Prepare for SHTF - or just everyday life

What to do if you’re captured

How to deal with a hostage situation

So if you and/or your family were captured as a hostage or kidnapped, would you know how to deal with it? Every situation is different and can be very fluid but here are some things to consider.

I’m not going to make this some kind of mini-SERE kind of post. This is just some basic information to get you thinking. I’ll have more on this topic later. It’s WAY too complicated to put into something that you’d want to read today. This is also, not precise doctrine. It’s been modified for some situations that you as a civilian are more likely to ever have to deal with in today’s world or if SHTF.  There absolutely are instances where you should just sit tight and wait for rescue. This is not for those times. This is what you need to do if rescue is not coming. Every situation is different, so being held by a drug cartel from Mexico is different than being held by a violent faction of an opposing militant group. There are some similarities though. [Continue reading]

What weapons should you use to defend your home?

Beretta Vertec 92FS home defense pistol

The question about what the best home defense weapon is is a pretty hotly-debated one. Some people thing it's a .45, some people think it's an M-16 or AK-47, and some people think it's a shotgun. Here's what I think. There are several … [Continue reading]

Developing a survival routine before and after SHTF

Developing a survival routine

Developing a routine is not only important to help you prepare for an emergency, survival, or even a SHTF situation, having a routine during those situations can save your life. I use a weekly routine for writing Graywolf Survival and Man Cave Zen as … [Continue reading]

Are you really prepared for an emergency? The 5-5-5 bug out test

Be prepared for an emergency - the 5-5-5 test

Is your family really prepared for an unexpected emergency? If something happened tonight, would you be ready? A lot of preppers spend an awful lot of time doing things like stocking up food, storing and inventorying supplies, learning and … [Continue reading]

Make fresh homemade butter with heavy cream and a mason jar

Make fresh homemade butter with heavy cream and a mason jar

Making fresh homemade butter at home is SUPER simple. All you need is heavy cream, a jar, and some elbow grease. Here's how to do it. This is a great thing to do, not only to have healthier and better-tasting butter for cooking or spreading, kids … [Continue reading]

Renovo Trio – 3 Stage Water Filter & Purifier Straw Giveaway Contest

Renovo Trio Filter Giveaway

I have a Renovo Trio - 3 Stage Water Filter & Purifier Straw that I'm giving away. This isn't a random drawing - this time you'll have to earn it ;). I know there are a lot of you out there who know a lot about survival and prepping. You've … [Continue reading]

Just what is the ultimate bug out vehicle?

Ultimate bug out vehicle

The idea of the ultimate bug out vehicle is something tossed around a LOT on the internet. I see monster tactical vehicles, cars kitted out like they're straight out of a post-apocalyptic Mad Max set, and old bug out trucks from the 40's. I figured … [Continue reading]

6 steps I learned from combat rehearsals that will help your planning

Soldiers doing an After Action Review (AAR)

Keeping your family or team safe during emergencies requires more than just proper planning. It requires requires practice. Practice not only helps people understand your plan, it can help you improve your plan. Einstein once said, "In theory, … [Continue reading]

Eat healthier by becoming your own grocery store

Save money, eat healthier, and be prepared for emergencies with an aquaponics or vertical garden that you can build and use yourself

You need to start growing your own food at home. Save money, eat healthier, and be ready in case of emergencies by growing your own food with an aquaponics system or organic vertical garden - even if you live in an apartment. It's not as difficult or … [Continue reading]

Soldier surprises family early. Wait till you see Dad’s reaction: priceless!

Soldier surprising family by coming home early

This is absolutely awesome but you might want to get your tissues ready. A young Soldier comes home early to surprise his family while they're working. I have lived next door to this family for many years and saw this kid grow up to now be a combat … [Continue reading]

Top 10 best selling prepper gear you should consider

Top 10 best selling prepper and survival gear

I was going through a bunch of things I'm either looking to buy or that others were asking about and thought you migh be interested in knowing which prepper and survival gear is selling better than the rest. It's a great indication that what you're … [Continue reading]

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