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A Story the Media Doesn't Want You to See, Weird (and Wrong) Science, & Crybaby College Kids

Survival Saturday is  a round-up of the week’s news and resources for folks who are interested in being prepared. This Week in the News There's a story that the media does NOT want you to see but you can find it on this week's Survival Saturday. Also included is news about some science projects that will send a chill down your spine, some crybaby college kids who don't u [...]

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How to Convince Loved Ones to Prep (and When to Give Up)

Lately, those who live the preparedness lifestyle have been more concerned than ever about the events going on in the world, and for many of us,  the urgency to convince loved ones to prep is at an all-time high as worries increase. The economic collapse of Venezuela, our own shaky markets and banking system, the threat of natural disasters, and worries about cyber attacks all [...]

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Did You Know That Venezuela Banned Guns for Private Citizens Only 4 Years Ago?

The cautionary tale that is the rather spectacular collapse of Venezuela continues. Were you aware that Venezuela banned guns for private citizens a mere four years ago, in 2012? Although the country was already in trouble, it seems like that was the beginning of the end. Under the reign of Hugo Chavez, the government introduced a law that banned personal purchases of firear [...]

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McAfee-Weiss: Is There Actually the Potential for Some Honesty in Politics?

I've been disgusted by the two party system for years. Candidates are paraded before us, giving us the illusion that we have a choice. One after another, each new "option" worse than the last batch of "choices." Because of this, I've become somewhat apolitical. I refuse to choose the lesser of two evils. When you do that, you're still choosing evil. You're still "votin [...]

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Dirt Cheap: The Best Frugal Gardening Ideas on the Internet

With the price of healthful groceries going no place but up, lots of thrifty folks are starting a garden to save money on their bills this year. But what about the money to start a garden? It can be a very expensive undertaking, especially if you've never gardened before in your particular location. I've been researching ways to start my own garden as inexpensively as possib [...]

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The Self-Reliance Manifesto: More Than 300 Resources to Guide You on the Path to Radical Freedom

  Self-Reliance. It's a revolutionary word these days and I thought it deserved a manifesto. Manifesto: noun man·i·fes·to \ˌma-nə-ˈfes-(ˌ)tō\ A declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer. ~~~~~ Have you happened to notice that our society is out of balance? The consumers outnumber the producers at such a rapid clip that we can't [...]

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Maybe You Aren't Actually Gluten Intolerant. Maybe You're Just Poison Intolerant.

Over the past couple of years, I had the unpleasant experience of having bloodwork done to confirm that I am gluten intolerant, only to have it come back and say, "Nope, you're just crazy." The same thing happened to my good friend Melissa Melton, who was terribly ill before she cut wheat out of her life. It's happened to scores of other people, who pass the test for the [...]

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How to Build a 30-Day Emergency Food Supply...Fast

If you've been paying attention to the news lately, you may be feeling on edge.  You may feel as though time is running out for you to get your preparedness supplies in order. You may be new to prepping, and feeling like there's too much to accomplish.  The stress in our country is at peak level.  We've listened to the war drums beat louder. We've witnessed riots breaking o [...]

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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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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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Michigan Dept of Agri Forces Farmer to Dump 248 Gallons of Organic Milk and Break 1200 Free Range Eggs

While Americans in the nearby city of Detroit face life in third world conditions, unable to even afford running water,  the state of Michigan decided to direct its resources towards cracking down on a small food co-op in Standish for having the utter audacity to provide milk, butter, cream and eggs to people who bought shares in the organic dairy. The Michigan Department o [...]

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Bring It On: I Will Not Comply with Obamacare

I will not comply with Obamacare. There. I said it. I am unequivocally not going to be complying with Obamacare. I also won't be purchasing health insurance at 4 times the regular price, nor will I participate in the government-funded "exchange" for "affordable" healthcare. Now, first, let me be clear - this isn't because I'd be paying $20,000 per year for the cra [...]

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