There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of […]
Imagine a line of pickets that can pick up the approach of anything heading your way. That’s exactly what you have with the Guardline GL-5000 Motion Detecting Alarm System. This is a security system that is well worth it. This product review was a walk in the park… actually a walk around the yard, testing […]
I’m a pretty jaded type. I don’t often get excited, but I was all “a-tingle” when I got word of what was heading my way for review. Most of my reviews are of small items, handheld radios, machetes, hand axes, not 200 lbs. of high-end, high power solar generator. Needless to say, I was as […]
~ by Bobby Akart, Contributing writer to the American Preppers Network, host of the Prepping for Tomorrow program on Prepper Broadcasting and nine-time best selling author of The Blackout Series, The Boston Brahmin Series and The Prepping for Tomorrow Series. I have written about the importance of prepper fiction as a tool for convincing the non-prepper family member or friend to […]
There are times when “You get what you pay for“, doesn’t hold water. In the case of a 14″ Electric Chainsaw by WORX, you get MORE. Well into a 2nd. year of hard service, buying this wood cutting powerhouse was money well spent. I had my doubts on a electric chainsaw, surely it can’t hold up too long, but […]
It’s not often when worry is put to rest, especially when it comes from playing in water. A prime reason I chose my home was because it had a Water Well, a key item in maintaining independence from outside resource. Without need of a municipal water supply, I can live on my property without worry of […]
“If you live in the Pacific Northwest, get ready to run for your life . . . In the face of a massive earthquake and tsunami in the Pacific Northwest, a respected geologist must make two gut-wrenching decisions. One could cost him his reputation, the other, his life. Is the Northwest overdue for […]
I’m to review Flashcards teaching Army Hand signals & the Phonetic Alphabet? When I received this assignment, I was skeptical. Certainly, communications modes are a specialty I’m familiar with, but I’m no Platoon Leader, and my days of playing Army Man is a bit behind me. Besides, this is a review of kids flashcards, my […]
‘I Will Survive’ is one of the most powerful songs of its generation, and its message is as powerful as ever today. Tina Turner, a legend in her own right, remarked on her enduring classic “A timeless anthem empowering those reaching for positive changes in their lives”. The legendary soul singer behind the composition, Gloria […]
The Martian The Ultimate Survival Fiction Book review by James C. Jones After a while I get tired of the standard survival fiction stories with the ex-military, armed to the teeth superhero fighting of the mythical rogue military units, and roving biker gangs while traveling to their big retreat in the northwest mountains. Fun reading, […]
100 Deadly Skills by Clint Emerson Book review by James C. Jones Most of the skills are not actually “deadly”, but they are mostly illegal under normal circumstances. Clint Emerson is a retired Navy Seal and he shares some very nasty techniques in “100 Deadly Skills“. Yes, there are only a few that are actually […]
Surviving Survival By Laurence Gonzales A book review by: James C. Jones Laurence Gonzales’s book Deep Survival (reviewed in an earlier edition) is probably the best book ever written on survival psychology. The subtitle “Who Lives, Who Dies and Why” should tell you that you need to read that book. I used it as a […]
Can a measly few watts of power make much difference? When folks at Baofeng Tech asked me if I’d review the new 8 Watt UV-82HP UHF/VHF ham radio, the FIRST thing I thought of was comparing two different models against each other at their max power setting, and see how great a difference there was in range. A […]
By Authors Steven Konkoly + Bobby Akart Recently we wrote an article for the American Preppers Network entitled: Importance of Prepper Fiction. We discussed the use of fiction as a source of information and entertainment, but also as a useful tool to bring the non-prepper on board with a preparedness plan. We had this specific purpose in […]
We always hear about storing games, cards and coloring books for the kids in our bug out locations or preps, but have you ever considered something for yourself? After a while board games and cards can get old and prepping doesn’t always have to be only about what you need, it can also be about […]
There’s a chance to win some really cool prizes, too! When you think preparedness do you ever think of how prepared you are to fix car issues. There are many scenarios where vehicle use may be a viable option when the end of days comes. This App has a wealth of information about just about […]
