Month: October 2015

Ready to Update Your Bug-Out Bag?

Ready to Update Your Bug-Out Bag? Every once in a while you need to fine-tune your preps. Nobody gets it right the first time and we all end up with less than ideal gear because, as beginners, we often buy things out of impulse, falling prey to seductive advertising. Since our bug out bags are …

Penny Pinching Projects!

Penny Pinching Projects for Preppers… D.J. Cooper “Surviving Dystopia” Well now isn’t that a tongue twister? But seriously, a great topic I think. After last week’s chat about others around us not agreeing with why we prep. It seems only fitting that we discuss some things to help us prep without breaking the bank. There …

Pathfinder School, Knife, & Self-Reliance!

Pathfinder School, Knife, & Self-Reliance! Josh “The 7 P’s of Survival” Hold on to your hats Ladies and Gentlemen this show is a barn burner and race against the clock! Tonight we will have Jamie Burleigh (lead instructor at the Pathfinder School) on the show to talk about all things Pathfinder! This will be a …

EMP, The Big Blackout!

EMP, The Big Blackout! Highlander “Tech Preps” This episode I will talk about the technology we should have in case an EMP was to occur. What we should have before and after and how to prep for such an event. We will go over the possible causes of EMP (electromagnetic pulse) and how to prevent it from affecting …

House Fire, smoke inhalation and burn care!

House Fire, smoke inhalation and burn care! Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live“ A couple of months ago, our smoke detectors went off. I didn’t think much about it at first, as they had only ever done that when one of their batteries was near dead. Then the doorbell rang, and the elderly man who lives …

Fall for Planting Trees?

Fall for Planting Trees? The other day, my husband and I loaded up the kids and took a trip to the local farm supply store. Our objective was to get feed for the goats and sheep, and the chickens, as well as a few heat bulb for our adolescent chickens. As we approached, we saw …

Elephant Plague, World News

Elephant Plague, World News Matthew Gilman “The Collapse Experiment” Today saw the land fall of the most powerful hurricane ever recorded. Hurricane Patricia made landfall on the west coast of Mexico with winds over 200 mph. the size and wind speed broke the previous record set by

Survival Skills For Women

Survival Skills For Women A general perception about women is that they are weak and vulnerable and are not capable of handling tough situations as people think they react more easily than their male counterparts. It’s not just men who believe in this whole women being weak concept but most women sell themselves short when …

Kids and Winter Survival Skills!

Kids and Winter Survival Skills! My kids have had their sleds lined up by the garage door since Thanksgiving. They’ve been trying on their snow clothes and eyeing new ski jackets in the L.L. Bean catalog and are ready to get out in the snow and burn some serious calories! I love to watch them …

Holiday Gifts, Odds and Ends!

Holiday Gifts, Odds and Ends! I thought instead on one general theme, I would touch on several different things today. It’s fast approaching holiday time and it shows in all the markets. I enjoy baking for the holidays and giving holiday gifts of of food to people. This is a great thing to do and if …

Helping others to understand prepping!

What to do when others around you scoff at your prepping. Helping others to understand prepping! D.J. Cooper “Surviving Dystopia” You’ve just returned from the grocery store and hidden those seven cans of tuna neatly under the bed and in walks your spouse who lets out that sigh you hate to hear. They just don’t …