Category Archives: basics

11 Bartering Tips for Preppers

1. The most important tip when bartering is have something valuable to barter. And that means storing up bartering items before the SHTF. The best bartering items don’t cost much before the SHTF, are easy to store, and will be … Continue reading

Harvesting Wild Birds for Food after the SHTF

In the not-so-rural area where I live (in Massachusetts), we have ducks, geese, and wild turkeys wandering about town. Sometimes I have to stop my car, to let a few wild turkeys cross the road. And the local park is … Continue reading

Hygiene – a Sensitive Survival Topic

This is one of my previous posts that I have updated and reposted. Any number of short to long-term disasters could leave you without power and/or running water. The result is a serious but difficult topic in prepping: hygiene. Without … Continue reading

Metal Foam for Body Armor

It seems to me that advances in cell phone technology proceed at a very rapid pace, while advances in firearms, ammo, and body armor move at a snail’s pace. I suppose there are cultural and economic reasons why the one … Continue reading

Prepping Isn’t Complicated! How To Get Started

If you are new to prepping or if you have been thinking and reading about prepping, but haven’t started yet, I have something to say to you: Prepping is not complicated. Don’t over think it. Don’t delay, waiting until you … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Earthquake Strikes Bay Area — A Live Report

Butch here reporting from the Bay Area of California where we were awakened last night at 3:22am by a strong earthquake.  I live about 40 miles away from the epicenter but was still jolted out of bed by pretty violent … Continue reading

A Crash Course On Prepping

Me and a Prepper friend of mine were talking prepping last night while we were out having a couple of beers.  My friend Ned is a pretty serious prepper and very savvy too.  He basically lives by the book The … Continue reading

7 Ways To Get Serious About Prepping

Let’s face facts. Quite a few “Preppers” are mostly reading and talking about prepping. They have not gotten serious about the craft, or maybe I should say “lifestyle”. If a read SHTF disaster were to strike, they would have some … Continue reading