Resources and Commentary on Prepping in Suburbia

After a year or so of the site being down, we’re slow­ly relaunch­ing it with all the old con­tent, and writ­ing new con­tent.  It’s been well over a year since I’ve done any prep­ping, and recent­ly start­ed again.  Updates over the last 18 months are, Ms. Prep­per is now Mrs. Prep­per, and there’s the addi­tion of Baby Prep­per, too…  I feel like it’s all new again, and I’m learn­ing from scratch…

Exploring the Aftermath of the Earthquake in NJ and the Need for Increased Readiness

Exploring the Aftermath of the Earthquake in NJ and the Need for Increased Readiness

While the image used in the thumb­nail and the blog post is a lit­tle ridicu­lous, it illus­trates some­thing that “could” take place based on the recent 4.8 mag­ni­tude earth­quake as recent as a few weeks ago. The North­east, not com­mon­ly asso­ci­at­ed with seis­mic activ­i­ty,…

Threat Detection for the Home: Putting a Plan in Place for Early Warning

Threat Detection for the Home: Putting a Plan in Place for Early Warning

Home secu­ri­ty sys­tems not only pro­vide essen­tial pro­tec­tion for loved ones and prop­er­ty, con­tribut­ing to peace of mind, but they also play a piv­otal role in threat pro­tec­tion by deter­ring poten­tial bur­glars — with 83% look­ing for signs of an alarm before attempt­ing a…

Assessing the Credibility of Martial Law Being Forced Upon Citizens of the United States in the Future

Assessing the Credibility of Martial Law Being Forced Upon Citizens of the United States in the Future

In this blog post, we’ll exam­ine the poten­tial and cred­i­bil­i­ty of mar­tial law being imple­ment­ed in the Unit­ed States. Being from the U.S. and hav­ing not expe­ri­enced mar­tial law first­hand, as some sec­ond and third-world coun­tries have, it is just a con­cept to me. …

The First 30 Days: Building a Future After the Fall

The First 30 Days: Building a Future After the Fall

The fol­low­ing is a fic­tion­al account of the first 30 days after an apoc­a­lyp­tic event and how we may “attempt” to recov­er some nor­mal­cy in the neigh­bor­hood if we can­not make what could be a dead­ly and dan­ger­ous trek to the bug-out loca­tion area.   For those that may be…

The Rising Tide of Food Prices in 2024 — Beef and Pork in Focus

The Rising Tide of Food Prices in 2024 — Beef and Pork in Focus

As we step into 2024, the shad­ow of ris­ing food prices looms large, par­tic­u­lar­ly in the realms of beef and pork. This surge is not just a blip on the eco­nom­ic radar but a trend that’s been build­ing, influ­enced by a com­plex web of fac­tors from cli­mate to con­sumer…

Your Ultimate Guide to Bugging Out: 8 — 10 Essential Locations

Your Ultimate Guide to Bugging Out: 8 — 10 Essential Locations

Recent­ly I gave a pre­sen­ta­tion to a group of new to sea­soned prep­pers, clear­ly in var­i­ous stages of their pre­pared­ness jour­neys.  For some in the pre­sen­ta­tion, each stage of under­stand­ing was a lit­tle over­whelm­ing because there was so much to think about.  For oth­ers,…

Trucker Strike and the Trump Verdict: A Perfect Storm for NYC’s Supply Chain

Trucker Strike and the Trump Verdict: A Perfect Storm for NYC’s Supply Chain

As I sit down to unrav­el the tan­gled web of New York City’s lat­est logis­ti­cal night­mare, it’s impos­si­ble to ignore the rip­ples caused by a ver­dict that has truck dri­vers up in arms. In a strik­ing move, a band of dri­vers dubbed “Truck­ers for Trump” are steer­ing clear…

10 Essential Items a Prepper Should Keep in Their Faraday Cage for EMP Protection

10 Essential Items a Prepper Should Keep in Their Faraday Cage for EMP Protection

Imag­ine a sud­den burst of ener­gy capa­ble of ren­der­ing most mod­ern tech­nol­o­gy useless—in an instant, the world as we know it could change due to an elec­tro­mag­net­ic pulse, or EMP. This sce­nario is not just the premise of a sci­ence fic­tion nov­el; it’s a real con­cern that…

The Benefits of Playing with Walkie-Talkies with Your Kids from a Preparedness Perspective

The Benefits of Playing with Walkie-Talkies with Your Kids from a Preparedness Perspective

A cou­ple of years ago, I bought my then 4‑year-old a cou­ple of walkie-talkies for tod­dlers… The usage con­cept didn’t take.  Last week, I put a Baofeng UV-5R in her hands that was tuned for an FRS chan­nel.  She imme­di­ate­ly grasped the con­cept and asked me what my…

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