Primal Survivor

Stay Aware, Stay Prepared, Stay Vigilant

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...

Cooking oil is one of the most essential items to have in your pantry, but it is also one of the hardest items to store long-term. Here’s what you need to know about long-term storage of cooking oil, shelf life, and how to tell if your oil has gone bad. D...

My family eats a lot of nuts in cereal, baked goods, pasta sauces and even make cheese from nuts.  This means that we always have a large stockpile of nuts at home.  But, unlike with our stockpile of salt, sugar, and flour, storing nuts so they...

Snowflake multi-tools are becoming more popular than ever with their convenient size and versatility. Whilst not as heavy duty as a proper survival multi tool these cheap and basic products will provide a reasonable backup option in a pinch. Our Top Pick...

If you want to store emergency food for the long-term, then you’ve probably heard #10 cans mentioned.  These are one of the best ways to store food but they also have some major drawbacks. Here’s what you need to know about #10 cans, we’ll be coverin...

The AquaPod and WaterBOB make freshwater easily accessible in an emergency. Both of these products are potential lifesavers in a long term disaster but what are the differences and which one is best for you? WaterBob vs AquaPod The AquaPod and WaterBOB ar...

Ever tried unscrewing a Philips head with your pocket knife? We all have, and it sucks. Leatherman has brought us the multi-tool that saves us from frustration and broken knife blades. Let’s unfold all the ways that the Leatherman Rebar and Wave will expa...

Some of the most popular multi-tools and considered by many the best in the industry are produced by Leatherman. In this post, we will compare two of their most popular models, the Wingman and the Wave while revealing which is the best choice for your nee...

In one of my favorite survival movies, the hero is stranded on an island. He eventually learns to trap animals to eat but is desperate for flavor.  He has an epiphany when some sweat gets into his mouth: “I taste so good!” he exclaims. After that, he...

Dual fuel generators give you the benefits of propane (cleaner burning, better in cold weather) with the convenience of gasoline. In a disaster situation when fuel is scarce, this flexibility could mean the difference between keeping your home running and...

There are a lot of types of bandages but they all serve the same purpose: to help keep a wound clean so it can heal faster. Ideally, you should always have a supply of sterile bandages in your first aid kit (I even keep a few in my wallet for small injuri...

Propane generators are clean, low-maintenance and run smoothly, even in the coldest winters. As a fuel, propane is easier to store than gas or diesel making it a reliable option for preppers who don’t have a gas supply to their property. In our Buyer’s Gu...

Coffee isn’t a food necessity but, if a large-scale disaster were to hit, I wouldn’t want to go without it (and my family certainly wouldn’t want to deal with me going through coffee withdrawal!). So, I’ve made sure to have a large stockpile of coffee on...

Powdered milk is one of the most essential survival foods to have stockpiled in case of an emergency. If you aren’t happy with the existing options for powdered milk or have a lot of excess milk on hand, you can make your own powdered milk with one of the...

Infrared thermometers are the fastest and easiest method for detecting fever in humans. Many can even be used from a distance, so you don’t have to worry about things like cleaning them, disease transmission, or waking your child in the middle of the nigh...

Dehydrating is one of my favorite methods of food preservation.  It’s cheap, healthy, and you can dehydrate a lot of foods that you might not consider.  For example, I love to dehydrate hummus, eggplant jerky and even entire meals. But, while th...

Like most of my peers, I don’t plan on sticking around if SHTF.  As much as I love my home, I plan on getting out of dodge as quickly as possible.  To make this happen, I have: Bug Out Bags packed and ready to go (see my BOB checklist) An emerge...

Jump straight to calculator Emergency Food Storage Calculator – How Much Food Do You Need? Emergency organizations like the Red Cross and FEMA recommend having at least a two-week supply of food at home in case an emergency strikes. However, recent disast...