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The War On Preppers: Obama Bans Ammo For The Most Popular Rifle In America

Because he can’t get Congress to approve the things that he wants to do, Barack Obama has apparently decided to rule by decree for the rest of his time in the White House.  One of Obama’s latest moves is to try to ban some of the most popular ammunition for the most popular rifle in


How To Build A Simple Faraday Cage For EMP Survival

Of all of the reasons to prepare, one that we all need to take seriously is the possibility of a catastrophic EMP, or electromagnetic pulse. This is a frequent topic in many post-apocalyptic novels and something that most of us are aware of, even if we do not completely understand the science. As I wrote


14 Signs That Most Americans Are Flat Broke And Totally Unprepared For The Coming Economic Crisis

When the coming economic crisis strikes, more than half the country is going to be financially wiped out within weeks.  At this point, more than 60 percent of all Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and a whopping 24 percent of the country has more credit card debt than emergency savings.  One of the primary


10 New Steps For Living A Strategic Life

When it comes to living a preparedness lifestyle, from the get go I have focused on what I like to call “prepping for the rest of us”.  To me, this has always meant embracing survival strategies that transcend the weird, the strange and the off-the-wall. The focus is and has always been prepping for ordinary


Is Your Family Prepared To Survive The Economic Collapse?

According to Statistic Brain there are 12,800,000 Americans on welfare, 46,700,000 on food stamps or SNAP, 5,600,000 on unemployment, with a total government spending on welfare annually of approximately $132 billion and this does not even include food stamps or unemployment. These people comprise the army of the Zombie Apocalypse. These people will be your worst nightmare who will be


Build A Pantry For Pennies: 5 Frugal Shopping Strategies

One of the most common reasons that people give for not prepping is the cost involved.  People seem to have this mental image of a bedroom or basement dedicated to being filled to the rafters with cans of Chef-Boy-Ardee.  They imagine someone going out and spending $5000 at a time for a year’s worth of food, or


How To Build A Gluten-Free Pantry On A Budget

There is an almost epidemic hierarchy of wheat-related ailments in America today. From intolerance that causes gastrointestinal discomfort to a debilitating disease, the number of people who do not consume wheat is multiplying exponentially. At the pinnacle of this is Celiac disease. Sufferers are highly sensitive to gluten in any form. The Celiac Disease Foundation


Learn To Use Body Language To Establish Trust

Building a prepper community that you can rely on to come together in times of need is high on everyone’s list of goals.  Sadly, however, most of us have an issue with determining just who we should let into out inner circle of trusted friends. That includes family.  Who is to say that a trusted


Survival First Aid: DIY Healing Vapor Rub For Coughs And Congestion

When it comes to prepping, having the ability to fend for yourself for an extended period is a universal goal.  First comes water, then comes food, and next, for many, comes first aid.  And therein lies the rub, no pun intended. A cold or cough can take you down in a flash, whether it is an


Washington Man Paralyzed By Botulism From Improperly Canned Food

Home canning is a great way to preserve food. It’s an old-fashioned skill that has undergone a lot of research, resulting in modern updates. Sometimes people are resistant to these updates. When I recently published my book, The Organic Canner, I can’t tell you how many emails I received telling me, for example, that a


6 More Uncommon First Aid Items

As I wrote last September, I have a fairly decent first aid kit.  It includes everything from a large variety of bandages to pain killers, antibiotics, essential oils, trauma supplies, first aid books, and equipment such as braces, splints and a blood pressure monitor. Since then, however, Ebola and now measles have become a threat


Agenda For Change: The American Prepper Movement

Last month when I posted Define the Prepper Movement With A Call Action, I did not know what to expect.  One part of me thought, okay, I am going to put this out there and be run out of town for expressing such crazy ideas.  The other part of me dictated that I post the


Survival Basics: The Six Enemies Of Food Storage

When it comes to stockpiling survival preps, two items are always near the top my list: food and land to grow food.  Those, in my opinion, are the two most valuable commodities to have if the world and society goes to heck.  As I say that, I realize that the land portion of that equation


Urban Disasters: Have These 20 Items On You If You Want To Make It Home

From previous disasters, we find clarification and better ways to prepare. Urban disasters happen all the time leaving many stranded in the city. Consider for a moment what you would do if you found yourself in the midst of an emergency where you couldn’t get home using your vehicle. For example, after the terror attacks in New


Contemporary Commentary: Is it Wise to Buy Gold?

The Powers-that-Be, who control or manipulate almost all of the media, including "alternative", are continually running thousands of ads, or "commentaries" (which are ads in disguise), promoting the purchasing of gold as a hedge against the coming Tribulation.  This is perhaps even more prolific in the "alternative" media, as this is their foundational demographic.  Nevertheless, is buying gold really a


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