Learn how to grow garlic… it’s easy! Planting instructions and video.

Learning how to grow garlic should be one of the first thing to do when you are starting a vegetable garden.

Lesson to First Responders and Situational Awareness

Today I’ve got some great information to share with you regarding first aid training as a first responder–after all, we’re ALL first responders–and situational awareness.  For those of you who aren’t aware, typically the term “first responders” is referring to the rescue teams, EMTs or the firefighters or even law enforcement who arrive on the scene in which help is needed. Most…

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-7-1)

Still looking for that pot of gold… ; This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, concerns, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness. The more who comment, the more who benefit from the discussion… First timer? Lets hear from you too! …

What did you do to prep this week?

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How to Filet a Fish

Do you like fish?  We do.  We like fishing and eating what we catch.  Most times we are just fishing for lake or river trout, which we don’t filet, but sometimes we get fish that are bigger or hard scaled, and those are perfect for fileting!  This filet method works great on a variety of …

What Are Survival Optics and Why You Need Them?

The use of optics on rifles and shotguns has become standard in the tactical realm, and for a good reason. An optic can: increase the accuracy of a shooter decrease the time it takes to get on target make transitions between targets substantially easier In 2005, the Marines entering Iraq were equipped with ACOG rifle combat optic and were massively successful. So much that there was a congressional investigation regarding the number of headshots that the Marines were making. Optics increase the ability of any shooter and are a substantial force multiplier. Optics and Prepping It’s easy to dismiss optics, especially modern tactical optics, as being unneeded on combat rifles. They …

Top 7 Best Essential Oils for Energy

Are you exhausted? Maybe you wake up in the morning a fog, turning to stimulants like coffee to boost your focus. Maybe you hit an afternoon slump at work, finding it harder and harder to push through your projects. Maybe you come home after work wanting nothing more than to collapse on the couch and. . . Read More The post Top 7 Best Essential Oils for Energy first appeared on Backdoor Survival.

Emerging Technologies That Will Impact Disaster Preparedness

Wokandapix / Pixabay There are a lot of cities that have been devastated by disasters: earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, and New Zealand; floods and heavy rainfalls in places like Pakistan, Eastern Europe, and other parts of Africa; hurricanes, and wildfires throughout the United States; and volcanic eruptions in Iceland. All of these natural disasters have caused suffering and economic damage to multiple civilians. This means that more action is needed to help minimize the impacts of such natural disasters. Luckily, new tools and technological devices have been created to help predict disasters that include: wildfires, floods, and earthquakes. That being said, over the years, the use of technology has emerged …

The Trump/Russia Story Has Been Widely (Unenthusiastically) Retracted

Survival Saturday is a round-up of the week’s news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News This week, a bunch of MSM … Read the restThe post The Trump/Russia Story Has Been Widely (Unenthusiastically) Retracted appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

When Do Burglaries Occur?

Our apartment complex has been experiencing an increase in burglaries.  One resident even reported getting home and finding the intruder, who then escaped out of the second floor balcony.   Because it is happening right where I live, I thought it might be a good time to take a look at when most burglaries occur. When Do Burglaries Occur? Written by Matthew Wilson According to the FBI, a burglary occurs every 18 seconds in the U.S., adding up to nearly The post When Do Burglaries Occur? appeared first on Apartment Prepper.

Freezing Herbs like Oregano, Basil, Parsley and more.

Three methods of freezing herbs. Though all herbs can be frozen or dried, some herbs freeze better than dehydrating.

Lesson to First Responders and Situational Awareness

Today I’ve got some great information to share with you regarding first aid training as a first responder–after all, we’re ALL first responders–and situational awareness.  For those of you who aren’t aware, typically the term “first responders” is referring to the rescue teams, EMTs or the firefighters or even law enforcement who arrive on the scene in which help is needed. Most…

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-6-24)

; This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, concerns, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness. The more who comment, the more who benefit from the discussion… First timer? Lets hear from you too! ; ———————————– Note: We appreciate that you …

What did you do to prep this week?

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What Are Survival Optics and Why You Need Them?

