Feb 18

What Happens When You ARE NOT on Social Media.

I already know what you are thinking: But I use Facebook to keep up with my relatives and close friends.  Why?  If they are really your close folks wouldn’t you be able to keep up with them otherwise, didn’t folks keep up with each other prior to the internet and social media? Personally I do …

Continue reading »

Dec 30

Apartment Prepping: Not Optimal BUT Possible

I recently helped someone set up their apartment,  someone who understood the value of preparedness but was just not at a point in their life where a home away from things on some land was possible.  Let’s face it, some might not even want that in their lives or other circumstances could force them to …

Continue reading »

Dec 17

The Hierarchy Of Friends: Next Level Preparedness

When I moved to the mountains I came with my family and dogs and knew nobody, which was a less than optimal situation.  While some might subscribe to the lone wolf concept I realize that I cannot be all things, know all things and quite honestly have to sleep sometime.  Friendships must be established with …

Continue reading »

Dec 10

The Daily Prep: Winter Preparedness Tasks

I’ve been traveling but am home now, a few tasks to accomplish as the weather has definiely changed from mild to extremely cold.  The only snow that we have gotten has been sporadic but in this area we are one front away from getting dumped on by the feet.  A few key tasks that I …

Continue reading »

Nov 23

Thanksgiving 2017: Prosperity, Collapse and the Future

I’m sitting here on my deck looking out over thousands of acres of wilderness, a cool breeze blowing and my dog at my feet.  Today being Thanksgiving I sat here for a while pondering what I am thankful for, and also wondering why we need a specific day to remind us to be thankful altogether.  …

Continue reading »

Nov 21

The Daily Prep: Firewood, water, tires.

Woke up this morning to some ominious looking clouds over the mountain horizon, snow inbound.  The wind was such last night that it (once again) wreaked havoc with my tarps covering the wood pile, among other things.  I’ve learned quite a bit since moving to the mountains about managing wood for the stove, it turned …

Continue reading »

Nov 12

Victim of Success: Hosting Shutdown (I’m back!)

Hello all – Just a quick note, this blog got a little too popular with website traffic and my hosting company shut it down.  We were getting around 100k or so unique visits a month which put a load on the server, they (hosting company) wanted me to shell out a few hundred bucks a …

Continue reading »

Sep 10

91 Gallon Gasoline Storage Project for Emergencies

Preparedness is always about improving your foxhole, going from where you are to the next level bit by bit based on prioritization and available resources.  I currently have multiple 5 gallon containers on site which I cycle fuel storage through, but with three vehicles with a total tank capacity over 70 gallons plus two generators …

Continue reading »

Sep 06

Hurricane Irma: This is why we PREPARE.

image via drudge

I’m preaching to the choir but it had to be stated.  If you take a look at what is going on right now in Florida it is a classic case of why preparedness should be a critical part of one’s life.  Folks are lined up around the block for bottled water that they will never …

Continue reading »

Sep 04

Your Bugout / Survival Vehicle Achilles’ Heel

I have a large truck, it’s capabilities are extensive.  I can haul people and gear with the full size cab and large bed, I can tow or even winch my way out (or others) of trouble.  The powerful V8, 6 inch lift and large tires have gotten me through all sorts of mud, deep snow …

Continue reading »

Aug 26

The Danger of Too Much Preparedness

I know a guy who entered into the prep world maybe 6 years ago, and boy did he ever. He absorbed every bit of information from all of the alt news websites and prep blogs, ran up his credit cards over the course of a year buying up stacks of supplies and guns and knew …

Continue reading »

Aug 22

3 Tactical Preps You Probably Do NOT Need

Tactical preps are ultra cool, always good to have some extra kit laying around because…”better to have and not need than need and not have.”  Right?  Or maybe time and money could be spent elsewhere, after all very few of us have money to throw around at whatever our tactical heart desires.  What follows are …

Continue reading »

Aug 20

Water Storage Tips and Techniques

I typically store my water off of the ground, whether it be in the basement or garage.  The main reason I do so (no matter the type of actual storage device) is primarly to avert the leaching process: concrete to plastic to water.  If you search the internet there is no shortage of folks who …

Continue reading »

Aug 08

4 Storage Food Mistakes You Might Be Making

This past weekend my wife and I organized our storage / preparendess area.  We did this together so that we would both know where items of note where, instead of me just taking on the task and her having to dig for something in my absence.  We have various storage items sorted by category on …

Continue reading »

Aug 06

Preparedness = 2 Sets of Binoculars

I’m going to make a suggestion: own two sets of quality binos, keep one set in your home and the other in your vehicle.  Quite often the focus is on weapons in vehicles, survival bags and various other items but binos are often overlooked.  Unless you were born with the eyes of an actual eagle, …

Continue reading »