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American Preppers Network

  • Tips to Prepare Your Family from Home Invasion
    Home invasion should never be taken lightly. It can terrorize your family, lead to physical abuse or cause the loss of a loved one. Although there are measures you can do to prevent unwanted people from getting inside your home, you should still be p…
    - 12 days ago 7 Aug 17, 3:05pm -
  • More Than Thunder: How to Prepare for Summer’s Biggest Storms
    You are reading this because you want to prepare your home and family for storms you feel are getting a little worse as each year goes by. The accumulating data even has NASA detailing how storms are getting worse. From the early Pioneer days, Americ…
    - 13 days ago 6 Aug 17, 3:00pm -
  • Preparation Planning: 3 Essentials To Your Family Emergency Plan
    You never know when an emergency situation may occur. According to FEMA, 80% of Americans live in a location that has been impacted by a disaster related to weather. However, you can do your best now to plan for as many types of disasters as possible…
    - 14 days ago 5 Aug 17, 3:04pm -
  • Make Sure You’re Securing Your Garage Door
    A garage door is an inviting target for thieves to enter your home. On the outside, a closed garage door looks secure, but it can be anything but. Thieves like to try garage doors because too many people leave them unlocked to make it easy to get in…
    - 24 days ago 26 Jul 17, 3:01pm -
  • The Greatest SHTF Killer and How to Stop It
    There are enemies all around us. Before we understood pathogens people explained disease using God. If you were doing something to anger your god he might make you sick. Before an understanding of germ theory the ways that sickness was diagnosed and…
    - 31 days ago 19 Jul 17, 3:03pm -

APN Radio

  • newSmart Food Storage!
    Smart Food Storage! Host: Katzcradul “The Homestead Honey Hour” Since all the Honeys of The Homestead Honey hour believe it’s important to formulate shows based on what our subscribers and listeners want, Katzcradul is devoting this upcoming sh…
    - 24 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 7:08am -
  • To bray and to act no different!
    To bray and to act no different! James Walton “I Am Liberty” Audio player below! I haven’t seen such weakness in a long time. The faces carrying the torches were among the saddest and most predictable creatures I have seen in all of America. Th…
    - 2 days ago 17 Aug 17, 7:01am -
  • Markets and Economy!
    Markets and Economy! Ray Becker… “The Ray Becker Show” Audio player provided! I am returning to focusing on the economy. In the first segment I am going to cover the equities markets, metals, the dollar, Shanghai metal prices, BDI, VIX…All of…
    - 3 days ago 16 Aug 17, 7:01am -
  • Communication Security practicing through obscurity!
    Communication Security practicing through obscurity! Micheal Kline “Reality Check” Audio player below! Have you ever thought you were being followed? Have you ever seen that one particular vehicle everywhere you go? Are you nervous that the gover…
    - 7 days ago 12 Aug 17, 2:12pm -
  • No, Preppers are Not Weird
    No, Preppers are Not Weird Let me take a wild guess: at some point you read or heard about the prepping movement, saw some ridiculous opinions of it, came to the conclusion that preppers are weird… and left it at that; you didn’t bother to dig fu…
    - 8 days ago 11 Aug 17, 2:38pm -

Ask A Prepper

  • newHow To Get Free EpiPens
    If you have been suffering from allergies or know a loved one who does, you probably know all about EpiPens. Recently EpiPens have come under a lot of debate asThe post How To Get Free EpiPens appeared first on Ask a Prepper.
    - 20 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 11:25am -
  • How to Make Your Own Turmeric Drops
    Turmeric has taken over the spotlight in the last few years as a spice or supplement with super powers. While many think it is the newest thing to hit theThe post How to Make Your Own Turmeric Drops appeared first on Ask a Prepper.
    - 2 days ago 17 Aug 17, 1:54pm -
  • The Only 15 Rules for Your Prepper Pantry
    Building a food pantry with enough of the right foods can be an overwhelming undertaking. Knowing what to stock requires research and planning. Keeping track of it all is anotherThe post The Only 15 Rules for Your Prepper Pantry appeared first on As…
    - 6 days ago 13 Aug 17, 12:11pm -
  • The Ultimate Survival Tree That Grows on Almost Every Street in America
    This tree is so common in the U.S. that you can see it planted on the streets, in parks, and in residential areas (due to its use as a specimenThe post The Ultimate Survival Tree That Grows on Almost Every Street in America appeared first on Ask a P…
    - 8 days ago 11 Aug 17, 11:07am -
  • How to Make Amish Sweet Bread
    If you’ve never done it before, making bread can seem a bit daunting, prone to disaster at every turn. It’s not really so bad as all that, though. While it’sThe post How to Make Amish Sweet Bread appeared first on Ask a Prepper.
    - 11 days ago 8 Aug 17, 9:52am -

