The Ultimate Gas Mask Guide for Preppers

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My new friend, Rusty, at TruePrepper.com (go check them out, they’re doing good things over there) recently posted a very good article on gas masks titled, The Ultimate Gas Mask Guide for Preppers, which really opened my eyes to the importance of having gas masks on hand for my family again. Take the time to understand … Continue reading “The Ultimate Gas Mask Guide for Preppers”

How to Make a Faraday Cage in 4 Easy Steps

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“If you’ve been in the prepper world for long, you’ve probably read some horrifying books about what can happen after a disaster called an EMP. And if you’ve done that, you know you need to protect vulnerable electronics. Today, we’ll talk about how to make a Faraday cage to do just that. Don’t worry – … Continue reading “How to Make a Faraday Cage in 4 Easy Steps”

You Know What’s Worse Than Smoke Alarms Going Off For No Reason In The Middle Of The Night?

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Last night at about 1:45 am, which is technically today, our interconnected house smoke alarms went off for no reason. You know, the smoke alarms where if one goes off, they all go off. Yeah, those. I make this distinction because we also have a handful of independent, battery-powered smoke alarms throughout the house and … Continue reading “You Know What’s Worse Than Smoke Alarms Going Off For No Reason In The Middle Of The Night?”

28 Powerful Home Security Solutions Book Now FREE on Amazon

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Did you know that roughly 10,000 home burglaries are committed each day here in America? That’s well over 3,000,000 per year! Fortunately, I can help you to avoid becoming a victim with my sixth book, 28 Powerful Home Security Solutions, which is now available into Thursday for in Kindle format. In return for offering the … Continue reading “28 Powerful Home Security Solutions Book Now FREE on Amazon”

How to Prevent the Fastest Growing Crime in America

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Did you know that, according to the FBI, “Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the U.S., claiming more than 10 million victims a year.” And guess what? That statement was from 2004! According to the U.S. Department of Justice more than 17 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014. … Continue reading “How to Prevent the Fastest Growing Crime in America”

DIY Chimney Sweep – Gardus Sooteater Rotary Chimney Cleaning System Review

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Recently, I’ve been wanting to clean my own fireplace flue rather than having to pay somebody to do it. And, yes, I know there’s something to be said for having a qualified chimney sweep inspect it once a year, which I still plan to do, but for peace of mind until then I figured it … Continue reading “DIY Chimney Sweep – Gardus Sooteater Rotary Chimney Cleaning System Review”

10 Best Rifles for Elk Hunting in 2017

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Any serious gun fanatic might tell you that all rifles are awesome, but not all rifles are awesome for every type of shooting and hunting. When it comes to elk hunting, you want a rifle that is durable but light enough to carry up the mountain with ease. But you also want it to be … Continue reading “10 Best Rifles for Elk Hunting in 2017”

A Holster Manufacturer’s Guide for Your First Holster

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Unless you plan on every handgun you buy being a safe queen, you’ll want to find a quality holster that allows you to use it in comfort and safety. Handgun holsters come in a wide array of styles and can be made from several different materials. With so many options available, it can be hard … Continue reading “A Holster Manufacturer’s Guide for Your First Holster”

PSA: Massive Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

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I just heard about this recall on the radio this morning and looked it up here. It seems that Kidde is recalling quite few of their plastic-handle model fire extinguishers (134 models, in fact) manufactured roughly between 1973 and 2015 because it can become clogged and not discharge. Yeah, that’s not good! FYI, if you … Continue reading “PSA: Massive Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall”

4 Reasons Why Biometric Gun Safes Are a Smart Choice

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Choosing the right gun safe is a crucial move for anyone who keeps firearms at home. This type of storage will give you a high level of security while keeping your guns safe and allowing you easy access to them. Many people make the mistake of only looking at the size and the strength of … Continue reading “4 Reasons Why Biometric Gun Safes Are a Smart Choice”

The Best Self-Defense Ammo For Pistols in 2017 (and Beyond)

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We spend a lot of time talking about the best pistol to use for self-defense, but a lot less thinking about what ammunition to use in it. This is a shame, because ultimately it is your ammunition that generates the power you need to stop attackers, and that is going to potentially save your life … Continue reading “The Best Self-Defense Ammo For Pistols in 2017 (and Beyond)”

Edible vs Poisonous Mushrooms – What Is The Difference?

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Overview Mushrooms are one of the most striking and intriguing vegetation in the world – highly regarded for their nutrient composition. All mushroom varieties are characterized by beautiful forms and shapes. Though some have medicinal properties, others are poisonous and lethal. Picking of mushrooms is steadily becoming a hobby for many people, often for food … Continue reading “Edible vs Poisonous Mushrooms – What Is The Difference?”

