Category Archives: perspective

Is Prepping a Hobby or a Way of Life?

The show “Doomsday Preppers” did much to damage the reputation of prepping, making it seem as if we preppers are so immersed in preparing for the worst, that these preparations consume our whole lives. And the version of prepping presented … Continue reading

The Inherent Dangers of a Democratic Free Society

Security and Freedom are not entirely incompatible. A democratic free society can offer security for its citizens. But to some extent, there are trade-offs. All government has a natural tendency to seek more power over its citizens, and more knowledge … Continue reading

Suggestions for OPSEC when the SHTF

If you are much more thoroughly prepared for all kinds of disasters than other persons, you have a problem: unprepared persons will want your preps. At first, they might ask nicely. But if the SHTF and people find themselves in … Continue reading

On Becoming a Well-Rounded Prepper

The problem is common among preppers and survivalists: over-emphasis on one or a few categories of prepping. At the same time, other types of necessities are omitted or given a short shrift. I’m guilty of this prepping error too. If … Continue reading

Prepping will be very controversial when the SHTF

Right now, prepping is seen by society at large as strange and a little silly. Shows like “Doomsday Preppers” has given prepping a bad name, making us seem like paranoid but harmless eccentrics. The average citizen sees no need to … Continue reading

Low-tech Living After the SHTF

Any number of disaster scenarios could result in a lengthy loss of electrical power as well as a severe disruption in the supply chain for various high-tech goods and services. The internet could be down, disrupted, or unreachable from your … Continue reading

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Prepping

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” — the Declaration of Independence. … Continue reading

Why our 6th Amendment Rights are in Danger

Here’s the news story — Washington Post: The Supreme Court could soon deliver a crushing blow to the Sixth Amendment SCOTUS Blog analysis: Argument analysis: Looking for limits on frozen assets The situation is simple. A defendant in a criminal … 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. ┬áThat is not to say that I ever stopped prepping but … Continue reading

Job Opportunities when the SHTF

A SHTF scenario implies substantial changes to society due to a disaster from nature or human events. Possible SHTF scenarios include: failure of the economy, severe disruption in food production and distribution, collapse of the power grid, breakdown of law … Continue reading

Zombie Apocalypse Prank

Here’s how it works: A large group of people make themselves up to look like Zombies. Then they travel in a group, terrorizing unsuspecting citizens, scaring the hell out of them and chasing them, while behaving in a very threatening … Continue reading

Prep-Blog’s most popular Past Posts

Here’s a quick list of our most popular posts from past months and years. 1. Which Martial Arts are best for Self-Defense? 2. Top 5 Inexpensive Guns for Home Defense 3. Lever-action Rifles for Hunting and Survival 4. Fish Antibiotics … Continue reading