Practical Prepping

Tactical Driving 101 - Mirrors and Situational Awareness

Tactical Driving 101 - Mirrors and Situational Awareness

Know what's around you at all times. This is especially important when it comes to sitting behind the driver's seat. Car jackings, robberies, reckl...

Survive a Spontaneous Riot

Survive a Spontaneous Riot

What happens when we find ourselves in the middle of a spontaneous #protest or #riot? Or whay if we have to travel thru one to escapento safety? How should we react, what should we do, what options do we have, and how can #grayman #tactics apply? Let's take a little bit of time to ...

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...

Bugout Vehicle Egress and Survival Techniques

Bugout Vehicle Egress and Survival Techniques

PREPAREDNESS ON THE ROADWAY: Traveling is always a risk. We are away from our element, from the safety of our home or workplace. However, that's the whole purpose of a vehicle! Aside from vehicle crashes; there are an array of threats that present themselves while on the road. Here are some tips for dealing with civil unrest, fuel shortages, heavy traffic, covert vehicle surveillance, emergency egress, and lethal vehicle borne attacks.

🚘1. Leave an out》 keep a space of two car lengths from the vehicle in front and have a left or right escape path.⁣
🔎2. Look 2 ahead》 while driving keep you focus on the vehicle ahead of the vehicle in front of you. This will inc... see more

6 cues your homestead is being cased by criminals.

6 cues your homestead is being cased by criminals.

Let's breakdown 6 things you need to watch for to protect your home. 

🚗1. Unfamiliar Vehicles: Take notice of the cars your neighbors drive. Watch the unfamiliar car, especially if the vehicle sticks around over an extended period of time and repeatedly shows up on an irregular basis. 

🚷2. Strangers Walking Around the Street or Neighborhood:  Take note of all strangers pretending joggi... continue 

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...

Offgrid Cabin Security

Offgrid Cabin Security

PRIMITIVE PERIMETER SECURITY IS A MUST. Rigged up an early alert trip wire system to trigger an audible alarm from one of those key fob devices. Th...

Financial Prepping

Financial Prepping

How much do you invest in surviving? Money and Prepping go hand in hand. Financial Prepping is a topic rarely discussed yet a challenge we all face...

Bugout and Homestead Location Considerations for SHTF

Bugout and Homestead Location Considerations for SHTF

Below are some talking points for things to keep in mind when selecting a bugout location or determining if your current homestead can be a viable shelter in place alternative to bugging out. The most important consideration is having a...

Antibiotics for SHTF

Antibiotics for SHTF

When SHTF a simple fever and infection could become life or death without treatment. We've outlined 4 meds you need to stockpile now and know how and where to scavenge post SHTF. Penicillin can be stored after expiration date for...

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...