Stephen Gold

Rusty from trueprepper.com is a manufacturing engineer by day, but a prepper 24/7. He is an Air Force veteran that developed emergency and disaster plans as an emergency manager. He also responded to many attacks and accidents as a HAZMAT technician. From aircraft crashes and typhoons to live Vx nerve gas and earthquakes, he has lived a good share of it hitting the fan. TruePrepper was developed to share a prepping resource grounded in risk analysis.

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The Best Ferro Rod for Prepping and Survival

The Best Ferro Rod for Prepping and Survival - Lighters are convenient but have limited uses. Matches can only be used once and need a strike surface. Both matches and lighters are terrible in wet conditions. Compression pistons and the traditional flint and steel can be finicky in wet conditions as well.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFPreparedness may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Taming fire has always been one of man’s best achievements. Starting a fire on a moment’s notice is an easy task with the right skills …

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The 10 Best Prepper Audiobooks

The 10 Best Prepper Audiobooks -- Lately, I have really been getting into audiobooks. If I am planning to have a spotty off-grid connection, I download them to my phone. I got some Bluetooth headphones a while back, as a gift, and those things paired up with some downloaded audiobooks make knocking out the honey-do list a breeze.

Lately, I have really been getting into audiobooks. If I am planning to have a spotty off-grid connection, I download them to my phone. I got some Bluetooth headphones a while back, as a gift, and those things paired up with some downloaded audiobooks make knocking out the honey-do list a breeze. It is a …

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Chemtrails or Contrails: Proof of Danger in the Skies?

Chemtrails or Contrails: Proof of Danger in the Skies? -- Everyone has witnessed the crisscrossing streaks behind jets in the sky. Some say that the aircraft themselves cause these trails. Others say there is more nefarious work at hand and that the trails are evidence of a greater danger.

Everyone has witnessed the crisscrossing streaks behind jets in the sky. Some say that the aircraft themselves cause these trails. Others say there is more nefarious work at hand and that the trails are evidence of a greater danger. One of these theories is supported by science, including physics and thermodynamics. The other is supported …

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A Search for the Best Tasting MRE

A Search for the Best Tasting MRE - Most people are familiar with what MREs are, but which menu items are the best tasting? We share our favorites in the most current menu in the article below. Feel free to chime in with what sustained you in the field and what your favorite MRE is.

Many of those who have been in the service have had the ‘pleasure’ of eating MREs in the field. If you haven’t experienced an MRE, it is a pre-packaged meal kit packed full of calories and sealed in a pouch. MRE stands for Meal, Ready to Eat and they are issued like they are going …

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10 Preps You Literally Can’t Afford

10 Preps You Literally Can’t Afford - Does a rich prepper stay rich after a world changing event, or does their life change drastically? With this list of absurdly priced gear, a rich prepper could easily continue living in the lap of luxury.

Does a rich prepper stay rich after a world changing event, or does their life change drastically? With this list of absurdly priced gear, a rich prepper could easily continue living in the lap of luxury. While most of us just hope to be fortunate enough to stumble upon these items when SHTF, a rich prepper …

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How to Find Preppers in Your Area

How to Find Preppers in Your Area - Finding other like-minded people that are preparing for any situation is not difficult if you know where to start. Some people know preppers from having grown up with them as friends and family.

Finding other like-minded people that are preparing for any situation is not difficult if you know where to start. Some people know preppers from having grown up with them as friends and family. Others have to strike out to find people with a prepping mentality. Luckily, there are many ways to meet people in the …

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Ticks and Lyme Disease – The CDC’s Plea for Help

Ticks and Lyme Disease – The CDC’s Plea for Help - Ticks, and specifically deer ticks, spread this disease. When they bite, they pass along bacteria called Borrelia, which in turn causes all of the problems Lyme disease is known for. Lyme disease has mainly been reported throughout countries in the Northern Hemisphere, including the US, Canada, and the UK.

Lyme disease is a nightmare. If you do not catch the bull’s-eye pattern at the bite spot, the symptoms are hard to correlate to the cause. Fatigue, headache, fever… it wears you down. And those are just the initial symptoms. Even after receiving antibiotic treatment, the effects of joint pain, memory loss, and fatigue can …

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Bear Grylls Survival Gear – Are There Better Options?

Bear Grylls Survival Gear – Are There Better Options? - This is why we decided to look at some of the best selling Bear Grylls gear to determine whether or not better deals were to be had elsewhere. The results were clear cut in some instances, and surprising in others.

You’ve probably heard of him, but Bear Grylls is a British TV survivalist known for his show Man vs. Wild among others. He’s been doing his thing since 2006, entertaining and showing off his SAS survival skills. A merchandising and marketing department saw it’s opportunity… Gerber jumped on the Bear Grylls bandwagon like a dog …

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Preventing Garage Door Break-Ins – The 6 Second Break-In

Preventing Garage Door Break-Ins – The 6 Second Break-In - One method that has been gaining traction for breaking into homes with garage doors has been dubbed “The 6 Second Break In.” With a little pressure and a coat hanger, an intruder can quietly enter your home through the garage, regardless of whether you are home or not. A garage can be a convenience, but don’t let it be the weakness as an easy entry point for your home.

Have you ever been the victim of a break-in? It’s a scary event. No matter how prepared you are for it… a break-in will still catch you off guard. It is never something you expect, but it can be something you prepare for. We grow up learning to respect each other’s property and space. It’s …

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Outdoor Home Security without Advertising that You are a Prepper

Outdoor Home Security without Advertising that You are a Prepper - The great thing about home security is that it is not that hard. You just need to look at your home as if you were a potential intruder, scavenger, or thief.

You could set up your home to look like a Fort Knox- but that might not fly with the neighbors and could raise a few red flags for would-be-intruders. “What’s so valuable that they could be protecting in there?” is definitely a question that would run through my head if I was scavenging for supplies …

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