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Survival Book Review: Oathkeeper

Oathkeeper is not a prepper or post-apocalyptic survival story.  There are no EMPs, no asteroid strikes, no plagues, no collapsing governments, and no societal disorder.  No, it’s a story of the long-reaching arm of the federal Department of Justice, or maybe you could say "over-reaching" arm of the federal government.  Oathkeeper is the story of… Read More

Book Review: Everyday Survival Kits

Being prepared is more than knowledge, it is also gear. Leave your visions of surviving on just what is around you for Tom Hanks and his Castaway scenario. Had Mr. Hanks more than a soccer ball and video tapes, he would have been off that island in days, not years. But frankly, this book does… Read More

Book Review: Directive 51

I have been pouring through some survival manuals recently and as I read them I was thinking, OK this is good stuff.  Each book has its own unique flair and that is due to the writer’s own experiences.  I always learn something from a manual and always receive a reminder of stuff I haven’t thought… Read More

Book Review: The Evolution Of The Black Rifle

If you are like me and love the AR-15 platform, then you should consider reading the new book by Jeff Zimba called The Evolution of the Black Rifle: 20 Years of Upgrades and Accessories.  As you can infer from the title, the book was written with 20 years of experience by a person who knows… Read More

Book Review: Survival Guns – A Beginner’s Guide

If you are a reader of Survival Cache or SHTFBlog then you have probably spent some time thinking about survival guns.  Like you, I have spent more time than I care to admit reading comments and forums with people arguing about the best firearms for survival or the best caliber for a pistol or rifle… Read More

Book Review: American Sniper

Although American Sniper is not the typical book that we review on Survival Cache or SHTFBlog, we felt that this book was good enough to break the mold of our book reviews.  As far as redeeming survival lessons in American Sniper, there are quite a few that you can gain by reading this book.  Plus… Read More

Book Review: Patriot Dawn – The Resistance Rises

Well this is my first book review so bear with me as there is a lot of ground to cover.  If you do not know who Max Velocity is, you probably need to, here is a link to site (Click Here).  I could regurgitate his qualifications and experience, but reading his site for that info… Read More

Book Review: Ebola: Understanding And Preparing For An Outbreak

What does Drudge, PBS, The Mayo Clinic and Reddit have in common?  Ebola.  It’s everywhere - well, not literally anyway.  But it is dominating the media, and for good reason.  People are scared.  They see the authorities saying one thing, and events unfolding that say another.  News channels show “experts” making the completely illogical case… Read More

Book Review: Preppers: History and the Cultural Phenomenon

About the Author (From the front matter in Preppers: History and the Cultural Phenomenon):  Lynda King is a freelance writer and former newspaper editor who lives with her husband in a 19th-century farmhouse on a one-acre “mini-farm” in Central Massachusetts, where they maintain a large organic garden and a small flock of chickens.  As a… Read More

Book Review: Star’s Reach

Star’s Reach, A Novel of the Deindustrial Future, is John Michael Greer’s latest piece of Fiction. It’s a great read for anyone of the prepper persuasion. JMG is one of the original doomers in my mind. When I first started reading up on this whole prepper thing, his words were some that spoke most clearly… Read More