In our bug out bag we (My husband and I) both had a mess kit which as you know, takes up a lot of room in a bug out bag. I set out looking for something a little better that didn’t cost an arm and a leg, but would work for all of us. We […]
There is about to be a change in the food industry that is so important we have dedicated a webinar just for this to share with you. As we all know, most major food companies are solely driven by their bottom lines. This leads to corruption, cutting corners, health risks, empty calories, excess sugar, lacking nutrients […]
Written by Steven Konkoly, Author of The Perseid Collapse Series and Bobby Akart, APN Contributor The Perseid Collapse series is the hugely successful four novel series by acclaimed author Steven Konkoly. The series is set in 2019 Maine following a devastating attack on the United States in the form of an electromagnetic pulse bomb. The […]
Written By Aaron Mandelkorn The Yeti 400 from Goal Zero is a clean, compact little unit. It is an inverter/power center with integrated battery input ports and a variety of output ports for powering your devices and appliances. It has a 400-watt 120VAC inverter, which is capable of powering small fridges, power tools, computers, […]
We believe that Prepper Fiction is an excellent tool available to persuade non-preppers to recognize the perils we face as a society. When the proverbial SHTF, you will find yourself in a society that can be brutal and deadly. In a recent survey, Preppers revealed their top ten collapse events which would trigger TEOTWAWKI, The End […]
The events of this 1996 movie take place in a Los Angeles suburb, but these events could have taken place in any suburb. This movie is a 95 minute teaching tool that depicts an extended power blackout and the consequences that can befall those who are unprepared for and affected by such a power and […]
This is our review of The End, book one in the critically acclaimed New World Series by author G. Michael Hopf. The End: Book One in the New World Series And so it begins … The End is book one of the acclaimed New World Series by former combat Marine veteran Geoff Hopf. Drawing on […]
By James Walton With the advent of self-publishing we as writers have been handed an artistic license like never before. There is no longer that voice in the back of our heads about what might publish well and what might not. No. Instead we can craft and idea and bring it to life without hindrance. […]
…zen & the art of cooking on a cast iron grill… I nearly forgot. Over two years ago, I was so happy with a new acquisition, I made a video of it’s first use…an “unboxing” if you will. Earned a gift certificate for Bass Pro Shops, enabling me to pull the trigger on a Lodge Cast […]
Originally Published on the APN Product Review Blog Knifehog.com was most gracious in donating the Cold Steel Magnum Machete for this review, be sure to check out their great selection of knives & edged weaponry. There’s few who doubt the need for a stout blade. Most tend to focus on pocketknives or tactical fighting knives, but there’s […]
This weekend I had the opportunity to test out Instafire for review. It’s claimed to burn at nearly 1,000 degrees and to easily be lit in the ice, snow, rain and even burn wet wood. Unfortunately it is the middle of spring and there is no ice or wet wood at our place. So for demonstration […]
Review by Tom Here’s a great jacket that serves a very practical purpose while dressing in style. Those of you who know how often I travel, also know that I always travel light and this soft shell jacket from Rothco offers that opportunity. Last year I had a chance to test this jacket out for review, […]
-by Robert Hawkins Being prepared to respond to injury or trauma takes on a serious role in anyones plans, perhaps the most serious thing needed to be done. For serious prepping, you need serious medical gear, the kind of medical gear which can save a life in a moment. For the general public, store-bought First […]
Preparedness folk spend a lot of time worrying about the beans and the bullets, but few consider the importance of the bandages as well. Few medical personnel take the time and effort to put together strategies for when modern medicine is not available. This circumstance can be caused by natural catastrophes (hurricanes, tornadoes) or man-made […]
Review by: Tom Here’s a bug out bag you’ll love. I do a lot of travel both nationally and internationally, by truck, bus, plane, car and yes even pedi-cab. So I like to have versatility yet travel light at the same time. That’s where the Voodoo Tactical Mini Mojo Load Out Bag comes in real […]
