How To Avoid Perimeter Alarms When Scavenging Survivor Camps When SHTF Happens- Reality Is That It Could Be Necessary, At Some Point

Okay when SHTF happens, it’s every man for himself. You do what you have to do to survive. This means possibly having to scavenge from other survivors if your supplies run low or are destroyed in the initial crisis. Smart, folks, though, will have perimeter alarms set around their camps or steads. So, you need […]


How To Make a Mini Root Cellar In Your Backyard In Less Than Two Hours

Once upon a time, root cellars were the only way people had to preserve their food. These wonderful cold-storage areas became less common when refrigerators became affordable. Houses were no longer automatically built with a root cellar beneath or nearby. A root cellar is still a great way to store fruits and vegetables, though, especially […]


Situational Awareness in an Urban Setting- Few Maintain A Level Of Situational Awareness That Would Allow Us to Respond Quickly to A Threat

Most of us spend a fair amount of time in an urban setting, but few maintain a level of situational awareness that would allow us to respond quickly to a threat. You can change this, but it will take a lot of training to become proficient in identifying potential threats, and discipline to consistently implement […]


Protecting Yourself from the “Knockout Game” (This is beyond poor judgement, and it certainly is not a game. This is a life and death matter)

There’s a disturbing trend spreading through America called the “knockout game” where youths attack random, innocent victims by surprise and attempt to knock them out. This is not two thugs beating the hell out of each other; these animals are attacking ordinary people for no reason other than their own twisted entertainment. More often than […]


A Total Collapse Of The Economy Would Throw The Nation Into Utter Chaos: 7 Unexpected Consequences Of An Economic Crisis

Other than the obvious consequences, what might we expect from a partial economic collapse? A total collapse of the economy would throw the nation into utter chaos. But what if we endure an economic depression, or a severe and long-lasting downturn? I think that some of the effects are not so obvious. 1. The college […]


If The SHTF Is to Get Out Of Dodge Then You Are Going to Need A Vehicle Most Likely: The Ultimate Get Out Of Dodge Vehicle

As you begin to think about preparing your family for a survival type of scenario there are a lot of important considerations. Do you have enough food stored up to keep your family fed and healthy during the length of any disruption? Do you have adequate water stores and a plan for resupplying that water and disinfecting it? Certainly firearms […]


How To Prepare For A Home Invasion (“The world is a dangerous place. That’s what you need prepared to protect yourself and your loved ones.)

Home invasion happens. While there are geographical areas more prone to home invasion than others due to socioeconomic and other circumstances, no household is immune. Home invasion could indeed happen anywhere. And you can be guaranteed that as we descend down further into the depths of economic turmoil, home invasion will become more wide spread […]


12 Essential Things You Can Scavenge from Cars when SHTF: Make Very Sure A Vehicle Is Abandoned Before You Get Your Pliers Out And Start Ripping Bits Off

Cars are everywhere. If you’re anywhere near a city when the SHTF, you’ll come across thousands of them. And if the disaster is severe enough, many of these vehicles will be abandoned. Why does this matter? Because there are many survival items you can scavenge from abandoned vehicles. During a SHTF situation, pain could become […]


Cash Is Still King: Why Preppers Need to Stop Worrying about Gold and Start Keeping Cash (during a complete meltdown scenario gold is going to be the last thing most people are worried about)

Time and time again, I hear preppers advising people to stock up on gold and silver, but not many of them seem to understand the importance of cash. I know it’s almost Taboo to say anything bad about gold, but in my opinion, during a complete meltdown scenario gold is going to be the last thing […]