Profiling

It was just a short time after the September 11 attacks. I was flying out to see my dad. My flight was due to come in and pick us up at the end of this particular terminal. I arrived early. At the end of the walkway was a payphone. I called my wife to let her know I was at the gate, and to chit chat a short bit before the boarding.

As I looked over to my left, at

Continue reading Profiling

Freedom

Something I wrote on Twitter today. It somehow placed me into “philosopher mode”.

“Freedom exists first in your head. Freedom 2 think & decide. From there flows all choice & action. Prep because you choose to.”

I think this is where some preppers find their Waterloo. Some people find their greatest limitations within their heads. Preconceptions regarding their mental, physical and financial capabilities stand in the way of their progress. Obviously, some can do more than others, but most can

Continue reading Freedom

Adaptability

JJ over at http://www.realitysurvival.com recently posted an article on adaptability. He asked a question at the end. “What things can you suggest for helping people to remain adaptable in their Bug Out Plans?”

I answered with (spelling errors and all….)

“Mobility and Communication are important in ground ops for the soldier, and also for the Prepper. The Prepper needs flexibility in hid bug-out transportation options, including a way to stay put if mobility somehow is denied him. ON FOOT might

Continue reading Adaptability

Nuclear War, Personal Considerations

In 1983, we were well within the danger zone of a nuclear exchange with the USSR. Reagan’s presidency was in its second year, and the man was still fighting the demons of nuclear holocaust. So was I. Standing in a line at the administration building of my local university, I heard a conversation behind me between two smartly dressing young men. Their subject was the choice of an eventual major. The first student had no clue, but the second –

Continue reading Nuclear War, Personal Considerations

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

Continue reading Doomsday Preppers /Doomsday Bunkers

Nuclear Effects Tools - a new page added

We just added a new page to A Survival Plan that shares several web based tools for simulating nuclear attack conditions (EMP not included). If you ever had questions about how big a nuke it would take to reach out to your location, this is the page for you. Nuclear Effects Tools. (The picture to the left is of the Castle Union test of April 26, 1954. Yield = 6.5MT)

Continue reading Nuclear Effects Tools – a new page added

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.

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

"Special Operations" - the Show

Yes….. “Spec Ops”. I followed a link to a you tube video that promised some fun and a measure of education. After watching a few episodes (4 parts each), I can to accept that yes, there are some things to be learned from the show, “Special Ops Mission”.

Do a search once at Youtube. “special ops mission” episode <===<<< just like that, with quotes and all. As you type it out, you’ll see links to individual episodes before hitting enter.

Continue reading “Special Operations” – the Show

Training While Laid-up

So, you were just starting into a new program, something designed to keep you on track with a REAL PLAN. You intended to get squared away in one of the few skill sets you put on your list.

Then you wound up injured. The initial blow to your resolve was made worse by the news that you will be laid up for two months. Sheesh. What now?? How do you make any kind of forward progress with such a momentous

Continue reading Training While Laid-up

Monthly Archives