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SHTF Baby Emergency Kit: 10 Must Have Items

Since becoming a father I’ve taken emergency preparedness several steps further. It’s one thing to be responsible for your own safety. It’s a completely new ballpark when there’s a tiny life depending on you! As a result, I’ve carefully built a baby emergency kit with essential items that we will need when SHTF. Building a […]

Building a Faraday cage is the first step in EMP protection, but what goes inside? Get our list of the 50 best items that are critical to EMP proof.

EMP Protection: 50+ Critical Items to EMP Proof

Time for yet another front porch rumination. The dog is resting, and the coffee is hot, so there’s no better mood to solve the problems of the world. This time let’s do a deep dive into EMP protection. We all dwell in the darker topics of survival. You know the biggies like nuclear war, pandemics, […]

Best Ammo Storage Containers for Long Term Storage

Every good prepper knows that having the right ammo storage containers is extremely important. Modern munitions are designed to withstand the elements, but long-term exposure can still take its toll. Your ammo will be the currency by which you survive if SHTF. You’ll need it to barter and hunt, and, ultimately, to protect yourself and […]

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Hand Crank Weather Radios: Why You Need One

Do you read a lot about the best ways to prepare for survival situations? If so, you’ve probably heard about the advantages of owning a hand crank radio. Unlike regular communication devices such as cell phones and laptops, hand crank weather radios do not need the internet or a power grid to work. Even if […]

A Faraday cage is our only defense for electronics during an EMP, and can protect our personal data and thwart data miners from poking into our lives.

What is a Faraday Cage and Why Should I Care?

Every prepper worth his or her salt knows of the nightmare of an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP). However, fewer are familiar with what a Faraday cage is and how critical they are to survival. Whether the threat manifests itself as a man-made event (North Korea popping off a nuke at 300 miles up over Kansas) or […]

No-Dig Garden: Alternative to Traditional Gardening

Starting your own garden is a fun and rewarding adventure. However, it can be tiresome when there is digging involved! In that case, you might want to start a no-dig garden as an alternative and avoid the hassle of digging altogether. No-dig gardening is a sustainable alternative for typical gardening that involves composting or layering […]

EMP Threat from North Korea, Russia, China, and Iran

Time for another round of cabin ruminations as I think and the sentinel (my GSD) warms her bones in the sun. The threat of an EMP has been weighing heavy on my mind these days. The USA seems to be effectively making new enemies at every turn of the news cycle. Coupled with adversaries of […]

6 Best Homemade Booby Traps and Tripwire Alarms

You will never know when lawlessness will overrun your country, and you need to rely on homemade booby traps. The moment you realize the police and military cannot protect you anymore. When total anarchy has taken over, and people start to break into your house. So how do you protect your property? The answer might […]

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What is a CME and Will it Destroy Life as We Know It?

Another morning on the deck and another day I’ll be a big softy and let the pooch have a few extra minutes warming her old bones in the sun. Glorious thing that sun because it gives us heat, light, life. But she does have a moody side in the form of a Coronal Mass Ejection […]

EMP Attack and Survival: How Bad Could It Be?

As I write, summer is stretching its wings here at my off-grid retreat. The trees are leafing out, the trout stream is flowing, and the birds are singing the praises of re-starting the cycle of life. The absence of electricity makes life here simple (save what the solar system provides). Likewise, no cell service is […]