Disaster Preparedness

Defending The Homestead When SHTF: 5 Immediate Steps You Need to Take

Among all the concerns foremost in the minds of prepsteaders (preppers and homesteaders), defending the homestead has to rank among the top 3, right up there with providing shelter and growing food. But just how good are your defense preparations? If (or when) the unthinkable finally happens, have you done everything you should to protect …

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7 Basic Homesteading Skills You Need to Know

Running a homestead without basic homesteading skills is like starting a marathon without a single day’s training. It rarely ends well. If you’re relatively new to homesteading, lack of certain skills could turn your homesteading dream into a homesteading nightmare. There are lots of skills you’ll need to learn, but what if, for starters, you …

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The next food shortage is coming.

The Next Food Shortage: 5 Awesome Ways To Protect Your Family Now

Few things are as scary as a food shortage. Just in the past year or so, we’ve seen nationwide supply chain shortages cause mild panics as critical foods became harder and harder to find.    Adding to the problem were labor shortages caused by COVID closures. Drivers needed to bring food supplies from fields to …

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“What If”– A Prepsteader’s 2 Most Powerful Words

Recently a number of people have asked us if they really need a disaster “what if” plan. Both preppers and homesteaders alike sometimes think, if they have enough essential supplies in place, they’re well prepared enough to endure whatever the future brings. Whatever happens, they feel ready for it. Unfortunately, in many disasters, it’s the …

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Preppers Vs Homesteaders: Discover 5 Ways They Make Each Other Better

First and foremost, we’ve always thought of ourselves as preppers. So when , from time to time, friends would compare preppers vs homesteaders, we always sided with the prepper way of life. But lately, we’ve been learning more and more about the homesteader side of things. It’s made us step back and look at this …

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Bugging Out or Bugging In: Your Lifesaving Response to The Unthinkable.

When it comes to bugging out or bugging in during a disaster, there is no shortage of opinions. In fact, just about any time two preppers get together, the conversation eventually turns to what each would do when SHTF. One person may opt to bug out, citing his well-stocked bug out bag and detailed plans …

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10 Starter Disaster Preparedness Plans

Preparedness plans are not always the first thing that come to mind when you decide to work on a comprehensive emergency survival program. For many, the first thing they do is run off to the grocery store for baskets of extra food. But creating down-to-earth, well-considered preparedness plans is a much more fruitful way to …

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Choosing The Right survival Food

The Prepper’s Dilemma: Choosing the Right Emergency Food 

Choosing the right emergency food is a critical first step in preparing for potential disasters. But since not every food stores well as an emergency food, just how do you do that?  What works best—canned foods from the local supermarket, freeze dried foods, dehydrated foods, or MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat)?   In this article, we’ll …

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