Category Archives: basics

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

Catching Up On Prepping

After six or eight solid months of a crazy hectic schedule at work I’m finally back to concentrate on prepping and writing more about prepping.  There are times in everyone’s lives when they get wrapped up in one issue or … Continue reading

Four Cornerstones of Prepping: Food, Water, Health, Security

My own personal approach to prepping emphasizes four areas of concern: Food, Water, Health, Security. These are the four cornerstones of preparedness, at least in my estimation. If you have sufficient resources in those areas, you should be able to … Continue reading

What’s Next On Your Prepping To-Do List?

As we close out 2013, I look back on the past year of prepping. I’ve accumulated stored food and various supplies and equipment. But I’ve also accumulated knowledge. Prepping — and writing about it — has given me a better … Continue reading

Merry Christmas to all our readers!

Happy holidays and merry Christmas to all the readers of!! Wishing you happiness and wisdom, success and perseverance, in good times and bad. Peace to everyone.