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SHTF Fire Starters

Survival Gear Review: Fire Starters

All commercially available fire starters designed for survival will start fires provided that you have enough time and the conditions are right.  So with that premise in mind, we wanted to take a look at which one performed the best and would be the easiest to use in a pinch with different fuels.

prepper wood burn stove

Going Off Grid – Part II

After we made the move to a more rural setting, my focus turned to our reliance on the grid and what that meant for our long term survival after some type of catastrophic event.  Just being away from people did not provide enough security, we needed to cut the cord.

Long Term Food Storage, Freeze Dried Food, Forge Survival Supply

Quick Tips for Dehydrating Food

Over the years I have tried dehydrating various foods.  I have done fruits, vegetables, meats and shrimp.  Some of the items I will continue to dehydrate and some I will write off as a learning experience.

Freeze Dried food review of Richmoor Hash Browns O'Brien

Survival Gear Review: Richmoor Hash Browns O’Brien

On a cold spring day in Zion National Park, we woke during our practice bug out exercise with the need for some ‘hot’ food.  As the water was being boiled over the open fire and the hot chocolate found; Richmoor’s Hash Brown O’Brien was also grabbed.

Prepping Survival Food

Survival Eating: Part 2

We all bring skills, experience and education to the discussion, which is what makes our “neighborhood” so great.  These assets differ by person and age group, but that adds to the diversity needed for new ideas and creating a balanced outlook.

Survival Gardening

Survival for Omnivores, Vegetarians, and Vegans

In true SurvivalCache fashion, we are looking at a topic that we are almost positive has never been covered before on a survivalist website….”Survival for Vegans”.   Of course the only person that could tackle this topic is the legend…Captain Bart.

Emergency-Preparedness-Manual-LDS-Bug-Out-Bag

Book Review: LDS Preparedness Manual

Sometimes in life you get a pleasant surprise that makes you smile.  Then there are times when you are so surprised that you gasp with joy.  This was the case when I got the LDS Preparedness Manual and read it (Did we mention it is FREE).

Wilderness Survival, Edibility Test, Survival Knife, Survival Rifle

The Survival Edibility Test (Before You Swallow)

Foraging on plants or wild fruits and berries in a survival situation is something that a lot of us have thought about but very few have researched and practiced.  Here is a guide for your survival salad bar.

MRE Backpack Meal

7 Reasons MRE’s are Better than Backpacking Meals

There is a common misconception among people who have never eaten MRE’s that they are the same as backpacking meals. (I’ll even admit to being this naive in the past) They are both lightweight meals on the go; that’s about where the similarities end.

Back to Basics Book

Back to Basics

Back To Basics- How to Learn and Enjoy Traditional American Skills is about just that, learning the skills that our forefathers used in their everyday life. Every independent minded American would enjoy this book. It includes everything from building log cabins to churning butter the old fashioned way.

Survival Spices and Seasonings

9 Common Spices to Stock (and 5 Uncommon)

MRE’s, mac and cheese, powdered potatoes, and canned vegetables are going to get really old, really quick after the SHTF. If you have dedicated spices, herbs, and seasonings in your food preps your group’s morale will be all the better for it. These were all chosen for their wide range of possible uses.