Miscellaneous

Networking After TSHTF

Many people think their most important asset after TSHTF is their weapons and ammo, or their food stores, or their ability to acquire clean drinking water, but I would argue that the most important asset will be the relationships you form or have formed.  I’m currently working on forming a BIBO (Bug In Bug Out)… Read More

Nothing About a SHTF is Routine

Routines can be dangerous when lulled into indifference.  You know your daily routines like the back of your hand.  Most likely you do 90% of the same things the same exact way every day you get out of bed.  I bet you are headed to Starbucks right now for another $5 cup of Jo-Jo with… Read More

Breaking The Law When The SHTF

 Why is it when there's a disaster of some kind people rush down to the store and steal a T.V. set?  I can understand a father or mother breaking into a store to get food or formula for their kids, but breaking in and stealing a DVD player after the hurricane hits or while the… Read More

How To Control A Population

This is certainly not a simple question;  it is complex with multiple facets and it takes decades to make it work.  The first two facets are easy and don’t warrant much discussion: You control the schools and the media.  Squeeze people financially and overburden them.  In the 1960’s the men had the fulltime job with… Read More

Bugout Bullet Bottles

Having a stockpile of ammo might provide comfort when bugging in, but what about when you have to bugout?  As you plan your survival options, make sure to include portable but long-term ammo storage solutions. There are about as many ways to store and carry ammo as there are survival calibers, but in the end… Read More

SHTF Armorer: DIY Cold Bluing

Like anything else in this world that gets used, guns wear over time. Stick a gun with even the toughest coating on it in a holster and drawing it back out will slowly erode coatings and finishes.  Salt in sweat, salt and humidity in the air, repeated use, metal dragging/bearing against metal as it moves… Read More

Gear Review – The Crovel Extreme II

If you've never seen the Crovel before it's an amazing piece of gear that is made in the USA. Basically it's a military e-tool on steroids with some cool additions.  First, it's heavier than an e-tool. This can be both good and bad and I'll come back to this in a moment.  Second, it has some… Read More

Summer Camp Mentality

By Dr. John J. Woods, a contributing author to SHTFBlog & Survival Cache A Bug Out is not going to be the equivalent of a vaca to summer camp.  Forget the white sands, the water slides, the picnic BBQs, golf, snow skiing, bonfire marshmallow roasts, shopping antiques in the quaint downtown area with a quiche… Read More

Do You Really Need An AR-15 When the SHTF?

There are two groups of people reading this:  those that think you'll need an AR-15 or two and those that think one is totally unnecessary. Let's explore some scenarios. Maybe some thinking along different lines will help you to make your own decision.   Scenario One Let's first operate under the idea that things have… Read More

Weapons Security – Bug In Or Bug-Out

Dr. John J. Woods    Contributing Author to SHTF Blog If you own firearms, you certainly want to keep them safe and secure. However, if you are a prepper you need to be particularly concerned about firearms being secure both at home before or during a Bug In. For an executed Bug Out there is… Read More

The Weakest Link

Today I’d like to talk about our dependence on electricity.   We are ingrained from birth in how to use all things electronic. We take for granted that when we open the fridge it’ll be cold, or when we turn on the coffee maker we’re going to get hot coffee.  When we flip on the… Read More

When #2 Becomes the #1 Priority

Let's face it: lots of us were drawn to the "prepper movement" because of, well, the romance of the possibilities. The purity, the sheer glamour of testing one's mettle against anything the world can throw at you. No Big Brother looking over your shoulder. No government taking what you worked hard for to give to… Read More

A Desperate Migration Pt. II

Photo courtesy of mknobil at everystockphoto.com Well a short 4 months ago I wrote a post on Human Migration.  As I am sure most of you are aware,  a child migration is under way.  This is not new to humanity, but it sure is causing a stir here in our country.  The big issue in… Read More