Tag Archive: Survival

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 24

Realistic goals when training your family to shoot

I love to shoot and I don’t mind practicing so that I can get better.  I actually went shooting a few days ago and noticed my reloads were not as efficient as they should be.  So before going out to the range again I’ve decided to slightly adjust a few techniques, go through several hundred …

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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 08

5 Points to Ponder After Watching World War Z

First things first, if you haven’t seen the movie at least watch the trailer here. Without spoiling the movie for those who have yet to see it I’ll provide a brief synopsis.  Massive outbreak of an unknown disease spreads throughout the world in days, utter chaos ensues as society collapses.  Our sexy hero must find …

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Jun 25

Stadium Workouts: Unleash the Beast.

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I hate running on a track of just about any sort, it’s simply mind numbing going in circles.  When any amount of distance over a mile is involved I’d rather be on a trail or running on a predetermined course where the scenery (and elevation) changes.  However standard running tracks which can be found at …

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Jun 20

Square Foot Gardening Updates

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This is the first year that my family and I are attempting to grow anything edible, I say that because I did try to plant a money tree once but it failed to yield anything of value.  As someone who claims to be preparing for the worst, and especially someone who blogs about prepping you …

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Jun 14

Cycling through your Storage Food

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We preach it all the time in the prepping community, you must store what you plan on eating and actually cycle through that food in order to keep things as fresh as possible.  While not a huge deal for long term freeze dried items with a shelf life of 20-30 years, canned food items with …

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May 30

Prepping: Needs vs Wants

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By The Maj When I started prepping, I went at it like I do most things in life, which is WIDE OPEN.  During that first year, I amassed quite a stockpile of supplies and equipment with little regard to prioritization of true need.  Now, do not get me wrong, I focused on need but the …

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May 15

Maximizing Space with Multiple Use Items

By The Maj No matter if you have been prepping for years or are just getting started, one thing that you are going to realize quickly is that supplies take up a lot of space. It does not matter if you are talking about stockpiles for a bug in location or the size and weight …

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May 13

Confiscate, confiscate, confiscate….

Second Amendment rights advocates are fuming today over words from three Democratic state senators caught on tape after Thursday’s hearing on the upper chamber’s gun control package. The three female senators, who sound from the recording to be Sen. Loretta Weinberg, Sen. Sandy Cunningham and Sen. Linda Greenstein are heard discussing the just-closed hearing. “We …

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May 10

Pro Tip: How to Speed Reload a Pistol (Video)

Check out this great video which covers a no nonsense and effective approach to learning (and improving upon) speed reloads.  A three step procedure is covered in this video: 1- Activating the mag release while simultaneously drawing a fresh magazine. 2- Visually acquire the magwell and insert the fresh magazine [done within your "workspace"]. 3- …

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May 09

When Prepping opinions collide, who is right?

By The Maj Recently, on a four day float trip with some like minded friends, the discussion around the camp fire turned to “the perfect bugout bag”.  As a little background here, I have a group of friends that prep and normally twice per year, we take a trip with nothing but our bugout bags …

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May 08

Navigating without a Compass

By The Maj In a discussion the other day concerning the GPS, I opened my big mouth and mentioned “the proper way to do that would be…”.  An additional comment got me to thinking about how reliant we have become on modern technology and the pretty much lost or dying art of navigating using celestial …

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May 07

Post SHTF Communication: Carrier Pigeon?

Imagine this: A deadly cyber attack strikes the majority of our country, effectively shutting down the grid and all electronic devices.  Your retreat location is 100 miles away and you have no way to communicate with the few members of your community who already reside near the retreat, or do you?  What if one of …

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May 03

Survival Fishing

By The Maj Odds are you have already considered fishing as a means of providing food post SHTF.  I would bet that many of you reading this have some type of fishing equipment incorporated into your bugout bag or long term prepping stock piles.  Unless you plan to bugout or bugin in some of the …

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