Prepping When You’re Old

Published on March 26, 2017 by

At sixteen years old, I climbed up into the rafters, digging for something. Between the beams, I found my dad’s secret stash — not of Playboys,… Read More


My Home Invasion

Published on March 6, 2017 by

Our home is outside of the city — a fifteen minute drive from downtown — and he had driven over boulders, mud and snow to circumvent… Read More


Post-SHTF Skills

Published on February 26, 2017 by

On the ReadyMan community board, “xrw44” started an interesting conversation about how gear and grub can be lost, but skills will never perish. That led to… Read More



Published on February 15, 2017 by

DISCLAIMER: Evan, Jeff and I are firm believers in ultralight backpacking and bugging out. We feel that anything over 15 lbs. TOTAL WEIGHT ON YOUR BACK… Read More

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Is your Bug Out Bag Death-Proof?

Published on February 9, 2017 by

The last six months, we’ve been pouring over bug out bags put together by well-meaning preppers; Jeff Kirkham, 28-year Green Beret and Jason Ross, student-of-survival. Mostly,… Read More

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Go Bag Grab List

Published on January 28, 2017 by

Here’s a list of things you can’t really stage in a Go Bag, but you’re NOT going to want to forget. Tape this to the outside… Read More

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Vehicle Bug Out Grab Card

Published on January 28, 2017 by

The ReadyMan Plan 2 Bug Out (P2BO) is coming soon! Here’s the list of stuff you need to remember to grab from the house before heading… Read More

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What’s the Ultimate Prep? (How to BUY a Preparedness Group)

Published on December 11, 2016 by

What’s the ultimate prep? Cliches abound: “Security!”(‘cause you can only live three seconds without it.) “Yer skills.” But let’s get beyond the timeless wisdom of the… Read More


Bugging-out: Ultra-light

Published on October 29, 2016 by

The Ultimate Escape Pod I obsessed over “escape pods” as a kid. Inspired by Star Wars, Star Trek and Batman, every Lego spaceship required a mini… Read More


Camping is the Enemy to Bugging Out

Published on September 19, 2016 by

I have never backpacked more than ten miles without blisters on my feet; not until I discovered that I’m as dumb as a bag of hammers…. Read More