Category: Preparedness Skills

DIY Fire Starter Idea for the Fall

This DIY fire starter idea is certainly an easy make ahead project. I'm sure you already have all the supplies that are needed in your house right now. | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

Have you ever thought about how you are going to start your fire before you leave on your camping trip? Or what about the time you tried and tried to get a fire going in your backyard for a marshmallow roast and were unsuccessful and your family won’t let you live it down? Well, this year why …

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Realistic and Reasonable Prepping Priorities

New preppers tend to get overwhelmed and discouraged. They set the bar too high and go to extremes instead of setting reasonable prepping priorities | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

Realistic and Reasonable Prepping Priorities New preppers tend to get either very overwhelmed, discouraged, or both. They set the bar too high and tend to go to the extremes instead of setting reasonable prepping priorities. Is a nuclear war possible? Yep. Is a solar flare taking out all electrical power on the planet possible? You bet! Are the …

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Starting Kids on the Prepper Path

Starting Kids on the Prepper Path. Teaching your kids to be able to take care of themselves using the resources around them is invaluable | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

Starting Kids on the Prepper Path Teaching your kids to be able to take care of themselves using the resources around them is invaluable. A prepper path and mindset is something that has to be learned. While most of the modern world considers this to be getting a job and paying bills, preppers and homesteaders tend …

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Long Camping Trip Lessons

Long camping trip lessons. You can really tell how well a person would do in a SHTF situation if you took them on a long camping trip! Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

Long Camping Trip Lessons Most people go camping a couple times a year, and usually only for a night or two. Camping is a great experience and fun activity but to really get the full impact, you need to camp for more than a couple nights. Trips lasting more than 3 nights are what I …

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Practice Makes the Prepper

Practice Makes the Prepper It doesn’t matter how much gear you have. All of it is worthless to you unless you know how to use it. Trying to read the instructions on how to use a fire extinguisher while the house is blazing isn’t the best time to learn. You have to understand how it …

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Your Ancestors Had These 17 Survival Skills

Your Ancestors Had These 17 Survival Skills Technology has brought the human race some truly amazing and almost miraculous benefits. Instant information has both helped and hurt our society as a whole. There are so many skills that have been lost, and I’m not talking about ancient history, either! I’m talking about your grandparents and …

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Free Supply Checklist for Preppers

Free Supply Checklist for Preppers. Be prepared to handle the unexpected, whether that is something large or small or large.

Free Supply Checklist for Preppers   When you decide you want to be prepared to handle the unexpected, whether that is something large or small, it can be very overwhelming! Trying to learn all you can, while also trying to get the supplies you think you need is enough stress to make your eyes cross. …

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Canning Your Own Food Supply Safely

Canning Your Own Food Supply Safely. Learn more about how you can take your own harvest and can it safely for your families consumption later. | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

Canning Your Own Food Supply Safely Home canning via water bath or pressure canning is something that is making a big comeback. As people move further away from GMO foods to whole, truly organic options, it makes sense that there are more people interested in growing food and preserving their harvest. Canning food supply safely …

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Hand Washing Laundry After SHTF

Hand Washing Laundry After SHTF When the average person thinks about hand washing laundry, the image of some pioneer woman bending over a large metal tub and running clothing over a washboard comes to mind. Some may think of it in other terms but you get the idea. Hand washing, rinsing, and line drying is …

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Using Skin Glue in Survival Situations

Using Skin Glue in Survival Situations   One of the more serious threats to survival in a SHTF situation is infection. Any cut or scrape that would have been almost ignored before the disaster occurred is now something far more serious. Any open wound on the skin is a highway for bacteria to get inside and …

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