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American Preppers Network

  • How to Start a Food Stockpile on the Cheap
    As a homesteader, one of your strong points is, by far, the food you produce and stockpile. Should something major happen, you’ll be one of the “lucky” ones who will have food on your family’s table. But what if you’ll be unable to grow tha…
    - 5 days ago 21 Apr 18, 3:00pm -
  • 5 Reasons Why Pure Silver Will be the Currency of the Collapse
    Commodities such as gold and silver have a world market that transcends national borders, politics, religions, and race. A person may not like someone else's religion, but he'll accept his gold. Robert Kiyosaki There is something that just feels righ…
    - 14 days ago 12 Apr 18, 3:03pm -
  • The APN forum is down until further notice
    I apologize to the members of our community that the APN forum is currently down until further notice. Due to both the outdated forum database and server we still have been unable to implement much needed updates to keep the forum secure and stable.…
    - 25 days ago 1 Apr 18, 3:05pm -
  • 5 Odd Things You Can Do With Razors: You Never Know When You'll Need It
    If you're stuck in the wilderness or living off the grid, you've got to use every available resource. Here's how to make the most of safety razors.The post 5 Odd Things You Can Do With Razors: You Never Know When You'll Need It appeared first on Ame…
    - 34 days ago 23 Mar 18, 3:04pm -
  • 13 FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING YOUR UBRAN BUG OUT BAG
    The concept of preparing a bug out bag is to have a backpack ready to go at all times that is both accessible and transportable. You need to be able to simply pick up the bag and head out without fear of lacking any necessities. A bug out bag is equi…
    - 35 days ago 22 Mar 18, 3:02pm -

APN Radio

  • newBringing the Collapse to Life W/ Author Shelby Gallagher
    Bringing the Collapse to Life W/ Author Shelby GallagherJames Walton “I Am Liberty” Audio player below!On this show we have an author with us. This is a big statement because, to me, there are few people who can see the collapse like authors. W…
    - 3 hours ago 26 Apr 18, 2:21pm -
  • News, History, and Narrative Oh My!
    News, History, and Narrative Oh My!Allen Getz ” Behind The Headlines ” Audio player below!For the second broadcast of Behind the Lines, we will examine the concept called history. After a short review of the subject matter of the previous epis…
    - 2 days ago 24 Apr 18, 2:46pm -
  • Lyme Disease Part 3
    Lyme Disease Part 3Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live” Audio player below!Lyme disease, aka borreliosis, causes a range of symptoms and can lead to life-threatening conditions. Common Lyme symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, fibromyalgia-like pai…
    - 3 days ago 23 Apr 18, 2:55pm -
  • How to Make It Back Safe from the Woods
    How to Make It Back Safe from the WoodsHiking is lots of fun, but most people spend very little time thinking about the things that can go wrong. We’re so used to being safe in our day-to-day lives that we cannot conceive anything bad happening to…
    - 4 days ago 22 Apr 18, 2:42pm -
  • Tactical TV Remotes for SHTF
    Tactical TV Remotes for SHTFMicheal Kline “Reality Check” Audio player below!This week we are having a little fun with surveillance cameras. Cameras are ubiquitous and most everyone carries one in their pocket. We see the traffic cameras, CCTV,…
    - 5 days ago 21 Apr 18, 3:01pm -

Ask A Prepper

  • newThe Incredible and Efficient Use of a Bicycle as a Bug Out Vehicle (Part 1)
    Editor’s note: This article was written by one of our most beloved readers and opinion leader, Left Coast Chuck. I want to start off by saying that I have noThe post The Incredible and Efficient Use of a Bicycle as a Bug Out Vehicle (Part 1) appea…
    - 6 hours ago 26 Apr 18, 11:55am -
  • 14 Preppers Speculate What an EMP Would Look Like in America
    In the early days of prepping, nuclear war was the danger most people were concerned about. That’s easy to understand; not much could be as destructive as a full-scale nuclearThe post 14 Preppers Speculate What an EMP Would Look Like in America ap…
    - 2 days ago 24 Apr 18, 8:43am -
  • 8 Food Storage Myths
    Storing food is a big part of prepping. Even if you have the land and resources to grow your own crops you need to assume the worst-case scenario of losingThe post 8 Food Storage Myths appeared first on Ask a Prepper.
    - 3 days ago 23 Apr 18, 6:30am -
  • What’s the Limit of Your Morality in a Crisis?
    As preppers we usually focus on practical steps that will give us a better chance of surviving whatever crisis comes down the road. We talk about what kind of foodThe post What’s the Limit of Your Morality in a Crisis? appeared first on Ask a Prep…
    - 6 days ago 20 Apr 18, 6:25am -
  • Where Free Land Can Be Found in the USA
    Once upon a time, early American settlers who were willing to move west were given the opportunity to scoop up a parcel of land and use it to make theirThe post Where Free Land Can Be Found in the USA appeared first on Ask a Prepper.
    - 7 days ago 19 Apr 18, 6:47am -

