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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

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The Paranoid Prepper: Low Probability Events

One of the things that makes preppers look, . . . paranoid, is the fact that the preparations are all for low probability events.  Too many of us are then unable to discuss what we are preparing for without sounding… Continue Reading

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Ammo Cans: The Army’s Trash Is A Prepper’s Treasure

One of the problems with being a prepper is storage.  For ammunition, the most popular solution is the military style ammo can.  These come in a variety of sizes with 50 cal. and 30 cal. being the most common.  These… Continue Reading

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Escape From New York: Execution

The first thing you need to do when disaster strikes in an urban setting is recognize that something is wrong, and get out of the building. If you are wrong and nothing is happening, you can always go back inside,… Continue Reading

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Paranoid Prepper’s Escape From New York: Preparation To Flee

As I mentioned all the way back in my first post, I have had occasions to “Escape from New York”.  On a normal day, New York City is a nuisance to enter, and a nuisance to leave, not quite as… Continue Reading

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Bug Out Bags: BOBs for the Bobless

The first step for most preppers is to assemble a personal Bug Out Bag (BOB), so I don’t need to convince my loyal readers, both of them, of the importance of a BOB. With 20 people to plan for, some… Continue Reading

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How I Formed A Mutual Assistance Group

Some have wondered how I wound up with a group of 20 to prep for, and have voiced the opinion that the MAG is either a good thing, or a bad thing, depending on their own point of view. The… Continue Reading

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Prepper Estate Planning: Beginning Planning For Grandchildren

One of the awkward moments in every Prepper fiction book is the moment when the protagonist acquires the wherewithal to buy all the “stuff” he needs.  In some cases, the book will simply start with all of the shopping done,… Continue Reading