The Pickled Prepper
An expensive knife with Damascus blade and a lanyard hole. Photo by Ali Kazal on Unsplash

Why you Need a Lanyard when the SHTF

When the loss of a tool of accessory could put you in a bind, using a lanyard is a great idea.
Preppers should use cash, photo by Sharon McCutcheon via Unsplash.

Why Peppers Should Use Cash

The coronavirus may scare some people using cash and move us one step closed to being a cashless society, but preppers need to keep cash a viable payment methodology.
It's always a good idea to clean and recondition your gun magazines.

How and Why to Recondition Your Gun Magazines

You probably knew that your firearms need regular cleaning and maintenance, but did you know your magazines do, too?
Baking with raisins

Quarantine Day 38: The Great Raisin Search

Today, we hosted the Great Raisin Search and I ended up getting quite a workout in the process.
YouTube Videos

Five Weeks in Quarantine and the Novelty has Worn Off

On Day 36 of our life in quarantine, we’re bored, but that’s better than being anxious, frightened or in a panic. Life goes on, but it goes on slowly.
Hunter with shotgun

A Surprising Answer to the Question: What’s the Best Survival Gun

The choice of what makes the best survival gun or gun for preppers has been debated and written about for years and will likely be for many more. Here’s our take.
Sam's Club is out of paper prroducts

Quarantine Day 34: We Make a Sam’s Club Run

I broke quarantine to go to Sam’s Club this morning and spend $350 of our stimulus check on food. Some things were better than expected, some worse, and a few surprised me. A full report follows.
a couple cooking dinner

Food Worries Grow as the Shutdown is Extended

I’ve been worried about food supplies well before the coronavirus disrupted things at the grocery store. Food storage should be the foundation of your preps.
Pete's Bugout Bg

The Dirty Little Secret about Bugout Bags

Bugout bags are a great place to start your prepping, but they are just one step towards preparedness.
Freezer Contents

Quarantine Day 25: Would we Change our Preps?

I’ve got stacks of paperback books, a few hardbacks, a Kindle, streaming services and DirecTv, a computer, an Xbox, and a list of chores, but the best part of the day tends to be the phone calls. I spent about two hours on the phone today, all personal calls.