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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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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 Boy Who Cried Wolf, or Preppers, Don’t Let Your Guard Down

Last winter I was warned the roads might get bad, so I was careful to put on good tires.  I didn’t have an accident.  Now this winter they’re saying the same thing, but to heck with worrying about tires; I… 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

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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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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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PrepperPsych: PTSD – What Is It Really? How Do Preppers Deal With It?

People toss around the name and diagnosis of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) a lot; but what is it really? I’m not a psychiatrist … but a good friend of mine is, and she has quite a lot of professional experience… Continue Reading