September 5, 2019

ALTAI Tactical Boot – Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, We got an opportunity to try out the new ALTAI MF Tactical Boot. What are ALTAI MF Tactical Boots? They are lightweight boots that are built to be sturdy and comfortable at the same time.  They are water resistant and have non-slip soles. Here is the box they came in. Construction The upper portion of the boot is made with “Superfabric” which is a breathable material that is sturdy and durable at the […]

Tinctures, Salves, Poultices and More

This post is by Bernie Carr, I have not given much thought to tinctures, salves and poultices until I read the e-book Home Remedies by Alex Smith.   We will get back to what they are in a bit. First, let’s talk about the book. Home Remedies is exactly that:  a book that gives cures for common ailments using easy to find household items.  The conditions are listed in alphabetical order, making things easy to find.  One thing I did […]

“Food will Quickly Disappear from Stores” – Interview with Kyle Pratt, Author of Through Many Fires

This post is by Bernie Carr, Today we are featuring Through Many Fires by Kyle Pratt. What is it about?  Through Many Fires is a work of fiction that has the following Amazon book description:  “Terrorists smuggle a nuclear bomb into Washington D.C. and detonate it during the State of the Union Address. Army veteran and congressional staffer Caden Westmore is in nearby Bethesda and watches as a mushroom cloud grows over the capital. The next day, as he […]

The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness – Interview with Jim Cobb

This post is by Bernie Carr, Today we are featuring Jim Cobb’s latest book The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness. Jim Cobb runs, and  He is also the author of Prepper’s Home Defense.  Clearly, he knows and lives the prepping lifestyle so I thought it would be great to do an interview with Jim and find out his thoughts about urban prepping. 1.  New preppers get overwhelmed by all the possible threats facing ourworld.  What do you […]

R.P. Ruggiero, BrushFire Plague: The Reckoning – Author Interview

This post is by Bernie Carr, The second book in the Brushfire Plague series, The Reckoning is out.  A brief description from the author: The Reckoning begins as the Brushfire Plague that has crippled the globe slowly loses its lethality, only to be replaced by the harsh reality of its origin and what this will mean for civilization.  Driven by his obligation to honesty at all costs, Cooper Adams has made himself a wanted man by exposing the truth […]

The End by G. Michael Hopf: Book Review and Giveaway

This post is by Bernie Carr, I received a review copy of The End by G. Michael Hopf.  Here’s a quick description of what the book is about: Young Gordon Van Zandt valued duty and loyalty to country above all, so after 9/11, he dropped out of college and joined the Marine Corps. This idealism vanished one fateful day in a war-torn city in Iraq. Ten years later, he is still struggling with the ghosts of his past when […]

The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage – E-Book Review

The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage by Gaye Levy just came out on Amazon Kindle. Getting started with food storage can be intimidating, and one of the more difficult steps is figuring out what to buy.  This won’t be an issue if you get this book.  The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage covers everything you need to know to get started in your own food storage plan:  it not only posts an actual list that you can take with you […]

Going Home by A. American: Book Review

If the power grid were to collapse while you are far from home on a road trip, how would you handle it?  That is the premise of Going Home:  A Novel of Survival by A. American.  Going Home is the first book of the series, followed by Surviving Home and Escaping Home. Going Home has a very believable story.  Morgan Carter, the main character, thought he was going on a quick business trip and was on his way home when […]

The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, I spot a lot of mushrooms when taking walks and always wonder whether these wild mushrooms are safe to eat.  Now there is a handy book, The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms by Pelle Holmberg and Hans Marklund, that will tell you which ones are edible or inedible. The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms contains helpful tips for picking, cleaning and preparing mushrooms, nutrition value, varieties and a large section on edible and […]

Bushnell BackTrack D-Tour GPS Review

This post is by Bernie Carr, I had an opportunity to test out a personal locator, the Bushnell Back Track D-Tour GPS thanks to Johnson over at Optics Planet Inc.   I wanted to see if this device can help you find your way home in case of emergency or when out in the country.   Set Up Mr. Apt Prepper and I did the test and followed the Quick Start Guide to set it up.  Here’s what we did: […]

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