Category Archive: PJ’s Corner

Thoughts from PJ on various topics related to Prepping

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Jul 07

Sheeple: “My instinct was to stay put and try to become as small as possible”

Imagine this, you are on a moving Metro Train and some crazed maniac starts stabbing someone in the middle of the car.  While this person is being stabbed to death, you and other passengers cower in fear on either side of the train simply hoping to shrink into a small enough space not to be …

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Jun 25

Sheeple Question and Answer

Here’s how this goes. I’m not quite free from the system but am working toward it every single day. Soon…very soon. Person 1: “I hate my job.  I sit in traffic every day, commuting to a cubicle which might as well be a prison cell.” Person 2: “Why do you do that?” Person 1: “I …

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May 26

Nightmare: Shots Fired Into Your Vehicle At 70 MPH

Picture this, you are cruising along after a long day at work while jamming out to some tunes when your back and side window explodes, glass shatters into your vehicle and complete chaos erupts.  If it sounds like something out of a war zone (ambush) it’s not, as a matter of fact it just happened …

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Apr 20

Prepper + Vacation = Wise?

Think about what it’s like to feel completely exposed and vulnerable and then try to combine that with the concept of trying to get some must needed rest and relaxation with the family.  You might think that sounds crazy, to me it sounds more like taking a vacation. I should probably define the type of …

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Mar 07

It’s Hard to be a DEDICATED Prepper These Days!

I’ll be the first to admit that prepping hasn’t been at the top of my list in the last few weeks.  Winter is losing it’s grip on us and I’ve been planning for Spring and Summer of 2015, and my plans don’t involve anything remotely related to prepping.  Family vacations, motorcycle trips, projects around the …

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Jan 26

Life Is Good: Make Like A Squirrel

Life is good right now if you live in America, relatively speaking and according to most mainstream media outlets.  The DOW keeps punching through all time highs, gas prices are low, jobs are being added while unemployment is dropping.  Inflation is low and optimism is high, credit is once again plentiful and you too can …

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Dec 17

Back to the Future: Before Prepping Was Cool.

My oh my.  The more things change the more they stay the same.  Back when the financial crisis hit people started prepping in droves, the need to be prepared for the unknown sparked a surge in the community.  After all the market was crashing and people were losing their jobs left and right, the gubmit …

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