it comes to food: vast, empty stretches without restaurants, late-night hauls when everyone is sleeping except the hungry driver, cold food, fast food, the frustration of cooking in a tight space and limited storage … [Read more...]

Charge Cell Phone with Any Battery


To view all of the instructions to charge your phone with any battery, please enter your name and e-mail address below: … [Read more...]

Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People

If the Constitution were interpreted according to its original meaning, how libertarian would that Constitution be? How do we decide what the original meaning of the Constitution is?Randy E. Barnett explains why popular sovereignty resides in … [Read more...]

Food Crisis? No Problem!


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DIY SuperPail Step-by-Step

The Do-It-Yourself SuperPail ™ Combo is an excellent way for you to store your favorite bulk foods in your long-term storage. And it’s really simple to do—just pick one of the methods we’ve outlined below, and follow the steps. Easy peasy. … [Read more...]

Ways to Store Rice Long Term


Being that rice is the perfect survival food because of its long shelf life, you must also know how to store it effectively – otherwise it’s money down the drain. Moisture and bugs can ruin rice and your appetite, so the goal is much like any other … [Read more...]

Baby Steps: Gathering Fire Making Supplies


We’ve been talking a lot about fire lately—how to Build a Fire without Matches, how to Prevent Kitchen Fires, etc. Most of us have matches and maybe a lighter on our list of emergency supplies, but how many of us would have to scramble for everything … [Read more...]

The Shelf-Life of Strawberries


Here is some interesting information about how long strawberries last provided by Food Insurance If you liked this post, subscribe below with your name and best email to get more survival tips! … [Read more...]

Episode-1857- Listener Calls for 8-25-16

Tweet Today on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on anarchy, moving, squirrels, automation, raising kids, annoying phone calls, livestock, guns, hacks and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and … Continue … [Read more...]

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Statue Monument in Washington DC

Martin Luther King, Jr. understood how important it is for mankind to be a brotherhood and work together. I would like to take four principles from the following two quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. and apply them to emergency … [Read more...]



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Amazon Item of the Day for 8-25-16

TweetEvery day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend. Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is Hoosier Hill … Continue reading … [Read more...]


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The Everstryke Pro – New Emergency Waterproof Firestarter


This Free Everstrkye Pro Will Always be Ready to Start a Fire Even After Being SOAKED in Water Improved design: The all new Everstryke Pro has been completely redesigned, with new features like a replaceable flint, the wick last 10x longer and is … [Read more...]

My Shed Plans: 12,000 Shed Plans and Woodworking Designs


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Now the Czech Government Is Warning Citizens To Stockpile Food

Just days after the German government advised citizens to stock up on food and water, the Czech government has followed suit. Hello? HELLO??? Can you hear me now???? Something is … Read the restThe post Now the Czech Government Is Warning … [Read more...]

What is the shelf life of my food storage?

The question is regularly asked, "What is the shelf life of my food storage?" It is important to first identify what is meant by food storage and shelf life. Food storage that is intended to be held long-term is generally considered to be low … [Read more...]

We Must Obey God Rather Than Man: John Ponet’s “Short Treatise,” Part III

Editor’s Note In the fourth chapter on his Short Treatise on Political Power, John Ponet drew upon a comparison well-worn throughout English history:  the great “Commonwealth” was very much … [Read more...]

Baby Steps: Nurturing Seeds and Seedlings


If you’ve been following our Baby Steps series, you should be ready to plant your garden. You can start with seeds or seedlings and these baby steps will tell you how. Lot of seedlings in pots ecological farm Plant seeds. Many gardeners in the US … [Read more...]

Meals Without Wheels


A recent study funded by the Meals on Wheels organization revealed that 5 million senior Americans, that’s almost 12% of the senior population, face hunger every day. Half of those 5 million are living above the federal poverty line and two thirds of … [Read more...]

The (Nearly) Lost Art of Bread Making


What could smell more appetizing than the fragrance of baking bread? It conjures memories of visits to Grandma’s house or our favorite bakery, but to the novice, the prospect of making bread seems daunting. This fear of not having your bread turn … [Read more...]

