1. guidetoprepping:

Follow GuideToPrepping.tumblr.com if you’re a prepper!

    guidetoprepping:

    Follow GuideToPrepping.tumblr.com if you’re a prepper!

  2. the-fugitive:

    gmsurvival:

    c2cprepper:

    Good video talking about what food to carry in your bug out bag (BOB). You may be surprised as to what the host suggests.

    Be Prepared Not Scared

    He does raise an interesting point. I think I’d still want to augment the choice with some meat, maybe a couple of those Hormel Completes meals.

    Noodles are fine providing you have plenty of water, not that good in arid/desert conditions where water might be scarce.
    For Arctic conditions more calories can be added by melting in butter or ghee to the noodles as can dried meat smoked sausage or salami etc.

    I do agree that noodles are a bit dry on their own but if you take some of your water that you already are carrying to drink and use to boil the noodles and add a season packet you will now not only have soft noodles but also have the electrolyte drink to consume. Do not toss the boiled noodle water out. Drink it!

    Also I completely agree adding some Hormel Completes would help balance having some additional protein and not just noodles. The key point I think the host of the video is making is MRE’s are bulky and heavy. Canned beans are heavy and cumbersome in a pack. The noodles can take up a lot less space and weight when you are needing to have the space for other items in your pack like a first aid kit or tools to build shelter etc.. 

    (Source: youtube.com)

  3. Good video talking about what food to carry in your bug out bag (BOB). You may be surprised as to what the host suggests.

    Be Prepared Not Scared

    (Source: youtube.com)

  4. guidetoprepping:

Follow GuideToPrepping.tumblr.com if you’re a prepper!

    guidetoprepping:

    Follow GuideToPrepping.tumblr.com if you’re a prepper!

  5. reasonistruth:

Ready 101: How to Make a Grab and Go Binder - Home Ready Home #Prepper #PrepperTalk

    reasonistruth:

    Ready 101: How to Make a Grab and Go Binder - Home Ready Home #Prepper #PrepperTalk

  6. diyhomeimprove:

DIY - simple vertical wall planter idea.
Found on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/greenrenaissance?fref=photo

This is a pretty cool idea especially for an herb garden!

    diyhomeimprove:

    DIY - simple vertical wall planter idea.

    Found on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/greenrenaissance?fref=photo

    This is a pretty cool idea especially for an herb garden!

  7. tinyhouseamerica:

    Shopdog Tiny House

    (Source: tinyhousedarling)

  8. Coffee grounds in the garden - Fine Gardening Question & Answer →

  9. Planted a small vegetable garden today. Looking forward to seeing it grow.

    Planted a small vegetable garden today. Looking forward to seeing it grow.

  10. ryjoanra:

    With the seeming ramped-up line of disasters this early in 2014, now is the best time for all citizens to start thinking about their Disaster Plans and creating Emergency Kits for themselves and their loved ones. As the wise saying goes: “The best tool is the one you have with you when you need it the most.”

    There are communities in the United States that are very fortunate to have free disaster preparedness training available to its citizens wherein they can learn life-saving skills which is very valuable in times when professional help is hours away or worse not going to be available for the foreseeable future. Who knows the life they could save is that of their own or other people who desperately need it.

    These Community Emergency Response Team Training or CERT is spearheaded and funded by FEMA which empowers its citizens to become assets during an emergency by teaching them the basic but necessary skills to help anyone until the real assistance arrives.

    In a disaster, it’s not a question of who is qualified to give help, nor it is a question about physical fitness, race, religion or other preferences. It is a question of who is prepared and knowledgeable to provide such.

  11. I read an article that I wanted to share…I think the article makes some really good points. So read below about “Poser Prepper” vs “Covert Prepper”…..

