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
What Is Happening In recent years, especially in developing countries, national governments have been escalating their war on cash. Although the claim is for the safety and convenience of its citizens, it’s nothing less than “a despotic attack by the ruling elites on the personal privacy and liberties of their citizens.” This drive towards a “cashless society” […]
Posted: July 9, 2014, 6:29 pm
You might not think dehydrated toothpaste blobs are such a novel idea but keep in mind, every little bit of weight savings helps in lightening the load of your bug out bag -- making for easier travel when you need it most.
Posted: July 9, 2014, 2:57 pm
What we nowadays take for granted, could become life-threatening in a collapse type situation.
For example, a good friend of mine got a simple scratch from his cat which developed into sepsis. Because he was able to get to a doctors and be treated with antibiotics nothing really happened but the thought came to him, if he didn't have access to modern medicine, he probably would not be here right now.
Posted: June 30, 2014, 9:16 pm
It's no secret that the United Nations has been after global gun disarmament for all citizens of all countries for some time now.
They've even been pushing (thankfully, unsuccessfully so far) for a binding international treaty that will supersede the US Constitution -- with the full support of our current administration let me add.
Posted: June 27, 2014, 7:14 pm