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Understanding EMP and Why You Should Prepare For It

You’ve probably read books about EMP like One Second After and have likely heard of the Carrington Event, but what is an EMP and what does it have to with a CME? An Electromagnetic Pulse can be caused by different things like a lightning strike, or a meteor breaking up in the atmosphere, or your car engine […]

Using Tech In Your Doomstead After TSHTF

Is there a place for modern technology after TSHTF?  Some would argue that there isn’t, but I believe that modern tech offers significant advantages over those that don’t have it.  If you have a way to make electricity after the grid goes down and you have some high tech gizmos in your back pocket, you’ll […]

Inferno: Ten Facts You Should Know About Fire

Fire can be a beautiful thing to behold; knowing how to make fire is an essential skill that kick-started the next phase of human evolution, and it’s been keeping us alive ever since. As majestic as it is, fire is equally dangerous and will become deadly if unprepared. Fire can cross your path in several forms: […]

Our Growing Dependence On Electronics

If you’ve been to a shopping center or a mall lately you’ve probably noticed how many people these days are totally plugged into their phones or other electronic gadgets.  It is even worse today now that the Pokemon Go craze has hit the world like a tidal wave.  I was in the big city of […]

Making Fire With a Bow Drill

Imagine you’re hiking with some friends on a day hike on a trail you’ve never been on.  The trail is well marked in places, not so much in others.  At one point you stop to make a quick bathroom break and tell the others to keep going, you’ll catch up in a little while.  After […]

Setting Up A Back Up Generator

In a recent article on SHTFBlog called “10 Lessons From A Multi-Day Power Outage“, I fielded several questions about how my generator was set up for a power outage, so I thought I’d walk you through what I’ve done with my back up generator.  You’ll need a few things and they aren’t cheap; however, if […]

The Katrina Rifle

Almost overnight Katrina turned from a woman’s elegant name, to a tragic hurricane, to an adjective for a tangible survival situation.  So when the word Katrina is used to qualify a rifle, it should be clear that the intended use of the rifle will not be for anything fun.  This particular Katrina Rifle (KR) project […]

Getting The Most Out Of My DIY Alcohol Stove

I’ll admit it, I’m a cheapskate. But for good reason…I cheap out on a lot of things so that I can have really really good stuff in other areas. For instance, I’ll eat store-brand taco shells for dinner and have peanut butter sandwiches for lunch so that I can afford that Troy free-floating battlerail for […]

Advertiser Spotlight: CampingSurvival.com

I’d like to start periodically having a “spotlight” on our advertisers, so you can get to know them a little bit better. Our advertisers are the reason you guys can come here every weekday and read something new, something fresh, and learn just a little bit more (plus contribute your ideas!) to keep you and […]

Snipers Attack Power Station in San Jose

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/02/06/tsr-dnt-simon-power-grid-sniper-attack.cnn.html Check out this video.  It details the story behind a shooting at a San Jose power sub-station I’m sure many of you have seen this story by now. At first you might think it was just a couple of rednecks who got drunk and went down and shot up a power station. But when […]

How to Build a Solar Energy Generator for Emergency Backup Power

Solar Energy Generator for When TSHTF (Originally posted a few years ago.  I’m reposting because of interest generated when I mentioned it in an article written earlier this week.) ———————- Over the last few months I’ve been reading various accounts of how people have been making their own solar generators and I knew that I […]

Keeping Warm When The Power Goes Out

You ask and we listen!  Here’s a post from an idea I took from a comment awhile back.  Thanks for the ideas and please keep them coming. ———————- If you live in the north like I do there will come a time when the power goes out and it gets cold in the house.  For […]