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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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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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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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Survival Lessons Learned From The Pilgrims & The Mayflower

As we in America celebrate Thanksgiving, most of the symbolism & foods are intended to represent the “First Thanksgiving” feast by the Puritans (now called the Pilgrims), survivors of the Mayflower & Plymouth Colony. As is true with most things,… 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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Doing It Right: When It Comes To Prepping, Simple Is Better

When you are in a survival situation, when your life is on the line, you simply cannot have the vital gear you need to survive breaking. The lesson that Spice and I had drilled into our heads over and over… 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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Click, Click, Click: Postmortem Of Our Recent Really Dumb Prepper Fail

It was a lovely fall day out at “The Place”. Spice was doing her last mowing of the season, and we had been out picking up chunks of the trees we recently removed. Work was done, and after a bit… 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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The Reluctant Spouse, Part I: Three Approaches to Bridge the Gap

As in every other aspect of life as a couple, things go along much faster and more smoothly if spouses basically agree on goals and means.  So what’s a person who sees a need to prep to do when a… Continue Reading

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The Most Food Per Foot? Part 2: The Taters are In

It was a great plan: This post is something of a morality tale of gardening.  Back in the spring, I wrote a post on one of this year’s garden experiments:  The Tower of Potatoes.  The plan is you build a… Continue Reading

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10 Survival Things I Learned in the Amazon Jungle

Several years ago, I had the privilege to go to the Amazon jungle. It was a trip of a lifetime, and I have no desire to go back. The experience taught me much that directly relates to prepping. ALWAYS Have… Continue Reading

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10 Survival Things Learned During The Eclipse Of 2017

The Eclipse of 2017, in a sense, was a mini-SHTF mass-movement run through. No, there were no major problems, but we did see mass movements of people into areas of the country that do not have the infrastructure to handle… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed 101: Hidden Danger – Spiders Can Hurt, 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