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Secure This House

Consider any house, any house at random, or own your house.  You’ve decided, for a whole host of practical and realistic reasons, that if and when a significant SHTF occurs, a Bug In is your best option.  After all, this is your home.  You’ve lived there for years in relative comfort.  You know every inch… Read More

The Ultimate SHTF Bug Out Camp Trailer

Concepts abound for how to provide shelter in the wilds after a bug out escape has been executed.  The sheltering ideas are as diverse as there are preppers and the personalities of people wanting get out of Dodge when things go south.  The options vary from the totally austere use of a mere tarp thrown… Read More

Take A Look at the Largest Bunker Community on Earth

Some people spend their disposable income on timeshares in the Bahamas or condos in Vail. Vivos Group, a California based prepping company, is appealing to an entirely different demographic: preppers. The company has started a survival shelter community in South Dakota. More specifically, they have repurposed over 500 old military bunkers for prepper purposes. While… Read More

Survival Books for Your Bunker

Be honest, you probably own somewhere between a handful and a shelf-full of various survival and prepping oriented books. And you have the intention of reading them, but know that you probably won’t unless you absolutely must. My personal survival oriented book collection occupies about eleven linear feet of shelf space. While the books address many… Read More

Surviving Alone

What if SHTF?  You are the only one home at the time when it hits.  Your kids are grown and gone.  Your wife is gone at work.  It is dark outside.  You hear nothing; see nothing.  There are no cars on the streets. When you finally venture out of the house early the next day… 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

Tornado Talk

Well, most of our readers will probably remember that I live in NW Iowa.  We’ve been dodging more than our fair share of bad weather the past week.  In fact, this post is being typed up in Word, because we haven’t had internet since Monday. Storm after storm, floods on top of floods, and of… Read More

Making a Living on the Doomstead

As many of you probably know, I’m not a big fan of the whole “Bugging Out” thing, or remote emergency bunker locations. Most people espousing this strategy are trying to have their cake and eat it too. They live somewhere that they know isn’t going to to do well in a SHTF situation. Usually they… Read More

PSA – Tornadoes

I’ve lived the majority of my life in Tornado Alley. Tornadoes are high on the list of Things Calamity Preps For.  Because of this I have certain rules, I only live in places with underground shelter. Food stores are kept at least half in that shelter. Water stores are kept entirely in that shelter. Tornado… Read More

More Insulating Concrete Form

I had lots of questions from my post on Tuesday, so I thought I’d answer them in a post so others can find the answers quicker. irishdutchuncle what material is used to hold back the concrete for the ceiling itself? steel? foam? could you do the job with “pre stressed” concrete precast panels? when you… Read More

Insulated Concrete Forms

Wow, what a Monday. QE3. 3 people! I rarely bother see movies when they get to 3’s. I always figure they’ve worn what ever premise started the enterprise a little thin by the time they get past 2. I’ll be the first to admit economics was not a subject I took many classes in. If… Read More

SHTF Housing Solution – Multigenerational

One of my favorite writers is fond of saying that SHTF will more likely take the form of your brother-in-law sleeping on the couch than raving zombie mobs stealing your food.  In many countries multigenerational housing is the norm as citizens try to combat poverty and lack of infrastructure.  Three or more generations living together… Read More

Perimeter Options

If you start talking about weathering an upheaval, with a group of people in a particular location, you’ll eventually have to have a conversation about The Perimeter.  If one of your members has determined that barbed wire  security fence and cougars are the best option, you may have to have more than one conversation on… Read More