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Preparedness

This Is What a Real-Life Economic Collapse Looks Like

Did you ever think about what your life would be like if the stores were closed? I'm not talking about a post-apocalyptic Mad Max scenario or a winter storm that clears the shelves. I'm talking about a long-term disruption of services caused by an economic collapse. What if you couldn't run to Wal-Mart to get soap?  What if the grocery store had supplies so limited that the [...]

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Health

Infographic: 15 Winter Veggies You Should Be Eating Right Now

Ask anyone who's not a gardener what's in season right now.  Go ahead, I'll wait here, because it won't take long. Did you get met with a blank stare and perhaps some mention of potatoes and onions? We've become so far removed from the land that most folks don't even know what vegetables are in season this time of year. Because of our "food on demand" system, with food comi [...]

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Frugality

Preppernomics: How to do Your Laundry by Hand

When you think about economic collapse, you probably envision all sorts of issues: food shortages, soup lines, people living in their cars, and abject poverty. But the reality is, many of the things that will personally affect you are those day-to-day conveniences that we take for granted.  So many things are automated in our modern way of life that we don't even consider [...]

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Resistance

Police Checkpoints: I'm Not Doing Anything Wrong, But I Definitely Have Something to Worry About

Every year around this time, it just isn't the holiday season if you don't end up stuck in a long line of traffic going through a mandatory DUI checkpoint.  The cops are looking for people drinking and driving, and this unconstitutional search has been upheld by the Supreme Court. And every year around this time, when I say it is a violation of my rights, someone chimes i [...]

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Featured Articles

The First 10 Things Every New Prepper Should Do (Some of Them Are Free!)

Over the past couple of years, here in America.... Contaminated water caused a complete loss of municipal services in both Ohio and West Virginia, resulting in almost a million people vying for the stock in local stores. A freak confluence of storms caused a "Superstorm" that took out power to much of the Eastern Seaboard, including New York City and the coastal parts of New [...]

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Don't Fly Without These 20 TSA-Approved Items in Your Prepper's Carry-on Bag

  What is a more uncomfortable feeling than relinquishing all of the items that are normally part of your EDC kit? Here's one: relinquishing those items and boarding a plane to fly across the country. For many preppers, a worst-case scenario for us would be if the SHTF while we were traveling.  If your journey is by car, you can be fairly well-prepared. However, [...]

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Getting Started: Prepping for a Two Week Power Outage

If you're new to preparedness, you may be reading some of the excellent and informative websites out there and feeling quite quite overwhelmed.  While many sites recommend a one year supply of food, manual tools, and a bug out lodge in the forest, it's vital to realize that is a long-term goal, not a starting point. A great starting point for someone who is just getting sta [...]

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How to Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

I have no idea why it took me so long to motivate myself to make laundry detergent. Never has getting things clean been so dirt cheap. The thing that finally compelled me to stop being so lazy was the fact that...well..it was the lesser of two lazies. I ran out and my car is in the shop.  It took far less energy to gather up the ingredients that I already had in my storage r [...]

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Most Popular Posts

Five Reasons Why I'll Never Get a Flu Shot

If you're looking for a deeply scientific treatise on the flu shot, this isn't it. I'm not a chemist, a physician or someone with an advanced degree in biology.  I'm just a mom with an internet connection.  I'm a person who has researched and compiled an assortment of worrisome facts that point in one direction: the flu shot is NOT beneficial. Some of these reasons ar [...]

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The EPA Takes an Ax to Self-Sufficiency: Most Woodburning Stoves Will Soon Be Illegal

When you think of that little dream homestead in the woods, what does it include?  Probably a well and septic system, a little stream bubbling nearby, a chicken coop, a sunroom for winter growing, and a cozy fire to curl up next to. When my daughter and I spent a year living in a cabin in the Northwoods of Canada, our woodstove was our lifeline. It was the only source of [...]

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Brown Bag Ban: Fed Gov Tells Preschool Parents No Lunch From Home Without a Doctor's Note

It looks like the days of trading half of your peanut butter and jelly sandwich for half of your best friend's ham sandwich may soon be over if the federal government has anything to do with it. A Richmond, Virginia mother received the following note, telling her not to pack a lunch for her pre-school age child. (source: Momdot.com) Dear Parents, I have received wor [...]

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Tyler Smith of Doomsday Preppers: Apex Predator or Apex Punk?

If there was ever a case study on why preppers should be prepared to defend their supplies, the upcoming episode of National Geographic's Doomsday Preppers would provide a perfect example. “We’re not in it to stockpile. We’re in it to take what you have and there’s nothing you can do to stop us,” Tyler Smith says. “We are your worst nightmare, and we are coming. [...]

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