When everything hits the fan and you’ve got to bug out, the average family car just isn’t going to make it. A bugout vehicle has some specialized features that will help transport you and your family securely through emergency situations. During the Katrina evacuation, the National Academy of Engineering reports that significant traffic jams occurred as far away as Shreveport, 300 miles from New Orleans. Unless you’ve got very early warning, you’re going to hit massive traffic problems when you evacuate. The ability to drive off road and get through traffic jams could be the key to reaching your shelter safely. Continue reading
Long-range hunters put in years of practice to learn and refine their skills. It takes proper form, a comprehensive understanding of the environment and steady hands. A recently released “smart rifle” may eliminate the need for these skills and the time it takes to develop them. The TrackingPoint rifle features target-locking technology that automatically fires on a target at just the right moment. An advanced scope houses a ballistic computer that does most of the work for hunters. Continue reading
An episode of National Geographic’s “Doomsday Preppers” in 2012 featured SJX Boats that were dubbed the ultimate bug-out vehicle. Craig, an Alaskan prepper, built his bug-out dome in a place that is only accessible by boat. The show also featured a Hawaiian prepper who has a boat in case he and his wife are forced from their mountain refuge by flood waters. Continue reading
While 1960s parents were serious about their anti-nuke bunkers, many Baby Boomers fondly remember playing in their parents’ fallout shelters. They were built in split level crawl spaces or Midwest tornado shelters, and few of them were comfortable enough to live in for more than a day or two. One typical plan from that era, according to Wardomatic, recommends a room about the size of a small bedroom that somehow includes cooking, eating, sleeping, and recreational spaces. Today’s emergency preppers are smarter and more realistic when it comes to planning shelter for weeks and months on end. Spacious and well-stocked, today’s emergency bunker can be as comfortable as the family home. Continue reading
When he was just a boy, Jerome Horwitz accidentally shot himself while he was cleaning a shotgun. Luckily for Horwitz, his older brother rushed him to the hospital, where doctors were able to save him. But the accident left the boy with a distinguishable limp he kept for his whole life. Continue reading
I’ve been sitting here today thinking about getting more work. I currently do house painting, trying desperately to avoid working as an information broker. Although as an information broker I make more money per job, the recession has put those projects to few and far between, I’d make more money working at McBarfs in Alberta.
I’d like to continue my opinion on investments for preppers by adding somethings that have occurred to me. These suggestions have mostly to do with a conversation I had last night with Mushroom in the chat room, which has to do with the actual preps we tend to collect. Continue reading
Before I begin this post, I need to clarify two things. First, I am not a stock broker, I am an information broker, and there is a huge difference. Stock brokers deal with trade-able certificates of shares in public companies, Information Brokers deal with data, research and the like, often hired primarily to find information and translate it into layman’s terms. I am not offering financial advise here, but rather how to get it. Second, my purpose is to inform the average survivalist on certain limited aspects of money, investments, and getting the information you need to make informed decisions to keep the buying power of your dollar rather then make more. In other words, if you want to learn how to make money off of investments your reading the wrong blog, if however you want to be able to buy a roll of toilet paper for the same amount of effort in the future as it costs you in labor today, keep reading.
Is legal immigration bad? The short answer to this is no. But it gets clouded by a few issues related to it … Continue reading
Most of my long time friends know that I use to support the Green Party of Canada, they also know that I no longer do. But the reasons why are so long I haven’t posted all of them, and the main reason for that is that the list just seemed to long. Continue reading