Feb 26

SHTF: High probability low impact vs Low probability high impact

What are you preparing for and how do you prioritize accordingly?  There are some very real threats out but all of us are limited on time and resources.  Even the independently wealthy prepper with all the time and money in the world could not prepare for and mitigate risk for every potential disaster which exists …

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Feb 19

Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Review: Power in a Pinch

Behold, the Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus in all its glory, but is it really all folks state that it is cracked up to be….? Before we get into this, straight from the Goal Zero website. With the Guide 10 Plus Recharger and Nomad 7 Solar Panel you have a portable, rugged charging kit as …

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Feb 09

Travel Preparedness: Airports and TTP’s

Traveling is something that millions of people do every day and while not as frequent I too suck it up and play the airport / airline game.  Herded like cattle through various checkpoints, lines of people hustling to one location or another.  Stand here, sit there, and don’t move unless you are told to do …

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Feb 05

Next Level Prepping: A Life Changing Event

I sit and type this with a cool mountain breeze coming through the open door.  Only the sound of the keys clicking and birds chirping, along with the wind pushing the trees around ever so gently.  If I take a moment to glance up from the keyboard, as far as the eye can see and …

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Nov 24

Happy Thanksgiving! The Way Ahead (new articles coming out).

Hello all, it’s been quite a while but as most are aware I’ve transitioned across the country and am setting up shop in addition to providing training for folks via another platform.  Before I go any further I want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, we have much to be thankful for in …

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Sep 03

4 Things Wrong With Your BugOut / Survival Bag

I recently spent a few days out in the backcountry wilderness living out of my bag, miles away from the nearest town and long out of cell phone range.  It was myself and my dog hiking a few miles a day at over 10,000 feet in elevation, getting in touch with nature and evaluating some …

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Aug 17

KEEN Men’s Newport H2 Review: AKA “The Mandal”

Mobility is important but so is being comfortable.  While wearing flip flops isn’t exactly optimal neither is sporting a dedicated full hiking boot while in warmer temps.  There has to be a good solution, a hybrid of sorts which would allow one’s feet to breathe but also be sturdy enough to navigate some decent terrain …

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Aug 10

Split Operations: Separated from your home base.

Home is where the heart is and for most of us where our preparedness stash is.  Should some localized or regional disaster (or worse) take place I’d like to think we would feel better about addressing that situation surrounded by what is familiar to us (read: having loads of preps and self sustaining infrastructure in …

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Jul 18

Fear Not! I’ll be back on a regular basis very soon.

WOW.  Things have been busy, I just logged in and saw pages of comments to approve and for that I apologize.  The good news is that these months that I have been away from the blog will serve to rejuvenate my writing interest and that combined with a few other changes should make for some …

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May 22

Alps Mountaineering Lightweight Air Pad Review

Some of you might have had the privilege of sleeping on the hard ground in your life, I know that I have and still do occasionally.  The older I get the more I dislike it, heck the older I get the more experiencing the “outdoors” from a $500K RV hooked up to power and internet …

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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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