The Cat is out of the Bag

The cat is out of the bag. Preppers are going mainstream, at least as comedic fare. Look at all the new shows. Doomsday Preppers. Doomsday Bunkers. Armageddon Preppers (casting call in the works). Meet the Preppers (Coming). PreppersTV (from the group that did Doomsday Preppers, except now they want more extreme preppers…).

There will be more…. this public-prepper-people thing is getting traction, and interest generates CASH. The focus is to entertain and sell air time, not teach. What they decide

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Is There a Best Bunker?

Update 09/29/13 – New article listing shelter manufacturers.

What if they gave a bunker party and no one could find it? LOL!

Whatever the purpose of the bunker, you certainly don’t want it to be known that you have one. So you better pass up the opportunity to be on any of the “Doomsday” shows. Don’t invite the reality shows over for a look-see, because they and everyone else will see it. See?

Seriously, folks… the best bunker is the

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Doomsday Preppers /Doomsday Bunkers

How have these shows, and others like them affected you? I believe they have, and there is little you can do about it. A few short thoughts on this….

You are on the radar. Not you specifically, but your SPECIES. Prepping has gone mainstream, so those activities and discussions we used to get away with will now have some eyes a-watchin’. Buzzwords that you and your friends could feel comfortable with before will now gain attention. Why? Because it is

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Gas Prices Going Up. Now What?

Here’s a link to a AAA gas price site. The Daily Fuel Gauge Report. Prices momentarily topped $5 /gallon in southern California. The trend is up. The L.A. Times wrote in January that….

“Not only are we worrying about the end of the world in 2012 — thanks, Maya calendar makers — but this also may be the year of the gas-pocalypse, analysts warn. That’s because gasoline prices are the highest ever for the start of the year, and they’re

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Scroogle is DEAD (rest in pieces)

Up until recently, we have been using Scroogle Scraper, an anonymous internet search engine. It has died. Don’t know if it will be resurrected or not. rumor has it that the server was hacked, and that along with some financial issues has rendered it not-of-this-world.

Now we are using ixquick. So far, it seems to work just fine, and actually returns better results. Scroogle would not allow for spelling mistakes, whereas ixquick has rectified many of mine.

So, if you’ve

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BORVs – Extended Uses

New RV page added. Shared a few ideas on extended uses for Bug Out RVs. More and more people are seeking information on RVs as BOVs. We intend to add more ideas, uses and warnings to the RV Prepper Community.

BORVs - Security and Options

Added a new “page”, under BOV, for RVs. This one deals with on-the-road and camp security. The BORV has some major security concerns. Check out these ideas for minimizing them.

Bug Out RVs (BORV) update

Going to be updating the BORV section this weekend with some pictures and some thoughts on security. Now, the manifestation of these two might not be what you would expect, but they come from a standpoint of reality and setting expectations.

The more tactically minded of you, however, will have some thoughts… so feel free to shout out.

Preparing for a Computer-less Age

What would you do without your computer, be it a PC, MAC or Linux machine? You certainly wouldn’t be reading this post, would you? Or any other post – anywhere.

Or ….. would you?

Today, you likely popped onto the net and did a few searches and found this wonderful place. You read a few things and made some mental notes. You also could be reading this as part of a printout of items you thought necessary to keep. Many

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BOL (Bug Out Locations) - How Far Away?

As with just about any question an inquisitive prepper poses, the answer often begins with yet another question. “How far away from what, exactly?” The underlying expectation of most asking this question is an answer that will help them decide how far away from everything, everyone, is safe. Grid down, TEOTWAWKI, ______ collapse, you name it…. the disaster of each person’s dreams is the foundation for their preparations.

“….from what?” Answer that first. In general, a BOL is positioned such

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