Backdoor Prepper

  • Survival Tarp Shelters: Why A Tarp is one of the Best Things you Can Carry
    When it comes to surviving a prolonged wilderness related disaster, one of your primary concerns is going to be finding or building a shelter. That’s why whenever I am doing any type of backcountry adventuring, I always carry some sort of shelter e…
    - 72 days ago 13 Feb 18, 4:10pm -
  • How To Can Whole Tomatoes {And How To Can Tomato Sauce!}
    I like to can tomatoes and can tomato sauce for all year long enjoyment. Either that, eat only them for breakfast, lunch and dinner for months. Of course, there is the ability to scare your friends and family, and alienate your neighbors. Most run t…
    - 5 Sep 17, 4:06am -
  • WHAT TO FORAGE IN WINTER: 30+ EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL PLANTS AND FUNGI
    Foraging in winter is not always easy, and it gets even harder the further north or higher in elevation that you are.  The super cold temperatures, low light, and heavy snow cover in these areas can really make it difficult for anything to persist a…
    - 3 Sep 17, 4:58am -
  • Off-Grid Medicine: 4 Things Every Homesteader Should Grow
    When I think about medical issues out on the homestead or any other off-grid lifestyle, my thoughts naturally drift toward a well-stocked first-aid kit and maybe a pair of crutches. I am immensely careless where and how I am walking and am prone to d…
    - 2 Sep 17, 7:52am -
  • All About Off Grid Wastewater: Options, Septic, Code, and Advice
    As green builders, we spent a lot of time looking at alternative methods of waste disposal including greywater systems and composting toilets. Unless you are truly out of the bounds of any type of code enforcement and/or don’t care about being a go…
    - 1 Sep 17, 5:04am -

Backdoor Survival

  • newA Review Of The Alexapure Pro
    For those that have been curious about the Big Berkey for a long time, there is another filter that you might want to consider. The AlexaPure is quickly proving itself … Read More
    - 6 hours ago 26 Apr 18, 11:25am -
  • The Location and Planning Of Your Bug Out Camp Or Cabin
    Planning a bugout camp means looking at your situation on all levels. A million scenarios can play out. It can be easy to get distracted and miss out on small … Read More
    - 1 day ago 25 Apr 18, 5:08pm -
  • Best Wool Blankets For Survival and Emergencies
    A good wool blanket is hard to beat in an emergency situation. They are also very nice to have just during the cool months and evenings. At night, they can … Read More
    - 3 days ago 23 Apr 18, 1:43pm -
  • Health Benefits of Garlic: The Medicinal Use of Garlic
    History of Garlic Garlic (Allium sativum) originated someplace in Central Asia and has since spread and diversified throughout the world. So what’s so special about garlic?  We all know about … Read More
    - 5 days ago 21 Apr 18, 3:24pm -
  • Top 5 Coffee Substitutes to Forage When SHTF
    When the SHTF, assuming you are able to manage to create a stable situation where you are able to survive day-to-day, those small comforts of life are what you’ll really … Read More
    - 6 days ago 20 Apr 18, 5:18pm -

Getting Prepped-Organized Prepper

  • Goodbye and Good Luck
    It’s with very mixed emotions today that I’m announcing we will be shutting down Organized Prepper.   As most of you know I started this site because I wanted to make it easier for the “normal” person to get a little better prepared for wha…
    - 28 Feb 15, 6:07pm -
  • Prepping on a Limited Budget
    Even if you practice a fairly self-sufficient and sustainable lifestyle, you probably still have a number of expenses to deal with on a daily, weekly, monthly, and/or annual basis, from major costs like a home mortgage to essentials and conveniences…
    - 24 Feb 15, 1:00pm -
  • Off-Grid Cooking Basics for Newbie Preppers
    While our grandparents might remember what it was like to cook with a wood stove as opposed to the gas and electric options available today, most adults haven't the faintest idea about how to cook when their appliances give in. And yet, during a cata…
    - 17 Feb 15, 3:40pm -
  • First Aid Skills Every Prepper Should Know
    Being prepared to deal with natural disasters and emergency situations is something that most people leave to the proper authorities. And yet, when you need emergency services and government aid the most, these resources may not be available to you.…
    - 6 Feb 15, 10:33pm -
  • Prepping With Kids
    While having children is one of life's greatest joys, every parent realizes pretty quickly that it's also the most important responsibility they'll ever shoulder. Keeping kids safe, healthy, and happy and providing them with the knowledge, tools, and…
    - 6 Jan 15, 5:40pm -

