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You Alone in the Maine Woods – the Free Little Orange Book

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has been distributing a little orange book called You Alone in the Maine Woods for Maine outdoor enthusiasts since 1972, and updating it over the years as necessary. They pack a lot of useful information in 67 pages, illustrations, survival tips, etc. The book is small and light enough that it’s easy to toss in your day pack, tackle box, vehicle survival kit or jacket pocket. Being specific to Maine, there are some topics covered that may not apply to someone lost…

Drinking Water Preparedness Storage Strategy – 55 Gallon Barrels versus Sure Water Tank

My greatest preparedness weakness right now is also the most basic – water. Water is life. There’s no sense spending your time buying hoity toity Mountain House #10 cans unless you’ve first got a supply of water. I’m guilty of this. Water always comes out when I turn the faucet on. I, like most anyone living in the U.S., take water for granted. I have delayed my water preps, because: I have municipal water and the pumping station has a big, kick ass auto-start generator that fires up the instant…

Entry into Maine’s 200 Hundred Pound Plus Big Buck Club

Hunting Maine whitetail is different than hunting deer in other states. Whereas deer hunting in some states is on leased land with deer feeders and food plots, in Maine you pretty much just walk into the woods and start hunting, private land or public (unless it’s posted). From my biased perspective, this is more like “true” hunting. Watching some of these ESPN hunting shows I see people sitting behind a blind and then some monster buck strolls by and the hunters whisper things like “this is the 3rd buck we’ve…

Mosin Nagant 7.62x54R Barter Rifle and Cabelas

Russian Infantry – World War I – Armed with Mosin Nagants I’ve long thought that a single shot 12 gauge shotgun with a few boxes of shells would make a good SHTF barter piece, particularly for people that don’t have any sort of firearm WTSHTF. They’re cheap, simple and versatile. You can buy a used one for like 50 bucks. by Derrick James, SHTFblog founder and blogger at Prepper Press Enter the Mosin Nagant 7.62x54R I came home from work the other day and saw THIS on the Cabela’s flyer:…

Preparing to Survive the Sun’s Next Coronal Mass Ejection (CME)

“This is clearly not something you ever want to experience.” John Kappenman, Owner and Principal Consultant for Storm Analysis Consultants, graduate in Electrical Engineering, and expert in space weather and EMP impacts on electrical power grids, has issued his warning – beware the sun’s next, inevitable, large coronal mass ejection (CME)! by Derrick James What are we talking about? We’re talking about an eruption of sun power (or from a nuclear-triggered EMP wave). (Get the EMP threat report.) Kappenman explained in an interview that civilization as we know it has…

SHTF Home Brew Equipment? CHECK! Beer Self-Reliance

This post is written as one big THANK YOU to all the readers that have supported SHTFblog since the first post back on November 19th, 2007 (National Ammo Day). It’s been 10 months. My intent has always been to use the “SHTF money” toward SHTF “stuff”. I have by no means gotten rich off this blog, and figuring the time and effort involved, the value of my time (financially speaking) would’ve been far better spent somewhere else. BUT – this blog also servers a self-entertainment role. In any case, I’m…

New DeWalt AR-15 Nail Gun on the Market

Just when you thought home improvement projects couldn’t get any more fun, just when you thought you had seen every type of AR-15, introducing the new DeWalt AR-15 nail gun! It can drive a 6-D nail threw a 2 X 4 at 200 yards. This makes construction a real breeze. You can sit in your lawn chair, and build a fence. Just get the wife and kids, to hold the fence boards in place. You sit back, relax, and sip a frrrrrrrrosty cold beverage. When they have the board in…

Survival Scanners for SHTF . . . Scanning

So I gave you a post on CB Radios for SHTF communication, now lets discuss scanners. These things are rippin’! I have an old Bearcat scanner that my father gave me. While I don’t use it often (or even have it plugged in), if SHTF this item would be supah sweet. by Derrick James, SHTFblog founder “Holy Hell, Honey! The community is falling into chaos. There’s a fire in the distance, another over there. I hear gun shots!” “I’ll fire up the trusty scanner. Let’s figure out what’s going down,…