SHTF blog – Modern Survival

Giveaway: Olight PL-PRO Valkyrie Flashlight & Flash Sale

Building off my review of the Olight PL-PRO, SHTFblog is partnering with our friends at Olight to give away one PL-PRO Valkyrie weapon light to a lucky SHTFblog follower. Enter the giveaway here. The PL-PRO tactical light has a retail value of $129.95. This is light offers a lot of power for the price. Additional features include: extremely power 1500 lumens with 280 meters of throw rail mount capabilities rechargeable battery magnetic USB charging cable quick attach level for fast removal and installation lockout mode and strobe features Olight One-Day…

How Likely is a SHTF Scenario or Situation?

What is an SHTF Scenario? The acronym SHTF stands for “sh*t hits the fan.” It’s often used in expressions that refer to a situation that goes from bad to worse. It can refer to catastrophic scenarios, like when the storm surge during Hurricane Katrina caused the dams to burst, or it can allude to a personal disaster, such as job loss after an extensive and costly illness. by Jolina Flower, an Expat Prepper living in Mexico Individual responses to an SHTF scenario are as varied as the type of SHTF…

Top Ten Best Survival Board Games

The COVID-19 coronavirus quarantine has got everyone going a little bit stir crazy. People are stuck in their homes. Kids are not at school. Most people can’t even get out during the day to go to work. You’ve watched almost every post-apocalyptic movie out there – now what? How do you pass the time and stay sane? Survival board games, of course. by Derrick James The games in this list are great for any SHTF scenario, not just a quarantine. Stack them on the shelf in your survival bunker! The…

Attention SHTFblog and Prepper Press Followers

This blog post is intended as an announcement for SHTFblog and Prepper Press email subscribers. Prepper Press has acquired (or re-acquired after many years) SHTFblog.com. For this reason, email subscribers, particularly Prepper Press subscribers, will see changes coming to how the emails look. In other words, don’t be alarmed if you see emails coming in the near future – or present – from SHTFblog instead of Prepper Press. This is not a rebranding of Prepper Press, but an expansion of our business footprint. Prepper Press will continue as a book…

Book Review: US Military’s Dog Training Handbook

Dogs are commonly discussed as being a part of various preppers’ preparedness plans, but those discussions are typically centered on whether you’re better to have a dog or not; and if you have a dog, which dog is the best for survival. Less commonly discussed is how to actually use that dog in a survival situation; and ultimately, how to train it. Dogs in Survival Situations It should be no surprise to anyone that dogs have many uses, particularly in survival situations. Soldiers have known their value since ancient times. Egyptians,…

Will Climate Change Attract More People to Prepping?

Climate change is all over the news. Let’s take a look at what this might mean for preppers and the prepping market as a whole, but first… Is Climate Change Real? Climate change is a political subject, and in today’s political climate, that means it’s a polarizing subject. Those on the right say it isn’t happening. Those on the left say the sky is falling. There isn’t much common ground. Self-identifying as the political middle, I generally try to avoid political subjects these days. Those on the left call me…

Seven Deadly Prepper Sins

Recycling cans is good. But recycling faulty intel is bad. Yet so much of the general prepping information floating around includes recycled information based more on wishful thinking and post-apocalyptic fiction books than on science and historical lessons. By Doc Montana, contributing author to SHTFblog Common sense has its limits. Sitting in a comfy chair designing your post-apocalyptic survival strategy can be entertaining, but play your scenario out further with all the grit of a real SHTF and you will quickly see that many prepper plans might be little more…

Bugging Out With Your Best Friend

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably given some thought to “bugging out.” You may even have a solid kit and plan. It’s relatively simple when you’re a single manor woman. When you start adding in children, spouses, and pets, things get complicated. If faced with the situation, you may choose to leave your dog at home to protect the house. Personally, I wouldn’t leave my dog at home. She would pee on my nice clean carpet, get into the trash, jump on the couch, and puke everywhere. If the fire…