Category Archives: planning

Bugging Out across a Body of Water

I live near the water, a short walk from the Atlantic coast. So I thought it would be interesting to consider whether it would ever be advantageous to bug out across a body of water, such as a large lake, … Continue reading

7 Tips To Survive in the City when the SHTF

I’ve always thought that a rural home is the best location when the SHTF. But not every prepper lives in a rural area. Then again, what if a rural prepper is in the city for business or shopping, and gets … Continue reading

Luxury Doomsday Condo in former Missile Silo

This approach to prepping is not my cup of tea. But it’s an interesting story to read about: Luxury missile silo condos promise more than mere survival in apocalypse. Apparently, one silo is already sold out, and another is under … Continue reading

Convincing Friends and Family to Prep

It is a good idea, to try to convince others to become a prepper? Or is the most likely result an “epic fail”? Butch got me interested in prepping. So he succeeded in convincing his friend to prep. But on … Continue reading

A Quiet Summer, A False Sense Of Security?

Thankfully this has been a pretty quiet summer as far as disaster scenarios go. Thankfully. We haven’t had a major earthquake in a long time, hurricane season (while not over) has been generously calm, last year’s protesters seem to have … Continue reading

Avoiding Civil Unrest

Civil Unrest has occurred in pockets across the country over the past few years and  is perhaps one of the more likely scenarios that could adversely effect us in the future.  It’s possible that we could see more protests and … Continue reading

When Chaos Strikes: keeping track of loved ones

Ordinarily, you have some idea where your family members are on any particular day: at work, at home, at school, out with friends, etc. If you need to contact them, cellphones make this task easier than ever before. But what … 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

Prepping For Kids

Today I’d like to focus not on getting kids into prepping but rather things parents can do to ensure their preps are appropriate for any children in the house.  Being properly prepared means having what you need to be self … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Future of Prepping

The mass media sometimes (OK, often) portray preppers as if we were amassing a large amount of supplies to prepare for an event that is never going to happen. And maybe there are some extreme examples of over-preparation by the … Continue reading

Secure Internet Use When Bugging Out

Suppose that you must leave your home for some length of time, days or weeks perhaps, due to some disaster scenario. Of course, similar considerations will apply if you are merely traveling for business or pleasure. But we’ll assume you … Continue reading

Reflecting on 2012, Preparing for 2013

Every New Years I like to take some time to reflect on what has happened over the past 12 months and evaluate my Preps for the year ahead.  As this year comes to a close I consider myself very lucky … Continue reading