Understanding EMP and Why You Should Prepare For It

You’ve probably read books about EMP like One Second After and have likely heard of the Carrington Event, but what is an EMP and what does it have to with a CME? An Electromagnetic Pulse can be caused by different things like a lightning strike, or a meteor breaking up in the atmosphere, or your car engine… Read More

Build Up Fire Bug Out Bags

The consensus is that nothing feels better or soothes the savage brow than a good campfire.  Just having the flickering flames available for a comfort factor, providing some needed warmth, or available for cooking a hot meal, a fire can be an essential ingredient of having a working Bug Out survival camp set up. Sometimes though… Read More

The Care and Feeding of Socks

The oft quoted proverb “Don’t sweat the small stuff, but it’s all small stuff”, often ignores the common sense point that sometimes forgetting to take care of some of the small stuff items and concerns could end up being a big deal.  And more often than not it turns out some small stuff thing is… Read More

Prepper Priorities for the New Year

Ok preppers, the holiday season is over.  The Christmas presents are open and either now put to good use, lost, or stored in the back of the closet.  The tinseled tree is down, converted into mulch or a flash flame up bonfire.  So, sorry folks, but it is time to get back to work and… Read More

Surviving SHTF Holidays

Regardless of your current survival or SHTF living situation, it is imperative to maintain a lifestyle as close to “normal” as possible.  This includes maintaining regular long time established family traditions such as recognition of birthdays, anniversaries, and yes, even the holiday seasons.  A big, big part of survival success is being able to establish… Read More

Review & Install How-To: Epic Smart Shield Water Filter

After the continued and quite satisfying success of my Epic Pure pitcher-type filter (read my review of the Epic Pure here), I decided to look to Epic again when it came time to upgrade my home water filtration. I wanted an under-sink water filtration system to hook into my home plumbing to free up some… Read More

The Spices of Life

I was lucky to have grown up in a house with two good cooks that taught me how to cook.  Mom was a classic southern “soul” food cooker with menus of fried chicken, pork chops, stews, fresh vegetables and cornbread.  Dad was a fancier cook having learned some of the trade at the famous Blackstone… Read More

Cooking With Fire

Fire is one of the earth’s four cardinal elements and mythology is filled with stories of how mankind got their hands on it in the first place. We do know that being able to make fire changed the face of nutrition, health and human progress forever – and, whether you’re getting together for a barbecue… Read More

Larder Staples

If not at the top of prepper lists, certainly food stocks are very close.  Most preppers understand the basic necessity for water first, but in short order people are going to get hungry.  This natural instinctive urge matters not the circumstances of either bugging in or out.  Basic and consistent nutrition is critical to survival… Read More

Human Clockwork: Survival & Endurance Facts about the Body

The human body at its best should function like a well-calibrated timepiece; in a survival or disaster situation your body might be all you’ve got. We took a closer look at just how much the human body is able to take – and some world records that have pushed it to the edge.  By Alex… Read More

Buy Guns Based on Needs Not Wants

Prepper survivalists tend to be gun people.  That in and of itself is fine, because one of the major concerns during any big time SHTF is defense against outside threats.  Self-defense and protection are huge components to maintaining safety of person, family, property, and survival supply stocks.  But how many guns does that take?  Use… Read More

Give Assistance Not Advice

Today’s fortune cookie from the local China Buffet was indeed prophetic.   “Give assistance not advice during a crisis,” stated the white paper slip from the Chinese cookie.  We know now that a lot of assistance came forth from complete strangers during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  However, a natural disaster such as a hurricane or… Read More

Survival With Disabilities

Survival of the fittest should be taken to apply as much to those who are fit of mind; how many great minds would be lost to history if only the able-bodied were able to make it through a potential survival situation? It could be you or it could be someone in your group that you… Read More