Tag Archive: TEOTWAWKI

Mar 18

A Comprehensive Bugout Strategy

I’ve written about bugging out in the past, it’s a popular concept with many relevant ties to everyday life and unfortunately it’s also a concept rooted in many prepper fantasies.  Realistic bugouts happen quite frequently due to localized natural disasters, folks have to leave their home with very little notice hoping that it will be …

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Mar 08

SHTF Mystery Gear Box: Worth It? Maybe.

If you are like me you’ve spent countless cumulative hours in various big box stores, outdoor stores, dollar stores and even at swap meets looking for useful or even just cool preparedness items.  It can get to a point where you are once again standing in front of that vending machine in the break room, …

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Feb 28

The Complacent Phase vs Prepping When Times Are Good

  On the surface things seem to be moving along rather swimmingly.  The story line goes something like: improving economy / Dow trends / more jobs / less National Debt / and just a general feeling that things are going better, whatever that means.  I for one can appreciate that gasoline is not $4/gallon but …

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Feb 26

SHTF: High probability low impact vs Low probability high impact

What are you preparing for and how do you prioritize accordingly?  There are some very real threats out but all of us are limited on time and resources.  Even the independently wealthy prepper with all the time and money in the world could not prepare for and mitigate risk for every potential disaster which exists …

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Aug 10

Split Operations: Separated from your home base.

Home is where the heart is and for most of us where our preparedness stash is.  Should some localized or regional disaster (or worse) take place I’d like to think we would feel better about addressing that situation surrounded by what is familiar to us (read: having loads of preps and self sustaining infrastructure in …

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Feb 03

Smart Prepper’s Guide to choosing the Best Tactical Boots

By: JM @ Sole Labz Smart prepper’s guide to choosing the best tactical boots Navy Seals have a saying: “There are two ways of doing things, the right way, and again”. Smart preppers know, however, that SHTF scenarios leave no room for do-overs. Your top sidekick in all-hell-broke-loose scenarios is a good pair of tactical …

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Jan 01

2016 Predictions

It’s been a while since I’ve posted but thought to come back strong with some 2016 predictions.  Let me know what you think! 1- There will be no economic collapse.  The stock market will not crash, at least not in 2016.  The funny thing is that I once commented on a very popular blog which …

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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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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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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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Sep 19

Prepping is Practical…and Kind of Boring

Let’s keep it real here.  I don’t want SHTF to happen anytime soon, I’m referring to TEOTWAWKI type SHTF.  I like the comforts that modern life provides for myself and my family.  I like having a job, recreation time, friends, freedom to do many of the things which we find enjoyable.  I don’t fantasize about …

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Apr 17

Bugout Log, Entry #11: A Unique Situation

During the trip, I encountered several different situations that center around running across other people.  Some questions have been asked about my encounter with two game wardens on the river, I mentioned getting stopped by a game warden in the first leg, seeing fishermen along the river leg, and some rednecks in a power boat.  Going 150+ miles, it …

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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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