Backdoor Survival

Prepper and survival tips, tools, and strategies for becoming self-reliant at any age.

Producing food is a formidable challenge. Growing a garden, raising poultry, farming worms…everything needs research and application of knowledge. Not to mention a little bit of luck. Those preppers in a more advanced stage already know this, for sure. Bu...

First of all, I want you to know that I understand entirely why you want to leave. I have lived in some overpopulated areas myself when younger. While allowing for more social interaction, they are not the place to be … Continued...

Since the beginning of the pandemic we have really taken note of the things that we appreciate having around the home and garden. When you start doing a lot of things at home like cooking, gardening, knitting, sewing, etc, you … Continued...

Dear readers: Setting up a self-sufficient compound is not easy, and indeed not cheap. But that does not mean it cannot be affordable. As I have mentioned in previous articles, one of the parts of the planning is the assessment … Continued...

Stanley makes some great heavy-duty outdoor cookware, thermos, coolers, etc. The recent Father’s Day Sale inspired me to take a look at a few products that I have been coveting for quite some time. The Stanley Lunchbox intrigued me because … Continued...

Coffee and tea are both things that should be in your food stockpile. A short to long emergency can be hard enough without being forced to do without something you are used to having. Consider that coffee and tea are … Continued...

Coffee and tea are both things that should be in your food stockpile. A short to long emergency can be hard enough without being forced to do without something you are used to having. Consider that coffee and tea are … Continued...

Onions are found in practically any type of cooking. They can have a big range of flavors. In our household, a lot of recipes start with chopping an onion. On top of having a lot of flavor, onions and garlic … Continued...

Onions are found in practically any type of cooking. They can have a big range of flavors. In our household, a lot of recipes start with chopping an onion. On top of having a lot of flavor, onions and garlic … Continued...

“Jim, I had a big pot of dry beef gravy on the stove and my boss was coming down to see how breakfast was going. I couldn’t get it to thicken up! I was the new manager in the kitchen … Continued...

“Jim, I had a big pot of dry beef gravy on the stove and my boss was coming down to see how breakfast was going. I couldn’t get it to thicken up! I was the new manager in the kitchen … Continued...

It is always great to get a book to review. The area of prepper medicine doesn’t actually have a ton of dedicated books written by actual doctors. While I am not saying that you have to have a major medical … Continued...

It is always great to get a book to review. The area of prepper medicine doesn’t actually have a ton of dedicated books written by actual doctors. While I am not saying that you have to have a major medical … Continued...

We use juices for all kinds of things in the kitchen. From using as a base for sauces to adding to smoothies, juice has a lot to offer. While so many might think of juice as just something that you … Continued...

We use juices for all kinds of things in the kitchen. From using as a base for sauces to adding to smoothies, juice has a lot to offer. While so many might think of juice as just something that you … Continued...

No matter what you have to say about the current situation, the one phrase that I think a lot of us can agree on is that we are living in interesting times. Our computers and phones live stream these interesting … Continued...

No matter what you have to say about the current situation, the one phrase that I think a lot of us can agree on is that we are living in interesting times. Our computers and phones live stream these interesting … Continued...

I want to start off by saying that disappearing is far harder now than it was a few decades ago. Before the internet was widely available, digital cameras and inexpensive smartphones tracking and tracing someone were nearly impossible unless you … Contin...

Crossing moving water is often something you should avoid entirely in a lot of situations. Some of you may be familiar with the book and movie “Into The Wild”. Every year a lot of people make the journey to the … Continued...

Crossing moving water is often something you should avoid entirely in a lot of situations. Some of you may be familiar with the book and movie “Into The Wild”. Every year a lot of people make the journey to the … Continued...