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How to Bug Out from a Congested City in Five Steps

Cities are getting heavily congested as our society grows and more people decide to live in the city. Some of the worst traffic in America includes cities like Atlanta, Chicago, Honolulu, Boston, Seattle, New York, Houston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. People want to be where all the action’s at, which creates congestion and – for many – frustration. Whether you live in the mentioned cities or not, in times of crisis, any city can quickly become congested. There’s nothing wrong with living in the city, of course. Many people…

Bug Out Tip: Layers To Live By

After visiting San Diego in my youth I thought how wonderful it would be to live in a climate that had roughly one season. True San Diego does experience four seasons but not like where I live. The thought of a perpetual summer was enticing.  More time to play in the warm weather and not having to wear a lot of different clothing or layers. Alas I never moved and as I got older I am very happy that I didn’t. True four seasons keeps it interesting. There is a…

A Desperate Migration Pt. II

Photo courtesy of mknobil at everystockphoto.com Well a short 4 months ago I wrote a post on Human Migration.  As I am sure most of you are aware,  a child migration is under way.  This is not new to humanity, but it sure is causing a stir here in our country.  The big issue in the first post was, ‘How would we react?’  It would appear that we don’t know what to do. The two camps are actually in somewhat of an agreement:  we can’t take them.  Or maybe the…

Secure Wealth and Purchasing Power by Buying and Owning Physical Precious Metals

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Guest Post: Adventures in Survival #2: Water Storage

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 really easy to see where we might prioritize for our own preps. Enjoy! -TRW   Adventures in Survival: #2 Water Storage When it comes to survival and a shtf situation you can never have enough…

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

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 and it’s a pleasure to share them with you. He’s like many of us: working man, with a new family, recently relocated, with a mortgage, car payment, etc. Yet he still has ways to work…

A Desperate Migration

Pineslayer sent me a thought provoking post the other day and I thought I’d share it with you.  Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments below. -Jarhead Survivor ————————————————————– Humans have been on the move forever. Whether it be for adventure or resources, we long to see what is over that next hill. Along the way we ran into countless obstacles, mountains, rivers, predators, and other forms of ourselves. Obviously we conquered them all, but not without sacrifice and cooperation. These days migration still…

Making Clothes After TSHTF – Question From A Reader

I received an email from a reader recently that gave me pause for thought.  It was one of those subjects you should be thinking about, but you’re probably not.  After all, getting your AR15 ready for TEOTWAWKI is a hell of a lot sexier than darning a pair of socks or sewing a new pair of pants from scratch. So this reader put the question to me and since I don’t so much past repairing a rip or sewing a button back on I’m going to put it to the…