An axe is a dual-purpose instrument used as both a tool and a weapon. Whether functioning as a tool or a weapon, the duties you perform with your axe are essential, and regardless of your axe’s designated use, one...
MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) were developed in 1980 as the U.S. military’s primary ration for soldiers. Backpackers, emergency relief organizations, and other people outside of the combat environment use MREs because of their longevity, convenience, and high nutritional...
Over the last several years, it has become increasingly clear that a SHTF (shit hits the fan) event isn't that unlikely. Climate change, natural disasters, civil unrest, or political tension could trigger one at any time. If you had...
Having a plan in place for a tornado warning is essential if you live in a tornado-prone area. The safest place I recommend to wait out during a tornado is underground in a tornado shelter or the basement. However,...
There are many reasons you may want to use a propane stove indoors. For example, during a natural disaster, you may be without power or clean water for weeks. And, inclement weather may not permit you to boil water...
While most survivalists wouldn’t consider coffee to be an essential food item, the benefits of these caffeine-rich grounds have some preppers looking for ways to store coffee long term. And when you consider the fact that 64% of Americans consume...
Knowing how to store gasoline long-term can be useful for a variety of reasons, especially when preparing for any form of natural or man-made disaster. After all, how else are you going to power a generator for multiple days...
I was storing some chicken thighs in the freezer the other day when I realized the only sealable bags I had left were storage bags and not the usual freezer bags that I would typically use.  Initially, I figured oh...
Trying to keep animals out of your garden can sometimes be easier said than done.  While the best way to keep animals out of your garden is to surround it with a fence, there are other methods you can follow...
I'm not going to lie. Taking care of a baby is hard work. As a single father of a one-year-old baby girl, I have to admit I wasn’t prepared for the difficulty of raising a child alone. And while it’s hard enough...