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Forget Doom And Gloom: Preparedness Is The Ultimate Act Of Optimism

Does this sound familiar? You’re talking to a friend or family member who isn’t on board with preparedness.  (And it’s even worse when they think they know what’s going on in the world but garner their so-called “information” from network news sources.)  You try for the millionth time to get them to consider stocking up


13 Ways To Roll With The Punches

The great recession of the 21st century has been marching forward for seven plus years.  These have not been easy times. For the enlightened, these seven years have been troubling and extremely stressful. The stagnant economy, the threat of a global financial collapse, pandemics, terrorist activity, and an overall belief of being “stuck in place”


When Should I Go Into A Full Pandemic Lockdown Mode And Self Quarantine?

Gross mismanagement of the Ebola crisis by CDC and health officials around the country has left many Americans wondering what steps they need to take to prevent getting infected. Some of the key questions facing concerned citizens revolve around the concepts of self quarantine and social distancing. When do you make the call to bug in or


How To Be A Prepper…But Not One Of Those Crazy Ones

Did you ever think about dipping your big toe into the waters of “prepping” but it just all sounded so “out there” that you weren’t quite sure it was something you wanted to be involved in? Then this is the guide for you. Maybe it made sense in principle, but then you watched that guy and


8 Reasons To Drink Water For Survival

In the summertime when you get hot, sweaty and sticky, it is quite natural to reach for a nice, cool glass of water to quench your thirst.  In the Fall and Winter, however, it is easy to forget to drink an adequate amount of water to stay hydrated. Think about it.  You are indoors, covered


Disaster Preps: When The Storm Hits The Fan

I am a firm believer that our very best learning opportunities come from the learning experiences of others.  There is no better example of this than listening or reading about the experience of someone who has lived through a major disaster. This happened last fall, when reader a shared her experience during the winter ice


How To Build A 30-Day Emergency Food Supply…Fast

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you may be feeling on edge.  You may feel as though time is running out for you to get your preparedness supplies in order. You may be new to prepping, and feeling like there’s too much to accomplish.  The stress in our country is at peak


Consider This Your LAST Wake-Up Call – James Wesley Rawles (VIDEO)

Mark and I sat down with the voice of the preparedness, survivalist community. Mr. Rawles is not only known globally for his expertise in the preparedness community he is also a father, an author, veteran and a patriot of the highest order. It is an honor to speak with Mr. Rawles to get his take


How To Safely Shelter In Place During A Pandemic

In recent weeks, we have all been bombarded with mainstream news reports about the Ebola virus.  Most of those reports indicate that we have nothing to worry about.  Alas, as preppers and survival-types, we worry about pandemics and runaway viruses along with the myriad of other disasters and disruptive events that may occur at some


Updated: Prepping For An Ebola Lockdown

When I first wrote this article, Ebola was a distant threat in a few little countries on the other side of the globe. But, now it’s here, in America. Not only are there suspected cases and confirmed cases, there’s a note of hysteria in the news.  Many of the supplies I originally recommended have been


Propane For Preppers – Part Three

One of the more frequent questions I get relative to propane has to do refilling propane tanks.  I am not talking about those 20 pound tanks commonly used with backyard BBQs.  Instead, the questions have to do with refilling those ubiquitous one pound cylinders that are used with portable stoves, lanterns, and heaters. In this


Here’s Why You Should NOT Panic Over Ebola

It’s true. A case of Ebola has been confirmed in the United States.  And this could just be the beginning, because it looks like there may already be a second case in Dallas right now. Those of us in the preparedness community know exactly how serious this could be.  We’ve read about pandemics and civil unrest and all


The One Simple Secret To Surviving Any Crisis

When disaster strikes, will you be ready? Will you be organized, calm, and ready to adapt to whatever the situation brings? Sometimes we have some warning, and sometimes things happen out of the blue. There is one simple secret that will allow you to sail through nearly any crisis. It doesn’t cost a lot of money, or


12 Months Of Prepping: Month Nine

Nelson Mandela once said: “It always seems impossible until it is done”. And so it is with preparedness.  At the beginning, the task of prepping seems impossible.  But once you start, and once you really get going, the process does not seem so difficult and most definitely seems possible. Now don’t get me wrong.  Talk


Getting Started: Prepping For A Two Week Power Outage

If you’re new to preparedness, you may be reading some of the excellent and informative websites out there and feeling quite overwhelmed.  While many sites recommend a one year supply of food, manual tools, and a bug out lodge in the forest, it’s vital to realize that is a long-term goal, not a starting point.


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