The Benefits Of Playing Paintball

Recently I’ve gotten interested in paintball and have found it to be one of my favorite new hobbies.  In this post I will try to explain the basics of paintball, the benefits that I see from it and hopefully garner … Continue reading

Survival Gardening: 8 Costly Mistakes

I participate in a local community gardening program. For a modest fee, I rent some gardening space at a local farm. It’s fertile soil, and they till the garden bed for you. They also provide a water source for watering … Continue reading

6 Reasons Whole Grains are Better for Survival

If/when there is a food shortage or a disruption in the food production and distribution system, whole grains will become much more important. It is axiomatic that whole grains are healthier than refined grains. But most people do not know … Continue reading

Teaching Kids To Shoot

Over the last few months I’ve been bringing my kids to the range with me more often and have been teaching them to shoot.  In this post I’d like to discuss what I think are some of the most important … Continue reading

The Typical American Diet after the SHTF

You will soon be a vegan. Whether you like it or not. If/when the U.S. agricultural system collapses — and we are definitely headed in that direction — there will be very little animal-source food in the marketplace. Prices for … Continue reading

The Impending Severe Vegetable Oil Shortage

The vegetable oil supply in the United States is a house of cards. We import about 30% of the vegetable oil we use, over 5.2 million metric tonnes per year [1]. If that trade is disrupted by some economic or … Continue reading

The Approaching Cash-Only Economy

I was walking around main street, in the small town next to mine, and I noticed a sign: “Cash Only”. It was some type of eatery. Over time I began to notice several other places with the same type of … Continue reading

Bug Out Chic — Or The Opposite?

On the way to work the other day I started taking a closer look at the terrain I was driving through in an attempt to figure out how long it would take me to bike home should the need arise. … Continue reading

7 Reasons to use Transplants in a Survival Garden

Should you direct seed your garden — planting seeds directly in the ground — or grow the seedlings in small containers, then transplant them into the garden? Many crops benefit from the transplant method, for several reasons: 1. Less seed … Continue reading

Getting Back Into Prepping

After a couple of very hectic years trying to keep up with work and dealing with a crazy travel schedule Butch is finally home and getting back into prepping.  That is not to say that I ever stopped prepping but … Continue reading

Giving Away Food when the SHTF

If you have a large cache of stored foods and perhaps also a survival garden, you are well-prepared for any disaster scenario that disrupts the food supply. But a certain problem is inevitable. Most persons do not store food. Most … Continue reading

My Top 20 Survival Food Crops

In alphabetical order, not order of importance, here are my top 20 picks for survival food crops: 1. amaranth – high in carbs, a complete protein, high yielding, easy to harvest (no hulling). 2. beans – good source of protein, … Continue reading