Can You See? Disaster Preparedness & Corrective Lenses


Without actual experience in long-term off-the-grid survival it’s really tough to figure out what you’ll really need, and what is not so important after all. And there is no substitute for actual experience. From my chair, when it comes to the discussions of survival…


Disaster Preparedness – Stress Testing Your Ability


Anyone truly serious about disaster preparedness (Preppers and First-Responders) need to constantly ask the question; am I ready mentally and physically for a short term or long term emergency or disaster situation. Regular self assessment is key in being prepared for almost any situation. Simply assuming you can handle the stresses of an emergency… CLICK HERE TO READ MORE..

Living Off The Grid At A Mystery Island!


Capt. Bill negotiating a rocky trail on a remote desert island in the Sea of Cortez (photo by Laura Simpson)

It was a warm January morning in 2010 when my wife Laura and I dropped the Iron Maiden’s anchor in a remote cove on an undisclosed Island in the Sea of Cortez… READ MORE CLICK HERE


Can Preppers Benefit From Reality TV Shows Like ‘Doomsday Castle’?

Photo: National Geographic - 'Doomsday Castle'

Photo: National Geographic – ‘Doomsday Castle’

The quick answer is yes; absolutely, if the show is true to its viewership. That said, it can also go horribly wrong; let’s examine why Continue reading

Behavior Modification: The Science Media Companies Use To Alter Our Psychology


Whether we realize it or not, or wish to acknowledge it or not, the news media has a definite affect upon our personal psychology. It also affects our mood, and that in turn affects many other things, including Continue reading