Survival Prepping

Step by Step to Self Reliance

Survival prepping or camping have one thing in common: You learn how to survive in any environment.  The difference is that you plan to go camping while prepping is done because you don’t know when you will be confronted in a hostile situation.

This section will describe the basic guidelines and actions required to become completely self reliant.  The key to achieving this state is a combination of learned skills, sustainable food & water storage, and safety/protection.

This page has the information to create your master plan for yourself or the family.

Survival prepping gets back to the basics when the only things that mattered were gathering food and finding shelter to protect us against the elements and dangerous predators.  The difference now is navigating through the myriad of rules and regulations that society has built up around us.

Bottom line is that when disaster strikes, rule one is the survival of you and/or your family above everything else!

The Basics of Survival Prepping -

Survival Prepping can be achieved by reaching different plateaus one at a time.  Each item below is a key component to the total overall plan you create for yourself or the family.  We will be updating this page, as more important information is made available.

  1. 30 day supply of food and water
  2. Build your 72 hour (3 day) bug-out bag
  3. Increase your food and water to 60 days. 
  4. Begin adding sanitation items (paper towel, toilet paper, etc...)
  5. Add in first aid kit and minor medical emergency provisions.
  6. Personal protection-firearms recommended.
  7. Begin long-term food/water storage.
  8. Begin setting up home defenses.

Master Plan

The first step in creating your survival master plan is to read and understand all the information provided. This is important especially since to be totally prepared uses all the building blocks mentioned above.  Don't make unrealistic goals of achieving the different steps unless you can dedicate yourself to stick with the plan once it is developed.


Proper nutrition is going to be more important in a crisis than during normal everyday living.  The body must be prepared to do more work than normal and for that, Ramen Noodles aren't going to help you.

Knowing that the likelihood of more physical exertion will be needed, plan on a calorie intake of at least 2000 to 2500 calories per day.  During the start of any crisis, the situation is always changing and it will be up to you to adapt to the situation.


Without it, the body can die in as little as 3 days.  Three 8 oz. glasses of water has been the standard recommendation but again, that is normal everyday living.  As a minimum, plan on each person having at least a gallon of water per day for as long as you think necessary.

The main reason for stored water becomes evident especially in major storms.  Power can be off and that can take out your well or knock off the city or county water supply.  The first thing done at the start of a crisis is to secure all water sources so they can be used in the days ahead.

Physical Training

In addition to the list above, each member of your family is responsible for his or hers physical training.  The key to being able to survive under harsh conditions rests solely on an individual’s physical endurance.

With that in mind, ask yourself:  If necessary, can I get my family to a safe haven by walking?   A safe haven is either your primary or backup location that you and/or the family can safely defend themselves.  If not, figure out a method of training that makes this possible.

While this list won't fit everyone's situation, it takes care of the basics in a step by step progression.  Once you have read through this page, check out the Survival Camping page to learn some very important and life-saving skills. It is all about your survival regardless of where you are.

There will be a lot more information on Survival Prepping and this page will constantly be updated.  Please post below if you have ideas or feedback on your own survival techniques.  The key is to share our knowledge with those who will use it.

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