THE MEN WHO BUILT THE END is the first novel by James Walton. You may know James as the host of the popular podcast I AM Liberty featured Thursdays on the Prepper Podcast Radio Network as well as live every Friday night on www.prepperbroadcasting.com. The show often reflects his concerns and views on the news […]
Here’s a gift for our readers. Download this free 57 page mini-ebook version of the popular disaster preparedness manual: “It’s A Disaster and what are you gonna do about it” Bill and Janet Liebsch have forever changed disaster mitigation by introducing this book to communities, organizations, clubs, churches and municipalities all across the U.S. Even […]
Last week on NatGeo’s “Doomsday Preppers” episode titled “We are the Marauders” a gentleman by the name of Tyler Smith was featured. Part of Tyler’s claimed strategy for surviving what he expects to be the upcoming collapse of society is forming a gang of doomsday “marauders.” While many in the preparedness community are questioning […]
What “American Blackout” says about preppers and society. Written by Stephanie Dayle On October 27th 2013 the National Geographic Channel debuted their new TV movie American Blackout. The setting of the show is American society following a cyber attack induced massive cascading power failure that starts on the east coast and sweeps across the nation to […]
Beginning preppers can get started with these essential 45 survival tips written by David Pearson Download your ebook here (Note: Free ebook as of the date of this post) **Update, the Free Ebook offer is over, but Kindle books are still offered at great prices** Remember, you don’t need a Kindle to read these books. […]
By Stephanie Dayle A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting the Sustainable Preparedness Expo in Spokane WA, and was very pleased with what I saw. This was my third year visiting the Expo and once again I was amazed by the number of like minded folks all coming together to learn and […]
By Stephanie Dayle It’s Back! Late in realizing the hit on their hands the Discovery Channel rolled out the third season of “Alaska The Last Frontier“ Sunday night following a very broken up but well rated season two. The mid-season hiatus was so long, in fact, that when DSC came back with only four new […]
Is a slingshot a valid survival tool? In some instances it might be, but you would need a good one. Here we review the high tech Survival Slingshot. by Leon Pantenburg From grouse in the Idaho back country to squirrels in a metropolitan park, a slingshot might be the most effective tool for gathering food. […]
By Stephanie Dayle What are YOU going to do about it? A very important question that is not often directly addressed. You have your supplies, food, and water, then a disaster happens. What are the very first things you should do? “It’s A Disaster!….and what are you gonna do about it?” By Bill Liebsch , Janet Liebsch (both […]
A while back I received, an item off my prepping wish list for Christmas, a Volcano Stove. I’d been wanting one for some time and was delighted to finally have one. According to what I researched, the Volcano Stove was the perfect emergency stove for our place. What I didn’t expect was how quickly we would incorporate it into […]
Internet debates have raged for years concerning the controversy over the best “survival firearm.” Urban preppers have thoughts of civil unrest, rioting and defending their families against gangs of ruthless looters. On the other hand, rural preppers are typically more focused on hunting and longer range defensive capabilities. Regardless of your location, it makes sense […]
A detailed book for those interested in their own Backyard Homestead!
Emergency Preparedness for Your Pets. Pet Food, what to store and how to store it!
Written by: Joe Nobody
Back in 2007, while kicking back with an Army Times magazine, I noticed an article that featured their choices for the best products of the year. One of the winners was a unique-looking flashlight, manufactured by Stream-light, and branded the Sidewinder (like the snake).
Now for a lot of the fellas, a new flashlight can be one of those testosterone-influenced impulse purchases, like pocketknives, tools, and MOLLE pouches. I happen to suffer from this affliction on occasion.
I just had to have one and forked over $60 or so. It has been one of the best investments I
What are some of the attributes of a good survival knife? There are many things to look for, and popularity may be one indication. The best selling knife in the world is to Bear Grylls Ultimate survival knife – but does it live up to its sales statistics? Is this the best knife for your survival needs?
Product Review: The Deadwood (Biomass-fueled) Stove
In Depth Review to Cody Lundin’s, “When All Hell Breaks Loose.” Wonderful insight on what sort of prepper this book is for.
Experienced review of food storage of gluten free pancake mix, Just Add Water!