Gear Review: Olight PL-PRO Valkyrie Flashlight

Looking for a white weapon light to attach to my AR-15, I started researching my options. As with other AR-15 attachments, the quantity of options available to consumers is virtually limitless. I am no expert when it comes to AR-15 attachments, let alone ARs. So, if you’re like me, trying to sort through those available options becomes a little overwhelming. by Derrick James, SHTFblog founder and blogger at Prepper Press The whole decision-making process went something like this… I finally got my Aimpoint PRO. Now I need a light. But…

How to Prepare for a Meat Shortage

A meat shortage is playing out due to coronavirus. Time will show how bad it gets, but if you want to ensure that both you and your family don’t have to resort to a vegan diet, there are things you can do. by Aden Tate, homesteader and author of The Faithful Prepper I don’t know about you, but I enjoy eating meat. The thought of not being able to do so doesn’t sound like a lot of fun to me. Yet here we are, seeing news article after news article…

Gear Review – Tiny Thumb Tac Compass

I have kept a “last-ditch” survival kit for years. It’s small enough if I needed to dump everything else, I can slip this in my pocket and still have a fighting chance. Despite all the time I spend thinking about such things, I was still missing a compass. There are several methods of rudimentary direction finding, but if I can back up my Suunto with something the size of a dime, that’s a no brainer. The search began. by J. Bridger, contributing writer Thumb Tac Compass is Small When looking…

Bat Guano and the Vegetable Garden

Without a doubt, bat guano has always been an effective organic fertilizer. That’s because it offers various benefits to your garden. They even sell it as a fertilizer mix. But wait! Do you even know what bat guano is? Well, you’ve come to the right place.  Here we will discuss all you need to know about bat guano and how to use this organic fertilizer on your vegetable garden. So, without further ado, let’s get started, shall we?  What is Bat Guano?  Bat guano is basically a type of fertilizer…

Finding Freedom Through Food Independence

Freedom is a multifaceted diamond. It is costly, born after a period of great pressure, and precious. Living a life devoid of debt is one facet. Debt makes one a slave to the debtor, and a slave is not free. Less regulation is an aspect of freedom. The possession of arms protects freedom. And though it’s arguably not the most important facet, the one that probably resonates with preppers the most is food independence. by Aden Tate, contributing writer and author of The Faithful Prepper Food independence is freedom. The…

Modern Airguns: Calibers, Power, and Types

I was wrapping up a morning of pigeon control and headed to the truck when a straggler swooped in and perched on a cow barn roof, 40 yards away. Snap… Whap! The .22-caliber pellet struck with a decisive blow. Amidst a shower of feathers, the pigeon slid down the corrugated-steel roof and plopped within inches of a disinterested cow. Others located mere feet from the gun continued to munch on hay. The farmer was happy, his milk supply was uninterrupted, and his dairy was a couple dozen pigeons lighter. Although…

Surviving in the Wilderness Using the Rule of Threes

Pop quiz! by Jarhead Survivor, contributing writer What’s the first thing you should do or look for when you’re lost in the woods and you realize you’re going to spend the night out there?  If you said food you’re not alone. Unfortunately, you’re also wrong.  For some reason, when people think about getting lost – especially if it’s going to be overnight – they want to go looking for food first. Read through the following scenario and then we’ll revisit it after looking at the Survival Rule of Threes. Hypothetical Wilderness…

Suppressor Alternatives – No Noise or $200 Stamp

Looking for an alternative to the suppressor? Trying to shoot quietly but don’t want to spend $200 and deal with the hassle of a federal stamp? This post is for you. by Steve Markwith, contributing writer and author of Survival Guns At the time of this writing, COVID-19 is running rampant. Beyond meager supplies of hand sanitizer and toilet paper, perhaps the cupboard is looking alarmingly bare. The neighbor’s cat could be safe for the time being, but those annoying backyard squirrels might have more appeal with each passing day.…