Most survivalists and Preppers spend a good deal of time outdoors as do many other Americans. Many people have a healthy fear of snakes, and given the fact that there are several species of venomous snakes that are indigenous to the continental United States, such a fear is not unwarranted. However, given that the vast majority of snake... Continue Reading →
Posted on August 1, 2013 by Jacob B.
Trying to become more prepared can be overwhelming. There are literally hundreds of blogs that publish useful information regularly, and new ones pop up each day. While it is great to have this information at your fingertips, it is difficult and time consuming to sort through it all to find the information you need.
Posted on July 29, 2013 by Jacob B.
We all have skills/abilities/talents/whatever that we were endowed with or learned along the way. We are all certainly not equal in this manner, but we do all have some manner of things we are good at.
James Rawles, the patriarch of the survival community, talks a lot about developing skills for a grid-down scenario. Ideally, they could also be used to generate add... Continue Reading →
Posted on July 23, 2013 by Capt. William E. Simpson
However, the single most important consideration in prepping is you! Your health and well being is by far the most important consideration there is in any survival situation.
Short-term situations are important, but it’s the long-duration disa... Continue Reading →
Posted on July 9, 2013 by Capt. William E. Simpson
A Sobering Problem - Requiring A Different Approach
Most survival strategies and related tactics today draw upon the methods that worked in much smaller disasters and will likely work to some extent today in similar small scale disasters. However, large-scale (contin... Continue Reading →
Posted on July 2, 2013 by Capt. William E. Simpson
Many people have no idea how critically important communication becomes during and immediately following emergencies and natural disasters. As easy as it is to communicate and access the Internet with mobile devices, it’s just as easy for that network to collapse during a disaster, potentially leaving thousands, if not millions, of people in an information blackout.
Relatively common disasters, such as hurricanes and tornadoes, can ta... Continue Reading →
Posted on June 18, 2013 by Jacob B.
Guest Post By: Mama Kautz
These are the options for food preservation. They could also be used PSHTF if you prepped the resources need such as propane or wood.
We have used a few and hope to use others in the near future.
I started Water Bath two years ago and Pressure Canning last year.
There was the proverbial simple strawberry jam. Which, for me, never sets, so not simple. Th... Continue Reading →
Posted on June 13, 2013 by Capt. William E. Simpson
It’s not easy raising children, even on a good day. Readers who already have, or who are currently raising families know this very well. It’s a huge responsibility being entrusted with life, and the initial core values that children develop must come from their parents because frankly, who else can they trust? Subjects like religion and politics must be taught initially by parents, who ... Continue Reading →
Posted on June 3, 2013 by Capt. William E. Simpson
By: Capt. William E. Simpson - USMM
If you need it, can you make it? If it breaks, can you fix it?
These are serious questions that require consideration by anyone who believes there are disaster scenarios that could p... Continue Reading →
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