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Find An Authorized Home Generator Dealer

Find An Authorized Home Generator Dealer

When it comes to purchasing a new home generator, there are a lot of questions you have to ask yourself. How much wattage do I need for my home? What are the differences between manufactures? How do I even hookup a generator? Perhaps most pressing, “where do I even start?” is arguably the top question […]

Travel and Survival

Travel and Survival

by Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones of www.doomandbloom.net No Civilization Is Immune To Decay As I write this, we are in Europe. As you might imagine, we’re on the road a lot. As such, we have developed a basic strategy for staying safe and healthy during our travels. You might be surprised to know that this strategy pertains a […]

By March 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Spirituality and Survival

Spirituality and Survival

Written by Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones of doomandbloom.net I just wanted to share a few thoughts on spirituality and survival. Survival certainly involves being prepared for disasters, getting your food storage, medical supplies, and all your other ducks in a row. But getting your spirit in order could be one of the most […]

By March 17, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Realistic and Accurate 3D Map Models

Realistic and Accurate 3D Map Models

Realistic and Accurate 3D Map Models: For Better Understanding and Location Sense   3D mapping is a technology that creates three-dimensional views of objects on computer screens. This kind of technology is usually used in modern computer programs to give a realistic view of a thing or place in a map. Portable GPS or global […]

9 Questions To Ask Yourself And One Common Mistake You Need To Stop Making

9 Questions To Ask Yourself And One Common Mistake You Need To Stop Making

I was visiting a friend when I received a crushing blow delivered via text. My phone buzzed in my pocket, and I ignored it. A minute later the phone started playing “Free”, which at the time was the ringtone I downloaded. I silenced Zach Brown Band singing, as I simultaneously pulled my phone out to […]

By March 15, 2014 5 Comments Read More →

Meetups and Events

Sustainable Preparedness Expo – Spokane WA

Sustainable Preparedness Expo – Spokane WA

  By Stephanie Dayle A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting the Sustainable Preparedness Expo in Spokane WA,  and was very pleased with what I saw. This was my third year visiting the Expo and once again I was amazed by the number of like minded folks all coming together to learn and […]

Get Ready to ShakeOut October 17, 2013

Get Ready to ShakeOut October 17, 2013

On October 17, 2013 at 10:17 a.m. (local time) millions of people across the U.S., Canada and around the world will participate in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill. The ShakeOut began in California in 2008 and has been organized in many other states, regions and countries since then. Official ShakeOut Regions require significant local or […]

Prepper Expos and Events

Prepper Expos and Events

Here you will find a nationwide listing of Survival, Sustainable Living, and Prepper expos shown in order of date. If you know of an event that’s not listed, please contact us, or call 1-(234)-Join-APN. You may also want to subscribe to our newsletter and choose the “Prepper Expos” list to get the most recent updates. […]

By September 23, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Sustainable Preparedness Expo Seattle 2013

Sustainable Preparedness Expo Seattle 2013

First time ever to Seattle! Coming on September 29, 2013, Sustainable Preparedness Expo is the Northwest’s premiere expo on preparedness, homesteading, and sustainable living.  Come to learn valuable info at the many excellent seminars, connect with the thousands of preparedness-minded attendees we are expecting, obtain hard to find equipment, supplies and advice you need from […]

By September 23, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
The Southern Preppers Convention and Green Living Expo

The Southern Preppers Convention and Green Living Expo

Event is Tomorrow! September 7, 2013 www.TheSouthernPreppers.com 401 Mccullars Lane, Oxford, AL FREE ADMISSION! Southern Preppers Convention and Green Living Expo For all of our first time attendees, you do not need to worry about tickets to the event. The Prepper event will be a walk up event, so just come on down, pick up […]

By September 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Survival

2 Winter Systems You Need To Make It To Your Retreat… Alive

2 Winter Systems You Need To Make It To Your Retreat… Alive

“But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter…” –Matthew 24:20 It is the prepper’s sum of all fears: a cold weather winter bugout. Heading for the hills in reasonably comfortable weather will be difficult enough, but add the threat of hypothermia, frostbite and the mental strain of freezing temperatures – and that […]

