Avoid The Tin Foil Hat Club!! When Crazy and Paranoid Interfere With Rational Thinking!


Use Caution And Common Sense

So this is a topic I have wanted to cover for a while, recently I have met a few folks that have confused prepping and being prepared with paranoia and fear mongering. So I felt it’s time to confront this subject and hopefully help some people steer clear of bad situations and people.

I recently attended a meeting locally regarding helping our community form a group and become prepared during hard times, but instead heard a bunch of blatant lies and stories that some were so far fetched that they were obviously BS. The meeting was more of a rant session rather than a constructive opportunity to create a useful network within our community. There was no coordination, no plan, structure or even any thought put into it..

There were things mentioned that I felt very uncomfortable discussing in public. So my first thought was this person is crazy and obviously not what I was expecting. The meeting I attended enthusiastically and was hoping to become involved in quickly disintegrated within a few minutes. I was wishing I could ooze out a backdoor if there had been one. Eventually after two hours of wasting my time I grabbed my gear and walked out.

Be careful of the company you keep! Some people try to pass themselves off as something they are not. Don’t let their paranoia grab hold and consume you. There are some that are either delusional or flat out crazy.

The Internet Is Not Always Your Friend.

I have seen people become so consumed in misleading Youtube videos that that they seem to set all reality aside and slide into this imaginary world of fear and lies quite easily. To me its like a form of brainwashing. To me some of the things seem so insane, but people believe in them completely because they read the article or viewed the video on the internet. Anyone can make a video or write and article. It doesn’t mean it true.

Some people get so caught up in videos they see on Youtube or articles on facebook that they become so drawn into the BS fear mongering that they actually believe the false crap they see and read. Use Common sense and judgement!

Weed Out The Crap!

There is a lot of good legitimate information from a lot of good people on the web, just be sure to use judgment and look for facts and not to base something on someones else s opinion. Or a belief that they themselves believe are true but may be false or really far fetched.. Alot of sites post misleading information in the hopes of getting likes, shares and page hits, so just because you saw it on internet doesn’t necessarily mean its true.

Well Our Destination Is Final! Wyoming Is Where We’re At.


Well after a recent move for a job in Wyoming it looks like this will be our home base now. We will be offering new items in our store soon so be sure to check that out. We may begin some classes and workshops in the area East of Gillette. So if your in the area look for those. Keep checking our page for updates.

Looter Defense Tactics


Great topic on looter defense.

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Looter defense tactics

By  – The Prepper Journal

For many; the not too distant events in Ferguson are the first thoughts that come to mind when you mention the word looting. Looting in some circles is what you do apparently when there is an opportunity to steal and occasionally destroy with relative impunity. For some people, looting is appropriate after your team loses a sports event like the 2011 Vancouver riots or wins one as in the case of the San Francisco riots of 2014. The most likely place to see unabashed looting appears to be after a natural disaster like the looting reported immediately following hurricanes Katrina and more recently Sandy. Even before the Sandy storm had subsided, wannabe criminals were taking to Twitter to announce their looting plans. To be fair, our country isn’t the only one engaging in behavior like this during a crisis, as…

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Survivalist VS Preppers.


Is There A Difference?

I have came across a couple prepper / survival sites that have articles that compare and try to differentiate between survivalist and preppers. And for some reason certain people believe the term survivalist seems to be associated with criminals and extremists. I know the media seems to describe every criminal that retreats and hides in the woods after committing a crime as a survivalist. If that person wears a pair of camo pants or who has a scary “Assault Rifle AKA Machine Gun” in media terms is a survivalist. Well it makes for good news and ratings. “Will they find him? He is a trained survivalist hiding in the forest!” I call BULL%&*#!. Then the general masses root for LEO to find the evil survival person. And ruining credibility and labeling the majority of good people based on one persons actions because the news said so. Once again BULL%&*#!

Continue reading Survivalist VS Preppers.

Bug In or Bug Out? Considerations.


Bug In and Staying Put!

So here goes the debate of so many preparedness sites. Personally I will Bug In depending on the situation.  If the situation warrants it the most commonsense approach would be to stay put, especial if you have prepared properly and have a number of supplies and resources. First off you would have supplies, shelter, hopefully running water if you have designed a well system to run off emergency power such as a generator, solar power or hand pump and a heat source such as a wood burning stove with plenty of fuel.

Continue reading Bug In or Bug Out? Considerations.

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