How to Recondition Old Gasoline on Your Own

One of the smartest things that you can do as a prepper is to ensure you have plenty of gas on hand in case of an emergency. From fueling your personal vehicle to running needed generators when the grid is down, your own supply of ready to use gasoline can make all the difference when … Read more

Can You Refill a Bic Lighter?

There’s hardly any lighter that is more iconic, or ubiquitous, than the humble Bic. Seemingly sold by the billions and found everywhere, there’s not much to these cheap little lighters. They work, and being disposable when they run out of fuel you just throw them away. What could be simpler? But considering that they are … Read more

This is How Strong Paracord Really Is

If you ask any prepper what one tool was that they would never go without, they would probably answer paracord. Cordage is always valued in a survival situation, and many other situations besides, but out of all the kinds of cordage you might have paracord reigns supreme as one of the best all-around choices. It … Read more

How Much Wood Do I Need to Heat a House

Despite the prevalence of electric and natural gas heating, old-fashioned wood heat is still a standby for much of the world and throughout the United States. In a fireplace or in a wood stove, heating a home with wood is reliable and a dependable option for primary or supplementary heating alike. But unlike electric and … Read more

How Long Does Spam Really Last?

Spam is one of the most divisive canned meats on the market. The folks that hate it claim Spam is mystery meat assembled from the previously rejected and least desirable parts of a pig, and that it has been chemically treated so that it will never spoil. Fans of Spam appreciated for what it is, … Read more

What’s the Max Distance my Ham Radio Will Work?

As preppers, maintaining your own self-contained methods of long-distance communication is a great idea. When things get really bad, you probably won’t be able to depend on landlines and cell phones, to say nothing of the internet, especially in an emergency situation. However, you will be able to depend on the radio so long as … Read more