Emergency preparedness from a combat veteran

Feeling Lost? Start Here if You’re New to Prepping

Feeling lost new to prepping start here

Don’t feel overwhelmed and lost if you’re new to prepping or learning survival skills. Start with this page to get your bearings.

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14 brilliant bug out bag packing tips

14 brilliant bug out bag packing tips

It’s not just what goes into your bug out bag – it’s how you put it in. Here are 14 tips to help you out.

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Product review: The SJ 4000 wifi camera

sj400 wifi dashcam review

As a cop, I’m very familiar with using video cameras so I was excited to try out the SJ 4000. Here’s what you need to know about it.

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Simple Solar DIY: Building a Fresnel Solar Cooker

fresnel solar cooker

Cooking with solar energy doesn’t have to be expensive or even difficult. Check out this simple DIY solar cooker project using a fresnel lens.

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How I built my ultimate 25 pound bug out bag

Graywolf Survival Bug Out Bag Desert Cactus

Here’s how I used a some ultralight thru-hiking techniques to build my hiking/camping/bug out bag under 25 pounds without sacrificing what I need.

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GORP: The better bug out bag survival food

GORP - the better bug out bag survival food

Many people choose dehydrated food or prepackaged survival food for their backpack or bug out bag. I have a solution that gives you more calories and protein per pound and is cheaper and even healthier.

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Surviving a blizzard or winter storm without power

blue Surviving a blizzard or winter storm without power

Surviving at home for a while during a severe winter storm isn’t all that difficult if you’ve planned ahead – even if the power goes out.

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The threat you face from Ebola and what you can do about it (Updated)

The world news is on fire with reports of infections and death from the Ebola virus, and victims are being brought to the US. What do you need to know? - http://bit.ly/1kPR1zc

The Ebola virus problem has been escalating out of control in Africa and is now spread to the West. … How worried should you really be? … What can you do to prepare?

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How to survive an EMP/CME – Part 3: How to prepare

How to survive an emp/cme part 3: how to prepare

The threat of an EMP/CME to our society is very real and most people and governments are woefully unprepared. Here’s what you should do to start preparing.

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5 discreet weapons you can carry (almost) anywhere

5 discreet weapons you can carry almost anywhere

You can’t always carry a weapon to defend yourself but with a little creativity and some training, there are many discreet weapons you can improvise.

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How to communicate when the world goes silent

How to communicate when the world goes silent - ham radio emergency communication

So if cell phones stopped working, how would you communicate? What if an EMP wiped out all electronics? How would you find your family or get help during a disaster or if SHTF?

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How to survive an EMP/CME – Part 2: Life after the pulse

How to survive an EMP attack 2 life after the pulse

There is a lot we don’t know about the effects of an EMP/CME but there are some things that we do. Knowing what would happen to your electronics, your car, and your life is the first part of being prepared for an EMP.

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How to survive an EMP – Part 1: What is an EMP?

How to survive an EMP attack What is an EMP http://graywolfsurvival.com/?p=3761

There is a credible threat to our power grid from an EMP/CME. This series will explain what they are, how they can/will affect you, and what you can do about it.

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Gun 101: How to Choose Your First Self-Defense Weapon

Gun 101 - How to Choose Your First Self-Defense Weapon

Most advice you hear about how to choose a weapon is crap. I quickly break down the basics for you and give you further resources to make the best choice.

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Is Big Brother spying on your computer – with your own cell phone?

Is big brother spying on your computer with your own cell phone - Graywolf Survival - http://graywolfsurvival.com/?p=3737

Everyone knows that you can be monitored through your cell phone, but did you know they can use it to monitor your computer activity too?

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Why you need to rethink your SHTF water plan

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There are a lot of myths about what you can and can’t do with water in a survival situation or if SHTF. Let’s dispel some of those myths.

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Ebola fear grips the world – here’s why you don’t need to freak out

The world news is on fire with reports of infections and death from the Ebola virus, and victims are being brought to the US. What do you need to know? - http://graywolfsurvival.com/?p=3685

The world news is on fire with reports of infections and death from the Ebola virus, and victims are being brought to the US. What do you need to know?

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Are you really prepared?

If most people prepare to ensure their survival, then wouldn’t it make sense that you take precautions with things which can immediately impact you first? Then prepare for other possibilities? Are you really prepared? http://graywolfsurvival.com/3660/really-prepared/

If most people prepare to ensure their survival, then wouldn’t it make sense that you take precautions with things which can immediately impact you first? Then prepare for other possibilities?

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10 great games to learn survival or prepper skills

10 great games to learn survival or prepper skills

Learning survival or prepper skills doesn’t have to be boring. There are several games that can teach you valuable skills. Here are 10 to get you started.

