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The Ubiquitous 30-30 Lever Gun

Dear survivalists and preppers, have we gone AR and AK nuts? Hey, you know what, there are viable alternatives to the multi-round, mag latch, muzzle flash black guns so often associated with the bug out movement. For one, this author contends a good ole reliable, lever action 30-30 has a role to play in our… Read More

Bug In Contingencies

Though Katrina hit more than a decade ago, I remember it like yesterday.  Forty-eight hours before the pundits at the National Weather Service finally decided on a landfall location, the local grocery stores were already picked clean like vultures working a road kill.  I only wish I had taken pictures of the mayhem.  I walked… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Gransfors Bruks Outdoor Axe

One of the amazing things about the world these days is that small artisan companies like Gransfors Bruks will put considerable effort into a unique handmade axe with an excruciatingly limited user base and an extraordinary high price.  But in the big picture the Gransfors Bruks Outdoor Axe is an excellent compliment to the traditional… Read More

I’ll Bug In Thank You

One of the most basic premises of a SHTF survival scenario is whether to stay put or pack up the SUV and hit the highway.  If you dodge out the garage to join the caravan of other escapees on the interstate, where are you going?  Do you have an alternative site already in mind or… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Helio Pressure Shower

If you are like me, the biggest luxury you will miss when the SHTF is a nice hot shower, that and a toilet that flushes.  I do a fair amount of backwoods camping and fishing in the Rocky Mountains, so going without a shower is something that I do often without complaint.  But when I… Read More

Survival Gear Review: Yeti Coolers

Owning a Yeti cooler is a rite of passage in the South.  Am I kidding or what?  Nope.  Kids down here ask for Yeti coolers for Christmas for heaven’s sake.  The Robinson power family of Duck Commander fame is the poster children of this campaign.  Countless celebrities have jumped on the bandwagon, too, so how… Read More

Managing SHTF Sleep Deprivation

Before I even got started on this report there was an initial title change from avoiding to managing. It quickly occurred to me that during any type of prolonged SHTF event that sleep was highly likely to suffer. Count on it. But can we learn to deal with it? By Dr. John J. Woods, a… Read More

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. By Virginia Tom, a reader… Read More

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. By Dr. John J. Woods, a contributing author to SurvivalCache.com It’s a SHTF scenario that… Read More

Quick Tips for Dehydrating Food

Over the years I have tried dehydrating various foods.  I have done fruits, vegetables, meats and shrimp.  Some of the items I will continue to dehydrate and some I will write off as a learning experience.   By Dave H, a reader of SurvivalCache.com When thinking about dehydrating food for a survival situation, you most… Read More

Preparedness in Practice

As it turns out in the face of reality, action really does speak louder than words.  I read several of the Blog sites posted on prepping, survival issues, arming for Armageddon and much of the impractical advice that is dished out as though hordes of experts have contributed their wisdom. By Dr. John J. Woods… Read More