Fighting fire when the SHTF

  By FireGrump   We often talk about all the things to do to prepare for the worst. Whether it’s eco-collapse, terrorism, natural catastrophe-whatever, we also have to think about protecting ourselves from fire. No, not a super volcano, but the ordinary everyday stuff that could just as easily kill you or your family. Some … Read more

Guest Post:Why I Prepare…….from KM

  Why I Prepare…   I know what it’s like to be helpless.  In August, 1992 at the age of twenty-two, I found myself in the battle of my life.  Having been diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer called Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma, I felt like my life was in the hands of the experts—surgeons, … Read more

Why I prepare…….from Beckie

  by Beckie Barnhart     Gee someone other than my family is posting this question to me, why do I prepare?  With the Internet allowing access to so much information and news, things start to jump out at you, devastating weather, sun spots, planet x, polar shifts, earthquakes, volcanoes and the ring of fire.  … Read more

Why I Prepare………by Sally

 by Sally Decker                   The lifestyle choice to prep was not one I accepted willingly, I came kicking and screaming into this life.   It began when I watched the mess that Katrina had left behind.  People with no food or water, waiting for the government to come save them from their own lack of preparation, … Read more

Preparation – Will You Make the Cut?

by Dakota D. Ellis   The world has never been a place of one hundred percent bliss. However, it is apparent that the world is becoming an increasingly difficult place to inhabit peacefully. With such things as the excessive climb in gas prices, the national debt, the tyranny in Libya, and the more current crisis of … Read more

AR spare parts kit from Choate…..

The awesome folks at Choate, Machine and Tool sent me one of their Essential Parts Kit for the AR line of firearms. I have a ton of magazines and lots of ammo for my Stag AR and always had spare parts on my list of things to get.  One of the things I really like … Read more

Why I Prepare by Benjammin

In 2005 my presence was requested in Iraq and I went over as a civilian contractor for the Army for a year.  Due to my upbringing, I had always been a bit of a survival type (boy scouts, hunting, fishing and camping in the Pacific Northwest).  I had also gone through SER training in the … Read more

Why I Prepare? … from Ben

Why do I prepare?   That is a tricky question isn’t it? Everyone has their reasons and most of those reasons don’t make sense to others.   The reason I prep:   Well for most of my life I did not know it was prepping. I thought as I grew up that it was called … Read more

Hunting Skills for Preppers

by SP Many preppers invest a lot of time and money into food storage.   I have seen and read many instances where some folks have been able to accumulate as much as 50,000 pounds of food.  Although this is admirable, and a good way to prepare, I tend to lean towards an old saying that … Read more

Improvised Medicine

An introduction by the Veridian Caballero As a prepper it becomes easy to dream up worst case scenarios. From fires, floods and other natural disasters to man-made catastrophes such as an NBC attack, socio-economic collapse or even an EMP. It is an uncertain world we live in, that for the most part is out of … Read more

Feeling like doing some reading?

I have been loading up my Kindle Fire with several books and ebooks. Although I struggle finding the time to read all of them, I often browse chapters for specific info. I am currently reading Without Rule of Law by Joe Nobody. I will review it once complete but so far it is fantastic. I … Read more

Guest Post: Community

Community is something we hear about in prepping circles but it is usually spoken of in very vague terms and with little explanation.  A community is necessary because in a SHTF or WROL situation you are not going to make very long on your own.  It’s common sense.  However in today’s world, where trust is … Read more

Guest Post: The First Prep

  My family and I are new to prepping in the sense of the Survival Triangle.  Water/Food, Shelter/Heat, and Protection all tied together by energy make up this Survival Triangle.  These are the things we are beginning to think about and prep for now (many thanks to Zion Prepper for his wonderful book on this … Read more

Interview: Brian Howard, author

  I am very fortunate to score an interview with Brian Howard, author of When Things Go Boom.   I have recently download a copy of Brian’s book onto my Kindle Fire and have not had a chance to read it yet. I am looking forward to it.   On with the interview……… Brian, can … Read more

Guest Post: Three Lessons from the Desert

By SD   Lessons of survival and preparedness can be learned anywhere, but rarely are they as memorable as those taught by the desert. Here in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona, the summertime temperature regularly exceeds 115 degrees. Not the sort of environment that one should enter unprepared but sadly, that’s exactly what I … Read more

Why I Prepare….. by Valerie

  Why do I prep for the uncertainty that looms before us? I’ve never really answered that question outside of my family. No one really knows what I do. Not because I’m ashamed or worried about what they’ll think of me, but because I don’t want to have to turn away friends who want the … Read more