Primal Survivor

Stay Aware, Stay Prepared, Stay Vigilant

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...

A lantern is one of the most essential emergency preparedness items to have at home for power outages. A good lantern will make it easier to do tasks like turning off your electric main or hauling in firewood, not to mention provide ambient lighting for c...

Augason Farms takes a different approach than most companies to emergency food. Instead of just providing pre-prepared ready meals, they offer a range of ingredients and packs that you can combine to create a varied menu. The upside? A greater variety of...

Join us as we get up close and personal with several varieties of Valley Food Storage's survival food. Good quality long term storage food is a serious investment in your family's future - read our reviews and choose wisely. The post Valley Food Storage...

How to Freeze Milk

Freezing milk is a great way to store it for a later day.  You can also freeze milk if you have some which will go bad before you will be able to use it. Freezing milk is relatively easy, but here’s what you need to know to do it right. How to Freeze...

Eggs are an almost magical substance.  They act like glue to bind ingredients together. They introduce air to baked goods to help them rise and add moisture. Unfortunately, there is no one product which can replace eggs in all of these ways.  In...

How to Freeze Eggs

If you want to stock up on eggs for a later day, you can freeze them to extend their shelf life. Here’s what you need to know about freezing eggs. Freeze Raw Eggs, Not Cooked Eggs If you want to use eggs for baking or cooking, you should freeze them raw.

Even before coronavirus, studies like this one this one found that supermarkets are like petri dishes of pathogenic germs. Shopping cart handles have 361 times more bacteria than your toilet handle. The freezer doors had even more than this! It is always...

Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel Review I hadn’t tried this shovel until some readers put me on to it.  I’m glad they did! As a shovel, the Cold Steel is great.  Tough as a tank, you don’t have to worry about the shovel breaking on you.  In...

Fjallraven Vidda Pro

Fjallraven Vidda Pro Review Fjallraven Vidda Pro pants are a firm favorite with experienced bushcrafters. They’re made from a polyester/cotton fabric that’s treated with Greenland wax to add wind and water-resistance. It’s worth double-checking the fit an...

Sitka Timberline Pants Review If only the best of the best will do, look no further than the Sitka Timberline Pant. The top-performing brand for comfort and performance, these pants are extremely durable, with waterproof seat and knee panels, removable mo...

Did you find yourself with a stockpile of flour or grains but no yeast?  Don’t worry.  There are actually numerous ways to make bread without yeast. Here are six methods plus 13 no-yeast bread recipes including traditional bread, Irish soda brea...

Are you out of yeast and want to make bread? It’s actually possible to grow your own yeast at home.  Also known as sourdough starter or wild yeast, the process is simple and all you need is some flour (or other starch like potatoes), water, and a bit...

Danner Vicious Work Boots Review Finding a boot that has the right balance of comfort, safety, support and waterproofing for an all-around survival boot is surprisingly difficult, but the Danner Vicious boots are about as close as you can get. Designed to...

After having air to breathe, clean water is your most essential resource. If you’ve taken any steps towards being prepped at home, you’re likely to have some emergency water stashed away plus some means of purifying water. So why would you need to buy pou...