The use of optics on rifles and shotguns has become standard in the tactical realm, and for a good reason. An optic can: increase the accuracy of a shooter decrease the time it takes to get on target make transitions between targets substantially easier In 2005, the Marines entering Iraq were equipped with ACOG rifle combat optic and were massively successful. So much that there was a congressional investigation regarding the number of headshots that the Marines were making. Optics increase the ability of any shooter and are a substantial force multiplier. Optics and Prepping It’s easy to dismiss optics, especially …

How to Filet a Fish

Do you like fish?  We do.  We like fishing and eating what we catch.  Most times we are just fishing for lake or river trout, which we don’t filet, but sometimes we get fish that are bigger or hard scaled, and those are perfect for fileting!  This filet method works great on a variety of …

Top 5 Easy-to-ID Edible Mushrooms for Beginners

There’s something otherworldly and mysterious about the world of fungi, which is part of the reason taking the dive into wild mushroom hunting can be so intimidating. Even after becoming an avid plant forager myself, I held off from expanding into mycophagy, or wild mushroom foraging, assuming it to be more “advanced” than plant foraging,. . . Read More The post Top 5 Easy-to-ID Edible Mushrooms for Beginners first appeared on Backdoor Survival.

Vaccines and Disaster Preparedness

huntlh / Pixabay In the event of a disaster, communicable diseases greatly increase the risk of death. The major causes of communicable diseases in disasters are contaminated food and water, respiratory infections, vector and insect-borne diseases, and infections due to wounds and injuries. Keeping up to date with vaccinations is one important way you can be prepared for a disaster. Vaccines can’t prevent every disease you may encounter in a disaster situation, but they can protect you from many. Vaccinations teach your immune system to recognize and eliminate organisms that may make you sick, so your body is already prepared if you’re ever exposed, which …

You Won’t Like How Congress Wants to Crack Down on “Money Laundering” and “ISIS”

Survival Saturday is a round-up of the week’s news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News This week on Survival Saturday, we’ll … Read the restThe post You Won’t Like How Congress Wants to Crack Down on “Money Laundering” and “ISIS” appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

Sharpening a Knife with No Sharpener

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Having a knife available at all times is handy for unforeseen chores and other small emergencies.  That’s why I keep two.  But if the knife is dull, it is not only useless, but can be dangerous.  You have more risk of cutting yourself if your knife is dull.  You can carry a knife sharpener too, but what if you don’t have one available?  Here is a way to sharpen your knife without one. The post Sharpening a Knife with No Sharpener appeared first on Apartment Prepper.

reusable canning lids

Tattler Reusable Canning Lids – My review… and why I don’t currently use them.

Lesson to First Responders and Situational Awareness

Today I’ve got some great information to share with you regarding first aid training as a first responder–after all, we’re ALL first responders–and situational awareness.  For those of you who aren’t aware, typically the term “first responders” is referring to the rescue teams, EMTs or the firefighters or even law enforcement who arrive on the scene in which help is needed. Most…

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-6-17)

; This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, concerns, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness. The more who comment, the more who benefit from the discussion… First timer? Lets hear from you too! ; ———————————– Note: We appreciate that you …

I Predict: What 12 Global Experts Believe You Will See Before 2025!

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7 Essential Items for Your Survival Kit

How to Filet a Fish

Do you like fish?  We do.  We like fishing and eating what we catch.  Most times we are just fishing for lake or river trout, which we don’t filet, but sometimes we get fish that are bigger or hard scaled, and those are perfect for fileting!  This filet method works great on a variety of …

How to Train Your Dog for When SHTF

The family pet can be trained to do a lot of tasks which can make your SHTF survival odds skyrocket. But not every family pet is up to every task you may ask of him or her. Even if Fido is very protective of your children, he is very unlikely to put his life on. . . Read More The post How to Train Your Dog for When SHTF first appeared on Backdoor Survival.

5 Concealed Carry Tips

Ibropalic / Pixabay Making the decision to carry concealed around family can be difficult. Carrying a handgun has become more culturally acceptable in America, especially in recent years. Carry permit issuances are up across the country, and handgun sales are through the roof. New demographics – women, younger adults, family members – are buying guns. But we won’t mince words here: Carrying a handgun can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Simple as that. What’s even worse is the notion that an untrained or uninformed family member can end up injured or dead because they lack the knowledge they need to be safe with guns…

Are We Watching the Fall of America Right Now?

Survival Saturday is a round-up of the week’s news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News The news of late makes me … Read the restThe post Are We Watching the Fall of America Right Now? appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

How To Make A Survival Bow

Editor’s note:  This is the third in a series of outdoor skills posts.  Last month we looked at learning about fishing; before that, we covered getting started with hunting.  This month, also about hunting, but we are taking a closer look at using a bow. How To Make A Survival Bow by Kevin Steffey Disaster preparedness is a very, very broad subject. In all honesty it’s incredibly difficult for most folks to collect all the supplies they’d need to be The post How To Make A Survival Bow appeared first on Apartment Prepper.