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 […]
Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) MREs, or Meals Ready to Eat are the main individual, self-contained field ration for U.S. military personnel. MREs are primarily intended for use in combat or field conditions where other food facilities may not be available. They have been around for over 30 years, but their roots stretch back to […]
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 […]
I love to read, always have. Growing up, my generation didn’t have the internet, computers, tablets or smartphones; but we had books. Reading introduced me to a world of imagination, creativity and exploration. Becoming immersed in stories, I could leave the daily routine behind and experience strange and exotic places, meet interesting people, learn new […]
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 […]
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 […]
Are you prepared for the next big disaster? How will you heat your home and your hot water? How will you grow food for your family year round? How do you keep others from taking it?
The “it can’t happen here” attitude of the tens of millions of Joe Sixpacks and Sally Soapoperas in the U.S. really can be seen in the videos of the maintenance workers hosing down Mr. Duncan’s vomit on the sidewalk of the apartment where his relatives live.