So you need a bug out vehicle, but you’re on a budget? Check out the first generation Honda CR-V for cheap, capable travel to safety!
The apocalypse can come in many forms – and one of the most traditional end of times horrors is one that is with us today: the flood!
There are plenty of reasons to take your tech off the grid, and SunPower could help you go solar with a $16,000 home solar pv giveaway!
The exceptional drought in California is driving up water prices and water theft, turning the West Coast into the Old West!
Many Americans dream of owning a tiny, off the grid cabin in the woods- but it seems too expensive, right? This one was built for just $300!
Part 1 of the first “What’s in My BugOut Bag” series of articles focuses on the books that will help us get through the tough times.
We tend to think that living off the grid is always a good thing, but our sister site Planetsave wants us to think it through better. What do you think?
This live ebola map – with hourly updates – will help you keep track of the spread of this deadly disease in Africa, Europe, and in North America.
Environmental science professor Jeff Wilson believes that American homes have gotten too big. To prove it, he’ll be living in a dumpster. For a year.
California gov. Jerry Brown signed the Neighborhood Food Act into law last week, asserting the rights of individuals to grown produce on their land.
Bill Southworth took a 16′ trailer and turned it into the DIY camper of his dreams, complete w/ solar panels, extra large water storage, and satellite TV.
A new, rehabilitative work program in Washington State prisons is teaching inmates the messy art of composting, and greening up most of their food waste.
One way to ensure long-term water is to drive a water well, which, if you’re willing to do the work, could provide you and yours will clean water for years.
The new Chia Zombies (form the makers of Chia Pet) are an absolute must-have for zombie fans this halloween! SO fun!
Water is critical to your survival in any situation, but how many of you have an emergency water storage plan? You need to read about these systems.
Robin Speronis is a retired widow who happily lives off the grid in her Cape Coral, Florida home – the only problem is that it’s illegal to do so.
Buried and forgotten beneath the teeming metropolis of London is the London Underground, and all the miles of abandoned rail lines that survived the Blitz.
Go Primal’s aluminum folding bow is lightweight, capable of firing arrows at nearly 200 feet per second, and is small enough to fit almost any Bug Out Bag!
If you’re ever caught in a bad situation after pedaling into the woods with ZEV silence, the Motoped can fire up its Honda engine and motor you away!
This article will show you how to make a DIY hand sanitizer that’s as effective as anything you’ll find in a store.
America’s police force is out of control, and our best weapon against a police state is the camera on our phones. Here are 7 tips to legally videotape cops.
Handcrafted with durable steel and waterproof canvas, the Roomoon hanging tent gets campers off the ground and into the scenery – safe from snakes and bugs.
Any idea how much water you and your family will need to survive the zombie apocalypse? It may be more than you think. The answer could be a rain barrel!
Want to grow vegetables in your garden? You’d better watch out – you may be facing some seriously heavy fines for growing food gardens on your own land.
Whether it’s a zero-emission supercar or a zombie-busting survival rig, Dassault Systemes is helping carmakers design the future of transportation.
We all love the idea of growing our own, but the idea of growing chicken and farming eggs often seems daunting- until you see this awesome DIY chicken coop!
To survive an apocalypse, you’ll need a car that’s simple, easy to repair, and- most of all- gets fantastic gas mileage. Try the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage CVT!
This is a great tutorial for building a Zeer Pot refrigerator that will allow you to keep food fresher, longer, and keep you totally off the grid, as well!
If you’re in Florida and hope to live a more sustainable lifestyle free from the influence of energy companies and massive agricultural conglomerates by adding solar panels to your home, harvesting rainwater, and planting an organic garden on your property- watch out. Citing the International Property Maintenance Code, city officials in Cape Coral, FL are […]
Watch as this man builds a DIY teardrop trailer from a generic pull-behind using simple tools and an old manual- a perfect low-budget bug out shelter that can be towed by just about anything!
Der Ziesel electric mini tank is the silent-running, go-anywhere, rechargeable ATV you’ll want at your cabin or campsite when the gas wells run dry.
