Books & Movies

The Katrina Rifle

Almost overnight Katrina turned from a woman’s elegant name, to a tragic hurricane, to an adjective for a tangible survival situation.  So when the word Katrina is used to qualify a rifle, it should be clear that the intended use of the rifle will not be for anything fun.  This particular Katrina Rifle (KR) project… Read More

SWATTING – Send a SWAT Team To A Friend Near You

If you've been reading here for awhile you know I'm no big fan of SWAT teams in many small towns.  Now hackers are using SWAT teams to get revenge on competitors or prank others. Ever heard of SWATTING? It works like this: Let's say I have beef with you. In this day and age it's… Read More

Survival Shows

I'm not a big TV watcher.  We don't have cable TV at our house and don't watch any live TV shows, but I do like to pick up the out of season survival shows they put on Amazon and Netflix. My favorite is Dual Survival, but it hasn't been the same since Dave Canterbury left… Read More

SHTF Musings From The Past

I love books about real people surviving some serious shit. Usually, these are historical accounts, or fiction because let's be honest here, modern day man doesn't have much to survive right now. The one I just finished reading is a bit of both, fiction gleaned from many historical accounts and interviews. The gal survived a… Read More

Coming Back From the Dead – An SHTF Change of Pace

Here's a subject that's a little (ok, a lot) off topic, but since we're all friends here I thought I'd throw it out there and see if anybody bites. I read an interesting story recently about three people who died and then come back from the dead. All of them reported "out of body" experiences… Read More

Indivisible: With Justice for Some – a Book Review

First of all Happy Veteran's day to all who served.  We love you gals and guys. Second - I want to welcome back Ranger Man!  He's coming at us today with a review of a kick-ass book about some cool post-collapse fiction. He's doing good folks.  I run into him occasionally and we talk via… Read More

The Effects of Media on Prepping

Recently, we here at SHTFblog.com were contacted by the folks at National Geographic regarding a "Blog Carnival" they were hosting to promote their new two hour movie "American Blackout" and the new season of "Doomsday Preppers". The question they submitted for us to run with was this: "Judging from recent apocalyptic films This is the End and World… Read More

Doomsday Preppers–It’s Back!

If you’re a Doomsday Prepper fan then today is your lucky day.  I was contacted by National Geographic (click here for their prepper site) and informed that season 2 is getting ready to air tonight (Tuesday, November 13, 2012.) Click here for some video previews. They sent me a couple of episodes to preview.  Ya’ll… Read More

New Book by Odd Questioner

Some of you might remember Odd Questioner - a guy that used to haunt the various survivalist blogs making insightful comments.  Then one day - poof!  He vanished.  Where the heck did he go? Turns out he was busy putting his money where his mouth was.  He got serious, got busy, and wrote a book… Read More

Brushfire Plague by Ruggiero – an Apocalypse Novel Review

Book Review day, but first, as promised, announcing the random winner of the FREE Bar-ricade. *insert drum roll* "Firecracker" wins with his (her?) comment of: Just moved, and don’t have much in the way of security at the new house (yet). This could be a huge “check” on that list, and I could move on to… Read More

Book Review – Joe Nobody’s Holding Their Own II: The Independents

Remember the last guest blog post from Joe Nobody, author of Holding Your Ground,Without Rule of Law, Holding Their Own and TEOTWAWKI Tuxedo? It was the Survival Ideas for Visiting a Foreign Country post. In that post I suggested that if any readers were interested in reading his latest book, Holding Their Own II: The Independents, that you buy it then… Read More