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Prep A Steady Food Source: Four Considerations About Food Producing Trees

Spice plants a pear tree

It’s getting to be that time of year:  Seed catalogs in the mail every day.  It’s too early to plant yet, but it is time to be deciding about trees. Trees are best planted quite early in the spring, before… Continue Reading

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Arming A Squad Of Untrained Family Members: Part 1

  Arming a Squad: Part 1 Discussion of guns on prepper forums is a real hoot.  It assumes that the folks involved in a Mutual Assistance Group (MAG), or Squad, are all ex-military and the debate revolves around modern battle… Continue Reading

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Understanding Vigilante Justice In Modern-Day America: He Had It Coming!

Part of being a prepper is developing an understanding what might/will happen during times of societal collapse/chaos, even if that collapse just happens on a local scale.  There are times when law and order breaks down in the USA right… Continue Reading

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Prepper Fails and Prepper Successes: How’d the Year Go?

Salty and I are not big on New Year’s resolutions; but there is a value in giving yourself a checkup now and then, considering what’s been going well and what needs to be improved upon.  In this podcast, we do just… Continue Reading

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When The SHTF, Work As A Team First, Questions Can Wait Until Later

In an emergency situation, teams that are coherent and on the same page have a much higher chance of surviving than both teams that act like a “debating society” and lone wolves.  There is a time for disagreement and debate,… 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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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