Modern Survival Blog

Preparing for SHTF

  • 7 Different Types of Bushcraft Knives And Their Properties
    Do you know about bushcraft knives? Do you know where the name originated from? Do you desire to own a bushcraft knife? Bushcraft knives got its name because Australia was also known as the bush country in the past. It is simply the means of survival…
    - 68 days ago 17 Feb 18, 5:07pm -
  • Will Big Data Make Your World Unrecognizable?
    What is the biggest threat to your current reality? Some might say a disaster, war, or economic crisis. While these things would change the world for those who are effected, they aren’t certain. Some might say the most dangerous threat is one that…
    - 68 days ago 17 Feb 18, 4:12pm -
  • How to Assemble an Ultimate Survival First Aid Kit
    Do you have the right medical supplies and equipment on hand to take care of yourself and your family if the SHTF? If you answer anything except a highly confident, “absolutely,” then you are not prepared. Don’t let a simple cut, sore throat…
    - 75 days ago 10 Feb 18, 2:51pm -
  • Easily Grow a Survival Garden
    It only takes a quick scan of daily news headlines to realize that our world is teetering on the brink of disaster, from several fronts. If you are one of the millions who made the wise decision to prepare for the inevitable, you likely have a supply…
    - 98 days ago 18 Jan 18, 4:26pm -
  • Have You Considered Your SHTF Communications Plan?
      Be Honest About Your Current Communications Plan For most preppers quantifying is a problem. We buy stuff and we store stuff, but do we have a true definition of what “prepared” is?  The truth about being prepared is that we cannot quantify w…
    - 4 Dec 17, 3:21pm -

SHTF Plan

Survival Blog

  • newPreparedness Notes for Thursday – April 26, 2018
    On April 26, 1986, one of the world’s worst nuclear accidents occurred at the Chernobyl plant in the Soviet Union. An explosion and fire in the No. 4 reactor sent radioactivity into the atmosphere; at least 31 Soviets died immediately.The post Pre…
    - 6 hours ago 26 Apr 18, 11:32am -
  • newA 21st Century Tangibles Investing Rationale
    I often have people ask me: “Why do you stress tangibles investing, Mr. Rawles?” In my estimation, tangibles always trump intangibles. I have three primary reasons why I distrust intangibles:: First: Nearly all intangible investments are denomin…
    - 10 hours ago 26 Apr 18, 7:04am -
  • newThe Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods:
    SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. Big brother is watching you through your friendly spy. Guess w…
    - 10 hours ago 26 Apr 18, 7:02am -
  • newThe Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    “Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Winston…
    - 10 hours ago 26 Apr 18, 7:01am -
  • Preparedness Notes for Wednesday – April 25, 2018
    Today is the birthday of physicist, inventor, and entrepreneur Guglielmo Marconi (1874–1937). He was known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission as well as for the development of Marconi’s law and a radio telegraph system. H…
    - 1 day ago 25 Apr 18, 7:05am -

Survival Cache

  • Survival Gear Review: Fenix HM50R Headlamp
    I’ve been on a quest for the perfect headlamp pretty much forever. And I’m as close as I’ve ever been to headlamp happiness. The Fenix HM50R Headlamp has almost all the features I want in a useful and highly productive form factor. Where the Fe…
    - 5 days ago 21 Apr 18, 9:08pm -
  • Five Things To Get Before North Korea Goes South!
    Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have agreed to meet, what could possibly go wrong? It’s not hard to imagine what might happen if things go badly when & if those two leaders meet and the US and North Korea get into a nuclear pissing match. The nuclear…
    - 47 days ago 10 Mar 18, 10:55pm -
  • Keeping Your Family Alive and (Reasonably) Happy During a SHTF Winter
    Well, we’ve found that Christmas has passed, and here we are again, stuck smack dab in the middle of yet another winter season. If you hail from Southern latitudes, winter may not be much of an issue – just another season where you might need to…
    - 86 days ago 30 Jan 18, 6:19am -
  • Concealed Carry: Important Considerations When Choosing What, How, Where and Why???
    In my opinion, conceal carry is the best method to carry a personal protection handgun. To me and most folks, it has numerous advantageous over open carrying. Naturally, in a bad situation you wish to capitalize on all the advantages you can in order…
    - 7 Jan 18, 2:06pm -
  • Survival Gear Review: Hybridlight PUC Solar LED Lantern
    The list of survival gear that achieves the hallowed description “Damn Near Perfect” is short. An item that attains this sacred survival title needs to possess several attributes (or one damned good one) that play in harmonious concert with each…
    - 31 Dec 17, 3:39am -

