EDC & Preparedness2022-01-26T10:54:40-08:00

Perimeter Defense – Creating Your Safe Space with Barbed Wire

Security and self-defense are usually two of the top priorities in any survival situation. Having the proper self-defense tools, and knowing how to use them effectively, is crucial to this strategy, and so is creating a defensive perimeter around your property. While no amount of security will stop a determined threat, it will undoubtedly help slow it down, giving you time - which is your friend. Perimeter defense will include cameras, motion detectors, lights, guard [...]

By |May 30th, 2022|

Next Level Preparations: Tools, Supplies and Spare Parts

By |April 26th, 2022|

Preparedness is all about expanding your options. I usually encourage people to initially focus on the basics – food, water, first aid, medical, sanitation/hygiene, self-defense/security, knowing when to stay put, and when to get out. After that, depending on the particular situation, maybe add some more advanced preps. All these [...]

IT’S NOT TOO LATE | Essential, Next Level Food Preps.

By |April 5th, 2022|

Essential preparedness supplies - gear and equipment - seem to be getting more difficult to obtain, and everything you find is more expensive. Fortunately, there are still options, and some are even affordable. Food is one of the essential preps a person can make, second only to security and self-defense. [...]


By |March 1st, 2022|

Whether at work, home, or a social setting, you may end up confronted with an interpersonal conflict at one time or another. Should you find yourself at odds with a co-worker, family member, or even a complete stranger, three valuable tools can help with conflict resolution: communication, de-escalation and defusing. [...]

THE NEW VICTORY GARDEN | Introduction to Homegrown Survival Food

By |February 21st, 2022|

During World War I and II, many countries experienced serious food shortages and disruptions in the transportation and distribution of many food items. Facing possible widespread starvation, world leaders had to find innovative ways to feed the public, and the troops, while easing the burden on overwhelmed commercial farming operations. [...]


By |February 15th, 2022|

During SHOT, Streamlight gave several of us the new Pocket Mate task light they're offering. It is a mini-USB rechargeable, one-and-a-half-inch LED light with both a hook on it and a pocket clip. The output varies between 45 and 325 lumens – which is impressive when I think back to [...]

EMERGENCY VEHICLE KIT | Your Roadside Lifeline

By |January 25th, 2022|

On Monday, January 3, 2022, hundreds of drivers suddenly found themselves stranded on Interstate 95 highway (I-95) in Virginia, south of Washington, DC. A motor vehicle crash involving several tractor-trailers started the chain of events that would shut down I-95 in both directions and bring traffic to a complete stop. [...]

BUILDING A GO BAG | Important Considerations

By |December 1st, 2021|

In any disaster or crisis, whether natural or man-made, there are two basic options: shelter in place or evacuation. The goal in evacuation is to get to a place of safety. You not only need to know where you are but the route and alternate routes to get back to [...]

SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS | What To Expect And How To Protect Yourself

By |November 19th, 2021|

It started with people fighting over toilet paper. Then household items started disappearing for the retailer’s shelves. This was followed by raising prices and shrinking package sizes. Earlier this year we began hearing of a shortage of truckers, and of hundreds of container ships waiting for weeks, sometimes longer, to [...]

NEW YEAR PREPS | Five (Free) Things To Do To Begin 2022

By |November 10th, 2021|

As 2022 begins, it’s a great time for us to consider just how much the world has changed, and how those changes affect us. More importantly, it’s also an excellent time to consider how to be better prepared for what may come next. Even if you consider yourself to be [...]

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