Primal Survivor

Stay Aware, Stay Prepared, Stay Vigilant

When you live off grid, you are also disconnecting yourself from the municipal sewage system.  Sewage is something that people don’t think much about but not something you can take for granted! The same goes for when the grid goes down, such as it wo...

Generators are a prepping essential for both short-term power outages and post-disaster situations, but there’s no getting around the fact that they are noisy. In a best-case scenario, generator noise is a nuisance for you and your neighbors. In a worst-c...

Oregano oil is easy to make and should be every survivalist’s bug-out bag, first-aid kit, and every self-sustainable home’s bathroom cabinet. From sore throats to bacterial infections, fungus to flu, oregano oil is your go-to cure. Quick and easy to make,...

The most important thing you need for emergency preparedness is water.  While you can store bottled water, eventually you’ll eventually want to invest in some water storage containers. Good emergency water storage containers will allow you to store l...

We can only go three days without water before dying.  On top of that, water is necessary for things like cooking and hygiene.  Thus, water should be your #1 focus when it comes to emergency preparedness.  This article will go over what you...

Water is the most essential item you need to have stockpiled for emergencies. Not only do you need it for drinking, but you also need water for preparing food and hygiene. But how much water do you need to stockpile? The short answer is that you need at l...

I love the gorgeous nature in Colorado and how adventurous many of the locals are. In the past decade, there has also been a huge off-grid living boom with many people aiming to live completely self-reliant, sustainable lives. This surge has led to some f...

Missouri is one of the best states for off-grid living.  The state already has communities of people living off-grid and there is minimum government interference. However, there are still a lot of regulations to navigate if you want to go completely...

I’ve just spent hours researching one of the most underrated self-defense weapons available: the tactical umbrella A simple device that can hide in plain sight, protect from a downpour and provide reliable self-defense. Sadly, I was largely disappointed w...

You’re alone in the woods. A storm’s brewing overhead. Suddenly, a thunderclap announces its arrival. As the hail begins to hammer down, your cellphone gives up the ghost. Now, you’ve got no way of letting anyone know where you are – and no way to call fo...

Ready to eat meals or MREs are military field rations that are becoming increasingly popular with preppers. It’s illegal to sell military MREs (although they sometimes pop up on eBay), but several companies sell similar products for civilians. MREs don’t...

Designed to keep soldiers on their feet day after day, MREs are the ultimate convenient survival food. Requiring zero food prep, they are nutritionally balanced, calorie-dense, and can be eaten hot or cold. The downside is, they’re expensive to buy. Findi...

I’m a bit of a lighter addict and like to have at least two of each type of lighter. While they have their downsides, I love plasma lighters because they can be recharged with a portable solar panel or solar power bank, so they are a good option should yo...

Technically, Bic lighters are not supposed to be refillable.  But I hate the idea of buying a new lighter every time mine runs out of fuel. It’s financially wasteful. Creates more plastic waste. And goes against the morals of self-reliance.  So,...

My washing machine died its final death last week after spending the past 18 months half-heartedly swishing clothes around without cleaning them. As we are in the process of getting off-grid, we decided it was time to start looking around for a more self-...

Starting an emergency food stockpile is one of the most important things you can do to get prepared. However, trying to figure out the best emergency food can be a daunting task. It is possible to start with canned goods and other non-perishable foods&nbs...

Most emergency food is far from organic.  The freeze-dried meals you find in kits are often made with pesticide-sprayed and GMO ingredients, artificial fillers, and preservatives. Most emergency food is unhealthy too and contains copious amounts of s...

A good survival lighter should be reliable. It should provide many lights before running out of fuel – and possibly even still work if you completely run out of fuel or work with alternative fuels. You might also want features like a floating case or bein...

When I first heard about fighting canes, I was instantly curious about how effective they could be as a self-defense tool. I fired up Google and started researching, I came across LOTS of options, and honestly, most of them were of poor quality. The last...

I am a sucker for simplicity. My coffee mugs are a drab display of ivory and beige ceramic. The garden outside of my office has a handful of vegetables without a bit of pomp or frill, and my clothing is barren of a single logo in the whole wardrobe. Go fi...