Jump to the platform and use the grapple to swing across the next gap. From here, the path is very straightforward – though you’ll need to jump from grapple to grapple once or twice to get up to the summit. The real danger here is the threat of an eagle attack; the birds are far deadlier than you might expect – as the team before you found out.
Hello, I’m curious as to what you think about adding hard liquor (rum, vodka, whiskey) to the 12 month guide. It does have its uses, but just wondering if it is feasible to add during the first 12 months. Thank you for your time.
Don’t waste your money on emergency bags, buy the individual components and make a BETTER kit yourself. These kits are made to be 1 use only and throw away, and throw it away you will… your money…
Civil emergencies and post collapse crime will mean break-ins, robberies, hostage taking, rapes and murders. Here are several DIY home security safeguards and tips to have in place before a true civil emergency.
These waters are boiling hot and acidic thanks to the geothermal activity in the region. You’ll see some poor fool of an Angel meet their fate this way as you enter the area. You’ll need to hop from platform to platform to reach the other side of the chamber.
Now, as we approach the end of the calendar year, I am updating the original article and posting it again with a few more tips plus links to the individual monthly posts. For those of you getting started, I hope you will find this useful as begin your journey toward self-reliance.
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 […]
They have a plan for any SHTF scenario and believe they will be able to adapt to the unexpected. While the previous group prepares for a disaster with one plan, these folks have multiple plans and backups to those to assure their survival.
Modern Preppers have strong concerns about natural and man-made disasters as well as a major concern about the economic stability of the United States. Preppers also have a large concern about other countries attacking the United States through means such as an Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) and Nuclear attacks in general are still a concern.
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 investing in M1 Garand rifles. (See the Tangibles Investing section, near the end of this column.)
Watch “The Walking Dead” and “The Day After.” The greatest threat will be “normal” citizens who will respond to the Reptilian Portion of their brain, and ethics are out the window. It will be kill or be killed. You’d better be prepared to do things; like kill women and maybe even children, if things get really bad. It’s not going to be “fun camping trip.”
Just what I expected, small for small hands, not intended for big jobs. Have not used them, and hope I never have to they are for BOBs. Skinning, and butchering jobs on small game and fish. Not intended to fell trees for a cabin, or split firewood, just for in camp use on small jobs, and my grandson thinks they are cool, that’s a good enough reason for me. John Kretzer
You can find a blood trail leading up the hill to the north of the crashed truck – follow it. It will lead you up onto the rocky ledges above you heading towards the waterfall below the bridge. Move carefully, as there are PEG members patrolling the ridge above you and a helicopter circling nearby as well.
Doomsday prepping to this group is about making themselves comfortable for a day or two when a big storm knocks down a few power lines. This is less about surviving disaster and more about being sure you have your favorite snack when the lights go out.
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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.)
Join Costco if there is one near you. They have their own brand, Kirkland, all of which has been very good in quality and cost. And national brands of TP. Which reminds me, we only have 2 36 roll bundles left, so it’s time to get 3 more.
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.
For fuck’s sake, Russ, you broke the damn generator again/ How the hell am I supposed to open the door and get the plane out now? I’m off to get Shep to come and fix it. And I swear to god if you left the skylight open again I’m going to fire your ass. – Ben
Water tanks, tarps, and a few pieces of PVC pipe can go along way in a disaster. Simple rainwater harvesting systems are inexpensive and easy to build. Advanced systems cost more yet do a lot more. How to keep your family alive in the months following a catastrophic disaster.
Our mission involves developing individual, families & teams in Mississippi and outside the state whom are self reliant. We not only teach in the classroom, but we get our members into the field and teach by example.
Precious metals have been moneys since before Jesus. That deserves some respect. The other part about these precious metals is that their value increases over time. Its very important that you take into consideration that your dollars do little more than collect germs over time. In fact, with the growing national debt you could say …
I’d have a small one for each. They should at least have water and some contact info, whistle, and a flashlight with a couple spare batteries. Can’t make it too heavy but that stuff would be nice and you can’t carry everyone’s water. As they get a little older and learn how to use it, they can get more gear but they should learn skills more than have stuff.
I would rather have my trusty shotgun as opposed to a baseball bat and harsh language if there were a bunch of people trying to knock down my door any day. So, with that in mind, below are my list of the top 5 firearms you need to get your hands on now.
‘’To whoever is out there fighting the cult: The Peggies took everything from me. My farm. My wife. Everything I have left is hidden here. There’s a secret entrance to my bunker and garage. Use what’s inside to make those fuckers pay. – Big Mike’’
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Water is truly the staff of life, without it, you will die in just a few days. Assume that for whatever reason, your taps won’t work – there is no water coming into your home. What else do you have? Do you have bottled water somewhere? Did you know there is about 50 gallons of water stored in your water heater? There’s also a few gallons in the tank of your toilet! If you have an outside water source – such as a lake, creek or storm drain – do you have a way to filter it? Your first goal with water should be to be able to provide your family with 2 weeks worth of water and a way to continue filtering found water after that. Here is a great place to start learning about water.