By March 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
SMOKE BOMBS IN YOUR SURVIVAL PACK

SMOKE BOMBS IN YOUR SURVIVAL PACK

Survival Smoke There are times in an emergency where being very visible is good and other times when being invisible is a must. In both cases smoke bombs can be a real lifesaver. A few small colored (red, yellow) smoke bombs carried in your field (e.g. hunting, hiking, fishing, etc.) survival kit can bring help […]

By March 25, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Fiddlehead Ferns, How to Make Them Food

Fiddlehead Ferns, How to Make Them Food

Almost everyone has heard of “fiddlehead ferns,” the young fern wild edible, turn gourmet vegetable can be found across much of North America in the mid to late springtime. By Stephanie Dayle  Few wild edibles are so easily spotted, convenient and tasty, or so widely available. They are high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, […]

10 Things to Prep if You Get Migraine Headaches

10 Things to Prep if You Get Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches can be completely debilitating and those of us that suffer from them could be at a severe disadvantage during a prolonged emergency.  While their exact cause is still a mystery most doctors think they are related to the spasming of the large blood vessels in the brain. A severe migraine could render a person […]

10 Things to Do if a Winter Storm Is Happening and You’re Not Prepared

10 Things to Do if a Winter Storm Is Happening and You’re Not Prepared

  Just weeks ago a winter storm hit the South East United States leaving traffic locked in grid lock for days, people were also stuck at the office and in school for days. Tonight ice and cold rains down on the same areas with massive grid lock and power outages looming. For this second round of […]

Preparedness

Find An Authorized Home Generator Dealer

Find An Authorized Home Generator Dealer

When it comes to purchasing a new home generator, there are a lot of questions you have to ask yourself. How much wattage do I need for my home? What are the differences between manufactures? How do I even hookup a generator? Perhaps most pressing, “where do I even start?” is arguably the top question […]

SMOKE BOMBS IN YOUR SURVIVAL PACK

SMOKE BOMBS IN YOUR SURVIVAL PACK

Survival Smoke There are times in an emergency where being very visible is good and other times when being invisible is a must. In both cases smoke bombs can be a real lifesaver. A few small colored (red, yellow) smoke bombs carried in your field (e.g. hunting, hiking, fishing, etc.) survival kit can bring help […]

By March 25, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
How To Orient Yourself In The Wild

How To Orient Yourself In The Wild

For the person who has never spent any significant time in the wild, it can be quite overwhelming to find yourself in a situation in which you had to engage the wild for the sake of survival. There are some simple methods that you can use that will allow you to acclimate to the elements […]

By March 21, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Essential Items for the Prepper First Aid Kit

Essential Items for the Prepper First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is a sensible item which no US home should be without. Your basic kit can treat any number of ailments with just a few simple items, from cuts and sprains to insect bites and allergic reactions. A prepper’s first aid kit, however, is intended to help you stay fighting fit in […]

Are You An Ace in the Hole When the SHTF?

Are You An Ace in the Hole When the SHTF?

Companies have certainly caught on to the fact that the prepper market is expanding on full throttle. During times such as these, it’s easy to get confused about exactly how to prep. Between the ads, the concerned neighbor down the street and our own preconceptions, it can seem like we’re always making a mad dash […]

By March 14, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Sustainable Living

Animal Fodder Feed: Turn 50lbs of Grain Into 300lbs in 9 days

Animal Fodder Feed: Turn 50lbs of Grain Into 300lbs in 9 days

As a Permaculture Designer/Consultant I always try to help my Urban or Suburban clients raise animals in a self-sustainable manner (as much as possible) depending on their needs and their available resource. Many of you (including myself) love to raise animals or want to raise animals. Again, depending on your residential or locality zoning laws […]

Making Sourdough Bread

Making Sourdough Bread

We decided to finally tackle this project because the affectionately used term to describe a local here in Alaska is a “sourdough” or maybe the timing was just right and we wanted to take advantage of the cold, dark winter days here in Fairbanks.  Whatever the reason, we are now required to work at least […]

