Grid Down Intelligence Gathering

The grid down scenario is a disaster threat that just wont go away. There are few issues that are quite as terrifying as the lights going out and all electricity will be compromised.

The grid down scenario is a disaster threat that just wont go away. There are few issues that are quite as terrifying as the lights going out and all electricity will be compromised. When you really sit down and understand …

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Survival Bags

When it comes to prepping you know that there are as many bags as there are things to put inside of them. That is a mind boggling thing but its part of prepping. You have to decide which bags make sense for you and get those packed and ready for use.

Where do you settle when it comes to survival bags? Backpacks, sling packs, messenger bags, commuter bags and so on and so forth. There seems to be no limit to the amount of survival bags that one can have on …

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The Biggest Threats in Urban Survival

Lets get a little dystopian in this post about urban survival threats. We needn't look very far in history to see what it looks like when an urban sprawl falls apart.

Lets get a little dystopian in this post about urban survival threats. We needn’t look very far in history to see what it looks like when an urban sprawl falls apart. Even for a short time things can get dire. …

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When Does a Flu Become a Pandemic?

When Does a Flu Become a Pandemic? - Flu strains are predicted before the annual season not just for vaccination purposes, but for tracking purposes as well. It is a dice roll, since there is no way to be sure what strain of seasonal flu is around the corner, but it is at least a loaded dice roll: like predicting the weather. The accuracy rate is between 40-60% according to the CDC, and then it has varying effectiveness based on the type of flu strain.

Seasonal flu and pandemic flu are two completely different beasts. There are plenty of factors to consider when identifying a pandemic. Luckily, these factors are tracked by several agencies that can give some advanced warning. Unluckily, our growing urban populations …

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The Best OTC Meds to Stockpile

While natural healing is taking center stage lately, when you have ailments that are a real problem most people reach for OTC meds.

While natural healing is taking center stage lately, when you have ailments that are a real problem most people reach for OTC meds. This will be the same when the SHTF. You can stockpile great medicines if you know which …

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The Vacation Evacuation

In America we are very bad at evacuation. Its not entirely our fault. The reality is that we turn our noses up at all levels of preparedness and evacuation is a key element of that.

In America, we are very bad at evacuation. It’s not entirely our fault. The reality is that we turn our noses up at all levels of preparedness and evacuation is a key element of that. The time has come for …

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A Night Out with Situational Awareness

Many people understand the concept of situational awareness but struggle with how to utilize it.

Many people understand the concept of situational awareness but struggle with how to utilize it. Its the idea of interacting with the world around you in a way that it barely notices but you notice everything. How do you pull …

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What Makes a Good Water Filter for Emergency Preparedness

So, every prepper knows that water is essential to survival and you are going to do best by getting your hands into as many water sources as possible.

So, every prepper knows that water is essential to survival and you are going to do best by getting your hands into as many water sources as possible. This can be everything from tapping your own well to catching rain …

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The Top Disasters and Emergencies to Evacuate Well Before

America does not put a lot of stock in evacuation. You can look at the last big disasters in America and see how, very simply, how little we prepare for evacuation.

America does not put a lot of stock in evacuation. You can look at the last big disasters in America and see how, very simply, how little we prepare for evacuation. This is not to point fingers its to recognize …

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Costcos 1 Year of Food Storage!

Did you know that Costco has entered the world of emergency food storage?

Did you know that Costco has entered the world of emergency food storage? Maybe you are a Costco member and this isn’t news to you. However, to many who weren’t paying attention, a few years ago Costco entered the game …

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