Good Stuff Cheap (er)

My dad always used to say “It only costs a little more to go first class.”  He drove Cadillac’s, flew Beechcraft Bonanzas, wore Hart, Schaffner, and Marx suits, drank Gordon’s Gin, and hunted with Weatherby rifles, because he thought those brands were the best of the best, and worth every penny regardless of what they… Read More

National PrepareAthon!

National PrepareAthon! FEMA’s Feeble Effort to Help You Help Yourself.  Did you miss it?  September 30th was “National PrepareAthon! Day.”  What was it? FEMA’s effort to cap National Preparedness Month with a call to action, a call to “improve your family’s emergency preparedness and resilience to potential disasters” (source). By DG, founder of Prepper Press… Read More

The Fear Factor

Fear….. It is the number one item that everyone forgets to prepare for in cases of survival, emergency situations and personal protection.  Yes, you may have your Get Home Bag, your Bug out Bag, your SHTF location and your weapon. But did you prepare to deal with FEAR? Most likely NOT.   Unless you can manage… Read More

How to Make Your Camp Fire Burn All Night

Have you ever wanted a fire to last all night long, but didn't want to stay up feeding it hour after hour?  Most nights you lay down and open your eyes again two hours later just in time to throw more tinder and wood on just before it goes out.  Recently I was watching a… Read More

Choosing The Best Survival Food For Your Bug Out Bag

I have been giving this a lot of thought lately, been reading others opinions, and have been using many different items.  I know what I like and will eat, that goes a long way to stocking ones backpack.  Much has been said about stocking your pantry for the future, whatever it may bring.  Stock what… Read More

Prep For The Future

I recently read that “The future is where we will spend the rest of our lives.”  Ponder that one for a few minutes.  If you live in Colorado, you would maybe be headed to the local neighborhood pot store to get some encouragement for taking on any philosophical debates to discuss that statement.  In Alabama… Read More

Situational Awareness: A Skill You Need

Situational Awareness is one the most important skills you can learn to master that will contribute significantly to reducing the likelihood you will be become a victim and give you the advantage when something bad happens.  Situational Awareness is the process of making conscious observations of your surroundings and making tentative plans of action if… Read More

Bug Out Gun Lights Part 1

Mounting a light on a weapon, whether long gun or handgun, is a necessary option for every bug in and bug out scenario.  The light is not just for discriminating among potential targets, but also to light the escape route, to light the impromptu medical theater, and to signal others as needed.  I can easily… Read More

Buying SHTF Ammo

All of a sudden it seems everyone wants to be in the ammo making business.  This has served in great measure to confuse many in the prepper consumer movement as to what constitutes good quality, reliability, value, or junk in terms of purchasing ammunition for survival prepping use and SHTF endurance.  There are many characteristics… Read More

Sew What

What will you do if your gear, clothes or shelter has a blowout?  A lot of guys I know wouldn’t know how to repair their equipment if need be.  I was fortunate that I grew up around a grandmother who was a professional seamstress.  I was able to watch, learn and help her as she… Read More

SHTF Safe Rooms

A safe room is designated as a particular room(s) that you can retreat to in cases of home invasion and/or weather threats.  It is defined as any room in your house that has been set up to provide a secure location that provides you protection during an intrusion or weather event that contains supplies which… Read More

How to Navigate without a Map and Compass

A good survival kit always has a compass in it, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find yourself lost in the wild without any way of gauging your direction. Being able to navigate without a map and compass is not only an integral skill to the survivalist, but an ancient art. With some knowledge and… Read More

Taurus’ New ‘First 24′ Kit

Sometimes preppers simply have to accept a product for what it is, and get past what it is not!  I know of very few items out there in the marketplace today that are truly “end all” items.  If I bought a cast iron skillet for Bug Out campfire cooking, somebody would criticize it for being… Read More