The title reads like some sort of terrible infomercial but it seems these homesteaders are onto something. They have found an incredible veggie that you most likely never heard of that really produces. Its one …
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.
Much has been written on how to start Prepping. This article is meant to be a guide for you, not an all encompassing list. We are well aware though that it can be very daunting and seem an insurmountable task to “Become Prepared”. We want to help you weed through the plethora of information out there and help you to get started right away.
DH, that is how we got started on building our pantry! Started meal planning and deciding what ingredients we would need to make those favorite meals. Then every time I went to go buy ingredients to cook one meal, I would buy enough to make two more. Than as I continued on, I started picking one ingredient or item each month and every time I went to the store that entire month, I would pick up 1 or more of that particular item. Adding a few dollars to every trip is not nearly as intimidating and really helps add to your pantry quickly! My word of advise about bulk food stores is to really know your prices! Not every item sold in bulk is the better deal… But there are many that are. Happy Prepping everyone!
Former Counterintelligence Special Agent, US Army Chief Warrant Officer, and Combat Veteran. I grew up in the woods and spent a lifetime in various environments from deserts to jungles to politically-sensitive urban environments, and I’m here to tell you what I know.
Need a bag for a BoB on a budget or extra clothes? Shop Goodwill, Salvation Army, yard sales etc. for backpacks, flannel shirts, etc..on the cheap. They may not look pretty, but who cares as long as they function? Scratch and dent is good, except where food or other perishables are concerned.
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What a great list. I just wanted to make a couple suggestions. Instead of having a lot of space go to feminine products just switch to a diva cup – or similar item. It is reused for 10 years so you don’t need to worry about running out. Also for human waste consider a vermacomposting/humanure toilet. There are lots of instructions online about how to build it, and with a working compost pile you can start/stop using it at any time.
I totally agree: Do NOT overwhelm yourself. Go one day (or paycheck) at a time. I do all of the food buying in our family and, I have to agree, it is extremely easy to get overwhelmed worrying over all the numbers.
Les, baby, I don’t know what those idiots from Hilgard Electric were so uptight about. you don’t need a “degree” in “electrical engineering” or anything else. You an’ me built this bunker with our bare hands. Safety hazard my entire ass. Didn’t I get a smoke detector and a sprinkler system from Red’s place last month? We’re gonna be fine down here.
You might think this is out of place for a How to be a prepper list but it’s pretty important. Stocking items and taking lessons will take money. If you’re swamped with bills, you won’t be able to pay for things so you’ll have to do everything the hard way and you won’t be as far along as you could be. Take a look at your finances and start living within your means. There’s even a great Rich Dad Cashflow 101 board game that goes along with his book series. I’ve been reading the Rich Dad Poor Dad series for years. Awesome ideas in there.
The point is, have one overall plan that you can grab that will reference everything. This emergency plan should also list not only what you’ve prepared but what you still need to look into or get. Then you need to find the discipline to train and practice your plans until they’re drilled into your family’s heads. Repetition is the key. Rehearse anything that relates to your plan, even if you can’t always do the whole thing. Give assignments to each member in your party to study and teach to the rest.
Oops…spoke too soon. I used the “search” field on their website, and it said there were no results. But after looking at various categories of knives on their site I found the SP10 Marine Raider. Thanks for your website Gaye. I really enjoy and learn from it.
BaoFeng UV-5R Dual-Band Ham Radio: I had to look twice when I saw the price of this – $29.55 as of this writing! The Baofeng UV-5R is a compact hand held transceiver providing 4 watts in the frequency range of 136-174 MHz and 400-480 MHz. It is a compact, economical HT that includes a special VHF receive band from 65 – 108 MHz which includes the regular FM broadcast band. Dual watch and dual reception is supported. Here is the antenna I ordered: NAGOYA Antenna for BAOFENG UV-5R (thanks to a recommendation from my pal, George Ure).
Every family should have at least one Tote-able Toilet. I have priced purchasing the bucket and toilet seat lid separately and found that it was more economical to pick up this kit. I have filled my portable potty with sanitation supplies plus, of course, plenty of TP.
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Could large parts of the U.S. become uninhabited following apocalyptic nuclear war? Yes. If you’re not cut out for a major bug out, take a serious look at international relocation beforehand. Here are ten countries to consider relocating to and why…
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Head through the door behind the chain link fence ahead of you. You can find a note on the wall to your left that warns you there are several of Faith’s Angels within – they’re all passed out and docile, though… for now.