Russian Propaganda Video Shows an ICBM Landing on Florida

Russian Propaganda Video Shows an ICBM Landing on Florida

A few days ago, a video was released showing a new nuclear missile that is capable of evading detection and flying from Russia to the United States. The simulated target was Florida. More »

Open Carry vs. Concealed Carry

Open Carry vs. Concealed Carry

Ever wonder why more people don’t open carry today? Some would say, “Why would you”. There are many different ways of looking at the issue. But it’s something to consider even after More »

You Might be a Survivalist if……..

You Might be a Survivalist if……..

You might be a Survivalist/Prepper IF… – you have more food than the local Mini-Mart. – you can spout the location of every mosque, nuclear target, and possible civilian targets in a More »


Russian Propaganda Video Shows an ICBM Landing on Florida

A few days ago, a video was released showing a new nuclear missile that is capable of evading detection and flying from Russia to the United States. The simulated target was Florida. Home to numerous military bases and command units in the U.S. military, the video has caused great concern and the normal rheteroic.

The video also shows the missile snaking around radar defenses throughout the world to avoid detection. While this would be a worrysome feature of the new missile system, it is highly unlikely they have the capability to undertake such a task.

The Pentagon has dismissed the threats of the new Russian nuclear-powered missile.

“We’re not surprised by the statement,” Defense spokeswoman Dana White told reporters Thursday. “And the American people should rest assured that we are fully prepared.”


It should also be noted there is a Russian election coming up in the next week that is certainly his way of curry favoring his base with anti-U.S. talk and threats. Just the same ole ‘Putin.


Survival Gear Cafe’s Ultimate List: 101 Preparedness Items Survival Gear List

We wanted to put out a 101 most needed list of things you will want in case of a survival situation is upon you. This is a list of things to start looking for now, not when the big one is on the way.

I want to thank everyone help put this list together. Some things are linked to find them easily online.

If you would like to see anything else added to the list, please let me know!


Survival Gear Cafe’s List: 101 Top Suggestions from our readers.

  1. Canteens
  2. Cell Phone
  3. Lighter
  4. Water Bottles
  5. Flashlights
  6. MultiTool
  7. Pocket Knife
  8. First Aid Kit
  9. Waterproof Matches
  10. Knife
  11. 550 Paracord
  12. Emergency Food or MRE’S
  13. Compass
  14. Personal locator beacon (PLB)
  15. Hiking Backpack
  16. Sleeping Bag
  17. Sewing Kit
  18. Maps
  19. Duct Tape
  20. Plastic Tubing
  21. Space blanket
  22. Plastic Freezer Bags
  23. Crowbar
  24. Fire steel
  25. Emergency Candles
  26. Hiking Tarp
  27. Water Storage
  28. Water Filter
  29. Camp Axe
  30. Shovel
  31. Flares
  32. Signal Mirror
  33. 4 Season Tent
  34. Ham Radio
  35. C.B. Radio
  36. Bivy sack
  37. Whistle
  38. Good Hiking Boots
  39. Thermos for Cooking
  40. Chlorine Bleach
  41. Water-purification tablets
  42. Hiking Hammock
  43. Tinder (for fire starting)
  44. Machete
  45. Plastic painters tarp
  46. Salt
  47. Mylar blanket
  48. L.E.D. HeadLamps
  49. Fishing line
  50. Dental floss
  51. Extra Socks
  52. Gloves
  53. Rain suit or poncho,
  54. Wide Brim Hat
  55. Ultimate Survival Kit
  56. Bandanas
  57. Bible
  58. Playing Cards
  59. Fire Extinguisher
  60. AM / Weather Radio
  61. Rifle
  62. Ammo
  63. B.B. / Pellet Gun
  64. Slingshot
  65. Snare Wire
  66. Multi-Vitamins
  67. GPS Device
  68. Portable Camping Stove
  69. Propane
  70. Batteries
  71. Solar Charger
  72. Fishing Pole
  73. Magnesium Fire Starter
  74. Survival Laptop
  75. Saw
  76. Plastic Trash Bags
  77. Binoculars
  78. Shortwave Radio
  79. Eating and Cooking Utensils
  80. Scissors
  81. Sunglasses
  82. Sunscreen
  83. Jumper Cables
  84. Cable Ties
  85. Oil (for your vehicle, can also be used to start a fire or create smoke for a signal fire)
  86. Tool Kit
  87. Tire Repair Kit
  88. Hard Candy ( can give you a boost of energy and a boost to your morale)
  89. Emergency Credit Card
  90. Personal Identification Papers
  91. Family Photos (Remind us of why we are Survivalists)
  92. Dust Mask
  93. Lantern
  94. Money (Putting a $50 or a $100 in you kit might come in useful someday)
  95. Rubbing Alcohol
  96. Pepper or Bear Spray
  97. Can Opener
  98. Chemical hand warmer packets
  99. Energy Bars/Food
  100. Survival Books/Literature

