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Prepper101: The 3-Minute Prep

Our first goal is to survive the next three minutes. You may think to yourself, “I’m not a diver, so I don’t need to worry about this one.” Remember that every prep helps accomplish other goals. It is true that… 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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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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3BY Statement About Vegas Shooting

Our hearts go out to the victims of the recent evil assault on innocent concertgoers in Las Vegas, as well to any innocent victim of past shootings. We are a community that recognizes that recognizes the importance of civilian ownership… Continue Reading

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The Reluctant Spouse, Part II: Four Ways to Counter Objections

Grant Wood - The Perfectionist

In Part I of this series, we looked at how to find out just why The Spouse is reluctant, and how to approach bridging the gap.  We then recorded a podcast for for preppers to play for their reluctant spouses.… 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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Four Things Preppers on Blood Thinners Might Like to Know

Ok, if you’ve read many of my health posts you’re used to the line about how I’m not a physician and I don’t give medical advice.  You can double that for this piece.  Even if I was a physician, no… Continue Reading

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Solar Storms: Not If, But When & How Bad?

The week this article was written we had a Sun Spot that caused massive solar eruptions. The “Sun has gone wrong and scientists don’t know why” the headlines read.  NASA has some great pictures using cameras made out of pure… Continue Reading

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Oh Dry Up! Prepping on a Budget by Dehydrating Food

Let’s see, what comes in this bucket designed to be a 30-day emergency food supply?  We’ve got cream-based soups, pancake mix, breakfast cereals, milk powder, pasta and rice entrees, chili … in other words, lots of grains with enough cheap… Continue Reading

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Mad Cows and Laughing Cannibals: Chronic Wasting Disease Info For Preppers

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a disease of hoofstock wildlife (deer and the like).currently spreading through North America.  Affected animals look … well, like this: Why should preppers care? Well, on one hand, there’s been no proven case of CWD being… Continue Reading

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Two Keys to Prepping Against Antibiotic Resistance

After the development of antibiotics, experts in infectious medicine who’d seen the fatalities in their field drop by more than 90% trumpeted an end to their entire specialty; and many medical schools closed the infectious disease departments entirely.  Today, we’ve… 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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Dealing With Depression: Three Prepper Options

I was walking The Place with my local conservation agent, as he pointed out various plant species and their characteristics.  We walked by this one: … and he commented “St. John’s Wort”.  I stopped.  It was growing wild literally within… Continue Reading

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The Heat is On…but the power isn’t

This topic somehow rose naturally to the top of my mind as I worked and stayed at the (powerless)  cabin at The Place on these 95 F days.  No problem, for reasons you’ll see below, but it brings up a… Continue Reading