FerFal Interview: Bugging Out and Relocating

FerFal Bugging Out and Relocating

I have a legitimate prepisode TREAT for you guys today. Many of you guys are already familiar with Fernando “FerFal” Aguirre, but in case you aren’t, he is the creator of The Modern Survivalist, and author of 2 books: The Modern Survival Manual, and Bugging Out and Relocating. Fernando is a unique voice in the […]

The REAL Version of Bugging Out

Real Bugging Out is Not Heading for The Hills

As I’m sure most of you have seen or heard about by now, my home town of San Diego, CA is ablaze with wildfires right now. And just like all the other times that we see examples of real disasters, this experience has reminded me of an important truth: REAL bugging out is not “heading […]

Daily Prep Episode 293: Advice for Building Off The Grid

Building Off The Grid

On the coattails of yesterday’s prepisode about the Off The Grid Build website, I thought I’d let you in on a recent convo I had with my buddy Mike a couple weeks back. He let me know that he is getting ready to close on a 5-10 acre parcel of land about an hour south […]

Modular Bug Out Shelter for $1595

Compassion Shelters

A couple weeks ago, I got an interesting comment on a post I wrote in 2011 entitled “Is This the Best Bug Out Shelter?”. It was from a dude named  “Airborne”, who referenced a modular, low-cost emergency shelter known as

Daily Prep Episode 281: Where to Buy Shipping Containers for Your Retreat

shipping container auctions

Like a handful of you guys out there, I have a minor obsession with ISBU shipping container housing.  It stems out of a handful of reasons. Shipping containers are: Cheap (roughly $2-3K fora 40′ corten steel container) Extremely durable and load bearing Versatile (they can be setup in a variety of configurations) Cool-looking (I dig […]

Daily Prep Episode 266: Could You Live in a 65 Sq. Ft Tiny House?

266 Tiny Houses

As some of you guys know, I’m a big Tim Ferriss fan (writer, entrepreneur, tech investor, etc). Last week he did a video with a buddy of his where he mentioned that he was preparing to purchase a Tumbleweed “tiny house.” I had heard of tiny houses before, but checked out the Tumbleweed site and […]

Daily Prep Episode 235: Hurricane Sandy-Last Minute Preps and Resources

235 Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is starting to hit the East Coast, and from the looks of it, it’s going to be a nasty one. Here’s a few quick last minute helps. Resources: National Hurricane Center National Hurricane Center live video updates State Emergency Management Offices Google crisis map-Hurricane Sandy Google crisis map-Hurricane Sandy

Daily Prep Episode 189: Farm or Fortress?


 Are you planning to have a farm or a fortress? Too many people are planning for the latter when they should be focusing on the former. Your homestead should be a defensible location, and that should be part of your plan, but more importantly, it should somewhere that can PRODUCE the necessities of life. This […]

Daily Prep Episode 186: Doomsday Bunkers


By this time, everyone’s heard of Doomsday Preppers, but have you heard of Doomsday Bunkers? This “sister” spinoff, takes a closer look at the actual retreats and bug out locations of various preppers. The show features the work of Deep Earth Bunker, a consulting company who specializes in building subterranean retreats. Yes, some of the […]

Daily Prep Episode 162: Zero Tolerance 350 Folding Knife


(2 videos in playlist-second one begins automatically after the 1st is finished.) In today’s “Gear Review Wednesday” I throw to some footage I took a little while ago with the guys at Blade HQ. They recorded me on a MBO where I field tested in real time the Zero Tolerance 350 Folder. Lest some of […]

Daily Prep Episode 115: How To Make a PVC Pipe Cache


In today’s prepisode, I give you a look at how to make a PVC pipe micro cache. Although everybody might not agree with me, I feel that there is a place for micro caches withing your bug out plan. Specifically, I think they can play a useful role being stashed in locations between your house, […]