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In almost every Prepper, survival, and Bushcraft forum on the web, you’ll find folks talking about this great axe they found for their Bug Out Bag (BOB). And, in almost every single instance that person is actually referring to a hatchet. There seems to be a bit of confusion as to what the differences are between the three big boys of the cutting world. So let’s explore axes, mauls, and hatchets and identify their different purposes.

Survival Bar Taste Test

Sunday, 13 January 2013 12:53
Published in Food

With people dumping hundreds of dollars into equipment for their bug-out bags, from expensive knives to water filters and lightweight tents, it doesn't make sense that survival food is usually no more than an afterthought. In many cases—especially in the pre-assembled survival kits people buy—"food" is a chunk of calorie-dense, foil-wrapped hardtack guaranteed to keep you alive for three days. People rarely open these bars to taste them; and many throw them out after the typical five year expiration date, only to replace them with other bars that they will most likely never try either.

Wounds: The Good, the Bad, and the Extremely Ugly

Monday, 15 October 2012 00:00
Published in Medical

As Preppers, how many times have we heard our most basic of needs referred to as “beans, bullets and bandages?” It’s a fairly generic means of describing the need to stock up on food, personal protection equipment, and health care supplies. Of course we aren’t stocking up on just beans alone, nor are we storing just bullets. And, it would be foolish to think we could get by with nothing more than bandages in our medical emergency kits. In the event of a major catastrophe where professional medical services may become nonexistent, we will be pushed into the position where we must rely on ourselves and the medical supplies we have stockpiles to see us through. Quite possibly for many years.

If you are new to prepping or a veteran, you have likely come across articles that recommend using a flash drive, a memory card, or an external hard drive to store important documents and reference materials. Some sources will recommend having hard copies of important documents, sealed in a waterproof bag. Both of these methods work, but there is a better way to store important information. Here enters the survival tablet.

The Collapse of the Modern Social Welfare State

Friday, 31 August 2012 09:41
Published in Financial

The problem is simple to identify: a politician’s primary purpose in life is not to represent his constituents or pass laws or social engineer (though he does these things to various degrees), but rather, it is to get re-elected and augment his power.  Barring the occasional exception which does not disprove the rule, this is a universal truth even in our formerly Constitutional-revering Republic.  When viewed through this lens, the long and gradual process perverting the American system of Government and property rights becomes clear.

Where Would You Draw the Line?

Sunday, 19 August 2012 01:47
Published in Preparedness

If you are an active Prepper, then you likely spend several hours a week, if not each day, preparing for some possible event that may take place. We are often mocked, ridiculed, and viewed as an outcast of the modern day, grid tied – society. Our friends, co-workers, and family members that are not prepared, are usually the culprits and are what I like to refer as Zombies.  They are so tied into the Matrix, that they do not see the signs around them. If you communicate with your friends and family about preparedness, eventually you will hear comments like, “I will just come to your house if something happens.” So if something happens, where would you draw the line?