Preparedness

Trans-Humanist Movement

A while back I wrote an article on why I prep.  In that article I briefly mentioned the trans-humanist movement. I have been watching this for a few years but an article about a technological breakthrough prompted me to write this article.  It is my personal belief that this movement presents the largest single threat… Read More

SHTF Service Arms Training

If firearms use figures into your prepping plan, then you need to learn how to use these tools effectively.  The secret to this is proper training and lots of practice.  There are no short cuts when it comes to learning how to shoot well, get on the target fast, shoot/no shoot decisions, change out magazines… Read More

Black Friday Case Study

Black Friday is a truly American phenomenon.  The day after everyone is supposed to be Thankful, there is a massive annual consumer assault on the United States of big boxes.  Driven by a self-inflicted reduction in retail prices, the stores invite the hoards to do what they do best; hoard stuff they can be thankful… Read More

Container Crazy

It’s not that I am a hoarder, but I just don’t like throwing anything away that has some secondary useful value.  I’m not nuts about filling up landfills either, however, I do recycle stuff through my home city program.  Still, if it is something I can use, I recycle it to my prepping program.  Inherent… Read More

Where Does It All Lead?

Since you are on this site you are probably a prepper or thinking about becoming a prepper. Why is that? More than likely you have an uneasy feeling that things are not right.  Think of it this way.  Animals often exhibit changes in behavior prior to earthquakes.  Don’t you think humans can have the same… Read More

Assimilate The Ideal SHTF Bug Out Team

You have two options when it comes to conducting a full-fledged Bug Out operation.  One is to go it alone or with the immediate family or facilitate the creation of a SHTF Team to share the mission.  There are pros and cons to either route you take.  However, for this treatise let’s explore some of… Read More

Gear Review: Survival Slingshot Archer

The Survival Slingshot Archer is one of those pieces of equipment that I both like and dislike.  Allow me to explain.  First, let me admit up front that I’m no expert with a slingshot.  I used to make my own when I was a kid and I even owned a wrist rocket for a brief… Read More

Bug Out Ammo for Foraging & Fending

Whenever I teach hunter safety education classes in the fall ahead of the upcoming deer season, I almost always get asked two questions.  One is “What is the best deer rifle and caliber to get for my son or daughter for them to start hunting deer”?   The second is “How do you know what the… Read More

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

With Expediency

You know the old saying, “There is no time like the present.” I guess few other things could be further from the truth than initiating a SHTF survival plan as soon as possible.  Sure it can be postponed, forever if you like.  Maybe you can predict the next SHTF event, what it will be and… Read More

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