Category Archives: Background

Slow and Steady Prepping

Slow and Steady Prepping
This time of year everyone is talking about their New Year's Resolutions. The gyms are full of people wanting to get into shape. Coworkers are brainstorming ways to spend less money because the holiday spending has really put a strain on finances. Smokers are vaping or chewing nicotine gum in an eff [...]

Vermiculture – Fish Candy and Garden Gold

Vermiculture
My pappaw used to make me bait my own hook when we went fishing. That was the rule. His pond, his poles, his fish. If I was old enough to go fishin', then I was old enough to bait my own hook. And I dreaded it. The baiting. I am not being silly, or sarcastic, or overdramatic when I tell you that I a [...]

Bugging Out: Transportation

Bugging Out: Transportation
Ideally we will find our place and have our homestead set up before the SHTF. If we do, we'll just bug in. That's a much simpler, more doable situation. But if we don't get moved to our new place in time, we'll need to have a bug-out plan for how to get there. Chances are good that an emergency that [...]

Bugging Out: Homestead Location

Homestead Shopping
My family and I live in a suburb of Houston -- one of the largest, most congested cities in the United States -- and it's the last place we want to be if the SHTF.  We'd like to have a homestead in a close-knit community of friends and family set up before anything goes horribly wrong, but that rea [...]

Ready! Set!! Prep!!! – Military Surplus Guns

Prepper Guns: Military Surplus
So then. Prepping. What does it mean to you? What are you planning and prepping for? Are you single, or do you have a family/group? Are you Bunkering In or Bugging Out? Do you have any experience or are you new to the Culture? There are a million topics and subtopics involved in Prepping and in bein [...]

I Need to be a Prepper!

One Second After
I recently finished a book called One Second After by author William R. Forstchen. Holy crap!! I will honestly never look at our world the same. Sure, I know that we are way too dependent on technology. But I really had no idea how quickly society would break down after the electricity goes out. Now [...]

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