Wargames and Scenarios

The Craziest Thing I Ever Said?

The post-Christmas clean-up is under way – get the presents out from under the tree, clean up the bits of wrappings and boxes, and generally put the house back in order. We’ve got guests coming over tomorrow (really) and it would be nice for them not to have to choose their steps carefully to avoid stepping on something like we do. Sometimes getting from one room to another in this place is like running a Tough Mudder obstacle race, only […]

AAR: Power Outage

I’m sitting at my desk at 11:45 on Tuesday, minding my own business, like I always do. Clear skies, no wind, no rain, sunny and warm(ish). Everything seems normal. Then, the lights in my office went out. A split second later, I heard a loud BOOM! Uh-oh. This exact evolution has happened several times over the last 10 years here. There’s a fuse on a power pole at the corner of our road and the main road, and when something […]

Going to a Dark Place

I normally try to concentrate on positive things at APB, as opposed to rants about what’s wrong with the world, or outrageous news stories about the latest abridgment of liberty somewhere in this country. These thing are important, insofar as they inform my preparedness efforts, but I don’t want to use this space to rehash those issues. I try to stay focused on “Turning fear into self-reliance and personal freedom.” But that’s not to say that I don’t think about […]