On February 12, 2014, an ice storm blanketed a large part of Georgia, with the accompanying power outages and trees down and icy roads. As I sat in the dark in my home in Sylvania, Georgia, I wrote down a few observations about this experience and supplies that I used. Then I finished this up after … [Read more...] about I Survived The Georgia Ice Storm in 2014… Here’s A List of The Supplies I Used:
I recently read an article on a prepping blog entitled “Are You Crazy To Continue Believing In Collapse?” which made me realize that my ideas and purposes in ‘prepping’ may be a bit different than mainstream. I am first a homesteader. From a young age I had a homesteading spirit, and enjoyed … [Read more...] about Are Preppers Crazy to Believe In a Collapse?
To us, having our travel trailer is a must. Not only do we love to travel and camp, it just sort of "feels good" to know we pretty much will always have a roof over our heads and the taxes are cheap since it's taxed as personal property rather than real estate. We also believe it's important … [Read more...] about Campers As A Bug Out Vehicle
Life changing personal disasters come in all sizes and forms - it doesn't have to be the collapse of our country's economy, a war, or a solar flare that knocks out the power grid. The Great Depression was a huge shift event that affected nearly the entire world. 2007 to 2012, and for a lot of us is … [Read more...] about How To Make Your Personal Disaster Recovery Plan
My wife and I live in southeast Louisiana in a town of approximately 70,000 people. We are located approximately 15 miles from downtown New Orleans. Interstate 10 runs through the middle of our town. In 2008, I learned the hard way, that sometimes, "bugging in" is a much smarter than bugging out … [Read more...] about Next Time There’s a Disaster, I’m Bugging In
I live in southeast Louisiana in a town approximately 12 miles from New Orleans, La. Lake Pontchatrain borders New Orleans to the north. It is a lake that is 24 miles across at its widest point. I have been boating, camping, fishing and hunting southeast Louisiana for the past 50 years. This is … [Read more...] about I Was Thrown Overboard While Boating and Almost Didn’t Make It