Feb 27

Where is PJ? What I’ve been up to.

All- Just a quick note as I’ve been AWOL lately.  I’ve been very busy and thought to give you all the inside scoop in order to reassure you that I haven’t abandoned this blog.  I’ve recently started training local folks in all aspects of preparedness and firearms (within my scope of knowledge) and it’s been …

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Feb 03

Smart Prepper’s Guide to choosing the Best Tactical Boots

By: JM @ Sole Labz Smart prepper’s guide to choosing the best tactical boots Navy Seals have a saying: “There are two ways of doing things, the right way, and again”. Smart preppers know, however, that SHTF scenarios leave no room for do-overs. Your top sidekick in all-hell-broke-loose scenarios is a good pair of tactical …

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Jan 01

2016 Predictions

It’s been a while since I’ve posted but thought to come back strong with some 2016 predictions.  Let me know what you think! 1- There will be no economic collapse.  The stock market will not crash, at least not in 2016.  The funny thing is that I once commented on a very popular blog which …

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Dec 22

Back To Basics: 5 Things You Should Stockpile For Bartering

Note from PJ:  This article is a guest contribution and while brief does touch on a good topic.  Lots of opinions floating out there about what to stockpile for bartering, or if one should even attempt to barter at all after something like SHTF.  Read the article and then post comments / opinions below.  Thanks! …

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Dec 20

Tactical Boots review – Under Armour RTS Valsetz

The review of the RTS Valsetz is brought to you working closely with SoleLabz.com, a website that reviews and rates best hiking and tactical boots. Under Armour 101 UA is your true “humble beginnings to stardom” story.  Kevin Plank, the founder of UA, was just a University football team captain with a problem. He’s had it …

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Nov 19

Watched a Man Get Killed Today: Misc Thoughts and AAR Comments

Today I was witness to a very violent car accident which left one driver literally in pieces, it happened right in front of me on the highway while traveling around 75 mph.  Since I was on the scene immediately I was able to quickly assess the situation and provide help when necessary before first police/fire arrived …

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Nov 14

The BugOut Land Fantasy

The S hits the fan and you pack the family into your 4wd, drive an hour to your bugout location (BOL) just before the crazies overrun your suburban house.  The property isn’t much but it’s yours, 20 acres with some water and deep in the woods.  You then build a shelter, plant crops, establish a …

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Oct 29

Everyday Carry (EDC) Has Gotten Ridiculous

My personal EDC has changed over the years and I’m sure yours has too.  You carry something which you like, maybe you find out you don’t need something else or whatever.  It’s constantly changing based on one’s personal preferences and desires.  YET…it seems that EDC has gotten out of control lately with dudes carrying almost …

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Oct 13

Gear Review – BONL Hydration Bladder

By Jay Jay I bought 2 of these for my daughter and myself to use on a backpacking trip and they are great.  Most I have seen are usually 2 liters as opposed to the 3 liter size you see here.  We ended up going on a trip where there was no drinkable water (I …

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Sep 27

Field Tested: MilGPS App, Eberlestock V69 Destroyer, Salomon Quest Boots

Last week I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to put three products through their paces while on a military land navigation course.  While I’ve owned them all for a little while now it felt like this was a chance to solely focus on how well they helped (or hindered) me when it came …

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Sep 13

CCW: When Your Wife Carries

If I could summarize this article in once sentence it would be this: what works for me doesn’t necessarily work for her, and although I considered that going in the actual application of this premise was eye opening. The Background My wife has had her CCW for quite a few years with her primary weapon …

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Aug 25

Personal Defense: Ka-Bar TDI Knife Demo

Check out this demo video about the Ka-Bar TDI knives, a good backup option if your main weapon (and strong hand) are disabled.  The timed demos are pretty cool to watch, i.e. the slowest person with a TDI knife is faster than the fastest person with a folding knife. After exchanging some messages with resident …

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Aug 13

Shooting Tomorrow: Fundamentals / Fundamentals

Sometimes it’s fun to get out to the range and shoot up multiple targets with different weapons, various distances, all sorts of drills.  After all if you are spending the time and your own money to get out and train some element of it should be entertaining.  Yet there are points in time when it’s …

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Aug 11

Scottish Highlands Backpacking Trip: What Worked and What Didn’t.

From PJ:  Thanks to long time reader and contributor J for taking the time to write about the gear he utilized while on a trip to the Scottish Highlands.  It’s one thing to have a bunch of cool gear sitting in the corner for emergencies, it’s another thing to get out in the bush and …

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Aug 09

WHOOPS: CCW License Expired

I’ve been sans pistola for the last week, much to my own chagrin but hey I only have myself to blame.  For some reason I thought that my CCW license renewal coincided with my birthday this year but then last week I happened to pull it out: it expired in the last week of July! …

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