Backdoor Prepper

    So you’re thinking about raising quail on your homestead.  Awesome – they are a great addition to any homestead. They are especially great for those who don’t have a lot of space for other types of poultry. I’m going give you the nitty gritt…
    - 31 days ago 19 Jul 17, 8:38am -
    How to grow artichokes in your garden – any garden! Artichokes remind me of my mom, I know weird. But I guess I associate them with her steaming them up and serving with melted golden butter, when I was a kid. My mom wasn’t really a cook, but she…
    - 57 days ago 23 Jun 17, 3:37pm -
  • 50 Things to Hoard and 10 Actions to Take for Most Emergencies
    When it comes to hoarding for an emergency situation bear in mind what is most likely to happen in your area – cyclones, flooding, riots, or earthquakes and from there you can plan accordingly as regards time frames – one week or two or perhaps e…
    - 58 days ago 22 Jun 17, 3:02pm -
  • Disinfect Huge Amounts Of Water With This Common Household Item
    The idea of consuming bleach horrifies most people. Obviously consuming undiluted bleach should be avoided at all costs, but using a few drops to disinfect water and make it safe to drink is another matter entirely. It’s not a perfect system; disin…
    - 59 days ago 21 Jun 17, 5:00am -
  • How to Make Fire Starters From Empty Plastic Cupcake Containers
    There are limitless ways to create and improvise fire-starting options, and all of them can be beneficial to one degree or another.  We recently came across a simple and practical idea that builds on a more-traditional fire-starter, and it allows f…
    - 60 days ago 20 Jun 17, 5:51pm -

Backdoor Survival

  • newKatadyn Vario Review
    Katadyn is one of the major manufacturers of water filters for backpacking, expeditions, and emergency and medical workers. One thing that is important to point out with Katadyn is that they have a wide range of filters to meet various needs and capa…
    - 11 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 8:00pm -
  • 13 Best Staples to Consider for a Survival Garden
    Survival gardens are difficult to define. In this blog, the focus is on garden foods that offer extra benefit as emergency food or in a survival garden. The benefit might be higher amounts of protein and/or carbs. The blog carries forward the concept…
    - 2 days ago 17 Aug 17, 4:57pm -
  • Top Portable Solar Generators
    The advantages of a portable solar generator are easy to see. Harnessing the energy of the sun and getting the power you need can be a great thing for any short or long term emergency. If you are off the main power grid or have a property that you so…
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 17, 7:52pm -
  • Are You Toilet Paper Prepared (TPP’d)?
    Special Guest Contribution from longtime BackdoorSurvival reader Donna This article is all about how you can have a year’s supply of toilet paper, no matter what size house or apartment you live in. Lack of sanitation has caused the death of more p…
    - 4 days ago 15 Aug 17, 6:15pm -
  • How to Choose Which Prepper Skills to Learn First
    Trying to make a comprehensive list of skills a prepper might need is a laughable task. There are so many possible SHTF situations, so many strategies and tasks to be performed, that there’s just no way to learn it all in your lifetime, and no way…
    - 5 days ago 14 Aug 17, 3:27pm -

