Prepping and Survival: Beginners and Families

We were all beginners once, and even experienced preppers need to get back to basics from time to time. This board is all about prepping 101. Articles for families, talking with spouses and loved ones about prepping, activities that prepper families can do together, and most of all: teaching kids survival skills.
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17 survival foods that can last a century - learn more about them with this guide
17 Survival Foods That Can Last A Century
When it comes to stockpiling food, shelf life is by far one of the most important factors. While most foods will have a limited shelf-life, there are a few survival foods that can be safely stored for more than one hundred years. If you are looking for foods that you never have to worry about going bad, check out these seventeen survival foods that can last a century.
A greywater system is an effective way to recycle water and mitigate water shortages. Learn how to install and maintain a greywater system. Cistern Water System, Water Catchment System Diy, Water Catchment System, Grey Water System Diy, Greywater System, Well Water System, Recycle Water, Hammock Ideas, Small Farming
How to Set Up a Greywater System
A greywater system is an effective way to recycle water and mitigate water shortages. Learn how to install and maintain a greywater system.
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19 Household Items You Should Start Making Yourself
Making your own household items can save you a ton of money and make you more self-sufficient if the day comes when certain items are no longer available. In some instances, making your own items is surprisingly easy. Others take a bit of time and effort, but they're still worth it. Some of these fall in the category of personal care and hygiene while others are for general household cleaning. There are more, but on a daily or weekly basis, these tend to be the most often used and needed.
For this article, I'm going to share what I put in my 8-year-old son's bug out bag. Putting his bag together was quite a challenge. I didn't want it to be too heavy. He only weighs 90 pounds, and since experts recommended having a bug out bag that's no more than 15% of one's bodyweight, that limited me to about 13.5 pounds. Survival Skills, Emergency Preparedness, Bug Out Location, Bug Out Vehicle, Emergency Supplies, Bug Out Bag, A Bug, 5 Pounds
What I Put In My Kid’s Bug Out Bag
For this article, I'm going to share what I put in my 8-year-old son's bug out bag. Putting his bag together was quite a challenge. I didn't want it to be too heavy. He only weighs 90 pounds, and since experts recommended having a bug out bag that's no more than 15% of one's bodyweight, that limited me to about 13.5 pounds.
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10 Primitive Cooking Methods Worth Learning
When modern conveniences fail, knowing how to cook with primitive methods becomes one of the most important survival skills to know. Believe it or not, the earth provides the necessities for almost any time of cooking, with a little bit of elbow grease, of course. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast exploring new terrains or a survivalist preparing for a SHTF scenario, this guide will walk you through 10 primitive cooking methods.
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10 Harsh Truths About Prepping
Prepping is largely a practice that happens in phases. From afar, it can be really fun to look at others' stockpiles and setups with aspirations to reach those heights. Once you are in the thick of it, the whole thing can feel pretty overwhelming. Along the way, you come to realize that prepping, building chicken coops, and learning survival skills is not all butterflies and rainbows. There are some harsh truths to face should you really dedicate yourself to prepping.
This is not a comprehensive list of all the medical supplies you should stockpile. Rather, it's a list of the most popular OTC medications that you can take orally (or in some cases, topically). The medications listed here should take care of all the most common ailments such as allergies, arthritis, congestion, constipation, cough, cramps, diarrhea, dizziness, fever, headache, heartburn, nausea, sore throat, runny nose, vomiting, and more. Emergency Essentials, Medication List, Emergency Prepardness, Survival Supplies, Survival Life
33 Over-the-Counter Meds You Should Stockpile
This is not a comprehensive list of all the medical supplies you should stockpile. Rather, it's a list of the most popular OTC medications that you can take orally (or in some cases, topically). The medications listed here should take care of all the most common ailments such as allergies, arthritis, congestion, constipation, cough, cramps, diarrhea, dizziness, fever, headache, heartburn, nausea, sore throat, runny nose, vomiting, and more.
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9 Ways To Keep Food Cold Without Electricity
It’s easy to forget that people didn’t always have electricity and refrigerators to stop food from spoiling. They had to rely on natural methods to keep food cold; that’s why so many foods were seasonal. In case of massive power outages, you need to learn ways to keep your food cold without electricity. Here are 9 methods.
how to make castle soap great for sensitive skin and it's easy to use
How to Make Castile Soap (Great for Sensitive Skin)
While some soap recipes are complex, Castile soap is actually quite simple. The primary benefit of Castile soap is its gentleness. That’s largely due to the fact that it’s made with olive oil and has no harsh additives or chemicals that show up in other types of soap. It’s used for both bathing and laundering and doesn't strip away essential oils from the body when used. Here's how to make castile soap from scratch.
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How to Store Pasta So It Lasts for Decades
The main enemies of dry pasta are moisture, heat, light, oxygen, and insects. But if you keep your supply of pasta in an environment that is free of these variables, it should last for many years. This article will explain what you need to know for long-term pasta storage. If you do it right, it could even last for decades.
When it comes to stockpiling food, shelf life is by far one of the most important factors. While most foods will have a limited shelf-life, there are a few survival foods that can be safely stored for more than one hundred years. If you are looking for foods that you never have to worry about going bad, check out these seventeen survival foods that can last a century. Philly Art, Prepping Survival, Survival Prep
17 Survival Foods That Can Last A Century
When it comes to stockpiling food, shelf life is by far one of the most important factors. While most foods will have a limited shelf-life, there are a few survival foods that can be safely stored for more than one hundred years. If you are looking for foods that you never have to worry about going bad, check out these seventeen survival foods that can last a century.
how to start a fire with a fire plow
How to Start a Fire with a Fire Plow
The fire plow method may seem like something out of a survivalist's playbook, but it's a technique that is easier to pull off than you think. From my experience, in terms of primitive fire starting, this one doesn't require a lot of materials, just a lot of elbow grease. This article will show you step-by-step how to create your own fire plow.
jars filled with pasta sitting on top of a shelf
How to Store Pasta So It Lasts for Decades
The main enemies of dry pasta are moisture, heat, light, oxygen, and insects. Without these, it should last for many years.