A wildfire is, by definition, a fire that burns strongly and is generally out of control. The term has its […]

Nuclear blast

Following the ending of the Cold War in the last decade of the 1980’s, the world breathed a collective sigh of […]

Drinking water when SHTF

For many of us, water is a resource that is only appreciated when it is scarce. Often, the shortage of food is a nuisance but you can  live for 3 […]

SHTF gear


The prepper community and survivalist community post more checklists than an airline pilot. Whilst checklists are useful, they can also […]


The Prepped community uses as many acronyms as the military. In order to develop an effective […]

Niger ambush

Whilst the Pentagon might claim that the US military does not have an active, direct combat mission in Niger, the […]

Cape Town kidnapping

kidnap course

The kidnapping and beheading of Robin Kemper is both a tragedy and a lesson. It is a tragedy because […]

Election violence in Africa


Election violence is defined as violent action against property, people and the electoral process. Nigeria, Kenya, Sierra Leonne, Chad, Uganda, Zambia , Zimbabwe […]

Madagascar misery

There are three types of plague: bubonic, septicemic and pneumonic. Madagascar is experiencing a pneumonic plague outbreak and over 1000 people have recently […]

Mali and the impact of Narco- terrorism

The recent attack on UN peacekeepers in northern Mali is the latest in a series of attacks on soldiers and UN personnel […]