Extreme Couponing can be a Valuable Prepper Skill

I know what your thinking! Preppers already have a bad rep in today's society. Don't you dare try to group us with those crazy coupon ladies. But hear me out. Let's think about how extreme couponing can really benefit your budget and your prepper pantry. Maybe you will change your perception of it. Imagine this little story: On my way home I often stop by the grocery store to pick up a few items. Now I live in a suburban area of a very large city. So stopping by the store around the rush hour time frame is often just [...]

By |September 28th, 2016|Books, Extreme Couponing, Prepper Logic|2 Comments

Bug Out Bag Essentials – Most Important Items You Should Carry

When thinking about putting together a bug out bag, it's easy to over pack. One item leads to another, and before you know it you're carrying 80 pounds on your back, at a time when you need to be moving swiftly, and easily. Start with the basics: water, shelter, and food. Regardless of how far you have to walk, or what the kind of SHTF event has occurred, your bug out bag must contain items that address each of these three basics. You could carry more with you, but these are the bare minimum items that you SHOULD carry with [...]

By |September 20th, 2016|Axe, Bug Out Bag, Bugging Out, Prepper Logic, Survival Knife|0 Comments

Vermiculture – Fish Candy and Garden Gold

My pappaw used to make me bait my own hook when we went fishing. That was the rule. His pond, his poles, his fish. If I was old enough to go fishin', then I was old enough to bait my own hook. And I dreaded it. The baiting. I am not being silly, or sarcastic, or overdramatic when I tell you that I actually heard them scream every time I threaded one onto my hook. Worms. They make almost-ultrasonic shrieking sounds as they squirm, and dodge, and serpentine away from the stabby point of the hook. Cross my heart and [...]

By |September 14th, 2016|Background, Books, Outdoor Skills, Vermiculture|1 Comment

INCH Bag – Build the Perfect “I’m Never Coming Home” Bag

The idea of keeping an "INCH Bag" is a practical one. Even if, in case of emergency, your big-picture plan is to bug in, there is still a possibility that you will find yourself in an emergency that requires surviving away from home, at least initially. BugOutBagBuilder.com posted about building and keeping "I'm Never Coming Home" bags and allowed us to repost here. Build the Perfect "I'm Never Coming Home" Bag aka INCH bag was previously posted at: INCH Duration: 1 week or More USE: Long-Term catastrophic emergencies: house fire, tsunami, earthquake, hurricane, super storm, military strife MUST HAVE Gear: [...]

By |September 9th, 2016|Bug Out Bag, Bugging Out, Prepper Logic|3 Comments

Sourdough Bread – By Bread Alone…

One of my goals is to reduce the amount of processed and mass produced foods my family eats. I’ve been setting things up on our little homestead with that in mind. And to a lesser degree, we’re producing the ingredients at home as well.  You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make much of the things we use every day; from food to cleaners to hygiene and beauty products. In this article, I’m going to focus on bread, specifically, sourdough bread. I’m an amateur baker and enjoy learning different baking techniques. As a wife and mother, the financial [...]

By |September 1st, 2016|Baking, Sourdough Bread|0 Comments

Ruger 10/22 Takedown Lite

For over 50 years, the Ruger 10/22 has been America's favorite .22 rifle. In 2012 Ruger first introduced the takedown version of this rifle, allowing the user to easily remove the barrel from the action of the rifle. Now Ruger has introduced the Ruger 10/22 Takedown Lite -- a slightly shorter rifle with an aluminum alloy barrel sleeve and a 1/2"-28 threaded muzzle, which is perfect for a suppressor. I guess it shouldn't surprise us that Ruger is now also selling a .22 suppressor, the Silent-SR suppressor, that will reduce the sound of a .22 LR by up to 40 [...]

By |August 31st, 2016|Guns, Ruger 10/22|0 Comments

Cast Iron Skillet – A Guide to Everything You Need to Know

I love to cook on a cast iron skillet. My daily cooking skillets are all vintage cast iron -- some as much as 100 years old -- and will last forever if properly maintained. I prefer the older skillets (those made before 1950) because modern skillets are heavy and inferior in comparison. This article will teach you everything you need to know about buying, cleaning, cooking and maintaining old skillets. My wife and I are not cast iron collectors (honest, really..), we only buy what we plan to cook with. Plus we want to have enough on hand so that [...]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Books, Cast Iron, Prepper Logic|10 Comments

10 Tips To Improve Home Security

When it comes to home security, there's really no such thing as "enough." Most houses aren't built with security in mind. Builders put physical appearance and inexpensive construction at the top of their priority list. But you can do more. It's up to the homeowner to enhance security on their own. With only a few simple changes you can dramatically improve your home security. And who wouldn't want to do that? Because when an intruder breaks into your house -- to harm or steal from your family -- you will do anything to protect what is important to you. 1. [...]

By |August 15th, 2016|AR-15, Archery, Guns, Home Security, Security|0 Comments