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10 Tips That Could Improve Your Odds of Survival and Save Your Life

10 Tips That Could Improve Your Odds of Survival and Save Your Life

In today’s society, you can not be too careful. You never know what could happen to you. While we like to think that bad things would never happen to us, that is certainly not the case for many people. Some situations could have been avoided with a little foresight and preparation. Some situations would never have happened if the victims had been paying attention. While that may sound cold and harsh, it’s the truth. Even though I never have wanted…

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So This Is Christmas…

So This Is Christmas…

This is some prepper fiction that I have had written in my head for some time. The title comes from a John Lennon song that likes to run through my head this time of year. I like to run various scenarios to see how they would play out. This version is more hopeful than I normally am, but I am not all doom and gloom all the time. I hope you enjoy it! The event happened six months ago. No…

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50 Holiday Stocking Ideas For Preppers (and Non-Preppers)

50 Holiday Stocking Ideas For Preppers (and Non-Preppers)

The holidays can be a fun time to give and receive presents. Many people like to fill stockings for their loved ones. That can be challenging, especially if you are filling stockings for adults. I like to fill stockings with food like candy or something interesting that I found at the store. I also like to fill them with practical items as well as something a little kitschy. My adult kids still look forward to this every Christmas, and it…

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Are We Facing Another Great Depression?

Are We Facing Another Great Depression?

I have written a lot of articles over the years about saving money, frugality, and generally living as a tightwad. I have even touched on the history of the Great Depression and the subsequent World War II. I studied those two areas in particular because I knew history was doomed to repeat itself.  Are we facing another Great Depression? There are definite signs that we might be headed toward a stock market crash or higher inflation. There are also indicators…

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30 Pantry Staples I Must Have In My Food Storage

30 Pantry Staples I Must Have In My Food Storage

Food storage can be daunting and takes time to figure out what you need to have in your stockpile. While I believe you should have the basics, your food storage should be personalized. Often we see lists on the internet telling us to stock up on this or that. I know because I have written several of them. I stand behind those lists because I firmly believe you should have well-rounded food storage for daily use and long-term use. I…

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How To Can Chicken (and Save Money!)

How To Can Chicken (and Save Money!)

Once upon a time when groceries were much cheaper, canned meats were an inexpensive way of adding proteins to your food storage. Nowadays, not so much. Canning your own chicken can save you money. You can take advantage of good meat sales and have another option besides freezing or smoking the meat for preservation. Having canned meat is a great source of shelf-stable protein which comes in handy when the budget is tight or meat prices go sky high. Canned…

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