Category Archives: perspective

The Peaks and Valleys of Dating after the SHTF

A tongue in cheek assessment of your options. We all know what the present-day dating situation is like. It’s not all sunshine and roses. Online dating is a risky proposition. And then, if you live in a small town (as … Continue reading

What to do with the Kids when the SHTF

1. The most important rule for dealing with children (and teens) when the SHTF is EXPLAIN EVERYTHING several times over. Don’t assume that the kids will know not to go outside in a natural disaster. Don’t assume that the kids … Continue reading

U.S. Infrastructure is Fragile almost by design

Infrastructure systems include: medical care, transportation, power, housing, food and agriculture, finances, schools, and more. All of these systems are commercial in nature. They continue as long as there is sufficient money to fund their activities. But because they are … Continue reading

Is a Resurgence of Prepping on the Horizon?

I remember when this humble blog first hit the net, in 2012. There was, at the time, an increase in interest in prepping. The show “Doomsday Preppers” capitalized on that interest, and also helped to spur it on. Over the … Continue reading

6 Ways Famine might grip the U.S.

1. EMP – one nuclear bomb, detonated high in the ionosphere, can ruin your whole decade. Most of the U.S. could be without power for a very long time. Computers and anything using computer components would be burned out. It’s … Continue reading

7 Things You Need To Hunker Down

Bugging out in case of emergency is a much-discussed option in prepping. And it’s a real necessity, for some disasters. But what happens if you decide to hunker down? Let’s say there’s no need to evacuate your home. And going … Continue reading

How To Respond to a Psychological Disaster

By “psychological disaster”, I mean an event with grave consequences for society, which is caused mainly by a population-wide emotion, such as fear or anger. I expect we would see an increase in violent crimes, often by persons who formerly … Continue reading

Is There Such A Thing as a Psychological Disaster?

Usually, when preppers talk about a disaster, it’s either natural or man-made. The natural disasters are physical events: earthquake, hurricane, volcano, tidal waves, etc. But the man-made disasters also be physical events, such as war, terrorist attacks, or they can … Continue reading

7 Unexpected Consequences of an Economic Collapse

Other than the obvious consequences, what might we expect from a partial economic collapse? A total collapse of the economy would throw the nation into utter chaos. But what if we endure an economic depression, or a severe and long-lasting … Continue reading

Lynchpin Disaster Scenarios

Prepping blogs often talk about big disaster scenarios, where a major event causes major damage to society. What I’d like to discuss in this post is lynchpin disasters, where a minor event causes major damage, or where an event in … Continue reading

A New Type of SHTF Disaster: IoT

Some possible disasters are easy to understand and imagine, such as: hurricanes, earthquakes, power outages, etc. Other disasters are less readily apparent. I’ve posted previously on how an extended nationwide internet outage would collapse the economy and empty grocery store … Continue reading

Perceived Risk versus Actual Risk

In the realm of prepping and survival, risk assessment is crucial. In assessing risk, you have to consider both how likely the disaster may be, and how severe also. You can’t spend all your time and effort prepping for severe … Continue reading