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40 Volcanoes Are Erupting Right Now As The Crust Of The Earth Becomes Increasingly Unstable

Have you noticed that our planet has begun to shake, rattle and roll?  Over the past few days we have seen major volcanic eruptions in Costa Rica and Indonesia, and according to Volcano Discovery 40 volcanoes around the planet are erupting right now as you read this article.  Meanwhile, earthquakes continue to shake the globe ...Read More »

Survival Medicine: Insect Bites And Stings

Something that a lot of us fail to think about until we are in the moment is the ramification of being bitten or stung by a not-so-friendly insect.  In most cases, such stings are annoying and painful but for the most part benign.  Sometimes, though, the toxins from insect stings can be harmful, if not ...Read More »

A Big Fat List Of Essential Oils For Preppers

The world is a scary place.  It is not as though we are intentionally trying to live dangerously, it kind of, sort of just happens.  I am being more than a little bit facetious when I say that because surely there is more to it than that.  Sure, natural disasters happen without provocation or warning ...Read More »

Cash Is Out, Bartering Is King

It’s yard sale season now! It’s a great place and time to practice bartering skills and pick up cheap but valuable items. Part of my preps are acquiring items the majority of folks take for granted but will have huge value in an economic collapse situation. Fire, water, smokes, salt, spices, sanitation/hygiene items, etc. are ...Read More »

How To Survive A Dental Emergency

I don’t know about you, but I have had my share of dental emergencies, including one major emergency while in the middle of nowhere.  Thank goodness I had some clove essential oil to mitigate the pain until I got back to civilization three days later. In the event of a major disaster or disruptive event, ...Read More »

Signs Of A Slave Nation: Humiliation, Socialism, Dependency And Managed Media

Survival Saturday is  a round-up of the week’s news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News Is the economy turning the United States into a slave nation? It certainly looks like it, given the stories that we’ll be discussing this week. Jobs are so difficult to find that employers ...Read More »

12 Wellness Reasons To Include Elderberries In Your Preps

The first time I learned about elderberries is when a homesteader I know told me she supplemented her income from making and selling her homemade syrups and tinctures.  At the time, I knew nothing about elderberries even though they are quite common near the edges of the forest here Washington State. As my interest in ...Read More »

Some Preppers Are Getting Ready For The End Of The World, While Others Are Running For Office

Deep inside, most of us know that something is coming.  Many of us may not know exactly what it is that is heading our way, but there are millions of Americans that feel so alarmed about what they sense is on the horizon that they are taking extreme measures to get prepared.  Of course the ...Read More »

Create A Collapse Supply List Based On The Things They Are Out Of In Venezuela

Sometimes a cautionary tale is more motivating than any amount of positive reinforcement every could be, and the horrifying reports from Venezuela are a perfect example. If you’re paying attention to the things they’ve run out of, you can put together a collapse supply list to see you through the crisis in the event of ...Read More »

Why You Need To Become More Self-Reliant NOW, No Matter Where You Live (VIDEO)

Recently, I spoke with Rory from The Daily Coin about the potential for economic collapse and why we need to pay attention to what’s going on in Venezuela. We discussed how to prepare for it, why everyone needs to work on becoming more self-reliant, and some actionable steps that you can take. The situation in ...Read More »

Rookie Preppers: 8 Mistakes To Avoid

As some of you know, I’ve been prepping for a little over 3 years now.  Believe me when I say that I have probably made every prepping mistake in the book.  It’s time I admit to these mistakes and begin using them as a learning experiences for those of you who are beginning their preparedness efforts. Don’t Panic Take a ...Read More »

The Five Myths Of Water Storage

For many, water becomes their very first prep.  By that I mean that steps are taken to either purchase a supply of bottled water, set up a water barrel, or locate a source of local water that can be filtered and purified for consumption. I was no exception.  Water was my first major prepping purchase ...Read More »

An Open Letter To Single Parent Preppers

Dear Single Parent Preppers: If there’s one thing I know about, it’s taking care of things by myself. If you’ve been a single parent for a while, you know exactly what I mean. You’re the breadwinner, the disciplinarian, the homekeeper, the chef, and the decision-maker. If you’re new to being a single parent, hang on ...Read More »

Tipping Our Hat To The Next Generation Of Preppers

Over the course of the last few months, I have given a lot of thought to the role of our more seasoned citizens as harbingers of the prepper movement.  Since I am very much a baby boomer, I throw myself into that lot.  As far as I am concerned, boomers are smart, funny, active, resourceful, ...Read More »

14 Common Food Storage Mistakes

Waste is not in my vocabulary.  Even before it was considered environmentally responsible to recycle, I would snatch paper out of the trash and re-use the back side before sending it off to the trash bin.  The same thing applied to food.  I simply hated to waste those bits and scraps of leftovers and eventually ...Read More »

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