My rough estimate was that, food aside, you could do it all for around $400, get nearly everything from Amazon.com, and would not have to do it all at once. Food would be nearly free because for anything up to a year one could easily (and in my opinion ideally) simply store more of one’s normal canned goods, pasta, etc. MREs and freeze dried food are not normally necessary for short term disasters, and they are both expensive and, because they are a change in diet, stressful.
It’s something that many people probably don’t think about. But for me, especially considering the epidemic flu season we are currently in the middle of right now, illnesses that could increase after … [Read More…]
Estate, garage, and yard sales are good places to check. Used electronics, tools, chainsaws, etc. – try before you buy. From experience, that used lawnmower may look great and sound great, but when it sputters out and dies going across not-so-high grass or on a hill.. that’s a waste of money.
When you reach the top, you’ll find the Resistance squad battling the deadly birds – you can help them fend off their attackers, or simply run past them and down the path on the other side of the peak to where the stash lies next to a camp site.
It was a bit difficult to come up with this list due to the wide array of possible readers, possible SHTF scenarios and abundance of things preppers could be learning, stocking or doing but I think I narrowed it down pretty well. You can always use the comments below if you feel differently, or start your own blog.
Here are the latest items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor.) Today’s focus is on currency scams. (See the Forex section.)
If you’re reading this and you’re a Peggie, I’ve got you in my sights 🙂 If you’re Resistance, come on up and see me in the grain elevator. I got some goodies you can use against the cult. Just watch your step as you come up, I got a lot of little friends who don’t wanna be disturbed.
In this video I go on a 3 day winter camp out with my dog in a hot tent. I also made many mistakes this trip, forgot essential gear, lost expensive equipment, but it was still a learning experience…
From a modern Preppers perspective, Y2K was a marketing gaffe which led to millions of people piquing an interest in Preparedness but then throwing everything out when nothing happened. These people were concerned about a single event and not truly converted to a life of Self Reliance and Preparedness. This same concern holds for 2012 scare marketing.
Again, this move is just another incremental step for the gun grabbers. Even though bumpfire stocks are impractical for most self-defense shooting, they still deserve Second Amendment protection, on principle. If we don’t loudly speak up in opposition, then the gun grabbers will smell blood in the water and they will quickly come after more! (For example: binary triggers, 3-gun match triggers, magazines over 10 round capacity, and entire classes of firearms–perhaps even all semi-autos that can accept detachable magazines.)
“Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.” – The Second Coming, William Yeats
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What it takes to raise and harvest chickens following a societal collapse. Tasty healthy, SURVIVAL eggs and chicken. Baby chicks to barter with. Included: How to raise chickens without catching the attention of local thieves…
About crackers. I always have saltines and oyster crackers for use with my soups or for making peanut butter crackers, but for long term storage I buy pilot crackers in #10 cans. On sale they can be pretty reasonable, especially for a store and forget kind of food. I think I’m up to 15 of the #10 cans of pilot crackers so I have something other than rice and pasta to go with the canned meats and soups I’m storing. Variety is the spice of life. 🙂
After you cross the large cavernous room with the scaffolding on the left-hand side, you’ll continue down a hall until you reach a large pump and a generator. Activate the generator to unlock the door to the stash back at the start of the tunnel.
What normal people do is go on with their lives and ignore what will happen. It is not a matter of IF but of WHEN. And WHEN it happens, they go batshit crazy and freak out and their whole world collapses. They regard preppers as crazy people, but yet when emergency strikes come knocking on their doors, even using violence to steal what they built up in their cleverness.
And for the experienced prepper? Please take this time to review your supplies, gear and skills and fill in any blanks just as I have done. We have twelve new months of prepping starting soon and for sure, you will want to be ready.
Swim through the flooded tunnels until you find the entry hatch into the bunker. Climb up and out of the water to collect your rewards – but be careful of the snake that’s trapped itself down here as well.
Why everyone, including kids, needs a thoroughly packed Get Home Bag. Riots, looting, and disaster can unfold at anytime — what to do and what to carry in your Get Home Bag when the objective of the day is to survive. How does your Get Home Bag measure up?
When catastrophe strikes – you really do NOT want to end up in a FEMA refugee camp! Preppers do what they do so they do not have to rely on the government or anyone else to take care of them – no matter what happens.
