Primal Survivor

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Flour is considered a non-perishable food.  However, if you don’t store flour properly, it will go bad.  Here’s what you need to know about flour storage and the best options, including for long-term storage. Why Flour Goes Bad Just like any dry...

Sugar is one of those foods which will last forever, even without any special packaging.  However, it’s not recommended to keep sugar in its original packaging. Here’s what you need to know about storing sugar for the long-term. White Sugar Storage W...

Dried milk is made using a process that removes nearly all of the water from the product.  The low moisture means shelf life is extended considerably.  However, if not stored properly, dried milk can go bad in as little as 30 days.  Here’s...

Rice is considered a non-perishable food and, in theory, can last years in your pantry.  However, if you don’t store it properly, rice will eventually go bad.  Here’s what you need to know about rice shelf life and storage methods which will kee...

Beans are considered one of the ultimate emergency foods because they are very nutritious and non-perishable.  However, beans will go bad if they aren’t stored correctly. Here’s what you need to know about long-term storage methods for beans. How Lon...

Want to stockpile flour, rice, dehydrated fruit, or other dry goods?  If you don’t take precautions, you will end up with an insect infestation.  Speaking from experience, these moths and weevils (aka rice and flour bugs) can literally take over...

A survival poncho is a lightweight, multi-purpose piece of kit that’s likely to be a staple of your Bug Out Bag. Ponchos are relatively inexpensive and can be used to keep you and your gear dry during a downpour, as an emergency shelter or to collect rain...

The Sawyer Squeeze and Mini are two of the most popular water filtration systems for backpackers. Either would be a great addition to your Bug Out Bag or to keep in your car or at home in case of emergencies. In this article, we look at the differences be...

It annoys me that so much of disaster preparedness is about stockpiling stuff – storing extra food, getting expensive wood stoves, buying sub-zero sleeping bags… Not all of us are in an economic position to spend a fortune on disaster prepping, and the in...

I travel a lot, including to undeveloped counties where there’s a high risk of food poisoning, diarrhea and stomach bugs. One thing that I always have in my travel first aid kit (as well as my at-home first aid kit) is activated charcoal. What is Activate...

Activated charcoal is one of the most useful products to have around your home “just in case.” It especially has a lot of first aid uses, such as for treating stomach bugs and poisoning. It can even be used to make a DIY water filter or face mask for remo...

When I was a kid, “lighter” meant a Zippo or disposable Bic lighter.  Now, there are many types of lighters, including types with multiple flames, electric ignition, and different fuels. Here’s what you need to know about types of lighters, pros and...

When it comes to backup power for power outages and disaster situations, generators are the first thing that spring to mind. But a gas-powered generator isn’t always the best option. They’re noisy, you have to source and store fuel and they can only be us...

In many ways, disaster prepping as a vegan or vegetarian is no different than with meat-eaters.  You’ve still got to cover the essentials like safety, hygiene, and water in the same ways. However, there are some aspects of prepping which are unique t...

As a kid growing up with cold winters in Upstate New York, I loved digging tunnels and caves into drifts of snow.  After making my cave, I could take my jacket off and have a snack while reading a book – my snow caves kept me warm and cozy. But it’s...

It’s one thing to survive in the wilderness in mild weather. You might be cold, dehydrated, and hungry, but you’ll probably make it at least a few days. Surviving in cold weather is a completely different beast though.  Without adequate gear, knowled...

An emergency radio is vital to stay updated when disaster strikes. As disasters often lead to power outages, your radio needs to have multiple charging options. A hand crank is not the most efficient way of charging a radio, but it is the most reliable. Y...

Emergency Essentials is a popular budget brand of emergency food, offering a limited range of long-term food kits and bulk ingredients. It’s worth noting that Emergency Essentials is part of the broader Be Prepared brand. If you’ve come across Provident P...

If exposed to oxygen, even non perishables like beans and rice will eventually start to go bad.  If you want to store food long-term, you’ll have to protect it from oxygen. Luckily, there’s a cheap and easy solution: oxygen absorber packets. What Are...

Want to start living off-grid? It’s not as simple as buying land and building a home or parking an RV.  While off-grid living isn’t illegal in any of the 50 states in America, there are numerous laws which might restrict whether you can truly live of...