Rainwater For Survival

Rainwater is an excellent source of free water, or so you’d think, right? Apparently not, though. For example, some Western states including Utah, Washington...

Consider These 10 Things Before Building a Root Cellar

Imagine being able to enjoy fresh, organic produce year-round. Now imagine the same without having to pay outrageous off-season grocery store or farmer's market...

You loot, we shoot

When the S hits the fan, you’re going to have to know what to do to protect yourself and those you care about. Whenever...

5 Kitchen Tools You’ll Need When The Grid Goes Down

I’m a big fan of kitchen gadgets, having bought just about everything that has come out in the past 40 years: food processors, bread...

6 Reasons Raised Beds Outperform Traditional Gardening

As winter gives its last hurrah, my thoughts are turning toward the promise of spring. Maybe you’re like me, and you love the idea of...

Harvesting Seeds For Storage

If left to them their own devices, fleshy fruits naturally fall to the earth, where some of their seeds sprout when spring arrives again....

Top Producing Chickens

For many people the main incentive of raising backyard chickens is a fresh supply of eggs. I still remember walking down to my chickens’...

How To Cook With a Dutch Oven

Quick: you’ve got your emergency foods stored in the pantry, but how are you going to cook them? Think fast, because without an off-the-grid...

Hard truths about going off-grid

Going off the grid takes time to implement. But what would you do if the SHTF tomorrow while you were at work? Would you...

Guns

You loot, we shoot

Young guns

Scandal unraveling

Ammo grab