Sign Up for My Free Newsletter

Stay in the loop! All you need to do is enter your email address. Links to the newest articles will be sent right to your inbox!

Latest Posts

Preparedness

Another American Water Emergency: Utah Municipal Water Supply Tainted by Chemical Spill

In the past couple of years, it seems that one American city after another has faced a water disaster when municipal supplies have become tainted. West Virginia and Ohio both faced water emergencies in 2014. Now, the city of Nibley, Utah has issued an order to residents not to use the water from their taps due to a foul odor caused by contamination. Nibley City today issued [...]

Continue reading

Health

6 Natural Remedies for Vomiting and Diarrhea

Gastrointestinal upsets have been sweeping the country this spring. First, there was an outbreak of drug-resistant shigellosis. This bacterial infection is also known as "Montezuma's revenge" or "traveler's diarrhea."  It usually affects people visiting Third World destinations and is caused by drinking water that hasn't been properly purified. This version has hit American [...]

Continue reading

Frugality

8 Steps to Surviving a Job Loss

A 2014 report on jobs showed some alarming statistics:  1 in 5 Americans have lost their jobs over the past five years and remained unemployed. The US economy is free-falling, and the middle class is taking the hit. Unless you live in a neighborhood of rainbows and unicorns, it's a good bet that this has happened to either your family or someone you know.  Sometimes the la [...]

Continue reading

Resistance

In Defense of California: Stop Wishing We'd Fall into the Ocean and Die

California. Home of restrictive gun laws.  Liberal enclaves like Los Angelos and Hollywood. That terrible, four-year drought. Feinstein and Pelosi. Not great qualities for a state, I have to admit. I can't tell you how many times people have blithely suggested that I move. Or that they hold close the fervent wish that our state should break off with the next earthquak [...]

Continue reading

Featured Articles

40 Flicks for Prepper Movie Night

I know it isn't just me. Every prepper I know loves a good disaster flick.  Heck, it doesn't even have to be that good for some of us to watch them.  We just enjoy sitting back and watching a fictional disaster unfold so that we can strategize how we would handle it, mock the hero for his or her poor decisions (you know, those dumb moves that a prepper would never make), [...]

Continue reading

3 Types of Emergencies That Could Happen to Anyone

Maybe you're brand new to prepping and not sure where to start. Maybe you aren't really interested in emergency preparedness but your well-meaning in-laws keep sending you links to websites about the topic.  Maybe you go to those websites and you see so much doom and gloom that you immediately exit. Maybe you say to yourself, "Holy cow, no!  I'm not one of those crazy Doomsda [...]

Continue reading

25 Homemade Coffee Creamers and Syrups (without the nasty additives)

Do you love coffee or know someone who does? 'Tis the season for the fanciest possible version of everything, and your hot beverage is no exception. Places like Starbucks have taken flavored coffees to  whole new level. At my local grocery store, there's an entire refrigerated unit dedicated to decadent flavored creamers. Unfortunately, those creamers are rife with chemical [...]

Continue reading

"Grid Jihad": What If You Had a Week to Prep for the End of the World?

With September 11 fast approaching, so too does the risk of another terrorist attack on US soil. They say this every year as the date approaches, but in 2014, it seems to carry a bit more weight than it has during other years. I'm referring specifically to all of those beheadings and the crazy video threat that warned, "We will drown all of you in blood".  I'd say that [...]

Continue reading

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 [...]

Continue reading

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 [...]

Continue reading

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 [...]

Continue reading

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. [...]

Continue reading

profileDon’t Forget…

All I need is an email address, and a link to the newest articles will come right to your inbox. You’ll never miss a post, plus you’ll get special offers you may not see on the website!