15 Things You Don’t Actually Need To Survive Disasters

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Last week I’d heard about a story of three family members who died during Hurricane Irma because they ran a generator inside their home. Although I couldn’t find more details, I did find this article about the incident. Sadly, such a tragedy was entirely preventable by understanding what carbon monoxide (CO) is, how it can … Continue reading “15 Things You Don’t Actually Need To Survive Disasters”

Beginner’s Guide To Concealed Carry: Choosing Your Holster

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Once you make the decision to carry a concealed weapon, you should make sure that how you choose to conceal your weapon is both safe and comfortable for you. This means looking at a variety of different types of concealed weapons holsters and making a decision on what type best suits your style and your … Continue reading “Beginner’s Guide To Concealed Carry: Choosing Your Holster”

Checked Your Fire Extinguishers Lately? I Haven’t And That Was A Mistake…

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Just the other day I’d decided to check on my smoke alarms and fire extinguishers and while I was at it have my youngest son try to put out a very small (and controlled) fire in our driveway just so he had an opportunity to hold and use a fire extinguisher which I don’t think … Continue reading “Checked Your Fire Extinguishers Lately? I Haven’t And That Was A Mistake…”

Best Air Rifles And Pellet Guns For Survival (+ 5 Reasons Why)

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If you are seriously into your guns and take your prepping seriously, you may have overlooked the humble air rifle. If you are anything like me, it’s likely you haven’t shot one since you were a kid, and don’t really regard them as a serious weapon, especially in a survival situation. This is a shame, … Continue reading “Best Air Rifles And Pellet Guns For Survival (+ 5 Reasons Why)”

Survival Hax Tactical LED Pen with Glass Breaker and Fire Starter Review

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I was sent this Survival Hax Tactical LED Pen for review and I can say that I was pleasantly surprised at the quality. For starters, it came well protected in a foam case: And here’s the pen outside the package for a better view: I can say that when I first grabbed the pen it … Continue reading “Survival Hax Tactical LED Pen with Glass Breaker and Fire Starter Review”

WARNING: We Are Not Ready For The Next Pandemic

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“WARNING: We Are Not Ready For The Next Pandemic,” this was the cover title on a recent Time magazine article I read while waiting at my kid’s orthodontics appointment the other day. I was intrigued. What did Time magazine know that I didn’t? Well, a few things, in fact. For example, I did learn that “the … Continue reading “WARNING: We Are Not Ready For The Next Pandemic”

How Easily Ebola Turns Into A Pandemic (link)

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Funny, I just recently read an article in Time magazine discussing how we’re not ready for a pandemic, go figure. The author in this particular article is quite right… it only takes one person (or in this case a family) to potentially infect dozens of others who then go on to infect the rest of … Continue reading “How Easily Ebola Turns Into A Pandemic (link)”

5 Best 9mm Single Stack Pistols for CCW (link)

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Looking for a concealed carry 9mm? Try these options… “While there is no such thing as the ‘perfect carry gun,’ there’s also no denying that some guns are better for concealed carry than others. When searching for a concealed carry gun, you obviously want to look for a pistol that is small and slim enough … Continue reading “5 Best 9mm Single Stack Pistols for CCW (link)”

One Shotgun Fires 10 Different Rounds (video)

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I must really be into conversion kits lately but this one has to take the cake, it’s the Chiappa M6 Combination Folding Shotgun With X-Caliber 12-Gauge Adapter Set which can be found for between $600-700 online. About the only problem I see with it is that it’s a single shot, but apparently this guy’s review … Continue reading “One Shotgun Fires 10 Different Rounds (video)”

16 Remedies for Radiation Exposure (link)

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I didn’t realize there were so many potential helpful “remedies” for exposure to radiation. That said, they shouldn’t be considered equals either and, of course, it depends on what radioisotope you’ve been exposed to. Regardless, radiation safety seems to boil down to (1) NOT being deficient in vitamins and minerals in order to avoid unwanted … Continue reading “16 Remedies for Radiation Exposure (link)”

Self Defense: Wood vs. Metal. vs. Cold Steel Bat (video)

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This just looks like fun. After all, getting to smash things in the name of survival and self defense makes for a fun day I’d say. 🙂 And, while I agree that bats–wood or metal–can get rather expensive new, try looking for these at your local Goodwill or garage sale as they can often be … Continue reading “Self Defense: Wood vs. Metal. vs. Cold Steel Bat (video)”