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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…

Bugging Out - Use a Plate Carrier

Sunday, 12 August 2012 21:25
Published in Survival Bag
First, let me start out by saying that I do not wish for anyone to be involved in a gun fight. I also extend a big thank you to all of our deployed men and women serving in our Armed Forces. Being a combat veteran myself, I understand the sacrifices…

The "Manly" Fanny Pack and Why You Should Consider It

Thursday, 09 August 2012 21:17
Published in Survival Bag
The fanny pack was one of the most memorable fashion trends of the 80’s. While this fad has endured the years, it is usually a tell-tale sign of an out-of-place tourist or an old person carrying their medications. In 2006, Weird Al Yankovic released a song named “White & Nerdy”,…

SHTF Medical Kits and Checklist

Monday, 06 August 2012 21:11
Published in Medical
An often overlooked aspect of survival is first aid. Sure, most of us carry a small first aid kit in our Survival Bag or vehicle, but how long would you expect this kit to last? Even if you had a moderate amount of medical supplies stored at your home, you…

POAB Series: 3 - Fire Kit

Monday, 16 July 2012 01:22 Written by
Published in On a Budget
For this Prepping on a Budget, we will discuss the fire kit. Harnessing fire was early humans’ single most important achievement. Think about it. Before easy fire, humans were food gathers and consumed whatever they could find. Even if a hunt was successful, the meat remained fresh for about a…

Wood or Propane Stove?

Tuesday, 10 July 2012 23:45
Published in Survival Bag
People often ask me if they should use a propane or wood stove for their survival plan. Honestly, it really depends on the purpose of the stove. If you are planning to Bug Out, I would select a wood stove. But, if you are planning to Bug In, then I…

POAB Series: 2 - Stainless Steel Water Bottles

Monday, 09 July 2012 21:04 Written by
Published in On a Budget
So you are prepping on a budget. Let’s discuss one common purchase that I think is really important, and can save you a few dollars in the long run. When purchasing a container to store water for your Survival Bag, buy a Stainless Steel water bottle. 

Every Storm is a Training Opportunity

Tuesday, 03 July 2012 02:42 Written by
Published in Getting Started
If you live in the Northeast, then you were likely affected by the record setting heat wave and thunderstorms in Late June 2012. While the heat was uncomfortable, for the majority of us, the heat by itself is not a huge concern. It is summer, is expected, and we can…

POAB Series: 1 - Water Filtration

Wednesday, 27 June 2012 22:50 Written by
Published in On a Budget
This is a new series that will discuss Prepping on a budget (POAB). Let’s face it; if you are a serious prepper then you know that the lifestyle can be expensive. When people ask about getting into prepping, I always recommend conducting research to determine what is truly needed, before…

Civilian or Tactical Clothing

Wednesday, 27 June 2012 00:40
Published in Survival Bag
As you outfit your prepping gear and clothing, you may have debated on whether to take a military/law enforcement approach or use civilian/camping gear. Like me, you have probably searched several prepping and survivalist forums or watched YouTube videos to find out what others are using, and have come across…

Insect Repellents

Friday, 01 June 2012 22:08
Published in Survival Bag
Everyone knows that insect repellent can make a big difference while at a cookout, camping, or conducting an outdoors event. This would be even truer during a survival situation. I recently conducted a two day survival training event in Virginia, miles away from civilization. To say there were a lot…

The Survival Bag

Thursday, 31 May 2012 04:12
Published in Survival Bag
Whether you call it a Survival Bag, Bug Out Bag (BOB), Get Home Bag (GHB), FEMA 72 Hour Kit, or by another name, this is your life line in a survival situation. The saying, “Everyone has a rear-end, and they all stink” also applies to a Survival Bag. We can't…
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