Thursday, February 12, 2015

Go Shopping

Here's the Amazon list I promised forever ago.

It filled up so here's another one:

Trunk Guns

I've been keeping a Mossberg 500 in my Explorer since July of `09.  If the shit hits the fan, I have confidence in a .45 ACP to stop an assailant, I'm still going to want something more. a shotgun gives me a variety of rounds to defend myself and others, plus game shot and slugs for hunting.

There's a variety of carbines that would be ideal to compliment your sidearm and shotgun: 30/30, Hi Point's 9mm & .45, lever action .357's....  its a very large list.  You might want to consider a carbine in the same caliber of as your carry weapon. 

Cheaper Than Dirt has a decent article here:


Been waaaay too long.  Look for new stuff this week.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Been Awhile

Its been awhile, and things change and life goes on.  TO get myself and this blog back on track I've picked up the 31 Days to Survival book by M.D. Creekmore for my Kindle Fire, which can be found here:

Also, I'll be making a listmania list over at Amazon of the things I've purchased from the site to prep with.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Preps Between 4/3/12 - 4/25/12

     I meant to do this once a week, but real life got in the way.  Also I got robbed: cash, silver coins and a 7 handguns were taken. 

Anyway, here's what I've done since the last post:

  • 1 3600 calorie energy bar (Coast Guard ration)
  • Began working out
  • Stored 5 more liters of water
  • Began researching alternate bug out routes from my location
  • 6 more cans of food in the pantry
I know its not much, and the real world is kicking my butt, especially with this being the end of the spring semester.  Hopefully I'll get in gear here in the next week or two.

Monday, April 2, 2012

I've decided each week to list what I did to further my preps each week. The list will help me keep track of what I'm doing, and maybe it will help others feel less overwhelmed.
Anyway, it was a VERY slow week for me. Had a lot going on at work with one of the bosses and some of the staff of to be seat fillers at the American Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.

    • Took a first time shooter to a gun range, and after a few mags turned her loose with my Ruger 10/22 and Walther P22. Zereod the ACOG in on my DPMS M4.
    • Attached a red dot to my Mossberg 500.
    • Put three gallons of H2O away in my deep freezer, as well as froze two pounds of generic sausage that was on sell at Kroger.

Its not much, and I usually do much more each week.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Slowly Forming a Preppers Group

Myself and 3 friends have decided to form a group dedicated to prepping for a The End of the World As We Know It (TEOTWAWKI), slowly training and gathering supplies we will need to survive, be it bugging in or out, roaming the skeletal landscape of the cities and country hills, etc.

I'm not going to use our real names on here, not cause we're scary survivalist nutjobs, but because its none of your damn business.

At the moment there are only four of us:
Tiernan (yours truly) - a former US Navy Quartermaster & US Army Reserve Combat Engineer.  I also have my EMT-B certification.
Ultra - the closest of us two a scary survivalist nut job.
Combat Cows - former US Army Quartermaster
Polkovniksaac - USMC Combat Engineer

There are 6 more potential members, a bouncer and his wife and a bar owner with 47 Harley's and a pretty good amount mechanical knowledge, and a friend of mine from the Army Reserve with his wife, son and unborn child and my squad leader who is a corrections officer .  Other people we would like to find at some point would be a physician and someone with a serious agricultural background.  Probably everybody will show up with a girlfriend and some hangar on's, but that's further down the line.

The first thing to stress to everyone is that its a slow process, and very easy to run out and blow massive amounts of cash on things that may or may not even work well.  So we need to be on the same page.

Of course, the first thing everybody is going to bring up is firearms.  And that is a just a mess of this caliber verse that one, amount people can spend, personal experiences...  We're able to a void that, at least in the moment, because all four of us own a Mosin Nagant.  Well, Ultra owns 2, and I also have a Romanian PSL that uses the same caliber.

The Mosin Nagant ( is a Russian bolt action rifle with a 5 round non detachable magazine chambered in 7.62x54 Rimfire.  They're cheap (roughly $120.00), sturdy and accurate as hell.  Its been around since 1891, still being used by insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Turns up in militias in Africa too.

In addition a 12 Gauge pump action shotgun, a semi automatic pistol with three magazine in either 9x19mm Parabellum or .45 ACP (I'm not getting into that argument) and a .22 Long Rifle. preferably;y a Ruger 10/22.  These are all widely used calibers in the US, and ammo is readily available and will be easier to find pot "The Event" than say

I'm big into common calibers, especially weapons that shoot more than one round, as well as being able to hand mags and ammo out among the group if need be.  Ultra and myself purchased Judges, 1911's and .357's together, we also both have M4's, 12 gauge shotguns and .38 Special revolvers.  And while that's where we'll try to push the other two, everyone but me has a fascination with the Russian military and I feel we'll end up with AK's and SKS', especially since we're starting with a Russian rifle anyway.

Another issue is what camo pattern to wear, and for now we're defaulting with BDU since we all have some, though this will be just  as hot an issue as the assault/battle rifle one.

Other than this we're just working on assembling Bug Out Bags ( and trying to set ourselves goals.  I'd like to be able to spend a week on the Appalachian Trail ( this spring or summer with our Bug Out Bags and sidearms, but that might be lofty a goal this early.