Skip to main content


Showing posts from April, 2017

Car Kits

I think car kits are probably the easiest place to start with actually putting components together into an organized unit. So that's where we start!!

By this point, if you haven't identified your concerns, objectives, and goals... I'm not quite sure why you're still here and/or haven't been asking questions. When you consider what to put in your car kit, you have to identify these things. There are the standards that apply to all survival scenarios; water, fire, shelter, food.... My goals have always been to give you options and let you pick what will work best for you. Please continue doing that. From there, all I can tell you is what I have in mine.

I drive a nice big Tahoe, so I have lots of space for as large of a car kit as I want. Mine is in a big chest tote with wheels and a handle.
Water: I have a Survivor Filter Pro, a small pot for boiling water, and about 6 gallons of water.
Fire: Matches, a lighter, firestarters, a can of Sterno and a small backpacking st…

Guest Posters....

One of the most important things you can acknowledge is that you can't know everything about everything. At work, as a team lead and a trainer, I always drill this into everyone. "You don't have to know all the answers, you just need to know where to go to find them."

On that note, I've invited two friends to help me out here and offer their personal insights and tips. To respect their privacy, I will let them introduce themselves to you in whatever way they see fit, but I'm anxious to see what nifty tidbits they have to share with us.

Welcome and thank you guys.

Hey Ladies!!!

I don't want to exclude anyone. There are plenty of single dads out there, or men who prep for their family and maybe their gal doesn't participate... you might wanna stick around, but BEWARE!! I'm going to talk periods and uncomfortable girlie things. I've been thinking about this for a few days and every day I'm more and more convinced that this is a conversation that needs to be had. (I have asked a male established-prepper friend to do an equivalent "guys" article.)

There are things that we take for granted that, should shit hit the proverbial fan, it would really, really suck to live without. There are things we can do now to prepare.

First and foremost for me was periods. However, I originally didn't go into it too smartly. I always use the same brand because it's what works best for me. I have no clue if other women buy what's on sale, or if most are like me... but here's the deal. I found a bunch of tampons on clearance. I thought,…

3 Hours Without Shelter

3 minutes without air

  3 hours without shelter
  3 days without water
  3 weeks without food

I think it's obvious by the way I've presented these articles that I place water above shelter. That said, it's still pretty damn important. When I think of this topic, I think of tarps, tents, debris huts, R-Pods, isolated cabins in the woods, but I realized something else when I considered why it was "3 hours" category.

You don't necessarily need shelter so soon if you have a decent jacket or clothing...
Shelter is not just a place to sleep. Shelter means protection from the elements; jackets, rain ponchos, maybe even sunblock, as well as a place to call home (even if only for the night). So don't overlook these things, having a proper outer-layer makes a huge difference when considering what kind of shelter you need.

In this same category of shelter comes sleeping bags. These can be really damn expensive, but for the most part, you get what you pay …

Tidbit: Media and Prepping

While I have a definite format for the initial set up of this blog, there are periodically other things I'd like to discuss, little bits of wisdom I stumble across and want to share, but that don't necessarily fit in to where we're at. From now on I will list them under the label "Tidbits" for your searching pleasure.

I'd like to discuss media and prepping. There's a lot of bullshit out there and there's some hidden gems. Hopefully we've reached a point where you feel like you've at least got some direction and objectives. The most important thing to remember is that you are the best judge of your needs and abilities. Look to others for advice and out of the box ideas.

This is the point that I seriously started watching survival shows as study material. Don't get me wrong, you can't learn to be a survivalist from tv or youtube, but you can get ideas, find mistakes, and learn new concepts. Example. All survival kit lists have some sort …