Posts by Jon E. Dougherty:


    After Paris attack, now is the time to get out of your city if you can,

    ( By now nearly everyone is aware of the tragedy that unfolded recently in Paris, France, where terrorist operatives from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria butchered more than 130 people in six different locations using military-style weapons and explosives. For days thereafter, Americans who still vividly remember what they were doing when less Read More


    Constructing a handy wall storage unit for your canned goods,

    ( Let’s face it: Prepping not only takes a lot of time and effort, it also takes a great deal of space to store all of your food and gear. So anything that can help you leverage the available space you have is a good thing. With that in mind, canned goods are items that many preppers Read More


    5 discreet ‘weapons’ you can carry with you almost anywhere,

    ( While we’d all like to fully utilize our Second Amendment right to carry a firearm no matter where we go, the reality is that there are numerous restrictions on our right to keep and bear arms. But even though we can’t take concealed weapons everywhere, there are alternatives, and this post examines five of Read More


    Picking a quality sleeping bag might just save your life,

    ( If the headline of this article sounds a little melodramatic to you, trust us, it isn’t meant to be. That’s because the reality is, if you don’t choose wisely when it comes to sleep gear, depending on where you live, you might just not wake up in the morning. We’re talking mostly about protecting Read More


    Check out these DIY diet tips that will keep you healthy in hard times,

    ( One thing that can be very unnerving is figuring out how to stay healthy during times of prolonged chaos – when hospitals, urgent care and other health care facilities may either be out of service or overwhelmed. With that in mind, your pre-collapse prepping should focus on more than just gear. Your most valuable Read More


    7 important uses for socks,

    ( They may seem like unimportant pieces of clothing, but believe it or not your socks can play a very important role in ensuring your health and survival during times of chaos. Let’s examine seven of the top uses for socks: — Getting from Point A to Point B: If you’ve ever been in the Read More


    Overstock CEOs stockpiling food, gold for impending systemic collapse,

    ( Do the chief officers and founders of see something coming on the horizon that tens of millions of Americans don’t see? That would help explain their recent push into full survival mode. As noted at Quartz and other online sources, CEOs of the Utah-based retailer that began as a seller of excess inventory, Read More


    Bugging out? What will you wear? MILSPEC is the best,

    ( Perhaps one of the most overlooked pieces of gear you’ll need if you have to leave the comfort of your home in times of turmoil is your clothing, and this is especially true if you find that you have to make it to, and live in, a remote area for a period of time. Read More


    Bug out or bug in? The age-old question revisited may leave you with more questions than answers,

    ( Some of you may have noticed that, in the past few years, there has been a dramatic increase in the tenor, tone, and utter ridiculousness associated with “bugging out.” Some believe that this comes from the commercialization of bug-out gear, like bags, storable foods, technology and whatnot. Some believe that sites intentionally stoke fear Read More


    What to do before your taps run dry,

    ( One of the most overlooked preparation steps is water security, and that could be because most people think that no matter where they go, the taps will always be on. Except, that’s not going to be the case if, say, your city or suburb loses power, because then, the water purification and treatment plants Read More