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Preparedness

12 Bad Strategies That Will Get Preppers Killed

If you're involved in the preparedness lifestyle, you're probably into planning. Most likely, you research and study the excellent preparedness strategies put out by experts. Whether we prepare for incidents small or large, we all ponder what we'd do if something world-as-we-know-it-ending went down. The trouble is, a lot of the plans that get made are more likely  to get y [...]

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Health

Introducing Nutritional Anarchy: At War with Big Food

It's time for a revolution. The enemy is a group of large corporations who have taken over the food supply of our country, aided and abetted by corrupt government watchdog agencies and paid-off politicians. We're at war against Big Agri, Big Pharma, and Big Food. It's time to commit acts of nutritional anarchy, in defiance of the "rules" that are making it incre [...]

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Frugality

20 Signs That You Might Be A Cheapskate

Do you enjoy saving a buck more than most people?  Do you have a black belt in frugality? Here are 20 surefire signs that you are embracing your cheap side.  How many things on this list apply to you? You take it as a personal challenge to see how long you can go without spending money. The game is even better if you have a spouse or friend with whom you can compete. Yo [...]

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Resistance

Hip and Trendy New Yorkers Pay for the Privilege of Eating Garbage

A hip and trendy new restaurant in New York City has the rich folks all excited. The restaurant, called wastED, serves the things that most people throw out. And I'm not completely sure how I feel about this.  There's an absolutely staggering amount of food wasted in the United States, but this is a rather extreme, artsy take on the problem. First, the thrifty side of m [...]

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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), [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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"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 [...]

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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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