Don’t Fly Without These 20 TSA-Approved Items in Your Prepper’s Carry-on Bag

20 TSA-Approved Items for Your Prepper’s Carry-on Bag

What is a more uncomfortable feeling than relinquishing all of the items that are normally part of your EDC kit? Here’s one: relinquishing those items and boarding a plane to fly across the country. For many preppers, a worst-case scenario for us would be if the SHTF while we were traveling.  If your journey is by car, you can be fairly well-prepared. However, if you are flying, the TSA has basically neutered our ability to care for ourselves in the event… Read More »

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12 Months of Prepping: Month Twelve

12 Months of Prepping: Month Twelve

The term “at the twelfth hour” is often used to describe something or someone that is late. But in Month Twelve of 12 Months of Prepping, nothing could be further from the truth.  More to the point, if you have been following along the Backdoor Survival series on 12 Months of Prepping, One Month at a Time, you have already taken major steps toward becoming self-sufficient if a natural disaster or other disruptive event should strike in your neighborhood or… Read More »

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8 Essential Items: The Perfect Portable Survival Kit

The Perfect Portable Survival Kit

There is a popular school of thought that dictates that your survival kit should follow you everywhere.  Within this context I am not referring to a bug out bag or a vehicle emergency kit but rather a small, portable survival kit that you carry with you during the normal course of living your life.  This kit is commonly referred to as your EDC, or Every Day Carry. I feel that the term “EDC” is misleading because it implies a set… Read More »

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Using Mylar Bags for Food Storage

Using Mylar Bags for Food Storage

Anyone who has been researching and studying food storage has undoubtedly heard the term “Mylar bag” mentioned relative to storing bulk foods.  So what exactly is a “Mylar bag”?  And what do I need to know to begin using Mylar bags for food storage? As with the ubiquitous oxygen absorber, the mention of Mylar bags brings up as many questions as there are answers.  We have all heard that the best way to store dry goods for long term storage… Read More »

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Black Friday and the Ferguson Riots: This is Why We Are Armed

This is Why We Are Armed

It’s important to prep. You probably already know this, or you wouldn’t be here, reading an article on a site like this.  You know that you need a stockpile of food, fuel, medical supplies and other necessities. But just as important as those so-called “beans and band-aids” is the ability to protect it.  That’s where the “bullets” come in. Some people don’t really get into the weapons and defense part of prepping. They think it’s enough to have a supply… Read More »

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The Best Types of Sugar for Your Stockpile

The Best Types of Sugar for Your Stockpile

Having a healthy pantry doesn’t mean that you have to skip all things sweet and tasty.  A spoonful of sugar doesn’t just help the medicine go down. It can add a sense of normalcy and a little touch of luxury in a bad situation. Can you imagine celebrating a special occasion without dessert?  Sugar can be used to activate the yeast in breadmaking, and in home preservation and jam-making. It’s important to be particular about the source of your sugar, however.  The… Read More »

November 24, 2014 by | 1 Comment