Category Archives for "Prepping"

Packing Go Bags For The Whole Family

go bags

Hydration, calories, body temp. Those are the big three.If your go bags have open hip pockets for water on both sides, use them, as in, store water inthem. It’s okay to just use some full, never-opened, store bought plastic water bottles. Or youcan opt for more durable water jugs from your typical gear outlet, but […]

The Leverage Of The Tac Shovel


In case you missed it, we recently brought up the benefits of carrying one of those light, compact, sturdy survival shovels, or as the marketers are calling them, “Tac Shovels.” And it’s not just marketing … nobody gets far in basic military training without running into the need to dig a hole fast, nor learning […]

Choosing a Homestead Site


On the prepping and disaster preparation side of things, choosing a location to live could certainly start with finding an excellent short-term survival site, but not necessarily. A place that may give you the perfect view of approaching danger could also be experiencing gale winds enough to drive you out of your mind. Oh, it’s […]

Footwear in Survival Situations

Survival Footwear

We all have our favorites. Different foot widths and toe lengths lead us to various top brands. Preferences in how we step and where we like to get outdoors makes for different choices, too. Some of us sleep in combat boots while others feel put out to have to bother with socks at all. But […]

The Faucet Stopped Flowing…Now What?

Water Faucet

Clean water makes civilization. And don’t worry, we’re not trying to summarize thousands of years of human history. So how do we shorten this up for a proper discussion under our big three categories (survival, prepping, and disaster preparedness)?Let’s get the easy stuff out of the way. Your go bags should at least contain a […]

Starting a Fire with Ferro Rod & Steel

In a true survival situation, if one had to pick a single item in advance without knowing any of the details, there is only one obvious answer what that choice should be: caviar and Dom Perignon.Sorry, classic Bond aside, anything with a good blade (multi-tool, or just a good knife) is item # 1. But […]

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