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Paranoid Prepper Explores The Value Of Tube Tents

One of the things you need in case of a bug out, or destruction of your primary dwelling, is a tent.  Tents can be very simple, or quite elaborate and expensive.  If you are into camping and will be using… Continue Reading

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Prepping With A Plan: Prepping Supply Categories

As preppers we need to plan for a variety of supplies and inventory them after they have been acquired.  We need some sort of categorization for them.  Even the name of this Blog, “Beans, Bullets, Bandages, and You” refers to… Continue Reading

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PrepperNomics 107:  Examining Precious Metals For If The SHTF Or If It Doesn’t

PrepperNomics 107:  Precious Metals The subject of precious metals comes up often in prepper circles, either because of lack of confidence in the current monetary system, or because of a belief that precious metals will reassert themselves as mediums of… Continue Reading

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Paranoid Prepper: How To Set Your Prepping Ammo Budget & Inventory

Some time back Salty wrote a post about the minimum amount of ammunition to have on hand.  This has also been a perennial favorite topic on various prepper forums.  There are also YouTube videos on the subject.  The figures tossed… Continue Reading

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PrepperNomics 107:  Derivatives are going to destroy the World!! (Or, Not)

  We’ve all seen posts on forums and other references talking about how huge the Derivatives Market is and how supposedly dangerous it is.  The amazing thing to me is the folks posting, clearly don’t know what a derivative is. … Continue Reading

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Paranoid Prepper: Evacuations = Bugging Out – Been There, Done That, Here’s What I Learned

Given the recent Hurricanes, we have all seen large evacuations recently, either on TV or by being stuck in traffic.  Hurricane Harvey was instructive as the wide spread flooding occurred in places that had never been known to flood previously… Continue Reading

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Paranoid Prepper: How to Convince Others to Prep

I have been able to convince a number of other people to prep, yet I see posts on prepper forums about folks having bad experiences when trying to convince family, friends, and coworkers to prep.  They wind up breaking OPSEC,… Continue Reading

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PrepperNomics 107:  What Preppers Need To Know About Inflation

I wrote in an earlier post  about price movements for individual goods.  “Inflation” is the term we use for price increases in goods and services across the board. The typical layman’s understanding of inflation is simply more money, chasing the… Continue Reading

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Paranoid Prepper: Clearing The Air About Prepper Communications

Introduction to Radio Communications I am not an expert on Radio communications, but I keep seeing questions on prepper forums with incorrect responses, so I decided to put together a little primer on the subject for my faithful readers, both… Continue Reading

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Paranoid Prepper: How to be a Gray Man!

How to be a Gray Man! Salty suggested writing about being a Gray Man.  He asked the wrong guy.  After all, here I am blabbing about the subject all over the Internet.  First rule of being a Gray Man is… Continue Reading

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PrepperNomics 107: Why do prices fluctuate so wildly?

This is the first part in a prepper’s economics series here on 3BY by Paranoid Prepper. Living near New York City, some of you might suspect that I work in the local industry, finance.  I do, but I am not… Continue Reading

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Blizzards: It’s time to start thinking about them (and no, not the kind from the ice cream shop)

With the end of summer, it is time to prepare for winter.  One of the most common problems through much of the US is snowstorms.  We even had one a couple years back in Atlanta, GA that created a huge… Continue Reading

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Paranoid Prepper: On Building A Solid Prepper’s Library

Prepper Library Assuming you are well along on prepping, i.e. food, water, security, etc. you can turn to longer term needs.  In the event of a disaster, particularly one that causes the Internet, cable TV, or even the electrical grid… Continue Reading

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Paranoid Prepper: You Can Prepare Anywhere!

You Can Prepare Anywhere By now you may have realized there is a prepper myth that I just don’t agree with.  The idea is that urban centers, and perhaps other locales, are simply impossible to survive in if SHTF.  I… Continue Reading

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Paranoid Prepper: Building An AR-10 Clone

Lots of folks have built AR-15s and the YouTube library is full of videos on how to do it.  (Okay, “assemble” for the purists.)  I wanted to build an AR-10, so I could fend off bears, which looked like pretty… Continue Reading