8 Must-Have Types of Blackout Gear to Survive a Major Power Outage

Even a short-term blackout can cause major issues. For example, if the power goes out for a day or two during the hottest part of summer or the deepest, coldest part of winter, many people will be at risk of dying from exposure. Sadly, there are news stories almost every winter about elderly people who lost power and froze to death inside their home. Of course, these problems will become much more amplified if a major blackout robs everyone of electricity for several weeks or months. Surviving all of the chaos that would accompany this type of incident will require […]

8 Tips for Taking Down Rampaging Terrorists in Public

Terrorist attacks are on the rise everywhere you look, it seems. And as we’ve seen, these attacks can take many forms. Whether it’s a suicide bomber in a crowded stadium or the driver of a car who intentionally runs people over, though, your odds of survival will hinge on many factors. While it’s true that some things are just outside our control, those who take self-reliance serious should always focus on the ways they can make a difference.. After all, preparing for a disastrous situation is what preppers and survivalists do best, so let’s apply that mindset to stopping a […]

The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide

Does your father happen to love just about anything that shoots, cuts, or looks like Wild Bill Hickok may have owned it at one time? Yeah, that seems to cover an awful lot of the Fathers that Patriot Caller readers are shopping for. Come to think of it, this applies to most of the readers as well. That’s we’ve compiled a list of the most irresistible and high-value gifts that will not only put a smile on Dad’s face when he opens it, but gives him many years of use (as he smiles and reflects on what a smart and […]

Want to Build a Home Out of Shipping Containers? Here’s How [CHECKLIST]

Shipping containers have become a very popular way to build a house without spending an exorbitant amount of money, time, or ongoing maintenance. In fact, we often refer to these cabins as “bulletproof,” not because they deflect lead but because they deflect nearly all of the common issues that plague traditionally built homes. There are countless success stories out there about DIYers who build an entire cabin for well under $10,000. Even a fully loaded, spacious container cabin can be built for less than $50,000… In addition to being inexpensive and easy to locate, shipping containers are the ideal building […]

Top 6 Must-Have Tactical Shooting “Toys”

On its own, a gun serves many useful purposes. For example, it can help you defend yourself and hunt. And, let’s be honest; a gun is just flat out fun to shoot. But why not take your guns to the next level by equipping them with some of the most useful gun accessories? These add-ons can improve your accuracy, which will boost the fun factor. Of course, this also makes it easier to protect your family during an emergency situation. There are many gun accessories available, so how do you know which ones to invest in? We’re going to showcase […]

10 Best SHTF Knives for Under $50

Does your bug out bag contain at least one or two survival knives? If not, it’s time to carefully reconsider your plans and make a purchase or two. After all, guns are great tools and have the potential to be extremely helpful after the SHTF, but they’re not truly a multipurpose item. These highly useful tools can be everything from weapons to a resource for food preparation. Survival knives can be very expensive, and there are also numerous styles available. Fortunately, even preppers on a budget can improve their bug out supplies and boost their odds of survival by picking […]

8 Telltale Signs a Twister’s a-Coming!

Sure, most people have a good idea what do to when they know a tornado is nearby. The problem is they need a weatherman or a phone to tell them when to do it. As we all know, not every tornado is preceded by a warning. Heck, many of them aren’t even confirmed until the following day…   …after the damage has been done (damage that can include lives lost). That’s why it’s so important to know how to read the signs a twister’s a-coming… You can’t stop a tornado from happening, but you can prevent it from killing you […]

Top 9 Crops for Small Space “Micro Farmers” [GUIDE]

  Do you have a farmer’s spirit, but a city-dweller’s acreage… er, square footage? Something as simple as choosing the right fruits and veggies can make a massive difference in how much you can produce. Even if an apartment or a duplex, you can still grow enough delicious fruit and vegetables to offset a significant chunk of (if not most of) your produce budget. There are actually many ways for you to develop a robust garden filled with food. For example, you can turn your balcony or patio into a container garden that’s filled with goodies. Some plants can also be grown indoors. […]

How to Survive an Encounter With America’s Most Dangerous Creatures [STEP-BY-STEP]

Do you know what to do when you cross paths with a black bear? A grizzly bear? How about a hungry mountain lion? You’re supposed to stare directly into a wolf’s eyes to assert dominance, right? Or was that for coyotes? Hmm… If you’re like most Americans, you have way more questions than answers when it comes to facing a touch-and-go encounter with dangerous predators in the backcountry. And truth be told, the best practices you need to follow change dramatically from predator to predator, and species to species. Black bears require a totally different approach than you’d use with […]

10 Great Guns for $249 or Less!

Whether you’re looking for a concealed carry weapon or simply want to get the most bang for your buck possible, there are more cost-effective options out there than ever before. We love high-end plinksters and collectibles as much as the next guy. But if keeping your shooting sports on budget is at the top of your list, we’ve got good news: There are plenty of reliable, even highly rated guns on the market for less than $250… sometimes much less. So whether or not you’re working with a limited budget, it’s still wise to consider adding at least one or two of […]