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

  • newGear: Level-1 Prepping & Preparedness
    Gear: Supplies, Tools, or Clothes needed for a special purpose. That’s the definition we’re using as it relates to gear for prepping & preparedness. Level-1 preparedness only covers periods of disruption lasting from hours, days, or perhaps up to…
    - 15 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 4:20pm -
  • THE Best Outdoor Motion Light For Home Security
    I have no doubt whatsoever that the ‘RAB Super Stealth’ is absolutely the best outdoor motion light for home security. Remember, you get what you pay for. Despite the higher cost of this motion light, trust me – it’s worth it! Why do I say th…
    - 2 days ago 17 Aug 17, 2:46pm -
  • Consumable Supplies: Level-1 Prepping & Preparedness
    Consumable Supplies (one of the topics of Level-1 Prepping & Preparedness) are items which are intended to be bought, used, and then replaced. With regards to preparedness it is simply a matter of stocking up on a number of specific items for your co…
    - 3 days ago 16 Aug 17, 2:10pm -

Preparing for SHTF

  • Ant Killer Recipe
    We all know ants can be a pain in the arse and some can even damage your home over a period of time. Sometimes finding the colony can be an impossible task. So why not let the ants do the work for you. This little recipe a friend of mine gave me does…
    - 35 days ago 15 Jul 17, 1:29pm -
  • Grid Down: 5 Tasks That Simply Cannot Wait
    Whether you have electricity or not certain tasks still must be accomplished. Some people liken a power failure to a snow day, where it’s a free day. Free from the hassles of school, chores, and responsibilities in general. It is not a free time, o…
    - 43 days ago 7 Jul 17, 3:41pm -
  • Five Preparedness Lessons Learned from Recent Natural Disasters
    Nature is the source of all life, but it can also be a force to be reckoned with. There have been many natural disasters since the dawn of mankind – tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and even ice ages, and the scariest thing is that these can pret…
    - 60 days ago 19 Jun 17, 10:51pm -
  • Can You Improvise Adapt Overcome and Then Produce?
    Improvise, adapt and overcome is an unofficial slogan of the United States Marine Corp or of the Marines themselves. However, the traits are important ones for Preppers and others to have, and then, of course, you must be able to produce or show resu…
    - 67 days ago 13 Jun 17, 2:59pm -
  • Do You Need That to Survive: An Underground Bunker
    Fallout shelters were fairly common in the 50’s and 60’s, or the concept was anyway. It’s hard to tell just exactly how many families had one in their backyard. If they claimed to have had one, then were they simply a root cellar or something m…
    - 70 days ago 10 Jun 17, 2:58pm -


Survival Blog

  • newEditors’ Quote of the Day:
    “Therefore thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.” Deuteronomy 11:1 (KJV)Thanks for reading, check out for more news!The post Editors’ Quote of…
    - 11 mins ago 19 Aug 17, 6:56am -
  • Preparedness Notes for Friday – August 18, 2017
    August 18th is the birthday of Meriwether Lewis, an American explorer, soldier, politician and public administrator that is best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. An interesting side note is the Girandoni Air Rifle c…
    - 1 day ago 18 Aug 17, 6:26am -
  • We’ve Been Doing Preparedness Wrong For A Long Time- Part 1, by Old Bobbert
    EmergenciesThe word “emergency” was first known and used circa 1631 and is defined as follows:1: an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action2: an urgent need for assistance or relief the ma…
    - 1 day ago 18 Aug 17, 6:25am -
  • Eclipse Traffic: This is What a Bug Out Would Look Like
    Oregon TrafficHere in Oregon, because of this eclipse thing, people are flooding into the state. They expect at least 1.5 million to arrive here…tens of thousands already arriving since yesterday!Today, on Oregon Highway 26, from Prineville, OR f…
    - 1 day ago 18 Aug 17, 6:05am -
  • Freeze Dried Friday:
    Welcome to Freeze Dried Friday on SurvivalBlog! We’ve been making so many things in the Harvest Right Freeze Dryer that we want to share some of them with you. If you have something wonderful you’ve prepared in your freeze dryer that you would li…
    - 1 day ago 18 Aug 17, 6:02am -

