Practical Prepping

Cordage for Survival

Cordage for Survival

Let's talk about cordage. Paracord is a staple among the outdoor and prepping communities. It's strong, in fact, it has a tensile breaking strength of 550lbs. It's durable and resistant to breakdown when exposed to elements like rain or direct sun contact. It's complex. It has 7 inner strands of nylon. Each strand can provide additional use options. Paracord is a survival tool th...

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 ...

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...

Prepping OPSEC

Prepping OPSEC

Prepping is what will set you apart when SHTF. You'll be the one able to thrive but only if you keep your pre-SHTF prepping routine to yourself.  O...

Doxxing - Grayman Solutions to an OPSEC Nightmare

Doxxing - Grayman Solutions to an OPSEC Nightmare

Your option to be Gray may be a necessity due to your job. Think offduty law enforcement or a defense attorney or a school principal. As such; the current climate, a criminal unhappy with the results of a case, or a student looking for revenge could be a threat if they know where you live or how to effect your life. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) can be leaked by doxxer unless your take these 6 steps. The first is mak...

The shortest possible explanation of how to setup a solar power system for offgrid and emergency use.

The shortest possible explanation of how to setup a solar power system for offgrid and emergency use.

Setting up an offgrid or backup solar system isn't that hard. It's not really that expensive either. ⁣You can use it at a bugout location to power essentials or install it at your homestead for backup power when a storm hits. It's also easily expandable as your finances allow or needs dictate. This quick guide will use layman's terms and we want get into specifics. It's the bare bones basic solar setup. You only need to buy 4 things...