Tara Dodrill

Tara Dodrill
Tara Dodrill is a homesteading and survival journalist and author. She lives on a small ranch with her family in Appalachia. She has been both a host and frequent guest on preparedness radio shows. In addition to the publication of her first book, 'Power Grid Down: How to Prepare, Survive, and Thrive after the Lights go Out', Dodrill also travels to offer prepping tips and hands-on training and survival camps and expos.

Survival Notes – February 12th 2018

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How did you prep this week? On our homesteading survival retreat we worked on adding an essential off grid component to our prepper haven. I shocked my hubby when I told him what I wanted for Valentine’s Day this year….an outhouse! Most ladies would request jewelry and not ask for …

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Top 5 Survival Food Brands You Should Try

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More than 53% of Americans do not have a minimum three-day supply of non-perishable food and water stored in their home at all times. After watching news footage of countless communities being left cut off from the outside world due to hurricanes, floods, and wild fires in 2017 alone, it …

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Survival Notes – Beginning of February 2018

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Today we prep so tomorrow we can live. Prepping is the best form of life ASSURANCE there is. Developing a prepping schedule at the beginning of the year will allow you to spend 52 weeks learning new skills, honing existing ones, and keeping track of your stockpiles by working in …

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Best Survival Real Estate Agencies

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Selling and buying homesteading, survival, and off grid retreat land become a robust and growing niche in the real estate industry. It is not difficult to find quality parcels of land in rural areas, a few clicks on your keyboard will surely lead you to copious amount of large acre …

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The EMP Threat Is Real The Government Is Not Prepared

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North Korea claims to be able to hit the United States mainland with ballistic missiles and an EMP weapon. It is long past time to not only start taking the threat of an EMP attack far more seriously, but to educate yourself about what the impact of an electromagnetic pulse …

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How to Set up a Homeschooling Classroom

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You made the big (and wise) leap out of the public education system and are going to homeschool your children. Pat yourself on the back quickly and roll up your sleeves – there’s a LOT of work to do! Before you can start, a classroom must be created to give …

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Survival Notes – January 27th 2018

Welcome to Survival Sullivan, I hope it is not your first visit here. But, if it is, I am sure it will not be your last! This is the first of an ongoing series of survival notes to great preparedness tips, news reports we should all be aware of as we …

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SHTF Charity Is For Fools

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Do you have friends and loved ones who are still living a “sheeple” life and don’t see the writing on the wall, no matter how much you try to educate them about the need to prep? Me too. You have probably thought about what is going to happen to them …

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20 Things Preppers Should Do More Of

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As 2018 begins, it is a perfect time to delve into the things preppers should be doing more of on a regular basis. Being a prepper should always be viewed as a lifestyle and not a hobby – and definitely not as merely a purchase a bunch of survival gear …

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