The Pickled Prepper
A dying city after the apocalypse. Imege by ArtTower on Pixabay

How a Collapse Could Knock us Back to the 1880s

If we suffered an EMP strike or other cataclysmic event that knocked out utilities for years, how long would a recovery take and what would it look like?
Black tactical boots worn in the woods.

Beyond the Basics: What You Should be Stockpiling Now

When you are prepping for the long term, you need to go beyond food, water, self-dense, and medical. Footwear is one good example.
Pete's Bugout Bg

Evaluating my Old Bugout Bag

I sorted through my bugout bag from 2018. Let's take a look at some of the things it held and what it was missing.
An AR15 style modern sporting rifle.

Is the AR-15 the Best Gun for Preppers?

There are an estimated 20 million or more AR-15s in civilian hands. It's a common platform familiar to many, but is it the best gun for preppers?
Christmas presents

Give the Gift of Prepping

Whether you give a gift to help someone become prepared or just to create some happiness, it truly is better to give than to receive.
A one-ounce gold Krugerrand

My Old Gold Coin is worth How Much?

The summer before Y2K, I bought this gold Krugerrand for $278. Want to guess how many times more than that it is worth today?
$100 bills

The Supply Chain is a Symptom; The Money Supply is the...

The supply chain is taking lots of blame for inflation, but this is to deflect blame from our economic policy. Inflation is caused by a ballooning money supply.
An anti-tank missile.

How Global Conflicts could Explode into War as Threats Rise

Does it seem like tensions are rising around the world and hot spots are getting hotter? You need to be prepared if any of these heat up.
A shooter providing overwatch.

Prepare Now for Self-Defense after the SHTF

You've got guns and ammo in your prepper stash, but have you given any thought to the circumstances in which you would use them?
A rusty can of grits stored in a barn.

How does Old Food Taste? Digging Into our Survival Stash

Its a good idea to inspect and taste-test your long term survival food from time to time. We were dubious abut this rusted can of grits, so we gave them a try.