food security

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  Is the Earth really only 3 catastrophes away from total chaos in our food supply chain? Scientists are warning that the world is just three weather-related catastrophes away from global food supply chaos. A study by Britain’s Anglia Ruskin University, commissioned by Lloyd’s of London, vividly points out the fragility of the food supply and… Read more »


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Why do a dry run of bugging-out? Because all of us overestimate how much we can take, and waiting till we absolutely need to bug-out might cost us our lives. Here’s my experience: I decided one day I would simply load up my truck to see how long it took and how well it would… Read more »


vacation emergency preparedness

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  I was playing the Conflicted card game with our daughter and son-in-law the other day (almost had to wrestle the deck back from Brea, she loved it) and one of the questions asked what you would do if you were 1,200 mile away from home on vacation when the SHTF and you had darn… Read more »


2 week grab bag

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Whether you’ve just started to learn about preparing or you’ve been interested for a while, everyday expenses can sometimes make it difficult to really start getting prepared the way you would like to. One easy way to get started is to use your tax refund to either seriously get started with preparing or to make… Read more »


ISIS in America

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  Ohio ISIS suspect Christopher Cornell shocked the nation when portions of his jailhouse interview with a Cincinnati radio station aired earlier this month. The suspected terrorist’s attorney fought, and lost, a court battle to keep the public from hearing Cornell’s threats against America. The attorney claimed that by airing Christopher Lee Cornell’s interview, his… Read more »


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Modern scouting workbooks and badges may focus a lot more on technology merit badges, but the old training manuals offer a multitude of back-to-basics skills an easy-to-understand step-by-step instructions. Old Boy Scout manuals prioritize wilderness survival tasks in a no-frills manner that we should still be mimicking today. The wilderness survival skills which abound in… Read more »