Archive | Preparedness

Spread the word (carefully)

Now is a great time to spread the word about the importance of preparing. I don’t know if you read Preparing to Turn Away, but it’s a piece in which I discussed how hard it will be in a post collapse world to turn away family and friends simply because you don’t have enough to […]

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Ca$h

Yes, I put a dollar sign in the title of this one. I figure it will be rare that I’ll have the opportunity to do that and have it come off as semi ok. Now, on to the prepping! Cash reserve, do you have one? If not, you should. (more…)

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Gas prices on the rise

Unless you live under a rock, you should be well aware of the social and political unrest popping up all around the globe. There are so many of these problems going on in so many countries right now that I won’t even bother naming them all. The Middle East is extremely unstable right now (more…)

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Preparing to Turn Away

When I bring up our prepping plans to my family and close friends, some of them look at me like I’m crazy. They don’t believe society could ever collapse on a large enough scale to need this level of preparation. At first, I was a bit annoyed at their attitudes, but now I take it […]

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Electronics

Our world today is so centered on electronics that it’s hard to imagine a post SHTF life without all our toys. All the fun electronics that occupy us (and at times, our children) when we’re bored or have a few minutes to spare, will have dead batteries within a few days (max). So then what? […]

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The Zombie Apocalypse

It’s interesting to run through all the possible SHTF scenarios that people have come up with. My favorite, of course, is the Zombie Apocalypse. Now, I’ve had many of my friends say it makes no sense to think about the rise of the zombies and that it could never happen. (more…)

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The Importance of Reading the News

The news is definitely something we all must pay attention to in this crazy, every-changing world. Reading the paper, watching the news, and paying attention to what others are discussing at the office or in line at the grocery store are all absolutely necessary for survival preparedness. Get yourself used to paying attention to all […]

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Introduction to Prepping

The world we live in today is scarier than at any other time in history. Whether you spotlight the multiple ongoing wars, the global economy, terrorism, possible social collapse followed by the inevitable martial law, fears of hyper inflation, or the slow, yet continuous loss of our Constitutional rights (more…)

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Activities and Fun

Scared children make a stressful situation exponentially worse. If you have children, you need to plan for their sanity as well as your own. Obviously, if you are staying at home when SHTF, your children will have all their usual toys, but you need to consider the possibility of having to leave (more…)

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