Do It Yourself Prepper Security

do it yourself prepper security

“It” happened a while ago now. After the initial panic, the riots, looting, and pandemonium ensued. You stood guard nightly. You had carefully chosen your little slice of Earth, far from any major city. You did so knowing you might avoid the heartbreak, strife, and eventual death that befell many. The survivors left the cities, …

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Campers: Do They Make Good Bug Out Vehicles?

Campers Bug Out Vehicles

There is not a simple answer to the question. Much depends on your situation, your familiarity with campers, geography and type of crisis you would be dealing with. Type of campers would include motor homes, travel trailers and truck campers. When people think of bug-out-vehicles (BOV) they think of a vehicle that can get them …

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The Devil Is Always In the Details When It Comes To Prepping

Devil in the details

It is easy for anyone to see the big picture, to make big plans, and to have big ideas. It is easy and simpler in some cases, to believe you have the bases all covered because of your plans and ideas. A grain of sand can ruin the most sophisticated piece of equipment however. The …

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Do You Have Binoculars in Your Survival Kit or Bug out Bag?

Binoculcars

Binoculars allow you to view threats and/or to view situations that may turn threatening from a safe distance. Use them to gather intelligence and for spotting game as well. The so-called sports glasses that you would take to a ball game are sometimes called binoculars, but they are not ideal for survival situations. They will …

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The New Leatherman Signal Survival Multi-Tool

Leatherman Signal Survival Multi-Tool

If you become lost or stranded what is your first thought. To get safely back home of course, and in some cases this may mean you have to be rescued. You do not have your cell phone, and if you do, the battery may be dead or there is no signal, so what do you …

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How To Get Your HAM Radio License In 7 Days

ham radio license

Let’s face it, being a HAM, or amateur radio operator is on the wish list of every prepper. Communications is one of the important tenants of emergency preparedness. If one were to ignore the need and suddenly find themselves in a regional disaster, or worse, a grid down situation, the world would quickly go dark …

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How To Make Seed Tape

DIY Seed Tape

Planting vegetables with tiny seeds can be wasteful and a pain. Traditional methods have you sowing way more seeds than you need, then coming back and thinning after they sprout. The traditional method finds the plants competing for resources in the soil as well. This video highlights a nice way to space out your sprouts …

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Sling or No Sling on a Home Defense Weapon

Shotgun Sling

Everyone has an opinion, some for a sling some against a sling, and the reasons are as varied as the people themselves are. There are legitimate reasons for having a sling attached and there are some legitimate reasons not to have one attached to your home defense firearm. Pros Obviously, a sling is used to …

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Prepare for a Hiking Hunting or Camping Trip to Ensure You make It back Alive

Prepare for Hiking and Hunting Trip

January 2015: Another hiker lost and then found dead by rescue personnel, this time in Mexico. An American on a yoga retreat is found dead after four days. Apparently, the hiker fell into a ravine and died instantly according to reports. The man’s wife stated that he was an experienced hiker. He left on his …

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Can You Defend Your Location from an Attack

Defend from Attack

The answer in most cases is no unless your home is specifically designed to withstand an assault and you have a significant number of armed and trained personnel on hand. You would also need a support group off site that can engage the enemy using indirect fire and can resupply you if you are under …

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