Dealing with Dental Abscesses Off The Grid

Many readers of our Survival Medicine Handbook are surprised to find entire chapters devoted to the treatment of dental problems. Visitors to our store are likewise surprised to find dental supplies in some of our medical kits. Why is it so important for the survival medic to be “dentally” prepared as well as medically prepared?. . . Read More

Prepper Hardware Supplies

An essential element in building up a comprehensive prepper supply is to include on a planning list a stock of all sorts and types of hardware items.  You can have all the tools and gear in the world, but if something breaks, needs maintenance, or a fresh build, then nothing much can be done without a deep supply of hardware materials. By Dr. John J. Woods, a contributing author to SHTFBlog & Survival Cache Sourcing Hard Hardware The term “hardware” conjures up nostalgic thoughts of old wooden floored, side boarded store buildings with long aisles and shelves of goods stacked to the ceiling…

Best Manual Grain Mills for Milling at Home

Grain stores much longer than flour, so its natural for many preppers to prefer to stock up on years worth of grain over the flour itself. By doing this, you also save a pretty penny. But, when SHTF and it is time to open up your five-gallon buckets of grain, you aren’t ready to cook.. . . Read More The post Best Manual Grain Mills for Milling at Home first appeared on Backdoor Survival.

First-Aid Procedures You Should Know

Everyone should have a basic knowledge of first-aid. It could mean the difference between life and death for you or someone else, and its usefulness isn’t restricted to a survival situation. Here are our recommendations for starting your basic first-aid education.  We’d recommend readers do more than just read the books or online courses recommended on this list.  By Alex Coyne, a contributing author of Survival Cache and SHTFBlog.com Free Guides to First-Aid Take at least one basic practical course in first aid with an instructor that will teach you how. Many hospitals, clinics and community centres offer this for free. Check out First-Aid WikiBooks, The National CPR Foundation, …

VSSL Supplies Review & First Aid Canister Kits Review: Cleverly Designed for Peace of Mind

When it comes to being prepared, the bare essentials for survival and first aid should never be far away. And whether it’s a daypack, camping pack, car trunk, or bug-out bag, VSSL’s canisters do a great job overall at keeping those essentials ready, organized, and easy to access. VSSL canisters have different themes, but each. . . Read More The post VSSL Supplies Review & First Aid Canister Kits Review: Cleverly Designed for Peace of Mind 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 …

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.

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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.

7 Essential Items for Your Survival Kit

7 Essential Items for Your Survival Kit

Our Plans for Backdoor Survival – Call for Writers!

In case you missed it, please see Gaye’s post here.  When I first spoke to Gaye about Backdoor Survival, I knew we had a gem. Not only is Backdoor Survival an amazing resource in the Prepping space, it has that “extra” touch. It’s more than just another content site to me. I thought it would. . . Read More The post Our Plans for Backdoor Survival – Call for Writers! by Gaye Levy first appeared on Backdoor Survival.

Managing Complicated Inventories

As prep counselors and advisors, we get endless questions and inquiries about how much “stuff” to buy.  But even more importantly and often a question of inquiry is how to organize it all, then keep it all in order and up-to-date.  For many that is the hard part.  Just this week, I got a call from a prepper friend making the statement about his having to spend the upcoming weekend going through his “prepper” closet just to see what all was in there.  He laughed saying that every time he digs in there he finds stuff he had totally forgotten about, or did not even know he had.  That …

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Economic Crisis: 7 Signs that we need to Prepare for a Coming Economic Meltdown

The following stats are 7 reasons you need to prepare for the coming economic hard times… The post Economic Crisis: 7 Signs that we need to Prepare for a Coming Economic Meltdown appeared first on Off Grid Survival – Wilderness & Urban Survival Skills.

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4 Secrets to Becoming a Successful Gardener

Gardening is a skill and anyone who tells you something different is not being totally honest. That being said, having a successful gardening experience depends on many outside factors including, but not limited to soil conditions, available sunlight, the length of the growing season, seed quality, and pest control. Still, many of these factors can be overcome with skill and experience. In this article, Dan Chiras shares his time-proven tips on what it takes to become a successful gardener. The post 4 Secrets to Becoming a Successful Gardener by Gaye Levy first appeared on Backdoor Survival.

What Makes for a Great Hiking Boot?

