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Think About It: Prepping Is About Looking Past Thoughtless Preconceptions, Seeing Reality Instead

I man I know walked into my office for a conversation. While he was there, he noticed a framed print I had on my wall and was captivated by it. Him, looking at a picture I have hanging on the… Continue Reading

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House Plant’s Secret Identity Revealed: Aloe, Prepper Gold

When we came back from a day at the lake cooked to a painful red, Mom would pinch a leaf off one of her few houseplants, split it open with a nail, and smear the slightly sticky/slimy but clear and… Continue Reading

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Now is the Time for a Prep on the Cheap

 If you could buy an insurance policy for $1 that had the potential to add significant food – pounds and pounds of it – to your family’s larder should something dramatically bad happen in the next six months … would… Continue Reading

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PrepperPsych 101: Daring to be Wrong

“I am a scientist.  In my field, it’s considered to be a good thing to change one’s ideas based on evidence.”  This quote has been attributed to Albert Einstein.  In his youth, Einstein was an extremely committed and vocal pacifist.… Continue Reading

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Cold Turkeys: Prepping For When Your Meds Run Out

A week or so ago, a friend of mine up and quit taking his prescribed medications.  Didn’t think it would be any big deal; just a few days off the blood pressure drugs until he could get in to see… Continue Reading

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PrepperPsych 101: ‘On Top’ Doesn’t Mean ‘Most Important’

 Today the shelves are bare of bump stocks, because last week some evil S.O.B. did great evil, and one thing he used to do it was a bump stock. Bump stocks all over the news, people freaking out that they… Continue Reading

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Natural Family Planning for Preppers

It’s hardly ever talked about … but it can be of vital importance.  During a crisis, access to normal health care, including contraception, might be interrupted.  It might be a really bad time to add a baby to the family… Continue Reading

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PrepperPsych 101: Somebody’s Watching

Sometimes Salty is smarter than I am.  (Most of the time?? Always??)  He was definitely smarter than I was about the security cameras.  When he put out a couple dummy cameras (red light run by a battery, no real recording,… Continue Reading

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How to use FEMA as a tool to quietly spread the word about prepping

I’m warning you right up front, this article uses the “F” word repeatedly. FEMA. There, I said it.  Federal Emergency Management Agency. “Those people”. If you are reading this, you already know that we need to prep. One of the… Continue Reading

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PrepperGuns 101: Guns for Smaller People

The man charged straight at me. He was huge, nearly three hundred pounds and over six and a half feet of nothing but muscle and violent intent, and he was unbelievably fast. I backpedaled rapidly but coolly as I shot… Continue Reading

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My Prepping No-No: I’ve Made The Same Mistake Over & Over, Don’t You Make It Too!

I”ve made many prepping mistakes over the years, and hopefully I have learned from at least most of them There’s one that I have made over and over, and yet I have to struggle every day not to make it… Continue Reading

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Emergency Foods: What to Do About Allergies and Sensitivities

If you’re not inclined to be a label reader you might not have noticed … but many prepper foods are pretty big on the ‘processed’ scale. The problem is that means there are many, many ingredients in each food. Lots… Continue Reading

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Perspective: Revisiting why nobody needs to be SuperPrepperSurvivalistNinja™

I’m not a SuperPrepperSurvivalistNinja™. I’m kinda old, I’m carrying around far too many pounds (I’m working on that), and I’m not an aggressive go-getter killing machine. You probably aren’t either… at least, I HOPE you aren’t.  I’ve decided to revisit this… Continue Reading

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Prepping For When Death & Destruction Hide In Plain Sight

I was driving down Interstate 55 on my way south between St. Louis & Memphis. On a whim, I took the Highway 62 exit west towards Lilbourn. I drove about half a mile down 62, slowing down when I passed… 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