What If…

What If…  today was the last ‘normal’ day any of us ever have? What if in ten minutes time, life as we know it ceases to exist?  How it could start for millions of people. s winter, sometimes a line comes down, especially up here in the hills, looking out of the window usually gives you an idea of how widespread the outage is. Today is no different. The difference today … [Read more...]

Useful Skills for Preppers

First Aid and Basic Emergency Medical Care:  Knowing how to stabilize a broken limb pending proper care, how to reduce or stop traumatic bleeding, how and when to apply sutures to a wound, etc. If you’re really inclined, you could go all the way and become a medic, a practicing nurse, or a doctor or surgeon.  In general, medical training and knowhow are always in demand … [Read more...]

What kinds of things are good for bartering?

AMMO.  Any and all kinds will be worth their weight in gold.  The more common the caliber the more likely you will know somebody that wants to trade for what you have.  9mm, 22LR, 45 acp, 40s&w, 223/5.56, 308, 30-06 just to name a few... Cigarettes, cigars, loose tobacco; supplies may be limited or altogether unavailable after whatever catastrophe has occurred, so … [Read more...]

Food Storage on a budget

There are lots of places that are selling food storage options.  Dehydrated and freeze dried are the most common for long term storage.  Shelf life times for most of them range from 7 to 25 years.  Only trouble with the current commercial long term food storage options is the price.  If you can afford it, great, get as much as you can and you have the quickest long term … [Read more...]

Bug out bag contents

You've probably heard of bug out bags but you might not know what they are for. A bug out bag is quite simply a bag that contains enough stuff to help you get away from a bad situation.  What you keep in your bag is up to you but you should consider what type of situation you might need to get away from and remember you will have to carry it so don't make it too heavy. I … [Read more...]

Simple Water Purification Methods

You can spend lots of money on fancy filters that will make water safe to drink but there are a few ways to do it without spending much money and you probably already have everything you need at home. 3 DIY methods to make water safe to drink: Solar purification Chlorine purification Boiling For each method below you will need something to filter dirt or other … [Read more...]

Economic collapse preparation – an exercise

What would you do now if you knew in 6/12/18 months there would be economic collapse or a severe depression? With all of the chaos of a financial collapse aside what would you do? If you still had a job would the pay be worth anything when things start to crumble? Consider the cost of what you take for granted today - food, fuel, utilities, entrainment? It will probably … [Read more...]

Eggs n’ preppn’ for breakfast

We do a lot every day to prepare for an unknown event.  Stashing some food away, making extra payments to reduce our debt, practice at the range, learning how to use our gear, and more.  We're buying our gear and putting together go bags, canning, everything we can to 'gear up'.  But think for a second.  With the exception of what we learn and possibly a go bag we have in … [Read more...]

Diversity in your preps – training

One thing that I see a lot of folks doing as they are getting ready for some future event (job loss, economic collapse, zombies, whatever) is to get a TON of gear so they will have a ton of hope when it comes - whatever it is that everything will be ok… but let's pause for a sec… think if you're in that boat. Do you have a lot of "stuff"?  Now, think about this and be … [Read more...]

Power’s out! Are we ready?

I just got a text message from the counties code red alert system. Power is out! Are we ready!? See how our impromptu power drill worked out. … [Read more...]