SHTF blog – Modern Survival

Avoiding “The Purge” TEOTWAWKI

“Reminder: All emergency services will be suspended.” The red cross on the poster has a big black “/” through it. The promo says the support services of the nation, state, city, community, and neighborhood will be out of service for a 12-hour period during “The Purge.” The motto is: Survive the Night. by Dr. John J. Woods, contributing author That was the headline for the 2013 movie The Purge. I have read about the details of the movie plot and you can, too on Wikipedia. Of course, now you can get the…

The Prepper Learning Curve

Often in the process of reading and studying prepper and survival information the terminology can often seem to get confusing.  It is part of the prepper learning process.  For the newbie prepper this can be very confusing until enough knowledge is acquired to sort it all out.  It would be great if somebody would develop a prepping dictionary or encyclopedia, but, as far as I know, there are none yet.   By Dr. John J. Woods, a contributing author to SHTFBlog & Survival Cache But until then, it is up…

The Stranger In the Woods

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you had to bug out by yourself and live alone? Or what it would be like after TEOTWAWKI living by yourself? I approached Michael Finkel’s book, “The Stranger In The Woods,” with curiosity on several levels.  First, the events described take place less than forty-five minutes from where I live, and second, I’ve often wondered what it would be like to just walk away from it all and go live in the woods. By Jarhead Survivor, a Contributing Author of SurvivalCache and…

The Best of Survival Fiction

Hey, even survivalists have to unwind every once in a while. Take a look at some of these fictional stories of survival, hand-picked by us for your entertainment pleasure from movies, TV and books. What’s your favourite fictional survivalist story? By Alex Coyne, a contributing author Want more? Read the Complete List of Post-Apocalyptic Books #1: The Road (2006) The Road was first published in 2006 by author Cormac McCarthy, also known for writing the books behind No Country for Old Men, Child of God and All the Pretty Horses.…

5 Survival Reality Show Screw Ups

Reality TV shows generally tend to go two ways: Either they turn out to be partial or complete fakeries behind the scenes, or in some cases things veer a little too close to reality and people get hurt – in 2011, a contestant was involved in a massive crash on the set of Fear Factor, and that’s not the only case by far. By Alex Coyne, a contributing author of Survival Cache & SHTFBlog Here are some of the worst survivalist reality show screw ups yet… 1. Kid Nation Kid…

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 topics, they fit into about a half dozen specific genres. There are the military survival manuals, the medical and first aid tomes, those pages that address wilderness lore and primitive skills, general prepping, hunting, tracking,…

Mad Max: Fury Road Review

Painted-white War Boys spraying their mouths with chrome paint and riding the Highway of Valhalla.  Oh what a day.  What a lovely day.  Note there are a few spoilers in this review, but nothing significant; there’s little in this film to spoil.  The plot is nil.  But with the action, the post-apocalyptic richness, and utter rage of it all, there’s little plot needed.  To be clear, I don’t often speak favorably of any story lacking in the plot department, but it works here.  The movie is over-the-top; at times hilarious;…

Survival Shows

I’m not a big TV watcher.  We don’t have cable TV at our house and don’t watch any live TV shows, but I do like to pick up the out of season survival shows they put on Amazon and Netflix. My favorite is Dual Survival, but it hasn’t been the same since Dave Canterbury left the show.  Now Cody Lundin has left as well, so I’m curious to see what the newest iteration will look like. Another good one is Ray Mears.  He’s got a good laid back style and…