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Jarhead Survivor – Editor

“Jarhead Survivor” is a nickname given for my experience with the Marines and my interest in survivalism. Before I became fully aware of  the prepper movement I thought a lot about being ready for things like power outages and did some thinking about what would happen if… (name the disaster). I was talking to a friend one day a year or two before the economic mess in ‘09 and he was talking about the economy, peak oil, and social collapse.  I was instantly hooked.  I’d never been able to give a name to what it was that made me uneasy, but from the various rumblings I’d heard in the news there was something making me wary.  Now I was able to put a name to it.

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Calamity Jane – Contributor

I’m a frontierswoman, known for my determination and disregard for societal pressures.  I live a more agrarian life than she did, but every once in a while, usually when I’m cleaning my gun, I feel a small part of me in kinship with her. I’m a shelter in place sorta gal, I’m hunkered down in NW Iowa, just trying to prepare for the hard times I feel are already here.  I’m a wife, and a mother, and a survivor.



The Road Warrior - Contributor


The handle “Road Warrior” comes from (of course) the last of the “Mad Max” films, and a deep, undying love for driving and restoring vintage automobiles. (my current fixer-upper is a 1956 Chevy 210 handyman 2-door wagon, with a 409 and 4-speed Muncie.) Ihave been around firearms my entire
life, and my father got me my first “Chipmunk” .22 youth rifle when I was 5 years old. Since then, he has instilled me with a driving respect and adoration of all firearms, from vintage Winchesters and Smith & wessons to the newest Glocks and AR-15s. I am currently a SIG-Sauer, Glock, and AR-15 certified armorer, with more certs in the works. I believe that firearms should have a priority place in the hands of the prepper, not only for security, but for feeding families and passing on an honorable, safe firearms heritage that runs deep in this country.


Ranger Man - Contributor

“Ranger Man” is a college-era nickname given for my love of forests and mountains. I started this site in 2007 for self-entertainment. Then people found the site and its

readership grew. I didn’t anticipate or plan for the responsibility of updating the site regularly, but I felt an obligation to readers. I updated daily for nearly a year before I crashed and burned. The site took too much from my already busy life.

In July 2010 I brought the site back to life with earnest. I scaled back to a more manageable 5 day a week schedule and I brought other writer

s on. The fragility of modern society concerns me so I prep accordingly. Conspiracy theories and extremism don’t interest me. I like common sense.


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