Survival Life

  • new9 PVC Pipes Projects For Survival Uses
    PVC pipe is the most common material used for plumbing – but it can be used for so much more than just bringing water to a kitchen sink. You can repurpose a pipe as a weapon, an accessory, or even a weather-proof storage space. You'll never know th…
    - 3 hours ago 26 Apr 18, 2:00pm -
  • new5 Venomous Snakes and Their Look-Alikes 
    There are over 600 species of venomous snakes on this planet, but only 200 of them can cause real harm to us. With the weather getting warmer and the sun shining brighter, many of us are killing a great deal of time outdoors. And the longer we spend…
    - 4 hours ago 26 Apr 18, 1:45pm -
  • How To Make Homemade Survival Cement
    Many people overlook homemade survival cement, but it's an essential component of off-the-grid living. There are many uses for survival cement. If you are trying to survive in the wilderness or if a disaster destroys your home, homemade concrete cou…
    - 1 day ago 25 Apr 18, 8:45am -
  • For Preppers, Papercrete Is the New Concrete
    Papercrete is the ultimate building material for preppers, homesteaders, and off-grid living enthusiasts. Not only is the building material incredibly inexpensive and Earth-friendly, it is also extremely durable especially if you know how to waterpro…
    - 1 day ago 25 Apr 18, 8:00am -
  • How to Make Civil War Hoe Cakes
    Hoe cakes are the perfect option if you're running low on dry ingredients and other materials. Also known as Johnny cakes, they provide people with ample nutrition. They grew in popularity during the first civil war, since they're simple and easy to…
    - 2 days ago 24 Apr 18, 2:50pm -

The Prepper Journal

  • newUrban Preppers: Five Things You Should Know About Community Gardens
    Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.Editors Note: A guest contribution from Sarah to The Prepper Journal. All things garden and growing your own food this week as planting time is upon us.  And, as always, if you have information f…
    - 8 hours ago 26 Apr 18, 9:05am -
  • Flat-lander or Climber?
    Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.Editors Note: As Preppers one of the things we should all be prepared for is the reality, though still a subject of debate among journalists, junk-scientists and outright morons (by the clinical de…
    - 1 day ago 25 Apr 18, 10:11am -
  • Orchestrate Your Orchard for Success
    Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.Editors Note: A guest contribution from Nigel to The Prepper Journal. With Spring even breaking across our norther border with Canada the time to be doing this is NOW, or as soon as possible anyway…
    - 2 days ago 24 Apr 18, 10:14am -
  • How to Choose the Best AR 15 Optics for Hunting
    Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.Editors Note: A guest contribution from Brandon to The Prepper Journal. With the unending assault on the 200 million privately owned firearms in the United States and the revisionists view of our 2…
    - 5 days ago 21 Apr 18, 10:11am -
  • How Satellite Internet Can Save You in a Disaster
    Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.Editors Note: A guest contribution from Allie to The Prepper Journal.  As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and be entered into the Prepper Writing Contes…
    - 7 days ago 19 Apr 18, 11:30am -

The Survival Mom

  • The Thrive Life Chef Pack — a Survival Mom review
    Looking for an easy way to dip your toes into cooking with shelf-stable, freeze-dried ingredients from your food storage pantry? Your search is over! Introducing the ThriveLife Chef Pack: a family-sized meal-in-a-box using both ThriveLife’s awesome…
    - 8 days ago 18 Apr 18, 6:40pm -
  • Tornado Survival: No Shelter, No Basement, No Problem
    For an entire week leading up to the April 2011 storms and tornados that devastated parts of my town and Northern Alabama in general, the local weather forecasters gave us warnings. We were told to be ready for tornado survival because they saw the…
    - 10 days ago 16 Apr 18, 10:05pm -
  • Five Food Storage Lessons Learned From WWII
    My great-grandparents were preppers way before prepping was a thing. Is there a specific term for preppers who are also hipsters? Hipster-preppers? Prepsters? If there is, then that’s what you could call my great-grandparents, Dell and Hildegarde S…
    - 20 days ago 6 Apr 18, 4:58pm -
  • The Top 10 Foods to NOT Store!
    Based on my own personal experiences and mistakes, I do not recommend storing these foods in large quantities, long-term. Let me know what you think of my list and what other foods you would add. Foods to not store, long-term 1.  Any canned vegetabl…
    - 22 days ago 4 Apr 18, 4:40pm -
  • 52 Weeks Savings Plan: April discounts are here!
    When I lived in Phoenix, I could never understand the fascination with spring. Phoenix has pretty much just one season, sunny! So, when I moved to Texas, it was amazing to see red-breasted robins show up at our house every spring and watch the forest…
    - 22 days ago 4 Apr 18, 11:17am -

