Water Storage Essentials – What To Do Before the Tap Runs Dry. If you found yourself in the middle of a very ugly crisis, would you have enough stored water to sustain yourself and your family? In this article we take a critical look at water storage, the options, challenges, gear and the essential water […]
Road Warrior – Preparing a Get-Home Bag If a disaster occurred while you were away from your home (and your preparations), what would you do? Would you have a plan and the necessary supplies to help get you back home quickly and safely? Or would you suddenly find yourself among many thousands of panicked, desperate […]
Whether you’re just getting started, or have been prepping for years, it’s really easy to get caught up in the hype and disregard crucial preparations. In this article I shed light on 10 of the most neglected — but essential — preps. Check out my latest OffGrid article “The 10 Most Neglected (But Essential) Preps. […]
Eight Essential Survival Skills Most of us never bother to give it a thought, but there is a very real possibility that one day we may find ourselves in a survival situation. Life holds very few guarantees for any of us, except one – things will usually go wrong at the most inopportune moment, when […]
An urban disaster, or public emergency, that forces an emergency evacuation, is about as real as it gets. With little, or no, warning you may one day find yourself in the middle of a very ugly situation. If you read SWAT Magazine on a regular basis, however, you are most likely very well prepared – […]
Are you prepared to travel? In the April 2016 issue of SWAT Magazine, I focus on the travel basics (strategies and gear) and how you can protect yourself and your family when you’re away from the safety and security of your home. Check it out, especially the Hotel/Motel Safety section on page 78. As you […]
Are you prepared to Bug-Out? In the May 2015 issue of SWAT Magazine, read how easy it is to build your own bug-out bag, (BOB). And to keep up on the latest in weapons, gear, tactics, training and survival, make sure to pick up a subscription to SWAT Magazine (Now Available in Print or Digital) SWAT […]
The Quick-Start Survival Guide is Now “In-Stock.” We launched the Quick-Start Survival Guide (QSG) in late October. Almost immediately Amazon started to show the paperback as “Out-of-Stock.” We were pleased that sales were brisk, but we were worried that the “Out-of-Stock” status would discourage some of our readers from placing their order. A few weeks later […]
“A self-rescue can be as simple as opening a door and walking out of a dangerous area, or as complicated and dangerous, as having to dig, pry or smash our way out of a damaged structure.” In the August 2014 issue of S.W.A.T. Magazine, I discuss self-rescue and emergency evacuation tools, and why we all need to be prepared for this possibility.
“Top Ten Most Neglected Preps – Forget and Regret. (S.W.A.T. Magazine) Ever have a nagging feeling that you’ve forgotten something important? Most of the time it’s just some trivial detail, you eventually remember, and life goes on.