But one of the things that really bugs me about these conventions is seeing what I affectionately call “poser preppers”.
I know you’ve seen them before - and you may even be falling into the same trap they are.
Like this guy for example…
Now, I don’t mean to make this embarrassing or personal.
It’s not.
In fact, he could be a great guy for all I know and he could know a hell of a lot more than ME about how to survive after a disaster.
I mean, just by looking at him, I notice his “ops” pants… “ops” ballcap with tactical patch… monkey fist 550-cord weapon…
tactical folder knife… mini “go bag” to hold his everyday carry… paracord bracelet… dog tag chain… military buzz-cut… camo tactical wallet… (shall I go on?)
So just by a quick scan, my guess is that…
        … his home, vehicle, and bug-out bag is jam-packed with survival gear…
        … he has loads of food stocked away… 
        … he’s super proud of his personal arsenal of handguns and rifles…
        … and he’s loaded to the brim with tons of ammo (his shirt says something about Jesus letting him die on a mountain of expended brass) And that’s my point.
If I were facing a crisis where my family was threatened and I DIDN’T have the gear, guns and ammo to survive, who do you think I’m going to take out first?
This guy is like winning the lottery for one of the human “wolves” seeking out victims to loot after a disaster.
Look, the “true” survivalist is someone that 99% of people would never see or pick out of a crowd as being “prepared”.
He (or she) is subtle… secret… covert!
You don’t need to show off to everyone else around you that you’re a bigger, bad ass than they are or that you’re “one of them”.
The real survivalists you want to network with will be able to spot you because they know what to look for.
They don’t need to take your stuff because they’re already prepared themselves and they’re actually looking for other NON-poser preppers to join their inner-circle network.
This is a skill YOU should develop as well.
It’s what will truly separate you from the other “fake” survivalists out there who love to broadcast and brag about their preps.
Jeff AndersonEditor
Modern Combat & Survival Magazine

So really if you think about one of the skills that we learn as preppers is how to conceal and hide from others in the face of disaster but how many fail at doing this in everyday life? 

    I read an article that I wanted to share…I think the article makes some really good points. So read below about “Poser Prepper” vs “Covert Prepper”…..

    But one of the things that really bugs me about these conventions is seeing what I affectionately call “poser preppers”.

    I know you’ve seen them before - and you may even be falling into the same trap they are.

    Like this guy for example…

    Now, I don’t mean to make this embarrassing or personal.

    It’s not.

    In fact, he could be a great guy for all I know and he could know a hell of a lot more than ME about how to survive after a disaster.

    I mean, just by looking at him, I notice his “ops” pants… “ops” ballcap with tactical patch… monkey fist 550-cord weapon…

    tactical folder knife… mini “go bag” to hold his everyday carry… paracord bracelet… dog tag chain… military buzz-cut… camo tactical wallet… (shall I go on?)

    So just by a quick scan, my guess is that…

            … his home, vehicle, and bug-out bag is jam-packed with survival gear…

            … he has loads of food stocked away… 

            … he’s super proud of his personal arsenal of handguns and rifles…

            … and he’s loaded to the brim with tons of ammo (his shirt says something about Jesus letting him die on a mountain of expended brass) And that’s my point.

    If I were facing a crisis where my family was threatened and I DIDN’T have the gear, guns and ammo to survive, who do you think I’m going to take out first?

    This guy is like winning the lottery for one of the human “wolves” seeking out victims to loot after a disaster.

    Look, the “true” survivalist is someone that 99% of people would never see or pick out of a crowd as being “prepared”.

    He (or she) is subtle… secret… covert!

    You don’t need to show off to everyone else around you that you’re a bigger, bad ass than they are or that you’re “one of them”.

    The real survivalists you want to network with will be able to spot you because they know what to look for.

    They don’t need to take your stuff because they’re already prepared themselves and they’re actually looking for other NON-poser preppers to join their inner-circle network.

    This is a skill YOU should develop as well.

    It’s what will truly separate you from the other “fake” survivalists out there who love to broadcast and brag about their preps.

    Jeff Anderson
    Editor

    Modern Combat & Survival Magazine

    So really if you think about one of the skills that we learn as preppers is how to conceal and hide from others in the face of disaster but how many fail at doing this in everyday life? 

  12. cepolson:

Newest addition to my bug-out kit

Great to see this added to a person bug-out kit. Personally this should be one of the first items a person adds to any kit they put together. Even in my own EDC I carry some band aids and some aspirin just to ensure that something is always available.
Be Prepared Not Scared 

    cepolson:

    Newest addition to my bug-out kit

    Great to see this added to a person bug-out kit. Personally this should be one of the first items a person adds to any kit they put together. Even in my own EDC I carry some band aids and some aspirin just to ensure that something is always available.

    Be Prepared Not Scared 

  13. tinyhouseamerica:

    The Interior of a Tinywoods’ Home

    (Source: tinyhousedarling)