Black Powder in the Modern World

Guest post by Richard Douglas It’s important to realize the dangers associated with using black power and smokeless powder. Please seek the appropriate training and knowledge before attempting to use either. The below is for informational purposes only. Right now you can go to the store and buy boxes of rounds already packed with primer and gunpowder, but let’s say you found yourself in a different situation. Maybe you’re a historian or a curator at a museum. Maybe you’re in an apocalyptic event and fired the last round you had looking down the scope of your rifle. Whatever the reason, you … Continue reading

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Why It’s Critical to Have an Escape Plan in Any Environment or Location

Evasion and escape are critical components of any self-defense plan. Confrontation should be your last choice no matter where the assault takes place. You could likely get seriously injured or possibly killed. There are very few things you can control when it comes to preparing for personal defense. However, you can control your actions and how prepared you are to defend yourself anywhere. There are two common places where it’s critical to have an escape plan. Those two locations are your home and in public. Let’s discuss each in a little more detail. The Necessary Components of a Strategy to Escape … Continue reading

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Community Planning: How Your Neighbors and Friends Can Plan for Disaster

Many of us have come to accept the fact that disasters are an inescapable fact of our world. Indeed, we know that between climate change, and our increasingly technologically reliant world, the list of potential causes of disruption is growing. However, while it may be the case that you’ve made preparations to protect you and your immediate family in a disaster, it’s important to think a little bigger and look to the community.  Our current pandemic has served to demonstrate that surviving and recovering from a disaster can’t rely upon individual efforts alone. It takes the cooperation of the entire … Continue reading

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How To Prevent The Most Common Injuries You Can Get In The Woods

Guest post by Natasha Ramirez More people than ever are flocking to the woods for a quick hike after a long day at work, for a fun weekend getaway, or to get some exercise. But the woods can be a dangerous place for the unprepared – especially if you need to spend an extended length of time in them. Unexpected weather, dangerous animals, and new terrain can make living in these conditions particularly hard. Preppers know that if disaster strikes, the woods may become an important place to be able to survive in long-term.  As a testament to the danger of … Continue reading

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Homemade Gunpowder: A Step-By-Step Guide

Guest post by Richard Douglas Editor’s Note: The study of basic chemistry can be an amazing look into how our world works. However, it can also be very dangerous. This article is for informational purposes only. You’ve just finished up at the range, set your rifle back in its case and cleaned your long range optic. But you’re left with a lot of empty brass. Some would ignore the opportunity and leave, but there’s another option. Whether you’re a prepper with a stockpile of ammunition or are starting from scratch, bullets are a limited resource. This is why it can … Continue reading

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Doomsday Proof Careers: The Pros and Cons of Choosing Professions That Will Exist After Disasters

  If 2020 taught us anything, it was that even in the face of sheer disaster, the world largely keeps turning. While millions lost their jobs during the pandemic, many jobs appeared to be immune due to their necessity to a functioning society.  Many of these jobs are excellent to hold for this reason alone, however, the skills that many of these jobs can teach you will carry over into a post-disaster world, even if society no longer looks the way it once did. The profession you choose in life can have huge consequences on how well you’re able to … Continue reading

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How to Prepare Against Negative Animal Interactions

It’s a wild world out there. Especially in the current landscape of global pandemic, constant vigilance is key to staying safe. And as you work to protect yourself from everyday circumstances and unpredictable events alike, don’t overlook the animal kingdom. The unfortunate reality is that animal attacks occur more than most like to imagine. Whether you’re at home, at a park, or in the wilderness, there’s always a possibility that Mother Nature could bite back. Animal attacks can happen anywhere, even in major metropolitan areas.  For instance, in a story that at first glance sounds fictional, a string of squirrel … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for Injuries Before and After Doomsday

The very basis of prepping and survival is to ensure that you and your loved ones live long and healthy lives, regardless of what happens in the world around you. If you’re serious about making it through a major event that upsets society as we know it, knowing how to react to and treat injuries is vital to your success. Even a seemingly minor injury can slow you or someone in your group down, making it impossible to accomplish necessary tasks. It can even be proven to be deadly if treated improperly. One of the best ways to make sure … Continue reading

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Prepping in the Remote Work Era: How Employees Can be Prepared at Home If Disaster Strikes

Splashy things like guns, food, water, and bunkers often take center stage in the prepper world. Nevertheless, sometimes it’s important to step back and consider if you’re prepared for more unique, down-to-earth disasters. Case in point: trying to navigate external troubles while working from home.  Millions of people are working on the homefront in the wake of the coronavirus. This virtual connection to one another is tenuous at best, with communication issues always a faulty router, weak internet connection, or power outage away. If a disaster strikes while you’re working remotely, here are a few bonus prepper tips that you’re … Continue reading

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How to Balance Prepping and Parenthood

While having a family and being a parent can be one of the most exciting, fulfilling things a person can do with their lives, it can be hard to find the right balance when introducing the importance of preparation to your kids. On one hand, you certainly don’t want to push your kids too hard, risking them burning out on learning about prepping early on. On the other hand, it is essential that all members of your family have a solid foundational understanding of prepping and are aware of what they will need to do should everyone find themselves living … Continue reading

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