https://www.shtfblog.com/category/guns-guns-guns/ar-15/

Surviving SHTF Holidays

Regardless of your current survival or SHTF living situation, it is imperative to maintain a lifestyle as close to “normal” as possible.  This includes maintaining regular long time established family traditions such as recognition of birthdays, anniversaries, and yes, even the holiday seasons.  A big, big part of survival success is being able to establish […]

Review & Install How-To: Epic Smart Shield Water Filter

After the continued and quite satisfying success of my Epic Pure pitcher-type filter (read my review of the Epic Pure here), I decided to look to Epic again when it came time to upgrade my home water filtration. I wanted an under-sink water filtration system to hook into my home plumbing to free up some […]

Investigating Drone Laws

Drones have many uses beyond their military potential. They can be used to deliver packages (as proposed by Amazon Prime Air), cover sports from fresh, exciting angles (FOX Sports being one), even performing tasks through terrains too rough for humans to navigate – like planting trees in Myanmar or aiding a search for missing people. […]

Human Immortality

I was reading an article the other day about how a human born today may have the opportunity to live for a 1000 years.  It seemed pretty far fetched but Cambridge is a pretty respectable institution. So I started digging for the technologies that will allow this to happen.  I hope you take the time […]

The Spices of Life

I was lucky to have grown up in a house with two good cooks that taught me how to cook.  Mom was a classic southern “soul” food cooker with menus of fried chicken, pork chops, stews, fresh vegetables and cornbread.  Dad was a fancier cook having learned some of the trade at the famous Blackstone […]

Cooking With Fire

Fire is one of the earth’s four cardinal elements and mythology is filled with stories of how mankind got their hands on it in the first place. We do know that being able to make fire changed the face of nutrition, health and human progress forever – and, whether you’re getting together for a barbecue […]

Larder Staples

If not at the top of prepper lists, certainly food stocks are very close.  Most preppers understand the basic necessity for water first, but in short order people are going to get hungry.  This natural instinctive urge matters not the circumstances of either bugging in or out.  Basic and consistent nutrition is critical to survival […]

How To Make a Lamp From Natural Materials

Years ago I was camping next to a lake and as darkness began to fall I discovered that I’d forgotten my flashlight.  I had some firewood cut and ready to go, but knew that it was going to be a long dark night with just the campfire to shed light. I remembered something I’d read […]

Human Clockwork: Survival & Endurance Facts about the Body

The human body at its best should function like a well-calibrated timepiece; in a survival or disaster situation your body might be all you’ve got. We took a closer look at just how much the human body is able to take – and some world records that have pushed it to the edge.  By Alex […]

Buy Guns Based on Needs Not Wants

Prepper survivalists tend to be gun people.  That in and of itself is fine, because one of the major concerns during any big time SHTF is defense against outside threats.  Self-defense and protection are huge components to maintaining safety of person, family, property, and survival supply stocks.  But how many guns does that take?  Use […]

Give Assistance Not Advice

Today’s fortune cookie from the local China Buffet was indeed prophetic.   “Give assistance not advice during a crisis,” stated the white paper slip from the Chinese cookie.  We know now that a lot of assistance came forth from complete strangers during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  However, a natural disaster such as a hurricane or […]

Bug Out Pants

Preppers most often tend to concentrate on the more exotic aspects of prep and survival gearing up.  We get all the bases covered with water stocks, food supplies, defense weaponry, ammunition, first aid kits, tools, gear, bags and everything else that goes with getting ready to Bug Out.  But, what are you going to wear?  […]