Category Archive: Prepping Strategies & Skills

Jul 01

Stockpiling Cash? Silver? If You Can’t TOUCH It, You Don’t OWN It!

Your 401k statement says you have a $50,000 balance as of July 1st.  Do you really have $50,000, or do you have a white piece of paper with some print on it which is virtually worthless?  I will concede in a perfect world you probably do have a nest egg somewhere which will supposedly grow …

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Jun 14

Prepper Convention / Expo: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

A while back I was traveling for work and managed to stumble across an announcement that a prepper convention was taking place in my area, I figured why not check it out so that I could report my findings here.  I had nothing better going on and slipping into the convention for a couple hours …

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Jun 10

EDV: Every Day Vehicle Kit Options

One could probably fill a bookshelf with the amount of information written on bugout bags and everyday carry (EDC) items, and that’s just the content published in the last year.  Yet what about EDV or everyday vehicle items?  These are standalone items that help you to be more prepared that may or may not fit …

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May 31

Gasoline Shelf Life and Lesson’s Learned

My hands still smell like gasoline even though I’ve washed them twice, I suppose it’s always been that way.  I just completed my gasoline rotation routine, having dumped three 5 gallon cans in one vehicle and then taking those cans to the gas station in order to refill them with fresh gas.  I might have …

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May 11

Eating Expired Food: Best By August 2013

I called my wife on the way home from work today and as any man should, inquired about dinner prospects.  She mentioned that we had some meat set out but were out of sauce for spaghetti.  Now I should insert a disclaimer here, if you fancy yourself a chef and make your sauce from scratch …

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May 07

ISIS in the USA: A Credible Threat?

Let me start this post off with a disclaimer:  I have no inside G2 on this matter, no ties to Federal or local law enforcement agencies who might be involved in investigations pursuant to ISIS.  Really all I’m doing is taking what I’ve see in open source forums and speculating, so take it for what …

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Apr 04

Situational Awareness: I FAILED

Quite often I am humbled by experiences and today was no different.  Instead of getting distraught I like to examine the circumstance and see what I can potentially learn from it.  Here’s the deal, I’d like to think that I keep my eyes open when out in public and my head on a swivel.  Today …

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Mar 28

5 Tasks I TRY To Accomplish Daily

Everyone has a routine and I’m no different, yet what sets me apart from the mass populace is that my routine incorporates tasks that most preppers will be able to relate to.  Others who are not in the prep community might look at this list and think I’m a nutcase or pretty extreme but when …

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Mar 18

New Prepper Email Questions [With Answers]

All-  I received this email from KD and wanted to share my thoughts.  See below in red and feel free to add your comments and advice in the comment section! **************** Hello – I appreciate your website re: EMP (which I just became aware of).  My husband and friends think I’m loony for preparing for …

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Feb 22

3 Things I Discovered During My Prep Inventories

It’s easy to buy stuff and shove it in the basement and quite honestly that’s what most of us probably do.  What happens when a few years pass and it becomes difficult to remember what exactly you have on hand though?  Is there a need to buy more or are you good to go, this …

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Jan 10

Quiz: How Well Do You KNOW Your House?

Pop Quiz sucker.  You and the wife are coming home from a nice elegant dinner at Waffle House, after all it was your anniversary so spare no expense.  You pull into your driveway and see that all of the lights are off (didn’t you leave a few on?) and the side door to your garage …

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Jan 05

5 Examples of Diligent Prepping

Buying stuff online from Amazon.com is easy.  You buy it, wait until it arrives at your door and shuttle it down to the basement until SHTF happens (or not).  Printing checklists out from your work computer (does your boss know you are using company paper?) is easy.  You print off the good stuff with the …

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Dec 29

Guns Staged / Hidden Around The House?

I recently had a conversation with a good friend who just purchased a shotgun for home defense.  On my recommendation he bought a Mossberg 500 with full stock and full length shell tube for around $300 from Dick’s Sporting Goods.  I have this particular shotgun and although I have modified mine quite a bit, I …

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Dec 26

TEACHING Prepper Skills, Passing Along Knowledge.

Teaching, it’s harder than one might think.  So YOU can shoot and are sexy when doing it (sick reloads for the win!), but can you take someone who has never held a gun before and actually help to make them a proficient shooter?  Can you not only get someone to follow your lead but show …

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Dec 20

5 Preps That Made My Trip To A Remote Cabin Successful

First we need to define what remote is.  Am I attempting to describe a place in the middle of the Alaskan tundra which requires an aircraft to gain access to?  No I’m not quite that hardcore, however this isn’t your cabin posted up 1/2 mile off of the go kart / candy shops / ma …

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