Site Hacked

Site Hacked

Hi I guess it is an honorable rite of passage, to become sufficiently prominent in the prepper community so as to attract the attentions of people who are unable to respond rationally to the truths we share, and instead seek to shut us down via illegal means. So it is with pride as well as […]

Plastic, Glass, or What (and Where)?  Storage Container Considerations

Plastic, Glass, or What (and Where)? Storage Container Considerations

A large part of prepping is the art of storing provisions and other necessary items in anticipation of a time when they will not be readily available, due to a breakdown in society and its usual services. Many articles are written about what to store, but very little is written about how to store the […]

The New (2017) FRS and GMRS Radio Frequencies

The New (2017) FRS and GMRS Radio Frequencies

The General Mobile Radio Service – or GMRS for short – has evolved since its original establishment in quite different form in the 1960s.  In 1987 it evolved to essentially its present form, with business use specifically excluded, with a set of eight channel pairs for repeater operation, and seven single channels for non-repeater ‘simplex’ […]

New FCC Regulations on FRS and GMRS Radios

New FCC Regulations on FRS and GMRS Radios

The FCC have changed some of the rules associated with our use of the FRS and GMRS radio bands.  This was primarily to resolve the overlap of GMRS and FRS frequencies, and while the ‘solution’ they’ve adopted is a bit clumsy, it also allows FRS radios to have greater power, which is a good thing. […]

Testing the Effectiveness of your Faraday Cage

Testing the Effectiveness of your Faraday Cage

So you’ve built your Faraday cage, and are ready to fill it with the precious electronic spares you want (need!) to protect against an EMP.  Well done. But there’s one thing you really should do before closing it up and moving on to your next project.  Even if you’ve built a simple small and apparently […]

Buying Used - General Considerations

Buying Used – General Considerations

This is the first part of a two-part article about the wisdom (or lack thereof!) of buying used gear rather than new gear.  Please also see the second part of our article that specifically looks at considerations to do with buying used electronics. So there you are, browsing through eBay or the local Craigslist; maybe […]

How to Build a Faraday Cage to Protect Your Electronics

How to Build a Faraday Cage to Protect Your Electronics

One of the things that gives us the most troubled sleep of all is the risk of, and outcomes from, an EMP attack on the US.  In case you’re not fully up to speed on this draconian danger, we discuss EMP attacks – what they are, how fearsome their impacts would be, and how easy […]

Buying Used - Electronics in Particular

Buying Used – Electronics in Particular

This is the second part of a two-part article about buying used gear.  The first part discussed general considerations when buying any type of used gear, and how it is possible to be mislead and to end up buying junk you don’t need, while all the time thinking you’ve bought something useful at a bargain […]

How to Perform Calculations Without Calculators

How to Perform Calculations Without Calculators

So, after TEOTWAWKI, what happens when we need to do ‘figuring’ – to do some sums, to calculate some values?  Our computers are dead, our notepads fried, and our calculators have run out of batteries. We have several suggestions that will make your life easier. Solar Powered Calculators Our first suggestion is to stock up […]