How much land do I need to live off grid or off the land?

So you’ve decided that you want to buy some rural land and live a self sufficient, sustainable lifestyle on your new homestead. Whether your goal is to live off the land, live off grid, live a self sustainable lifestyle, or just get away from the city… With prices per acre rising as fast as they …

Going ham on Ham Radio (Amateur Radio Service)

This guide is going to go through how to get your Ham Radio license (in the United States) and some suggested steps for “going ham” with your new license. First off, the etymology of Ham Radio is that “ham” was a term for radio operators and in the last century the term has really taken …

Books I want to have on hand in case society collapses

Books are heavy – with knowledge. Do they belong in your prep? Are there certain books that everyone should have a copy of? It might not be a good use of space to keep big books in your bug out bag; however, if you are one of the lucky few to have a designated bug …

Thoughts on rebuilding the seed supply after collapse

Seeds are the source of all the plants we eat, and by extension all of the animals that we eat, that also eat said plants. A large enough disruption aka societal collapse could destroy the existing seed supply chain and therefore the very source of our sustenance. The existing seed supply chain is pretty f*cked …

Can you use antacids as a treatment for nuclear fallout exposure?

This isn’t something that most laypeople have ever had to – and hopefully will never have to – test. But the question remains, are antacids useful as a treatment for nuclear fallout exposure? That is to say: Should antacids be part of your prep? To answer this question, I defer to some old knowledge from …

What is freezing fog and how can I prepare for it?

Put simply, freezing fog is fog that is composed of supercooled water droplets that are below freezing temperature but still liquid. Once this freezing fog makes contact with a surface, it will freeze and form ice, thus giving the weather phenomenon its name. Is freezing fog dangerous? The super cooled water droplets that make up …

What does “prepped” mean?

Everyone thinks they know what a prepper is. But do they know the answer to the only question that matters? Wait… what does “prepped” even mean? What does it mean to be prepped? According to Urban Dictionary (the only dictionary online it seems that doesn’t defer the meaning of a past participle to its base …

Is it possible to be 100% ready for a SHTF scenario?

As some man has undoubtedly paraphrased better than I before, there are three types of things in this world that are worth trying to up your readiness level for: known knowns known unknowns unknown unknowns Is it possible to prepare for known knowns and known unknowns? In short… Yes. Is it possible to prepare for …