When it comes to your bug-out bag -- given the limits you have in terms of space and weight -- the best survival items you can pack are those that are lightweight, have multiple uses, and don't take up much space.
Posted: March 27, 2015, 5:25 pm
If I were to guess, activated charcoal is probably not one of the items found in your med kit right now.
Well, it's time you change that...
The thing is, in a long-term disaster or a post-collapse situation, you'll likely not have access to professional medical help. And if you or your loved one accidentally ingests something poisonous, it could end up being a very bad day for you or yours.
Posted: March 17, 2015, 4:16 am
As preppers we all know the importance of keeping our firearms and electronics free from moisture when they are put away for storage. For this reason, before caching or storing items such as these for the long term its crucial you include some type of dessicant (or water absorber) in with your stored items.
Posted: February 28, 2015, 3:17 am
Hey guys, just wanted to quickly let you know about a document I found buried in the CDC website. It's an older document (written in 1998) that provides an excellent resource for Ebola prevention in a time when modern medical facilities might not be available.
Posted: October 25, 2014, 5:44 pm
Most preppers get the idea that communication is an important capability to have during an emergency. Despite this understanding though, few preppers have a solid communication plan in place beyond a few two-way walkie-talkie devices and the false hope that their cellphone will still function. If that describes you (like it did me a few years ago), […]
Posted: August 23, 2014, 11:58 pm
For preppers, survivalists and others desiring to have other means of electricity when the grid goes down, solar has always been a valid means of off-grid power. And in recent years, there’s been significant advances and interest in portable solar chargers that are capable of charging cellphones, tablets and other small electronics while in an emergency, […]
Posted: August 23, 2014, 1:22 pm
Back in 1995, Richard Preston wrote a #1 New York Time’s best-seller by the name of The Hot Zone which gave a startling view into the deadly seriousness and history of the Ebola Virus. It’s a truly horrifying disease: bleeding from the ears, eyes, and anus; black vomit; liquefying organs and brain matter — death for 90% of […]
Posted: August 6, 2014, 5:17 pm
If you were in a SHTF situation, which one would you rather have – a bow or a firearm? Before you gun nuts (me included) start saying there is no contest, I thought I’d use this article to maybe not so much change your mind but to expand your understanding of the capabilities and advantages of […]
Posted: July 31, 2014, 5:24 pm
Editor’s Note: In order to provide some inspiration and help others in their prepping journey, I like to include some personal experiences from my readers showing off some of their experiences and lessons-learned. Here’s the latest from Laurey in Vermont (one of my favorite states). If you have any experiences you’d like to share, feel […]
Posted: July 24, 2014, 10:09 pm
As preppers we tend to accumulate stuff. This, for obvious reasons, is a good thing, but on the other hand, our pantries, closets and other storage places tend to fill up. In many ways prepping and hoarding can be a fine line (except our stuff is much cooler ). At any rate, to save space, it’s […]
Posted: July 18, 2014, 7:28 pm