Emergency preparedness from a Counterintelligence Agent

Questions about survival, emergency response, or prepping?

Prepper survival questions answered hereI get a lot of questions either emailed to me or on my facebook page or profile. I try to do that as much as possible but I find I’m not able to do that as much as I’d like. I’m hoping this will help.

I thought I’d put up a page here on the site to have people ask questions here so everyone could not only see the answers – they could throw in their own ideas and experience as well. You guys have a wealth of knowledge that I’d like to be able to tap into for everyone.

So here’s the deal: if you have any certain questions that you’d like answered on topics that people who visit this site would be interested in, please ask them here. ALSO, if you have any facebook groups, google+ circles, or friends who might have questions, please share this link with them through the social media links below or directly. You can also ask on someone else’s behalf if they don’t want to ask on their own.

Here’s a list of some of the topics that you might ask about here.

  • Prepping
  • Urban survival
  • Outdoor survival
  • Camping
  • Glamping
  • Hiking
  • Emergency/disaster preparedness
  • Homesteading
  • Off-grid living
  • Primitive skills
  • Survival/prepper/emergency gear
  • Solar power
  • Wind power
  • Water power
  • Water storage
  • Aquaponics
  • Sustainable living
  • Tiny houses
  • RV living
  • Book suggestions
  • Food storage
  • Security
  • Combat tactics
  • Weapons
  • Defense

It’s not meant to be a list to limit you – it’s just to get your brain in gear. Please keep it relevant though. Your questions can be about a particular piece of gear or about how to solve a problem you’re having.

Please be as descriptive as possible with your questions. One of the difficulties I’ve had is having people ask me what they should do or buy first but they give me no idea about their circumstances or budget – or anything. The more information you give, the easier it will be for someone to answer your questions.

All questions and answers are mediated.

If your question turns out to be something that a lot of people are asking and it really needs to be broken down, I may turn it into a full-on post and mention some of the commented answers in it.


I’ve answered several questions via email but some of them are private due to OPSEC concerns. I’ll post some here though that can’t be traced back to anyone.




I’ve seen you recommend their devices and the model you have seems to be unavailable. Do you recommend another model by Incredicharge? Or is there another manufacturer you would recommend?


Yeah, look at the limefuel. It’s better actually.

I mention it in this article – http://graywolfsurvival.com/3308/unlimited-power-bug-bag-electronics/



I have a firearms related question. I have a .22, 12 gauge and 20 gauge for long arms. I have a 9MM, 22lr and 32acp for pistols. I want to get a rifle and I have plenty of experience with M4/M16/AR15 platform but they are kind of expensive and I agree with your gray man theory. If something were to happen plenty of people would be drawing attention to themselves and I do not want that. My initial plan is to stay where I am at. I live in the country on a hard surface county maintained road.

I also believe in simplicity and do not want to have a ton of calibers to have to stock ammo for; this leads me to think about a Hi-Point carbine in 9mm, however I think that I have the carbine taken care of in the Ruger 10 22. I go back and forth between a lever action rifle or a bolt action. I look at the Mosin’s


Different guns and ammo are different tools. Some are better than others for different scenarios but almost all of them will work for almost all scenarios. You’ll always have people arguing for or against any of them.

If you’re shooting a fair distance, a bolt-action .308 is hard to beat. Almost never breaks and hard-stopping – but it expands your ammo capabilities.

I wouldn’t rely on a .22 for defending land. I also wouldn’t rely on a 9mm. They may be fine in a house (9mm) but not for covering ground. I think you may want to think about expanding to .556 or .308.

I love lever actions though, and they certainly make it faster to reload (my first gun was a model 94 winchester .32 that I used to hunt deer with when I was a kid).

You might also want to read this article if you’re looking to defend ground – Defending your bug out location: preparation of the battlespace



Please ask your questions in the comments below – and please feel free to answer questions if you have ideas that may help:

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