Category Archives: basics

Four Cornerstones of Prepping: Food, Water, Health, Security

My own personal approach to prepping emphasizes four areas of concern: Food, Water, Health, Security. These are the four cornerstones of preparedness, at least in my estimation. If you have sufficient resources in those areas, you should be able to … Continue reading

What’s Next On Your Prepping To-Do List?

As we close out 2013, I look back on the past year of prepping. I’ve accumulated stored food and various supplies and equipment. But I’ve also accumulated knowledge. Prepping — and writing about it — has given me a better … Continue reading

Merry Christmas to all our readers!

Happy holidays and merry Christmas to all the readers of!! Wishing you happiness and wisdom, success and perseverance, in good times and bad. Peace to everyone.

Strange New Computer Malware Uses Ultrasonic Sound

A new type of “malware” (a more general term than “virus”) has been discovered by researchers. It can infect the firmware of a computer, so that it resides in part on computer components other than the hard drive. It infects … Continue reading

7 Ways to be a Better Prepper

1. Learn a new Skill My latest prepping skill: baking bread from scratch. Sure, the recipe is simple. I don’t make complicated “artisan” breads, like Sweet Potato Maple Pecan Sourdough or Hawaiian Sweet Bread with Tangzhong or Panettone Paradiso. But … Continue reading

Weekly Survival Reader — September 2-6

This new feature at is a single webpage where you can access our continually growing list of top posts, articles, and resources for prepping and survival. The list is organized on a daily basis. And we’ll be adding a … Continue reading

Electrolytes and Rehydration for Preppers

Electrolytes are essential components of blood, needed for proper function of the heart muscle, other muscles, the nervous system and the body as a whole. Common electrolytes include calcium (Ca), chloride (Cl), magnesium (Mg), phosphorous (P), potassium (K), sodium (Na). … Continue reading

Paintball Guns For Varmint Control?

I’ve recently moved into a new home that’s in a more rural area than I was in before and have been getting to know some of the new neighbors. ┬áNamely, a family of six raccoons that live somewhere nearby and … Continue reading

Weekly Survival Reader: July 29 to August 2

This week we have a good assortment of links, from bake your own donuts to survival fire making, plus several articles on guns and ammo. And check out the “30 Cal Gal” review of Colt’s Sporting Rifle. As always, there … Continue reading

Characteristics Of A Good Home For Prepping

Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been writing for quite a while, at least I hope some of you have noticed… ┬áThat’s because I recently moved to a new house and it took up most of my … Continue reading

Prepping: Beyond the Basics

This post is in answer to a question from a reader (tony) “looking for info on advanced prepping got my beans bullets bandaids plus some. What’s next?” Good question. This is just my own point of view, but I would … Continue reading

Weekly Survival Reader: July 1 – 5

My favorite links this week: the news story on solar flares: Solar Flare poses huge threat, a make-it-yourself weed killer from soap, vinegar and salt: Got Weeds? Use Vinegar, and Cheap Solar Power: 14 projects. There’s also an interesting story … Continue reading