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Situational Awareness: The First Line of Defense

Anyone that drives a vehicle on public roadways uses situational awareness. Unfortunately, for some, it stops when they exit their vehicles.

Surviving Anarchy: Strategies to Avoid Dying at the Hands of the Mob

Without law enforcement as a deterrent to crimes, desperate, opportunistic or even criminally motivated people take to the streets and chaos ensues. When this happens, you have anarchy.

16 Best Hobbies for Preppers

These hobbies for preppers will give you skills that you can use in a survival situation but can also enrich your life right now.

Vote for Your Favorite – Prepper Writing Contest Round Eight

Vote for your favorite prepping article in round eight of the Prepper Writing Contest!

Tactical Gear List & Considerations for SHTF

The below personal tactical gear list is taken from a proposal I put together for counterinsurgency / tactical team in West Africa a few years ago, this should give you a few hints on kit etc.

Stacking Functions: Increasing Efficiency with Multi-Function Spaces

Analyzing homestead elements for multi-functionality and redundancy were covered in the first article. This time we’ll look at combining them into multi-function spaces.

5 Perennials Preppers Should Consider

Right now, here’s a look at my top five perennials preppers should consider, selected as such due to their versatility for all stages of preparedness.

Survival Without Prepping

There are stories in Oregon, of instant storms, rain and wind for eons, beautiful country and hypothermia. Meaning rapid condition changes.

Feeding the Beast During SHTF – Bread Options

I do like my breads and I do like something sweet now and again, so here’s half a dozen ways we can still get them, even without a working oven or supermarket.

When Walking Alone: Observe

It is important to be aware of your surroundings for many reasons but the most important is your life could depend on it

8 Backups & Barter Items for Preppers

Here’s my list of 8 barter items that end up ignored as barter but that aren’t without merit as backups for our own stockpiles.

A Different Perspective on Survival Tips

I’m going to play devils advocate and attack several of the most common so-called “survival tips” preps so prevalent on the web today. I will even offer a suggestion or two.

Learning from History: Take-Away Lessons from When SHTF in the Past

By learning about what happened in previous generations, and knowing that history repeats, we can prepare better and avoid making the same mistakes when SHTF again.

Preppers Need to Continuously Practice Situational Awareness

Normally, having our attention diverted to “something else”—even if it’s only to a voice in cyber-space—is “no big deal”

Going on the Offensive: Basic Counter-Attack Considerations

There may be situations if you are trained and armed when you will have to take aggressive action and counter-attack those who are attacking you.

Escape and Evasion: Running for Your Life

Here are some basic instructions on how to avoid getting captured if you manage to escape from kidnappers, terrorists or from a location where things have gone very wrong.

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!

Five Step Mental Practice for Psychological Preparedness

Psychological preparedness is a radically important part of survivalism and might possibly be the determining factor for long term survivalism. In fact, the first step toward getting prepared is making a conscious affirmation to develop a will to live.

Lessons Learned from Being an Outdoorsy Kid

One lesson I have learned from my parents and now encourage my children to participate in is being an Outdoorsy Kid. It didn’t matter if it was after school or during the summer time my brothers and I would often hear my mother say “Go play outside.”

Force Multiplier – Should Preppers Consider Using Drones

One adjustment we may consider would be the benefit of using drones as a necessary piece of equipment for preppers in a true TEOTWAWKI scenario.

What Is Your Emergency Response Plan?

What could an emergency response plan for your family look like and where would you start prepping?

Going “Green” Instead of Being A “Prepper”

I can tell you we’re not all that bad. You may find that it is wiser to couch your actions by going green instead of broadcasting you are a prepper. And sometimes, preppers and greenies are already kind of walking in lock-step. We just don’t always realize it.

Raising Goats: Perfect Survival Livestock?

Goats can supply milk, meat, hides for clothing and be a work or pack animal if needed. It's time to look at what the goat has to offer and why I think it is better than a cow.

12 Tips from a British Army Sniper

In the end it all comes down to being able to take the shot, hit your target and move to the next position without being found.

The Worst Way to Die

How many of you have played this game on a long car trip where you asked the people around you what is the worst...

How Much Cash Should You Have If the Grid Goes Down?

It is the final backup plan for a lot of us in the case of a disaster. A generous supply of cold hard cash...

Skills Might Not Always be Better than Stuff

In the Prepping community there are some topics that draw familiar responses from people of all walks of life. Naturally I am guilty of...

Prepping Your Spouse for Prepping

How many of you have ever tried to convince your spouse to do something that was outside of their comfort zone? Did you have...

Ideals are Peaceful, History is Violent

At some point in your prepping journey you will need to think about Security and for many of us, these are the first thoughts...

Looter Defense Tactics

For many; the not too distant events in Ferguson are the first thoughts that come to mind when you mention the word looting. Looting...