10 Effective Weapons Against Zombies

zombies

Zombies irritate me. It’s always in the middle of the night they come scratching on a window. Sometimes it is while I am out grilling burgers when they come around with an half an eye hanging out of their head. Jeeze, show some respect! I think by now the zombie craze has mostly faded, at … Read more

My Top 10 Must-Have Bug Out Bag Items

By BadVooDooDaddy This post really made me think about what those top 10 items would be.  I had to do a bit of thinking and soul searching to come up with these items.  There are quite a few that didn’t make the list but it did make me realize that I really don’t need some … Read more

Review of the The G24i Power Curve

by Jim Jones – KC5DOV I found a neat little SOLAR CHGARGER for charging all my personal electronics such as my cell phone, MP3 player, and my GPS.  It is the G24 INNOVATIONS Power Curve.  I have used both of mine for over one year without any problems. They are lightweight and easy to use.  The … Read more

Do Preppers Want the World to End?

nuclear blast

I have seen that many non-preppers make comments such as “You must be hoping that TSHTF so you can justify spending all this money on all this stuff you have.” Another comment I have seen is “You must be pretty paranoid.” Those are some of the nicer ones that can be published here. A significant remainder revolves around … Read more

Negativity Will Drag You Down When SHTF

depressed woman

This world is unbelievably negative. Most people around me – home, work, friends – seem to relish in the demise of others and spew out a constant stream of negative comments. I think “gossip” taking over English as the most common language here in the States. What I often hear is “Guess what so and so did today.” and … Read more

Grover Rocket Stove Review

rocket stove, survival, cooking, camping, preparedness, SHTF, TSHTF, TEOTWAWKI, economic collapse

Grover Rocket Stove located at StockStorage.com offers some very unique and preparedness-minded products. Grover Rocket Stoves are made in the USA and are an excellent solution to the often asked question – “How can I cook and heat without electricity, propane, gas, etc?”. I have a Rocket Stove just like what is pictured above and love it. It … Read more

Why Do People Prepare? 15 Very Good Reasons Revealed

food stockpile

I recently was supposed to attend and talk at a Survival & Preparedness Seminar here in South Carolina organized by YouTube’s EastCoastPatriot. Unfortunately something came up last minute, and I was not able to make it. My plan was to talk about “Why people prepare” – along with my own spin on “Why people should prepare“. Well … Read more

Best All-Around Survival Weapon-The SKS

After talking to Rourke about doing this post I put a lot of thought into what I believed would be an all-around, medium priced Survival weapon.  This is based off the fact that If I was only allowed one weapon that would serve as a defense weapon as well as one that could be used … Read more

My Simple Solar System

three 45-watt solar panels on rooftop

I have done it. I have stepped into the world of solar power. Not in a big way mind you – just a baby step. I just picked up a Harbor Freight 45 watt solar panel kit. After doing some research I decided to start out with this kit. It is not the cheapest dollar … Read more

Lessons From My First Survival Garden

cucumbers and squash in survival garden

If you are a frequent reader then you know I love gardening. My interest in preparedness motivated me 8 years ago to start my first garden. That first garden did well. At about half the size of my current one and not really having a clue what I was doing – I was swimming in … Read more

Thinking about Bug-out Vehicles

I am in the process of looking for another vehicle after selling my previous “bug out” vehicle – a Chevy Blazer ZR2. My thoughts on what to get and what might be the best bug-out vehicle is beginning to change. Previously – I had based my needs something that could haul my family of 4 … Read more

Possible Bug Out Location Visited

outpost on the homestead

A few weeks ago I visited my brothers property in Georgia. I have been considering setting up to relocate to this property should it look like it’s about to hit the fan and staying put turns out not to be a good idea. For shelter – I am looking at placing a medium-sized RV somewhere on the land and … Read more

Growing Corn in Containers

I love gardening. Sitting down at the supper table with a plate of food that I grew myself is an experience like no other. Beyond that – having the skill and confidence to be able to grow your own food if needed……..priceless. One of the crops that I have just recently started growing is corn. Last year … Read more

Guest Post: What is the best type of food storage?

by Adam Torkildson Importance of storing food properly Almost everyone prefers good, tasty and hygienic food. In today’s world, hygiene is a major point of consideration. Food storage in a proper manner is one of the best ways of keeping the food hygienic over an extended period. If food is not stored suitably, it loses its … Read more

Looking for a defensive pistol?

I came across a really good deal and thought I would pass it on – Palmetto State Armory has a Sig Sauer SP2022 Pro 9mm semi-automatic pistol for sale at an ultra low $349.00. This is cheap. I do not know how long this deal will be on for – but I am hoping to … Read more

New Generator Bought: Briggs & Stratton 5500 Watt

Briggs & Stratton generator

I have been wanting to pick up a new generator for quite some time – but ball and chain wifey wouldn’t cooperate. With the recent storms here in the Southeast and damage to our property – she is finally seeing the light. She actually called me up Thursday and said “Honey – the biggest and … Read more

My Visit to The Palmetto State Armory

gun store

I recently visited an awesome “gun shop” that is within driving distance of my home. I put gun shop in quotes because although they carry many firearms – they also carry a huge selection of accessories as well. They are not your ordinary gun shop. The place I am talking about is Palmetto State Armory … Read more

Garden is Well Under Way…

garden shortly after planting

I love gardening – preparing the soil, planting the seeds, and watching my hard work grow and produce nourishment. Not only have I found gardening to be very rewarding  – it is a valuable skill to have for future troubled times. Over the past 8 years I have made many, many mistakes. I have also … Read more

The Low Carb Prepper

While in many ways we prep just like everyone else. We are well armed with guns, the related skills and ammo. The Big Berkey is backed up with 40 gallons of stored water. We have various methods of cooking and heat, everything from home made stoves burning wood, rocket and wood gasification types with stored … Read more

The Skinny on Preparedness

There is a joke I like to tell people about my weight.  It’s my little way of saying “I’m just big boned!” I always say that in addition to storing food, I am also storing fat so that my body will have something to live off of in hard times. Now, while, it may be … Read more

Gear Review: Paladin Mission Pack Expedition

I recently received a new bag called the Paladin Mission Pack Expedition. This is a larger capacity bag which could serve many purposes – from backpacking, camping, to a full-fledged “bug out” kit. Let’s get straight to the bags dimensions: The Paladin Mission Pack, Expedition is comprised of: (1) large capacity main compartment 6 in. … Read more