Prepare for the “likely” Disaster First

I am a total “noob” when it comes to my emergency preparedness and, if you are anything like me, the more you read about all the preparation that “hard-core” preppers ...

Bugging-Out? Don’t Forget Your Kindle!

The role of technology during a survival situation is a polarizing subject for many preppers. Some would likely scoff at the idea that I would count my Kindle as a ...

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 ...


Abandon Vehicle “Get-Home” Preparedness

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

Drones aren’t just for the Military Anymore

The Predator Drone or MQ-1 Predator is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ...

Great Ways to Carry Emergency Cash

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

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The Journey Begins …

I’d like to say that the origins for my interest in “prepping” stems from the terrifying realization of the frailties of modern life rooted in a deep seated libertarian political perspective … but the truth is it all began with Zombies. As with most of my “kind” (e.g. fellow nerds) I was obsessed with science […]

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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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Getting Started with Ham Radio

Communication is one thing we “Nerds” take for granted in today’s modern age. For me, the very thought of not having my iPhone immediately on hand is hard to imagine. But what if the electrical grid goes down or cell-towers and switches stop working either locally or nationally? How would you communicate then? The only […]

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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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Every Prepper Should Have an LLC

An LLC or Limited Liability Corporation is one of the simplest corporate structures you can setup as an individual and for anyone looking to seriously get into prepping, I’d strongly recommend forming one. There are a number of reasons why you might want to have your own LLC. Here are just some of the motivations […]

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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: 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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Ford Transit Connect as a “Covert” Bug-Out Vehicle

A Bug-Out vehicle (BOV) is a critical choice to make if you do not live at your Bug-Out Location fulltime (BOL), but much like a Bug-Out Bag (BOB) there is really no one BOV for every situation. Traditional thinking is to go big, minimal electronics, diesel, and off-road … but for situations that are not […]

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Initial Skills Assessment

When the SHTF, skills trump gadgets every time. I am woefully deficient in relevant skills so this obviously needs to the biggest area of focus for me. To begin, here are what I would consider my relevant skills to date (don’t laugh): I am proficient with my handguns. I practice weekly at the range and […]

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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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How to Communicate When the Phones are Down

I was reading a fantastic post by “The Survival Mom” on “How to Communicate When the Phones are Down”. ¬†She makes a lot of great suggestions including: Solar/Battery/Crank powered Emergency Radio Two-Way Radios Citizen’s Band (CB) radio HAM radio Satellite phones Police Scanners People networks “information chains” Shortwave radio Having survived through Hurricane Charlie here […]

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