Bulletproof Backpack Review | Protect Your Child with a Guard Dog ProShield Bookbag

Bulletproof Backpack Review | Protect Your Child

Here we are going to test the Guard Dog Security ProShield bookbag or backpack bulletproof vest.  It says it’s certified 3a so let’s see what happens.

I’m going to test it first for the 9mm then a .45 cal. I’m going to open it up and see we get. Okay, here I have the bag set up on the target with a stiff backer. I’m using a sheet of plywood today. First impressions, it’s actually a pretty sturdy bag. It has comfort strips on the back, pretty solid backpack.

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The level 3A Kevlar is on the back of the bag. So here my thoughts are, I’m going to shoot it in the front first and then I’m actually going to turn it around and shoot it directly into the Kevlar and see what happens.

So here we go for test #1. Here we are today at the range and we’re going to practice taking a couple of shots on the ProShield backback – I’m going to shoot it first with the 9 millimeter 124 grain hollow point bullet. Of course make sure you’re wearing glasses and ear protection. So let’s see what happens!

The first couple of shots downrange, let’s just see! You can see two entrance holes on the front. Now, let’s just see what we have coming out of the back. We’re going to be impressed with it and there’s nothing. The back is intact and hole-free. When we look inside we see what we have. Inside you can see the nylon fabric layers have holes from the bullets but it did not go all the way through the bag.

The Kevlar layer stopped the 9mm bullets!


Now we’re going to hit it a couple more times. That’s amazing what a 9mm does to the bag but doen’t go through and would protect the student thart was wearing the bag!

We’re going to going to shoot it with a 230 gr .45 cal hollow point round. So I’m going to step a little further back I’d like to be 9-10 feet back. Let’s see what we got! As you can see it got hit pretty good. Taking a look immediately to the back and see if anything came through. So here’s what we have we have penetration on the multi-hit. Here it came through, but here’s what’s important to know. This would create some blunt trauma to the body but the bullet did not come through. Which is pretty good, I like it. Considering it was 11 rounds fired into this bag, we’re going to give it a pass for sure.

Any Kevlar protection will diminish with multiple bullet strikes. It’s just a natural degradation of the product with repeated rounds. Which may be scary but it is rather unlikely to be hit numerous times in the same place as we are doing here. This is an extreme test of the bag.

It is clear that this bag gives excellent protection to the student! I would highly recommend this bag!

If you are interested in this bag, you can find it on Amazon below!

  • CERTIFIED BULLETPROOF: Providing NIJ Level IIIA protection, the Guard Dog ProShield Smart is supplied with a certification of testing
  • BUILT-IN CHARGING BANK: Charge your mobile devices from your backpack while you’re on the move – 4000mAh charger then plugs directly into the wall when time to recharge
  • CONVENIENT TRAVEL: TSA-approved quick-open back prevents the need to remove laptop and tablet for security screenings, and an RFID blocker pouch secures your private information
  • SECURE STORAGE: Backpack’s 20 compartments includes an ID pocket, RFID Blocker Pouch, 18 inch laptop and tablet sleeves and even a hands-free phone holder on the strap
  • STYLE AND FUNCTION: The ProShield Smart is designed to the final detail so you can wear it daily with protection for when you least expect it. Included is a built-in rain poncho that protects your bag in the event of rain or snow.

hands free phone holder charging port


Active Shooter Safety Training

 This may be the most important article you will ever watch.

We hope not because for that to come true you would have to be involved in an active shooter incident while the likelihood of finding yourself in an active shooter incident is small, the risk is real and these situations are happening with increasing frequency on college campuses and elsewhere.

Our objective is to help put you in control of the outcome. Everything we discuss in this article can be summed up in three words: RUN, HIDE, FIGHT!!

