The Disaster Preparedness Handbook will help you to establish a practical disaster plan for your entire family (covering all fourteen basic human needs) in case the unpredictable happens. Additional information is also presented for those with special needs, including the elderly and disabled, children, pregnant women, and even pets. Well-researched by an army veteran and current NASA engineer, this is the essential guide every family should have...

The first book is five-star rated and must-read for any post-apocalyptic fan! This is my go to book when I have nothing else to read. The second book One Year After was a huge disappointment. One year after an EMP fuel would be in such short supply, people would be using alternative means of transportation, horse, bicycles or just plain walking would be the norm. Yet they had fuel to drive everywhere.  ...

[yasr_overall_rating] It was ok but not the greatest book I’ve ever read. If you are a prepper, survivalist, gun enthusiant, military or post military you will probably love this book. I, however, am not. I found the character development nonexistant. I didn’t identify with any of the characters really. They were all flat and lifeless. When talking about the deaths of the characters, it was stark and pretty unemotional. While the idea...

DIY Solar Charging Station
Solar / March 24, 2021

A few months ago we had a 24-hour power outage. While the outage was not a problem, the real problem was the lack of a charging system for cell phones, tablets, and laptops. The answer was a DIY Solar Charging Station. We have a small 200watt solar array used to move rainwater around. It was time for it to do double duty! It has 2 USB ports for phones and tablets. 1 cigarette lighter receptacle for the laptops...

Wet or Dry Tumbler
First Shot / June 29, 2020

I have 2 tumblers #1 Arsenal Quick-N-EZ 110V Vibratory Case Tumbler is a dry tumbler, I use it first to do a quick clean, I don’t like to run dirty brass thru the press. #2 is a Harbor Freight Chicago Electric Dual Drum Rotary Rock Tumbler Here are a couple of pics.. This is after 1 hour in the Vibratory Case Tumbler. It’s very “clean“. Here is a picture after the wet tumbler. This is very polished....

Ballistic Chronograph 26 Jun
First Shot / June 26, 2020

I am not real happy about the ES of 98, but if you look at the chart that is still a sub-MOA shot string. So I guess I can live with that! 26 Jun 2020 Ballistic Chart 55 GR FMJBT 25.4 GR CFE 223 1 2530 2 2599 3 2594 4 2506 5 2588 6 2554 7 2520 8 2501 9 2520 10 2531 HI 2599 lO 2501 AU 2545 ES 98 SD 36...

EMP or CME?
Perpper / June 2, 2020

I came across this article Mythbusting: The “Carrington Event” and Solar Cycle Doom That article is full of innuendos, misdirection, half-truths and downright untruths. First off a CME is not the same as at EMP. Any author that interchanges the two had absolutely no credibility. The main difference between an EMP attack and a CME impact is what is effected. For EMP, both the power grid and electronics are damaged and destroy...

Comms – Radio Security
Radio / January 15, 2020

Comms Radio Security. One of the easiest ways to secure your traffic is with the use of tables Table  1 Supplies Line Item Status  Green  Red  Black 1 Water 2 Food 3 Ammo 4 First-Aid 5 Other To generate a report, start with what table you are using. What line# you are reporting on and then what’s your status. There is no need to report on each line. You can chat the “table Number” anytime you want / need to. You ca...

New Powder
First Shot / November 8, 2019

For my AR-15 I have been using VARGET powder, while I can’t find any fault with it I want to try something new. I went with CEF223. The first thing I saw was it measured nicely and consistently. 9 shot from the CHRONOGRAPH 68gr HPBT 24.5 CEF223 Shot 1 2450 Shot 6 2450 Shot 2 2450 Shot 7 2478 Shot 3 2450 Shot 8 2424 Shot 4 2428 Shot 9 2450 Shot 5 2428 Hi Shot 2478 LO Shot 2424 AVG Shot 2445 Standard Deviation 16 Extreme Spread 54 I...

Group Vetting
Group / July 15, 2019

A vetting process begins with a candidate’s resume.  Does the candidate really have a Doctor degree and have actual experience, is just one example. The process continues with the verification of information. Every degree, award or certification claimed by a candidate must be checked. Once you have verified the resume then you move on to the person. You are not looking to sing “kumbaya” around the campfire but looking...

Financial Collapse
Perpper / June 19, 2019

The worst possible thing would be a financial collapse, all of your debt, tax records, etc will still exist so will people wanting their money. It would be a very slow death for everyone While people may be debt-free i.e. no mortgage, no credit card bills, cars are paid off there still that thing called tax.  even if your stake currently does not have a property tax that does not mean that during financial collapse they won’t ins...