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 […]

10 Places to Avoid At All Costs When the Grid Goes Down

The amount of thought most survivalists put into where to go to escape a SHTF grid collapse is nothing short of impressive. Remote cabins, bunkers, ranches, wilderness areas with survival suppliesĀ buried in crates… it’s safe to say that “bug-out” planning is a popular topic. But there’s another, perhaps even more important, topic that gets a lot less attention: Where NOT to go during a major emergency. These places are magnets for gridlock, mobs or desperate people, and police state action. Even if you feel the need to retrieve something from one to of these places, you’d do better to simply […]

10 Places to Avoid At All Costs When the Grid Goes Down

The amount of thought most survivalists put into where to go to escape a SHTF grid collapse is nothing short of impressive. Remote cabins, bunkers, ranches, wilderness areas with survival suppliesĀ buried in crates… it’s safe to say that “bug-out” planning is a popular topic. But there’s another, perhaps even more important, topic that gets a lot less attention: Where NOT to go during a major emergency. These places are magnets for gridlock, mobs or desperate people, and police state action. Even if you feel the need to retrieve something from one to of these places, you’d do better to simply […]