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So much to be thankful for, but today I just want to mostly say thanks for the people in my life. For as much frustration as people have the capability […]

I’m curious–What is it?

Some of you folks may remember when I did a prepisode about the Learn Liberty institute (click here if you want to check it out). Libertas is another non-profit organization, […]

Even though I’m cooling my heels in the Boston Marriott, I wanted to make a quick prepisode about the book “Off The Grid Homes.” Although I used it as my […]

Big thanks to everyone who’s ever watched a prepisode. I’ve had a fun journey and am looking forward to more. With that said, it’s time to let you guys in […]

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 […]

Now that my garden has officially kicked the bucket for the season, I’ve decided to try my hand at a little sprouting. Sprouts are cheap, easy to grow, and contain […]

Hey Guys, After a long hiatus, I have another gear review for you–this time on the SOL Escape Bivy. I’ve had this bivy for a long time, and even took […]

You might have heard of “Radon” before, without knowing exactly what it is. Radon is a radioactive gas that’s released as a natural by-product of uranium breaking down. Because of […]

Tomorrow is election day! While everybody has seen tons of media coverage about the presidential candidates (at least 2 of them anyway), local races and proposals have received comparitively little. […]

I can’t wait until the election is over!!! I’m sick of all the bickering between friends and family members. In fact, it’s really sad to me to see REAL “every […]

I’ve actually had The Prepper Next Door for quite a while (like 4 months quite a while), but just finished it the other day. To be completely honest with you […]

I wanna know–have you actually used your EDC? If so, let me know in the comments-better yet, send me a video response via YouTube showing me what you usually EDC! […]

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: […]

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, […]

FEMA is the bad guy right? It’s certainly taken a lot of heat from angry folks. Well, Karrie Beardall has worked with FEMA for a number of years on a […]

My buddy Dean has challenged me anew to get my HAM radio license-and I’m gonna do it! Today I share with you 2 advantages that HAM radio has over other […]

The other day I came across The Permaculture Design Game, created by the guys at Seed.org. While the game doesn’t get too specific about the “how-to’s” of permaculture, it does […]

CERT training saved her son’s life! Karrie Beardall has been involved with CERT for several years, and was my instructor when I lived in Springville. In the meantime, she has […]

With the change in weather, it’s time for a reminder to get your flu shot. Flu shots are inexpensive ($20-30 if not covered by your insurance), can be administered over […]

Today’s a silly one folks… If you’ve ever wanted to see the tilapia spawning process set to a little Marvin Gaye mood music…here you go! Be sure to check out […]

For today’s “Field Trip Friday”, it’s time to talk chickens. My long time friend and fellow prepper, Gregg Hale, recently picked up a few hens. For their housing, he built […]

Last weekend, my wife and I bought a used car. Nothing fancy (like a Dodge Dart), but just a little “grocery getter commuter car.” My little brother had a few […]

Today is the day I share a BIG announcement with you!

Alright guys, time to own up to my meager summer garden results… As many of you saw in my “building box gardens” prepisode, about 3.5 months ago, I planted everything. […]

The answer is…you don’t know. As proof of that, Ready.gov has launched a campaign called “Today.” Today is the last day that you can make a plan for tomorrow. If […]

Last week I was able to hook up with my good buddy Ben from Financial Survivalist. He recently purchased a property that he will be developing into his own little […]

I recently met up with my buddy Ben from Financial Survivalist. We thought we would hit record on the camera as we caught up on life. Ben is a good […]

Last night I watched the second episode of NBC’s Revolution. Gotta say, kinda disappointed. Not that I was necessarily expecting a platinum performance, but I had my fingers crossed. I […]

I love it when 2 of my heroes come together under one roof. Recently, I found an interview where that very thing happens–Simon Black, founder of Sovereign Man, interviewing Neil […]

What’s going on guys! Today’s prepisode is actually a guest prepisode from a viewer. “Robb Conn” who shares his preps on his blog, Watch, Prepare, Wait, did a video for […]

What’s up guys! From time to time, I get random emails from people asking me questions about my background, interests, whatever. Today I thought I’d share a handful of random […]

At long last guys, I finally got my footage from the caribou hunt uploaded! For those of you who might not have known, I was given the opportunity through my […]

So a little while back, I got the following email from a reader: Hi, I just wanted to say first off that I really enjoy your blog.  I like the […]

When I was in Alaska for 12 days, I used a Jetboil stove to do my cooking (i.e. boil water for my Mountain House). They are really efficient, hot burning […]

The hunting trip I recently took really opened my eyes to the process of harvesting meat from animals. Killing, skinning, gutting, and finally butchering the meat. It is an ugly, […]

For today’s “best of web” Monday, I feature a website called Promotive. Simply put, Promotive is a middle man between gear manufacturers and “industry leader consumers.” Promotive provides the platform […]

Some of you guys may remember me doing a couple prepisodes on all the fires we had in Utah this summer . Well, nature has struck again. Last week, Saratoga […]

For the 12 days that I was in Alaska, guess what I was eating… Mountain House! For today’s Gear Review Wednesday, I review freeze dried pouch meals from Mountain House […]

Happy Labor Day peeps! Hope you guys are soaking up the unofficial last day of summer with some time in the water and some grilled goodness. “Fix Us” is a […]

In today’s “Field Trip Friday” I throw to some footage I recently got with fellow YouTubers Doc Tac Dad and The Late Boy Scout. We were all up shooting at […]

You guys have heard me talk about shipping container homes a bunch already. That’s because they make sense! They’re cheap, durable and extremely versatile. They insulate well, they offer some […]

For today’s Gear Review Wednesday, I thought I’d show you guys one of the rifles that Desert Tactical Arms manufacturers. The SRS (Stealth Recon Scout) Covert is a 26″ gun […]

As some of you know, I recently began working with a firearms manufacturer in Salt Lake City. Desert Tactical Arms, manufactures extremely high end precision rifle systems for long range […]

Have you guys seen Drinking With Bob yet? This guy is pure Best of Web awesomeness.  He’s a YouTube Channel, a website, and an inspiration. Drinking With Bob features several […]

If you guys have been with me long enough, you may have seen the first review I did of the Gerber Prodigy. Unfortunately that review was somehow lost in migrating […]

It’s been almost 2 months since I planted my square foot garden, and it’s time to give you an update. Unfortunately…it’s not much to show. At this point, I’m ready […]

Best of Web Monday, and today I throw to the Urban Homestead project, of Pasadena, CA. The Urban Homestead is the effort of the Dervaes family to live self sufficiently […]