Category Archive: Prepping Strategies & Skills

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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Dec 13

Being A Prepper: To Advertise Or Not?

By Philip. In 2012, the National Geographic Channel has partnered with Kelton Research and conducted a survey which gauged Americans’ preparedness level and mindset for the potential end of the world scenario. Out of the 1,007 men and women who answered the survey, it revealed that 85 percent of the nation is unprepared and only …

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Nov 15

Most People Aren’t Ready For T-SHTF

I’ve been incredibly busy lately.  The type of busy that involves being outside for 10 to 12 hours per day in very bad weather, wet / cold / hungry and generally wishing I was somewhere else.  For those of you that have been there before you know exactly the progression I’m writing about. Damn it’s …

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Nov 01

Do You Use Your Preps, Or Do They Collect Dust For SHTF?

Let’s see, in the last week or so I have: – Cycled both of my generators and run several tools / appliances off of them. – Eaten food from my storage at least 3 times per week. – Sharpened  my Ax with a file and split wood. – Fired up my propane heaters and used …

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Sep 05

A Prep Strategy Is Flexible, NOT Rigid

Remember when you started prepping?  Maybe you made a list of things you wanted to buy, courses of action for how you would achieve a short or long term end state.  Now it’s been 1, 3, 5, 10 years since you originally made that list and I have to ask: did things go exactly as …

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