Survival Cache

  • Survival Gear Review: Benjamin Trail NP2 Air Rifle
    I peered through the ocular lens of the scope, reached up with my trigger hand, and cranked the magnification dial up to 9x. I needed precision for this shot; my quarry wasn’t going to let me get a second chance if I missed. Fifty yards away, the b…
    - 7 days ago 11 Aug 17, 10:18pm -
  • The USA: The Ultimate Survival Arm
    In the never-ending journey for the ultimate survival arm, a quest buried deep in the DNA of everyone concerned with preparedness, yet another giant leap in the evolution of survival arm capability just spread it wings across the USA (via gun stores,…
    - 18 days ago 31 Jul 17, 10:42pm -
  • Survival Gear Review: Remington TAC 14 Shotgun
    Shotgun manufacturers have been long overdue for a handy smoothbore gun for a Bug Out defense from a vehicle or other modes.  Remington has really stepped up to the plate with this one.  The new Tac-14 is a prepper dream based on the time honored r…
    - 22 days ago 28 Jul 17, 3:57pm -
  • Survival Gear Review: AquaPodKit Emergency Bath Tub Water Storage
    The AquaPodKit Emergency Bath Tub Water Storage Kit starts off with the words that I like to hear most… Made in the USA.  And if you are a regular reader of either of our survival blogs (SHTFBlog or Survival Cache) then you know that storing water…
    - 26 days ago 24 Jul 17, 12:00pm -
  • Survival Gear Review: Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle .450 Bushmaster
    The .450 what?  Yeah, dude, the .450 Bushmaster or maybe what should have been named the .450 Bush Wacker.  Originally, the .450 Bushmaster was designed to be used in M-16/AR-15 platforms using 5-round magazines.  Now Ruger puts in it the ultimate…
    - 30 days ago 20 Jul 17, 6:18pm -

Survival Life

  • How To Defend Your Home And Your Family From Drone Attacks
    In today’s ever-accelerating technological world, it’s no surprise that drones have been evolving to every imaginable end. Recent FAA reports indicate that while there are currently over 770,000 registered drones in the US, that number is expecte…
    - 2 days ago 17 Aug 17, 8:00am -
  • Making Pemmican: The Ultimate Survival Food
    In survival scenarios, it is vital that you have a consistent source of protein. This means a great deal of hunting, fishing, and trapping. However, you may find yourself facing a common survival dilemma – and making pemmican is a good way to solve…
    - 4 days ago 15 Aug 17, 8:00am -
  • Heirloom Seeds: Are They Part Of Your Preparedness Plan?

    - 6 days ago 13 Aug 17, 8:00am -
  • 13 Rubbing Alcohol Survival Uses You Need To Know
    Rubbing alcohol is one of those multi-use items that we all have in our homes. It’s inexpensive and is useful for so many things. You will be amazed just how many survival uses it has! Let’s take a quick look at the rubbing alcohol survival uses…
    - 9 days ago 10 Aug 17, 8:00am -
  • Making Beef Jerky At Home
    Despite what you may see on television, in a survival scenario food is not your top priority. However, it is one of the pillars of survival. Eventually, you need to find food, and protein is king. Without consistent protein, your body starts to eat i…
    - 11 days ago 8 Aug 17, 8:00am -

The Prepper Journal

  • newThe History of Rationing in the US
    Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.Editors Note:  A guest entry from Z to The Prepper Journal. A lesson learned should NOT be an oxymoron. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly re…
    - 15 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 4:16pm -
  • OUCH? Dealing with Splinters!
    Written by John Hertig on The Prepper Journal.Editors Note: THIS article is from John Hertig. As always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly receive a $25 cash award as well as being entered into the Pre…
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 17, 10:57pm -
  • Storage-Friendly Survival Gardening

    - 2 days ago 17 Aug 17, 4:38pm -
  • The Thunderclap Isn’t Just an Imagined Future
    Written by Wild Bill on The Prepper Journal.Editors Note: I am sharing this, with minimal poetic license, a single edit for flow. It is something that was shared with me by one of our contributors who would like to be identified as Sunlit Dusk in…
    - 3 days ago 16 Aug 17, 10:30am -
  • Drive-BY Garden Preps!
    Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal. Editor’s Note: Another outstanding entry from one of our regular and trusted contributors to The Prepper Journal. And, as always, if you have information for Preppers that you would like to share a…
    - 4 days ago 15 Aug 17, 12:53pm -

