When SHTF, is your neighbor a friend or foe? Are they someone you should team up with? Maybe you have several neighbors. Who can you trust? Or maybe even MORE important - who should you avoid at all costs? Sometimes the answers to these questions are self-evident, but usually it's not so … [Read more...] about How To Figure Out If Your Neighbor Is A Prepper OR NOT
So you think you need a firearm, but is a gun essential for survival? The honest answer is NO. But I also can't fathom a survival scenario where a firearm would put you at a disadvantage. Unless, of course, you're drowning, and the weight of the gun is dragging you down. In that scenario, … [Read more...] about If I Could Only Grab 2 Guns For Survival, It Would Be…
Everyone talks about the best barter items during a financial collapse. And I've got no issues with that. But it's an old topic that's been covered thousands of times. So I don't feel like I can add any new insights to that conversation. It's essential, it's been covered, and you know what to … [Read more...] about 11 Best Barter Skills To Learn Before A World Wide Collapse
Did you know 53% of US households have less than 3 days' worth of non-perishable food and water in their homes? See the summary below: You read that right, less than 3 days! The first time I heard that statistic, my jaw dropped. I had a tough time believing it was true. Because … [Read more...] about The Surprising Reason Why Most People Choose NOT To Prepare
TEOTWAWKI. If you're serious about prepping, you already know what this acronym means. So let’s say today is the day – TEOTWAWKI - now you have some really tough decisions to make, the first of which is “should I stay or should I go?” To be frank, that decision should have already been … [Read more...] about In An Emergency – Should I Stay or Should I Go? YES
No matter where you're at on your resilient life journey, family matters. But family can make or break your efforts. They can make it easier or much more challenging. So today, I want to talk specifically to those who are struggling. Maybe your family is acting like a roadblock to your … [Read more...] about Convincing Skeptical Family To Start Living A More Resilient Life
Let's assume that you've decided NOT to bug out; instead, you've chosen to stay home as long as possible. Using your home as a base of survival operations come hell or high water. Not every survival scenario ends with you living in a tent or shelter made of branches. And in a long-term, … [Read more...] about How To Build A Survival Coalition With Your Neighbors
Everybody fits into 1 of 4 possible states of resilience: You're Already Extremely Resilient You're Working On Getting More Resilient You're Not Resilient Yet But Would Like To Start You're Not Resilient And Could Care Less But regardless of which state you're currently in, this … [Read more...] about Only 4 States Of Resiliency – Which One Are You In?
Imagine a widespread disaster taking place while you're at work - forty miles from home. And for grins, let's say it's bad - real bad – maybe even apocalyptic bad. We're talking thousands of detonated dirty bombs bad. Or a large scale nuclear attack bad. Or maybe it's widespread … [Read more...] about Widespread Disaster Rally Plans For You And Your Loved Ones
Life is full of risks. We are mortal beings, after all, and many things can injure or kill us. We can't get behind the wheel of a car without running the risk of injury or death. Tens of thousands of people die each year on our roads. Many more are injured or suffer significant monetary … [Read more...] about Living A Resilient Life IS The Best Form Of Insurance
One underlying fact of life on this planet is that in any war, conflict, natural disaster, or other less than happy circumstances, you will have to deal with other human beings - perhaps lots of them. People are everywhere. And we're responsible for nearly every bad thing that happens that … [Read more...] about How To Size Someone Up For A Future Crisis
Recently, I was having a bad day, but I couldn't quite figure out why. I wasn't tired. I wasn't sick; I felt physically strong. I was even acceptably productive that morning, getting a bit of writing in (which always makes me feel good). Heck, I even enjoyed a delicious lunch before heading … [Read more...] about Why Are We All In Such A Freaking Hurry All The Time?