Food is not just a source of energy and sustenance, but a comfort item as well. When you and or members of your group are hungry, morale goes down and chances of survival dwindle. There are several opportunities to find or gather food after the supermarkets “close”; some of these have been covered in depth… Continue reading Survival Sustenance
While we have very few gear items purposely built for “preparedness”, we are forced to adapt to the items available for other activities. The most common areas we “borrow” from are camping/backpacking and the military. Neither of these offers a perfect option for what we truly need and the biggest similarity is that both rely… Continue reading Consumable vs Perpetual Gear
There are some similarities between the 2 groups but far more and greater differences as well. Doomsday preppers have a unique and all consuming fixation on preparing for an “End Of The World” event, while Real Preppers are more inclined to think more about the next storm or local emergency. I will do my best… Continue reading “Doomsday” vs “Everyday” Preparedness
I know many times the terms “knowledge” and “skills” are used interchangeably; even the dictionary defines knowledge as: 1. knowl•edge ˈnäləj/ noun noun: knowledge; plural noun: knowledges 1. 1. facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject and skill is defined as: noun… Continue reading Knowledge and Skill vs Gear
A net is one of the most important items you can carry in your pack. I understand that some areas, water is scarce, so most in these areas do not consider worth the investment or weight to be carried. I have an “IMPs Net” from Brigade Quartermaster. This net is billed as a fishing net,… Continue reading The Versatile Net
Anyone who has spent any time on preparedness/survival sites or discussed survival related needs via other venues has heard the “Rules of Three” philosophy. While not a perfect science for everyone, these general rules are the foundation for sound preparedness plans and purchases of gear and supplies. The Rules are: You can live 3 minutes… Continue reading Rules of Three
While this is our company’s motto, it is a sound policy in our opinion. Disasters come in many forms and on many levels; from personal disasters like a vehicle accident to a localized disaster such as a tornado or a regional disaster in the form of a hurricane. Preparedness is not being paranoid but rather… Continue reading Get Trained. Be Ready. Stay Prepared.