Physical Preparedness

06 Sep 2013 by filed in Physical Preparedness
I suspect that there are some of you who aren’t sure what an AR-15 Lower Receiver is, but I can guaran-dang-tee you that after reading this article, you’ll at least appreciate what to look for and value WHEN you find yourself wanting to purchase an AR-15 Lower Receiver.   Firearm aficionados often like to build their rifles from the ground up so that they can customize the features of each part of the gun to their specifications. Many also like to purchase rifle parts so that they fly under the...
01 Feb 2013 by filed in Physical Preparedness
By Kellene Bishop In short, the answer is yes.  I have received some e-mails over the past year from persons mistakenly believing that the defense should be in “like kind” of the attack—meaning that a fist should be fought back with a fist and a knife should be fought back with a knife.  I don’t know whoever made up such a nonsensical rule. Is this some kind of a ridiculous gentleman’s rule or something like that?  Does that mean that if I don’t have a knife that I’m not allowed to fight back?...
08 Mar 2012 by filed in Physical Preparedness
By Kellene Bishop I’m frequently asked for a list of items that I consider “essential” for any preparedness lifestyle. I’ve created this list over the years as some of the items were obvious to me as a beginning prepper; but the wisdom of having some of these items had to knock me on the head before I added them to my list. My Preparedness List This is a list that I’ve created which consists of items that I believe you can never have enough of. While you may run out of room, you’ll never have...
21 Jun 2011 by filed in Physical Preparedness
By Kellene Bishop This article isn’t about surviving the impossible. Obviously, if an earthquake comes along and swallows your entire family and home while you’re sleeping, no amount of tangible preparedness will do you much good under those circumstances (although being able to tell your Creator that you at least heeded His warning while you were alive is bound to earn you some brownie points where it counts).  Rather this article is about being better prepared for that time when you DO...
24 May 2011 by filed in Physical Preparedness
By Kellene Bishop The last article I posted dealt very specifically with the fact that in the event of a major crisis, it’s not realistic that folks can just stay put in their urban environment and be safe, secure, and healthy. Instead I made several suggestions as to when it would be prudent to leave one’s urban home and head further out in order to have access to sustainable food resources, more water for long-term needs, proper sanitation, less crime, and a few other important reasons. The...
20 May 2011 by filed in Physical Preparedness
By Kellene Bishop I was once asked to teach more about urban survival “because all anyone ever says is that you have to get out of the city when disaster strikes.” I also came across a radio show host who ostensibly discusses urban survival every week on her show. Well, I hope she’s got a very creative mind because if I were to address “urban survival” it would last about one hour, because frankly, there’s no such thing as urban survival folks. When it comes to dealing with a bona fide disaster...
29 Mar 2011 by filed in Physical Preparedness
By Kellene Bishop In light of the TV segment I did yesterday morning for ABC’s morning news show, I thought I would post this article which was very well received on my other blog, Women of Caliber (which suffers a great deal of neglect on my part for the last 6 months.) I once read a comment by a reader on another blog authored by someone simply named “Syd.” It was stirring and motivating to me, but in some respects it was also un-relatable to me as a woman. I felt that it was very indicative...
29 Mar 2011 by filed in Physical Preparedness
NOT entirely by Kellene Bishop *grin* Hey Folks. I'd love to provide original commentary for you today, but then I'd miss out on sharing a very timely piece with you by one of the people I consider to be one of the two "Godfathers of Preparedness" if you will, James Wesley Rawles.  This guy has more strategies and tactics that are second nature to him than even the most ardent extreme couponer. Frankly, I have been sharing his views on this matter for a long time. I would be SO out of Florida...
10 Mar 2011 by filed in Physical Preparedness
Most times, when folks think about potential challenges such as an earthquake or a car breaking down in the middle of nowhere, they omit considering one of their greatest assets in dealing with such a scenario—their own physical strength. Personally, I believe that my biggest challenge in becoming more self-reliant is to be focused on what physical components of preparedness I will need in the future and be willing to pay the price for those today. That price may be in the form of daily...
20 Jan 2011 by filed in Physical Preparedness
By Kellene Bishop As I’ve shared previously, “Alas, Babylon” is one of my favorite books relating to preparedness. I can read and reread it and still find myself making mental notes, “Oh yeah, I never thought of needing something like that.”  For some reason the last read through had me really paying attention to the clothing aspect of preparedness. As such, I thought I’d share a few of my thoughts with you. For starters, understand that I am in no way expert in seamstress matters. I wouldn’t...
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