C5 Practical Survival Advice For The Poor- When Its Already Too Late to Prep

With your host, Category5   We will be away for the next 2 weeks, off to a near by country. So this is a filler post while you wait for us to get back. We have to leave the country to deal with passport renewal. That means we are at the 6 month point. The [...]

C5 Presents- The Slow Crash- by Ran Prieur

With you host C5 and special guest writer Ran Prieur   I mentioned I get distracted by shiny things. Some things I have a long range plan for. Other things, I just go with my instincts. I also just get bored easily and do what interests me at the moment. I’ve got to finish up [...]

C5 Presents-The Fallacy Of Bugging Out -Part I- by Survival Acres

With your host, Category5 and guest writer, Survival Acres.   I have the great pleasure of being able to reprint the entire 5 part, EPIC Rant series, The Fallacy Of Bugging Out, by the legendary Survival Acres. It’s a name I have known since the 80s. He has seen A LOT of survivalist, end of [...]

C5 On Drugs In South America- Part 7 -Antibiotic and Drug Storage Times

With you host Category5 and special guest, Flightmedic.   Get your printers ready folks. This is another C5 exclusive that you won’t get anywhere else, that you will want to print out on solid paper. Oh, not my usual babble but the PDFs and other info Flightmedic has provided near the end. So, tell your [...]

C5 Presents The Worlds Most Boring Survival Advice – Also The Very Best

With your host, Category5 and a surprise Guest Post by Bison Prepper   “The amateurs discuss tactics: the professionals discuss logistics.” – Napoleon Bonaparte   “ ‘What goes into someone’s mouth does not make them unclean or defile them. It is what comes out of their mouth that defiles them.’ Then the disciples came to [...]

C5 Survival Advice from South America Part 6 – Ass Pain- Episode III – Return of the Jedi Ass Pain

With your Host, Category5. *(The disasters written about here happened a few months ago so dont be looking at me as a news source)   --- A Long Time Ago, On A Continent Far Far Away --- ---- I had a plan ---- ...It was a very nice plan before the Gods of Murphy got [...]

C5 SURVIVAL ADVICE From South America Part 5- Ass Pain Episode II- The Ass Gods Strike Back

With your host, Category5.   Has the long waited anticipation left you all with a wet spot in your jeans? Before we get onto the heavy breathing, I looked at the statistics and noticed that, though plenty of people read the Ancient Chinese Wheelbarrow post, not many clicked the link to the article. It shows [...]

C5 Survival Advice- Part 4- On Motorised Bicycles- From South America

With your host, Category5 (A shout out to the visitors from England, Australia, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and of course, all the Canucks.The vast majority of viewers, though, are coming from the States and this isn't surprising considering the giant wobbling shitstorm that has been teetering to fall since the 70s. I suppose that teetering dung [...]

Powering Your Doomstead On Apocalyptic Guinea Pigs. No Shit. Maybe Some Shit

I am Proud to announce my first ever guest post. Some of you have heard of her before. Thats right. I bring you MrsC5. She is why I am here in South America. Getting through a Nova Scotia winter without her would be intolerable. Professor of Sociology, Activist, Organic Farmer, Peak Oil Prepper, Poop Composter [...]

C5 Survival advice from South America – Part 1 – It Begins

With your host, Catagory5 “My biggest setback was being born white, male, middle class and a citizen of the U.S.. Those identities come with lots of unearned privilege, which tends to make people stupid. When one is born with unearned privilege there is an incentive to stay stupid about the nature of the system that [...]