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  • Writer's pictureAndrea Wenzel

No Cash Required! How to Learn Prepping Skills with Zero Dollars

In a dire moment, your education will be one of your best-held assets that no one can take away from you. Building a robust knowledge base is a wise place to begin prepping. Since it is free to start, it won't limit your budget. You can start leveling up your prepping game today with these resources. Note: it is helpful to print, organize and store information in a binder where you can always access the information. Internet and power blackouts will stop you from being able to say, "Hey Google," when you need to most. Preserve critical information and facts, now!

Still Tasty

This site is fantastic for preppers and non-preppers alike. Why? Because Americans waste so much food year after year, it's astonishing and, in most cases, unnecessary. Still Tasty offers information to help you determine if your canned peas are still good. It's not just canned goods either. This site will be a helpful resource, especially as you grow a survival pantry. If you spend a lot of money putting away healthy foods for an emergency, you don't want to throw them out when it's Still Tasty.

CPR and First Aid

Live training is always best, but this site is a great place to start learning. Although nothing can replace live training by a professional, you can at least study up on the basics, build your vocabulary and overall knowledge of general survival medicine. Click here to learn CPR and First Aid for free.

"Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. The greater the number of people who know how to control bleeding in an injured patient, the greater the chances of surviving that injury." -

You can get free training on bleed control at The class takes about 25 minutes and is free. Although you must attend live hands-on training to get your certificate, you can complete the "book" portion of the course online.

Even though it's good to have a trauma kit in your vehicle or at work, you won't use it properly without a bit of training. If you take the time to learn, you can more effectively help someone in a dire situation.

USDA's Complete Guide to Home Canning | National Institute of Food and Agriculture

While it's nice to find recipes online for canning, it's always a good idea to check and make sure your canning process is safe. The USDA canning guide will provide the most up-to-date info on safe canning practices. You can download the 196-page guide HERE for free or purchase a hard copy for $18.


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