The interesting thing about forest fires is the powerlessness one feels when placed kissing distance from an inferno. I never really understood the underlying threat of forest fires until 3 days ago, but folks, I learnt that lesson pronto. First things first, forest … [Read more...]
Preppers, Prepping & Preparedness
Preparedness related posts. Includes topics such as stockpiling, first aid, & survival gear. Buffing up a stockpile? Check out these cheap survival gear items.
Already have the basics stockpiled? Use the following checklists to make sure you haven't left out anything important: The Ultimate Survival Gear List, The Ultimate First Aid Supplies List, Best Non-Perishable Survival Foods List, Winter Emergency Supplies List.
Security Information Overload: From Panic to Apathy & the Remedy
Security overload leads to apathy. How often do you hear a car alarm go off and roll your eyes hoping the owner would disable the blasted thing before the incoming headache comes a knocking? The primary objection I have to such systems is they work too well. Every week I … [Read more...]
It’s Strangely Satisfying That What I’ve Stockpiled Has Never Gone to Waste
This is not exactly relevant to the epitome of prepping at all - I think it's important to prep even if you end up with waste (though I think it's good to minimize waste) because I think it's important to be prepared in case worst-case scenarios happen. To me, the cost of … [Read more...]
“Hysteria & Hysterical Fits:” First Aid Knowledge & How It Evolves
I used to publish articles and guides concerning first aid on a semi-regular basis on this blog, but over time, have found it's become harder and harder for me to do so. There's been a pretty massive shift in attitude on MTJS with regards to these articles. Long time … [Read more...]
“Extreme” Weather Conditions: Snowflakes, Hysteria, & the UK
If you are a Brit, you will undoubtedly be aware that we faced a seemingly apocalyptic event over the past week or so. In case you're unaware and need to be brought up to speed with regards to the cataclysmic event that struck old Blighty, be forewarned: the following … [Read more...]
We Need to Talk About the Cape Town Drought & Human Stupidity
As some of you may know, Cape Town is running out of water. The local government has quite literally stated that in less than 100 days, they may have to turn off the taps entirely and water will be rationed out at designated outposts. Here's the thing folks, South Africa … [Read more...]
Prepper Lessons: What Mistakes Have You Made & Learned From?
While I haven't been prepping for very long in comparison to most of you, I'd like to think I've learned quite a lot over the years through mistakes I've made with prepping. Honestly, mistakes make some of the most valuable lessons resonate with you, even when you probably … [Read more...]
The Value of Dehydrated Foods & MRES in a Prepper’s Food Stockpile
So I've spoken about this briefly before, but basically my opinion on rotating through a food stockpile has actually changed since I first began prepping. I used to think that - in an ideal situation - I 100% wanted to rotate through every single item in my prepper food … [Read more...]
Diabetes Preparedness: Emergency, Disaster, & SHTF Preps for Diabetics
We've received a lot of reader questions asking us how to prep for diabetes over the years. How many? I couldn't possibly count. It's a lot, and not all from preppers who are themselves diabetics either. We get a number of concerned relatives who are emailing because they … [Read more...]
What’s In Your Bug Out Bag?
We've thought about doing a bug out bag guide so many times before it'd be impossible to count, but somehow in 4 years, still haven't actually published one. The why comes down to the fact that, unlike comprehensive lists - like of all the survival gear you might or might … [Read more...]
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