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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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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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How to use FEMA as a tool to quietly spread the word about prepping

I’m warning you right up front, this article uses the “F” word repeatedly. FEMA. There, I said it.  Federal Emergency Management Agency. “Those people”. If you are reading this, you already know that we need to prep. One of the… Continue Reading

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Paranoid Prepper: How to be a Gray Man!

How to be a Gray Man! Salty suggested writing about being a Gray Man.  He asked the wrong guy.  After all, here I am blabbing about the subject all over the Internet.  First rule of being a Gray Man is… 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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My Prepping No-No: I’ve Made The Same Mistake Over & Over, Don’t You Make It Too!

I”ve made many prepping mistakes over the years, and hopefully I have learned from at least most of them There’s one that I have made over and over, and yet I have to struggle every day not to make it… 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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PrepperNomics 107: Why do prices fluctuate so wildly?

This is the first part in a prepper’s economics series here on 3BY by Paranoid Prepper. Living near New York City, some of you might suspect that I work in the local industry, finance.  I do, but I am not… Continue Reading

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PrepperGuns 101: So, What’s Up With All The Different Sizes & Types Of Bullets & Shells?

If you are new to firearms, you are probably wondering “so what’s up with all the bullet sizes & all those codes?” Never fear, we’ve got a few simple answers for you to get you started. Over the last 150… Continue Reading

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Salty’s Gun Review: North American Arms .22 Magnum Convertible w/Holster Grip  

NNA .22MAG revovler

Welcome to another edition of Salty’s Gun Review. The views expressed are my own, and I will pull no punches… these are guns I own and shoot, and I will address them from a “prepping/survival perspective”. I am reviewing one… Continue Reading

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The Reluctant Spouse, Part III: When the Reluctance Isn’t About Reason

Millennial Gothic - A comment on today's society

In previous posts of this series (Part 1, & Part 2), we’ve talked about how to approach the topic of prepping with a reluctant spouse, and some talking points to counter some of the common objections. There’s even a podcast meant to… Continue Reading

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Blizzards: It’s time to start thinking about them (and no, not the kind from the ice cream shop)

With the end of summer, it is time to prepare for winter.  One of the most common problems through much of the US is snowstorms.  We even had one a couple years back in Atlanta, GA that created a huge… 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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Podcast: Preppers, Play This Podcast To Your Reluctant Spouse

In this special podcast from Salty & Spice, we talk not to our brother & sister preppers but rather to their reluctant spouses. All too often the prepper sees this: While his or her spouse is like this:   Here’s… 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