March 23, 2020

Why Get in Shape if You are Not Planning to Bug Out?

This post is by Bernie Carr, One of the most heated discussions in the prepping community is whether to shelter in place or bug out.  A large number of preppers’ first choice would be to shelter in place, and why not?  All your supplies are on hand and you are comfortable where you are.  So let’s just say hypothetically, you decided to stay in your home.   You won’t be using your bug out bag because you won’t be leaving.  […]

A Fitness Plan that Uses Food Storage

We all know that a grid down, disaster situation, which we hope never happens, would be physically exhausting.  Just think, how long would it take you to walk home from work.  If you work downtown and commute from the suburbs, it may take a whole day or two.  In a long term collapse, you may have to evacuate and leave the city on foot, carrying whatever supplies you can take with you.  Even worse, if some ruffians were trying to […]

Out of Shape!

I few months back, I had gotten myself into shape enough to go backpacking (See Fitness Reality Check, Testing Out Our Gear).   As far as I can tell, I succeeded in the goal, and was able to haul a backpack weighing over 35 pounds up a mountain. Wanting to stay in shape, I kept up the exercise routine for a few weeks after the backpacking trip. Then the long miserable summer hit and slowly the motivation to walk outside went […]

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