Perceptions About Preppers –You Can Make a Difference

Michael Mills is a Ph.D. candidate and Assistant Lecturer in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at University of Kent (England). He is undertaking 3 years of research on the preparedness community in America and Britain. In this article he will explain some of the problems and misconceptions his research aims to […]

Keeping Your Camp Site Safe

Whether you’re enjoying a camp out with the family or hunting for that big buck with a group of guys in the fall, you want to make sure you’re keeping your camp site safe. “Backwoods Home Magazine” for July/August, 2014, (Issue #148) includes an article to help you do just that. How do you keep […]

Keeping Clean and Staying Healthy When There’s No FEMA–Part 2

In this week’s DestinySurvival Radio, I conclude my two part conversation on hygiene and good health with Richard Bryant, author of When There is No FEMA. If you missed Part 1, find it here. Keeping clean and staying healthy when there’s no FEMA to come to the rescue isn’t just something that makes us feel […]

Keeping Clean and Staying Healthy When There’s No FEMA–Part 1

In Richard Bryant’s book, When There is No FEMA, Chapter 9 is about hygiene and sanitation. It starts with a quote from P. J. O’Rourke which says, “Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.” That’s not just witty. It’s the truth. If we find ourselves in a grid-down situation, or if we’re living out […]

Join Like-Minded Preppers at the Preppers and Patriots Expo

A few weeks ago, back in June, my DestinySurvival Radio guest was Mike Slack, and we talked about the Go Green Self Reliance Festival. Read about it here. Well, Mike is my guest again this week to talk about another upcoming event. You’re invited to join other preppers at the Preppers and Patriots Expo, to […]

Watering a Garden in the Desert

A while back a reader contacted me in search of information about gardening in the dry Southwest. Watering a garden in the desert isn’t something we hear much about. The best help I could give her was to suggest that she contact her local county ag extension office, since they’d know about gardening practices in […]

The Berkey Guy Wants You to Have the Right Preps

My guest on DestinySurvival Radio this week is Jeff Gleason, the Berkey Guy. We recorded our conversation a few days ago, and when it was over, I realized there was a theme running through it. I can sum it up as stated in this post’s title–the Berkey Guy wants you to have the right preps. […]

The Black Berkey Primer – The Solution Berkey Owners Have Been Asking For

According to Jeff Gleason, the Berkey Guy, the Black Berkey Primer is the solution Berkey owners have been asking for. He told me in a recent conversation that people frequently ask him how they can prime Black Berkey elements if they don’t have access to pressurized running water from a faucet. Jeff and I recorded […]

Preparedness and Sustainable Living Meet at the Go Green Self Reliance Festival

If you’ve been a prepper for any length of time and are striving to live a self reliant lifestyle, you’ve noticed it involves more than having storage food and prepping supplies. There’s considerable crossover between preparedness and living sustainably. The interest in organic gardening, purity of our food supply, and health freedom are a few […]

Introduce Young Children to Prepping with Jake and Miller’s Big Adventure

Books on prepping for children are rare and practically nonexistent. Nearly all the novels are for older readers. You might recall this year I did a DestinySurvival Radio show and blog post featuring the Prepper Pete books by Kermit Jones, Jr, which you can see here. But now you can introduce young children to prepping […]

Make a Homemade Water Distiller for Water Purification

With a few plumbing supplies, you can put together an inexpensive water distiller you can use on your stove, rocket stove, or campfire. The video below shows you how one man has made a homemade water distiller for water purification. Be sure to read the cautionary notes below the video.     Here are a […]

Homesteading–If It’s Part of Your Prepping Strategy, Find Encouragement from Donna Miller’s Example

If homesteading is part of your prepping strategy, get encouragement from Donna Miller’s example. Donna and her husband were fortunate enough to turn a potential bug out location in the mountains of North Carolina into a homestead. It’s a preparedness adventure for them, and they’re practicing the simple life they encourage others to live. Donna […]

Gleaning–A New Old Way to Maintain Food Security?

Gleaning. Is it a new old way to maintain food security? There’s a fascinating article on gleaning in “Backwoods Home Magazine” for May/June, 2014, Issue #147. What if you and a few other families got together to form a gleaning association? It’s not out of the realm of possibility. Check out the article excerpt which […]

Preserving Food With Fermentation is Good for Your Survival Pantry and Good for Your Health

What if you could preserve food without canning it or freezing it? What if you could do it without spending a lot of money? And what if doing it turned out to be good for you at the same time? It so happens that preserving food with fermentation is good for your survival pantry and […]

Long Term Emergency Preparedness Calls for Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide

When you think of prepping, are you thinking of surviving the aftermath of a hurricane or earthquake? As bad as those can be, are you looking ahead to a time when we won’t have running water, electricity, gasoline for vehicles or other modern conveniences for weeks, months, or even years? To take the long view […]

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