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 …

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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, …

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Aug 05

Building a Preparedness Community from Scratch

I am in the preliminary stages of building a preparedness community, assembling a contingent of like minded individuals / families which can trust each other when times get tough, be it a localized disaster or something greater.  The reality of the situation is that no matter how much training or preps you have, a community …

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Mar 18

A Comprehensive Bugout Strategy

I’ve written about bugging out in the past, it’s a popular concept with many relevant ties to everyday life and unfortunately it’s also a concept rooted in many prepper fantasies.  Realistic bugouts happen quite frequently due to localized natural disasters, folks have to leave their home with very little notice hoping that it will be …

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Mar 18

SHTF Gear Box Unvieled: $154 worth of stuff for $89

  I finally got around to opening the gear box from SHTFClub.com and was pleasantly surprised at the contents contained within.  Remember, this is a subscription program and there are three tiers: Basic Plan: $19.99/mo Pro Plan: $49.99 Elite Plan: $89.99 Originally I was a bit skeptical because after all, why would I pay to …

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Mar 08

SHTF Mystery Gear Box: Worth It? Maybe.

If you are like me you’ve spent countless cumulative hours in various big box stores, outdoor stores, dollar stores and even at swap meets looking for useful or even just cool preparedness items.  It can get to a point where you are once again standing in front of that vending machine in the break room, …

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Mar 05

EveryDay Carry (EDC) Long Term Review

Everyday carry is a popular subject, often interlaced with the two is one and one is none concept.  There are multiple ends of the spectrum as with anything, folks who go bare essentials and others who have 2 or 3 of everything they carry (read: redundancy) complete with stuff loaded into cargo pockets and strapped …

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Feb 28

The Complacent Phase vs Prepping When Times Are Good

  On the surface things seem to be moving along rather swimmingly.  The story line goes something like: improving economy / Dow trends / more jobs / less National Debt / and just a general feeling that things are going better, whatever that means.  I for one can appreciate that gasoline is not $4/gallon but …

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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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