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My family eats a lot of oats, so it is one of the staples that we have stockpiled in bulk for emergencies.  Even though oats are considered “non-perishable,” they can actually go bad.  But, if you store oats properly, they can actually last for...

A hand crank phone charger is a practical solution for backup power, but be aware they take a LOT of effort. If you want constant power, then your arm is going to get a serious workout. See this as an emergency back-up option rather than your primary powe...

A survival canteen could mean the difference between life and death, so buying better quality is more important than saving money. I’ve tried out various survival canteens over the years and thrown several poor quality ones away. They broke, started to ru...

Propane generators can be connected to a portable 20-pound propane tank or a large in-situ tank that you keep filled at your property. As fuel may be hard to come by in an emergency or disaster situation, it is sensible to calculate how much propane your...

Power outages are one of the most common emergencies you’re likely to experience. You may be able to sit out a short power cut but for longer power outages, a home generator is an essential addition to your prepping kit. Go straight to calculator But what...

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It’s a battle of the blades, as Benchmade and Kershaw face off. For anyone that dabbles, you know that these are two of the most well-renowned knife brands that can be found anywhere from a Wal-Mart Supercenter to a professional knife shop. Lets dive in a...

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With its abundance of natural resources like forests, streams and biodiversity, Washington is a great state for off-grid living.  There are even some established off-grid communities thriving in Washington. However, the legalities of living off-grid...

With its large Amish population, it should be no surprise that Ohio is a good place live off-grid.  However, there still are a few arcane laws which can make it a major hassle or expense to fully disconnect from the grid. Here’s what you need to know...

With its good climate, abundance of water, and affordable land (especially in the northern part of the state), Georgia is one of the most popular states for off-grid living. Georgia generally has laws which favor off-grid living but don’t be surprised if...

A lot of people who want to live the off-grid dream are drawn to Tennessee because of its long growing season, moderately-priced land and beautiful nature. But, before you look for land in Tennessee, it’s important to understand what laws might get in the...

The best survival bows are foldable, lightweight, and incredibly durable. Some stay true to traditional styles whilst some of the more modern options come with an array of innovative features. We’ve researched them all to come up with our list of the top...

Diesel generators are true workhorses, designed to deliver reliable power day after day, year after year. There aren’t many portable diesel generators on the market, and they can be expensive. But as we discuss in our buyer’s guide, when it comes to gener...

The WaterBOB is a massive 100-gallon emergency water storage device that will keep fresh water on hand when disaster hits. This is a great option for a large capacity bathtub or garden tub that can be filled in a pinch as harsh weather hits. Whether you’r...

Oregon is largely considered one of the best states for off-grid living. The land is fertile and the state has many policies which favor people living sustainably. However, Oregon is also one of the strictest states when it comes to how you can use your l...

Kentucky is well-known as a state where it is easy to live off-grid. The state is mostly rural, land is cheap and productive, and there are many areas where you are (mostly) free to do whatever you want on your property.  But the legalities of living...

With its flooding, dustiness, droughts and packs of coyotes, New Mexico is not an easy place to live off-grid. Despite this, New Mexico is becoming increasingly popular as a place for people who want to disconnect from the utilities and live a self-relian...

Texas is known for being one of the best states to go off grid.  The laws are very favorable to off grid homesteads, ranches, cabins, tiny homes and trailers.  However, there are still a lot of regulations which might make it difficult for you t...

Want to store baking powder long-term? Even though baking powder is considered non-perishable, it is actually one of the more difficult items to stockpile. Here’s what you need to know to make sure your baking powder stockpile stays good. Does Baking Powd...