Living Ready is a special project of Gun Digest. Through magazines, books and online content, it explores the challenges and triumphs of survival and preparedness for the everyday person. New print issues are published twice per year and available at select newsstands only.

Topics covered include: Training to be suitably armed to survive threats (natural or man-made) against themselves, their loved ones and their community; putting a sound emergency preparedness plan into place; safely storing food, and gathering gear necessary to our survival; growing our own food, and canning and preserving that food; hunting for food, and then preparing and storing the catch; raising small animals such as chickens, rabbits, or pygmy goats; identifying and using natural remedies for everyday problems and chores.


Help Us Design a Bug-Out Bike

Click here for tips on how to outfit a bug-out bike from Living Ready. A bug-out bike is a bicycle used to evacuate an area on short notice. Read more

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Video: How to Make an Earthen Oven

In this homesteading video from Stacy Harris, learn how to make an earthen oven for cooking and baking food outdoors. Click here to watch now.

A “threat map” details the hazards in your area. It helps choose evacuation routes and a rendezvous point. - See more at:

How to Make a Threat Map

Click here to read how to make a "threat map." A threat map identifies hazards in your area. It helps evacuate you safely during a disaster.