Off-Grid Communications – GoTenna Text & GPS on your smartphone Cell phones are awesome, until you get the dreaded “no service” message. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to use your smart phone for true off-grid communications? Well now there is. In this article we take an in-depth look at Off-Grid Comms […]
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 […]
It’s difficult to imagine a single piece of gear more closely associated with survival than the knife. Even under the most difficult of circumstances, a good cutting edge serves many purposes, and can help accomplish a multitude of necessary life-saving tasks. While there’s no such thing as a perfect blade for all occasions, it’s important […]
Everyday carry (EDC) refers to the items, (large or small) we carry on a consistent basis. Think of these as the mainstay, must-have gear to assist in dealing with everyday needs, from the mundane to the extreme. What we carry actually says quite a lot about who we are, and how we view the world […]
Hurricane Aftermath: Post-Storm Survivor Strategy (Recoil/OffGrid) We’ve all seen the articles on hurricane preparation, and what to do before a wicked storm. But, there are also some very important steps to take after the storm – especially if you’re going to hit the road. In this article I cover some of those crucial preparations, including […]
Getting Started We often hear that Preparedness is a journey, and not a destination. And as with any other journey there has to be a point of departure. The problem, however, is that for many people taking those first few steps often seems overwhelming. Where do you start? What are you supposed do, and more […]
Food is expensive. And prices seem to go up on a daily basis. While many people understand the important of having a viable food storage plan as part of their overall survival strategy, money, or the lack thereof, is often a big consideration.
In 2013 I attended the NPS Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. It was a great event and I met lots of very interesting people. Those of you who read my blog already know that I’m always looking for products that are not only dependable, reliable and practical, but that represents good value for my reader’s “prepping” budget.
The only thing more boring than reading about can openers, is writing about them; trust me on this one. But, having said that, I also recognize that some of the most boring and mundane things are the ones that actually matter during a disaster.
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