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How to start a niche website – the right way

How to start a prepper website - the right way

Learn how to find a profitable idea for a website, how to own a domain, and how to install WordPress so you can make your own website online

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The top 10 prepper skills and abilities FNG needs to survive

Top 10 Prepper Skills for FNG to Survive

Which prepper skills and abilities would you need to focus on to survive SHTF or a natural or man-made disaster?

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Beware False Knowledge

beware of false prophets

I understand this is a “made for TV drama”….it made me wonder how many people would watch this and think this is the way to survive?

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Why you need to have a SHTF/emergency food supply plan

planning for a food shortage

Did you know that there are several short and long-term threats to your food supply? Read the facts about these threats as well as what you can actually start doing today to make sure your family always has something to eat.

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Neighborhood Watch – Not just for nosey old ladies

neighborhood watch sign

Learning about your neighbors, you will be able to better determine their strengths and weaknesses and help you scout for SHTF team members

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DIY portable camping PVC pipe evap air conditioner

PVC swamp cooler

Ok, so I saw the 5 gallon bucket air conditioner swamp cooler that figjam did a couple years ago and thought it was a fantastic idea. I wanted to see if I could improve on that. I finally got it.

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Don’t attack someone else’s SHTF plan as if you’re psychic

You DON'T know what will happen after SHTF so stop acting like you do

Some people out there think they know exactly what’s going to happen when SHTF and anything that isn’t useful then is idiotic to prep now. You’re wrong, and here’s why…

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Gear: Quality over Quantity

Danner boots

Even if you have to scrimp and save, I would encourage you to invest some money in the following gear and get high quality. You get what you pay for.

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How much gear can you really carry in your bug out bag?

How much gear should be in your bug out bag

One of the biggest questions I get is how much stuff you should carry in your pack. I’ve heard a lot of crap out there. This should clear things up a little.

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Are you bugging out to the city or the country if SHTF?

SHTF-city or country

There’s always been a lot of debate on whether you should stay in (or go to) a city if society collapses. Some say there’s safety in numbers and the city is best. Some say heading for the hills is the best option. Here’s what I think.

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Get prepared physically for survival or face the consequences

heavy backpack

There are many things that will influence your chances of survival in combat, wilderness survival, or a SHTF scenario – some of them you can control directly and some of them you can’t. A lot of increasing your chances of survival begins at home.

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Home Safety: It’s a Family Affair

SIRT pistol

I believe that it is my responsibility to protect my family. Having firearms helps me do that. But as we all know, having kids and guns can be a dangerous affair.

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Best prepper finds online this week

Best Prepper Finds on the web

As I mentioned last week, I come across several interesting prepper or survival articles and products as I’m researching articles or ideas for the book I’m writing. This is another post of some of the best ones.

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These 3 inventories could save your life in a survival situation

basic survival skills three inventories

In order to survive, you need to have a plan. You can’t form an effective plan unless you know what you have available to you. This is about how to go about doing that.

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Two free tools to increase OPSEC

Silence Means Security

You have holes in your Operations Security (OPSEC). We all do. But if you spend any time online, then new technologies are compromising your OPSEC in unsettling ways.

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This week’s best prepper finds

Best Prepper Finds on the web

These are the best and most interesting finds I’ve found on the web this week that relate to prepping, survival, off-grid, self-sufficiency, defense, or whatever else I think you’ll be interested in looking at.

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10 steps how to prepare for SHTF

Preparing for SHTF

Click here to read the top 10 steps to preparing for disaster

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Active Shooter Scenario: What should you do?

ACTIVE SHOOTER

The whole point of being a prepper is to be ready if SHTF. The whole world doesn’t have to come to an end for me to consider that it has. If I’m about to die, or my family is, then for me, it’s a SHTF scenario.

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Keeping your prepping CLASSIFIED

classified prepper information

So we learned the other day about balancing OPSEC so you could still operate. Today we’ll go over classifying your information. This is a topic that I’m EXTREMELY familiar with. The government classifies their information like this:

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How to defend your bug out/in location: Preparing your battlespace

How to defend your bug out location Preparing your battlespace

If you’re trying to defend a homestead or bug out location with a small group, you need to improve your odds by what are called force multipliers. One of the best ways to fight like a larger group is to prepare your battlespace.

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Protected: Prepper stories – setting up camp for the night

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Basic OPSEC for preppers: achieving balance

Prepper OPSEC

OPSEC is necessary if you and your family are preppers, but how do you protect your information and still function? How much OPSEC is good OPSEC?

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What to do if you’re captured

what to do if you're captured

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.

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What weapons should you use to defend your home?

Best home defense weapon shotgun

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.

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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.

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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?

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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 LOVE to do this. It’s a great little homesteader-type […]

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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 it’s high time I talk about what the ultimate bug out vehicle really is.

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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.

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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 as expensive as you think.

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Develop a survival attitude

Your attitude can affect your chances of survival

Surviving a combat or SHTF situation isn’t all about what you have in your bug out bag – or even just what survival skills you have. Your attitude can make the difference between living and dying.

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