Choosing the best hiking boots is essential for your hiking experience. You want to stay comfortable, safe and dry while you are exploring new trails and spending time in the wilderness. In order to find the most appropriate hiking boots, you must first consider when and where you are planning to hike, the terrain, the weather, the distance as well as the weight of your backpack. Also, getting a proper fit and the break in time are other key factors to keep in mind when shopping for hiking boots. First of all, choose between the various types of hiking boots available, including: trail shoes, light or backpacking hiking boots …

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How City Dwellers Should Prepare for an Earthquake

What would you do if an earthquake struck your city? If you don’t have an answer to that question, stop what you’re doing and grab a notebook and pen (not your phone, you’ll want this information to be available even if your city’s power lines are compromised). Here are some tips that all city dwellers need to know when the ground begins rumbling. The rumble of shifting tectonic plates sends shivers down spines worldwide–the fear of earthquakes is understandable; they have ravaged countless cities the world over, long before recorded history. It’s urgent that people learn about earthquake preparedness in their cities, sooner rather than later…

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Cooking With Backdoor Survival: Download a FREE Cookbook

If there is one thing I have learned over the years, it is that survivalist preppers know how to cook tasty meals from the ingredients in their pantry and garden. Because of that, I put out a call for pantry recipes that could be cobbled together using five ingredients or less. I asked and you came. In a break from our usual prepper fare, today I share with you a compilation of your recipes. What follows is a booklet that includes those recipes along with a hat tip to each submitter. How cool is that? This is a cookbook for you to keep, to

15 Ways to Repel Bugs Naturally

Having a healthy insect population in your garden is a good thing, but when you’re camping you can run into all sorts of things like mosquitoes, flies, spiders, ticks, fleas, ants and mites. If you’re an avid gardener, you might also want to keep the insect population on your lovelies in check. Pesticides and insect repellents can contain harmful ingredients (or you might not have access to them), and you might want to opt for a natural way that doesn’t harm you, your family or the bugs in question. By Alex Coyne, a contributing author of SurvivalCache and SHTFBlog.com Here are some of the most effective ways to repel bugs naturally… …

7 Essential Items for Your Survival Kit

7 Essential Items for Your Survival Kit

25 Ways to Use Flour Sack Dishtowels Around the Home

One of the cornerstones of being prepared is to identify items that multitask and to embrace their use during normal times. Doing so not only saves money but also saves storage space and eliminates having to choose which product or item to use for what. A good example is the common Mason jar. Another is the flour sack dishtowel. Here are 25 ways a flour sack dishtowel can be used around the home. Can you think of others? The post 25 Ways to Use Flour Sack Dishtowels Around the Home by Gaye Levy first appeared on Backdoor Survival.

10 Steps To Be Ready For A Flood

PeteLinforth / Pixabay Are there ways to stop your home from getting carried away from a flood, or to protect you and your loved ones? Yes, there are. Preparing for a natural flood is something every household needs to consider, especially in this era of weird weather. Here are ten things you’ll need to do. Get flood insurance Homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover flooding. You need separate flood insurance for that. Yes, it will cost extra money, but might be the only thing that can keep you afloat after a major flood. Disaster relief funds from the federal government are actually a loan you have to pay back, so…

The Prepper Learning Curve

Often in the process of reading and studying prepper and survival information the terminology can often seem to get confusing.  It is part of the prepper learning process.  For the newbie prepper this can be very confusing until enough knowledge is acquired to sort it all out.  It would be great if somebody would develop a prepping dictionary or encyclopedia, but, as far as I know, there are none yet.   By Dr. John J. Woods, a contributing author to SHTFBlog & Survival Cache But until then, it is up to each of us to learn to decipher the value of all the prepping material available within this World Wide Web in which we exist.   We must then cull out the information that is much more melodramatic…

7 Essential Items for Your Survival Kit

10 Steps To Be Ready For A Flood

PeteLinforth / Pixabay Are there ways to stop your home from getting carried away from a flood, or to protect you and your loved ones? Yes, there are. Preparing for a natural flood is something every household needs to consider, especially in this era of weird weather. Here are ten things you’ll need to do. Get flood insurance Homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover flooding. You need separate flood insurance for that. Yes, it will cost extra money, but might be the only thing that can keep you afloat after a major flood. Disaster relief funds from the federal government are actually a loan you have to pay back, so don’t rely on those. Build a flood kit Any standard bug-out bag will work for …