SHTF Hammock

Survival Gear Review: Hennessy Hammock Expedition

Staying off the ground is not just an important part of back country camping, it can also be a matter of life or death if you are outside the sphere of assistance or in a survival situation.  The ground can literally suck the heat from your body.  Enter, the hammock.

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Going Off Grid – Part II

After we made the move to a more rural setting, my focus turned to our reliance on the grid and what that meant for our long term survival after some type of catastrophic event.  Just being away from people did not provide enough security, we needed to cut the cord.

SHTF Pistol Glock 17

The Ultimate Survival Pistol – Glock

Time and time again the Glock pistol has been used by military personnel, law enforcement, survivalists, hunters, and the Average Joe for home and personal defense.  They provide value relative to their cost, they are reliable, accurate and consistently perform when put to the test.

Doomsday Preppers

Going Off Grid – Part I

In 2006 my life was humming along the normal path of middle class Americans.  Living near a major metropolitan area, mid 30’s, working for a fortune 500 company, married, kids, two cars, house  in the suburbs, 401k, health insurance, life was good.

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Survival Gear Review: KodaBow Bravo Zulu

Kodabow says that their name comes from the Native American word Koda or “friend” but I have to tell you that if you see this thing in my hands, I am anything but your friend.  When the SHTF, you don’t want to be on the receiving end of this hammer. 

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Book Review: Expatriates

The Crunch continues.  In James Wesley, Rawles latest book, Expatriates, we find a new group of hardened individuals determined to survive against all odds during the major socioeconomic collapse which Rawles labels “The Crunch” that is sweeping across the modern world.

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Survival Gear Review: Petzl Tactikka Headlamps

The folks at Survival Cache recently asked my opinion and a review of headlight gear they carry online at the Forge Survival Supply store.   I was honored to give my humble opinion on a product that I personally use and would freely endorse.

Doomsday Preppers

How To Bug Out From Mother Nature

Are you prepared for an emergency evacuation due to Mother Nature?  Between forest fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and other natural and/or man-made disasters, none of us are completely immune to the threat of having to bug out from our homes.

Bug Out Bag Review

Survival Gear Review: BirkSun Levels Solar Backpack

A get home bag (GHB) should be reliable, useful and comfortable.  You should be able to carry enough critical items to enable you to make it back home, where you can get to your longer term survival cache.  If it blends into the environment you operate in, even better.

SHTF Survival

Defending Your Elysium

Will the hardscrabblers disrupt or overrun your Elysium?  Bug In or Out locations will likely be susceptible to infiltration or harassment once it is discovered that people are in residence meaning supplies may be available for pilfering, or outright theft.

Book Review Scott B. Williams

Book Review: The Pulse

I recently sat down and read “The Pulse” by Scott B. Williams.  A thrilling tale about a modern world suddenly left without electricity.  Set between the bayou and the open ocean, it is a reminder how some people will survive while others will perish in a major disaster.