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Let’s face it: prepping is a complex matter and it can be overwhelming to the newbie. Which knife to get? What foods should I stockpile? What disaster is most likely to affect me? How can I convince my spouse to join my efforts? Do I really need to buy all of this...read more
When it comes to staying warm, your sleeping bag is the most important piece of gear you've got. As you sleep, your body's metabolism naturally shuts down. You aren't doing the physical activity typical to daylight hours, so your body isn't generating enough heat....read more
Many people have a somewhat romanticized idea of bugging out. They see themselves camping out under the stars, cooking their freshly caught fried chicken over a campfire. The girl of their dreams is sitting there, waiting to enjoy dinner with them and someone is...read more
When SHTF you will need a rocket stove. This is because we’re going to have to find new ways of doing just about everything. One of those things will be cooking our food. Electric ranges aren’t going to work too good when there isn’t any electricity and it’s doubtful...read more
When I look at some people's bug out bag lists, I have to wonder how they're going to carry it all. It's easy to go overboard on a bug out bag, especially when you consider that you don't really know how long you're going to be out in the wilderness. However, every...read more
It may seem odd to think about how to prepare for economic collapse and the possibility of a complete US or a global imminent economic collapse right now. After all, the stock market is up and unemployment is down- things have gotten markedly better than they have...read more
Hey there fellow "bugged out preppers!" I was recently contacted by a representative of Smith's Products asking if I could review some of their products. How cool is that? I said yes of course, and they even suggested we give away 1 of each of the products I review to...read more
I think that most of us have a somewhat idealized vision of bugging out. We see it more as a way of getting away from it all and enjoying some time communing with nature. When we imagine ourselves on a bug out, we see nice weather, beautiful mountain scenes and a deer...read more
There's a very common problem that many people run into when they first become interested in prepping; that's the problem of their spouse, or in the case of those who aren't married, their "significant other" as the politically correct term has come to be known. It's...read more
Picking a backpacking tent to use as a bug out tent can be challenging, especially for those who aren't experienced backpackers. Many of the subtle differences that will make one tent stand out over another to the seasoned backpacker, may fly right over the heads of...read more
The one area of a bug out bag that seems to garner the most controversy is weapons. That's kind of funny in a way, because the conflict isn't so much a disagreement between the liberal anti-gun crowd and the conservative pro-gun crowd, but rather between conservatives...read more
I've said it before and I'll say it again; a good knife is the most important piece of survival gear you can carry. But what makes a good knife? What should you look for in it, to make sure that it won't let you down when you really need it? Before looking at my...read more
Prepping is so multi-faceted, that it seems like you never have all the prepper tools you need. I like to go for multi-purpose tools as much as I can, as they give me more capability than what I can get otherwise, for less cost, less space and less weight. Actually,...read more
Why? That's an amazing question. Little children learn it well and use it to drive their parents bonkers. Answering the question doesn't get you out of trouble either, as they respond with one more "Why?" This has to be the most common question that non-preppers ask...read more
We don't know what tomorrow may bring, it seems pretty clear that the United States is heading for recession and when SHTF (shit hits the fan) you and I can expect to lose the vast majority of our savings and investments. If your planning on investing in precious...read more
The term "bug out bag" is gaining a lot of popularity these days, but there's still a lot of confusion about what is a bug out bag. Perhaps that confusion comes from the fact that there are many different people, with many different ideas about what a bug out bag can...read more
Knowing where and how to find flint is a useful skill to have in a survival situation. The two main uses of flint are : For starting fires by striking it together with steel or iron and "knapping" it (chipping it) to make arrowheads and knives. While most people...read more
With the appearance of the first Ebola case in Dallas, Texas, many people have suddenly awakened to the high risk we are all facing from this pandemic. Previous Ebola outbreaks have all been small, with the largest infecting only 425 people in Uganda, and only 224 of...read more