Get a sleeping bag in your kit. How to Pack a Sleeping Bag

How to Pack a Sleeping Bag into a Backpack

November 23, 2017 PreppersSurvive 0

I was so grateful for the well-constructed zippers, as I successfully fit under 30 lbs worth of essential survival items in my bug out bag. Having a backpack and sleeping bag for each member of your family can make storage space an issue. Many sleeping bags are so bulky that […]

DIY Backpack Ideas - Turn a jacket into a backpack

DIY Backpack Ideas – Quick Emergency Backpack

September 26, 2017 PreppersSurvive 0

Turn a windbreaker jacket or sweater into a backpack, without any sewing. There are some situations where it would be extremely useful to have a backpack. Knowing these quick and easy DIY backpack ideas may be a useful skill, here’s why: Have you ever been in a grocery store that […]

Recharges Batteries Using Saltwater - Preppers Survive

How to Recharge Batteries Using Saltwater

June 27, 2017 PreppersSurvive 3

Did you know you could recharge batteries without electricity?  That’s right, no electricity needed, a completely off-grid battery charger.  This is a cool product!  A fellow reader of this blog recommended I look into a prepper product that recharge batteries using salt-water created by Greenivative.  The company agreed to let […]

What Should Be in Emergency Kit- Power Outage Kit Picture

What Should Be In Emergency Kit?

March 7, 2017 PreppersSurvive 2

A friend of mine lives in Northern Idaho and recent cold weather and a windstorm had her living without power.  They had to figure out how to stay warm during a power outage for 10 days!  With the cold weather and storms moving in, I’ve had several people […]

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Driving in a Snowstorm

January 25, 2017 PreppersSurvive 3

There are a several simple things Preppers may want in their car when driving in snowy weather conditions.  Below is a list of seven items, can you guess what they are?  If you’ve lived in a snowy climate for years then you can probably guess most of them.  However, […]

B.O.S.S. Survival Kit - Bug Out Survival Supplement Kits - Fire B.O.S.S. & Fishing and Hunting B.O.S.S.

B.O.S.S. Survival Kits Review

January 1, 2017 PreppersSurvive 4

Stanford Outdoor Supply has two B.O.S.S. Survival Kits worth checking out.  The first is a 127 piece Fishing and Hunting Kit.  The second is a 33 piece Fire Starting Kit.  In previous posts, you’ll find articles on assembling a mini fishing kit and fire starting kit but I get the occasional […]

Evacuation Plan

Evacuation Plan – What Would You Save?

October 11, 2016 PreppersSurvive 6

Have you considered the top 5 things you’d save in an emergency?  Saving loved ones takes priority over everything else but what if you had 3 minutes to grab 5 things?  My sister didn’t have the luxury of time to think about this when her and her family of […]

Quickest Way to Start a Fire

Quickest Way to Start a Fire

June 28, 2016 PreppersSurvive 6

Building a fire may look easy but for most people it takes some practice.  The quickest way to start a fire is with a fire starter!  Fire starters are designed to start quickly, burn hot, and last for a couple of minutes.  This allows tree branches that are placed […]

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Small 72 Hour Kit

December 22, 2015 PreppersSurvive 2

Small 72 Hour Kit Sometimes, it’s just not practical to carry around a fully loaded bug out bag for a long period of time.  There’s a point when your body gets so tired, you’ll eventually abandon most the items in it, not caring what you leave behind.  It may […]

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Bug Out Bag First Aid Kit

December 3, 2015 PreppersSurvive 3

Keeping wounds clean and covered is an essential part of surviving an emergency situation.  When a wound becomes infected it can be life-threatening if not treated.  Proper treatment may not be available so prevention is very important.  Having a basic first aid kit could not only save your […]

Bug Out Bag Food Ideas

Bug Out Bag Food Ideas

October 22, 2015 PreppersSurvive 0

Choosing the best food for your bug out bag can be challenging.  There are several things to consider:  shelf life, calories, taste, weight, bulk, fragility, and prep time.  Here are several bug out bag food ideas that I have used in my emergency kits over the years that […]

Winter Emergency Car Kit

Winter Emergency Car Kit Checklist

October 8, 2015 PreppersSurvive 0

My husband & I travel a lot and with each trip, we usually use at least one item from our Emergency Car Kit.  One time it was helping stranded strangers get off the busy highway by providing water for an empty radiator.  Another time it was finding a gas […]

Preppers Supplies Checklist

Prepper Supplies Checklist

September 8, 2015 PreppersSurvive 1

Do you have a way to measure the prepping milestones you’ve hit?  Are you looking for a list of survival gear that can help you determine the right preparedness supplies for you and your family?  Have you ever felt anxious or overwhelmed on your prepper journey?  You are not […]

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5 DIY Survival Fishing Kits

July 8, 2015 PreppersSurvive 2

My nephew Kiel, who is eight years old, loves fishing.  We took a family trip to Yellowstone and saw people fishing all along the way.  Since we were going on a long trip I, of course, brought my Get Home Bag which seemed to have everything in it except […]

What's in an MRE & why preppers like them

What’s in an MRE? – MRE Product Review

June 23, 2015 PreppersSurvive 0

I bought an MRE seven years ago but never tried it or even opened it to see what was inside, it simply sat in my bug out bag until now.  While reading One Second After (a fictional doomsday story) I learned that there were goodies inside the pouches and […]

Emergency Birth Kit

Emergency Birth Kit for Roadtrips

May 26, 2015 PreppersSurvive 6

Have you ever researched how to deliver a baby in an emergency situation? My brother and his pregnant wife, who is eight months along, are making a 14 hour trip through the desert wasteland know as Nevada, to come visit me.  I also have a niece, 7 months […]

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Build an EDC you can be proud of

March 10, 2015 PreppersSurvive 0

The Everyday Carry (EDC) consists of the items that you carry with you, well, every day. We never know what we may encounter over the course of the day and it is typically not feasible to carry your bug-out bag with you at all times.  EDC items typically […]

The Secret to Carrying Three Days Worth of Water

The Secret to Carrying Water

January 27, 2015 PreppersSurvive 0

You’ll find me at preparedness fairs from time to time to share tips and information.  One frequently asked question:  What method did I use for carrying water in my Bug Out Bag?   My Answer:  I carry (2) 32 oz water bottles filled with water and water purification straw. […]

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Bug Out Bag Essentials for Beginners

December 1, 2014 PreppersSurvive 1

Bug Out Bags have many aliases: 72 Hour Kit, Prepper Backpack, Emergency Bag, Survival Bag, BOB, SHTF Bag, and a few other names I’m forgetting.  Why is it called a Bug Out Bag?  Google’s definition of the term “Bug Out” means to “leave quickly” which is exactly what […]

Bug Out Bag Checklist, 72 Hour Kit & Pictures

Bug Out Bag Printable Checklist

April 15, 2014 PreppersSurvive 9

 Bug Out Bag Printable Checklist FOOD & WATER Personal daily rations for three days 32 oz water bottle (It’s recommended to drink 8 oz, eight times throughout the day = 64oz.) Water filter Camping cook set, utensil, scrubbing pad LIGHT & WARMTH Flashlight with extra batteries and/or solar/hand […]

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