What you need to know about prepper physical fitness

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When it comes to prepper equipment, the absolute most important tool every prepper owns is the one between their ears! However, that soft, squishy grey matter is very fragile, and MUST be protected at all times! Fortunately, we have a self propelled, self repairing protective cover for our brain. Capable of great feats, our bodies are […]

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9 firearm training tips to help you survive a deadly encounter

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A while back, I received an email from a guy asking me my opinions on various firearms. The guy had some money to spend, and wanted to know what sort of rifle he should buy. He said he was new to rifles and was asking for my insight. His budget was on the higher end, between […]

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What you NEED to know about body armor for preppers

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Upon occasion, I have received questions asking about body armor for a SHTF scenario. That got me to thinking that the topic of body armor might make an interesting article for the site. So I decided that I would break down the different types of body armor (bullet resistant) and their ratings. I also thought I’d […]

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7 things to remember about cooking in SHTF scenario

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Just about every prepper has stored some food and water in case of a major disaster. That’s one of the first things you began to stockpile right? But did you ever stop to consider ways and means of cooking your food in a serious SHTF scenario? Unless you have a month’s (or more) worth of […]

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What you NEED to know about EMPs

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When it comes to possible serious SHTF (Sh*t Hit The Fan) or TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) events, the one that seems to be most “popular” with preppers is a EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) attack. Many popular “prepper fiction” books, such as One Second After, have been written based upon […]

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3 types of Preppers you don’t want to be

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Over the course of this site’s existence, I have received a lot of emails. Many have been very complimentary. Many more have had questions in them, and I try to answer every question that I can. But a few emails I received have been pretty insulting, questioning everything from my sanity to my intelligence to my […]

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Priorities for prepping on a tight budget

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A while back, I wrote an article for folks that are brand new to prepping. If you missed it, click here to read it. Anyway, I got some positive feedback on that article, but I also received a few emails asking me to be a bit more specific. They wanted to know where and what […]

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Prepper Food Storage Review – Valley Foods

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When outside companies ask me to do a review of their products, I sometimes have just a little bit of trepidation. For example, what happens if the company sends me their product and I do not like it? That could lead to some awkward moments. So I have tried to be selective of what products I […]

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Hints and Tips on OPSEC for Preppers

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What is Opsec? Well, let me give you a brief example. I bought that shirt (left pic) because I thought it was funny. But I don’t wear it outside of my house. Why? Well, what does that shirt tell you? Other than I have a sense of humor, it says that I maybe I really […]

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How much ammo in your bug out bag?

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I have always believed that when it comes to bugging out, (click the link to learn about when it’s time to bug out) speed is your friend. I have written articles in the past stressing the need to keep your Bug out bag/Get home bag, light weight. The faster you get to your destination, the […]

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Preparing for the Election – Resources Guide

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With the elections just weeks away, I wanted to give some reference for those of you who might be preparing for the results of this year’s election. I also wanted to give you something to think about if you have not yet thought about preparing for it. When I first put this site together, I […]

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Cell phone use in emergencies – Hints and Tips to know

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Having a cell phone during an emergency is EXTREMELY handy, and in my opinion one of the best things you can have on you during an emergency. Being able to contact others for help during an emergency situation is one of the fastest ways to resolve your crisis. As more and more people move away […]

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How to know when it is time to bug out

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I receive emails from time to time asking about how you will know when it is time to bug out. This is not always an easy question to answer, as many emergencies strike without warning, and typically the situation remains fluid. I am a big proponent of riding out most emergency scenarios at home. (Click the link […]

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Safety and security tips for Uber

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Uber (Uber Technologies Inc.) is an American multinational on-line transportation network company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It develops, markets and operates the Uber mobile app. This app allows consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request which is then routed to Uber drivers who use their own cars. As of May 2016, the service was […]

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Building your own AR Revisited – Premium Build

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Several months ago, I wrote an article on building your own AR on a budget. (Click the link if you missed it.) It has become this site’s most popular article as more and more people take an interest in owning and building an AR rifle. In that article, I wanted to give readers the information […]

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5 Gun Myths Dispelled

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If you are like me, you love watching exciting “Action” movies. Who doesn’t love a good movie scene with an exciting car chase and lots of explosions? Unfortunately, many times what we see in the movies is NOT what happens in real life. Firearms are no exception. In fact, many times Hollywood (and the public […]

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How to start prepping in 5 easy steps

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I receive emails quite often from people who are new to prepping. A few says they have thought about it for a while, but haven’t really got started. I’m sure it can feel like a daunting and overwhelming process to the beginner. But it does not have to be. Being prepared is really not hard if […]

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What you need to know about stockpiling ammo

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Previously, I discussed how to protect your ammo storage long-term. If you missed it, be sure to check it out by clicking here. Now, I want to discuss stockpiling ammo. Maybe I should have written this first, but regardless, here it is. 🙂 I’ll look at the reasons why you should stockpile, I’ll dispel some […]

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SHTF Barter…do you need to prep for it?

