1. Why should I take your word for anything you post?
Answer: You shouldn’t. And no one else’s either. Your and your family’s survival is your responsibility. The internet has a tremendous amount of information available to those wanting to prepare for emergencies. Some of it is excellent, and some of it isn’t. Some of it is posted by people who know what they are talking about. And some of it is posted by well-meaning people who have a lot of theories, but little real world experience. And there is a LOT of it posted by people whose only interest is selling products or getting you to join their on-line “Survival Club”. (for a monthly payment off your credit card of course) You need to do your research and figure out what works and what doesn’t for your situation. The people who have the ability to make serious decisions based on logical thinking are those who will survive. My posts are based on 40 years of experience. ( See my “About Us’ page). Others with just as much or more experience may disagree with me, and often do. Just like a Doctor’s report, get a second opinion. And a third, fourth, fifth…………………
2. What makes your blog any different than any of the other prep blogs out there?
Answer: Besides being brand new? I started this blog as an adjunct to my defensive firearms training business and because I decided to expand into survival and preparation training based on the increasing interest that many of my students expressed. I have always been a “Prepper” or “Survivalist” or whatever you want to call being logically prepared for life’s emergencies. I started looking at other survival blogs and found many, many good ones. But I noticed that many of them seem to have a confusing array of articles that it would be difficult for someone who just “saw the light” to really know where to begin. So this blog is geared towards those just starting out and I am trying to keep it in a simple, easy to follow format for the Beginning Prepper. Once you get your feet on the ground, you will understand how to utilize the tremendous amount of good information out there, and hopefully filter out the BS.
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“Teach the children quietly
For someday Sons and Daughters
Will rise up and fight
While we stood still.
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me running?”
Mike and the Mechanics
If you think it can’t happen to you and yours, remember Anne Frank
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Here are some resources on the web that I know and think would be useful to you. check them out. The list will continue to grow.
In the Arizona Area
The Wilderness Tactical Products :Locally produced nylon tactical gear, and really nice folks to boot. www.thewildernes.com
Camelback Uniforms: A great local source for 5.11 Tactical Series Clothing, and another great group of folks. www.camelbackuniform.com
AZ Firearms :A great gun store in Avondale. Go check out their bolt action 20mm rifle! HIGHLY knowledgeable staff and super friendly: http://azfirearms.com
Joe Foss Shooting Range :This is an excellent place to shoot and the only really good public range on the West Side of the Valley of the Sun. I hold most of my classes here. Air conditioned classrooms and covered firing points. Run by volunteers of the Buckeye Sportsman’s Club. www.joefossrange.com
On the Web
The Well Armed Woman: Carrie Lightfoot has a tremendous website dedicated to providing information and products for women concerned with self defense. She has some highly informative videos also. Check her website at http://www.thewellarmedwoman.com/
Graywolf Survival: An excellent Prepper Blog. One of the best actually: http://graywolfsurvival.com/
Last One Alive: An interesting, well laid out blog. I recommend you read his article on knives here: http://lastonealive.com/best-survival-knife/
A Good Guide to Building a Survival Kit:http://huntingmark.com/survival-gear-list/
New video from Prepper Base 1. I put together a basic bug out bag using items that were just lying around collecting dust most of which I had gotten for free. Watch the video here.
New video from Prepper Base 1.The ability to make a fire is a basic prepper skill. Cotton ball fire starters are a great way to get a fire started. Watch the video here.
With this video I am starting a new playlist on Prepper Base 1 titled Survival Faith. I believe faith is an important survival tool. You can watch the video here.
New video from Prepper Base 1.
Lone Wolf Prepper. Many new people are becoming preppers due to current events. And many of them are taking the Lone Wolf approach. But is this the best course of action? Here is a brief pros and cons of Lone Wolf prepping. View the video here.
If you are just now starting to prepare for the coming hard times, DON’T PANIC. You still have time, but not a lot of it. Here are six steps for the brand new prepper to get started in the current SHTF. Watch the video here.
Remembering those who perished on September 11, 2001, and a call to action.
You can watch the video here.
Your body needs oxygen to survive stress. Watch this video to see how to maximize your oxygen intake.
Are you mentally prepared for the hardships that are coming? Watch our video here.
If you have to bug out by vehicle, will your vehicle get you there? You can hear our thoughts here
How many preppers pay as much attention to their firearms maintenance preps as they do to food, water, and med supplies? I discuss it here.
A lot of people buy these for emergency rations. But what do they taste like? Watch the video to find out here.
The tactical shotgun is an excellent defensive weapon if use in the right context. However, the myth of it being an alley sweeper is just that. A myth. Watch our video here.
Having a core library of hard copy books is important. Here are six basic books that will cover your bases. Watch here.
Possibly the best prepper water filtration system? Water purification is essential to survival. We tested the HydroBlu Jerry Can Water Filtration System and you can watch the video here.
Many people ask how long you can keep magazines loaded. Here is my answer based on my experiences. Watch here.
Many new gun owners ask the question “Shouldn’t I shoot a warning shot first”? I answer the question in this video. Watch here.
Our new Youtube channel, Prepper Base 1, reached 100 subscribers today after only three weeks in operation. Many of them came from followers here. This is my heartfelt thanks for your support! Watch here.
Over the last few months, a tremendous number of Americans have purchased firearms because of the current situation. There are things to consider AFTER buying a gun for the first time. Watch the video here.
Our current video on Prepper Base 1.
Steps you can take to tighten the belt in the current and coming hard times. Watch here.
Our newest video on Prepper Base 1. We discuss the practical applications of the gas mask for preppers and cover some basics. Watch here.