But first what is an active shooter? An active shooter is someone with a gun attempting to kill people, and it can find populated area. For you, that means someone with a gun on campus who wants to kill.

The purpose of this article is to give you the tools and confidence necessary to survive an active shooter attack. How will you know when an active shooter attack is underway? You know that gun shots don’t always sound like they do in movies. If it sounds like a gun or even firecrackers consider that it may be an attack. Do NOT wait for confirmation, do not seek a second opinion if it sounds like gunfire. The same goes for screaming. While screaming doesn’t always indicate danger it may be a reaction to something terrible.

Keep in mind that police are minutes away not seconds you must fend for yourself during this time. You cannot wait for the police to arrive, you cannot wait to act if you are inside a building. Use any way out available including emergency doors and windows. Keep closed signs don’t matter now. All options are available to you. Always be aware of your surroundings, identify your options and make a plan. By the time an attack begins you should already know where to run. Look for exits now so you won’t have to during an attack.

When the time comes to run, leave everything behind except your phone. Everything!! Just thinking about what to bring is time wasted. The most valuable thing you have is you! Grab yourself and go get yourself to a safe place! If you are outside run away from the attack zones. Don’t stop running until you are certain you are away from danger and in a safe area. When running try to make yourself a more difficult target. It might be slower but it could be safer.

Don’t turn around to see what’s happening behind you. It is unlikely that the shooter is chasing you, but either way slowing down to look for the shooter is not a smart strategy. Once you are out of immediate danger dial 9-1-1! Tell the dispatcher there is an active shooter and your location. Do not assume someone else has already called 911. Yours could be the one call that saves lives.

If you think it’s too risky to leave your current location, hide. Active shooters seek easy targets, so don’t be an easy target. It’s that simple an ideal hiding place would be a room with no windows and a locking door. But that option might not be available.

When the time comes, turn off lights and shut the blinds. Make it look like the room is unoccupied. Even partial darkness helps. Choose cover over concealment whenever possible. Concealment is something like an office partition it will hide you from sight but it will not stop a bullet. Cover is something that will do both. Heavy wooden doors file cabinets full of paper and objects of this type should always be your first choice. If possible barricade doors behind you, even if locked. But try not to make unnecessary noise in the process. Be silent turn your phone to silent. Shooters don’t waste time exploring rooms that look unoccupied trying to break down locked doors or searching for hiding students.

Once hidden, be prepared to stay hidden a long time. Stay calm and to be patient, it may take a while but the police will eventually find you and lead you away from danger. Again the time to look for places to hide is not after the shooting has begun, it is now!

Wherever you are on campus, be aware of your surroundings and ask yourself, “Where could i hide if it happens?, what are my options, does this classroom have a closet, does the door lock, what could I use to barricade the door”. If no other option is available, defend yourself! You might not think of yourself as a fighter but others just like you have surprised themselves with how effective they can be when fighting back was the best option for survival.

The attacker has at least one weapon and you do too.  Look around for: chairs, textbooks, backpacks, rocks and pens. You have more options than you probably thought. One readily available weapon is a fire extinguisher and you will find them in nearly every hallway.

You also have surprise on your side. The attacker is not expecting armed resistance until police arrive. This is your advantage. When you fight back, your goal is to overwhelm the attacker and minimize their ability to use weapons effectively. By limiting their vision or physically disabling them, you and others nearby can weaken the attacker. This will give others the confidence to join the fight. Lastly, when you fight back don’t stop to soon fight until the threat is over.

The number-one job of the police is to stop the attack. This means they are totally focused on neutralizing the shooter. Keep in mind that active shooters look like anyone else, even students like you. So when you exit a building raise your hands to show the police that you aren’t holding any weapons you don’t want to be mistaken for the attacker. Remember just as you are afraid the police are on edge, they need to be ready to take immediate and decisive action so your behavior is critical. Hands in the air to avoid sudden movements and obey police direction. The police will shout orders, they don’t have time for courtesy. They must act quickly and forcefully! Do what they say for everyone’s benefit.

Like we said the police are there to stop the attack. Once that job is done, they will turn to helping. Let’s talk about helping others. This may be the most difficult decision of your life, but the best thing that you can do may be just to run and get help. Remember most active shooter incidents begin unexpectedly and end quickly . Help is on the way if you can remember: RUN, HIDE, FIGHT !!

