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What does Prepping Mean To You?

Everyone’s level of prepping is not the same. Some people prepare for the occasional storm, power outage, short-term hardship or numerous other emergency situations. However, at some level, the need for preparation will apply to everyone. We all have to decide what “prepping” means to us and to what extent we want to pursue it. […]

You Have No Excuse Not To Carry These 5 Items Every Day

As the currently-popular Steven Crowder meme goes, “change my mind”. In the interests of upping everyone’s basic preparedness, I hereby proffer the following five items that practically no human has any reason to not have with them or within arm’s reach every day – day in, day out. When the balloon goes up, these five […]

The Ultimate Compact Survival Kit

Got your attention? We have all read many posts on those Altoid Tin kits, at least I hope you have. They look like a fun project, affordable, and useful. Put your hands up if you liked the idea, but couldn’t convince yourself because it was too wimpy or small to be effective. What’s a tinkering […]

Bug Out Tip: Know Before You Go

Just over the past three months I have watched the news and at least five different emergency events have occurred that would necessitate one to bug out from their home. From hurricanes to forest fires the news shows the carnage in beautiful high def. Some states declared a state of emergency and mandated an evacuation […]

Operation “Peak AR”: Building an Inexpensive And (Probably) Effective AR-15

Bing! A text message came through on my phone. “Dude, is this a good deal?” I looked at the incoming photo – it was a screenshot from the Palmetto State Armory daily sale mailing list. I knew it well; the mailer also shows up in my inbox on a frequent basis. This particular photo showed […]

Avoiding “The Purge”

“Reminder: All emergency services will be suspended.” The red cross on the poster has a big black “/” through it. The promo says the support services of the nation, state, city, community, and neighborhood will be out of service for a 12-hour period during “The Purge”. The motto is: “Survive the Night.” That was the […]

Bug Out Boys: All Alone

This wasn’t my first time going out on a Bug Out, but this was the first time I went out alone. If you are unfamiliar with the term Bug Out or what I do on my YouTube channel that’s perfectly fine. Bug Out as it is defined by Webster’s is “To depart especially in a […]

Gear Review: Craft Leather Pancake Holster and Magazine Carrier

As a man who grew up among outdoorsmen and gun snobs, I have long held that there are few finer pleasures in the gun world than a truly well made leather holster encapsulating my sidearm du jour. Many have been the days that I have wandered through the New England outdoors with a Smith & […]

Pioneer Preps: Tinder Tubes

There are many fire tinder products out there. I am sure some of them are awesome and there are some that fall short. I honestly can’t say which ones are good or bad because I have never purchased one. Not because I didn’t want to give them a try, but because I figured I could […]

Survival Gear Review: The SOG Field Knife – An Excellent Cheap Blade

SOG has produced many fine knives including several now made in the USA again. I have several and enjoy the heck out of them, but my favorite SOG ride retails for over $200. But for one-eighth that amount, SOG has an excellent basic knife that has a fine handle, an excellent blade, and a pretty […]

The New “Golden Age” of Rifles

I grew up in the 1980s and early 90s. It is not hard to remember a time when you could buy surplus rifles for a song. SKS rifles and Chinese AKs poured into the US, and one could buy a Norinco Type 56S AK for $229. Ammunition was cheap as well, a case of surplus 8mm or 7.62x39mm […]

Bug Out Tip: The 3 U’s of Preparedness

How many times have you gone out on a trip, whether it be a survival trip or a vacation trip, and you have returned home only to dump your luggage or gear in a corner and forget about it. I believe we have all done this a few times. The fault with this, especially with […]