Hardtack -How to Prepare It # 1

How to prepare hardtack and a taste test coming soon. I am eating it for lunch right now and putting the video together. I hope to have the video edited and uploaded by this afternoon but it will go up by tomorrow at the latest. It depends on how much my video editing software fights … Read more

The Mundane of Everyday Survival-The Sewing Kit

In line with my contention that most prepping sites spend an awful lot of time talking about politics and/or weapons here is an attempt on my part to change that. Just about every BOB/GOTH list out there has a sewing kit on it. What they don’t really talk about are minimum content requirements. At a … Read more

The Mundane of Everyday Life

Here is something super sexy the books never talk about. When/if the SHTF, how are you planning on cutting your hair and trimming your nails? Or is everyone just planning on going all caveman and never cutting their hair or shaving again? The tree climbers got to get trimmed because we ain’t dogs that wear … Read more

The Quest for a Modified ALICE Ruck

A quick update on the rucksack search.  I have found a couple of shops that might be able to do the mod to an ALICE ruck I am looking for.  Getting one created is much more difficult than I at first thought.  There are plenty of places that will make one but they want you … Read more

Combat Techniques – First in a Series: Combat – What to expect

Standard Disclaimer: The techniques discussed in this post series should not be used unless and until the SHTF for real and civil order has broken down completely. If you try to pull this stuff off during peacetime and are successful you can pretty much guarantee you will be prosecuted and sent to prison and so … Read more

Hack for packing your BOB and/or GOTH bag.

I have a vacuum sealer that I use for food storage. I also use it to vacuum pack individual clothing items and other stuff that I don’t want to get wet that are in my pre-packed bags. I actually started doing this while in the Army because while the army gives you a wet-weather bag … Read more