Reducing Food Waste

How to reduce your food waste

Did you know that September 29 is the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste? In the U.S., nearly 40% of the food produced is wasted! This is a far cry from the “Waste not, want not” mentality of our forefathers, and as many of us talk about wanting to return to founding…

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Freeze-Drying Pros and Cons (From an Owner!)

Freeze Dryer Pros & Cons

I bought my freeze dryer in 2017. At that time, I felt an urgency to prep and to get my food preps up to a certain level. I had a lot of canned food stored, but when I considered what I wanted to make with it, I had a lot of holes in the ingredients.…

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Sleeping Under The Stars: Sheltering Without a Tent

Sleeping under the stars - Sheltering without a tent

There are lots of reasons we could find ourselves sleeping under the stars. I have spent many nights under the stars for work and recreation, but we could easily find ourselves in a survival or emergency situation without proper shelter. Weather and location dependent, this might be an easy task or some of the hardest…

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Best SHTF Gun: The Ultimate Survival Tool Revealed!

A Glock 19

I’m going to be completely honest, I don’t know how this article is going to end. When I was initially asked to write an article about “Which ONE gun for SHTF,” I had an immediate answer jump into my mind. After pondering the issue a bit more and talking with a few friends and colleagues,…

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Elon’s ‘Everything App’: Friend or Foe?

Information regarding Elon Musk's idea for an Everything App

By now, we’ve all noticed that Twitter changed its name to X.  But do you know why Elon made the change? He bought Twitter intending to turn it into the American “everything app,” Now that he’s moving forward with this plan, he felt like changing the name would reflect the changing nature of X. Within…

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Best Cheap Freeze Dryer! Ultimate Guide (2023)

Freeze Dryer with Word Best

Hey there, fellow self-reliant folks! If you’re all about preparedness and want to take your food preservation game to the next level, you’ve probably considered getting yourself a freeze dryer. But let’s be honest – freeze dryers aren’t exactly known for being wallet-friendly. Fear not, because, in this guide, we’re diving deep into the world…

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Case Study: Preppers Killed by the Dunning-Kruger Effect

How the Dunning Kruger Effect affects your preparedness

In today’s world, the appeal of “living off the grid” is strong for many with a yearning for self-reliance. The idea of escaping the hustle and bustle and anxiety causing turmoil of modern life by living a self-reliant lifestyle and connecting with nature is a dream for some. However, as a tragic event in Colorado…

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Emergency Shelter Considerations

Practice making shelter before you need one in an emergency

Establishing a hierarchy of the pillars or aspects of survival based on their simple value can be next to impossible, thanks to the many variables related to context and the situation. However, while food, water, and fire are critical, it’s well-accepted that an emergency shelter should be a priority. If we can’t protect ourselves from…

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Disaster Pregnancy Preps

SHTF Pregnancy Preps

In a perfect world, every baby would be born to parents with a full range of birthing options. Babies would come predictably enough that parents could simply plan on getting to their obstetric care provider in time without worrying about any other pregnancy preps. But we don’t live in a perfect world. Babies have never…

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169: Diet-Specific Survival (What You Need to Know)

Table of healthy food items

Hey there, survival enthusiasts! Today, we’re diving into a topic that’s often overlooked but is super important—diet-specific survival. You know, the kind of survival that takes into account your unique dietary needs. “Unique dietary needs” isn’t about losing weight; it’s about staying alive and well when the chips are down. So, let’s get into it!…

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