It doesn’t take the complete collapse of society to bring out the worst in people. We’ve seen time and time again, whether out of necessity or just opportunity, each  disaster brings with it an army of increasingly brazen looters. Hell, sometimes it doesn’t even take a bad situation for people to act like animals. If you’re not prepared to avoid, or in a worst case scenario, repel looters, you’re going to end up getting robbed and possibly even killed. Either… Read More »

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If you’ve ever watched NatGeo’s Doomsday Preppers, it may seem like some people are preparing for highly unlikely scenarios; an EMP that disables all electronic devices, a pandemic outbreak of avian influenza, or the zombie apocalypse. OK, I’m kidding about the last one, but you get the idea. First, I should point out that I doubt these people are really preparing for one particular type of event that they focus on in each episode; that’s just marketing bullshit the producers… Read More »

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God knows (and I’m pretty sure my wife has realized by now) that I love guns. Handguns, rifles, shotguns, you name it; I’m enthralled by pretty much anything that goes bang and launches a projectile at a high rate of speed. I’ve played with all sorts of toy guns as a kid, including pellet guns, but as I got older my taste in firepower evolved. When I joined the Marine Corps, it mutated into a monstrous beast while I “played”… Read More »

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Skeptics like to believe the fairy tale that everything will be just fine, despite our staggering unemployment and rapidly climbing inflation, or the civil unrest that’s quickly sweeping across the rest of the world. They try to convince you that “America is different” and “those things can’t happen here.” These people likely also still believe in Santa Claus. It can happen anywhere, it has happened here, and it will happen here again. We already know that the vast majority of… Read More »

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Don’t get the wrong idea; I’m not knocking people who stockpile truckloads of beans (or rice, or wheat, or whatever else you buy in bulk). If you have the means to buy hundreds of pounds of a particular food, and the room to store it, by all means do so, but only if it’s something you’ll actually eat on a regular basis. The mantra I live by when it comes to food storage is “store what you eat and eat… Read More »

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