Urban/Suburban Survival

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

Footwear When TSHTF

Facebook user Aaron recently asked me to write a post about what to wear on your feet when TSHTF.  This is a really good question with more variables than you might think.  After all, if you can't walk out of a situation (see Calamity's post) for whatever reason you might be in a lot of… Read More

Get Your Kids Outside!

Saturday, April 19, 2014 7:00 PM Today was a good day.  It's a spring day in mid-April and early this afternoon I had my kids in the woods for a few hours.  My little girl is 2 1/2 and my boy will be 5 next month.  I've been promising to show my son how to… Read More

What Happens When You’re 1000 Miles Away And TSHTF?

Hello Everybody.  A reader just sent me this question: ArmyVet here again; I am an over-the-road trucker, Mrs. Army is a housewife. My SHTF concerns should be obvious, what if I am 1,000 + miles from home when IT hit the fan. I have my ruck and 1st aid bag on the truck always, my… Read More