The Four Morons of the Apocalypse

The Four Morons of the Apocalypse

The world of preparedness is as vast as the dangers that we all prepare for. Supplies, tools, food, water, solar, gardens, chickens, livestock, canning, knitting, reading, planning, welding, hunting, fishing…dot, dot, dot, etc…There are so many things to do, learn, and stock up on to prepare yourself and your family. Just what are you preparing for? Wildfire, tornado, hurricane, financial collapse, political or civil unrest, EMP, CME…SOL PDQ… sometimes the whole prospect seems overwhelming. It’s best to take a step back, take a breath, and make a well rounded plan that takes several possibilities and incorporates them. Take the whole thing in manageable bites. I suggest starting with an evacuation plan. Remember, preparedness is not a sprint, preparing is a marathon. It even has mile markers!  Today’s article is a warning to those starting out or just getting established. Those who are well on their way down the wrong road are harder to turn around.  Here is your warning Don’t get stuck in one area of prepping!  We’re going to use 4 common stereotypes of people as object lessons. We’ll refer to them as: The Four Morons of the Apocalypse.  I’ll introduce you to the cast of characters as we go.  -The Gear Junkie (aka Mall Ninja) You’ve seen him. You know you have. This guy goes to Walmart wearing 1/2 of a combat loadout just to grab a carton of smokes. He’s got Blackhawk pants and his Zombie Team hat. He wears 5.11 shooting glasses just to take a leak. His Merrell tactical boots, “are the same ones the Delta guys wear”. If you stumble across him at...
Evacuation Presentation

Evacuation Presentation

Here is the video version of our Evacuation Presentation. We use this for talks with community organizations, neighborhoods, and other groups interested in developing a solid plan for an orderly and well prepared evacuation. If you’re interested in the Evac-Sak or First Responder Notice, shoot us an  email – Contact Us Click below for the video:  Evacuation Presentation – YouTube ...
Firearms – by Mark Anderson

Firearms – by Mark Anderson

Just a quick background: I started my formal firearms training by dropping out of High School and joining the US Army. Started as an MP, became a LRRP, Finished by becoming a Weapons and Tactics Instructor at Fort Jackson. After the Army I started college for Law Enforcement. Wound up as a Level 1 Reserve with a rural Sheriffs Department. While there I became active instructing in Automatic Weapons and Combat Shotguns. I have also been able to attend Gunsite Ranch back in the early 80’s when Jeff Cooper was still active there. I also attended Massad Ayoob’s Lethal Force Institute. Does this make me an “Expert”? Nope. Experienced? Yup. Opinionated? Yup. Remember, “X” is an unknown quantity and “spurt” is a leak under pressure. Beware of someone who claims to be an Expert. I wanted to write this as to give you all a little sage advice. And that’s all it is…advice. My pet peeve lately has been reading about and actually listening in the gun shops to people telling others which gun to buy. Only buy what they like, all others are substandard, too big, too small, wrong caliber, etc. Example; A family member recently purchase a Beretta M9 9mm. He asked me what I thought. I told him I couldn’t stand it. As he looked at me kinda funny I said, I hate the sights, The trigger guard bites into my fingers. I don’t like the grip as it feels weird and the trigger is atrocious. As he started to mumble a few choice words I told him that all things considered it was one of...
12 Top Tips From Your Friends

12 Top Tips From Your Friends

Don’t you wish you could get all the answers you’re looking for? Duh! I think we all do. What if you could be stuck in an elevator with your favorite Prepper? You know, a little one on one time to bend their ear and get the best advice? What if you could just kick back around the campfire with a dozen of them and listen to them give you their number one tip for being better prepared to face the future. We reached out to some of our favorite pages, pages we share from regularly. I asked them to send me a paragraph or two with their best piece of advice. I didn’t give everyone a different topic. I didn’t even tell anyone which advice had been covered as the answers came in. I was extremely happy to see that everyone had different advice. There’s a little overlap but there’s a dozen different topics and a dozen different points of view. I’ve also added my two cents to each of their tips. What an amazing opportunity to learn. . • John Correia – ASP https://activeselfprotection.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ActiveSelfProtection Lots of people survive every day by pure, blind luck. They miss a traffic accident by inches, or pass by a mugger 5 minutes before they decide to strike. They live like the people in Panem in the beginning of The Hunger Games, hoping the odds are ever in their favor. The problem is, sometimes the odds don’t matter and you’re the one whose name is drawn! And when it does, you need the attitude, skills, and plan already in place to survive....
50+ Survival Tips in One Quick Video!

50+ Survival Tips in One Quick Video!

This post is short but sweet. I didn’t want you to miss these great tips.  If you watch just one thing this week, watch this video.    Fungus tinder. . This video covers wilderness survival, fire making, water gathering, water purification, heat retention, reducing exposure, signals, tool making, wound care, forest medicine, and more!   Harvesting water from moss.  . Here’s the link to the video: 50+ Survival Tips Video  Layered water filtration method   . Pine tea!  . There’s 2 things from this video I want to try next weekend. How about...
7.8 Earthquake in Nepal… What if it Was Your Hometown?

7.8 Earthquake in Nepal… What if it Was Your Hometown?

An earthquake, with an estimated magnitude of 7.8, hit shortly before noon, and residents of Katmandu ran into the streets and other open spaces as buildings fell. Wide cracks opened on paved streets and in the walls of city buildings.     The quake set off avalanches around Mount Everest, where several hikers were reported to have died. Officials in Nepal put the preliminary death toll at 1,157, most of them in the valley around Katmandu. Entire streets and squares in the nation’s capital and largest city were covered in rubble. The injured wound up being treated outside the hospitals in triage areas.     The United States Geological Survey had counted 12 aftershocks, one of which measured at a magnitude of 6.6.    This is a tragic natural disaster in a far off land. Our heart go out to those affected by this devastation. Sometimes we feel so isolated from these things because of the distance.     What if… What if it was a major U.S. City? What if it was in a city with a Nuclear Power plant? What if it was in your home town? You survive the initial quake but your home is virtually destroyed. Your whole neighborhood is destroyed. Now what? Do you have the skills, attitude, plan, and supplies to weather the next week while emergency services get things sorted out? Can you stay warm, dry, and fed while the power, water, and gas supplies are interrupted?  An EDC (Every Day Carry) kit, a Car Kit, or a BUG OUT BAG, and a solid Evacuation Plan can make that difference for you and your family.  Skills Don’t Break And Knowledge Weighs...
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