You have the most important knowledge needed to survive an active shooter attack. Familiarize yourself with your environment, plan ahead and if you are prepared you will be able to run hide and fight without hesitation and with confidence!

The active shooter threat is not limited to your school but to any public place.



Survival Cell Phone Recharge

My phone’s dead, well now what do i do? i’m totally stranded did you know that you can charge your phone with a car charger and a 9-watt battery and some house keys?

It’s actually quite simple just touch one side of the battery with the end of the car charger and the other side with the end of the key then press the key so that it touches the metallic part of the side of the charger you can see that when I do this, the blue light on the charger turns on this made me so excited when I saw this clip for the first time so secure the key onto the side and plug your charger cord into the charger and your phone connect your circuit and voila! You have power!

Phone Charger

So in case of emergencies i will keep a 9-watt battery in my car and with this I can charge my phone for long enough to make a phone call and get help desperate times calls for desperate measures, right?

Emergency Water filter

If you’re lost in the wild, dehydration is a huge problem so finding a source of drinking water is often the first priority for a survival. If all you can find is a dirty creek, then you may not have any option. But there’s a way to filter the water; first all, you need 2 containers and a piece of cloth. You may even  want to use the shirt on your back if you have nothing else.

Fill up one container with the dirty water and place it on something elevated. Place the empty clean container next to it and connect the bottles with a piece of cloth. This might take a while to get going but once it starts, its actually pretty fast the cloth will basically absorb and filter to clean the water and transfer it into the clean container with the help of gravity! After a while, you will have a clean container of water! Don’t drink this immediately because there might still be bacteria in it because this filter only cleans out debris.


Water Filter

The best thing is to boil it before drinking it but at least it will be clean when you do!


Rain Collector

Rain is often the safest source of clean drinking water but catching it can be pretty challenging and catching it with your mouth is not very efficient …but kinda fun. You can turn a plastic bottle into a very efficient water collector just cut the end of the bottle…

Cut the bottom of the container off and then cut 3/4 on the sides of the bottle bend each of them at the base to fan them out and now you have your own rain water catcher! Place another container underneath the opening and wait for your delicious drinking water to fill up this works so well! This is similarly out of nature’s book but copying the way a lot of plants collect rain water! The fanning of the petals can increase the surface area which rain is collected.


Rain Collector



How To Make Fire With An EMPTY Lighter

Today,  I want to show you how to establish fire with an empty lighter and actually make a fire in a survival situation.

It is one of the most important things in the wild as making a fire scares away predators, it keeps you warm in the night and it cooks your meat.  Cooking your food so it is safe to eat is probably one of the most important ones when it comes to survival but also don’t forget you can purify water with fire by boiling the water prior to drinking.


Sometimes you may have seen people leave trash in the wilderness. While this is bad and pollutes the great outdoors, trash can be treasure for survivalist when it come to getting a fire started. This is an old lighter that has been left behind here but it’s in pretty good condition, it’s still running except for the gas. The gas is already empty but the flame zone is still operating and today I want to show you how you can still make a flame with an empty lighter.

    Let’s get started!

So usually when you find an empty lighter you can take some dry grass and try to get the dry  grass lit with the sparks from the flame stone however today everything is pretty damp and wet. So I want to create my own tinder out of the plastic from the from the lighter body.

First thing that I’m going to do is I’m going to take my knife and I’ll start scrubbing off or shaving off of the lighter plastic.How To Make Fire With An EMPTY Lighter

Plastic scrapings

You’re just creating a small heap of plastic but the plastic won’t catch fire easily. Next, I work the trigger back and forth to let off some of the striker material to catch fire. So I’ll do that by now by collecting some of the dust inside of the lighter by merely moving the roller here gradually without generating a spark. I can collect a little bit of the dust on top of the lighter and then I just pour it on the plastic shavings.

Let’s try it out so here! I have prepared some tinder shavings and birch tree back to catch the flame.

How To Make Fire With An EMPTY Lighter

Tinder and Birch Tree Bark

First I ignite the tinder shavings then the birch tree bark. This get the fire started and then you can place larger sticks on the fire to maintain the fire.

