Backdoor Survival

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

I have always thought we preppers need to implement low tech as much as possible. Simplicity and maintainability are key for someone living off-grid. After having worked for so long in the oil industry I learned to love redundancy in … Continued...

There are a lot of new gardeners out there. In this article we are going to continue what I started in my previous article on garden tools. A good cart or wheel barrow is very handy to have even if … Continued...

“Hey, is it weird having chickens in your backyard, just clucking around?” My son Carter shook his head while he thought about how he would answer. “It seems like they have always been there. I was 3 or something when … Continued...

I see the phrase “second wave” a lot. This bothers me. As much as I hate to say it, we are still well within the first wave of COVID-19 regardless of how serious of a pandemic or health crisis you … Continued...

One thing that I would not want to do without is cheese. I like it way more than I should. When the pandemic started I realized that at best I had a month or so and I would be out. … Continued...

As most of you already know, we have been forbidden in 2012 by the thugs in power to carry any kind of gun in Venezuela. The monopoly of force declared this openly, as part of the plan to subjugate 25 … Continued...

Axes are a group of very old and useful tools. While many things in the past have come and gone, we are still using a variety of axes to get jobs done on a daily basis. Even if you have … Continued...

We have listened the rule of three so much, that I will not repeat it again. Water is life, and we know it. Its quality is so tied to our health that millions of people die in the world because … Continued...

Marie Curie said that “nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” Well, I have some very serious fears. The quote sounds good to me. I can drift on the concept, up until I am … Continued...

There are a lot of new gardeners out there. My husband and I choose to grow three different gardens this year so that we would have better access to fresh and safe foods during these uncertain times. Also even during … Continued...