Preparedness

Bugout GPS Maps

T = 0  It’s really happened.  There’s no more question. Bugout time is here.  Plan A is already a non-starter, so Plan B is put in gear with your bugout vehicle locked and loaded.  After a tense nine hours of evasive driving, you blast through the last open highway lane as you watch impromptu roadblocks… 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

Best Boots For Bugging Out

Some guys in my prep team say I have a boot fetish.  I say I am on a lifelong pilgrimage or conquest to find for once and for all the best boots for a variety of SHTF outdoors jobs.  And I think I may have finally just stepped into the right pair after all.  But… Read More

6 Ways To Prepare for Ebola

Ebola.  Even the name is a bit creepy.  The disease itself, is horrifying.   First you get flu like symptoms, then vomiting and diarrhea, then your organs start shutting down and you bleed from all your orifices before dying. The death rate from this virulent disease is anywhere from 55-90%. Those are not good odds.  Basically, there… 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

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

The Psychology Of Solitude

By Dr. John J. Woods, a contributing author to SHTFBlog.com When my wife and child leave for the weekend to visit her sister, I am not guilt laden about feeling a special sense of relief and freedom. The house is quiet. I can watch the TV shows I want, eat what I want, go out… Read More

Eight Reasons Preppers Are Crazy

Doomsday Preppers, zombies, TEOTWAWKI, SHTF, OPSEC, market collapse, food storage, water storage, bug-out bag. If you know what these terms mean and practice some of them then welcome to the loony bin. You are crazy, maybe even subversive. We all know that if you step outside the narrow range of what society considers normal you… Read More

GEAR REVIEW: TRU-BORE 12 GAUGE CHAMBER ADAPTER

    There is little doubt in anyone's mind that when it comes to the one-gun prepper arsenal, the shotgun reigns supreme. King of the hill, my boomstick, baby! We here at SHTFblog.com have written about many a time – you can find our musings about the ultimate in firearms versatility here, here, and here… Read More

Getting The Most Out Of My DIY Alcohol Stove

I'll admit it, I'm a cheapskate. But for good reason...I cheap out on a lot of things so that I can have really really good stuff in other areas. For instance, I'll eat store-brand taco shells for dinner and have peanut butter sandwiches for lunch so that I can afford that Troy free-floating battlerail for… 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

Preparing Your Daily Driver for SHTF

This past weekend, I finally sat down and took care of an item on my wife's SUV that had been plaguing her for quite some time: A piece of debris (in this case, a nail) had punctured the tread of her tire, creating a slow leak that had her filling her tire with air every… Read More