Lighting Up Your Bug Out Bag

summer backpacking gear

Today’s typical bug out bags can weigh between forty and seventy pounds. For many of us that’s just to much weight to haul. Happily, significant backpack weight reduction is possible without giving up the necessities, and even some of the comforts. For our growing population of aging, and with our often sedimentary lifestyles, walking for … Read more

7 days and 3,055 miles in a 1968 13.5’ single axle “Canned Ham” travel trailer

The following is a guest post entry into our Survival & Preparedness Writing Contest.   Considering the nuances of bugging out from town to my off grid rural cabin I had an epiphany.  I would be better off if I could take my “home” with me in the event that it would be impossible to get … Read more

To Flee or Not To Flee……Weapons: Part 2

Part 1 can be read HERE.   To Flee or Not To Flee That is the Question… PART TWO (…Well one of them anyway) A (Short) Beginners Guide to Preparing for Emergencies Proverbs 19:20 by M.B. Now onto some other weapons. Knives are good. They’re quiet, concealable, never run out of ammo & are easy … Read more

Fashion for the apocalypse

 Fashion for the Apocalypse by AniOre   Ah ha ~ those that know me, will say, ‘oh that’s so her’, because in my previous, lah de dah lifestyle, I was all about fashion ~ and still am in a fashion (pun intended); so I can’t pass up this opportunity of talking about fashion in the … Read more

Bug Out Vehicles

Bug Out Vehicles There are an almost infinite number of choices when it comes to bug out vehicle options. You have your 4×4 trucks and SUVs, retired military vehicles, ATVs, Track/Trail bikes, and even mountain bikes. Rather than make any recommendations I am simply going to tell you about my choice for a BOV and … Read more

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation………..

by Millie   Relocation, Relocation, Relocation Whether it’s nuclear war, an environmental disaster or overcrowding, in some cases the urban environment might be the most dangerous place to be in after a TSHTF situation. In this case, it might be necessary to get out quickly, which would mean leaving your carefully prepared homestead behind. So … Read more

After TSHTF – Uncommon places to find supplies

In a significant TSHTF incident—there may be a need to obtain additional supplies. This need may come from having to replenish your stocks over time. Also—you may be caught away from your cache or traveling—and need to access these valuable items. Once the “event” occurs grocery stores will be completely out of food within hours. … Read more

Alternate Home and Bug Out

Alternate Home and Bug Out by TMM   There has been discussion before on the use of boats for bugging out.  However, I would like to expand on that some.  I also think that boats are highly under rated for normal day to day living as well.  There are not many homes that you can … Read more

One preppers survival kit/bug out bag system…..

Irish-7 was nice enough to share his survival kit/bug out bag system with all of Rourke’s Patriot’s – that’s you. He sent this in response to my article   Thanks Irish-7!!!  – Rourke     As mentioned in my post, attached is the listing of the different size kits that I put together in the … Read more

Sailing for Survival

One survival option I have considered over the last year is a sailboat. Within the survival community there are two major camps, the bug-out doctrine and the castle doctrine. Needless to say, each has many variations and are highly tailorable to personal needs and available options. I think for many families the castle doctrine is … Read more

16 Hiding Places and Small Caches

gun inside fake book

Every prepper understands the need to be prepared, materially prepared, with all of your equipment and supplies that you might need in a crisis or major disaster close at hand, accessible and most importantly intact. It is easy enough to take care of the first two but the last one is fairly difficult. After all, … Read more