The Ocean City Boom

When a loud boom, violent shaking, and tremors rattled Ocean City, MD in early Feb., the city’s residents were confused. Most suspected an earthquake, but within hours geologists confirmed that wasn't the case. The Baltimore Sun reported the … [Read more...]

Neocons: Quake in your boots!

I should write something about the US presidential election, but not today. In the meantime, the above video is Farage at his absolute best. … [Read more...]

Backyard Aquaponics — Grow Your Own Food: Harvest Fish and Vegetables and Recycle the Water


How to Build Aquaponic Systems to Grow Your Own FoodAquaponics systems can provide healthful and plentiful food, even where water is scarce. Compared with conventional methods, it has several advantages:•Organic vegetables with high yields in small … [Read more...]

What to Do If You Hit a Patch of Black Ice?

One of the most dangerous aspects of driving in snowy or icy weather is black ice, and with some of areas of the country still experiencing below-freezing temperatures we thought it would be important to share some safety tips on driving in these … [Read more...]

Food Storage Super Bowl Recipe Roundup

Throwing a party for the big game? Still don’t know what to make for snacks? Cheer the Seahawks or Broncos on in style this Sunday by making these four food storage recipes that are sure to please a crowd. Corn Salsa Corn Salsa made from … [Read more...]

Prepper Book Festival 12: Mason Jar Nation + Giveaway

If there were such a thing as a 12 point program for Mason jar addicts, I would be a card carrying member.  I adore Mason jars and use them to store bulk foods in the pantry, craft supplies in the closet, and frozen goods in the freezer.  Because of … [Read more...]

Turkey Invades Northern Syria — Truth of Turkish "Coup" Revealed?

August 25, 2016 (The New Atlas) - Syria's conflict has escalated into dangerous new territory as Turkish military forces cross the Turkish-Syrian border in an attempt to annex the Syrian city of Jarabulus. The operation includes not only Turkish … [Read more...]

Adventures in Solar Cooking Part 2


This week, we are testing out our new SOS Sport Solar Oven. Check out Part 1 in our Blog series, where we give you all the details about how this oven works. First Attempt: Dinner Rolls We keep hearing a lot of contradictory reports about bread and … [Read more...]

South China Sea: The Cambodia Connection

August 25, 2016 (New Eastern Outlook) - Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, recently condemned US policy for destabilising the Middle East. The Phnom Penh Post in an article titled, "US policy destabilised Middle East, says Hun Sen," would … [Read more...]

Earthquake felt in Bangkok today; Buildings evacuated

Tremors have been recorded in Bangkok at 5.34 Thai time on August 24, 2016 forcing the people to evacuate from the higher buildings.The Meteorological Department's Seismology Office confirmed the tremor as the result of magnitude 6.8 earthquake with … [Read more...]

Tools Needed to Make a Fire using a Bow Drill


Learn about the tools needed to make a fire with a bow drill from NYC Outward Bound's Marko Yurachek in this wilderness survival video from Howcast. … [Read more...]

15 Awesome Underground Bunker Designs


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Has Trump Awakened John C. Calhoun’s Concurrent Majority?

By Ilana Mercer In his August 20 rally in Fredericksburg, Va., Donald Trump continued to say things surprisingly basic. Or, “insubstantial,” if you believe the presstitutes (with apologies to prostitutes, who do an honest day’s work … [Read more...]

August 24, 2016: Deadly earthquake in Amatrice, Italy

Aerial photo of earthquake damage in Amatrice, Italy (AP/BBC)A 6.2 magnitude earthquake rattled Central Italy on 24 August 2016 at 03:36 CEST with severe damage in the historic town of Amatrice.According to the civil protection officials, at least … [Read more...]

Why Is Obama Doing Uncomfortably War-Like Things to Syria and Russia?

Usually, when one nation declares war on another there’s some kind of announcement. Constitutionally speaking, there are some rules to follow. But maybe there are some exceptions that I … Read the restThe post Why Is Obama Doing … [Read more...]