A Forgotten Skill: Weather Prediction

As of right now, only extreme weather affects our daily lives, but in a doomsday scenario we would need to know the weather to properly adapt shelter, make sure our rain barrels are ready,...

How to Start a Fire with a Fire Plough

The sh*# has hit the fan and the power is out. Despite all warnings, you didn’t stock up on matches, lighters, or a flint. It’s getting cold outside, and you could really use a...

Things that ALWAYS Fail!

What is a flashlight? It is a storage container for dead batteries as are all other battery-operated devices. We all know this, after all who hasn’t gone to “the dark side” when chasing down...

Top 20 Do’s and Don’ts in Your Condo During Earthquakes

Editor’s Note: This article has been generously contributed by Patricia Evans. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300 Amazon Gift Card to purchase your...

Gardening During Disasters

It can be frustrating to plant a garden and watch it fail. It can be mean life and death when it is the food your family is counting on for survival.

Graduated Levels of Force and Redundant Detection and Warning

Security is a 24 hour requirement. If you can’t surveille, detect, and defend when the sun goes down, then you will vulnerable to the bad guys.

How to Hide Your Money Where the Bankers Won’t Find it

Unless you have been on vacation the past few days or out of touch with the never ending news media we live in you have seen or heard about the event in Cyprus. For...

Surviving in the Cold

Editor's Note: A guest submission from Zac Martin. As another summer slowly dies, colder weather is going to start creeping its way into our lives again. In my area this is my favorite time to...

Weapon of Choice: The Benefits of Purchasing an Air Rifle

Although some are quick to write off an air rifle as a weapon of choice, there are many advantages to carrying an air rifle versus a crossbow or center-fire rifle.

Are Marauders A Credible Threat To Preppers?

Since the premiere of National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers season three episode ‘We are the Marauders’ there has been a lot of discussion on various blogs and even a couple articles addressing the show and...

5 Security Measures That Will Keep You Alive During Doomsday

You want to make sure that you are secure enough to live to see tomorrow. Let’s take a look at five security measures that you can implement to help you stay alive during doomsday.

A Soldiers Experience

Editors Note: This article was submitted by Tom D. to Pat awhile ago. I am publishing it, with some "military language" edits, since it provides some insights into the reality of military life and...

Moving to Tornado Alley? What to Know Before You Go

They’re powerful, unpredictable and the most destructive weather system on Earth. Tornadoes can devastate a town in a matter of minutes, ripping away rooftops and sending pickup trucks through the air. According to the...

When Society Disintegrates: A preview Of What May Be Coming To Your City

Yesterday I read about hundreds of armed vigilantes in a small Mexico town . This was preceded earlier by reports of townspeople capturing and murdering several men, displaying their bodies propped up in lawn...

Six Primitive Traps For Catching Food In The Woods

If you do find yourself in the wilderness and need food, there are a lot of ways to fill the plate for dinner. Now, I will be the first to say that using primitive...

10 Self Defense Tips for Women

Fortunately, there are a number of self-defense tips and techniques that can level that playing field and allow women to protect themselves and those that they are responsible for protecting.

Choosing Your Shelter: BOLs vs. Bunkers

When it comes to surviving TEOTWAWKI, nothing is more important than choosing your shelter whether that is your bunker or your bug out location. But there’s much debate circling around which is actually the best.

Camouflage and Concealment: The Art of Staying Hidden

You do not have to have expensive patterns to give you good camouflage and concealment, a gray dress shirt and a pair of light khaki pants is way more effective than tactical Tim dressed in SWAT black!

Hiding in Plain Sight – Innovative Ways to Discreetly Wear Survival Gear

In this article I list some of the most unique ways that some basic survival gear, weapons, and defensive tools can be disguised in items you already wear every day.

5 Things You Need to Go Off Grid Now – Pt. 5

Welcome back to the last installment of our series on the 5 things you need to go off grid where we are discussing preparations you can make right now that could possibly save your...

Understanding Seed Types and Their Importance

Maybe we’re stuck in a rut because of the things we read about seeds, and maybe aren't really and truly understanding seed types and some of the terms we see.

What Plants are Safe to Eat in the Wilderness

When your supply of freeze-dried food runs out and the survival garden isn't producing as well as you hoped, there are plenty of food options to be found - provided it is the right...

Your Survival Kit is Worthless Unless You Pack This One Thing

The internet is a fascinating place and you never know what you will find if you go looking around long enough. As a prepper myself, I have to try to broaden my horizons from...

Who Do You Absolutely Trust… with Your Life?

What if every stranger you encounter represents a potential or real threat to the safety of your family and/or to your community, whether large or small? If that happens, who can you trust?

Diseases That Will Be Making a Comeback – and What You Can Do To...

When our society collapses, so to will unlimited access to clean water, quality food, and medical care. Most diseases that have long been eradicated in the developed world will once again rear their ugly heads, and many will die. Preparing now will ensure that we and our loved ones have a better chance of surviving.

Coming Gun Control – Prep Yourself Before It’s Too Late

Whatever you believe, one thing is certain - the upcoming election will be the most important one in the last century as it relates to gun control.

A Hole in the Dark: Techniques for Maintaining a Dark Camp

Editor’s Note: This article has been generously contributed by Bolo. Introduction “When the system breaks down, we all break down.” - Sgt. Barnes - Platoon Tactical camping is a great way to develop and sharpen many essential...

Radiological Medical Response Kit: Ideas to Manage Injuries in a Radioactive Environment

Seems everyone online is focused on prepping for a nuclear war these days, so I thought I'd share the contents of my radiological medical response kit.

Sources of Tinder and Fire Craft in the Urban Environment

Editor’s Note: This is another post that has been generously contributed by Mike Turner. Fire making is simple as long as you have the right ingredients and apply them correctly. In an urban environment...

Neighborhood RECON

If it all goes sideways someday, a lot of us are preparing to hunker down as opposed to bugging out. Your home, your city, your neighborhood is where you will choose to make your...