How To Orient Yourself In The Wild

How To Orient Yourself In The Wild

For the person who has never spent any significant time in the wild, it can be quite overwhelming to find yourself in a situation in which you had to engage the wild for the sake of survival. There are some simple methods that you can use that will allow you to acclimate to the elements […]

By March 21, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Fiddlehead Ferns, How to Make Them Food

Fiddlehead Ferns, How to Make Them Food

Almost everyone has heard of “fiddlehead ferns,” the young fern wild edible, turn gourmet vegetable can be found across much of North America in the mid to late springtime. By Stephanie Dayle  Few wild edibles are so easily spotted, convenient and tasty, or so widely available. They are high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, […]

Heeling In: What To Do With Bare Root Trees

Heeling In: What To Do With Bare Root Trees

It’s that time of the year when a lot of gardeners are getting their hands dirty. On our homestead we are planting fruit trees. Actually, we just planted 12 new apple, 6 peach, and 4 apricot trees. All of them were purchased by us and their roots were bare. At this time of the year […]

DIY and How-to

Fiddlehead Ferns, How to Make Them Food

Fiddlehead Ferns, How to Make Them Food

Almost everyone has heard of “fiddlehead ferns,” the young fern wild edible, turn gourmet vegetable can be found across much of North America in the mid to late springtime. By Stephanie Dayle  Few wild edibles are so easily spotted, convenient and tasty, or so widely available. They are high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, […]

Heeling In: What To Do With Bare Root Trees

Heeling In: What To Do With Bare Root Trees

It’s that time of the year when a lot of gardeners are getting their hands dirty. On our homestead we are planting fruit trees. Actually, we just planted 12 new apple, 6 peach, and 4 apricot trees. All of them were purchased by us and their roots were bare. At this time of the year […]

Non-electric, fuel based lamps

Non-electric, fuel based lamps

There are a variety of different styles of lamps and lanterns that allow one to not use electricity.  This post will be concentrating on those that require some sort of fuel, oil lamps and lanterns.   It will also diagram the basic pieces of a lamp for clarity. Lamps evolved from a very basic concept.  Get […]

By February 1, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
How to Can Brandied Apples

How to Can Brandied Apples

Looking for that perfect homemade Christmas present? Try canning some brandied apples, they are a simply divine dessert and an easy recipe to can yourself at home. Add a red bow to the top and it makes a great Christmas present (that is, if you don’t eat them all yourself, because they are that good) […]

How To Successfully Grow Potatoes In Tires

How To Successfully Grow Potatoes In Tires

Here’s a question that I get from potato lovers: “How can I grow potatoes in abundance in limited space?” Growing potatoes in tires can be quite simple and here are my instructions how to do it and have a bumper crop. You get a chance to do some recycling and vertical gardening all together. Depending […]

By December 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Other Recent Posts

Food Storage Basics Part 1; Preparing to Store

We all know our basic cost of living is increasing. Despite the increase and the knowledge that at some point, we are going to be stuck at home with no way to get to the grocery store, we keep spending. We just assume tomorrow will take care of itself, right?

By August 31, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Importance of Ear Plugs

The Importance of Ear Plugs

It’s no secret that continued exposure to gunfire noises isn’t great for your hearing; yet studies still show that only half of shooters wear ear protection all the time during practises. The level of noise deemed safe by sound experts is exponentially reduced over the time exposed to it. Starting at 85dB – the threshold […]

Focusing on Dental Health & the Devastating Effects If You Don’t

Focusing on Dental Health & the Devastating Effects If You Don’t

Traditionally survival medical advice has sounded something like this: “Have a medical first aid kit and make sure your dental work is up to date.” This is very good advice. However, I believe the advice should instead be, “Make sure your medical and dental needs are up to date and have a comprehensive first aid […]

Well-Appointed Prepper Homestead

Well-Appointed Prepper Homestead

Host: Renee “The Homestead Honey Hour” What you need . . . . as well as what’s just nice to have The line between homesteading and prepping can be a blurry one. As a matter of course, prepping often leads to homesteading. After all, being able to provide for yourself and your family on a […]

By March 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →