Most people are not acquainted with the term geo-engineering. The vast majority of American people are oblivious to the existence of weather and climate modification technology and implementation, let alone how far it has progressed over the past 60–70 years. Even when presented with the facts, most people discount such information as... Continue Reading →
Posted on June 15, 2015 by Brian Meyer
It’s time you up your survival game. Sure, you probably have a bug out plan and a bug out bag, but why walk when you can drive? Having a car or truck especially prepared for "getting out of Dodge" (GOOD) isn’t only a good idea, it’s vital for any solid bug out plan. Nothing can replace a well-planned bug out bag for mobility and effectiveness, but having a vehicle that’s prepared for the worst can put you quite a few steps ahead of anyone else trying to survive and can give you the advantage you need to survive.
With this idea in mind, there are a few levels of bug o... Continue Reading →
Posted on June 5, 2015 by Tara Dodrill
Got eggs? Unless you are a prepper, the answer to that could very well be "no" in the near future. The bird flu outbreak in the Midwest has caused an egg shortage, and steep prices are expected soon nationwide. The H5N2 bird flu virus and mutated strains of the virus have now been confirmed on farms in 16 states and in Canada as well.
Farmers in the country's top egg-producing states have been hard hit by the H5N2 bird flu. Not only w... Continue Reading →
Posted on May 18, 2015 by Brian Meyer
“The Dip” is a book by Seth Godin that touts itself as “A little book that teaches you when to quit (and when to stick).” So what exactly does this mean, and what does it have to do with prepping? Well, the main idea of the book is that every new project or major change starts out fun and interesting, but as time goes on, these once fun activities can become difficult, boring, and downright irritating. This is why so many of us have half-finished projects at home, half-read books, and emails that we know we’ll get back to.
The trick, as taught by the book i... Continue Reading →
Posted on May 7, 2015 by Rebecca Maxwell
For many people, homeownership is a rite of passage. It is a way to grow one’s net worth as well as serving as a sign of success. However, homeownership comes with its own problems. Consequently, there are some things that every first-time homeowner should know how to do.
These tricks will not only save you headaches down the road but ensure that you are prepared for the unexpected.
Take an Inventory of Your Home – For insurance purposes, it... Continue Reading →
Posted on May 4, 2015 by Brian Meyer
When you hear the word “redundant,” you rarely think of anything good. Normally, this word is saved for things that waste your time and cause you to do the same thing twice. While this is true in some cases, redundancy in the world of survival isn’t only recommended, it’s required.
Take for example Teddy Roosevelt. Our future 26th president needed his glasses to see clearly, especially when in battle. Instead of trusting fate that his glasses would remain on his face and in tact, he often rode into battle with a dozen or more pairs of his glasses on... Continue Reading →
Posted on April 30, 2015 by Capt. William E. Simpson
Posted on April 27, 2015 by Brian Meyer
The contents of your Every Day Carry, or EDC are something that’s very specific to your personal needs and ability to carry items. If you carry a backpack around everywhere then your EDC can be significantly larger than someone just working with his or her pockets, making this a truly unique setup for every person.
There are a few key items you should always include in an EDC setup though, including a knife/multitool, small notepad, and a flashlight amongst others. While vastly useful and important, many people skimp on the flashlight in their EDC setup, leavi... Continue Reading →
Posted on April 20, 2015 by Brian Meyer
How do you start to prepare for the end of the world as you know it? Do you start saving all the water you can, or maybe lining your shelves with canned goods? Maybe you should buy some guns and get ready to protect your homestead against rioters.
If you’ve watched “Doomsday Preppers” or other shows like it before, you probably think there’s too much involved in prepping and you’ll just never get to that level. The problem is, prepping is a progressive thing. You don’t just start out with a fully stocked hideaway and the skills required to survive what th... Continue Reading →
Posted on April 13, 2015 by Brian Meyer
We live in an amazing time. Just about anything you could want is at your fingertips. We go to one store to buy all our food and supplies and drive them home in our trucks, cars, and SUVs.
This has been the way the world has worked for as long as most of us can remember, so the thought of something happening that could not only disrupt this, but destroy it completely is almost unthinkable, but when you get right down to it, our food supply system is extremely fragile and could come crashing down if a disaster of moderate size struck.
This means that food storage and pr... Continue Reading →