PowerPot – Must Have Nerd Preparedness Tool

There is no question that when it comes to survival in a modern age, access to power is essential. As I’ve stated in previous posts, there are some electronics that ...

Important Rules of a Gun Fight

Have a gun has always been the first rule, however, here is some shooting advice from various Concealed Carry Instructors. Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians. It’s always ...

How to Remove the Barrel on a GSG-5

Please note you should use the ORANGE HANDLE TOOL that ships with the rifle to remove all “phillips type” screws. They are not a standard phillips head and you will ...

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Great Ways to Carry Emergency Cash

As part of my Every Day Carry (EDC) I always like to ...

Abandon Vehicle “Get-Home” Preparedness

When just starting out with disaster preparedness it is important to prepare ...

Bugging-Out? Don’t Forget Your Kindle!

The role of technology during a survival situation is a polarizing subject ...

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You might be a terrorist when …

The U.S. Department of Justice in conjunction with the FBI recently released a PDF outlining how to identify a possible terrorist.  The qualities outlined are disturbing to say the least. So who does the DOJ and the FBI think are suspicious? People that insist on paying cash People that buy weatherproofed ammunition or match containers People that […]

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How To Fly with Firearms

One of my goals is to increase my level of preparedness while I’m on a business trip. I travel about once a month and often it is as far as California. As I’ve talked about before, a great concern of mine is how I would “get home” in the event of a disaster. A big […]

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Storing Food without Reliable A/C or Refrigeration

When the power goes out here in Florida a house can really start to heat up. Recently I had the opportunity to test it out when my old A/C unit finally crapped out. Within a few hours the temperature in the home reached 85º fahrenheit! Luckily this was not a complete power outage so the […]

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Why the hell do I need paracord?

So what the hell is up with paracord?  It is universally on everyone’s survival supply list … but searching for paracord on the internet and all I see is article upon article about how to make bracelets! Going out on a limb here, but I think its safe to assume that its useful because its […]

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How to “Get Home” When on a Business Trip

I just returned from a business trip to New Orleans. Not being the first trip since starting to prep, I was again faced with the harsh reality of still not having the first clue what I would do if I found myself stuck, out of town, during a disaster scenario. How would I travel thousands […]

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A Real Life Account of Post-Collapse Argentina

The following is an account of a student in Argentina during their economic collapse (source: RapidTrends.com via @ShelfRelianceOH). This is the closest thing I’ve read to a “been there done that” guide to surviving TEOTWAWK (The End of the World As We Know It). Life in Post-Collapse Argentina, Oct. 2005 My brother visited Argentina a […]

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The Untold Story of Gun Confiscation After Katrina

Having just returned from a business trip to New Orleans, I was interested in reading more about how people there survived during the Katrina disaster. One of the most disturbing videos was one I found on YouTube from the NRA about how non-violent law abiding citizens had their weapons unlawfully confiscated and destroyed; and at […]

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Everyday Carry – Starting with the Basics

Everyday Carry or EDC, is a term used by the perpper community to refer to the stuff you carry with you everyday. The term is actually more pervasive and is used outside the prepper community as well. In fact there are a number of great websites that allow people to share their EDCs with others. […]

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His an Her Bug Out Bags

My wife and I are planning to trek across the US next week so I unpacked and repacked our Bug-Out-Bags to make sure everything was good to go. Here is a shot of the contents of each of our BOBs: NOTE: This doesn’t include other gear we store in the Jeep, only the essentials if […]

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Survivors, A New Book by James W. Rawles

As a huge fan of Patriots, I was pleased to see another work of fiction by James Wesley Rawless, “Surivors” was available for pre-order at Amazon. Based on the synopsis, the premise for this books sounds a lot like the background for “Patriots” but instead of revolving around a band of well organized “preppers” this […]

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