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I see A LOT of prepper videos and articles out there talking about bartering in a post TEOTWAWKI scenario. They encourage you to get gold, silver, cigarettes, ammo, etc. so that you can trade it after everything goes to hell. But I wonder if that is really a good idea? Is it a good use […]

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5 Items you probably should NOT stock long term

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For many preppers on a budget, the ability to stockpile goods and supplies might be limited. They may have to stock just a little at a time. And in that case, I hope that they are not stockpiling items which maybe they shouldn’t. I wanted to take a look at some items that you may […]

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10 Items you should stock up on long term

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Hopefully, as a prepper, you will have some food set back and stocked in case of a disaster. You will have water stored, as well as a few purification methods. You might have a weapon or two stored, and some extra ammunition. (Click the links to find out about water storage, weapons for SHTF, and […]

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Road Rage, Drunk Drivers, etc. – How to remain safe while driving

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Before I get started, please know that this is NOT going to be a Public Service Announcement for driving sober, wearing your seat-belt, or not texting while driving. All of this is common sense stuff you should know and be following. Instead, this article is about how to deal with other drivers’ with road rage, how […]

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7 Rules for carrying your EDC Firearm

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I regularly talk about EDC (Every Day Carry), and the importance of being armed. Being ready and prepared to defend yourself from the “wolves” of this world is something that everyone should be willing and able to do. Fortunately, I live in a state that allows its law abiding citizens to carry a weapon in […]

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Bugging in vs Bugging out – Which is for you?

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When the proverbial “poop” hits the fan, should you ride out the SHTF event at home? Or should you hit the open road for safer areas? This question has perplexed preppers for years. Many preppers prefer the safety and comfort of home, and make their plans accordingly. Others have a sense of adventure and excitement, and […]

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Burntroot Broadcasting Podcast

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Here is a podcast with myself and Mitch, from Burntroot Broadcasting. We discuss certain aspects of prepping, such as firearms and personal and home defense, ammo storage, etc. The podcast is about 30 minutes long. Click the link below to listen. There are also other great podcasts involving various topics on prepping. So be sure […]

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What you need to know about the Zika Virus

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The World Health Organization declared on February 1, 2016 that the spread of the Zika virus constitutes a global public health emergency. While there is no need for panic, there are things about this virus you should be aware of, and steps to take to ensure your health and well being. Now if you are wondering […]

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Need an AR but on a tight budget? Build it!

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My review of the Smith and Wesson Sport model AR-15 as a budget AR is one of this site’s most popular articles. A lot of people want to buy an AR style rifle while they still can. But for many, money is tight and they may not have the money needed to buy a decent AR. So to […]

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Preparedness skills…it all starts with THIS!

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While I was writing my article on being prepared for terrorism and mass shooting events, I touched some on having situational awareness. And after writing that, I realized that I need to expound on situational awareness even more. This subject is so important, it warrants its own article. In fact, I’d rate the skill and ability of situational […]

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Terrorism-Mass shootings – What you NEED to do!

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As we have seen in recent months, our world is now plagued with those who want to terrorize us with mass shootings. Unfortunately, this trend will most likely continue. Why? Actually, there are a couple of reasons. First, studies are now showing that the mass media and national news coverage of these shootings is actually […]

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Top 7 “Prepper” Gifts for Non Preppers

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Chances are that as a prepper, you most likely have those family members or friends that you love and care about who are not completely on board with the idea of being prepared. Maybe they see preppers as “kooky”. Or maybe they just choose to live their life with their head buried in the sand, […]

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9 false survival myths and other things that can get you dead!

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A while back, I wrote an article on my friend Graywolf’s site about false knowledge. I noted some “TV survival shows” and commented that doing some of what they prescribed was foolish. I am pleased that these shows are making people more aware that their own safety and security is ultimately up to them. But […]

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Prepper Budget Carbine Review – Hi Point 40 cal carbine

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I am always on the lookout for quality firearms. I fully believe that when it comes to firearms, you generally get what you pay for. So I do not mind spending a bit more if I know that I am getting a well built, reliable firearm. And if there is a chance of getting a […]

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Dogs for safety, security, and survival

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Man and dog have been best friends for years. For over 30,000 years according to archaeologists. Dogs have been domesticated longer than any other animal, and have evolved and been bred to attune to human behavior. For centuries, humans have used dogs to help them hunt, for protection, and even in battle. Dogs were a part of […]

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What you NEED to know about long term water storage!

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Having clean drinking water is the third most important aspect of being prepared and ready in the event of a disaster. (Your need for oxygen is first, and keeping your core body temperature at 98.6 degrees is second!) Unfortunately, when it comes to water, many people will either a) not store any water at all, […]

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Long term power outage? What to eat first

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I’m sure that every single person who lives with electricity has, at one time or another experienced a power outage. Or at the very least woke up some morning with all of their clocks flashing 88:88. The occasional power outage is just a fact of life. Now some folks, like myself, may have experienced even longer […]

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GoSun Sport Solar Stove Cooker Review

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In an emergency, you can’t always rely on having fuel to cook. Solar cookers allow you to cook using just the sun, but not all solar cookers are created equal. Here’s what we think of the GoSun Sport.

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Review – Our Take on the Voodoo Tactical Level III Assault Pack

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The Voodoo Level III Tactical Backpack has a few drawbacks but it’s still a great bag for the right uses. I break it all down for you here and explain how I use it in my patrol vehicle.

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