Author Archives: Butch C.

Survival Bunkers

Recently I saw a show called Extreme Survival Bunkers on TV that got me to thinking. The show detailed several different people and their plans for building bunkers to ride out any mass casualty or TEOTWAWKI events.  If you’re looking … Continue reading

The SODIS Method Of Water Purification

Solar Water Disinfection or SODIS as it is called is a relatively simple and straightforward method for disinfecting drinking water.  In short the SODIS process uses the sun’s energy to purify water that is questionable or known to be unsafe. … Continue reading

Shelter In Place?

During the mayhem that followed the bombings last week at the Boston marathon citizens were advised to “shelter in place” for their safety.  Just about everyone in the country was glued to their television sets watching as events unfolded so … Continue reading

Survival Gardening; Start Sooner Rather Than Later

There are many things to consider when starting a survival garden including how much land is required, which crops are appropriate for your part of the country, and which crops will give you the nutrition you need.  Thoreau has done … Continue reading

Survival Fiction; Entertaining and Educational

I’ve probably read three dozen books on prepping and survival and have enjoyed most of them very much.  I’ve also learned quite a bit from most of them.   Non-fiction survival manuals as well as fictional novels both have something … Continue reading

Preparing For Summer

As the weather changes and summer approaches now is a good time to do a quick inventory to make sure you’re appropriately prepared for the potential emergencies the new season brings. At least two times a year (usually when we … Continue reading

Keeping Emergency Cash On Hand

When the power goes out during a major disaster or even a fairly common winter storm or summer hurricane there is no doubt that cash is king.  Without electricity credit and debit cards are all but useless. Perhaps in a … Continue reading

How To Open A Can Without A Can Opener

Whenever I go to the store I usually spend a few extra minutes wandering around looking for any good prepping items that I may need to stock up on, that are on sale, or perhaps that I just never thought … Continue reading

Getting To Know Your Iron Sites

It recently occurred to me that when it comes to rifle shooting I have been way too reliant on fancy optics and not nearly as proficient with the iron sites that come with and are so integral to the weapon … Continue reading

Flashlights For Everyday Carry

Here at Prep-Blog we’ve talked a lot about how useful pocketknives can be and how we think they’re essential for everyday carry.  Today I’d like to talk about tactical flashlights for everyday carry. There are many reasons to carry a … Continue reading

Keeping Firearms Clean

Keeping your guns clean and in good working order is critical to good preparedness and of course, to firearms safety as well.  A gun that has gone too long between cleanings can bind up and malfunction, misfire, or even start … Continue reading

Communicating During An Emergency

Being able to effectively communicate with family and friends during an emergency is critical.  In the past we’ve seen disasters quickly take down the infrastructure needed for cell phones to operate as well as situations where cell towers were undamaged … Continue reading