Todd Conaway’s Alcohol Cook Stove

A review of Todd Conaway’s Alcohol Stove. Todd introduced us to his creation back in November 2012 during the Prepper’s Fair we held in Edmond, OK. He demonstrated its usefulness, and amazed the crowd. Upon receiving one of my own, I was ready to put it to work. This [...]

Is prepping silly or “insurance” for troublesome times?

I thought this was soooo well said by Kat so I thought I'd post it and share with you all as well. Re: Prepping "There have been times when I have considered each of the things you mentioned, Heather. I think any or all are possible. But one thing I cannot [...]

Catastrophe Awareness – Preppers Communication Plan

Resource: Catastrophe Network With Thanks to Vickie for sharing! Catastrophe Network and The American Preparedness Radio Network (TAPRN) have teamed up to create a Standardized Amateur Radio Prepper Communications Plan. This plan outlines a standard set of frequencies that should be used by all preppers following a catastrophic disaster. These frequencies [...]

Survivalist terminology and Outlook

Alpha Strategy: The practice of storing extra consumable items, as a hedge against inflation, and for use in barter and charity. Coined by John Pugsley. BOB: Bug-out bag. BOL: Bug-out location. BOV: Bug-out vehicle. Crunch: A general term for a major, long-term disaster. Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) - an extreme level of electromagnetic energy sufficient [...]

STAYING Part 4 Roles and Responsibilities

Author: Read Omohundro ( A key factor of STAYING in one location means defining clear roles for every person occupying the same location. Whether that one location is a single dwelling or a collection of dwellings, each person takes on a role; each role has responsibilities. This final segment of [...]

Safe Bartering

Ever barter for something from a Flea Market? Did you get a good deal? Or did you get more than you bargained for? Many in the prepping community feel that if the system fails, most people will resort to bartering. In the event that you should find yourself in [...]

Winter Vehicle Prep

Winter time proves challenging in the Oklahoma area. Unlike some states, the cold season here usually starts in January. More often than not, cold snaps occur when least expected followed by a relatively warm session. Many a time I have spent Christmas Day and New Year’s Day in a [...]

Build Your Home in a Winter Wonderland! Pt 2

If you haven’t already, check out “Survive in a Winter Wonderland Part 1” Even though your lost in the woods you can still survive if your pack is filled with the necessary items to survive in a winter wonderland that is about to turn into a winter nightmare! Your pack [...]

Survive in a Winter Wonderland pt 1

Whether you are out for fun and something bad like an unexpected snowstorm happens or you get lost by some freak accident, getting lost in the wilderness with nothing but the stuff in your pack can be even the bush-crafter’s worst nightmare! Today we will go over some simple [...]