10 Survival Things I Learned in the Amazon Jungle

Several years ago, I had the privilege to go to the Amazon jungle. It was a trip of a lifetime, and I have no desire to go back. The experience taught me much that directly relates to prepping. ALWAYS Have… Continue Reading


Paranoid Prepper: Building An AR-10 Clone

Lots of folks have built AR-15s and the YouTube library is full of videos on how to do it.  (Okay, “assemble” for the purists.)  I wanted to build an AR-10, so I could fend off bears, which looked like pretty… Continue Reading


PrepperMed 101: TENS – A pain control option for preppers

Pain is hard to deal with at the best of times.  The times we prepare for are not the best of times.  The most common pain remedies are drugs, and the most potent of these drugs (the opiods such as… Continue Reading


Air ambulance membership as a prep? Really?

The first things most preppers think about, concentrate on, are large-scale breakdown low-probability SHTF situations. From large-scale grid-down TEOTWAWKI situations, nuclear attack, terrorist bombings, you name it… the sorts of events that invade the preppers dreams at night. Often, people… Continue Reading


10 Survival Things Learned During The Eclipse Of 2017

The Eclipse of 2017, in a sense, was a mini-SHTF mass-movement run through. No, there were no major problems, but we did see mass movements of people into areas of the country that do not have the infrastructure to handle… Continue Reading


PrepperMed 101: Two Keys to Prepping Against Antibiotic Resistance

After the development of antibiotics, experts in infectious medicine who’d seen the fatalities in their field drop by more than 90% trumpeted an end to their entire specialty; and many medical schools closed the infectious disease departments entirely.  Today, we’ve… Continue Reading


What Preppers Need To Learn From The Wounded Knee Massacre

Wounded Knee. Most people have heard of it, but were I a betting man I would wager that few people in the prepper community have even given the thought of Wounded Knee or the “settlement of the west” the slightest… Continue Reading


PrepperMed 101: Rock-hard muscles can be too much of a good thing – Tetanus

It’s called ‘lockjaw’ because the jaw muscles are among the first to be affected. They spasm and seize up, holding the jaw firmly shut.  The good news is, starvation is not likely to be a problem.  The bad news is,… Continue Reading


Paranoid Prepper: Bears

Bears! People keep telling me that it is futile to prep in the Peoples Republic of New Jersey, but I keep on doing it anyhow.  You might wonder why since New Jersey is a socialist mecca.  The answer is pretty… Continue Reading


PrepperMed 101: Hidden Danger – Spiders Can Hurt, Maim Or Even Worse

All he did was take a hike in the woods of a state park.  At the time, we didn’t notice anything amiss.  A thing like that shouldn’t take the wonders of modern medicine to keep from killing a guy, should… Continue Reading


Ahead on Points: 6 Prepper Wins and 3 Prepper Fails on a Hiking Trip

I just got back from a hiking trip in the mountains, and wanted to share my experiences:  The good to encourage their use and the bad to save you from learning the Hard Way.  I had to be very selective… Continue Reading


PrepperMed 101: My Shoes Shrank! Four Approaches for Dealing with Leg Swelling

I’ve been working on a series to give people ideas for managing chronic conditions when they can’t get medical care (search the Bandages tag here on the BBBY site if that interests you).  This is just a slight change of… Continue Reading


Fear: Dealing With What We Are Afraid Of Can Paralyze Us Or Motivate Us

I admit it, many things scare me, and I to an extent sometimes catch my fears dictating the course of my life…  Most people don’t want to admit their fears, but I think it’s important that we recognize them as… Continue Reading


Giving away food is a prep? You bet it is!

Wait a minute, Salty, you want me to believe that the act of giving away food that I grow in my garden is actually a prep? Seriously? Why yes, my doubting reader, I sure am. Let me explain.  When we… Continue Reading


PrepperMed 101: Breathing If The SHTF – Prepping To Not Have Asthma

One of the readers of one of my previous posts on asthma asked if there was a way to keep kids from getting asthma in the first place – really much nicer than having to manage it. Is there a… Continue Reading