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The 3 Best 1911 Upgrades After You Finish Your Build
 -- The 1911 platform is perhaps one of the best performers out of the factory – and that holds true for the 1911 you proudly built at home, because your build relied on the same gold standards. With that said, there are some critical things you can do once you finish your build.

The 3 Best 1911 Upgrades After You Finish Your Build

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFDad may earn a small commission at NO additional cost to you. The 1911 platform is perhaps one of the best performers out of the factory – and that holds true for the 1911 you proudly built […]

14 Survival Skills For Kids - Life is not always easy, and keeping in mind the current political situations, everyone should be prepared for the most adverse of situations. Given the number of natural calamities striking the world over and the suddenness and catastrophic nature of these disasters, it is best that every individual of the family is well prepared and have the most basic of survival skills learnt.

Basic Survival Skills You Need To Teach Your Kids

  Aside from raising your child on the values of right and wrong, parents need to consider incorporating basic survival skills into their upbringing. A lot of these skills can be accomplished by regular camping, hiking, hunting and fishing trips and some need a little more of a direct approach. Here’s my list of survival […]

Dust to Dust: Time to Get Composting -- Understanding the complete cycle of how to grow your own food for your family is crucial to the basics of survival, and is a great aspect of personal growth. Humans are a part of nature, but the connection between people, especially those in the west, and the food they eat, has been severed. It's time to remind ourselves of that connection.

Composting In Small Spaces

No matter how small of a space you have, it’s important to plan for those times of crisis. Today we’ll talk about composting in small spaces, so that you can have all you need to grow your own food.  This article is for those of us who want to further our understanding of the complete […]

If You’re Going To Bug In, Do It Right: DIY Bunker Plans

DIY Bunker Plans: If You’re Going To Bug In, Do It Right

Do you have concerns about having adequate shelter for you and your loved ones in case of sudden survival situations? Is bugging out not a viable solution for your family? Maybe you wish you could have an underground bunker but the cost of ready-made solutions is just too cost prohibitive. If so then perhaps you […]

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Disaster Preparedness - Before you decide to head to the hardware store to gather supplies, here are some ways you can be prepared for a natural disaster.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Disaster Preparedness

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Disaster Preparedness They’re sneaky, and strike without warning; causing millions of dollars in damage, leaving families without much to look forward to. They rumble, tumble, blow, and shake any and everything that stands in their way. In some cases, they’ll even blaze and freeze individuals who are […]

Survival Camping Tips: How To Waterproof Your Tent and Keep Warm

Survival Camping Tips: How To Waterproof Your Tent and Keep Warm

Survival Camping Tips: How To Waterproof Your Tent and Keep Warm Camping is always fun, however for one to be a survivalist they will require various camping tips to ensure they survive unscathed. These tips will range from keeping warm and having a waterproof tent among others. Here are some of the tips that a […]

Emergency Shelters: How to Make Yours Last

Emergency Shelters: How to Make Yours Last

Emergency Shelters: How to Make Yours Last There is more to prepping than simply stocking up on bottled water (though that is a big part of it). For the serious prepper, getting ready for a disaster also involves activities like building emergency shelters and storage spaces and outfitting them properly. Here are some tips on […]

7 Natural Antibiotics to Use When Medicines are Not Available

7 Natural Antibiotics to Use When Medicines are Not Available While the media may point out the dangers of Zika, flu pandemics, and other “newly” emerging diseases, very little is said about the rise of “super bugs”.  These common diseases are quickly outstripping the ability of modern antibiotics to deal with them. As a result, […]

Completely Natural Pest Control Methods For Your Garden - Beetles, aphids, caterpillars and a whole host of baddies descend into your garden and they are not taking any prisoners today. They are set on plundering and looting everything they see till there is nothing more left to destroy. How can we get rid of them?

Completely Natural Pest Control Methods For Your Garden

A healthy garden is the best resistance against pests. The best way to avoid damage to your plants is to prevent pests from coming in. Once they invade your garden, getting rid of them can be tricky. These harmful pests can take up residence in your garden and wreak havoc on your plants: Beetles Aphids […]

The Truth About Precious Metals in a SHTF Scenario - Precious metals have the ability to both protect my money (cash) by being a good combatant against inflation but also simultaneously be used for a barter/trade situation in those SHTF scenarios that we all plan for.

The Truth About Precious Metals in a SHTF Scenario

The Truth About Precious Metals in a SHTF Scenario There are a few common misconceptions associated with precious metals and how they may not be helpful to a preparedness plan for either a SHTF scenario or potential economic collapse. If I can’t eat it, drink it, or use it to defend myself, I don’t need it. […]