Category Archives: planning

Stuff to Store for Bartering

The economy is far more fragile than people realize. But it wouldn’t even take a total economic collapse to give bartering renewed popularity and prominence. A partial economic collapse will make ordinary necessities available only sporadically, at much higher prices, … 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

Survival Scenarios: the city apartment dweller

As I’ve opined in past posts, rural living lends itself to prepping and survival more so than urban or suburban living, especially when the SHTF. But not everyone can move to a less populated area. What happens if you are … Continue reading

Prepping while Traveling

Any experienced pepper has, over time, accumulated a lot of prepping resources at home: food, water, books, equipment and tools (for gardening, water purification, power and lighting), as well as home security options. Prepping at home is one thing. But … Continue reading

Survival Scenarios: the suburban soccer mom

Preppers come in all shapes and sizes. Even some suburban soccer moms are preppers (or wives of preppers). Of course, the example of a suburban soccer mom is meant to include all kinds of suburban preppers, with or without soccer-loving … 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

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

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