Cooperative Prepping

So many preppers become consumed with the thought that they can’t do it all on their own. The costs, skills and knowledge acquisition, space and location all add up to a giant that is seemingly unslayable. Starting with this viewpoint will stop many before they realize they have done fairly well! And really can pull it off. Still, for many the giant is real. He stands there with his club ready to crush plans and efforts with a laugh and

Continue reading Cooperative Prepping

Planning for Broadcasted Radiological Contamination

Radiological Effects from Fukushima – DEFENSE, Part I

Scenario – Fukushima 3 and 4 both experience catastrophic failures of their spent fuel rod storage pools, resulting in complete loss of cooling. All fuel rods ignite and, through a series of events, release massive amounts of radioactive material into the jet stream patterns of the northern hemisphere. Private radiation monitoring stations confirm the spread in advance of official warnings and eventual official notification to the public.

Much of this material is

Continue reading Planning for Broadcasted Radiological Contamination

Periodic Reminder to Check your Preps

This is a reminder for those of you that manage your preps by the season changes. Over at FaceBook I wrote this tonight, and thought I’d re-post here in case some of you don’t use FB.

I’d like to remind everyone that with the oncoming heat in the US, it is important to take stock of your vulnerable preps and where they are stored. Please check that items kept in garages, sheds and storage units are of the type not

Continue reading Periodic Reminder to Check your Preps

Actually Building Your Plan - V

J&J Rules for Prepping #3 Make Lists for Everything

J&J set out to make their additional Lists. To keep things orderly, their initial thought was to build lists based on Threats. But that changed when they started making sub lists. “Messy” wasn’t the problem, it was just the wrong kind of messy. J&J wanted something they felt good about, so they tossed it all out and started again. still, at the restart, Jack was showing some signs of frustration. “I’m

Continue reading Actually Building Your Plan – V

NEW - LP's Amazon Store for Various Items of Interest

Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn’t, but we now have a store for a few things. We opted to go with the Amazon setup for ease of use. Up front, we’ll tell you that some of the proceeds go to supporting this site, but not all. A good deal of what is in the store has no remuneration to A Survival Plan at all, but is included because we either have experience with it, or know someone who does –

Continue reading NEW – LP’s Amazon Store for Various Items of Interest

The Non-GMO Shopping Guide

We work more and more to eliminate GMO foods from our diet. The better half has done such a massive rework, based on her ever increasing knowledge. I was made aware of an internet site devoted to helping identify GMO foods. When I asked her if she had seen it, she said, “Yes.” I shoulda known.

Visit this site. The Non-GMO Shopping Guide. http://nongmoshoppingguide.com/

If you now of another good source of information similar to this, please comment on this

Continue reading The Non-GMO Shopping Guide

Check Your Freeze Dried Food Ingredients

LTS foods promise us the ability to eat well years down the road. We put them up and say, “When things are bad, I’ll have some good food that hasn’t spoiled.” Freeze dried foods are the cream of the crop when it comes to long term storage, in shelf life, taste and light weight. They are offered in complete entrees, breakfast selections, deserts and individual ingredients for the prepper chef! On the surface, they answer all prepper needs except for

Continue reading Check Your Freeze Dried Food Ingredients

Hiding Your Condition in Hard Times

Scenario…

It’s 3 months after the grid has suffered major disruptions. The cause for this is unimportant. Deliveries of the basics is extremely spotty and FEMA is having a hard time controlling what remains of civilian supply chains. People are hungry, but not starving to death. It seems that most everything is hard to come by. People have made adjustments and, aside from the few vocal protests and the occasional violent display of discontent, the population has settled down into

Continue reading Hiding Your Condition in Hard Times

Water Storage - Part I

Water Storage. More than just a bottle or two, it’s a HUGE subject.

15 and 55 gallon barrels Water BOBs 2 liter bottles Canteens Portable filters Purification tablets Iodine purification Mechanical filters Ceramic filters Chemical filters Distillers

Water During the Bug-Out What do you do? Do you store all you need ahead of time? Do you keep filters on hand and hope to have or find a supply to purify? In deciding on your strategy, two things are certain.

Water

Continue reading Water Storage – Part I

Just Surfing Some Rocket Stove Sites...

Thought I’d share some links to various “rocket stove” resources.

Permaculture Magazine’s 16 Brick Stove Root Simple brick and mortar stove Rocket Stove Hot Water Heater – Youtube How to Make a 16 Brick Rocket Stove – Youtube Solar Cooking’s Wikia entry

I was just reviewing a few things and got sidetracked onto this. I have a pile of bricks left over from some demo. I think I’ll try this – with a few twists on it, and see what

Continue reading Just Surfing Some Rocket Stove Sites…

Monthly Archives