Latrine: The Biggest Lifesaver in the History of Medicine Gets Treated Like Poop

Medieval Europeans didn’t lose more than 30% of their children before the age of five because they didn’t have antibiotics.  They certainly didn’t lose that many because they lacked fancy imaging techniques.  They lost most of them, as underdeveloped areas… Continue Reading


It’s Cold Out: Prepping for a Warm House and Hot Food

It’s a Friday night.  Unusually, the whole family is home, because the weather forecast wasn’t good.  It rains through dinner, and while you’re doing the clean-up, the world goes dark.  The power’s out.  You peer out the window.  There’s no… 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


PrepperPsych 101: See Yourself Being Prepared

You’re laughing with a friend and having a great dinner when she gets a startled/alarmed look and reaches for her throat.  She makes a few vigorous spasms with her torso, starts to turn odd colors, and slumps over without having… Continue Reading


When Sleep Won’t Come: 5 Ways To Get A Prepper Snoozing

Sleep is under-appreciated … by people that can get a suitable amount. Once you can’t, you figure out how glorious it was all along.  In a survival situation, lack of sleep is dangerous and can be deadly. It’s not just about feeling… Continue Reading


Prepper101: The 3-Minute Prep

Our first goal is to survive the next three minutes. You may think to yourself, “I’m not a diver, so I don’t need to worry about this one.” Remember that every prep helps accomplish other goals. It is true that… Continue Reading


PrepperPsych 101: Somebody’s Watching

Sometimes Salty is smarter than I am.  (Most of the time?? Always??)  He was definitely smarter than I was about the security cameras.  When he put out a couple dummy cameras (red light run by a battery, no real recording,… Continue Reading


PrepperGuns 101: Guns for Smaller People

The man charged straight at me. He was huge, nearly three hundred pounds and over six and a half feet of nothing but muscle and violent intent, and he was unbelievably fast. I backpedaled rapidly but coolly as I shot… Continue Reading


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


The Reluctant Spouse, Part II: Four Ways to Counter Objections

Grant Wood - The Perfectionist

In Part I of this series, we looked at how to find out just why The Spouse is reluctant, and how to approach bridging the gap.  We then recorded a podcast for for preppers to play for their reluctant spouses.… Continue Reading


The Reluctant Spouse, Part I: Three Approaches to Bridge the Gap

As in every other aspect of life as a couple, things go along much faster and more smoothly if spouses basically agree on goals and means.  So what’s a person who sees a need to prep to do when a… Continue Reading


The Most Food Per Foot? Part 2: The Taters are In

It was a great plan: This post is something of a morality tale of gardening.  Back in the spring, I wrote a post on one of this year’s garden experiments:  The Tower of Potatoes.  The plan is you build a… Continue Reading


PrepperMed 101: Four Things Preppers on Blood Thinners Might Like to Know

Ok, if you’ve read many of my health posts you’re used to the line about how I’m not a physician and I don’t give medical advice.  You can double that for this piece.  Even if I was a physician, no… Continue Reading


Solar Storms: Not If, But When & How Bad?

The week this article was written we had a Sun Spot that caused massive solar eruptions. The “Sun has gone wrong and scientists don’t know why” the headlines read.  NASA has some great pictures using cameras made out of pure… Continue Reading


Oh Dry Up! Prepping on a Budget by Dehydrating Food

Let’s see, what comes in this bucket designed to be a 30-day emergency food supply?  We’ve got cream-based soups, pancake mix, breakfast cereals, milk powder, pasta and rice entrees, chili … in other words, lots of grains with enough cheap… Continue Reading