Whenever you bring up food storage or survival classes, the conversation inevitably turns to “so you’re preparing for the apocalypse?”
Sure, if it happens, we’ll be ready. But there are other things to prepare for, such as:
- power outages from thunderstorms
- flash flooding/tornado/hurricane/other natural disaster
- snow/ice storm
- losing a job
- car accident or illness requiring hospitalization
- water main break
- train derailment
- flu or other virus outbreak
- political unrest/renegade sports fans
- asteroid crashing into the earth
Sometimes all you need is a backup source of light/power or food and water for a day or two. Sometimes you might need more. In a few scenarios you might actually have to grab your belongings/bug out bag and leave your home for a period of time.
Below are just a few websites that offer good tips, products or other resources to help you better prepare for the little and big things that could happen at any time. By no means is this exhaustive, but it should be enough to get you started.
Information and education:
- The Human Path – classes in San Antonio and Austin on primitive and urban survival, herbology, permaculture, homesteading
- The Survival Podcast – a weekday hour-long podcast (without any crazy wingnut ranting!) covering every possible survival topic imaginable from herbal remedies to firearms to financial security. Also has a great informational forum. Also offers a handy reading list.
- AR-15 forums – information on survival topics, hunting, firearms, gardening and household
Sustainable living, gardening and herbology:
- Sustainable Sources – lots of great green building information
- Western Botanicals – a source for bulk herbs and herbal formulas
- International Seed Saving Institute – a resource for non-GMO seeds for home gardening and saving
- Backyard Food Production – a DVD and other resources you need if you want to become more self-sufficient with what you eat
- The Free Seed Exchange
- Mother Earth News – Modern (Urban) Homesteading
- Setting up a short-term and long-term food storage pantry
- REI – sporting goods, camping equipment and lots of gear useful in a survival situation
- Cheaper than Dirt – a source for inexpensive gear, weapons, ammo
2 thoughts on “Survival resources”
These are terrific resources. I bookmarked this page so I have them all in one place. Do you do any type of survival courses for education?
If you’re looking for classes in the Central Texas area, I’d recommend The Human Path. There are similar schools all over the country as well.