LOST and wanting to be found in a hostile environment

What to Do When You Are Lost and want to reconnect with your Group

I learned a very valuable lesson when I was 14 on the 2nd day an African safari with my father.  As my father and guide were stalking a Greater Kudu, the guide turned to me and said, “wait right here”.  I did without question, but as any 14 year old kid would do, my mind started wandering. [Read more…]

The Borrowed World…Excellent Book That Focuses on a Sound Bug In and Bug Out Strategy

The Borrowed World Franklin Horton

The Borrowed World, by Franklin Horton is an eye opening novel that illustrates the trials and tribulations of a avid prepper named Jim, who is stranded with five of his co-workers, hundreds of miles away from his family, home and the majority of his preparations.  In this novel a worst-case scenario of a multi-pronged attack on the energy grid and oil refineries of the United States leaves the whole country in a state of panic where the comforts of life quickly degrade and the necessities become threatened.  While Jim finds himself prepared for the most part, there’s a lot he must adapt to in order to quickly and safely get home to his family, who is also enduring different hardships of their own.
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Day of Wrath, by William Forstchen

Day of Wrath, a novel by William Forstchen

William Forstchen’s 2014 novel, Day of Wrath, was an eye opening and thought provoking read, portraying a fictitious attack within 20 locations of the US that are not only horrifying in nature, but very plausible. [Read more…]

True Lime, True Lemon, True Orange Packets

True Lime, True Lemon, True Orange Packets Flavoring

Most people think that to add flavor to your food it can only mean to add some brand of hot sauce to it, or if you’re not concerned about your blood pressure, adding salt.  I came across True Lime about 3 months ago and loved it so much I had to get my hands on True Lemon and True Orange.  I think these would be in the top 5 list of unexpected things you should pack in your get out of Dodge bag.

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One Year After

One Year After by William R. Forstchen

I just finished One Year After, the sequel to William Forstchen’s New York Times Bestseller, One Second After, and was left wanting more as if Forstchen planned a cliffhanger for a third installment of the novel!  It reminded me of watching the “Walking Dead” episodes [Read more…]

Nite Ize ZipLit LED Zipper

Nite Ize ZipLit LED Zipper Light

There’s not a ton of useful, durable gear that’s priced under $5, with the exception of the Nite Ize ZipLit LED Zipper lights.  [Read more…]

Backpacker’s Pantry Freeze Dried Beef Pho Review

Backpacker's Pantry Freeze Dried Beef Pho ReviewWhen I saw that Backpacker’s Pantry added Beef Pho to their extensive and impressive menu of freeze dried food, I had to try it! Glad I did, as I was vastly disappointed! [Read more…]

Flying the US Flag Upside down

US Flag Upside Down Symbolizes Distress

Flying the American flag upside down is an officially recognized signal of distress. [Read more…]

Bug Out Bag Crucial, Even in Small, Uneventful Towns

Entering Wenatchee sign WA Fire 6-28-2015

On Sunday, June 28th, my wife and I heard news on the radio that a fire had broken out in Wenatchee, WA and our thoughts immediately turned to family living in the area.  After a few phone calls and texts we were on our way to Wenatchee to escort our sister-in-law, niece and nephew to stay with family in Quincy.  [Read more…]

Moon Cheese

Moon Cheese Pepperjack

I picked up some of this Pepperjack Moon Cheese as it sounded as a delicious snack for my bug out bag that was calorie dense from fat and proten instead of carbohyrates. [Read more…]