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American Preppers Network

  • newAn affordable Survival and Recreational Community
    There are many types of Preppers, but most of us find that we don’t have enough time, skills, or money to be truly prepared on our own or with immediate family. Most people are better off joining a survival community with professional staff and a g…
    - 17 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 3:03pm -
  • Disaster Preparedness: Why It's Important to Be Mentally Ready
    By taking the time now to prepare a plan and understand the reality of a disaster, we can mentally ready ourselves to respond when the time comes. We won't have to think about whether it's worth it or not to take action because we'll know the answer…
    - 2 days ago 10 Dec 17, 3:05pm -
  • The Hydra Light Product Review
    I got word a water powered Flashlight was heading my way for a product review & immediately pictured a contraption with a propeller to dip in a running stream, or some penlight hooked up to a water bottle. Instead, I got the Hydra Light, a foot long…
    - 3 days ago 9 Dec 17, 3:01pm -
  • How to Create Your Own Home Defense Plan
    Take a look at the news and newspapers and you will likely find a case of robbery and home invasion. In our minds, our homes are where we ought to feel the safest. Where we can relax from a tiring day with family. However, the reality of things is th…
    - 11 days ago 1 Dec 17, 3:05pm -
  • How to Create Your Own Home Defense Plan
    Take a look at the news and newspapers and you will likely find a case of robbery and home invasion. In our minds, our homes are where we ought to feel the safest. Where we can relax from a tiring day with family. However, the reality of things is th…
    - 12 days ago 30 Nov 17, 3:01pm -

APN Radio

  • newDiabetes after an EMP
    Diabetes after an EMPCat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live” Audio player below!In this episode, I cover some of the herbal, dietary, and glucose-monitoring strategies available for off-grid, post-disaster diabetes care. Diabetes is a serious condition…
    - 16 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 4:30pm -
  • Small Group Tactical Movement
    Small Group Tactical MovementDavid Jones “Prepping Up with the Jones “Audio player provided!You really need to tune in on this show because Dave changes things up a little and talks about something every Prepper needs to think about, small grou…
    - 2 days ago 10 Dec 17, 12:41pm -
  • AR15 Survival Rifle Set Up: Part 1
    AR15 Survival Rifle Set Up: Part 1-Dane… “The Gunmetal Armory” Audio player provided!The survival rifle is a timeless classic in the rifle community and all throughout the world. Many versions of the survival rifle exist, from a specially des…
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 4:48pm -
  • Prepper Gift Guide!
    Prepper Gift GuideHost: James Walton “I Am Liberty” Audio player below!Whether you find yourself here because you are a prepper yourself or, maybe, you are doing some intel for that special survivalist in your life, you have come to the right p…
    - 5 days ago 7 Dec 17, 8:12am -
  • Joy in Preparedness!
    Joy in Preparedness!Lynna… “A Preppers Path” Audio player provided!The Season of Joy is fast approaching with Thanksgiving Dinner 2017 but a memory and the vestiges of the Christmas Season appearing everywhere. This time of the year is common…
    - 6 days ago 6 Dec 17, 4:18pm -

Ask A Prepper

  • How To Make Vicks Vapor Shower Tablets To Treat Your Flu This Winter
    The common cold is something everyone has to go through at least once per year. People will buy several different remedies at a time, in hopes that something will helpThe post How To Make Vicks Vapor Shower Tablets To Treat Your Flu This Winter appe…
    - 1 day ago 11 Dec 17, 7:58am -
  • How to Make Your Own Hydrogen Generator
    Today I’m going to show you how to make a hydrogen generator. Its design is simple, and it could definitely be helpful when SHTF. Of course, the version I’m goingThe post How to Make Your Own Hydrogen Generator appeared first on Ask a Prepper.
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 8:39am -
  • What Plants Cowboys Ate in the West
    Food preservation in the days of the ol’ West wasn’t even close to what it is today. Commercially preserved food wasn’t widely available in the late 1800s when the cowboyThe post What Plants Cowboys Ate in the West appeared first on Ask a Prep…
    - 5 days ago 7 Dec 17, 7:42am -
  • Eat This Herb Every Morning for an Eagle Eye Vision at 80
    Its botanical name is Euphrasia officinalis, but most people know it simply as eyebright. The name says it all – eyebright is best known as a remedy for eye problems.The post Eat This Herb Every Morning for an Eagle Eye Vision at 80 appeared first…
    - 7 days ago 5 Dec 17, 10:20am -
  • 6 Reliable ‘Pocket’ Revolvers For Off-grid Defense
    Arguments about the best carry pistol will probably never end, but if there is a right answer it’s “The one you have when you need it.” You’re much more likelyThe post 6 Reliable ‘Pocket’ Revolvers For Off-grid Defense appeared first on…
    - 8 days ago 4 Dec 17, 12:51pm -