The Survival Mom

  • newThe Eclipse: How Cities Are Preparing & Why You Should, Too
    The excitement of the upcoming eclipse can be heard across the nation. The radio and news stations are keeping tabs on the weather and hoping for clear skies on August 21st. While we are all looking forward to the possible two minutes and 40 seconds…
    - 9 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 9:49pm -
  • 4 Simple Ideas For Back to School Prepping
    Amidst the joy of summer time swims, cold Popsicles, and sleeping in, the new school year sneaks up on us. I dread the whirlwind back to school shopping as advertisements plague the airways, and other media. I feel my wallet emptying before I even ma…
    - 2 days ago 17 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • Here’s the Skinny On Saving Seeds
    As summer begins rolling into autumn, it’s time to get busy saving seeds from your summer harvest and learning how to save seeds. First, remember that HEAT and MOISTURE are the enemies to seed viability after storage. In other words, just the thing…
    - 4 days ago 15 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • Gardening In Late Summer and Fall

    - 8 days ago 11 Aug 17, 2:00pm -
  • 15 Preparedness Uses for Kiddie Pools
    Summer is upon us and that means summer items are now available everywhere you look. As you have no doubt noticed, some items are only available during certain seasons, and if you miss the opportunity to get those when you can, you are faced with eit…
    - 10 days ago 9 Aug 17, 2:00pm -

Survival Life

Paracord Herringbone Dog Collar

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

- 88 days ago 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 -
How to Tie Blood Knot Paracord

- 27 Mar 17, 9:38pm -
Paracord Lanyard

- 2 Mar 17, 10:00am -

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-2068- Expert Council Q&A for 8-18-17
    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 with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line. Today the expert … Continue reading →
    - 19 hours ago 18 Aug 17, 12:04pm -
  • Episode-2067- Listener Calls for 8-17-17
    TweetToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on canning, skills, gardening, fishing, business, water, investing, automation and more. Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK. The best way … Conti…
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 17, 7:38pm -
  • Anker 24W Dual USB Car Charger – Item of the Day
    TweetEvery 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 the Anker … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago 17 Aug 17, 1:47pm -
  • Episode-2066- Joel Salatin with War Stories from the Local Food Front
    Tweet Joel Salatin and his family own Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Featured in the iconic foodie book Omnivore’s Dilemma and award-winning film FOOD INC., the farm’s moniker is “healing the land one bite at a time.” A prol…
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 17, 10:23pm -
  • Igloo Hybrid Stainless and Plastic Latch and the Igloo Stainless Steel Hinges
    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 the … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago 16 Aug 17, 5:20pm -

The Survivalist Blog

  • Items That You Can Barter When SHTF
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    - 3 days ago 16 Aug 17, 5:54pm -
  • Prepping 101 – A Quick and Easy Guide for Beginning Preppers
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    - 3 days ago 16 Aug 17, 5:43pm -
  • How to Get Your Spouse On-Board for Your Preparedness Journey
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    - 3 days ago 16 Aug 17, 1:24pm -
  • Working With A Spouse Who Isn’t Like Minded
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    - 3 days ago 16 Aug 17, 1:16pm -
  • Wolf Pack Pantry Challenge (Week 16)
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    - 3 days ago 16 Aug 17, 1:10pm -

The Survival Podcast

Antifa and White Nationalism are Not the Same, But they are Both Scum

- 2 days ago 17 Aug 17, 5:24pm -
S3 – Duck Chronicles 26 - August Rain and the Ducks Get thier Full Swale Fix

- 5 days ago 14 Aug 17, 5:02pm -
Cops Attempt to Steal 80 Year Old Woman's Car

- 5 days ago 14 Aug 17, 4:53pm -
No The Texting Suicide Case Was Not a Thought Crime

- 11 days ago 8 Aug 17, 4:19pm -
Who Wins When We Treat Drug Users Like Criminals?

- 12 days ago 7 Aug 17, 5:11pm -
Oucomi iChocolate Mini Bluetooth Speaker

- 16 days ago 2 Aug 17, 8:25pm -