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


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


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


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


Review: Anker Compact Car Jump Starter and Portable Power Pack

I mentioned this item before, as part of a ‘prepared car’.  Since I’ve had reason to use it lately, perhaps you might like to hear how it actually works. The idea is beautiful.  This power pack will jump start a… Continue Reading


Review: Peep sight for 91/30 Mosin Nagant rifles by Anacortes Prototypes

One of the biggest challenges for preppers who own Mosin Nagant rifles is their optics, or lack thereof. Mosins are notoriously difficult and expensive to put optics on, especially if one wishes to keep the historical value of the gun… Continue Reading


Podcast: EOTech EXPS3 Holographic Sight Impresses

  Here’s the manufacturer’s blurb about the optic: “The “E” is for “Extreme.” The EXPS3 offers true 2-eyes-open shooting and a 7 mm raised base that still allows for iron sight access. It features easy-to-adjust side buttons and an adjustable,… Continue Reading


Review: Windham Weaponry SCR AR M4 flattop

Today’s review is the Windham Weaponry SCR AR M4 flattop. Philosophy Of use: Primary defense weapon for tactical situations. There’s really no need to expound up on the .223/5.56 NATO MF AR platform’s philosophy of use, you either know what… Continue Reading


Book Review: Island of the Lost

Island of the Lost:  Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World, by Joan Druett The story is so improbable I’d have thought it a pretty heavy-handed morality tale … except it’s true.   Two ships, with two very different crews… Continue Reading


Three Prepper Fails To Learn From

Experience is the best teacher … but is she really anyone’s favorite?  Here’s your chance to learn from my mistakes.  Also, if you’re generous in the comments, to wring more good out of your own fails by letting someone else… Continue Reading


Review: Cobra ACXT1035R GMRS-FRS waterproof floating walkie talkies

Cobra ACXT1035R FLT handheld transceiver

There’s probably no bigger “bogus” claims in all of advertising right now than the “range” claims of handheld GMRS/FRS “walkie talkie” radios (BTW I hate the name “walkie talkie”, it’s so very junior-high, isn’t it?). I’m sure we’ve all seen… Continue Reading


Review: “Ye Ole Smoke Pole” single shot 12 gauge shotgun

"Ye Ole Smoke Pole"

Today’s review is of the “The Ole Smoke Pole” This review is going to be completely different, because I am not talking about one gun, I am talking about one TYPE of gun, a gun you probably already own, a… Continue Reading


Product Review: The Yukon Growler – it’s not just for beer…

Why review what is essentially a really big beer Thermos on a preparedness site?  Because it’s so very useful for when you have to stay outside in extreme weather.   Three problems that this product helps solve are a part… Continue Reading


Food review: Louisiana Red Beans & Rice from Backpacker’s Pantry

This is a dehydrated pouch meal meant as camping supplies but certainly suitable as fairly shelf-stable and compact storage food that doesn’t need refrigeration.  You add boiling water to the pouch, stir, seal it up for about 20 min, and… Continue Reading


Review: Kel-tec PF9 9mm CCW

Today’s review is the Kel-tec PF9 9mm concealed carry gun. The PF9 is a compact 9mm semi-auto double-action only weapon. Is this gun a great answer for concealed carry? Perhaps for you, definitely not for me. Philosophy Of use: There’s… Continue Reading