OPSEC: Taking On a Low Profile, Gray Man Style

Paranoid Prepper recently did a very nice piece on Operational Security (OPSEC), or how to not advertise your preps.  You can find it here.  It got Salty and I to thinking, and since our situation is somewhat different from Paranoid Prepper’s,… Continue Reading


House Plant’s Secret Identity Revealed: Aloe, Prepper Gold

When we came back from a day at the lake cooked to a painful red, Mom would pinch a leaf off one of her few houseplants, split it open with a nail, and smear the slightly sticky/slimy but clear and… 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


It’s a House, Not a Solar Oven: Cool(ing) Ideas That Needs No Power

Because, Physics.   If you make air move faster, some of its heat energy is converted into the energy of motion, so it cools.  This natural law has being put to work on the porches of warmer climates for decades… Continue Reading