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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

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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

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Podcast: Is The Media Hindering Your Preps? Probably.

<script src=”https://www.buzzsprout.com/85428/540709-episode-27-is-the-media-hurting-your-prepping-probably.js?player=small” type=”text/javascript” charset=”utf-8″></script> I don’t watch the news. I don’t even have a television. I don’t spend hours going over the latest news/outrages/spin/whatever on the internet. This podcast explains why. After years of being a “news junkie”, after letting… Continue Reading

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Humor: The Difference Between Country Folks & City People

NOTE: Please do not take anything in this post too seriously, it is said tongue-firmly-in-cheek. I am a country boy. My wife is a country girl. Chances are real good that if you live in a town, my town is… Continue Reading

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Gun sales are down, but so are prices… NOW is the time to buy!

The oldest axiom on how to make money on Wall Street is to “buy low, sell high”. It should come as a surprise to nobody that gun sales are off following the 2016 elections. We don’t talk politics, even a… Continue Reading

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UnPanic Button article featured on Prepper Website Podcast

Our article “The UnPanic Button: Two Strategies for Interrupting an Anxiety Attack Without Drugs” by Spice has been featured on The Prepper Website Podcast Episode 123 is a companion to The Prepper Website, the best prepping link  Ep.123 feat. @RedoubtPatriot… Continue Reading

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Toxic: Major Threats Hide Near Most Of Us, Often In Plain Sight

Spice & I work as a volunteer on a regional emergency management committee, and the #1 thing we prep for around here is something I don’t hear anybody talking about… probably because it’s not sexy, doesn’t require guns or long-term… Continue Reading

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Are Mosin-Nagants Still A Good Prepper Option?

Welcome to my take on “the most famous prepper gun”, the Mosin-Nagant. Not long ago, the Mosin-Nagant (in it’s various forms) was considered to be the “classic” prepper gun, a high powered rifle that sold for under $100 and a… Continue Reading

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Avoid This One Critical Mistake I Made When Buying Ammo As A Prep

Here’s a lesson from the School of Hard Knocks. Sometimes buying ammo is a mistake… or at least buying the particular ammo that you put in your shopping cart is.  I’ve made a lot of prepping mistakes over the years,… Continue Reading

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4 Gun Mistakes article featured in The Prepper Website Podcast

The (excellent) Prepper Website Podcast (clicky) included our Prepping Guns: 4 Lessons To Learn From My Expensive Mistakes in Episode 118. Show host Todd Sepulveda (who runs multiple prepper websites including the (excellent) Prepper Website, a daily aggregator of prepping information that… Continue Reading

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Podcast: Six Prepper Books Worth Reading (& One That Sorta Isn’t)

I’m starting my book review series with some suggestions of some of the best prepper fiction to read, and there’s a good chance you haven’t even heard of his favorite series of the bunch.  Book one in the article is… Continue Reading

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Food Rotation: Using Pantry Organizers Keeps Survival Larder Fresh

One of the most important parts of having an affordable “deep larder” is keeping food on hand that A) you like eating and B) that stays fresh enough to not have a bunch of waste. This is a big subject,… Continue Reading

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Prepping Guns: 4 Lessons To Learn From My Expensive Mistakes

My Sig Sauer 556XIR, Folded

It’s a hard thing to do, admit that you made a mistake… especially to do so in public. I’ve made a lot of them over the years, as have we all… and some of those mistakes have been quite expensive. … Continue Reading

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Book Review: How To Survive The End Of The World As We Know It – Rawles

Will James Wesley Rawles’ book “How To Survive The End Of The World As We Know It” actually do what the title claims? In as much as any book could help in such a dire situation, yes. Does that make… Continue Reading

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5 Ways To Fight Your Inner Mall-Ninja

We here at Beans, Bullets, Bandages & You are, by policy, anti-Mall Ninja. What is a Mall Ninja?  There are several definitions, but in prepper terms it’s somebody who puts an emphasis on piling up really cool looking tactical gear… Continue Reading