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PrepperPsych 101: Anticipating Moments Of Survival Helps Plan For Them

To really succeed as a prepper, you have to have a plan.  Prepping is a lot of hard work, it takes a lot of time and a significant chunk of your available money… and one of the keys to being… Continue Reading

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PrepperPsych 101: The Law of Universal Precautions

We wouldn’t be preppers if we didn’t believe that we might meet a Black Swan. Black swans are so uncommon that statisticians use the term to refer to very rare events.  We prep for black swans …  EMPs, pandemics, etc.… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: Dealing with Snakebite

Snakes.  They frighten or just creep out more people than does any other animal with a backbone.  In a sense, that’s unjust:  Many animals, including cattle, kill far more people per year.  Only a small percentage of snakes in North… Continue Reading

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Urban Prepping: 6 Places You Didn’t Know You Can Stash Stuff

Just so you know, my father owned a construction company so I’ve been around the construction related trades all of my life, and I managed a construction crew when I was in college. I’m not licensed in any construction trade,… Continue Reading

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12 Prepping Lessons We Can Learn From Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Book “The Long Winter”

One of the most popular children’s story series ever penned is Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House” series about growing up in the “western” USA.  Having two older sisters and growing up in the 1960’s and 1970’s, I was subjected to… Continue Reading

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Five Health Things To Consider Before The SHTF

There are five basic aspects of health we need to address while prepping, and we are here today to spell them out for you. Back in July, Spice and Salty spill the beans on “health things to consider BEFORE the… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: What To Do When The Frost Bites

Sorry, folks.  It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to the soft peace of falling snow, the beautiful glitter of the sun emerging after an ice-storm … and frostbite.  What to do if something bad goes down on some… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: Injuries While On the Move

Something bad has gone down, and you’ve grabbed your bag and set off on foot, according to the plan. Then the foot lands in a way that was not in the plan, there’s pain, and it’s clear something in that… Continue Reading

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Prepper Fitness: If The SHTF, You Will Perform Like You Physically Prepared

Something’s gone south, and it’s time to grab that car bag and hoof it for home. You did a good job of setting up the bag, and it’s there when you need it.  Nice!  Now, can you actually walk home… Continue Reading

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Paranoid Prepper: Viewing prepping as a hobby? Whatever works to get it done!

Prepping as a Hobby Disasters are not everyday events.  We need to keep a bit of perspective if we want to live normal lives, while getting ready for whatever Murphy throws at us.  We need a method to keep improving… Continue Reading

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PrepperPsych 101: Overcoming the One Big Flaw in Having a Strong Leader

Being a Lone Wolf prepper is an extra risky business.  Practically, you can only really attend to one thing at a time, and no things for about a third of each day.  Sleep must happen. You also have trouble with… Continue Reading

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PrepperPsych 101: Five Lessons from Experience -Time and Decision in a Crisis

It was a dark and stormy night.  Some loser drunk had collided with a power pole and left its debris in the road.  Salty and I hit  at highway speed a cable that was stretched across the road.  The front… Continue Reading

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PrepperPsych 101: Fight, Flight, Freeze – People in a Panic

In some ways humans are unique among living things; but when we get scared enough those special things bolt off into a hole somewhere and we’re left with responses common to many animals.  This is what physiologists call the sympathetic… Continue Reading

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PrepperPsych 101: See Yourself Being Prepared

You’re laughing with a friend and having a great dinner when she gets a startled/alarmed look and reaches for her throat.  She makes a few vigorous spasms with her torso, starts to turn odd colors, and slumps over without having… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: Situations Change. Sometimes The SHTF. Life Changes. Medication Changes. But How? A Prepping Example.

It had been nearly a month since the earthquake.  Many businesses were still closed and the bridges were out so you couldn’t drive far, but Sue had been doing fine:  Lots of wood on hand to keep the house warm,… Continue Reading