I am frequently surprised by the approach many Preppers take to their Bug-Out plans, especially those who expect to drive to their retreat location. Many seem to feel that this will be no different than driving out of their home area for a vacation, which is beyond my comprehension. I say that because if things are bad enough that Preppers are headed for their retreat … [Read more...] about Will You Die Getting To Your Bug Out Location?
Why should Preppers bother to think about such a topic? Because any situation severe enough to put us into “retreat” mode will almost certainly mean the Prepper group will be forced to rely on the personnel that belong to the group, and whatever skills they possess, for every facet of life. In normal times we have a host of businesses, specialists, and professionals eager to … [Read more...] about Is Your Retreat Group Lacking Skills?
I was recently reviewing options for living arrangements at retreat locations during a crisis situation. I was looking for reasonably priced options that met certain minimum criteria: significant living space, affordable price tag, flexibility, and peace of mind that it will be there when I need it to be. I’ve looked at Preppers as fitting into 3 basic types over the years. … [Read more...] about Can Your Retreat Be Mobile? Should it Be?
When most people hear the term patrolling they tend to think about military patrols based on movies or TV with some also considering police patrols and such. Preppers should think of patrolling as a bit of both. I say that because a patrol during or after a crisis situation will have aspects of military patrolling (gathering information, looking for enemies, and checking on … [Read more...] about How Many People Are Needed For An Effective Patrol?
According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), approximately 3% of the population of school-age children in 2011-12 were taught from home. Reasons parents decided to homeschool versus going the traditional route varied. However, approximately 91% of parents said that their reason was due to a concern about the school environment. Why would you want to … [Read more...] about Are You Failing Your Child By Sending Them To Public School?