Survival Life

Prepper Uses for Duct Tape

- 5 Jan 18, 2:41am -
DIY Water Filter

- 4 Jan 18, 8:36am -
Survival Hacks Tested

- 28 Dec 17, 9:29am -
Survival Fishing 101 | How to Make Gorge Hook

- 11 Sep 17, 9:01am -
How To Make A Paracord Watch Band

- 11 Sep 17, 8:57am -
Paracord Herringbone Dog Collar

- 6 Jul 17, 10:24am -

The Survival Mom

7 Clever Ways to Earn Money if You Have a Green Thumb

- 42 days ago 15 Mar 18, 4:51pm -
8 Household Items That Can Be Used as Organic Fertilizers

- 50 days ago 7 Mar 18, 5:06pm -
The Best Master Gardener Tips

- 53 days ago 5 Mar 18, 4:20am -
6 Considerations Before You Relocate Anywhere!

- 23 Jan 16, 2:30am -
Could Leaving the U.S. be the Ultimate Prep?

- 11 Jan 16, 8:32pm -
Could a Tiny House Be the Answer to Your Bugout Dilemma?

- 5 Dec 15, 6:46pm -

The Survival Podcast

  • newEpisode-74- TSP Rewind – The Pistol Caliber Carbine in Survival Planning
    TweetToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes. Today’s episode was originally, Episode-46- The Pistol Caliber Carbine in Survival Planning and was first published on Sept. 23rd, 2008. The following are t…
    - 1 hour ago 26 Apr 18, 4:00pm -
  • Episode-73- TSP Rewind – 15 Underrated Plants for the Homestead
    TweetToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes. Today’s episode was originally, Episode-1568- 15 Underrated Plants for the Homestead and was first published on April 30, 2015. The following are the origin…
    - 1 day ago 25 Apr 18, 2:27pm -
  • Episode-72- TSP Rewind – Developing Survival Knowledge While Camping
    TweetToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes. Today’s episode was originally, Episode-426- Developing Survival Knowledge While Camping and was first published on April 24, 2012. The following are the or…
    - 2 days ago 24 Apr 18, 4:30pm -
  • Episode-71- TSP Rewind – How to Talk to Others About Prepping
    TweetToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes. Today’s episode was originally, Episode-887- How to Talk to Others About Prepping and was first published on April 24, 2012. The following are the original s…
    - 3 days ago 23 Apr 18, 4:00pm -
  • Episode-2207- Expert Council Q&A for 4-20-18
    Tweet Today its Friday so it’s time for expert council show. To ask a question for a show like this, just send an email to me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line. Today the expert … Continue reading →
    - 6 days ago 20 Apr 18, 3:00pm -

The Survivalist Blog

  • Free Ten Day Prepper Course
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    - 15 days ago 11 Apr 18, 4:38pm -
  • Training Your Situational Awareness or Dying: which do you prefer?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: https://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/feed/ Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
    - 20 days ago 6 Apr 18, 12:13pm -
  • How to make a # 10 can oven
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    - 22 days ago 4 Apr 18, 12:50pm -
  • Self-Defense Ammunition for Popular Handgun Calibers: weekly product review
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    - 24 days ago 2 Apr 18, 12:46pm -
  • What did you do to prep this week?
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    - 26 days ago 31 Mar 18, 12:56pm -

The Survival Podcast

Ask Me Anything About Aquaponics

- 5 days ago 21 Apr 18, 8:41pm -
Basic Layout of 3 Aquaponic / Aquatic Systems - Part Three

- 10 days ago 16 Apr 18, 4:39pm -
Basic Layout of 3 Aquaponic / Aquatic Systems - Part Two

- 10 days ago 16 Apr 18, 4:38pm -
Basic Layout of 3 Aquaponic / Aquatic Systems - Part One

- 10 days ago 16 Apr 18, 4:28pm -
A Walk in a Forest That Wasn't There 4 Years Ago

- 28 days ago 29 Mar 18, 4:52pm -
Nine Mile Farm - Property Walk 3-28-18 - Part 6 of 6

- 29 days ago 28 Mar 18, 5:42pm -