Tag Archive: Prepping for SHTF

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 22

Rainwater Harvesting Basics

Rainwater Harvesting Basics and Deviations for Various Situations and Needs By Ava. Many may take the water that flows into our taps for granted, but that mindset might go any time soon. Why? Right now, humanity is facing a global water crisis. The water that many of us are using right now is dwindling at …

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Mar 17

Bugout Log, Entry #5: ‘Twas the Night Before…

I am looking forward to heading out tomorrow. In many ways, this trip has the feel of an abbreviated deployment. Bags packed next to the door, checklists checked and rechecked, last minute additions or deletions from the contents, shifting some items around, checking the feel on my back, etc. Sitting down and going over the maps again, covering the …

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Oct 30

My Biggest Prepping Mistake

Last week I posted up a contest, the prize being a Lifestraw Family water filtration device which was donated by the good folks at Eartheasy.com.   If you haven’t checked out the EarthEasy website it doesn’t hurt to spend a few minutes going through it, they have wide range of products from chicken coops to …

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Oct 01

An Often Overlooked Prep Resource

By J: As a group, we preppers are always seeking a good source of accurate and useful information.  Unfortunately, locating such a source of information is all too often the proverbial search for a needle in a haystack.  Everyone, it seems, has the inside track on things needed and what will work in a serious …

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Aug 02

Prepper WAKE UP CALL!

Two weeks ago a massive solar flare, one capable of causing widespread disaster and sending many of us back to the stone age, barely missed our planet.  How many of you knew about this event before today? The earth barely missed taking a massive solar punch in the teeth two weeks ago, an “electromagnetic pulse” …

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Jul 26

3D Printing, Gun Building Parties Are Legal Alternatives For Enthusiasts

By Zach Hunters and other firearms enthusiasts have been anxiously watching federal regulators’ every move when it comes to potential new gun control measures. Though Congress defeated a bill in April that would have required more extensive background checks on all firearms purchases, the debate is far from over. The White House, in early June, …

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Jul 22

DIY: Takedown Target Stands

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My reasoning was simple:  I got tired of my cheap little target stands blowing over when the wind picked up over 5 mph.  Sure the landscaping stakes stapled together with foam board in the middle did work, but there had to be something better which was sturdier and easier to transport.  Obviously if you pay …

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Jul 19

SHTF Dental Care: Yea I’ve been through that.

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My buddy Ranger W, who happens to be a frequent guest contributor on this site always mentions dental care when I query him about relevant articles to write.  I’ve been blowing it off for a while so I decided to finally get down to it.  After all the topic is very relevant, you could be …

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Jul 12

SHTF: What happens to Bills?

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Before I even dive into the point of this post I’m going to address something, to those of you readers who saw the title and chuckled because you claim to live a “debt free” life.  I’m going to put the squash on that right now because unless you live in a totally off grid home, …

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Jul 05

The Basics on Prepping with Precious Metals

By Eric At GoldAndSilverOnline.com we get many questions about bartering with precious metals in a post-apocalyptic society, and while there are no definitive answers in this situation, there are some things that we believe that we all can do to be prepared for a worst case scenario. First and foremost have your priorities in order …

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Jul 03

New uses for household items once T-SHTF

Take a walk around your house and ponder just how your life would change if T-SHTF.  How many items would instantly become almost useless if there was no power, how many items would you no longer value if the daily routine ceased to exist?  One thing is certain, if the big one happens you won’t …

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Jun 28

The Takedown Dilemma: Henry, Ruger or Marlin?

Henry AR7 US Survival Rifle

By The Maj When it comes to anything labeled “Survival”, the market place has been experiencing a bit of a boom as of late.  When the market place couples “Survival” with “Firearm”, the boom seems to go nuclear in an instant.  Such has been the case with many of the less expensive takedown rifles in …

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Jun 26

Exterior Home Maintenance Post SHTF

By The Maj Have you ever visited a home improvement store just before or right after a hurricane or other similar event?  In many cases, you will find they will be packed out like the grocery stores and the only thing left on the shelves will be the wall paper and other home beautification items.  …

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