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I know what many preppers will be thinking: There are no vegetarians after the apocalypse. That may be true. Life for a vegetarian after societal collapse will not be easy. You will need caloric intake and your present ability to discriminate wher...

Every prepper has their own idea on what the ideal bug out vehicle is. For some, it is a car with really high fuel efficiency so they can get as far as they can one a single tank of gas. For others, it might be their family overlanding Land Rover.

If you have built up a valuable supply of gold, guns, precious metals, and general preps, you do not want to lose them in a home burglary. According to the FBI, in 2017 there were an estimated 1,401,840 burglaries. Residential properties accounted...

Guns are as American as apple pie. Whether we are pro or anti-gun, at one point or another talk of firearms peppers our conversations. If you watch even a small amount of television, it probably will not take long until a gun is used in some way on...

Morgan from Rogue Preparedness with her compound bow, one of our 10 best SHTF weapon choices. It’s finally happened. The crap hit the fan and it scattered everywhere. Maybe you live in a country that restricts guns, maybe you did not have any guns...

Does this person have plenty of gear? No. Will this person reach the bug out location faster? Absolutely. You will find all kinds of advice on building a bug out bag (BOB). That advice differs depending on the person’s experiences. Former military...

Not LASIK eye surgery, but this scene from A Clockwork Orange is how I imagine it. The idea of getting LASIK surgery before the apocalypse has been gaining steam ever since Steve Huffman, Reddit CEO and cofounder, told The New Yorker he got laser eye su...

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Mason Morales, a designated marksman with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides security with an M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle in a simulated embassy compound as part of embassy reinforcement training during MEU exercise. Ba...

“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.” — Gianni Versace Don’t get fooled by the quote from one of most well-known fashion icons and haute-...

Luck will not get you as far as a developing a practical plan. “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk!?”– Dirty Harry Callahan We all know post-apocalyptic movies and books are designed for high drama and ent...

Wondering what are the most popular guns coming out of Israel? You’re not alone. Pretty much from their beginning, firearms of all kinds have been integrated to just about every facet of entertainment. Whether it’s mankind’s violent tendencies or...

Medical knowledge and equipment is an essential component of personal preparedness. You want to know the basics of first aid and have the essential equipment needed to care for someone in your circle should they need it. Unless you’re a medical pro...

A happy marriage of traditional finishes. The underlug (above the case-hardened receiver) remains “in the white”. The other day a friend handed me a well-used (but not abused) Winchester Model 70 bolt-action rifle, chambered for the immortal .30/06.

The author and one of her bug out bags. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure,...

A compass is part of the 10 essentials (food, water, fire, first aid, knife, sun protection, insulation, shelter, illumination, and navigation) recommended for outdoor excursions. It is so small and light there is no excuse not to carry one. by J.

Severe weather, EMP, solar flares, terrorist attack, or governmental collapse could cause an emergency situation where your cell phone and internet no longer work. Having a Citizen Band radio (CB) can help you stay up to date on the latest happenin...

I’m going to start off with the caveat here that I am NOT a doctor. This post is most certainly NOT me giving medical advice either. I do have a Master’s in Public Health, where I studied bioterrorism, dirty bombs, epidemiology, and the like, but I...

The use of WD-40 to clean or lube guns has been hotly debated since… well, probably since the invention of WD-40 itself back in 1953. There are some who swear it’s a bad idea while there are others that say it works quite fine. The reality, from my experi...

We are a family of four (my husband, our 12-year-old daughter, our 10-year-old son, and myself) who loves overlanding and exploring with our fully-equipped Land Rover Defender, and enjoy being outdoors in nature. An article by Emeline from the Off-Track...

If you took the advice from my last post (Get Started with Beekeeping for under $500) and began a new prepping adventure with beekeeping, or if you are already keeping bees, this post is for you. Nothing is worse than building up your hives only to...