While some folks are used to hurricane season, people still have a lot of tough choices to make when they realize that a hurricane is going to make landfall.
As I type this, a lot of people are taking care . . .
With all the recent violence, there is a lot of interest in civilian body armor. This is not something that you can just stroll down to the store and purchase. In fact, there is often a significant wait time to . . .
Maximizing every piece of equipment you carry is the best way to keep the poundage down without sacrificing functionality. Additionally, when you are carrying extra gear, you want to spread the weight around and do it in a way that . . .
Stinky bugs can be a nuisance indoors and can do a lot of damage in your garden. They can really cause a stink (pun intended). But you don’t have to live with it. There are natural ways you can . . .
There are so many great meals that you can make while camping while not using a lot of different pots and pans or complicated ingredients. Before we get into specific meals, let’s go over a few campfire meal basics . . .
If your property is directly assaulted by a cataclysmic disaster or by an overwhelming force of people looking to do harm, you may need to leave. It’s not to say that you go away and never come back but . . .
Waterproof matches have been on the market for a long time. They have some advantages but I will tell you right now that my opinion is that they are a good backup for a lighter but not a replacement. For . . .
There is a lot of buzz around freeze drying foods at home. As a primer, be sure to check out the “prequel” on the Pros and Cons of freeze drying here.
Full Disclaimer up Front: One of the major . . .
When it comes to lighters, Zippos, and lighter fuel in general, there is a lot of misinformation to be found on the Internet. Learn about lighters plus the various types of lighter fuels that are available. Hint: there are alternatives to Zippo lighter fuel!
Paracord is amazing stuff. Here is a starter list that includes 44 ways to use paracord for prepping and survival purposes. Can you think of others?
During good times and bad, there may come a time when you need to have something like glue on hand. There are a lot of benefits to making your own glues at home.
Glues can be mixed in small batches . . .
Editors Note: This is an updated and revised edition for 2018.
One of the biggest chores that preppers face is the accumulation of an emergency food supply. Prepping is not a new adventure. Many cultures have lived a prepping lifestyle . . .
When people think of crazy preppers, they often think of underground bunkers, full to the brim with supplies, locked up beneath a Fallout-style hatch. But few of us have, or want bunkers. Why? It’s not exactly something you . . .
Having a lot of glass windows is seen as a plus by a lot of people, however there are risks and issues that can make it harder. Window security film is designed to combat several problems associated with having glass . . .
People often ask where my ideas and where my knowledge comes from. When that happens, I chuckle a bit to myself because just like the person asking, my knowledge comes from a variety of sources: first hand experience, books, online forums and of course, Backdoor Survival readers. Here are some of those tips.
Did you know that you can recharge alkaline batteries? All you need is the right type of alkaline battery charger in order to give new life to your dead batteries. Here some tips to get your started.
I am always leery of any list that starts off with the word “best.” The reason being is that “best” is a subjective term that may or may not apply to the unique situation that we each face. As such . . .
Essential oils offer more than just a pleasant smell. You are probably used to using them for relaxing massages, but, did you know that they can be used as a natural substitute for chemical cleaners and disinfectants as well? Yes . . .
Ten reasons why backyard quail are the perfect food animal for urban dwellers or others where chickens are not allowed. Plus the eggs and meat are delicious!