Bugging Out & Relocating
When I started in preparedness, I tried to “take-in” as much information as I could. I still do when it comes to finding articles to post on Prepper Website. But lately, one person in the preparedness community that I have come to really listen to and respect is Fernando Aguirre (aka Ferfal). I think that Aguirre brings experience and insight that many in the United States haven’t experienced, especially when it comes to urban survival and economic collapse. I haven’t finished his first book yet, Surviving the Economic Collapse, but from what I have read, [...]
I like to minimize risk. I don’t do extreme sports and I don’t usually like to take chances. So, when we decided to visit my eldest son in Branson, MO, who is doing a Summer Project with Campus Crusade for Christ, I made sure the ABS system and Traction Control were fixed, the oil was changed and the tires balanced and rotated on the Griswold mobile! I also double checked my car emergency kit and bought some better jumper cables to leave in the vehicle.
The trip up to Branson was mostly uneventful. We were packed: the wife, two teenagers, [...]
As an elementary assistant principal, I’m around a lot of kids and parents; a ton of moms with kids in Kindergarten. I live in a pretty middle of the road, probably leaning more to the conservative side in speaking of politics. So, knives and men who carry knives aren’t that rare. However, I’m still an administrator in a public school and there are some who might not accept my preferred choice of EDC knife.
My choice of EDC knife is my Leatermen Wingman. I still sometimes carry my Kershaw Shallot with finger flicker, but I just found that I [...]
Todd’s Note: This is a guest post.
Safety-conscious people prepping for a survival situation usually have a bug-out bag and vehicle packed and ready to go on the quick. The ideal choice for a bug-out vehicle is a small RV with enough power and versatility to provide adequate shelter and transportation in an emergency scenario. And sometimes, a more compact and affordable version—think converted van or bus—can be equally as effective. But what about a bug-out boat? In some cases, it’s the perfect solution.
For those who live along the coasts or around the Great [...]
It’s been about 6 months since NatGeo aired American Blackout. Back in October, Houston, Texas isn’t all that bad. In fact, as a minister, that is the busiest month for me to officiate outside weddings. (Yes, I do that too!) But as the weather has turned warmer, a lot warmer, I’ve been thanking the Good Lord for having AC and the electricity to power that AC!
This morning, I was reminded about how hot it could get as I took my son to his football conditioning camp. It looked like electrical workers were outside the neighborhood and gearing up [...]