Preppers Is There an App for That

by TPT


Posted on July 22, 2014


Is There an App for When the Lights Go Out It seems that life is now ruled by apps. You can download a meditation app that reminds you to stop, breathe, and calm down. It has soothing pictures and music to help you unwind because obviously people are too busy to remember to relax these … Continue reading »

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To Blanch or Not to Blanch: That is the Food Preservation Question

by TPT


Posted on July 22, 2014


It is easier to make things appear harder than they really are. All we manage to do is scare people away from simple, basic skills–like food storage–by our added layers of complexity. Do you need to blanch food before freezing or dehydrating it? And how do you know which foods and how long? Let’s take […]

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Turn an Inexpensive Carport Into an Awesome Barn

by TPT


Posted on July 22, 2014


What do you do when you need lots of space and don’t have a boat load of cash? You turn an inexpensive carport into a barn of course! Carports are sturdy, inexpensive, and built to last for years, they are perfect for budget conversions. Best of all, since the basic structure is already there, they … Continue reading »

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Survival Basics: 12 Tips for Families with Children

by TPT


Posted on July 22, 2014


As someone who is well past child-bearing age, I often tend to overlook the importance of addressing survival and preparedness strategies for families with young children. That being said, when it comes to children, three words come to mind:  safety, security, and comfort.   As adults, I believe it is our duty to introduce children […]

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Getting Started With Home Food Drying: 6 Things You Need To Know

by TPT


Posted on July 22, 2014


Home drying offers one of the most economical and energy-efficient ways of preserving a variety of foods. Not only is the food tasty, nutritious and lightweight but it’s easy to store and use! Drying not only preserves foods but also offers new and different nutritious snacks such as dried fruits, fruit rolls, and meat jerkies. Everything you […]

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DIY Plumbing Pipe Firewood Holder

by TPT


Posted on July 22, 2014


DIY Plumbing Pipe Firewood Holder We feature a number of outdoor firewood sheds, bins, etc. But this one is for use indoors. It appears to be a fairly easy DIY project using plumbers pipe and best of all it’s on wheels! Not only would it fit into just about any style of home, but it … Continue reading »

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6.8 SPC vs 5.56mm (and the Yoda AR-15)

by TPT


Posted on July 22, 2014


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How to Make Whey in 3 Easy Steps

by TPT


Posted on July 22, 2014


TweetShareHow to make whey in 3 easy steps. Could it really be so simple? I’ve been wanting to start making fermented foods for almost a year now. I stepped into the world of sourdough last year and have managed to …

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RE: Coyote Attacks Dogs I Shoot With Glock 26

by TPT


Posted on July 22, 2014


The following letter came in regarding the Video of the Week: Coyote Attacks Dogs I Shoot With Glock 26: I grew up around farm people, both sets of my grandparents were on farms until they died.  I grew up around guns and have seen first hand why they are necessary for protection and survival.  If you have a pack of coyotes or dogs or even a lone animal descend on you, they can devastate the livestock you depend on to survive.  [...]

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Chicago Train Passengers Robbed At Gunpoint

by TPT


Posted on July 22, 2014


“The National Rifle Association backs conceal-carry being extended to public transportation. Now the Chicago Transit Authority is weighing in, saying, ‘No way.’ The Chicago Transit Authority carries 1.6 million riders a day. The National Rifle Association says those riders should have the right to carry guns on board busses and trains under any Illinois conceal-carry […]

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