Entries by Selco

The Reality of Barter and Trade in an SHTF Economy

    Barter is a hot topic in prepper circles, so I thought we thought we should tap into Selco’s knowledge more deeply on this matter.   How quickly did people turn to barter once your city was locked down? It was a matter of a few weeks. Actually, for ordinary folks, it was a […]

Some Thoughts on Bugging Out

  We at the SHTFSchool are launching our new „Bug out“ course. The first one will be running in Sweden (More details here) so it is perfect time to consider again some things about bugging out. I written before about it, but it is never ending topic, simply because there is too many variables and […]


  End of  the year and start of the new year is usually time for some new decisions, changes in your life and similar. Usually in this time of the year I write about some expectations in „prepper terms“ about what for and why we should be prepared. Nothing really changed in what we should […]

SHTF Christmas… What was It Like…?

Just this last week I completed an interview with Daisy from the Organic Prepper Blog. It was on a timely subject with Christmas being here, so thought I’d share it here as well.     Have you ever thought about what an SHTF Christmas would be like after an end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it event? I’m not talking about a […]

Sleep Deprivation and SHTF

  Image from Häggström, Mikael (2014). “Medical gallery of Mikael Häggström 2014”. WikiJournal of Medicine 1 (2). DOI:10.15347/wjm/2014.008. ISSN 2002-4436. Public Domain.     It is one of those things that lot of people do not see, that when SHTF they will have big problems with and due to sleep deprivation. Reasons are many, maybe […]

Top Tips – Items to Stockpile

  I’m constantly seeing articles with titles like“ things that gonna disappear when SHTF“ or“ things that you need to stock up when SHTF“, better still, “Top 10/50/100(!) Items to stock before SHTF” or something in that way. And then, in the article, author goes with huge number of items that will be gone when […]

Stuff – Concerns on ‘Over Attachment’

In one comment on my previous article I received an excellent comment (thanks Nick!) about what lessons he learned while going through Hurricane Irma, and how that event change some of his views about prepping. He got the points that I wrote about for long time ago, and I still repeat it from time to […]