Category Archives: skills and knowledge

Which States Have the Most Residents Well-Prepared for Survival?

This amusing chart ranks the U.S. States and Washington D.C. by preparedness for a zombie attack. But most of their criteria would also apply to real-world preparedness for various SHTF scenarios. Criteria include the number of: military personnel, veterans, gun … Continue reading

How Old Should A Child Be To Start Prepping?

How old should a child be before they start prepping?  I’m asked this question occasionally and I don’t have a specific age per se but I do have some thoughts on the matter. Generally I think parents should teach their … Continue reading

Weekly Survival Reader: July 15 – 19

This week, my favorite links include Thursday’s ice cream recipes and Backdoor Survival’s post on using a rocket stove to cook food. But I think her definition of “rocket stove” is a little broader than mine. Here’s a DIY rocket … Continue reading

How To Choose A Secure Password

In order to know if your password is secure, you’ll need to understand certain basics about how passwords are used. I’ll use some example passwords in this post. These are examples only; do not use as your password. A password … Continue reading

Weekly Survival Reader: July 8 – 12

I’ve changed the daily survival reader from 10 links per day, to 5 per weekday. I think that 25 per week is enough for a good assortment of sites to visit. Unlike some of the other link sites, I try … Continue reading

Weekly Survival Reader (May 28-32)

This new feature at Prep-Blog.com 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

Weekly Survival Reader (May 20-24)

This new feature at Prep-Blog.com 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

Weekly Survival Reader (May 13-17)

Prep-Blog’s growing list of top posts, articles, and resources for prepping and survival. The list is organized on a daily basis. Visit our Prepping and Survival Reader page daily, or wait for the weekly post to peruse a set of … Continue reading

Using Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal is simply a form of carbon that has a very high surface area and is extremely porous.  The surface area and porosity are so high that activated charcoal can be used to filter out impurities in air and … Continue reading

How To Open A Can Without A Can Opener

Whenever I go to the store I usually spend a few extra minutes wandering around looking for any good prepping items that I may need to stock up on, that are on sale, or perhaps that I just never thought … Continue reading

Valuable Skills For Preppers

Anyone who’s serious about Prepping should know that they need to develop knowledge and skills in critical areas.  That storing food, water, and other items is simply not enough.  You have to have the brain power to put your tools … Continue reading

Smart Phone Apps for Preppers: First Aid

This post is the first in a series of prepping and survival articles on useful smart phone apps for Preppers. Whether you are bugging out or hunkering down, information will be one of your top resources in dealing with a … Continue reading