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Why We Prep: Needs Are Not Mechanisms

Needs are not mechanisms. Both of the photos below show men who had a need to breathe while under water.  The men in the first photo (heroes all!) who had that need did not have the mechanism, and perished.  The… Continue Reading

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Pepper Spray: The Other Concealed Carry

I just took my Ruger LC9S, safely tucked into it’s pocket holster, out of my jacket pocket and placed it in it’s daytime home, my office desk drawer. I work in an office that is entirely pro-carry… to the point… Continue Reading

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A Day of Infamy, Years of Captivity: It CAN Happen Here, Concentration Camps In The USA

Concentration camp. I don’t know if there are an uglier couple of words in the English language when used together. Let me jump right to the chase here and tell you why I’m writing this… I want everybody who reads… Continue Reading

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Prepping With A Plan: Prepping Supply Categories

As preppers we need to plan for a variety of supplies and inventory them after they have been acquired.  We need some sort of categorization for them.  Even the name of this Blog, “Beans, Bullets, Bandages, and You” refers to… 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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Six Tips For Prepping With Canned Foods

Food is perhaps the second most important prep that a prepper can have (water and water purification would be the first). Food is also one of the most daunting issues facing a new prepper, especially if that person has limited… Continue Reading

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PrepperNomics 107:  Examining Precious Metals For If The SHTF Or If It Doesn’t

PrepperNomics 107:  Precious Metals The subject of precious metals comes up often in prepper circles, either because of lack of confidence in the current monetary system, or because of a belief that precious metals will reassert themselves as mediums of… Continue Reading

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Product Review: Red Feather Canned Butter

As I was checking out the latest prepper stories on Prepper Website (CLICKY) I came across an ad link for Red Feather Canned Butter.  I’ve been thinking about trying some canned butter for a while, so I went ahead, gave… Continue Reading

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PrepperMed: Four Questions About Vitamins

Should vitamin supplements be a part of food preps?  If so, of what kind, and how much?  These are the questions I’ve been considering; and I thought it might be of value to you to share some of the research… 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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Paranoid Prepper: Viewing prepping as a hobby? Whatever works to get it done!

Prepping as a Hobby Disasters are not everyday events.  We need to keep a bit of perspective if we want to live normal lives, while getting ready for whatever Murphy throws at us.  We need a method to keep improving… 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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Six Prepping & Survival Items That Somebody Could Sell A Bunch Of If They Manufactured Them

Preppers are, by and large, a creative and industrious lot. There are many people among the ranks of the prepping community that are amazing at pulling off all kinds of do-it-yourself projects, who invent high quality devices and solutions for… 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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Mastering Four Challenges Women Preppers Face Every Day

News flash! Men and women are different! Well… anybody with any sense at all knows. As we explain in this weeks 3BY podcast, meeting the challenges of mastering our differences is a critical part to thriving both everyday and if… Continue Reading