The .22LR is a Prepper’s Best Friend

Ammo in .22 long rifle is cheap and plentiful. Recently, prices for ammo have ticked up, and availability has been squeezed. But if you buy in advance of need, like any good prepper, you shouldn’t have too much trouble building … Continue reading

Is a Resurgence of Prepping on the Horizon?

I have the impression that prepping was more popular a few years ago than it is today. A number of reality shows were launched about that time, partly due to the success of “Doomsday Preppers” (2011-present) but also due to … Continue reading

SHOT Show 2015: highlights (part 2)

There is some good SHOT Show coverage over at: The Firearm Blog The Truth About Guns Guns Holsters and Gear – Shot Show summary I’m interested in new products at SHOT Show that are useful for prepping and survival purposes. … Continue reading

Beartooth Radio for Smart SHTF Communication

Your smart phone is a great prepping and survival tool — as long as the cellular network and/or internet are up and running, and you are not out of range of a cell tower. What do you do for communication … Continue reading

SHOT Show 2015: highlights (part 1)

There is some good SHOT Show coverage over at: The Firearm Blog The Truth About Guns Guns Holsters and Gear – Shot Show summary I’m interested in new products at SHOT Show that are useful for prepping and survival purposes. … Continue reading

Nuclear Proliferation and Islamic Extremists

An extremist Islamic mindset has been the root cause of many terrorist attacks over the last 13 plus years, from the 9/11 attacks in New York City (2001) to the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris (2015) earlier this month. But … Continue reading

The Looming Threat of a Disease Pandemic

Several diseases loom in the distance, like storm clouds on the horizon, as possible sources of a future pandemic. Let’s discuss the possibilities. Ebola is the most recent and most frightening disease to threaten humanity. In Africa, Ebola is already … Continue reading

Survival Nutrition

When the SHTF or the economy collapses or some severe disaster overwhelms the food production and distribution system, what do you need to survive? This post is a discussion of survival nutrition — not the optimum diet for perfect health, … Continue reading

Handgun Stopping Power: One-Shot Stops

I was recently rereading Chuck Hawks on handgun stopping power. Here’s the brief article by Hawks. He discusses Marshall and Sanow, who complied data on police shootings. They determined the percentage of times that one shot to the torso was … Continue reading

SHOT Show 2015: Announcements and Rumors

The annual trade show for the firearms industry begins January 20th. In advance, there are always some pre-show announcements of new products as well as a swathe of tantalizing rumors. Let’s take a quick look at upcoming and rumored new … Continue reading

Prepping for Extreme Cold

Here’s the story at Weather.com: Arctic Cold Blast Continues; Wind Chill Alerts For Over Half U.S. Population The combination of wind and cold air is leading to dangerous and potentially life-threatening wind chills Wednesday over a large part of the … Continue reading

Which Home and Land when the SHTF?

During times of civil unrest, food shortages, natural disasters or other SHTF scenarios, it is better to live somewhere with land, than in an apartment or condo. Land can be used to grow food. Arable land is any land that … Continue reading