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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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Dark: Eight Observations & One Big Question Following Recent Power Outage

Instant black. Instant quiet. One second I was writing a description for an upcoming 3BY Podcast, the next second I was sitting in my recliner, keyboard in hand, staring out into absolute blackness.  I grabbed my phone and clicked the… 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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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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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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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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Should Essential Oils Be on a Prepper’s Shopping List?

The internet’s a wonderful thing, where you can wander down a path, take a left turn, and end up somewhere entirely unexpected.  That’s what happened when Salty sent me a link to a research article that seemed to indicate that… 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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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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What Would I Do, If It Were the Flu?

Why are people so concerned when it’s just a flu virus? And not even a flu virus that currently exists, at that?  Of all the “Stuff hits the fan, it reaches even down here to rural Missouri, and help is… 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