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The “Camping Trip” Is Ending

Selco: The “Camping Trip” Is Ending and the REAL SHTF Is About to Start     If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! (Psst: The FTC wants me to remind you that this website contains affiliate links. That means if you make a purchase from a link you click on, I might receive a small commission. This does not increase the price you’ll pay for that item nor does it decrease the awesomeness of the item. ~ Daisy)   by Selco Begovic Co-author of SHTF Survival Boot Camp Lately, I found myself less and less on social networks, forums…places where people sharing their thoughts and ideas about survival and the situation where we […]

Is rural Montana THE ANSWER?

On May 26th I published a look into the near future for those who choose the city life: The Scary Truth About Living in Big Cities During the Turbulent Times Ahead. One of the points Jeff Thomas made might have rural Montanans feeling a bit smug as he singles us out for honorable mention: … So, we’ll see panic exits—large numbers of people attempting to leave as a result of some ‘last-straw’ event. It may be similar to the 1930s – the Okies loading up their Model A trucks with their possessions and driving to California. Only this time, it will be Montana, and other rural places where the existing residents are known to be self-reliant… He goes on […]

managing your day-to-day world

You might occasionally find yourself getting less and less done in spite of the appearance of free time. What’s With That??? I wrestle with that problem from time to time. I’m retired. Officially, I have no job. There is nothing I HAVE TO DO. So how could I possibly have to struggle to get things done that I want to accomplish? I’m a news junkie. I am all over a huge range of news and commentary sources in order to … Uh, yeah, do what? Well, to be one step ahead of a rapidly changing reality. And that accomplishes what? I could be a day or two ahead of the next toilet paper shortage, or something like that. So I […]

The Dark Secrets of SHTF Survival

You have a decent collection of firearms, good pile of ammo, few shelves of MREs and the requisite mountain of toilet paper. You confidently stare the Corona Scare in the face and proclaim ” BRING IT ON. Let’s weed out the dimwits and sissies.” Not so fast, BuckO. Selco Begovic is the ultimate Been There Done That guy for TEOTWAWKI tales. He failed to evacuate before the Bosnian SHTF, and lived to tell the tale. He has since dedicated much of himself to sharing what he learned during those years of, I hesitate to use the word, but “Hell” fits here. His book: The Dark Secrets of SHTF Survival I just finished reading it. It was not cover-to-cover new stuff […]

SHTF surprises

Selco is one of the most famous Been-There-Done-That preppers and survivors of SHTF available to us today. His experiences could fill a book … and in fact filled several that are not only educational, but could be pivotal in an uncertain future. The following article was copied from Natural Blaze with all due respect. Check them out by clicking on the link above.   The 5 Things That Will Surprise You Most When the SHTF   By Selco This is an excerpt from Selco’s book, The Dark Secrets of SHTF Survival. This weekend, you can get all 5 of Selco’s books in PDF for only $25.  CLICK HERE. I recently ran one of my newest courses, called “A Mile in […]

surviving great ugliness

Daisy Luther at her website The Organic Prepper has a lot of great information. Spend some quality time there, fershur. She ran a number of articles from a man who lived in, and survived a serious SHTF situation when evil overtook Bosnia. Some of us are much more ready than his community was, but they did whatever they had to do. Obviously planning and preparing could have made things a whole lot better. We can learn from their experience, or … Have you ever wondered how to defend your home and yourself if the SHTF? In this interview, Selco provides us with information from his personal experience during the occupation of Bosnia. There are many lessons we can learn from […]

what martial law looks like

Selco on Martial Law: Forget your “movie illusions about being a freedom fighter” Selco interviewed by Daisy Luther Let’s talk about martial law. This is when the normal law of the land is suspended and the authority comes from the military or federal government. One recent example of undeclared martial law in the US was when the police were looking for the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing and went door to door, forcing innocent people to come outside with their hands on their heads at gunpoint, while their homes were searched without warrants.  It turns out that many of us have some serious misconceptions of what it’s really like to live through a martial law situation. I asked […]

food for thought

The latest issue of YER OL’ WOODPILE REPORT is out – and definitely does not disappoint. I include below his section on preparing for a changed world. He is again spot-on. Read the bits below and the whole magilla at YER OL’ WOODPILE REPORT. Food. Finding good water isn’t a problem in the hills of Appalachia. Survivalists who fixate on water probably have other regions in mind, the arid southwest or the western high plains. If I lived, say, on the lee side of the Rockies I’d worry more about water than I do. Which is not much. Here there are springs and weeps everywhere, creeks big and small, lakes, ponds, rivers and reservoirs, even the occasional swamp. If this […]