New look and update on comment moderation

After reading all of the comments and suggestions on comment moderation, I’ve decided to go back to a self-moderated forum in the comments after all we are all adults here (most of us anyways). If the whining starts, after someone gets offended because someone (or me) does not agree with their view, and they start […]

Comment moderation

I’ve published this blog for eight years, and I’m still shocked and amazed at how touchy and sensitive some readers can be… I mean here we are supposedly, prepared for the worse that TEOTWAWKI can throw our way, but can’t even deal with another commenter who happens to post a comment that disagrees with them […]

Please look these over and vote for the one you like best


Below are a few blog headers that Joe from has been working on for the blog, plus two headers we have used in the past. Take a look at each (click on each to see a full-sized image) and then use the poll to “vote” for the one that you like best. Also please […]

And the winners in our latest non-fiction writing contest are…

Below are the top three entries in our most recent non-fiction writing contest as judged by readers via the number or comments, Facebook likes, back links from other blogs, author interaction in the comments and overall usefulness to the largest number of readers… Congratulations to you and a big thank you to everyone who entered […]

A couple of small corrections to my recent article – M.D. Creekmore’s Defensive Strategies for Home and Retreat Defense after the SHTF

It seems that once again my fingers refused to type what my brain was telling them… In my recent article “M.D. Creekmore’s Defensive Strategies for Home and Retreat Defense after the SHTF“,  I made two minor typos, or brain farts if you will, that should be corrected  - Number one: I typed OKOKA when the correct abbreviation is OCOKA […]

New advertiser Seed For Security

We have a new advertiser : Seed for Security – they carry a full assortment of non-hybrid open-pollinated, non GMO garden seed. Get ready for spring planting now!

Save $80 off of the purchase of a Sun Oven


Sun Oven coupon special offer for readers of  The save up to $80 with the coupon code “Thesurvivalist”. Expires February 28th, 2014 – click here for details and discount.

Should I Start a YouTube Prepping Channel?

The main reason I’m hesitate to do this is because there are already 100′s of such channels on YouTube and I’m not sure if another one would matter or help… I would still be publishing this blog on the same scheduled… Please let me know your thoughts and concerns in the comments below…

New thumbs up and thumbs down rating system

If you will look at the end of each post you’ll notice that we have a new “thumbs up and thumbs down rating system” what this does is, it lets, me know which posts you like and which ones that you don’t so we can have more of what you like and less of what you […]

Prize list for our current non-fiction writing contest

Prizes for this round in our non fiction writing contest include…

  1. First place winner will receive – A $150 gift certificate for Hornady Ammo courtesy of LuckyGunner, a Wonder Junior Deluxe grain mill courtesy of Kitchen Neads, a one year subscription to the Personal VPN service courtesy of unspyable and 1 Case of Survival Cave Food Chicken with 12 14.5 oz. Cans courtesy of LPC Survival.
  2. Second place winner will receive – $100 off of your next order of Fish Antibiotics courtesy of, a Survival Puck courtesy of and a Coffee Mug courtesy of Horton Design.
  3. Third place winner will receive – a copy of my book ”31 Days to Survival: A Complete Plan for Emergency Preparedness“ and “Dirt Cheap Survival Retreat” courtesy of and a copy of “The Survival Medicine Handbook” courtesy of

Email your entries to me here – Be sure to read the rules before entering… This contest will end on March 17 2014

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And the winners for our January 15 writing contest are…

First place : Must read tips on how to rebuild, repair, and repurpose by BCtruck – he will receive : two (2) Just In Case… Classic Assortment Survival Food Buckets courtesy of LPC Survival, a $150 gift certificate for Remington ammunition courtesy of LuckyGunner, aWonder Junior Deluxe grain mill courtesy of Kitchen Neads, a one year subscription to the Personal VPN service courtesy of unspyable and a […]

Review my book “31 Days to Survival: A Complete Plan for Emergency Preparedness” on


I would like to thank everyone that has taken the time to write a review of my book “31 Days to Survival: A Complete Plan for Emergency Preparedness” on Those reviews are very helpful to me and to potential readers when making a decision as to whether to order the book or not. If you’ve read the […]

Looking back in 2013

About 1,000,000 people visit the Seattle Space Needle every year.  This blog was viewed about 7,400,000 times in 2013.  If it were the Space Needle, it would take about 7 years for that many people to see it. In 2013, there were 807 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1,856 posts. […]

Merry Christmas Everyone



I hope you have a good one…

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New product added for our current Non-Fiction Writing contest

I am pleased to announce that Horton Design (a.k.a. “Bam Bam’s design company”) will offer a Wolf Pack mug as a bonus prize our current non fiction writing contest. With so many fine prizes added to the writing contest, put on your thinking cap and write up an article–you could just be our next winner. Prize list for this […]