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Preparedness

How to Build a Gluten-Free Pantry on a Budget

There is an almost epidemic hierarchy of wheat-related ailments in America today. From intolerance that causes gastrointestinal discomfort to a debilitating disease, the number of people who do not consume wheat is multiplying exponentially. At the pinnacle of this is Celiac disease. Sufferers are highly sensitive to gluten in any form. The Celiac Disease Foundation defines [...]

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Health

Washington Man Paralyzed by Botulism from Improperly Canned Food

Home canning is a great way to preserve food. It's an old-fashioned skill that has undergone a lot of research, resulting in modern updates. Sometimes people are resistant to these updates. When I recently published my book, The Organic Canner, I can't tell you how many emails I received telling me, for example, that a pressure canner isn't necessary. That the reader's grand [...]

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Frugality

Build a Pantry for Pennies: 5 Frugal Shopping Strategies

One of the most common reasons that people give for not prepping is the cost involved.  People seem to have this mental image of a bedroom or basement dedicated to being filled to the rafters with cans of Chef-Boy-Ardee.  They imagine someone going out and spending $5000 at a time for a year's worth of food, or perhaps an 18-wheeler backing up into their driveway and unload [...]

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Resistance

Ron Paul: Vaccine Controversy Shows Why We Need Markets, Not Mandates

This article was originally published at the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.  If I were still a practicing ob-gyn and one of my patients said she was not going to vaccinate her child, I might try to persuade her to change her mind. But, if I were unsuccessful, I would respect her decision. I certainly would not lobby the government to pass a law mandating that ch [...]

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Featured Articles

The Big Blackout: Why I'm Going Low-Tech to Prep for an EMP

This might be stating the obvious, but in the event of an EMP, things will not be the same, no matter how great your generator is. Aaron Dykes of Truthstream Media wrote an excellent article about the extreme likelihood of a catastrophic event that could take out our power grid: Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer is warning investors – and more broadly, lawmakers [...]

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Forget Doom and Gloom: Preparedness is the Ultimate Act of Optimism

Does this sound familiar? You're talking to a friend or family member who isn't on board with preparedness.  (And it's even worse when they think they know what's going on in the world but garner their so-called "information" from network news sources.)  You try for the millionth time to get them to consider stocking up on a few things and they say this: Life's too shor [...]

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How to Go Gluten-Free Without Contributing to the Billion Dollar Big Food Rip-Off

According to some experts, wheat is more like the staff of death than the staff of life these days.   Due to genetic modifications of wheat over the past century (go HERE to learn how scientists "fixed" wheat during the 60s), the grain that appears in nearly every meal in America seems to be causing serious health concerns, particularly inflammation and autoimmune issues. [...]

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Resistance 101: Why You Should Consider Ham Radio for Communications

  Guest Post Contributed by John Q. Public Why communicate at all? And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32 For our safety, edification, and survival we need to know what is happening and what to do about it. As the plethora of prepper blogs and forums reveal, preppers have a lot to say—much of it informative, enlightening, and insigh [...]

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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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