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Paranoid Prepper: Bears

Bears! People keep telling me that it is futile to prep in the Peoples Republic of New Jersey, but I keep on doing it anyhow.  You might wonder why since New Jersey is a socialist mecca.  The answer is pretty… Continue Reading

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Hidden Danger: Spiders Can Hurt Preppers, Maim Or Even Worse

All he did was take a hike in the woods of a state park.  At the time, we didn’t notice anything amiss.  A thing like that shouldn’t take the wonders of modern medicine to keep from killing a guy, should… Continue Reading

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Ahead on Points: 6 Prepper Wins and 3 Prepper Fails on a Hiking Trip

I just got back from a hiking trip in the mountains, and wanted to share my experiences:  The good to encourage their use and the bad to save you from learning the Hard Way.  I had to be very selective… Continue Reading

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My Shoes Shrank! Four Approaches for Dealing with Leg Swelling

I’ve been working on a series to give people ideas for managing chronic conditions when they can’t get medical care (search the Bandages tag here on the BBBY site if that interests you).  This is just a slight change of… Continue Reading

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Fear: Dealing With What We Are Afraid Of Can Paralyze Us Or Motivate Us

I admit it, many things scare me, and I to an extent sometimes catch my fears dictating the course of my life…  Most people don’t want to admit their fears, but I think it’s important that we recognize them as… Continue Reading

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Giving away food is a prep? You bet it is!

Wait a minute, Salty, you want me to believe that the act of giving away food that I grow in my garden is actually a prep? Seriously? Why yes, my doubting reader, I sure am. Let me explain.  When we… Continue Reading

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Breathing If The SHTF: Prepping To Not Have Asthma

One of the readers of one of my previous posts on asthma asked if there was a way to keep kids from getting asthma in the first place – really much nicer than having to manage it. Is there a… Continue Reading

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PTSD: What Is It Really? How Do Preppers Deal With It?

People toss around the name and diagnosis of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) a lot; but what is it really? I’m not a psychiatrist … but a good friend of mine is, and she has quite a lot of professional experience… Continue Reading

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Gun sales are down, but so are prices… NOW is the time to buy!

The oldest axiom on how to make money on Wall Street is to “buy low, sell high”. It should come as a surprise to nobody that gun sales are off following the 2016 elections. We don’t talk politics, even a… Continue Reading

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Toxic: Major Threats Hide Near Most Of Us, Often In Plain Sight

Spice & I work as a volunteer on a regional emergency management committee, and the #1 thing we prep for around here is something I don’t hear anybody talking about… probably because it’s not sexy, doesn’t require guns or long-term… 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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Sanitized for Your Protection: 4 Cleaning Agents for Prepper Medicine Plus 1 To Avoid!

The world is chock full of germs that would love to live in your warm, food-rich interior.  If allowed, they’d move in, eat your food, change your TV channels, poop on your carpet, and generally trash the place. I use… Continue Reading

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Avoid This One Critical Mistake I Made When Buying Ammo As A Prep

Here’s a lesson from the School of Hard Knocks. Sometimes buying ammo is a mistake… or at least buying the particular ammo that you put in your shopping cart is.  I’ve made a lot of prepping mistakes over the years,… Continue Reading

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The UnPanic Button: Two Strategies for Interrupting an Anxiety Attack Without Drugs

Your heart pounds.  Your breath comes fast and shallow.  Lunch is a hard, unmoving lump in your stomach.  Cold sweat trickles down your spine.  Nails dig into your palms as your fists clench.  Your eyes are wide as visions of… 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