Latest Articles

Diesel Fuel from Vegetable Oil

diesel fuel logo

Vegetable oil has many uses. It can be used to cook up some awesome delicious fried chicken, potato wedges (or chips I guess, if you’re in England), or other unhealthy yummy goodies. Vegetable oil can be used to oil stuff around the house too, no one likes squeaky hinges. It can …

Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Raising Turkeys

turkeys logo

In a disaster or a crisis, food will be one of the main things people will look for. Meat contains proteins that are vital to your body’s continued well-being, and while they can be obtained from nuts and similar foods, they are not present in the same quantities and they …

Read More »

How to Make Hardtack

how to make hardtack featured image

When thinking about survival situations, food is always a priority.  Sure you can hunt, fish, or gather food.  However, having food available for bugging in or bugging out is an even better option.  In my endless hunt for survival foods, I am primarily looking to fulfill a few needs.  One …

Read More »

Will Automation Take Your Job?

automation jobs logo

The future is here, and automation is too. What’s it going to be like for mankind, now that automation is with us? That is a very good question. A truly down the rabbit hole type of question. I love these kinds of questions. I suggest you hang on; it’s going …

Read More »

Top 5 Best Truck Rifles

truck rifles

In plain terms, a truck rifle is any general purpose rifle that you keep in your truck or vehicle at all (or most) times, so that you’re always protected. They can be used for hunting, target shooting, besides their obvious life-saving purpose. While it may not necessarily be the most …

Read More »

The Best EDC Items for Self-Defense

self defense edc items logo

Every day carry, just three little words, but they have a huge meaning. Every day carry is referring to items that you keep on your person as you go about your daily life. The items I carry daily may fluctuate slightly but it’s generally the same. I wear jeans every …

Read More »

Storing Food in 2 Litter Water Bottles

2 liter water bottle

Long-term food storage is a concern for many preppers, and there are at least fifty methods of storing food for long-term disasters. Most of these methods are very well and good, but they require in many cases some special skills (such as canning and vacuum sealing) that make them unsuitable …

Read More »

Careful With These Poisonous Garden Plants

Gardens are places you can go to eat, relax, and get back to a simpler mindset, but they can also be extremely deadly. When we walk in a garden, we rarely think about how plants can kill us, and some of them can drop us in a matter of minutes. …

Read More »

The Best Survival Backpack

man with a bug out backpack

With all this talk about which survival items should be part of one’s bug out bag (or BOB for short), people forget to talk about the backpack itself. In what follows we’re going to have a lengthy discussion about the best survival backpack you can get on the market today. Yes, …

Read More »

The Ultimate Guide to Dutch Oven Cooking

duch oven cooking

There is much pride to be had by creating a recipe that cannot be duplicated. It is not always the ingredients that make the dish. Both the cookware used and the methods of achieving mouthwatering results are becoming lost to today’s microwave happy generation. A bag of ingredients can be …

Read More »

Top 5 Semi-Auto Rifles For SHTF

semi auto rifles featured logo

updated by Reaper 01/08/2018 Search for any online article that talks about which firearms you need to have in your SHTF survival armory, and almost all of them will note you need to include a military-style, semi-automatic rifle that has a large magazine capacity and can send a lot of …

Read More »

What if Martial Law Were Declared in America? Part Three

This is part of our free, online and highly-praised survival fiction novel. You can read the rest of the parts here. Bob woke before sunrise, accustomed to early rises from his military days. He threw back the heavy sleeping bag, swung his legs over the bunk, and climbed out of …

Read More »

How to Make Essential Oils

how to make essential oils logo

When the SHTF, it’s not going to be the just lack of food supplies, transportation, or telecommunication that should scare you. The worst case scenario to be in (when you’re left stranded with no help coming), is a medical emergency. Hospitals will be chaos centers, and pharmacies would long have …

Read More »

How to Make a Simple DIY Canoe

diy canoe logo

Typically when I write an article I am writing based on my own experiences. Yes, believe it or not I actually live or have lived the things I write about! My grandparents were sharecroppers that lived eight people in a four room house on a farm with no running water …

Read More »

How to Get Your Chicken to Lay More Eggs

get chicken to lay more logo

Does it seem that your egg collection is decreased or that your hens aren’t laying as they once did? Or the yolks are pale and lackluster, lacking the nutrients they should provide? When the chickens are part of a plan for independent living or as a structured food supply, this …

Read More »

Comparison AR-15 vs AK-47

comparison ar 15 vs ak 47 logo

Choosing a favorite between the AR-15 and the AK-47 is like choosing a favorite child. Wile Eugene Stoner and Mikhail Kalashnikov – the designers – could easily make their choice, who else can really say the same? The design of these weapons is so different in both philosophy and practical …

Read More »

18 Containers That Can Hold Your First Aid Kit

first aid kit case logo

Many preppers figure out pretty quickly that a pre-packed first aid kit is NOT a good thing to simply buy and throw in your bug out bag (BOB) to rely on. The reason for this is that many pre-packed first-aid kits contain cheap and low-quality items. You may think you’re …

Read More »

Pressure Canning 101

pressure canning logo

Before the advent of modern refrigeration, canning was one of a handful of food preservation methods available. Meat could be salt cured and vegetables dehydrated, but to store ready-to-eat foods, there was almost no better option than canning. A quick look at your local grocery will prove that things haven’t …

Read More »