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DIY Faraday Box Cage Construction for your Phone

A Faraday Box or Faraday Cage is a box lined with metal that will protect electronic devices in the very unfortunate event of an EMP or electomagnetic pulse attack. These attacks can be brought on by the detonation of a large conventional or nuclear warhead in the atmosphere well over our heads. The electrical waves of energy that would cross the continent would render electronic devices unable to operate to include computers, power plants and engines that use computers to operate.

As you can imagine the effects on a modern society like the United States would be devastating. The effects would be similar in other nations as well, even a third world nation would be affected but they are not as nearly dependent on electronic devices as we are here.

These effects can also be brought on by a CME or coronal mass ejection from the sun. CME is very similar to an EMP but the energy comes from the sun that is blown away from the Sun to the Earth by way of a solar flare and filament eruptions. These do happen occasionally where we can have problems with radio signals but Astronomers can generally give us a warning and let us know ahead of time. They do not happen very frequently where they cause great problems on Earth.

How Do You Build One?

Commonly used enclosures include metal garbage cans, popcorn tins, cookie tins and even tightly sealed metal filing cabinets.  One important things for all cages, the metal container must be lined with insulating material to prevent the delicate contents from having any contact whatsoever with the metal.  Examples of insulating material are rubber, wood, cardboard, styrofoam, and even carpet scraps.

Here is another basic cage you can build with very fine chicken wire around a wooden frame. Nothing fancy, furring strip will do, as long as the items do not touch the metal wire.

In an absolute emergency when you don’t have time to build a box, use your microwave oven. It doesn’t have the same protections as a well-prepared cage but it is better than nothing.

I’ve even seen ammo cans lined with a soft material used as a good basic and small cage.

What to Put in the Faraday Cage?

Anything electronic or has a chip, such as: credit cards, cell phones, laptops, cable tv converter hehe, radio and any USB storage devices.


How to Start a Fire without Matches

how to start a fire without matches

Knowing how to start a fire is so important for essential survival skills. If you have kids, they may have asked you a time or two, “how do you start a fire?” Knowing how to start a fire without matches is genuinely high-speed/low drag. Now if you have matches stashed all over, that’s great and even better if they are waterproof matches. But do you think they will work when you really need to make a fire? Just nod your head side to side. So let’s learn how to make a fire in the wild, true survival style!

We need three things to start a fire:

1) Tinder – materials which will readily ignite with a spark.
2) Kindling – Small pieces of grass, leaves and twigs
3) Wood – Sustaining fuel. (gradually increase the size of the wood)



So before you start, get some good, dry tinder. What’s the best tinder? Cotton Balls! A little spark will get them burning so long as they are dry. Put some in a sealed plastic bag and put it in your firestarter pail with some Vaseline. Cotton balls with Vaseline will burn very nicely for a few minutes.  You can also use almost any dead vegetation such as dry grass, crumpled up leaves, pine needles, inner bark or wood shavings.

How to Start a Fire without Matches

Dry Grass

How to Start a Fire without Matches

Pine Needles

Got any jute twine laying around? That’s pretty flammable, especially if you pull the strands apart. Whatever you use, make sure it’s dry and have kindling ready to go once you have the fire started.


Kindling can be many things such as pine cones and small branches. Once again, they must be dry to catch fire and it’s best to be less than an inch in diameter.

How to Start a Fire without Matches



Now look around for larger burning material. Bigger sticks or even logs split for campfire size is just fine. This will keep the fire going for some time and you don’t have to keep a constant eye on the fire. Now let’s get to the fire starting methods.

Fire Plough Method

How to Start a Fire without Matches

Fire Plough Method

Cut a groove in a board or a good sized branch. The spindle or another branch will run in this groove. Rub the tip of the spindle in the groove and have your tinder close by so when you develop embers, you can place the tinder on top of the ember. Blow a little air into the ember to help catch the tinder and FIRE!

Bow Drill Method

How to Start a Fire without Matches

Primitive Fire Starter

This is probably the best way to make fire without matches as you can control the friction action on a small area relatively easy. The socket is important to keep the shaft from making a hole in your hand and it can be just about anything.

The bow is a branch that will be bent and tied together with a string such as shoelace or some of the jute twine. Make the bow roughly the length of your arm for plenty of power to start the fire.

Cut a notch in the fireboard and place some tinder beneath the notch to catch the ember when you are ‘sawing’. The spindle should rotate pretty fast and in not much time you will be able to generate enough friction/heat to start pieces of the fireboard embers to catch the tinder.


