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How To Survive A Personal Economic Collapse

With all that is being written about the economic collapses of nations around the globe, people in America seem to be waiting for some huge event. But what if it isn’t a huge event like  a stock market crash or a currency collapse that you actually need to be concerned about? What if our disaster ...Read More »

Coping With Uncertainty In Today’s World

Every afternoon as I sit down with an extra large cup of espresso, I ponder something to write about next on Backdoor Survival.  It is difficult, but not for the reason you might think.  The difficult part is coming up with something new and fresh that has not been written here before. I say that ...Read More »

Survival Basics: 15 Ways To Conserve Water

  It is my belief that preparedness is a lifestyle and to that end, we need to be proactive and embrace good habits now so when and if a crisis, disaster or collapse occurs, these habits will be second nature and intuitive.  One of those habits is the conservation of household water. Today I share ...Read More »

Prepping For An EMP And Solar Flares

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 especially true right now, as we face a huge amount of solar activity the likes of which could send out huge solar flares wiping out  communication systems and ...Read More »

5 Uncommon Skills That Will Be Useful After The SHTF

I believe that community will be important in a post-SHTF society. It is also my belief that each member of a community will need to contribute in one way or another to the group as a whole.  It is easy to think of those contributions as something physical that you can touch and feel such ...Read More »

25 Prepping Excuses That The SHTF Won’t Care About

If disaster was a human named SHTF, it would be that person who takes delight in dropping by unannounced and seeing you at your worst: still in your PJs, out of coffee, and taken utterly by surprise. The kind of person who takes advantage of your unpreparedness to ask to borrow the keys to your ...Read More »

15 Ways To Prepare For A Rogue Wave Of Collapse

Spend ten minutes on the web surfing the key words “prepping skills” and you will be presented with site after site preaching the gospel of prepping for the time when the stuff hits the fan, something we commonly call SHTF.  The truth is it is a bit bittersweet to see so many of us planning ...Read More »

Today, I Shot Guns With My Teenage Daughter

The day after the most deadly gun-related massacre in America, I took my 15-year-old daughter out to shoot guns. I’m a firm believer in refusing to be a victim, and this philosophy carries over to the way I’ve raised my children. We had planned to take a course together from a new instructor for a ...Read More »

Learning To Cope With Adversity

How many times have you experienced a setback in your life and felt angry, lost, disoriented and worse?  From personal experience, I can tell you that the stress of it all can be overwhelming and without being aware of what is happening, you can suffer a bit of meltdown. When I say meltdown, I do ...Read More »

Survival Saturday: Is Your Family Being Programmed By The American Way Of Life?

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 You just can’t trust anyone, or so it appears in this week’s Survival Saturday round-up.  We’re all being programmed. Our culture makes the following things normal: food only comes from stores, kids must ...Read More »

7 Tips To Help You Prepare For Hard Times

Once you have been blogging for awhile, you begin to realize that bad news – and by bad news I mean the unthinkable – sells. Funny how that works but following a natural disaster or major world event, site visits go up – way up.  When my friend George at Urban Survival first told me ...Read More »

Barack Obama Warns Americans ‘To Be Prepared For A Disaster’ (VIDEO)

When Barack Obama speaks to the public, it is very rare that he does so without a specific purpose in mind.  So why is he urging Americans “to be prepared for a disaster” all of a sudden?  On May 31, Obama took time out of his extremely busy schedule to deliver an address at the ...Read More »

The US Government Has Recently Issued 2 Alarming Warnings To Prep…But Is Anybody Listening?

When the US government steps outside of the apple pie and baseball narrative of the American dream and issues warnings to prep, you’d better pay strict attention and start upping your preparedness game.  (Whether you believe that the threat to prep for is manufactured to engineer consent or not is, while an interesting debate, entirely ...Read More »

Preparedness Tips For People With Mobility Challenges

If you have ever had an injury that limited your mobility, you will understand why knowing how to deal with mobility challenges following a disaster are important.  A sprained ankle, a broken leg, a fractured arm – all of these can severely restrict your ability of evacuate or bug out following a disaster. Now put ...Read More »

Obama: Be Ready For EMP Attacks, Engineered Pandemics, Massive Earthquakes And Martial Law (VIDEO)

By: The Voice of Reason | On May 31, Obama took time out of his extremely busy schedule to deliver an address at the FEMA National Response Coordination Center in Washington where he made a point to stress that Americans who are not preparing for disaster, or who do not have emergency evacuation plans for ...Read More »

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