Category Archive: Prepping Strategies & Skills

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  Now it’s been 1, 3, 5, 10 years since you originally made that list and I have to ask: did things go exactly as …

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Jul 30

Keeping a Low Profile – Cutting dependencies and going anonymous in the age of information

By Gale. As a determined and committed prepper, part of the battle is keeping off the grid and out of the eye of the government. Granted with the way the world works these days this can be extremely difficult, but still doable to a certain extent. For example, utilizing smart phones (according to whistleblower Edward …

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Jul 26

Always Be Ready: SHTF Could Be A Localized Event

As I sit here and type I’m reflecting on last night’s festivities, which culminated in me sleeping in a half lit parking lot (in my sleeping bag next to my vehicle) somewhere in WV.  I bedded down next to a run down motel and Adult video store, hoping that some stranger didn’t attempt to stab …

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Jun 25

Surviving any Situation – Alcohol tips and uses

By Luke. When it comes to self-reliance and being able to adapt and change to any given situation, utilizing a single item for multiple purposes will separate you from the other denizens of society. You’ll need to be able to secure your home, family, and valuable resources. One of the most valuable items when it …

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May 29

Some Preps You Might Have Overlooked

You’ve got the guns, the ammo, the first aid equipment, the food, gardening supplies, library of how to books, various tools and a lifted 4×4 with steel bumpers.  All great things to have but what about some of the often overlooked preps that could be a serious problem if you don’t have them (or something …

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May 16

What if There is NO Plan B?

Realistically we always want to have a plan B for most circumstances we face, it’s been that way since we were a babies and mom carried around an extra pacifier in case we chucked one into a toilet somewhere by accident.  In the prepper community you’ll often read about backup plans, or “two is one …

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May 09

What Happens When You CAN’T Get Home?

TEOTWAWKI, SHTF, whatever you want to call it happens.  You are 50, 150, 1500 miles away from your home and family and immediately recognize what is going on and have the best intentions of returning to your loved ones.  Countless articles have been written on how to make this happen, what gear to have and …

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Apr 06

Dispersed Camping Prep: “Glamping” is for noobs.

I’ve spent countless nights out under the stars with little to no shelter, have slept in mud holes with the rain pelting me and woken up with ice on the outside of my sleep system. There have been times where 45 minutes was considered a “good night’s rest” while mosquitoes constantly buzzed around my head …

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Apr 02

Leave Sandals Where They Belong, At the Beach.

It’s starting to warm up around here and wouldn’t you know it, the sandal freaks are out in full force.  Jeans with sandals, shorts with sandals, cargo pants with sandals and all in the name of comfort or fashion.  As I stated in my title unless one is at the beach or the pool the …

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Mar 27

Low Cost, High Yield Preps or Actions

Unfortunately the money tree in my back yard stopped growing one hundred dollar bills and online vendors won’t accept leaves as currency.  This is mind if often becomes necessary to identify low cost preps or projects which one can undertake, or actions which can be carried out to increase overall preparedness levels.  This short list …

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Mar 10

3 Critical Steps to Maintaining Your Generator

By Clayton. When it comes to survival, it’s no secret that energy is the name of the game. In the most basic sense, you need calories (a unit of energy) in order to live; in a more complicated situation, you may need wattage to power your home’s most valued utilities. Some hardline survivalists may overlook …

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Mar 07

Could You LIE If You Had To?

Lying is bad, we’ve been taught this since we were youngsters.  You don’t lie about where the cookies went, about who left the juice out or about where you were after school.  One should always tell the truth because it’s the right thing to do.  Lying as a child will often get one “the belt” …

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