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Why You Absolutely Must Bug Out When The Grid Goes Down

Every day when you wake up you are one day closer to the power grid going down and life as we know it changes forever. It is no longer a matter of “if” but “when”. Everyday our aging power grid infrastructure comes closer to catastrophic failure. Modernize isn’t happening fast enough.  Everyday we are at […]

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The Best Bug Out Shelters

In a perfect world we would all have a permanent well stocked survival retreat in an undisclosed location. But the reality is few of us have that luxury. In reading over a number of survival websites and forums there is much discussion about bugging out. Most have well stocked bug out bags, some have well […]

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Prepping 1950’s Style-What You Need to Know

If you are new to prepping you may think the whole prepping movement is also new. It seems like everyone is jumping on the bandwagon and you may be hearing about survival and prepping for the first time. You may be too young to remember the cold war or fallout shelters. Or if you are […]

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Follow Me On Pinterest

There are plenty of cool survival/bugout/prepping ideas scattered across the internet but trying to keep track of them takes tons of time. I now have boards on Pinterest to keep track and share those ideas. I have broken them down into the following categories: Survival and Prepping Stuff Bug Out Bags Bug Out Trailers Everyday […]

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The $5.00 Bugout/Survival Shelter

In any bugout or survival situation it is vitally important to protect yourself from the elements. Without some type of shelter, rain, snow, freezing temperatures can easily make a bad situation even worse. And can literally be the difference between living and dying. In cold wet conditions life-threatening hypothermia can set in within minutes. Having […]

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Would You Have Bugged Out On December 7th, 1941?

Today is the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. That morning at 7:55am the bombings began leaving over 2400 people dead and launching the United States into WWII. It took hours and even days for the news to reach all Americans. Today such an attack would immediately be known thanks to instant […]

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The Real Survival Lessons from Superstorm Sandy

Hurricane Sandy has come and gone but the aftermath will continue for weeks to come. What are the real survival lessons that came out of this storm and how can you prepare for the next time? They predicted it was going to be bad and it was. They didn’t call it Frankenstorm for nothing. Everyone […]

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Using Google Images to Find Cool Prepping/Survival Ideas

I am always on the outlook for new ideas and products related to prepping and survival. Recently I have started using Google Images as my search tool of choice. If you do a regular Google search, thousands of pages come up and you have to sit and sort through them hoping to find what you […]

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Bug Out Tools-The Power8 Workshop

Came across this a few weeks back. It is called the Power8 Workshop Since I love unique tools and gadgets I was rather intrigued by this product. It contains 3 cordless power tools plus flashlight. What sets it apart from other cordless tools is the case that they come into turns into a workshop. The […]

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Fireworks In Your Bug Out Bag?

Now that the 4th is over did you have any fireworks left over? Last summer we were coming home from vacation. We were driving through a state where fireworks are legal. My son was bugging me to stop and look at one of the big fireworks stores. So we did. I forgot what real fireworks […]

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