Practical Prepping

Fifth Generation Warfare - How we have already entered an ambiguous WWIII

Fifth Generation Warfare - How we have already entered an ambiguous WWIII

5GW, or Fifth Generation Warfare, is the emerging threat to global stability. It's a tactic already employed by US adversaries that has placed us into a 3rd World War. Let's discuss prior types of warfare fir...

The Six Tenets of Survival for Preppers

The Six Tenets of Survival for Preppers

The Pyramid of Survival may only be Water, Food, Shelter but when you incorporate the Prepping Mindset we add the support of three other aspects. These are Hygiene, Communications, and Security. A visual representation can help you prioritize your prepping so that when a Life Altering Event (LAE) occurs, survival will be simplified.

Juice Jacking - A hacker's tool to stealing your data when you charge your phone.

Juice Jacking - A hacker's tool to stealing your data when you charge your phone.

Charging your phone in public makes you vulnerable to Juice Jacking, the transfer of data where your PII, credit card info, and passwords can be stolen; or you can be infected with malware.

If you plan on charging your device from a public USB port or computer then you need to block the data transfer. The other option is to carry the large AC adaptor but if you're like me, you like to EDC light or you may forget the AC adaptor. You need to get a condom, a digital cond...

An introduction to living off the grid.

An introduction to living off the grid.

Whether you’re taking a break from society for a month or for an indefinite time, going off the grid for an extended period of time requires thorough planning and preparation.

There can be several reasons as to why someone may want to stay away from civilization. But whatever reason it may be, the things you will need to survive out there on your own are pretty much the same.

The Reality of Being the Grayman

The Reality of Being the Grayman

Being gray is simply the act of not standing out in any discernable way to avoid drawing attention to yourself. You can think of it as camouflaging yourself, just not always in the literal sense.

The question is, "Can or should you be gray 24/7"?

12 Urban Survival Takeaways learned from the Homeless.

12 Urban Survival Takeaways learned from the Homeless.

Implement homeless living tactics for urban survival. They know how to work the system to their advantage, they know how to stay warm or find shelter, they know where to scavenge food or collect handouts, they know how to disappear, they can cohabitate among any strife. Learn from them. Here's are some common practices you can incorporate into an #urbansurvival scenario that may leave you on the streets.

Understanding the difference between Bugout and Get Home Bags.

Understanding the difference between Bugout and Get Home Bags.

Clearly, you could literally have 5 bags prepared and stored in various locations. One at work, in the car, etc but instead use a modular system that incorporates supplies from various Loadouts. For most of us, it's not financially feasible to have multiple fully loaded packs. Make your bags work together. If it's not possible to have a multiple packs,  we suggest you create at least a Get H...

When to apply Grayman Practices.

When to apply Grayman Practices.

The practice of being gray can be utilized at any time but its application is more relevant in times of uncertainty. We can use gray tactics when going...

Trash Can Root Cellar - a prepping idea for self sufficiency

Trash Can Root Cellar - a prepping idea for self sufficiency

A root cellar can prolong the life of your vegetables and a trash can style model is cheap and easy to do. You'll need a metal trash can with lid, pinestraw, ca...

Financial Prepping for a Mugging and Pickpocket while Traveling

Financial Prepping for a Mugging and Pickpocket while Traveling

If you're traveling abroad (or just out of town) how would you survive an event where your ID, credit/debit cards, money, keys, etc where all lost ...

Bugout Vehicle (BOV) Evaluator

Bugout Vehicle (BOV) Evaluator

Follow the 8 categories below to assess your vehicle then assign a rating of 1 to 5 for each and add up your total. While it is a subjective rating, you should target a 18+ score.

Here's what to look at; Mobility, Security, Mil...

Hypermiling for Bugout Vehicles

Hypermiling for Bugout Vehicles

Hypermiling as a bugout technique during vehicle egress to a BOL, scavenge runs, and scout operations. In short it's a method to increase your MPG ...