Jan 02

Sock Choices: Kirkland, Smartwool, Fox River, Military Issue

Good socks are a key component to keeping one’s feet in good working order, thus maintaining both comfort and morale.  If your feet fail you misery soon follows, I’ve seen many a strong body crippled by a few quarter sized blisters.  In a practical sense if you want to be that prepper who is able …

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Dec 31

2015: More Of The Same.

I’d like to be able to sit here and make 50 predictions, some bold and some bland with the hopes that a certain percentage actually occur.  After all doesn’t a blind squirrel find a nut every now and then?  It would be especially helpful if some of the predictions centered around high risk events which …

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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 25

EDC Knife: Benchmade Mini-Barrage vs Cold Steel Code 4

I’ll just come right out and state it: An Everyday Carry (EDC) knife is a more useful tool than a sidearm.  If I had the choice to ONLY carry one or the other I concede it would definitely be the sidearm, I don’t see myself fairing too well against a bad guy (or two) at …

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Dec 24

Casio PRO-TREK PRW2500T-7 Review: A Great Prepper Watch!

What makes a great prepper watch?  If I could summarize it all into one sentence it would be this:  A great prepper watch is one that is affordable, tough yet comfortable, is not bound to a traditional battery lifespan, is packed with practical features that are not gimmicky and is one that does not require …

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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 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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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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Dec 09

Stupid / Ignorant People Look For Trouble

I was recently on a forum and read about the ISIS threat to US Service members.  In the thread one poster mentioned how, when his subordinates found out that ISIS was targeting US Service Members they rushed home to post up maps to their own homes.  As if to entice ISIS members to attempt to …

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Dec 04

Fish Antibiotics In Your Medical Stockpile

By Red Beard. DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional. If possible, always seek professional medical help for diagnosis, medication usage and dosages. I am merely providing general information. No matter what event thrusts you and your family into a survival situation, illness and injury will always be a hazard. Obviously, if a war were …

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Dec 03

Reasons I Don’t Let People Borrow My Knife

There are two phrases I don’t like to hear: Can I borrow your knife? Do you have a knife I can borrow? Usually the answer to the first one is: “what do you plan to cut?” followed by “sorry, no.”  The answer to the second one is usually similar to my first answer.  Here’s the …

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Dec 01

Ask The Maj: A Simple Question [Firestarting]

From NRP: Ok, I’m an old fart (61, so maybe not so old) that seems to cut to the chase rather quickly. So here a question for Mr. Maj, or The or The Maj, still have not figured that one out yet… HAHAHA Fire; we hear a lot about the most important thing in survival …

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Nov 29

Valley Food Storage: White Bean & Lime Chili Review

I’m have a love hate relationship with beans, in that I can tolerate them but try not to go out of my way to enjoy them on any one occasion.  That stated I was willing to give Valley Food Storage a shot and post up a review, and I specifically requested that they send me …

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Nov 28

Black Friday Deal: Valley Food Storage (40% off)

Just wanted to pass this deal along, I recently reviewed some of their food and it was very tasty (write up coming).  I will tell you, it was better than any Mountain House or Backpacker’s Pantry meal I’ve had. Very short window on this opportunity to save big.  Check it out over at the Valley …

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