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Here I am again, blabbing about off-grid housing. This time, it’s in the form of the IT House. IT Houses are the creation of TK Architects (Taalman Koch) out of […]

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 […]

A couple weeks ago, my good buddy Derek shared a cool link on The Daily Prep’s Facebook Page. It was for a nuclear map created by the folks at Nuclear […]

As some of you guys know, Joel Skousen’s book Strategic Relocation points out several reasons why high population density areas are especially volatile and vulnerable in the face of disaster […]

If you’re living in the U.S. right now, is your state free? Mabe a better quesiton is, “Compared to all the other states, how does your state stack up?” Freedom […]

You ever stop and ask yourself “Why carry a knife?” Day after day, as we’re heading out the door, we grab our keys, wallets and our knives. I actually didn’t […]

Last Friday, I picked up a new little EDC knife… the Kershaw Skyline. I was at Blade HQ’s 10th anniversary and storefront grand opening party. The mood was right, and […]

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 […]

In my mind, the “summit” of prepping lies in having a secure off the grid build. It just feels peaceful. Even though you are still subject to weather and acts […]

Over the last 3 years that I’ve been prepping, there seem to be some repeating blunders that I see preppers making. This video explains the 8 most common prepping mistakes […]

Being a prepper means sometimes you get interesting gifts. This Valentine’s Day was no exception. In addition to the typical niceties, my wife got me the book “501 Most Devastating […]

I got an interesting question last week from a dude named Chris. He writes:  Dear Dan, What can you put gold or silver into that would make it untraceable by […]

Ever since the “Post-Sandy Hook” firearms craziness began, I’ve seen a bunch of bumper stickers and shirts in support of the 2nd Amendment. Many of them are a little too […]

For roughly the past 12 months, I’ve been a regular at Prepper Website. Every few weeks or so, Todd and I exchange emails and/or pass things along to each other. […]

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 […]

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 […]

On Sep. 8, 1900 Galveston, Texas was rocked by a what was known as “The Great Galveston Hurricane.” Over 6,000 people were killed and the city was reduced to kindling. […]

Have you ever tried to make a handgun out of a mousetrap or fuel from water? Well, next time you are, look no further than Grant Thompson, The King of […]

If there were no fuel left, would cars still be useful? I say yes. They could be used as shelter or storage, plus they are made up of thousands of […]

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 […]

Last winter, a giant windstorm hit Utah. For several days, some people were without power, and accordingly without heat. Families bundled up in extra clothing and blankets, and the lucky ones […]

I got a question last week from a college kid named Jacob. He is looking to get more into prepping, but he lives at home and his parents aren’t super […]

So I just heard about “The Citadel“, a newly announced survival community, being planned in the St. Maries Idaho area.  It’s goal is to give residents an added level of […]

Like many “urbivalists”, living in small spaces, I am always on the lookout for ways to maximize available space. So I perked up a while back, when I saw an idea […]

Ever since I read Neil Strauss’ Emergency and Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, I’ve wondered exactly how free Americans are. It’s a question that evokes a lot of passion from both […]

As many of you know, I recently purchased a Smith & Wesson M&P (Military & Police) 9mm, in the compact frame size. Due to the busy Holiday Season, the birth […]

Recently finished reading the book Prepper’s Home Defense by Jim Cobb. REALLY good book! It covers several topics related to security that a prepper would want to be aware of, […]

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a quick video about a letter that the Utah Sheriff’s Association sent to President Obama regarding gun control measures. Since that time, I’ve […]

I recently met up with my buddy Seth, founder of UtahGuns.com for an inside look at why he started the site, upcoming events, giveaways, and more! Interestingly enough, I actually […]

While reading the book “Prepper’s Home Defense” I’ve been going over the section on “safe rooms.” A safe room is basically a room within your home that is ultra-fortified against […]

Last week I found out that I was selected at one of 2M’s Top 5 Prepper Blogs. Along with: Preparedness Pro Prepper Website Backwood’s Survival The Redneck Survivalist Check out […]

Since Penny was born last month, many of you guys have been asking for updates. Wanted to make a quick vid to say thanks and give you the general temperature.

I just found this letter from the Utah Sheriff’s Association to President Obama himself! In the wake of so many spineless arguments about gun control, it was SO refreshing to […]

Because I was on my way back from SHOT show, I missed the Guns Across America “Gun Appreciation Day.” It’s ironic and it makes me feel a little bit hypocritical […]

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 […]

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), […]

Most of you guys have seen my good friend Ben (from Financial Survivalist) on previous prepisodes. Well, it had been a while since we caught up, so we decided we’d […]

As most folks who have watched me for any length of time know, I’m a Mormon. One question that I occasionally get from time to time is “Are all Mormons […]

If you guys haven’t seen Mr. Colion Noir yet, you need to check him out! Firearms reviews, footage from the field, but best of all–some great rants. Colion Noir is […]

This Christmas, I was lucky enough to get a couple of really cool preps on the list of things I’d been wanting! The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan This is […]

As many of you guys know, our baby girl was born a little early last week, and my wife and I have been pretty much living in the NICU ever […]

As many of you know, last week I picked up my first handgun. I went with a Smith & Wesson M&P 9 Compact (Military and Police). Even though I’m not […]

What’s up guys! Several of you have asked for updates on the wife and baby, so today I’m taking a personal day to get Jaime on camera with me for […]

For today’s BOWM prepisode, I wanted to point y’all towards a dude I just recently found online… URBAN NATURE MAN. That’s right, this guy is from Wisconsin, but moved to […]

I know I say this all the time, but this week has been another busy one, keeping me off the blog… The difference is, I’ve been working hard on preps! […]

The Bob Costas comments about the Jovan Belcher shootings and gun control last Sunday still have me burned up. Yesterday, I was in yet another online discussion and had to […]

A couple of weeks back, I posted a prepisode on how I was testing my house for Radon. Radon is a poisonous gas which can cause lung cancer and a […]

Our friend Derek Porter posted on The Daily Prep facebook wall last week, about a really cool resource that I wanted to share with you guys. It’s called “How Prepared […]

Jack Spirko challenged his listeners to learn 13 new skills in 2013. I love this concept, except for 1 thing… It’s friekin’ delusional! NOBODY has time to learn 1 skill […]

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 […]