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Click, Click, Click: Postmortem Of Our Recent Really Dumb Prepper Fail

It was a lovely fall day out at “The Place”. Spice was doing her last mowing of the season, and we had been out picking up chunks of the trees we recently removed. Work was done, and after a bit… Continue Reading

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There Are Many, Many Deceptively Easy Ways To Die

One bad choice. One second of inattention. One small decision.  One thing… and you are dead.  The worst part? You may not have even been the person who made the bad choice. You may not have been the inattentive one. … Continue Reading

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Dark: Eight Observations & One Big Question Following Recent Power Outage

Instant black. Instant quiet. One second I was writing a description for an upcoming 3BY Podcast, the next second I was sitting in my recliner, keyboard in hand, staring out into absolute blackness.  I grabbed my phone and clicked the… Continue Reading

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Gun Review: Chiappa Little Badger Survival Rifle

I am posting short gun reviews for “survival guns” that I own and use, from my own personal perspective. The views expressed are my own, and I will pull no punches… these are guns I own and shoot, and I… Continue Reading

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We can do better than Columbus Day – Why not honor something worth of being honored?

I gotta be honest, Columbus Day is stupid. Columbus never set foot on a single spit of land that is a US state. He wasn’t the first European on US soil any way you count it, and in fact in… Continue Reading

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How to use FEMA as a tool to quietly spread the word about prepping

I’m warning you right up front, this article uses the “F” word repeatedly. FEMA. There, I said it.  Federal Emergency Management Agency. “Those people”. If you are reading this, you already know that we need to prep. One of the… Continue Reading

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3BY Statement About Vegas Shooting

Our hearts go out to the victims of the recent evil assault on innocent concertgoers in Las Vegas, as well to any innocent victim of past shootings. We are a community that recognizes that recognizes the importance of civilian ownership… Continue Reading

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My Prepping No-No: I’ve Made The Same Mistake Over & Over, Don’t You Make It Too!

I”ve made many prepping mistakes over the years, and hopefully I have learned from at least most of them There’s one that I have made over and over, and yet I have to struggle every day not to make it… Continue Reading

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PrepperGuns 101: Nine Steps New Gun Buyers Should Follow When Shopping For A Handgun

Buying your first handgun can be pretty intimidating if you’ve never done it before, so this article is designed to give you a 9 step process to get you started.  This article covers buying a handgun in the USA from… Continue Reading

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Perspective: Revisiting why nobody needs to be SuperPrepperSurvivalistNinja™

I’m not a SuperPrepperSurvivalistNinja™. I’m kinda old, I’m carrying around far too many pounds (I’m working on that), and I’m not an aggressive go-getter killing machine. You probably aren’t either… at least, I HOPE you aren’t.  I’ve decided to revisit this… Continue Reading

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Prepping For When Death & Destruction Hide In Plain Sight

I was driving down Interstate 55 on my way south between St. Louis & Memphis. On a whim, I took the Highway 62 exit west towards Lilbourn. I drove about half a mile down 62, slowing down when I passed… Continue Reading

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PrepperGuns 101: So, What’s Up With All The Different Sizes & Types Of Bullets & Shells?

If you are new to firearms, you are probably wondering “so what’s up with all the bullet sizes & all those codes?” Never fear, we’ve got a few simple answers for you to get you started. Over the last 150… Continue Reading

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PrepperGuns 101: Safety First, Safety Always

Before we go too far into this PrepperGuns 101 series, I want talk about something critically important to everybody, firearms safety. First, let’s just start with the four laws of firearms safety. RULE I: All guns are always loaded RULE… Continue Reading

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Salty’s Gun Review: North American Arms .22 Magnum Convertible w/Holster Grip  

NNA .22MAG revovler

Welcome to another edition of Salty’s Gun Review. The views expressed are my own, and I will pull no punches… these are guns I own and shoot, and I will address them from a “prepping/survival perspective”. I am reviewing one… Continue Reading

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PrepperGuns 101: Magazines & Clips – Firearms Information For Beginner Preppers

Welcome to the debut of our new PrepperGuns 101: Firearms Information For Beginning Preppers Today’s installment is about “magazines and clips”. What exactly are they? What kinds are there? What is the difference between a magazine and a clip? These… Continue Reading