Topo maps are basically a 2 dimensional rendering of a 3 dimensional world. The Topo Map displays hills, mountains, rivers, buildings, mines, natural features…etc. Some of these things are not on a normal “Road Map”. In the Army, these were the types of maps that we used. We could figure vantage points, saddles and draws to determine where to set up camp, ambushes, make hidden trails…etc. So, in other words, when the Brown Stuff Hits The Fan, make sure you have Topo Maps of where you will be bugged out or in, as well as your regular road maps of the area. Learn more than you ever wanted to know about Topo Maps, at this website…
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
As a prepper it is advisable to know the tracks of your dinner. Here is the tracks of a common animal found in North America. The raccoon. They are fairly easy to trap. They like livers, shellfish smells and shiny objects. Note that these are some strong aggressive animals. Also, a side note, don’t cook them in a roster. They are very GREASY. Put them on a spit, or stew, or jerky.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
When we talk Prepping, everyone likes to talk about Food, Water and Guns. I know I do. Here is something that might need a little thought on your end. What kind of post SHTF pants are you going wear? Silly question, right? Maybe not. I was in the Army for 6 years and love my cammies. However, do you want to walk around in camouflage and announce to all non preppers that you might have something that they want. You might as well carry a military back pack and an AR 15. You want to blend in. Be a Ghost, be a gray man. My advice for Prepping pants Baggy, comfortable jeans. I have Camo’s prepped, but only for hunting.