Author Archives: Brian Meyer

Brian is a technology nut who loves craft beer. Still a Boy Scout at heart, he believes in always being prepared. Brian believes the most important tools you can have when the SHTF are your brain and the ability to keep a level head, no matter what the situation is.

  • Prepper New Year's Resolutions

    The old saying goes, “New year, new you,” and while few of us actually stick to any of the resolutions we make for the new year, that might be because we’re not setting ones that are important. Losing weight, getting into shape, and reading more are all common resolutions and are probably the ones most often left incomplete.

    This year, instead of setting the same old resolutions, consider setting some prepper-based ones in order to make yourself safer and better prepared for the coming year. A little action in a few key areas can really get you far more organized and pr... Continue Reading →

  • How to Craft an Effective Bug-Out Plan

    When it comes to disasters, nobody truly wants to leave their home and all of their belongings, but there are times that the decision is made for you and the only safe option is to literally head for the hills.

    The act of heading out from your current home to find safer conditions is known as bugging out. While bugging out means grabbing your supplies and getting out of Dodge while the getting is good, it does not mean that you should just all of a sudden th... Continue Reading →

  • Building the Perfect Campfire

    A big part of prepping is not only having the right equipment to survive, but also knowing the proper skills as well. One skill that’s critical to survival in the outdoors is building a proper fire. We’re not talking an emergency fire that you have to start with what’s on hand, but a good, solid campfire that can be set up properly to give you maximum efficiency.

    The trick to building an impressive fire is making sure the flames have ready access to oxygen. Building your fire in a way that easily feeds air to it will ensure success.  Ready to learn how to build the per... Continue Reading →

  • How to Build a Quick Holiday Get-Home Bag

    As we move into the holiday season, it’s more and more common to find yourself far away from home. Whether you’re flying to meet up with your family or heading out for the day to celebrate with some friends, travel is almost always involved.

    As we travel more, the danger of a disaster or emergency situation happening when you’re away from home becomes all too real. Sure, you have your bug-out bag and possibly even a full-home prep waiting at your house, but that doesn’t do you any good if you’re not there to use it. What you need is a way to get home and deal with t... Continue Reading →

  • The Over/Under Mistake and How It Could Be Wrecking Your Prep

    When talking about survival, there’s a lot out there that can kill you. So much so that it can seem like the world is out to get you at times, which in a way it kind of is. This is why prepping is so vital to successful survival. There are thousands of mistakes you could possibly make when prepping for survival, and many of those are covered right here on this site. Whether it’s how to store your food, where to find water, or how to prep the ultimate bug-out bag, prepping is all about, well, being prepared.

    So what mistake could single-handedly be wrecking your prep if al... Continue Reading →

  • Cooking Like a Boy Scout

    The Boy Scouts of America are a pretty great group to be a part of. They teach young boys the basics of survival. When taken seriously, this training gives boys skills they can bring into their adult lives for not only emergencies, but for everyday use, too.

    Cooking is something that must be done even if there’s an emergency going on. Just about every food requires some type of cooking, and during or after a disaster you’ll be cooking everything you eat, so knowing how to cook is pretty important business.

    Just like almost every other survival skill, there’s a lo... Continue Reading →

  • 5 Ways to Deal with Stress in an Emergency

    No matter how well you prepare for TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it), there really isn’t anything that can truly prepare you for the reality of an emergency situation. Sure, you can keep backups of your backups, but when it comes down to it, a true emergency or TEOTWAWKI situation will get under your skin.

    A situation like this brings an average stress level up into the red zone, and while this can help give you more focus and purpose, stress can tire you out and cause you to make mistakes. In a real survival situation, you need to avoid stress as much as possi... Continue Reading →

  • Prepping For a Flood

    Not every disaster is world ending, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less devastating to those involved. Floods are a serious threat that can ruin lives; as we saw with the post-Hurricane Katrina flooding, floods can easily decimate entire cities.

    Prepping doesn’t have to be reserved for End of the World as we Know it scenarios, but instead should be used to keep you, your family, and your belongings as safe as possible in any survival situation — floods included. By knowing your risk and planning accordingly, you can keep safe and survive a flood and live to fight ... Continue Reading →

  • Prepping With Pets

    Getting yourself ready for an emergency is one thing, but what about the pets you’ve chosen to include in your family? These furry critters depend on you for everything, and unlike other family members, they don’t have any survival skills to help keep them safe in an emergency.

    Prepping with pets is just like prepping for people, but with a few key differences. By planning and thinking through some key details, you should be able to safely escape any disaster with your pets.

    Think of it this way: if you could never go to a pet store again, what would you need to tr... Continue Reading →

  • 3 Survival Skills Learned from NASA

    Recently I finished the book “The Martian” by Andy Weir. In it, a man named Mark Watney is stranded on Mars after his fellow crew mates escape a disastrous storm in which they believe him to be dead. I don’t want to ruin the story for you, but that’s the basic idea. The rest of the book (and soon to be movie) takes you through his experiences surviving on the red planet.

    While the writing is amazing and the characters are solid, the thing that really got me about this story is the innate want to survive that’s inside every human. With no hope of rescue Watney took... Continue Reading →

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