The Long-Term Long-Distance Bug-out

Many prepper websites discuss the bug-out. Some disaster scenario unfolds, and your home is no longer safe. You grab your bug-out bags, plural — one for each family member — and hit the road in your favorite bug-out vehicle. Then, … Continue reading

Gold Confiscation and Currency Demonetization

Never underestimate the cleverness of government in finding new ways to screw you out of your money. Gold In the United States, the Gold Reserve Act of 1934 outlawed the possession of gold bullion, gold certificates, and most gold coins. … Continue reading

Why Every Prepper Should Own A Revolver

The usefulness of shotguns, rifles, and semi-auto pistols is indisputable. But the humble revolver deserves a place in your gun safe, for several compelling reasons. 1. Reliability A well-made revolver is ultra-reliable. Load the firearm, throw it in a gun … Continue reading

Foods that Replenish Your Electrolytes

Only six electrolytes — minerals needed by the blood in fairly large amounts — are obtained from the diet. 1. Sodium 2. Chloride 3. Magnesium 4. Potassium 5. Calcium 6. Phosphorus The first two are provided by table salt: sodium … Continue reading

A Quick Primer On The New Ebola Vaccine

The news headlines have proclaimed that the new Ebola vaccine is “100% effective”. That’s not an accurate statement. This post will summarize the most important information about the vaccine, and correct some inaccuracies in news sources. Here is the medical … Continue reading

The 11 Most Important Foods To Store

Storing food is one of the bedrock tasks of any serious Prepper. When the SHTF, you can buy food at much higher prices — if any is still available. You can grow your own food, if you have the resources … Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of Shotguns for Self-Defense

One of the most commonly recommended firearms for home defense purposes is the humble shotgun. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of this type of gun for self-defense. PROS 1. Accuracy Being a long gun fired from … Continue reading

The Gun Rights Divide in the U.S.

What will happen to gun rights and gun laws, now that the President-elect and both houses of Congress are controlled by conservatives? Is the Second Amendment safe for now? Not in every State. I’ve noticed that, during the Obama administration, … Continue reading

Survival Scenarios: Sick or Injured when the SHTF

The typical prepping and survival plan assumes that the prepper is healthy and fit. You plan to grow some of your own food. That takes a lot of manual labor. You better be in good health. You plan to be … Continue reading

Lynchpin Disaster Scenarios

Prepping blogs often talk about big disaster scenarios, where a major event causes major damage to society. What I’d like to discuss in this post is lynchpin disasters, where a minor event causes major damage, or where an event in … Continue reading

No Internet equals No Food

I touched on this subject in a previous post: Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet. In considering what would happen if we lost the internet for a lengthy period of time, I reached a strange but compelling … Continue reading

A New Type of SHTF Disaster: IoT

Some possible disasters are easy to understand and imagine, such as: hurricanes, earthquakes, power outages, etc. Other disasters are less readily apparent. I’ve posted previously on how an extended nationwide internet outage would collapse the economy and empty grocery store … Continue reading