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Here’s Why We Don’t Do Politics At Beans, Bullets, Bandages & You

Here at Beans, Bullets, Bandages, and You (3BY), we don’t do politics or religion. We don’t talk about ours and we don’t provide a forum for other people to talk about theirs. In this post and companion podcast, we explain… Continue Reading

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Preppers, Are You Ready.gov For A Disaster?

The US Government has a long history of responding to natural and man-made disasters, with varying degrees of success.  We are going to examine the history of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in a future article, today let’s take… 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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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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PrepperPsych 101: Fight, Flight, Freeze – People in a Panic

In some ways humans are unique among living things; but when we get scared enough those special things bolt off into a hole somewhere and we’re left with responses common to many animals.  This is what physiologists call the sympathetic… Continue Reading

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PrepperPsych 101: See Yourself Being Prepared

You’re laughing with a friend and having a great dinner when she gets a startled/alarmed look and reaches for her throat.  She makes a few vigorous spasms with her torso, starts to turn odd colors, and slumps over without having… Continue Reading

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PrepperPsych 101: The Big Three for Avoiding Prepper Burnout

“I should, but I don’t wanna mess with it today.”  We’ve all been there.  We decided doing a thing is worthwhile when we committed to it, and that hasn’t changed.  But we’re tired of messing with it and would rather… Continue Reading