Aug 09

WHOOPS: CCW License Expired

I’ve been sans pistola for the last week, much to my own chagrin but hey I only have myself to blame.  For some reason I thought that my CCW license renewal coincided with my birthday this year but then last week I happened to pull it out: it expired in the last week of July! …

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Aug 08

Prepper Mentality: Good Samaritan? YES.

I pondered writing this article because I absolutely do not want this to come across as a “hey look at me” moment.  Yet I think if we can examine what happened today it will shed light on what I believe is another slice of the proper prepper mentality: the good Samaritan role…something I do not …

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Aug 04

A Gun NOT ON YOU = No Gun.

I remember attending a funeral recently during which quite a few HD riders showed up to pay their final respects.  Myself and some buddies were standing off to the side as the HD’s lined up and the riders dismounted, chatting and just milling about.  One of the riders opened a top case about 6 feet …

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Jul 31

You THINK You’ve Stored Enough Water: WRONG!

I’ll be straight up with this one: I forgot to pay the water bill.  As sure as I’m sitting here at my desk I can see the notice sitting next to me, the one that says something about paying by a certain date or a disconnect will happen.  What can I say, we were out …

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Jul 29

Dual Sport: Perfect SHTF Motorcycle

When the weather is decent (read: above 50 and not too much rain in the forecast) I’ll often ride a motorcycle to work.  My bike of choice for such festivities is a KLR 650 outfitted with various performance / protection upgrades  and options for storage in the form of tank, rear rack and side luggage. …

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Jul 16

Why I went from TACTICAL to PRACTICAL on my Home Defense Shotgun

Over a year ago I tossed some tasty modifications on my home defense shotgun, which started out as a standard Mossberg 500 persuader (with the “hog leg”). Granted if this is all you have near the bed at night and it’s loaded with 00 Buck or slugs you are definitely sitting pretty, can’t argue with …

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Jul 12

The One Thing I Spare NO Expense For

The old saying “you get what you pay for” does not apply unilaterally to every situation and circumstance, after all I’ve had a $15 steak that was just as delicious than a $50 steak occasionally (external factors at play beyond the quality of the cut of meat).  Yet it often rings true that if you …

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Jul 08

New To Prepping? Be VERY Careful. (Please share!)

It’s a tough time to be a prepper and an even tougher time to be a new prepper.  For those of you who have been in the game for a while think back to when it all started to click for you.  Your eyes were opened to a new reality, you felt like you had …

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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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Jul 05

3AM Outside: Underwear, Flip Flops, Shotgun

Just like the title describes that was me two nights ago when I thought I might have had some evil doers outside my home.  Home defense now and especially post SHTF is always a popular topic so I thought to share my experience and some things which I might do differently next time.  Before you …

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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 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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Jun 21

Infidel Body Armor Review: With Bellator Plate Carrier

Infidel Body Armor is based out of Dallas, TX and is owned by a USAF and LEO Veteran.  They were kind enough to offer me some body armor to review and I willingly accepted.  I have what I consider to be extensive experience with the IBA and IOTV variety of Milspec body armor and also …

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Jun 19

Kuhl Revolvr vs Carhartt Force: Prepper Pants

I like comfortable pants and as a contractor of various types, prefer those which are functional, durable and heck somewhat stylish.  Over the years I’ve worn almost every variety including Wrangler, Sonoma, 5.11 and more.  Yet recently I had the opportunity to wear and test two other brands: Kuhl and Carhartt.  I should note that …

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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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