Chef 5 Minute Meal Review

April 7, 2014

Awhile back I received a package from Chef Minute Meals.  This was one of those packages I love to get because there was food in it!  What’s really cool about these meals is that it’s a little like an MRE.  It doesn’t have all the extras like peanut butter and cheese, but it does contain […]

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Giveaway: Urban Survival Course with Prepared Associates

April 4, 2014

Hey everyone, it’s Friday! And to celebrate the awesomeness that is the oncoming of the beloved weekend, we have a really great giveaway for you today: Prepared Associates, a Maine-based company committed to helping people learn to prepare for the worst, is giving away a slot for one of you, our wonderful readers, in their […]

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Guest Post: Armored Vehicles

April 3, 2014

I was contacted a couple weeks ago by a representative for The Armored Group, LLC, asking if we’d like a guest post on something a bit different – armored vehicles. The Armor Group specializes in selling new and used armored vehicles: everything from strengthened limos and sedans all the way up to ex-SWAT vehicles, money […]

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Guest Post: Adventures in Survival #3: Firearms

April 2, 2014

If you’ve been following along these past couple days, NoSox has been donating a series of articles about how he’s getting rolling being prepared. He’s been organized and kind enough to share prices of items he’s bought, mindsets, and why he’s gone about things the way he has. It’s been great, and here is his […]

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Guest Post: Adventures in Survival #2: Water Storage

April 1, 2014

We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s post, NoSox’s contribution about getting started in food procurement. Today’s post he goes over how he gets his family set up for water storage. Lots of good ideas here, but mainly it’s about just getting off your hindquarters and doing it. He shares how much he spends, which makes it […]

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Guest Post: “Adventures in Survival #1: Food”

March 31, 2014

A couple weeks back, we had a fellow who goes by the handle “NoSox” write up a pretty good blog post and it went over quite well….and he was kind enough to send us a three-part series called “Adventures in Survival” about how he gets his preps rolling. He has some really great, organized ideas […]

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How do you prepare for THIS?

March 28, 2014

  You wanna know what scares the holy living bejeezus out of me? Tsunamis. I live about 25 miles inland from the Southern Maine coast, and it’s relatively flat land, with little terrain until you get immediately west of me. Worse yet, I work about a mile from the coast of the Atlantic ocean. If […]

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Dirt Simple Seeds

March 27, 2014

I got a comment last week asking for some simple seed saving tips. Now, let me preface this with a warning, seed saving is one of those things that starts out really easy and then sucks you in as you try to master all of the subtleties.  So, I’m going to limit this post to […]

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Survival Knife vs Hatchet – A Question of Gear

March 26, 2014

Awhile back I asked if given a choice between a hatchet or a knife, which would you rather have in a survival situation?  I got back many comments about how an axe is superior to a knife and so on. I’m asking the same question again, but I want to make it very clear this time […]

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CJ’s Root Cellar Thoughts

March 25, 2014

Steve suffering in NJ asked about root cellars last week. I’ve fiddled around with this a bit, so I’m going to share some of what I’ve learned.  But I’m going to keep it simple, if you want to get into the nitty gritty details, I can’t recommend highly enough, “Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of […]

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SHTFblog news, giveaway teaser

March 24, 2014

Ugh…Monday. Here we go again! Well, as you’re drudging through your morning coffee and getting yourself psyched up for work, maybe you can help us here at out a bit. You guys’ (and gals’!) input is always valuable to us, since you’re who we do this for. In the next few weeks, you might […]

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Advertiser Spotlight:

March 21, 2014

I’d like to start periodically having a “spotlight” on our advertisers, so you can get to know them a little bit better. Our advertisers are the reason you guys can come here every weekday and read something new, something fresh, and learn just a little bit more (plus contribute your ideas!) to keep you and […]

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Calamity’s Corner

March 20, 2014

It’s that time again! We’re listening to YOU today. What are you planning for spring? What would you like to see us cover here on your favorite prepping blog? Do you have big plans for this year? Are you strengthening your preps for anything specific?  What can we help with? Do you know where the […]

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