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


Dealing With Depression: Three Prepper Options

I was walking The Place with my local conservation agent, as he pointed out various plant species and their characteristics.  We walked by this one: … and he commented “St. John’s Wort”.  I stopped.  It was growing wild literally within… Continue Reading


The Heat is On…but the power isn’t

This topic somehow rose naturally to the top of my mind as I worked and stayed at the (powerless)  cabin at The Place on these 95 F days.  No problem, for reasons you’ll see below, but it brings up a… Continue Reading


Paranoid Prepper: The Jersey Boys

Paranoid’s Security System.  Guarding the food dish.  😊 The Jersey Boys: When I set out to write this series, I found that among the “defined terms” for this site was “The Boys”, meant to refer to household pets.  Consequently, I… Continue Reading


Not permitted or in the zone…

Zoning Code Website - Kansas City, MO

A key to the selection process for the location of The Place is something that I see rarely if ever talked about… zoning, permits and codes. My personal opinion? Pick a state, and a county, that has no zoning laws or… Continue Reading


Food on the Fin Part 2: Erosion control & fish/wildlife habitat

This is Part 2 of a series (see Part 1 by clicking here) on the site selection, design, construction, finishing & stocking a pond to hold fish and non-polluted water for emergency use. If you missed the first part, you can… Continue Reading