School Shooters Aren’t Born. They’re Made.

Let me start this post by saying that, while I am a gun enthusiast who believes in the right of the people to keep and bear arms, I do NOT condone the use of guns in the senseless killing of innocent people. And that's the only way I can think of to describe what school shootings are; senseless killings of innocent people. Horrible tragedies that take the lives of innocents, devastate families, and send communities reeling. There is no excuse for that kind of slaughter. No excuse. But there IS reason for it. Reason behind it. And it has nothing [...]

By |June 28th, 2018|Guns, Prepper Logic, Terrorism|5 Comments

Generational Strengths in Times of Crisis

"How am I supposed to prep when my family member is in such bad health?" I get asked this question a lot, actually. And I fully understand where it comes from. My dad, who lives with us, was recently diagnosed with dementia. So the question has arisen in my home: how do we prepare and account for Pop? The news, however, is not quite so doom and gloom. In fact, every single age group has strengths when crisis strikes. Some of these strengths are easily noticed while others are more like a diamond in the rough – they have to [...]

By |May 19th, 2018|Prepper Logic|0 Comments

3 High-End Pistols to DROOL Over

I love shooting. It doesn't matter if I'm plinking with a .22 or shooting long range with a high powered rifle. I enjoy all of it. But when you get a really high end pistol in your hands, GAAAAWD the drool starts flowing. Don't spend your money on multiple mediocre pistols when you could own better. Let's look at three awesome high-end pistols that will change your world. Dan Wesson Discretion Commander I've shot twenty or so different 1911 .45 pistols. My favorite ones by far have always been the Dan Wesson 1911s. The 2018 Dan Wesson Discretion Commander is [...]

By |March 23rd, 2018|Guns, Pistol|1 Comment

When and Why You Need Body Armor

In recent years gun-related incidents and attacks have been on the rise. This poses the need for civilians, security personnel, military and law enforcement agents in the US to look into their options for body armor. While no vest is 100% bulletproof, it can significantly increase the wearer’s chances of survival in the event of getting shot. With this in mind, there are different types of ballistic armors suitable against the different types of calibers available in the US today; from soft "lightweight" body armor, to hard body armor with heavy ballistic plates. To understand how to use body armor [...]

By |February 5th, 2018|Body Armor|13 Comments

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|5 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|18 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 you need to prepare for really cold weather, you might want to take a look at these 5 super warm winter jackets. Outdoor Research Ascendant This is a [...]

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