Backdoor Prepper

  • 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…
    - 98 days ago 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 -
  • 18 Essential Factors To Consider When Choosing A Homestead
    Everyone has different needs and wants when it comes to starting a homestead, but if you want the best place for you and your family you need to consider these big items before you buy your land. Land Usage Different homesteading ventures require di…
    - 29 Aug 17, 4:56am -

Backdoor Survival

  • DIY Laundry Detergent for Pennies per Load
    Most everyone uses laundry detergent and if we’ve kept a record of the cost, at the end of the year we would be surprised at the expense for that one product alone. If we are counting our pennies, and who isn’t, it might be economical to learn mo…
    - 1 day ago 10 Dec 17, 11:49pm -
  • How to Barter for Survival: 100+ Items to Barter in a Post-Collapse World (2018 Edition)
    Editor’s Note: This resource has been updated and revised for 2018. Do you know how to barter?  In preparedness circles, the term barter is used a lot when describing a post SHTF situation when goods and services may no longer be available through…
    - 2 days ago 10 Dec 17, 1:00pm -
  • How to Design An Outdoor Kitchen
    There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to designing and outdoor kitchen area. Since a lot of people have different needs, budgets, climates, space, etc, I am going to approach this article by offering up some suggestions for outdoor kitc…
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 7:12pm -
  • How to Camp in the Rain Like a Pro
    Spending time in the great outdoors is one of life’s greatest, purest, and most accessible pleasures. Part of the fun is that anything can happen when you’re roughing it in Mother Nature, from dancing birds to magnificent shooting stars. Of cours…
    - 6 days ago 6 Dec 17, 3:49pm -
  • Amazon Top Prepper Items
    Periodically, I visit a number of Amazon lists to get a bead on both best selling and most wished for items.  In the past I would look at lists related to outdoor recreation (which can be found in the second half of this article) but this time aroun…
    - 7 days ago 5 Dec 17, 7:56pm -

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

  • newPlanning and Documentation (Level 1 Prepping & Preparedness)
    I have added this segment “Documentation and Planning” to the Level 1 (Basic) Prepping & Preparedness series. Prepping & Preparedness Level 1 Why? Because it’s not only helpful but it’s important to plan. Documentation will also serve as a re…
    - 16 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 4:13pm -
  • What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-12-9)
      This weekly post is an open-forum, though preferably focusing on what we all did this week for our prepping & preparedness. Comment and voice your thoughts, opinions, accomplishments, concerns, or questions for others on any general topic of prepa…
    - 3 days ago 9 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • Fire Starter Kit To Be Kept Within Your Other Emergency Survival Kits
    A fire starter kit is a very important asset and should be a subset of your other emergency / survival kits. This may include: – 72-hour kit – emergency kit in your vehicle – bugout bag – get home bag – day pack for hiking – pack while hu…
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 4:03pm -

Preparing for SHTF

  • 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…
    - 8 days ago 4 Dec 17, 3:21pm -
  • Practice Advanced Urban Survival with Skill Over Gear
    True Urban Scenario While the wasteland model of the urban sprawl tends to grace the pages of books and big screens. I envision a much different scenario. Rather than a world of desolation I see nearly the opposite. There are 8 and a half million peo…
    - 16 days ago 26 Nov 17, 2:07pm -
  • How to Survive World War 3: Useful Tips & Tricks
    There are many possible scenarios where a third world war might arise: ideological or religious reasons, as well as a lack of resources. So what are you going to do in an SHTF situation, especially one when nuclear or microbiological weapons are used…
    - 34 days ago 8 Nov 17, 3:27pm -
  • Learning Survival Archery – Is It Necessary for Preppers?
    Using the bow and arrow has been at the heart of human existence. From simple designs used for hunting to more advanced bows, empires have even been constructed around them. In the modern world, it’s easy to think that there is no place for such pr…
    - 40 days ago 2 Nov 17, 12:36pm -
  • Cold Weather Primer: A Refresher If You Will
    To survive in cold weather like anything else it takes a certain skill set, proper materials i.e. clothing, shelter and it takes practice/training. You need to know before you have to know that what you are doing and wearing will keep you alive. Firs…
    - 41 days ago 1 Nov 17, 2:35pm -

