Stoves for SHTF or just plain camping

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Before Buying Consider the 1, 2, 3’s

1) Fuel first! If you choose a less expensive stove, but can’t get fuel for it (or afford much), you’ve saved nothing.

2) Complexity of Design or Operation could lead to failing parts (or operator-error that could cause injury to you or the stove). Be prepared to READ the INSTRUCTIONS and always keep them with the stove and re-read before firing it up again, unless of course it’s simply the next meal or day. (Better-to-not-get-literally-burned than to be stubborn about such things.)

3) Get Honest Detailed Feedback…my experience is admittedly limited and my backpacking-days are long since past. But, but, but, go beyond Amazon. I suggest you go directly to outdoor-equipment specialty sites. I found much more detailed reviews that way, even down to How-well-StoveX-simmers (i.e. it was good for true cooking as opposed to merely heating water for coffee or MountainHouse® meals

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Natural Disaster Preparedness: Hurricane Hermine Makes Landfall


Hermine Makes Landfall as Hurricane, Brings Dangerous Flooding, Knocks Out Power to 150,000

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Say a prayer for the folks in Florida right now, and as for the rest of us that live in parts of Texas, the Gulf Coastal States or parts of the East Coast, this is a strong reminder that Hurricane Season is now upon us, are you prepared to weather the storm?

As a veteran of Katrina and Ike, I can tell you these things are nothing to play with.

No time like the present to check your equipment and skill-set tool box.


Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!




Venezuela: A Prepper’s Nightmare Come to Life

Not much is being said in the state run media about the current events in Venezuela, but it would behoove the Armed Citizen/Prepper to pay attention to what is going on there; lots to learn. -SF

A group of masked men run for cover after riot police launched tear gas in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. After an opposition rally broke up in the late afternoon, in a pattern that has been seen in past demonstrations about 1,000 stragglers erected barricades of trash and other debris and threw rocks and bottles at police and National Guardsmen. The troops responded with volleys of tear gas to prevent the students from reaching a highway and blocking traffic. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd

Two years ago, Venezuela was a normal functioning nation, relatively speaking of course. It was by no means a free country, but the people still had a standard of living that was higher than most developing nations. Venezuelans could still afford the basic necessities of life, and a few luxuries too.

They could send their children to school and expect them to receive a reasonably good education, and they could go to the hospital and expect to be effectively treated with the same medical standards you’d find in a developed nation. They could go to the grocery store and buy whatever they needed, and basic government services like law enforcement and infrastructure maintenance worked fairly well. The system was far from perfect, but it worked for the most part.

However, this standard of living was a mirage. Venezuela was and still is a leftist socialist nation, and the only thing propping it up was their glut of oil reserves and $100 per barrel prices. The state owned those resources, and they provided so much wealth that even Venezuela’s highly inefficient command economy could provide everything the people needed. But socialist systems do not by their nature, respond well to shock and disruptions. They’re not flexible.

As soon as the price of oil fell, the country started crumbling rapidly. The infrastructure has fallen apart, leading to rationing of both water and electricity. Inflation is out of control. Price controls have led to shortages of basic necessities. Crime is skyrocketing, and vigilante mob violence is now commonplace. All of these trends have been building over the past two years, but they have finally reached a crescendo over the last few weeks:

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