There is a specter haunting the Hamptons -- one that's turning some of the priciest properties in the country into fortresses equipped with bulletproof glass, weaponry and panic rooms.
What's the most common event most of us have to deal with, at least on a short-term basis? Power outages! Not only do they happen alone, but an extended blackout often follows many other major disasters.
Health is an issue that preppers usually have on a secondary list of items. Survival 101 is all about finding shelter safe from the storm, plenty of clean water to drink, foods to last "x" weeks, months, or years. Then there are defensive capabil
Having medicinal plants growing on your property may not seem like all that big of a deal to some.
Have you ever wondered what the real expiration dates are for your pantry food? Have you ever wondered whether your food was safe to eat past the "expiration date?"
It seems that as situation everywhere (political, economic, interracial…) gets more and more heated we have more and more people in the survival community that can be separated into several groups.
It's a strange feeling when you prepare for a disaster and nothing happens.
You may have recently heard the term grand solar minimum and Maunder minimum bandied around by the media lately, but what the heck are they talking about? And should we be worried about another Little Ice Age approaching?
I would like to apologize for not writing in these last couple of weeks.
When you're in for some turbulent weather, do you head to the store with a list entitled, "Food for Power Outage?" Or do you already have a supply of food for power outages that you keep carefully hidden from your family? Many folks these days
Have you ever waited too long to prepare for an emergency and then you get to the store and the supplies you need are gone? The shelves are nearly bare because a horde of other locals got there first? If you need to get some last-minute emergency sup
As people scoff at the idea of secret tunnels under Washington D.C. as a wild conspiracy theory, a deadly fire recently exposed a vast network under a millionaire's home.
There is a saying that death is so close to every and each one of us in every moment, so close that actually, it breathes down back of our neck, and I kinda believe that. Still, we are so unaware of its face, and we are so reluctant to see it, both i
In the prepping world, discussions abound about the "perfect" location for preppers. According to most, it has to be rural, it needs to have a crystal clear stream running through it, acres of garden space, a mature orchard, and it needs to be of
To be prepared means that you are learning to be self-reliant, and you are willing to take responsibility for whatever danger that comes your way. To achieve this goal, all preppers should consider having a rangefinder.
Sometimes, real survival/prepping can be nicely organized and presented in a form of lists and tasks that you check off on your way of prepping. But no list of supplies to hoard can prepare you for the fluidity of the situation when the SHTF actually
I don't tend to write a whole lot about things like body armor and the like. Partly because - and I'm sorry to generalize - that tends to be more of a guy thing and I just never had that much interest in it. But when Hardcore Defense offered
There are lots of ways to produce food, herbs, and medicines, whether we have small properties with just a patio or deck, or large acreage. Our growing options increase all over again with some simple things like freebie pickup shipping pallets, bott
Through the media, we have gotten a picture of scavengers, so there are movies and book about guys who ride motorcycles while wearing helmets with horns. These guys are looting and scavenging after the SHTF. And then, in this fantasy, there are good
Editor's Note: You've probably read recently that Venezuelans are struggling now with access to power and water. On Bloomberg today, there's an excellent article that discusses the struggles that residents of Caracas are experiencing now that t
It CAN Happen to You and You CAN Survive It
Storing gas is something a lot of preppers have probably thought about at some point. There are some challenges to storing gas.
"Training is a process, not an event." – Claude Werner "Either learn to drive a rifle or ride a rail car." – Bill Buppert
Have you ever heard of Earth Overshoot Day? No? Neither had I. It's the day each year that we use up the resources that can be renewed within that year. This year, it was on August 1st, so for the rest of the year, we're living on borrowed resour
One of the things about prepping is that we tend to accumulate a lot of stuff.
During the Great Depression in the 1930s, nearly every American was worried about where their next meal was coming from – and for how much longer they would have a roof over their heads. A whole lot has changed in our country since, but those very
Have you been reading about all the recommendations that preppers stock up on precious metals? If you want to buy gold or silver or have some you want to know more about before you sell then this article is for you. Many people have gold, silver, or
In a world where kids are being immersed in a culture of fear and school officials are becoming more authoritarian by the day, it is a very real concern that a lockdown could occur and you wouldn't see your children again until they were released a
One of the most overlooked parts of most people's preparations is spare parts for the equipment they plan to use in an emergency or a crisis. We all like to think we are covered when we have the actual items in our possession, but what if they brea
Being able to identify trees can not only be a source of pleasure, as the first Boy Scouts Handbook opined, but a matter of survival.