Urban/Suburban Survival

Maine Primitive Skills School

I was recently able to attend the Maine Primitive Skills School in Augusta, Maine.  Over the years I’ve spent a lot of time in the forests here in Maine and I’m very comfortable in that environment; however, I know what I don’t know.  Any woodsman will tell you they are always ready to learn more… Read More

Drones For Security

A couple of months ago while attending my daughter’s Saturday soccer game, I noticed a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) or drone conducting a grid pattern over the field.  It was silent and I don’t think anybody else for the most part even noticed it.   They are that quiet and unobtrusive.  The drone’s altitude was probably… Read More

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

Dwell Time

Never confuse dwell time with idle time.  AR rifle aficionados will know the technical understanding of the term “dwell time”, but here is the short course.  ARs or any gas operated rifle for that matter require a certain amount of gas pressure from the ignition of powder burning from a round in the rifle chamber… Read More

8 Tips For Flying With A Firearm

There is a misconception out there that traveling with a firearm is difficult or a pain in the ass.  In my opinion this could not be further from the truth.  Recent changes by the TSA have made it even easier then it was before.  With just a little bit of pre-trip planning, you can provide… 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

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

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

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

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

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

Warrantless Searches

Folks, kiss all privacy good bye. Warrantless searches are now the normal. Apparently we're supposed to give up every last freedom we thought we had the right to.  Protesting of course has been illegal for some time now, one must get permits and permit to being corralled into "Freedom Zones." Filming the militarized police in… Read More