Heading to SHOT Show 2014

SHOT Show 2014

What’s up guys! So I’m heading down to Las Vegas, NV to catch a couple days of the annual SHOT Show (in case you don’t speak “man”, that’s Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade  ). While not everything there will be 100% related to prepping, there will be a lot that is. I’m excited to see all […]

What are Your Shooting Drills? – Daily Prep Episode 357

Shooting Drills

Have you ever shot at a cowboy town? Ton o fun!! Recently, a couple buddies and I got to do just that down at the North Springs Shooting Center in Price, Utah. It’s WAY out in the middle of nowhere, and a pretty significant time commitment (probably a 2 hour plus drive, one way for […]

Featured in National Geographic’s “American Blackout” Movie!

American Blackout

Allow me to demystify something for you–if you have any kind of blog or social presence dedicated to prepping, you get invites to prepper tv show casting calls. There’s nothing special about it, in fact I’ve had several. So you can imagine that when I was contacted by a production company last spring about the […]

Survival Fishing Practice – Daily Prep Episode 336

Survival Fishing Practice

A huge part of being truly self sufficient is learning how to get food from the earth. And for me, part of that means practicing a little survival fishing. I did not grow up fishing. My dad didn’t fish, and I didn’t have a ton of friends that fished either. But I recognize that in […]

Daily Prep Episode 309: Tour of Ben’s Homesteading Survivalism Setup

Dan and Ben

If you’ve watched my videos for any length of time, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve seen guest appearances from my friend and fellow prepper Financial Ben. We’ve done mock bug outs (MBOs) together, met Jack Spirko together at an expo a couple years back, and generally keep each other posted about any new preps […]

Sarah House Utah Shipping Container Home

Shipping Container House Sarah House Utah

If you guys have followed me for any length of time,  you know that I’m in love with the idea of a shipping container house. Admittedly there is a lot I still don’t know about it, but from a resources standpoint, it seems like they offer some compelling upside in terms of cost, time savings, […]

Come Hang With Me at the Blade HQ Party! 3/29/13

Blade HQ Party

In case you guys can’t remember, these are the dudes that invited me to come field test the Zero Tolerance 350 knife with them last summer, in an “urban bug out” style field test. We had a ton of fun, and have kept in touch ever since (more recently, they also invited me and a […]

Daily Prep Episode 286: Duck Hunting Field Trip

Duck Hunting

Confession: My Utah Duck Hunting adventure happened in December of last year, and I’m just now getting around to posting…sorry. It’s funny how sometimes you can go for years without keeping in touch with someone, and then all of a sudden in a 20 minute phone call, you’re making plans to hangout. This is exactly […]

Daily Prep Episode 265: At SHOT Show 2013

265 SHOT Show

Alright guys, here’s what’s up: I’m in my “swanky” Harrah’s hotel room in Vegas getting ready for SHOT show 2013. Although I’m down here with my company (Desert Tactical Arms), I’m looking forward to seeing some cool stuff too. If you guys are around, come see me at the DTA booth (#26502). -Dan

Field Trip to Goal Zero Solar Headquarters


Remember my caribou hunt in Alaska? Nobody really knows this, but that video would not have existed without Goal Zero portable solar chargers! My camera (and the backup battery) died about halfway through the trip. Luckily, my guide had a Goal Zero setup that he let me use. I unfolded the solar panels, draped them […]

Daily Prep Episode 245: 3 Tips for Hotel Safety


While I’m on the road, I thought I’d give you guys 3 easy things you can do when staying in hotels that will put you in a better position to respond to disasters. Keep all important items in one location–this means wallet, cell phone, laptop, keys, hotel key, EDC items, etc. If you need to […]

Daily Prep Episode 234: Superheroes, Guns and Explosions

234 Superhero shoot

For today’s Field Trip Friday, I throw to some footage from last week with some of the guys from Desert Tactical Arms. We had a blast (pun intended), and IMHO, there’s absolutely no better way to do Halloween! I’m curious–anyone else blowing these suckers up this year? Have a great weekend guys! -Dan Check out […]