Yeah, I’m not ashamed of it: I’ve been scoping my neighbors stuff lately. Not to steal it, mind you, but to get an idea of who might be useful post-SHTF, who might have stuff to barter with if I absolutely had to, and otherwise just to be a bit of a nosy neighbor.
Obviously, I can’t see everything but when we walk I have a bit of time to glance here and there and I’ve seen some potentially useful things, including:
Several homes nearby that have some good stacks of firewood–one thing I’m missing is a wood stove–but cut and seasoned wood is always useful.
A few homes have year-round greenhouses which ... continue reading...
This is something that I’d purchased a LONG time ago now… years, in fact. Honestly, I’m amazed it’s still for sale which must indicate it’s still a useful course. What am I talking about? The Earth4Energy guide, of course! We’ll get to that in a moment…
As I’m sure you’re well aware, there aren’t too many options when it comes to DIY off-grid energy independence. Sure, there’s hydro power which is awesome if you have a nearby rushing river to harness but I surely do not and chances are you don’t either.
Similarly, you might believe that a human-powered gizmo is the way to go. I know I’ve looked into them and, ... continue reading...
If your house is anything like mine then chances are that you’re the prepper and your spouse just goes along with things. It seems I’ve been at this long enough that she usually just sighs and says “whatever, dear!”
Recently, however, I got to really thinking about the saying “you’re only as prepared as what you have on you” and, though I’ve done my best to adhere to it personally, I think I’ve been woefully neglecting my wife’s EDC!
I’ve always figured that so long as I had gear with me as well as supplies in the car for her then that was good enough. After all, what are the chances she ... continue reading...
People can be classified in all sorts of ways if you like: tall or short, pretty or ugly, predator or victim. In a post-SHTF world I like to look at people as either assets or liabilities. This means EVERYBODY, including people you expect to be in your survival group, people that show up on your doorstep TEOTWAWKI + 1, your significant other, your children, and even YOU. Yup, you too.
I do firstly want to point out that it’s not always bad to be classified as a liability. For example, I wouldn’t necessary consider my children as part of the “assets” group because, let’s face it, they’re still young and I ... continue reading...
I decided to try an experiment after watching this video…
Something is amiss here. It can’t be that easy, can it? Let me first say that the kid in the video did have a little help here and there and it seemed that he knew the code to one of the safes (don’t see how that’s showing a defective safe) but a few of the safe break-ins were disturbing to say the least.
So, I figured I would do my own test of one handgun safe, the Bulldog Digital Pistol Vault, which is what I own and use:
One of these days I’m going to upgrade to a biometric safe for ease of ... continue reading...
The folks over at SurvivalReader.com recently sent me this post on The Best Prep Nobody Talks About: Make a Survival Blog? and I realized that I recognized both sites.
In fact, I had some correspondence with the previous owner of PrepHappy.com quite a while back trying to help her get her blog going. Anyway, I have no idea why she bailed on the site but I can understand if she got frustrated or wasn’t making enough money.
I can honestly attest that running a blog is much more work than most people realize (other blog owners back me up here!) and most of us certainly don’t do it for the money. If I ... continue reading...
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