Are You Really Ready for Much of Anything? If Not, Visit P5 Preparedness.

I’m really excited today over a few recent developments, and I also have way more information to bring than I can actually post here. I’ll do what I can, so let’s get started.


For starters, I recently moved to Chattanooga TN and chose my location partially based on a pretty awesome prepper store nearby. It’s called P5 Preparedness. Of all the prepper places I’ve ever been to, this one has the trifecta in place…

Knowledgable and friendly staff (in some places the staff are absolutely horrid). I’ve gotten to know them quite well. The owners and staff are salt of the earth kind of guys. Beyond simply owning the store and selling you quality equipment, the owners are also more than willing to go a step beyond and offer personalized consulting if that’s what you need.

Excellent inventory. The P5 store is set up like an extremely professional retail store, except their wares are the kind of stuff you’d be looking for. Imagine it as the ideal place for a dude to shop while his wife looks for clothes or gets her hair done.

Training. The shop has a weekly networking group and also regular training on topics like first aid, communications, and bug out bags. I’ve been attending the weekly groups since I moved and can attest that it is a great help. The people that drop in represent a great variety of mindsets and preparedness levels and the groups take on a discussion of best practices with a lot of input. There’s also a great mix of men and women and individuals and families because real preparedness is not just a sausage fest of nutbags. It’s just real people who want to be ready for anything from an adverse weather event to a zombie apocalypse. The networking group is really great and one of the highlights of my week.

I’ve visited other prepper stores when travelling and I always drop in to any military surplus or outdoors stores I come across. Some are good. Some aren’t. P5, however, hits a whole new mark. I would go so far as to say that P5 is a destination store. It’s worth driving from out of town just to visit and attend classes at. Chattanooga TN is also a big enough town that there’s plenty for the spouse and kids to do while you’re there, unless of course they’re also joining you in the classes. When you visit, be sure to tell them Dr. Dave sent you.

And now, to give you a few thing to think about as you plan your first trip to P5 Preparedness

Strip or Retire. There’s a great deal of information you can read on The Art of Manliness that will get you ready for the apocalypse (samurai toilet practices, for one), but this latest post on having skin in the game is a life changer for mindset.

Project Sunroof. Despite the fear many of you have that Google will herald the apocalypse, they’re still coming up with some really useful stuff. The new Project Sunroof will help you plan how best to use available solar power.

Killer Bees Are Still a Problem. As you can see from this recent incident in Riverside CA where two construction workers were killed by bees, they could still be a potential hazard during the collapse of civilization. As a matter of fact, there’s mention of a Beeclipse in the book How to Survive a Sharknado. I’m sure there’s a Syfy movie on the subject as well.

That’s all for now. Hopefully, I’ll see some of you at P5 for a class.

This message was written by Dr. David Powers and his team of preppers, scientists, and reliable conspiracy theory wackos. You can always find me at Thanks for reading!


How Do You Refer to the End?

I find that people have a lot of different names for the end. I can usually tell what your background is just by what you call it, whether you’re coming from a religious, scientific, pop culture, or looney bird frame of mind. I’m working on a semi-fictional book right now, and I’ve been referring to it as the collapse.

Let me know in the comments below what your favorite name is.

For now, here’s your infopack of tips, tricks, and information…

As I keep telling everyone, the big collapse will likely be a confluence of many different issues. Here’s one for you from the environmental side…the acidification of the earth’s oceans. I don’t care what side of the global warming argument you’re on, the water’s slowly turning acidic is something that’s actually happening. Here’s a nifty site where you can watch it in real time- Ocean Acidification.


Keeping with this environmental theme for a moment, the EPA just released a new tool for analyzing climate patterns and stormwater management. How does this help you? Well, you don’t want to build your refuge or predeployment sites in places that will be easily flooded do you? Remember, I used to live in a hurricane zone. More than once I watched our local government entities stage supplies in flood zones and lose everything. Click HERE to check it out.

If you’re a member of USAA, and I know many of you military guys are, they have a wildfire protection service. They will actually help you set up your home for protection against wildfires. I realize their main purpose is to prevent claims, but it’s a free service that still makes you safer. Since many of you are probably building your dream homes in the woods, it might be worth checking out. If you think about it, many of the principles that will protect your home from forest fire also help in defending it from attackers. I’ll write more about that concept later.

You can find USAA insurance and banking at It’s free for veterans and their dependents to join and worth checking out.


This message was written by Dr. David Powers and his team of preppers, scientists, and reliable conspiracy theory wackos. You can always find me at Thanks for reading!