Arming A Squad Of Untrained Family Members: Part 2

In Part 1, I discussed the makeup of my group and general issues with security that we faced.  In Part 2, I intend to continue with the actual equipment needed to at least attempt to make my plans effective.  Please… Continue Reading


Arming A Squad Of Untrained Family Members: Part 1

  Arming a Squad: Part 1 Discussion of guns on prepper forums is a real hoot.  It assumes that the folks involved in a Mutual Assistance Group (MAG), or Squad, are all ex-military and the debate revolves around modern battle… Continue Reading


Paranoid Prepper’s Guide To Starting A Fire

Fire Starting Since I submit a post once a week, I occasionally get surprised by the topic of a post coming up before I planned to submit my thoughts on the subject.  This week I have a post that had… Continue Reading


PrepperNomics 107:  Bartering in the Post-Apocalyptic World

One of the things I like about writing for 3BY is that Salty doesn’t require that I always agree with him.  So naturally, my post on bartering comes up shortly after he has a post on guns and ammo as… Continue Reading


Critical Document Backup: An Often Overlooked Prep

Critical Document Backup The topic of storing copies of important documents comes up in prepper circles from time to time.  It is generally not the most thrilling topic and doesn’t often get the attention it deserves.  As we go through… Continue Reading


Prepping Lessons To Learn From The Disaster In Puerto Rico

Lessons from Puerto Rico The destruction in Puerto Rico is an opportunity for all of us to learn a few lessons.  Prior to Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Puerto Rico’s largest problem was that the government had borrowed too much, and… Continue Reading


PrepperNomics 107:  Budgeting for Preppers

PrepperNomics 107:  Budgeting for Preppers In an earlier post on Supply Categories, I outlined the categories I use for planning and inventorying supplies. We can use those categories for preparing a Prepper Budget. Variable Costs Consumables have a Variable Cost… Continue Reading


Swiss Army Knives:  The original multi-tool

When I was a Boy Scout, the typical scout knife was a Swiss Army Knife, sometimes with the Scout logo on it.  At the time these things seemed pretty handy, but then along came the original Leatherman multitool, and the… Continue Reading


OPSEC: Strategies For Dealing With Operational Security

Don’t you just love all the neat terms and acronyms the prepper community uses?  “Operational Security” OPSEC is borrowed from the military.  Personally, I prefer “Loose Lips Sink Ships” but LLSS doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, so I guess… Continue Reading


PrepperNomics 107: Examining Economic Collapse

One of the themes that constantly comes up on prepper forums is the likelihood of “Economic Collapse”.  This seems to be viewed as almost inevitable by many preppers, due to the handling of the US economy by the government, or… Continue Reading


Paranoid Prepper Explores The Value Of Tube Tents

One of the things you need in case of a bug out, or destruction of your primary dwelling, is a tent.  Tents can be very simple, or quite elaborate and expensive.  If you are into camping and will be using… Continue Reading


Prepping With A Plan: Prepping Supply Categories

As preppers we need to plan for a variety of supplies and inventory them after they have been acquired.  We need some sort of categorization for them.  Even the name of this Blog, “Beans, Bullets, Bandages, and You” refers to… Continue Reading


PrepperNomics 107:  Examining Precious Metals For If The SHTF Or If It Doesn’t

PrepperNomics 107:  Precious Metals The subject of precious metals comes up often in prepper circles, either because of lack of confidence in the current monetary system, or because of a belief that precious metals will reassert themselves as mediums of… Continue Reading


Paranoid Prepper: How To Set Your Prepping Ammo Budget & Inventory

Some time back Salty wrote a post about the minimum amount of ammunition to have on hand.  This has also been a perennial favorite topic on various prepper forums.  There are also YouTube videos on the subject.  The figures tossed… Continue Reading


PrepperNomics 107:  Derivatives are going to destroy the World!! (Or, Not)

  We’ve all seen posts on forums and other references talking about how huge the Derivatives Market is and how supposedly dangerous it is.  The amazing thing to me is the folks posting, clearly don’t know what a derivative is. … Continue Reading