Why You Probably Don’t Have Enough Water Stored

Water Storage

I’ve written about the importance of storing water as well as several ways to store it discretely, but while many preppers do store water, few store enough. The accepted rule of thumb is to store at least one gallon of water per person for three days. A normally active person needs about three quarters of a gallon of fluid daily, but, individual needs vary, depending on age, health, physical condition, activity, diet, and climate. I don’t think this is anywhere… Read More »

September 20, 2014 by | Be the first to comment »

Anatomy of a Second American Revolution

SWAT

Before I get started, let’s make one thing perfectly clear—I am not advocating taking up arms in a second American Revolution. Despite the corruption in our own government, I do not believe we are at a point where bloodshed is the proper solution. As our government has become increasingly corrupt and tone-deaf to what its citizens want, more people have suggested that the solution is to launch an armed revolution. I disagree because we currently have options available to change… Read More »

September 19, 2014 by | Be the first to comment »

How to Make Tear Gas

tear-gas

Tear gas can be  a valuable tool to keep crowds away from your home during civil unrest. At the moment, it can be legally purchased, but during a grid-down scenario or in the event that laws are changed, that may not be an option so learning how to make your own can be a valuable skill. Everything you need to make tear gas is available at any grocery store, and with these instructions, it’s easy to make. 1.) Start with… Read More »

September 11, 2014 by | 8 Comments

Prepping on a Budget

Prepping

One of the biggest reasons people put off prepping is the cost; a supply of food, water and supplies to sustain your family through an emergency and redundancy in your essential equipment adds up quickly. Prepping doesn’t have to break the bank, though. Here are six ways to prep on a budget. Food storage It’s easy to buy prepackaged food like freeze-dried meals or MREs and there are more than enough choices to satisfy any taste, but it gets expensive quickly…. Read More »

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Why Preppers Should Own a Black Powder Rifle

Black Powder

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of buying yet another AR-15, the latest tactical accessories, or a few more cases of ammunition, Lord knows I’m guilty of it. But if you experience a long-term grid down scenario, how long would your ammunition last? It’s simple to make your own ammunition for a black powder rifle. Lead for the bullets can be found in fishing weights, lead pipe, solder, or wheel weights, and black powder can be easily… Read More »

September 5, 2014 by | 3 Comments

7 Ways to Store Water Discretely

Discrete Water Storage

An adequate supply of water is critical to any survival situation, but if you’ve already begun storing water, you’ve probably realized it’s not as easy as it sounds. Most of us don’t have a lot of space—especially those of us with kids, so creative ways to store water can make a big difference in how much you can store. It’s equally important to store it discreetly so that all of your neighbors don’t mob your house begging for your water…. Read More »

August 29, 2014 by | 4 Comments