I like books. I like the way they look when arranged on a shelf, the way they feel in my hand, and yes ......

(reposted from www.tinhatranch.com) When SHTF and the commercial power grids shut down (maybe for good), we will be immediately set back about 200 years. More importantly,...

"Good" advice is not necessarily "recent" advice ... check out this article by Michael Snyder, originally published on June 20th, 2012 Our world is becoming...

Home security is critical but obvious security measures like perimeter fences and window bars tell the world that they can find the resources they’re...

A lot of folks think that building a "zombie proof bunker" is as simple as buying a shipping container and burying it. REALLY bad idea!...

(This is a re-post of a wonderful article appearing at www.backdoorsurvival.com) Back in September 2011, when I first wrote about 12 Months of Prepping, I...

https://youtu.be/Xj5NO32ahB0 An Earthship is a home that captures its own water, recycles its own sewage, and produces all its own electricity and food. It’s meant...

When it comes to preparedness, food should be one of our top priorities. Stockpiling food is an option, but many people worry about the...

Ok, I’m going to admit it right up front … I’m not really about “roughing” it.  Sure, I’ve gone camping and lived in a...

And here we are again for our second topic From A Woman’s Perspective. This time I’m focusing on Bug Out Bags for Women and...

When I first started on this whole self-sufficiency/homesteading lifestyle, I was rather alone. I didn’t have to many people to talk to about it...

Almost every prepper makes several food storage mistakes at the beginning. It’s hard not to. Even experienced preppers still make mistakes every now and...

DiY skills may one day turn a tinkering hobby into life-saving knowledge. Turning book knowledge into useful stuff takes initiative. You have to start somewhere. Below you’ll...

September 11, 2001- I was sitting at my desk in my small office in the downtown area of our City. It wasn’t a large...

… that almost sent us back to a post-apocalyptic Stone Age While you didn’t see it, feel it, or even read about it in the...

The Great Depression is almost universally thought of as the darkest time in recent U.S. history from at least a financial standpoint. Like many...

"Nor any drop to drink." A bit like the becalmed Ancient Mariner in Coleridge's poem, Utahans can find fresh water to be a precious commodity....

It was the best of times, it was the very worst of times. America’s Great Depression of the 1930s was a time of starvation...

In recent years, a lot of hype has been built up around the idea of building retreat shelters using any number of "alternative" methods....

Oh, admit it ... As soon as you saw the picture you started singing "The Ballad of Gilligan's Island," didn't you?  (Yeah, that's what the...