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Takers and Leavers as Explained by Daniel Quinn’s Ishmael

This will not be the normal Surviving Prepper post. I'm worried that it might not be well received. But I feel so strongly about the topic matter that I'm taking that risk. I recently read a book called Ishmael, and even before I finished it I felt a need to write about it. I hope this post will open some eyes. I hope it will make you think about the bigger picture. That's a pretty big statement, but if you stick with me here you'll learn that we've been lied to, and you might agree that the bigger picture holds [...]

By |January 16th, 2018|Book Review, Mother Nature|4 Comments

2017 Stocking Stuffers For Preppers

Now that Thanksgiving is past, Christmas lights are starting to go up, and the Christmas music is blaring in all of the places that we shop. Thankfully, Amazon doesn't blare Christmas carols at you when you shop on their site, parking isn't a problem, and you don't have to deal with crowds. Let's look at some Amazon products that would make great 2017 stocking stuffers for preppers. ESEE Izula Knife A good knife is always a gift that will be appreciated. The ESEE Izula is a very light knife. Great for wearing on the belt or hanging around the neck. [...]

By |December 1st, 2017|Christmas, Holiday|0 Comments

3 Modern Cast Iron Skillets Worth Considering

When you hear the phrase "modern cast iron," you probably think about the Lodge cast iron that's sold at WalMart, Bass Pro, bigger grocery stores, and even some Texas gas stations in my neck o' the woods. Lodge is the brand of cast iron that I first bought when I decided to buy a skillet for camping. I had no idea what I was doing. No prior knowledge of cast iron, or how to cook with it. I had problems with food sticking to the surface of the skillet, and I ended up burning most meals. So the meals on [...]

By |November 26th, 2017|Cast Iron|16 Comments

5 Super Warm Winter Jackets

Winter is coming (or already here for some of you) and dressing warmly sure makes it much easier to be productive out in the cold. Most of us have a favorite winter jacket. Mine is a light fleece that doesn't see the light of day often because in Houston we don't see real cold very often. My house doesn't even have a coat closet! But if you live in an area where winter includes weeks or months of really cold weather, you might want to take a look at these 5 super warm winter jackets. Outdoor Research Ascendant This is [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|Winter|0 Comments

Remington 700 Upgrade – Building Your Ultimate Sniper Rifle

Updated October 2017. I've always wanted an Ultimate Sniper Rifle. Like you see in the movies or video games. Maybe the awesome CheyTac M200 Intervention? Or the mighty Barrett M82!! But when you look at the high-end rifles you can't buy anything under $10k. I don't know about you, but there is no way I can justify that with my income. Then comes the Remington Model 700 Tactical Chassis! Wow at $3k this is an awesome sniper rifle. Coming in the most popular sniper calibers .308, .300 Win Mag and the .338 Lapua Mag with a 24" or a 26" [...]

By |October 16th, 2017|Guns, Prepper Logic, Sniper Rifle|19 Comments

Surviving Prepper’s Digest Volume 3

I really enjoy writing here at Surviving Prepper. But I also enjoy reading great posts from other prepping web sites around the Internet. Here are some posts I found recently. Please click through to some of these links and explore our the Surviving Prepper’s Digest Volume 3. A Bug Out Bag for Frequent Flyers - The Prepper Journal had a nice post on what you can and cannot pack while you are flying. Some good suggestions, and worth reading. How to Raise Rabbits for Meat - Know Prepare Survive had a very informative post on raising rabbits for food. The [...]

By |October 5th, 2017|Brewing, Bug Out Bag, Pistol, Rabbits, Rice Beer|0 Comments

Stay Safe and Have Fun with These 7 Tips for Camping in the Rain

It happens despite our best intentions and efforts—you are all packed and ready to head down to your camping site when the dark clouds start rolling in and the rain starts to pitter-patter all around you. All of a sudden, nobody really wants to go camping anymore. Camping in the rain can really put a damper on everybody’s spirits if you let it. Although it can truly limit some of the activities you have previously planned on doing, camping in the rain can still be comfortable and enjoyable for the rest of the family. Follow these 7 tips for camping [...]

By |September 29th, 2017|Camping, Rain|0 Comments

Viking Axe and Indian Tomahawk

I know I'll get some comments about a title of "Viking Axe and Indian Tomahawk". Why am I not calling them Native Americans? Maybe the Vikings should be called Native Scandinavians? Come on, people!! There is no such thing as a "safe place" on this web site. But I will promise to be respectful to everyone and teach a little history today. Viking Axe If you watch the Vikings tv show on the History Channel, you see a lot of battles where the Viking warriors use axes in battle while wearing little to no armor. They fight against Englishmen wearing [...]

By |September 24th, 2017|Axe, Bug Out Bag|2 Comments

Hurricane Harvey 2017

I've now lived through two hurricanes in Houston. Hurricane Ike 2008, and Hurricane Harvey 2017. Both were completely different experiences for me. Ike was a disaster, because I wasn't prepared; Harvey was a breeze, because I was. Making it through a hurricane without personal tragedy is all about preparation. Pay attention to the changes in forecast as the storm approaches so that you'll have sufficient information to base your evacuation decision on. Have your home stocked ahead of time so that, if you decide to ride out the storm, you can hunker down and avoid going out to compete for [...]

By |September 12th, 2017|Hurricane, Mother Nature|0 Comments

Surviving Prepper’s Digest Volume 2

I really enjoy writing here at Surviving Prepper. But I also enjoy reading great posts from other prepping web sites around the Internet. Here are some posts I found recently. Please click through to some of these links and explore our the Surviving Prepper's Digest Volume 2. 8 Lessons Learned From The Great Depression - Modern Survival Blog highlights some of the lessons that everyone can learn from the great men and women that survived The Great Depression of the 1920s and 1930s. When you have almost nothing, you can survive with much less. 10 Low Cost Do-It-Yourself Survival Shelters [...]

By |September 5th, 2017|Food Preservation, Homesteading, Outdoor Skills|0 Comments