One of the topics that regularly comes up on the prepper/post-collapse pages I frequent is the bug out vehicle. Almost no other topic brings up more diverse and “energetic” opinions than what the best bug out car, truck, or SUV really is. One thing that does seem certain, however, is that you should be prepared […]
What you’re looking at here is a pretty novel outdoor sporting concept called the Kahuna – a lightweight composite-bodied outrigger kayak that’s ready at a moment’s to put you up for the night when you’re way, way off the grid. The Kahuna was a Hobie Kayaks design project with industrial designer Mario Weiss, and was […]
We’ve covered the benefits of farming your own rabbits for meat in an off-grid/survival situation before, so we won’t get too far into the whole “highly efficient protein source”/”OMG they breed so fast” angle here. Instead, we’re going to just assume you’ve survived whatever big SHTF moment you’ve prepped for, you’ve grown your rabbits, and […]
AMC’s Walking Dead zombie apocalypse series would have you believe that the best way to survive a zombie apocalypse is to get behind the wheel of a Hyundai. I’m not sure how much Hyundai paid for that endorsement, but until Hyundai writes a check with my name on it I’ll tell you straight: if you […]
Surviving and thriving in a post-apocalyptic scenario means you’ll need to find your own food- and, when you can’t, you’ll have to grow it. We’ve covered farming rabbits and eating bugs in the past, but we found this book review on “Microgreen Garden: Indoor Grower’s Gude to Gourmet Greens” by Mark Mathew Braunstein over on […]
National Geographic recently posted a series of detailed, high-resolution images of what the world’s coastlines would look like in a few decades if current arctic melting patterns continue. As it stands, we had boats sailing right over the North Pole earlier this year, so the NatGeo maps are probably a decent vision of things to […]
Living off the grid – whether by choice or by chance – is all about efficiency. You need to learn to make the most of your land, your water, and even your food waste. That’s where worm composting comes in. Worm composting makes use of mealworms and earthworms to create a valuable soil additive called […]
Movement is life, if the writers of World War Z are to be believed. If you can keep moving, you can find what you need to stay ahead of the trouble, and stay alive. That’s just as true in the case of a zombie apocalypse or a run-of-the-mill food riot, and few things are as […]
Whenever I watch post-apocalyptic sci-fi or zombie outbreak movies, I’m always shocked at how much noise everyone makes – especially when the characters are shown “hunting” for food. Here’s a bit of a newsflash for you: animals can hear your pickup/ATV/dirtbike coming, almost literally a mile away. What you need is something small, light, and […]
There’s no doubt about it, we live in a weird time in American history. Consider that our phones are tapped, our conversations are recorded, our purchases are monitored. Heck, even curiosity is becoming a crime! Some people are coping with these realizations by laughing about them, while others are fighting back, getting arrested, and getting […]
This is it, kids. The apocalypse. Ragnarok. The rising of the Beast out of the sea … and, apparently, onto a Jet Ski. Whatever you call it, it’s finally happening, and it wasn’t the zombies. It was the bears. It was always going to be the bears, come to think of it. That the bears […]
You knew this whole “zombie apocalypse” was approaching the ramp when a movie about “zombie love story” called “Warm Bodies” hit theaters earlier this year. With the upcoming publication of “the Snacking Dead, a Parody in a Cookbook”, though, I think it’s safe to say that the zombies have jumped the shark. Or, have they? […]
Introducing the FlameStower, a portable charger for small electronics that converts heat energy to electrical energy to keep your high-tech gadgets alive off the grid. Way off, if it comes to that. Why would you ever need to charge up your cell phone or iPad that far off the grid? I’m glad you asked! Consider […]
Today’s post is about the Bear Grylls Ultimate Pack, which manages to stuff nearly $1000 USD worth of black and orange pointy things into a single backpack. Correction: into a single, Bear Grylls Commando 60 pack. If you’ve been in the hunting/outdoors-y section of a big box store in the last few years, you already […]
Farmers have been trying to extend the growing season of their crops for hundreds of years. So far, the greenhouse has been the dominant technology, since it doesn’t usually require electricity to operate. The problem with setting up an off-the grid greenhouse is that the typical, “glazed glass” structure can be prohibitively expensive to construct. […]
Between you and me, I’m tired of thinking about all the fire-grilled cockroaches and nutritious black fly maggots larvae I’ll be eating after the apocalypse. It’s gross, and I’ll deal with it when I have to. To that end, today’s food post is not about bugs, it’s about bunnies! That’s right, kids: cute and fuzzy […]
Remember “Blast from the Past“, that late-90s cold-war parody/rom-com that starred Brendan Fraser and Alicia Silverstone and told the story of a family that built a lavish underground bomb shelter beneath their LA home to ride out the apocalypse in? It was pretty terrible, but the weird thing about that movie is that it could […]
In the future, we’re going to be eating bugs. I think that’s the real message of schmeat and the Eat-a-Bug cookbook. Oh, and that thing, up there. It’s called the Farm 432, and it promises to turn 1 gram of black fly maggots larvae into 2.4 kilograms of high-protein, low-fat black fly maggots larvae every […]
Urban farming, living off the grid, surviving a zombie apocalypse, spaceflight, and Formula 1 racing. Those seemingly unrelated activities do, in fact, have something in common: the people who are successful at them understand that 1 object can serve many purposes. Sometimes it’s a wood-chopping axe that you use to bust open zombie skulls, other […]