Practical Prepping

Peephole Security Considerations - Answering the door to a stranger.

Peephole Security Considerations - Answering the door to a stranger.

Door #peepholes are a great way to check who's there without unlocking your door and exposing yourself but.... take the following into consideration first. 1. When you approach your front door the stranger on the other side can see a shadow as you...

SHTF Window Security Shutters and Homestead Defense

SHTF Window Security Shutters and Homestead Defense

Consider "working" window shutters. They can still look decorative but actually serve a purpose by protecting from storms and intruders alike. This is just one aspect of hardening your homestead as it relates to security and self defense. Let's take a lo...

5 Guns every Prepper should own.

5 Guns every Prepper should own.

Your gun should be one in which you're comfortable and proficient. The threat and scenario your planning for may dictate the weapons system you choose. Carry a primary and secondary weapon on your person and vehicle. You handgun should be concealed and your rifle should be in your vehicle if needed. A shotgun...

8 Prepping Tips for an Economic Collapse following a Pandemic and Civil Unrest driven SHTF.

8 Prepping Tips for an Economic Collapse following a Pandemic and Civil Unrest driven SHTF.

8 actionable tips to prepare for an #economiccollapse caused #civilunrest and a government inspired shutdown due to an non-proportionate #pandemic response. This advice is how to prep for such an event. I'm not hear to proclaim an impending collapse but due to recent events it's only wise to see the writing on he wall and response accordingly. #Prepping never hurts.⁣ The first tip is...

911 Blackout - Initial response when those 3 numbers don't work.

911 Blackout - Initial response when those 3 numbers don't work.

Early this year all #911services were down for almost 6 hours in the entire state of Michigan. This occurs more frequently than you would think. Us...

Smartphones for Survival Scenarios and Covert Operations

Smartphones for Survival Scenarios and Covert Operations

A phone is a powerful tool and most folks only think of them as helpful if you have cellular coverage or WiFi but in reality, 90% of it's capabilities can work without internet or data. I wanted to highlight an excerpt from our Smartphone for SHTF Prepping guide and discuss some of the survival themed uses. However; first I wanted to share this step by step method for converting any phone (or a new phone) into a burner phone. You know, an untraceable means of communications. This could be used by those in fear of a domestic retaliation from an ex-spouse, someone in Witness Protection, Agents in high risk investigations with Criminal Informants, or for the Grayman in all of us. Let's Dive in...

Prepping for the Coronavirus

Prepping for the Coronavirus

How concerned should we be with the current outbreak of the Coronavirus? There are 3 unique alarming factors that separate this pandemic from that of SARS or the Flu. The one thing you absolutely must add to your preps is at least 3 N...

5 Urban Navigation Tips for Offgrid SHTF Scenarios

5 Urban Navigation Tips for Offgrid SHTF Scenarios

These tips can help during SHTF, GPS/phone failure, blackouts while travelling, etc. Before I go further, pro-tip: always carry a physical map in your #bugoutbag or #bugoutvehicle. ⁣The first tip I suggest is understanding how the DOT and Streets Department labels and grids the roads as it...

Scavenging vs Looting when SHTF

Scavenging vs Looting when SHTF

When SHTF you'll need to resupply. We don't recommend looting or marauding but scavenging may be an ethically and efficent alternative. Now here's ...

Bartering post SHTF

Bartering post SHTF

Here are 8 tips to consider when bartering for survival in a SHTF scenario. 

10 Indicators of Impending SHTF

10 Indicators of Impending SHTF

We've composed 10 signs of impending disaster. Some deal with natural occurring events and others with man made causes of SHTF. Knowing these indicators will help you react before the masses and avoid rioting, being stuff in traffic during an evacuation, and defend from what's coming.

5 Bugout Tips for a SHTF Citywide Evacuation.

5 Bugout Tips for a SHTF Citywide Evacuation.

5 steps to bugging out before a state mandated evacuation following a SHTF scenario.