SHTF Plan

Survival Blog

  • Preparedness Notes for Monday – December 11, 2017
    Happy birthday to actress Teri Garr (born 1944.) She was unforgettable in Young Frankenstein.Thanks for reading, check out SurvivalBlog.com for more news!The post Preparedness Notes for Monday – December 11, 2017 appeared first on SurvivalBlog.co…
    - 1 day ago 11 Dec 17, 7:20am -
  • Kershaw Knives, Fraxion, by Pat Cascio
    Today’s knife under review is called the “Fraxion” and is from Kershaw Knives in my home state of Oregon. Kershaw Knives has come a long, long way in a very short period of time, and is a leader in the cutlery field.Kershaw KnivesIt was just…
    - 1 day ago 11 Dec 17, 7:19am -
  • Recipe of the Week: Chicken Olé, by G.T.
    Ingredients:12 tortillas, cut into 6 or 8 pieces each4 cups of coarsely chopped cooked chicken or turkey1 (10 3/4 oz) can of condensed cream of chicken soup1 (10 3/4 oz) can of condensed cream of mushroom soup1 (7 oz) can of green chili salsa1…
    - 1 day ago 11 Dec 17, 7:16am -
  • Economics & Investing For Preppers
    Here are the latest items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are fro…
    - 1 day ago 11 Dec 17, 7:14am -
  • The Editors’ Quote of the Day:
    “But let it not be said that we did nothing. Let not those who love the power of the welfare/warfare state label the dissenters of authoritarianism as unpatriotic or uncaring. Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity an…
    - 1 day ago 11 Dec 17, 7:14am -

Survival Cache

  • The Designated Marksman Carbine (DMC)
    The concept for the Designated Marksman Carbine or DMC has been around for awhile now, but not in the pure DMC form. Instead it was either hopping up a 5.56mm to maximums, or dumbing down a larger cartridge so it could be shot effectively off-hand. T…
    - 19 days ago 22 Nov 17, 11:58pm -
  • Survival Gear Review: Camillus Carnivore
    There is a reason that knives are lumped into named categories, and that is because the knife profile of that particular category has been honed (pardon the pun) over decades or even hundreds of years. Whether cutlass or cleaver, Bowie or barlow, cho…
    - 29 days ago 12 Nov 17, 10:26pm -
  • Survival Gear Review: Clickspring Fire Piston
    In today’s prepping survival marketplace there are many choices of fire starting tools.  Fires can be ignited by using a variety of these available tools by using many different techniques.  The bottom line though is to have a reliable fire start…
    - 34 days ago 8 Nov 17, 4:42pm -
  • Survival Gear Review: Fällkniven MB Modern Bowie
    Trigger Alert: This article is about a very big knife. If that scares you, then click here.  March 6, 1836 was a bad day for Jim Bowie. In fact the two weeks prior weren’t much better since the small mission building in which Jim and a hundred…
    - 40 days ago 1 Nov 17, 9:42pm -
  • Survival Gear Review: Personal Solar Light (PSL)
    There is a reason that the term “Going Dark” contains ominous overtones no matter how it’s applied. But the worst is when it is literal. A majority of the human brain is dedicated to the eyes and the hands with the remaining tiny portion coveri…
    - 48 days ago 24 Oct 17, 10:11pm -

Survival Life

  • Don’t Be A Victim | 13 Self-Defense Against Rapists
    With all the rape incidents reported across the nation, women should learn self-defense against rapists. Check out these tips on how you can prevent this horrendous atrocity from happening. Women Self-Defense: Fight Against Sexual Assault What would…
    - 5 days ago 7 Dec 17, 3:00pm -
  • How To Add Emergency Information On Your Android Device
    Emergency information saved on your phone is absolutely important in a life and death situation. Read on and find out how to set it up on your Android device! Emergency Information: Your Phone Can Save You Although we don't want it to happen, there i…
    - 6 days ago 6 Dec 17, 3:00pm -
  • Winter Storm Warning | Surviving a Winter Storm Trapped Outside
    When the National Weather Service sends a winter storm warning, you need to do whatever it takes to make it through. Read on and find out how you can survive the blistering cold when trapped outdoors! Winter Storm Warning: Safety Midst The Biting Col…
    - 7 days ago 5 Dec 17, 9:00am -
  • Fire Survival Tips | How To Properly Use A Fire Extinguisher
    It's an advantage to know a few key things about a fire extinguisher such as when to use it or what type of fire it can put out. Read on and learn the basic know-how of fire extinguishers so you can use it more effectively! Fire Extinguisher: Putting…
    - 11 days ago 1 Dec 17, 3:00pm -
  • 5 Emergency Water Storage Tips For Preppers Like You
    We can survive without food for 7 days, but only 3 without water. That's why, as preppers, we need to know a thing or two about emergency water storage. Not only will we guarantee a fresh stock of clean water, but it will also guarantee your survival…
    - 14 days ago 28 Nov 17, 7:00am -

