The Psychology of Prepping

This guest post is by Non-psychologist, D.P. KYSER (aka CaptnDave),  and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . Let me preface this article with full disclosure. I am not a Psychiatrist! My background is mostly Naval Aviation (Wings of Gold, baby!), some sales, including owning my own business, running someone else’s much larger business, and lots of leadership […]

Repurposing your life to make prepping easier

This guest post is by JET and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . What we can all do this week is inventory. It helps list making easier. We clutter our basements and lives with useless stuff. If we need to find shelter, bug out, what will you bring in the car? what could you carry from […]

A life long prepper / survivalists thoughts on preppering and preppers.

This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest  by Susan B I was raised in a family where my father had built a bomb shelter during the cold war days, bay of pig etc next to our home; he was preparing us for a nuclear war. I grew up with Geiger counters, guns […]

Survival on a Minimal Budget: Drive, Awareness and Creativity

A guest post by Frank V [This is an entry in our non-fiction writing contest where you could win - First Prize a 10 Person Deluxe Family Survival Kit,  Second Prize an Herb Seed Bank or Third Prize a copy of Dirt Cheap Survival Retreat.  For complete rules and list of prizes see this post.] While I […]

How Cross-Dressing Makes You a Better Survivalist

I’ve noticed that at least 90% of those ordering “The Wolf Pack Cookbook” are female, and that’s great, it shows that the ladies are ready and willing to learn and survive. But it looks like most of the men, look at cooking and preparing food as “womans work”. This is a mistake, when it comes to survival we may be […]

Living and working in a group setting

A guest post by Lee W [This is an entry in our non-fiction writing contest where you could win - First Prize a 10 Person Deluxe Family Survival Kit,  Second Prize an Herb Seed Bank or Third Prize a copy of Dirt Cheap Survival Retreat.  For complete rules and list of prizes see this post.] A favorite […]

Are you truly prepared

This is a guest post by Chemman [This is an entry in our non-fiction writing contest where you could win a number of prizes including an 84 serving storage bucket of Wise Food Storage, 500 rounds of 9mm ammo, a NukAlert a copy of my book The Dirt Cheap Survival Retreat and a copy of […]

Taking a break from it all

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As you know, I’ve been busy as a beaver in autumn with my new place, this blog and my upcoming book – but even I need a break sometimes. So yesterday,my girlfriend and I decided to take a trip to the Museum of Appalachiain near by Clinton, TN (about a two-hour drive) and I thought […]

Never To Late

This is a guest post by Judy W [This is an entry in our non-fiction writing contest where you could win a number of prizes including an 84 serving storage bucket of Wise Food Storage, 500 rounds of 9mm ammo, a NukAlert  a copy of my book The Dirt Cheap Survival Retreat and a copy of my CD […]

Awareness and Survival – Did You See That…

“This is a guest post by By MsgtHug and entry in our non-fiction writing contest – where you could win $100 cash. (This contest ended on June 5 2011 ) the winner will be announced later this week” Ask yourself, why am I busy storing, planning and preparing while most of my neighbors and friends continue […]

Are You Prepared For Disaster?

“This is a guest post by Frank B and entry in our non-fiction writing contest – where you could win $100 cash. (This contest ends on June 5 2011 so get busy)” The world after a societal collapse will be difficult to say the least. The so-called “light at the end of the tunnel” (in this life at […]

What Did You Do To Prep This Week

First, I’d like to thank Ranger Rick and Joshua for their donations this week and a big thank you to Pam for all your prayers and for sending me a copy of  “The Worst-Case Survival scenario Handbook” (neat book btw). We also have a new advertiser Forge Survival Supply be sure to check them out and […]

What Did You Do To Prep This Week

I awoke at 3:16 this morning with nearly unbearable pain in my right shoulder and chest, it’s eased off this morning but It’s still there but now more of a dull aching pain followed by sharp stabbing pains in the right side of my chest when I breathe deeply. I’m going to go get it checked […]

Would Your Children Survive On Their Own?

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We’ve all read about the street children in Argentina after the economic collapse there, who wander the streets begging, stealing and scrounging through trash to survive.  Many were forced into child labour and prostitution.  Some by their own parents that could not support them or worse exploiting them for their own gain. In many ways children  suffer most after a disaster. In the […]

A Story About A Prepper…

I want to tell you a quick story about a prepper. Like a lot of preppers, this prepper wanted to prepare for disaster and learn needed survival skills. So, he did what any prepper at that time would do – read books, magazines and newsletters related to survival. He soon amassed a huge library of survival books written by guys like Kurt Saxon, Ragnar […]