There is so much we can learn from our pioneer ancestors. I'm a history nut, I tend to say I was born a century too late and Laura Ingalls Wilder is one of my favorite people and era's. No matter what era we're from, one of the most important things to our survival is water. We can go a lot longer than we think without food, but water is something we must have. However, not all … [Read more...] about A Number One Killer When Times Get Tough
We often think of communicable diseases as third world problems. But did you know that within the first three weeks after 2005's Hurricane Katrina there were reported cases of Cholera, Tuberculosis, Norovirus, and Salmonella? Fortunately, response teams acted quickly enough to keep the diseases from spreading through proper medical care, but what if no help had come? It could … [Read more...] about 7 Most Likely Infections You'll Catch When The SHTF
When the Ebola news first started to dominate the alternative news media, and the mainstream media, I kept my eye on it, but mostly kept the idea of a pandemic out of my mind. Mainly, because we’ve had previous false scares before, whether it was the bird flu, SARS, etc, and nothing much came of any of them. Over the last few nights, hubby and I discussed the possibility of a … [Read more...] about Another Mental Exercise, or Is It?
If we ask 100 Preppers what their primary concerns are, their main reasons for Prepping in the first place, we could easily get 100 different answers. This is not surprising as there are, quite simply, a large number of potential threats that could result in “The End Of The World As We Know It” or “TEOTWAWKI”. Granted there are huge differences in likelihood or probability, but … [Read more...] about Is This The Deadliest Threat To Preppers?
My wife has been making our soap for over a year. Once you start using homemade, chemical-free, natural soap... it's hard to go back to the factory-produced stuff. The only thing I really miss is Sodium laureth sulfate. Just kidding. I've spent a decent amount of time considering the options in case of a collapse. If everything fell apart and we could no longer hit the local … [Read more...] about Grow Your Own Soapmaking Materials