Should You be Prepping Guns or Glass?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOk dude, what?  I know, the title is deceptive - but here is my question… should I be investing in more guns or the accessories that make them better, like optics otherwise known as “glass”?  Glass is a term for optics, likely because most optics, particularly hunting scopes, are made with glass.

Most shooters will tell you that your budget for a firearm should be as follows: if you pay X for your firearm, the optics should cost 2-3X.  In other words, if you buy a $700 rifle, the optic on top should cost between $1,400 and $2,100.  That seems like a lot but it brings me to my current conundrum.  I have some money that I want to invest in defense, typically that means firearms.  BUT – should I be buying more guns or optics for the guns I already have? Read more

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Revolution TV Show – Comments and What would you do if you KNEW the World was Ending?

Anyone see this?

Basically, this guy busts in his home’s door and says to his wife “it’s going to happen soon” – then all the power goes out reminiscent of a EMP strike.

Here are my random thoughts:

Seriously dude?  You know that civilization is about to end and you aren’t better prepared?  He busts in with a small card board box – presumbly with some candles and peanut butter and nothing else?  When he tells his wife she says “what is happening?” – What?  Oh, nothing just the end of the f-ing world as we know it!  Remember we talked about it but apparently did nothing to prepare for it!  Idiot.

So I ask you… What would you do if you, and only you, knew that in 30 days the power to the entire world was going off and never coming back?

1) Gather weapons and ammo.  All I could get and store.  Beg friends and family to buy them for you (In California we can only buy a new handgun every 30 days).  Or buy used firearms, no restriction there.  Millions and millions of rounds.  Get reloading equipment and know-how.

2) Gather equipment, information on procedures and know-how that doesn’t need electricity.  Kilns, spinning wheels, farming, home-made remedies, building, hand pumps, etc…

3) Seeds.  Heirloom and lots of them.

4) Clothing. Smaller sizes as you are going to lose weight.

5) Building Supplies.  Wood, concrete, nails, hand tools, etc.

6) Medicine.  Fake an infection and get to the Doctor.  Then go to another until you have a good supply of antibiotics.

7) Run up your credit.  No power?  No records.  Use your credit card to get as many supplies as you can.  Use you cash to buy gold, silver, (or more guns!) etc….

8) Sell your house and buy a WORKING farm.  Get a farm with livestock and ranch hands in place.  When the shit goes down and they see you are prepared – they’ll stick around.

9) Gather your team.  On the night the power is going off, invite selected members of society and their family to your home for a “big surprise” or “big announcement”.  Invite doctors, surgeons, midwives, farmers, metal workers, contractors, ex or current military, anyone who will benefit your survival family.  Once the grid goes down, they are stuck there and you all will band together to survive.

10) Pray.



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Attack on the United States!

The title is salacious – I know.  Why aren’t more people calling this what it is?!?!  foreign embassies are the land of sovereign nations – this is a basic tenet of international law.  PLAIN AND SIMPLE – THE UNITED STATES WAS ATTACKED TWICE THESE PAST FEW DAYS!  ONCE IN EGYPT AND AGAIN IN LIBYA.  My heart goes out the families of those Americans serving overseas who died.



Now, any history student can tell you that the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is what caused WWI.  How hard is it to imagine the storming of US Embassies and the murder of a US diplomat could cause WWIII?  This is already a screwed up area of the world and these sort of “sparks” can ignite the world into a blaze of war.  Israel is clearly itching to bomb Iran – the Islamic world couldn’t hate the US anymore than they already do – China and Russia seem to be supporting our enemies (Iran and North Korea) and the world police (the US) could be pulled into full a blown WORLD WAR.

From a prepping stand point this doesn’t change much but it should give you the incentive to step up your preps.  World war which will inevitably involve some middle east country or countries will spike oil prices, spook the markets and cause massive panic.  We will very likely not see attacks on US soil as the fight will happen overseas but that does not mean that mean we will not feel the effects at home.  Our country is divided politcally and socially like never before and our economy is in a very fragile state.  Anything serious could tip the balance and cause a knee-jerk reaction that results in a depression or worse.

It was said that today’s headlines are a terrible reminder how violent the world is.  Remember that statement.  Protect yourself and your family.

We could all wake up ANY morning and find that Isreal has bombed alleged nuclear facilities in Iran - a terrorist cell (backed by a shadow foreign nation) has sucessfully attacked the US or China has attacked someone over disputed territories or North Korea hit South Korea with another artillary strike.

PREP NOW and PREP HARD – You may be running out of time!


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New Swine Flu Virus Shows Lethal Signs and Zombie Warnings from DHS

Ok, one of these is a sign of the apocalypse, you figure which…

New Swine Flu Virus Shows Lethal Signs &

Zombie Warnings from DHS



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Coupon Code for 10% off? I’ll take that!

Ready Reserve Foods has graciously sent a special coupon code for Suburban Prepper readers that gives you 10% off any order over $50.

The code is SEPSP

This is in honor of National Preparedness Month. Stock up on food or whatever you need!


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