Foraging Is an Essential Survival Skill: Learn More with this Awesome App!

wild edibles

I have had the opportunity to try out a new app from naturalist “Wildman” Steve Brill and I couldn’t wait to share it with you.

The app is called Wild Edibles and it is available for iPhones and Android phones. I have it on my Android, and I have to say, this is a great app to use if you want to learn about wild foods that you can forage for. Continue reading

How to Store Food Using Oxygen Absorbers

how to use oxygen absorbers

One of our friends on Facebook recently asked how to store food using oxygen absorbers. I answered her question, but thought I would get into more detail here.

You may buy flour and grains in bulk, or even grow your own grains. Pasta can also be bought in bulk as can other foods and spices. The problem with buying in bulk is using it before it goes bad. Continue reading

Are You a Suburban Prepper?

a suburban neighborhood

Often, when people think of preppers, they picture someone living in the middle of nowhere living in a bunker with a big garden and huge stockpiles of food, guns and other supplies.

They picture some crazy hermit with no social skills, ready to shoot anyone who sets foot on his land. Continue reading

The Number of Preppers in America Is Growing

There was an interesting article on CharismaNews the other day titled Doomsday Ready? More Americans Becoming “Preppers”. It made some very interesting points.

It used to be common for preppers to be considered fanatics – either religious fanatics or just plain crazy. These days, however, people everywhere are seeing that the world is changing and they feel that getting ready for a possible emergency isn’t as silly as they might have previously thought.

Ants and Grasshoppers

Widespread power outages, drought, rising food prices and an economy that is shaky at best are all making people think long and hard about what they would do in a disaster situation. How will they take care of their families? Continue reading

Are you prepared?

“Prepared for what?” you may ask. Well, that’s where you can put yourself to the test, because there are so many things you should be prepared for. If you have life insurance, car insurance and a savings account, you might feel like you are pretty prepared. But are you really?

For most of us, the answer is no.

What would you do if you found yourself in circumstances beyond your control? Imagine these situations: Continue reading