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Book, movie, TV, and product reviews from a preparedness or self reliance angle...or maybe just because it looks fun. All products are purchased unless stated otherwise in the review.


Deliverance – Book Review

I have faint memories of watching a movie called Deliverance during my teen years.  I remembered it as a wilderness survival tale starring Burt Reynolds that had one particularly memorable yet unfortunate scene starring Ned Beatty.  Anyone who’s seen the movie will remember that particular scene and...

Choosing a Flashlight For Night Fighting

I was very fortunate to attend one of the Strategoes Low Light Instructor courses while I was employed as a police officer.  That particular Strategoes course was a week long course that trained me to become my department’s trainer and subject matter expert on low light engagements…in other...

Apocalyptic Movie Body Count Infographic

What was Hollywood’s take on the Apocalypse in 2013 and the resulting cinemagraphic body count?  Check out this infographic from Visual.ly on nine big budget ‘apocalyptic’ movies…well, really eight and the movie Grown Ups 2 thrown in for some strange reason.  Click on the ‘Read...

Prepper Pete Prepares – A Book Review

In general I’m very hesitant to expose very young children to the idea of preparedness.  Children need to feel loved and safe and the idea of preparedness can cause extreme anxiety in those not yet emotionally able to deal with the possibilities…heck, in my experience most adults aren’t...

Review of Going Home, A Novel of Survival

The publisher of Going Home, A Novel of Survival by A. American contacted me a couple of months ago and asked if I would be willing to review A. American’s debut novel.  The book had actually been on my wish list for a while so I jumped at the chance and they shipped over not just the first book,...

The Host – Prepography Movie of The Week

I wasn’t a third of the way into The Host: A Novel when I knew something was awry so I Googled the author and discovered that it was written by Stephenie Meyer, the same woman who wrote The Twilight Saga.  I’m not even sure why I finished the book…I was probably too cheap not to attempt to...

Quartermaster Report: Caltrops?

Andrew’s Note:  The Quartermaster brings us information on cool gear and equipment as well as the availability of cool gear and equipment.  Today’s report is on a very unusual item government surplus item up for sale at Government Liquidation, Caltrops! Of course we don’t call them Caltrops anymore...

Top 10 Survival Lessons from World War Z

Producer Brad Pitt recently released a big budget movie based on the popular apocalyptic zombie book World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War and starring…you guessed it, Brad Pitt.  I had a chance to see World War Z recently and have condensed the survival lessons presented down to...

Dan Brown’s Inferno – A Review

I recently finished reading Dan Brown’s Inferno.  I almost always enjoy Brown’s novels (his misguided attempt at writing about signals intelligence in Digital Fortress was the sole exception).  I enjoy his blend of action, current events, history and fictional conspiracies.  I especially enjoy...

Top 10 Preparedness Gifts for Father’s Day

Whether your Dad’s a prepper or you just wish he were… here are the Top 10 Preparedness Gifts for Father’s Day: 1.  One Second After One Second After by Dr. William R. Forstchen isn’t just one heck of an exciting read or the best book ever written to convert someone into a...

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