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Preparedness

Bloom Where You're Planted: Prepping to Survive Where You Are Right Now

Have you ever heard anyone utter some variation of one of these comments? "I'm going to start prepping as soon as I can move." "I can't prepare because I live in a tiny apartment." "Well, once we are able to get moved to our farm in two years I'll start prepping hardcore." "I'm saving the money for moving instead of using it for preps." "There's no point in prepping here  [...]

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Health

Got Chronic Health Issues? Maybe It's Time to Go Against the Grain

I really hate food labels, food pyramids, the USDA, and the FDA. All of the stuff that they say are good for you are bad for you. And the things they say are bad for you are actually good for you. Here's why: of course, it all boils down to money. As usual. It's all a weird shell game to get you to purchase highly subsidized Big Agri crops like corn, soy, and wheat. Bi [...]

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Frugality

The Cheapskate's Guide to Productive Hobbies

There's no denying that for many of us, times are tight. Many homes have a basket by the door full of unopened bills.  Bank accounts are in overdraft. Every week the charges at the grocery store are a little bit higher than the week before, and for less food.  Kids want new clothes and that latest video game, the car needs to be fixed, and people's jobs are draining the very [...]

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Resistance

Book Review: A. American's Survivalist Series

Looking for a good series to read this summer? I'm here to hook you up! I really love a good prepping/survival story and sometimes a good one can be tough to come by. There are those excellent classic survival books like One Second After and Alas Babylon that pretty much spoil you for lesser prepper fiction. Now, I can give an absolutely resounding recommendation.  You'v [...]

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Featured Articles

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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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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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