Don't Panic. Prepare. The COVID-19 pandemic has created widespread panic. Scared citizens flooded supermarkets and bought up as many items as their carts could hold. What differentiates those who are prepared from those who are panicking is education. Preppers know what products to buy and why they should buy them. They're learning how people become infected and how to protect themselves. Those who are panicking, however, are buying so much toilet paper that it's now in short supply. To be clear, COVID-19 does not cause diarrhea. People just aren't thinking rationally! Let's therefore discuss the rational ways in which we can respond to this pandemic. Below are 5 products you can buy to … [Read more...] about 5 Products You Can Buy to Protect Yourself From COVID-19
Convenience Comes at a Price When I was younger, I aspired to live in New York City. It's home to iconic buildings, Central Park, and famous celebrities. Some of the best movies ever made were shot in New York City. Taxi Driver, When Harry Met Sally, and Home Alone are just three classics set in the greatest city in the world. The Big Apple has high paying jobs, mass transit, and corner stores on every block. Who doesn't love the convenience of Manhattan? Well, convenience comes at a price. I'm not just talking about rent, either. Big cities are especially risky following SHTF events. To help you prepare, I've shared three city survival tips below. 1. Bug-In Escaping the city is not … [Read more...] about City Survival Tips: What to Do if SHTF in Your City
You Can Never Be Too Prepared Survivors of catastrophic events never say they were too prepared. Sure, they may credit their survival to a lot of luck. Preparation, though, helps to reduce the amount of luck you need. You may be asking what catastrophic events we should be preparing for. The truth is, the events I prepare for probably differ from the events you should prepare for. Why? Because where I live, what I do, and how I live my life exposes me to a different set of risks than those you are exposed to. This means that each person should have a unique shtfplan that mitigates the risks they encounter on a daily basis. Where Do I Start? To get started preparing your shtfplan, think … [Read more...] about How to Prepare Your SHTFPlan
The Doomsday Clock Approaches Midnight The doomsday clock is just 100 seconds away from midnight. It has never been closer to the top of the hour than it is today. What does this mean? How close are we to SHTF? Well, for the technologically advanced society we are, we have a lot to worry about. The novel coronavirus scare is turning into a full blown pandemic. The trade war between China and the US continues on. Worsening weather is wreaking havoc across the globe. I understand this post isn't the most uplifting, but new threats to our livelihoods are emerging with increasing frequency. This doesn't mean we need to resign ourselves to the prospect of an early death. We can be proactively … [Read more...] about How Close Are We to SHTF?
Close Call Less than a month ago, a "city killer" asteroid whizzed by Earth, shocking scientists. The asteroid, known as Asteroid 2019 OK, wasn't tracked by scientists until just days before it passed by within 45,000 miles of the Earth. In the great expanse of space, 45,000 miles is a very close call, especially with such little forewarning. What if we don't get so lucky next time? What are the chances of an asteroid strike and can we even prepare for one? Below I detail the probability of an asteroid strike, how we're monitoring asteroids, and what we can do if an asteroid is headed towards Earth. What's the Probability of an Asteroid Strike? In 2013, a 65 foot asteroid exploded in the … [Read more...] about What are the Chances of an Asteroid Strike and Can One be Avoided?