The Prepper Journal

  •    Prepper Gifts for the Holidays
    Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.Editor’s Note: Tis’ the Season after all. This is a Guest contribution from Red J in the true Christmas spirit. Gifts aplenty for the everyone!   For the Non-Preppers: A small portable water f…
    - 3 days ago 9 Dec 17, 12:16pm -
  • Gardening: Break Out of the Box
    Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal.Our world has changed enormously in ten, twenty and fifty years. It’s night and day from a hundred years ago. How we reach each other and share information is mind blowing. We now know things about i…
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 12:20pm -
  • Infamy Was A Long Time in the Making
    Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.There are many valuable lessons to be learned from December 7, 1941, still. In a world currently awash with “revisionist” history, scholarly “reviews” passing judgments from armchairs safe and well…
    - 5 days ago 7 Dec 17, 12:48pm -
  • Cleaning and Preparing Fish: Tips You Should Know for Survival
    Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.Editors Note: A guest contribution from Adam of CastForFish.com to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a $25 cash…
    - 6 days ago 6 Dec 17, 12:07pm -
  • Photographs Are Our Memories
    Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.Editors Note: A guest contribution from Capt. Denis to The Prepper Journal. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a $25 cash award as…
    - 7 days ago 5 Dec 17, 12:01pm -

The Survival Mom

  • 20 All-Natural Recipes For the Cold & Flu Season
    Natural remedies can be effective against the miserable symptoms of the flu and colds. We use a lot of essential oils in our home, with eucalyyptus, lavender, and frankincense all good choices for a flu patient’s sick room. These 3 recipes use natu…
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 9:11am -
  • Prepper to Prepper: Why did you begin prepping?
    Do you remember the moment you decided to become a prepper? I was raised by a mom who bottled fruit, raised chickens, sewed, and baked bread. I thought it was just how you do things. I carried that habit into my marriage. Life has a tendency to teach…
    - 6 days ago 6 Dec 17, 1:00pm -
  • A Short Guide To The Proper Storage of Cookie Ingredients
    If the #1 rule to purchasing a home is, “Location, Location, Location,” then the #1 rule of food storage is, “rotation, rotation, rotation.” I mention it because some thirty-year-old brown sugar and chocolate chips recently came into my posse…
    - 7 days ago 5 Dec 17, 8:00am -
  • December deals bring the year to a close
    This is the final month of the 52 Weeks Savings Plan! The year ends with a month full of celebrations and deals. Remnants of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday may be found at the beginning of the month, which then moves to Hanukkah, Winter…
    - 9 days ago 3 Dec 17, 1:00pm -
  • How Being A Prepared Expatriate Can Keep You Alive
    I know many people who have worked in various countries across the world. Their experiences and stories are captivating. Of course, I picture romantic walks in Belgium and delicious food in France, festivals in South America and how awesome I would f…
    - 10 days ago 2 Dec 17, 4:00pm -

Survival Life

Survival Fishing 101 | How to Make Gorge Hook

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

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

- 6 Jul 17, 10:24am -
How to Make a Rope Out of Coconut

- 23 May 17, 12:23pm -
DIY Paracord Rock Sling

- 28 Mar 17, 6:27pm -
Using A Shepherd's Sling Tutorial

- 28 Mar 17, 4:18pm -

The Survival Mom

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 -
EMP Survival: Your golden window of time

- 3 Sep 15, 8:13pm -
Can you spot a prepper? Really?

- 21 Aug 15, 7:19pm -
Food Storage Myths: Part 2

- 13 Aug 15, 10:39pm -

The Survival Podcast

  • newEpisode-2129- Listener Feedback for 12-11-17
    TweetToday on The Survival Podcast I take your questions on meat grinders, futures trading, concealed carry, cooking, herbs, government schools and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. Make … C…
    - 11 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 9:45pm -
  • newFelco F-2 Hand Pruner – Item of the Day
    Tweet Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend. Today’s TSP Item of the day is the Felco … Continue reading →
    - 17 hours ago 11 Dec 17, 4:00pm -
  • Episode-2128- Expert Council Q&A for 12-8-17
    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 →
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 7:20pm -
  • Weber 8835 Hinged Cooking Grate – Item of the Day
    Tweet Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend. Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is Weber 8835 … Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 4:22pm -
  • Episode-2127- Listener Calls for 12-7-17
    TweetToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on real estate, reloading, cooking, silver, aquaculture, guns, outbuildings and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best way … Continue…
    - 4 days ago 7 Dec 17, 10:55pm -

The Survivalist Blog

The Survival Podcast

Bullheads Catfish Surface Feeding in my Aquatic System

- 7 days ago 5 Dec 17, 12:11am -
Here is how to solve the stupid problem with clocks and bananas.

- 13 days ago 28 Nov 17, 11:15pm -
Aquaponics Update for 11-26-17

- 16 days ago 26 Nov 17, 7:10pm -
Mealworms in the Morning with the Bantam Hens

- 47 days ago 26 Oct 17, 5:25pm -
Biltong Finished on Day Six

- 49 days ago 23 Oct 17, 10:42pm -
Biltong Hanging Update Day Two

- 53 days ago 19 Oct 17, 11:11pm -