Reading the comments reminded me of Y2K. I was a part of a small group (6) of women who got together every other week to discuss our prepping status and share hints and tips. One of the ladies was so into it that even 13 years later, she is still working through a good portion of her storage. This is when I really explored food dehydration as well as keeping at least 2 weeks of food on the shelf. I have always been a camper so have shelter, fire/warmth. Since I am single, all of my camping gear is with that in mind. I have only a 1 burner camp stove but have the means to cook over an open fire as well as bake in a Dutch oven. I have been actively prepping for the last year with long term storage. i did break into the brownies – needed some chocolate really bad. It is wonderful.
Shotguns are renowned for stopping power. A 12 gauge shotgun has a lot of recoil, but did you know that a 20 gauge shotgun or even a teen-size shotgun can be just as effective, without the recoil? Shotguns for home defense.
James Wesley, Rawles (JWR) is Founder and Senior Editor of SurvivalBlog, the original prepping /survival blog for when the Schumer Hits The Fan (SHTF). He began SurvivalBlog in 2005. It now reaches more than 320,000 unique visitors weekly.
It can easily be said that America is absolutely smitten with the AR-15 platform. Regardless of what a whiney reporter or academic elitist tells you, these weapons are not monsters they claim them to be. They are inanimate objects sitting in millions of homes throughout America not bothering anyone. Yet, if you are one of […]
It’s all well and good that you’ve finally realized that there may be cases where you’ll have to leave the house if there’s a flood, fire, earthquake, tornado, or laser attack from Mars, but where will you go and how will you get there? When you’re a beginning prepper, you may not need to go to the extent of having a complete bug out route assessment, but you should have the basics of where you’re going to go.
This is the birthday of Émile François Zola, a novelist and essayist. He is most often remembered as the author of “J’accuse” (I Accuse!), his lengthy open letter to president Félix Faure, which accused the French government of anti-semitism.
The next group we have are those preppers that have convinced themselves that they need to have a plan for survival when the SHTF. They are certain that we will see a major disaster whether it be natural, economic or otherwise
The APN’s official position is that 2012 is just one potential issue we are preparing for but that it is not more important or more of a focus than a super volcano, massive earthquake, a bread winner being incapacitated or complete economic collapse. The APN philosophy on Preparedness is simply to adapt your life to be more self-reliant so that you are able to sustain your family through any calamity and come out on the other side safely.
In this video I discuss the basics of faraday cages and how to protect your electronics in the case of a High Altitude EMP. Electromagnetic pulse is a very low probability but high impact event, it…
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Use the grapple point next to you to climb up to the top of this cliff, then follow the objective marker across the nearby road to where three cultists are dropping corpses into a large opening. Once they’ve been dealt with, climb or parachute down into the pit.
HJL earned college degrees in engineering, metallurgy, and education and has worked as Technical Editor for five international technical journals and as an engineer for Sandia National Laboratories. His deep scientific background ranges from aerospace engineering to systems administration and owning his own technology-intensive business.
How much do you know about the relationship between government actions and disasters? There are processes in place at the highest level of government for handling disasters. The more you know about the things that they do and when they do them the better you can gauge the severity of a disaster. This article does …
As we move forward to year two, you will find a greater focus on singular skills such as building a shelter, learning how to start and maintain a campfire and cooking with the merest of basics. These things and more are topics found at Backdoor Survival, In addition, you will find insight, tips, and strategies to help with food preservation, gardening and the gear you will need if you are required to bug out (hopefully not) or shelter in place.
Use bullets or dynamite (you can find some nearby if you don’t have any) to destroy the rubble blocking the flow of water. This will fill the basin below you and allow you to swim across to the other side. If you haven’t done so already, kill the cultist on the opposite ledge, then proceed through the tunnel to locate the stash.
A Prepper is a person who takes Personal Responsibility and Self Reliance seriously. Preparedness is an important part of life for a serious Prepper. They follow the Five Principles of Preparedness while they Walk the Path of the Prepper.
“My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and given the people a chance to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly.” – Pancho Villa
For these folks, doomsday prepping is a passion and necessity and not a hobby. They differ from the first group of preppers in that they truly believe we will see a SHTF event whereas the “Just Enough” folks think it’s a rarity.
Does your health rely on prescription medication? What are you going to do if a catastrophic disaster strikes and infrastructure collapses, pharmacies close down or are simply robbed and looted of everything? What if you have no access to medication refills? Steps you can take today to survive and adapt in a time of collapse.
I’m Gaye, just an ordinary gal trying to make sense of our changing world. I am addicted to prepping, DIY projects, adult coloring books, and ballroom dancing. I live what I call a strategic life and believe you should too. Everyone needs to prepare for the worst and live for the best. Won’t you join me?