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Making bread is far cheaper than buying it.

How to Prepare for the Coming Wheat Shortage

Wheat prices are soaring, and it doesn't bode well for your grocery bill. Here are some tips for managing the rising cost of bread and related products.
A Water Treatment Plant

How and Where to Get Your Water After the SHTF

So you have stored food, great! But how are you prepped for water? And what would you do without the sewer system? Keep reading for answers and options.
A warfighter in camo

What Kind of Prepper Are You? Guns vs Food

Guns play a role in preparedness, especially in this day and age. But where do they fall in your priority list? Before or after food?
A cabin or retreat in the mountains

How to Find Your Survival Retreat

Having a retreat is one of the ultimate prepper dreams, but you don't have to buy one, you just need to identify a place that will welcome you.
SHTF Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay.

What Survivors Will Need to do After the SHTF

If you are lucky enough to survive the SHTF disaster that destroys society and our way of life, you will need these skills to stay alive.
Hurricane evacuation route signage

How to Use a Generator During a Power Outage

As Hurricane Isaias heads towards Florida and the Southeast, we figured it was a good time to talk about how to use a generator during a power outage.

Prepping Articles

Globe on fire

What Does the Skyrocketing Price of Gold Signal?

Why is the price of gold rising, and what does it mean? As the smart money races to safety, should you do the same?
The war in Gaza has caused a great deal of destruction.

Israel Withdrawal Scores Some Favorable Publicity

Israel may be withdrawing some troops from Gaza, but this doesn't mean the war is over, This is just a pause between battles.
old dimes and quarters

How Much Silver is Enough?

A prepper friend shares his silver collection and seeks to answer the question, is that enough silver? Enough for what? asks Pete.
A contagious patient. Photo by Mufid Majnun on Unsplash.

Should you Worry About Bird Flu?

The bird flu is back in the news, but what are the odds it will it become the next global pandemic? Should you prep for this?
An Israeli flag

Brace for War in the Middle East

The latest airstrike killed multiple Iranian senior officers and make jump start a war in the Middle East. Are you prepared for that?
Is the FBI using AI to parse data search for clues?

Is the FBI Monitoring you Online Behavior?

The government is using lists of people who watch YouTube videos to track down criminals. What would your viewing history tell them?
An ultrasonic cleanser is a great way to clean dirty gun parts.

Why this is a Good Time to Stack Ammo

Ammunition is decently priced with good availability, something that may change closer to the election or if the U.S. goes to war.
Living in a blue city increases makes you a potential victim.

Time to Leave the Cesspool

Large cities with liberal governments are already high crime areas, but its going to get worse as more cops leave and fewer criminals get locked up.
A dystopian future might await us.

How to Face the Three Threats

A dystopian future caused by war, political strife, and economic collapse might await us. How can we prepare to survive that?
The debt clock is ever increasing,

It’s Looking Pretty Ugly Out There

Between politics, the economy and world affairs, it’s looking pretty ugly out there. War looms, inflation rises, and politics degrades us.
Inflation jumped up and down in the 1970s. We could be heading into a similar patterns.

Inflation… is it Back to the ’70s?

We could be heading into a period of yoyo inflation as interest repeatedly rise and fall. Make sure you are prepared for rising rates.
A burglar uses a pry bar to break into a building.

Lose a Gun, Gain a Holster

The gears of justice turn slowly, but they do turn. Five years after it was stolen, the Sheriff returns a gun to me.
A house with solar panels on its roof.

Third Time’s the Charm

We get a third solar power quote, and this one has some nice features. There are a few open issues, but it could be a winner!
Internet connectivity can be difficult in rural areas.

Internet Problems in the Middle of Nowhere

Electronic devices seem to fail more than the old mechanicals ones they replaced. Adding internet connectivity can increase problems.
There's a storm brewing on the horizon.

It’s Ugly Out There, but What Looms on the Horizon Could...

There's a storm on the horizon—the economy, crime, layoffs, open borders, war—and it looks like its bearing down on us.
A building in Ukraine destroyed in the war with Russia.

Two Years in and the War in Ukraine is Escalating

Have you noticed that the war is Ukraine is getting more attention, and not for good reasons? Things may be getting worse.
Solar panels on a roof

Back to Square One; We Get a Second Solar Quote

Not 100 percent pleased with the first quote we got for a whole-house solar system, we talked to a second vendor and got another quote.
The U.S. Silver Eagle, a one-ounce silver coin, seen on a large bar of silver.

Buying Gold and Silver at Costco

Cost, the warehouse store that is a prepper's paradise, has started selling gold bars and silver coins. Is buying gold and silver at Costco a good idea?
cell phones are just one way the surveillance state tracks you.

Cell Network Crash Demonstrates how Fragile Technology Is

the loss of the AT&T wireless network for about 12 hours last week should be a reminder of how vulnerable we are to a loss of technology.
Trucks crossing the George Washington Bridge into New York City

The Power of the Purse

Is the trucker boycott of NYC real or just a way to generate social media views? Pete explains why he doesn't think it will live up to expecations.
A ladder leading into a bunker

The Bunker Mentality of the Rich and Famous

Lots of wealthy folks have bunkers, but does that make them any better off than you or I when it comes to surviving a catastrophe?
A pile of gold like this can be worth thousands of dollars.

Cashing in on some Old Jewelry

That old jewelry you don't wear and have tucked away in a drawer or cabinet can be worth thousands of dollars.
Sunrise in space

Are you Scared Yet? Psyop or Psy-Flop?

Is there really a super-secret Russian space weapon, or is this an Administration plan to distract us from Biden's age and mental decline?
These old mercury times have about $1.60 worth of silver in each one. You should be able to buy junk silver staring at 18 times face value.

Silver Price Plunges 3.5 Percent on Tuesday

Silver went from $22.90 to about $22 per ounce during the first two hours of trading on the New York spot market. That’s about 3.5 percent.
Cache options

Time to Check my EDC Pack and Gear Bags

On the next rainy day, why not inventory your EDC bag, but out bag, survival pack and other equipment? Pete found a few surprises in his.
Stock trading charts

Should you be in the Stock Market? A Prepper’s Perspective

Investing in the stock market is a tough call when you see the danger signs flashing all around you. So should you, or shouldn't you?
You think your bills are high now? Just wait for inflation to kick back in.

What Happens to Debt after the SHTF?

We explore what happens do your debt when the financial system collapses, the government defaults, or we have a SHTF event?