9V Battery and Steel Wool Fire Starter

Fire from steel wool and a battery

How to Make Fire with a Battery?

Now this method is kinda fun so I had to throw it in here for a possible way to start a fire. Unroll some steel wool and rub the contacts of the 9 Volt battery against the steel wool and it will start burning pretty quick. Get your tinder on the wool and again you have fire.

Note: A charged battery is necessary for this to work and the stronger the charge in the battery the quicker the wool will catch fire.

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How to Start a Fire without Matches

Flint Fire Starter

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After you get the fire started, you put some kindling on the burning tinder. Once the kindling get going, put some wood on the burning kindling. You can place the wood on the fire in a teepee, pyramid or log cabin method, either way will keep the fire going and you will have succeeded in making a fire without matches.

How to Start a Fire without Matches

There you have it, a quick and dirty primitive fire starting primer with some newer ideas with steel wool, batteries and flint starter that is not so primitive.


Open Carry vs. Concealed Carry

open carry vs concealed carry

Ever wonder why more people don’t open carry today? Some would say, “Why would you”.

There are many different ways of looking at the issue. But it’s something to consider even after a terrible incident as we just saw in Las Vegas a few days ago (which would not have changed considering the issue we speak of today).

I do understand the notion of potentially becoming a target during the highly unlikely event of a violent encounter. However a potential violent situation may also be averted if the criminal sees someone else who is openly carrying. Would you agree or disagree? It must also be said that being in a crime prone area would increase the potential to be involved in a violent situation which shows the old adage of location is key, still holds true.

open carry vs concealed carry

I also understand the potential for a percentage of the common public to become uncomfortable seeing another who is openly carrying. This is specially true in population dense areas where many are ‘programmed’ anti-gun or certain cities/states that do not agree with the 2nd Amendment.

Would we feel compelled or more comfortable to open carry if we saw more doing it around us? What about concealed carry? How many of them are around us?

I think the most important aspect of carrying a firearm on your person is knowing how to use the weapon. 

Did you hear that? Yes, know the weapon before you carry it. Go to the range and practice with your carry weapon. Please don’t think you are going to get a concealed carry permit (if you need one), buy a new gun and strap it to your waist and be safe; it’s folly! You need training and practice to get prepared for an event you never want to have to deal with. Trust me! Protect yourself and your family!

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Looking for Curious what your state is?? Look below for your state and always check with local law enforcement to verify.

Open Carry States Without Permit

New Hampshire
New Mexico
North Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia

Check for caveats!
(e.g. vehicle, rural only, city jurisdictions, other restrictions)


Open Carry States With Permit

New Jersey
North Dakota
Rhode Island

Check for caveats!
(e.g. vehicle, rural only, city jurisdictions, other restrictions)


No Open Carry States

New York
South Carolina


Constitutional Carry States

Idaho (residents only)
New Hampshire
West Virginia
Wyoming (residents only)


You Might be a Survivalist if……..

You Might be a Survivalist if

You might be a Survivalist/Prepper IF…

– you have more food than the local Mini-Mart.

– you can spout the location of every mosque, nuclear target, and possible civilian targets in a tri-state area.

– your wife has to remind you to leave the college fund money alone when puchasing “stuff”.

– you have more money tied up in your BOV than you do your BOL.

– the local police chief calls you when the have a question about firearms.

– the Fire Department has you on the list as a source of available water during a time of crisis.

– You have enough experience with shaking cans so that you can tell what is in it even when there is no label on it.

– You know 15 ways to preserve meat, but can’t answer the question “what’s for dinner honey?”.

– The aforementioned Fire Department has a map of your house indicating powder and silver storage (think falling safe) locations to be aware of if ever there is a fire.

– You know what a “fan Di-Pole” is and you actually have a six legged one on your property.

– Your three year old learned “the 10” of firearms safety before he even knew how to read.

– Your one year old practices OPSEC.

– You bought diamonds that had nothing to do with making a woman happy.

– You have 3 backups to every resource that enters your home.

– Your will is written so cryptically that the attorney calls it a “Scavenger Hunt”.

– You have parts guns that support your backup guns.

– you know that hail and solar panels = SHTF

– You own more rounds of ammo than you have dollars in the bank.
–  Walmart calls to let me know the 5 gal. buckets are in stock again.