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Disaster Planning

Is Civil War Coming? If So, What Can I Do About It? (My Top 7 Priorities)

I get this question or something similar to it every so often and, to be honest, it’s a hard one to answer. Why? Because they’re not really asking what they think they are. What they’re really asking is if it’s time to “run for the hills” or not. They’re wanting to know if they should […]

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Disaster Planning Skills / Knowledge

I’m in my 60’s, Disabled, And New to Prepping. What Should I Do?

I got this email the other day from one of my readers asking my advice about what he can do to get better prepared since they’re getting older and have some health problems. As always, I answered and I figured my answer may help others, so I’m posting it here. FYI, I was given permission […]

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Disaster Planning Equipment / Supplies

Now That Christmas is Over, Let’s Get Back to Your Survivalism…

I’m sure many folks have become complacent over the holidays, and I don’t blame them. Perhaps I have a bit as well. But now that Christmas is officially over, it’s time to reconsider your preparedness efforts again. With that in mind, have you: Stocked up on Foodstuffs This isn’t just about having more food to […]

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Disaster Planning Skills / Knowledge

How to Be Ready for the Most Common Survival Scenarios

In the developed world, food, water and shelter are readily available — for a fee, of course. But what do you do if these necessities vanish? If your only survival skills come from the “Call of Duty” and “Walking Dead” franchises, you might be in for a nasty surprise. What do you need to know, […]

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Defense / Security / Safety Disaster Planning

How to Live in an Area Known for Fires

Whether your dwelling sits comfortably in California, the deep South, or anywhere else prone to wildfires, you probably know that it’s possible to safely life in a place with frequent fires. While it’s important to stay on your toes and take the necessary precautions to live safely in your area, it doesn’t help to live […]

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Disaster Planning Food / Water

How to Organize Your Emergency Food Storage

Food is usually one of the first things people think about during an emergency. When a disaster starts to unfold, you’ll often find long lines at the grocery store as people make a frantic effort to stockpile food on short notice. Building a long-term food supply in advance is an easy way to avoid this […]

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Disaster Planning Food / Water

More Food Shortages Coming?

Just my humble opinion, but I thought the grocery stores and food manufacturers did a great job this year keeping the store shelves stocked with most of our necessities, all things considered. Granted, there were occasionally times when some items were missing from my local grocery stores–fresh eggs, milk, and the like come to mind–but […]

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Disaster Planning

What You Need to Live a Self-Sufficient Life

They say that no man is an island, and in the modern world, we rely on many different resources to maintain our lifestyle. The electricity that powers your devices comes from a collective grid. If you live in a city, your water, sewage and garbage are often all handled by the same company. Massive agricultural […]

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Disaster Planning DIY Projects Equipment / Supplies

Vehicle Tools and False Floor

Last weekend we went to Crater Lake in Oregon–the smoke was still bad so we didn’t see much–and as (my) luck would have it, we had a problem with our van since it wouldn’t start one morning because the positive battery cable came loose. I assume it was never correctly tightened down when installed. In […]

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Disaster Planning Skills / Knowledge

Bugging In – 25 Things NOT To Do

So we’re all concerned about bugging out these days, and we should be to an extent, but it’s almost always more likely that you’re going to be bugging in first or, at the very least, preferring to bug in. With that in mind, you really do need to keep your safety at the forefront of […]