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When a disaster strikes, you may not have much choice in what your environment is. You can’t control every aspect of your day-to-day life based solely on where you want to be in the event of an emergency. At least, I don’t think that’s reasonable. Even if you normally live in the country, you could… Read more »


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What are some things you can learn to do that will make you more valuable to your group when an emergency happens? Instead of preparedness goals like how many more cans of food to store or making a list of things you need to get, maybe evaluate what skills you want to learn. Here are… Read more »


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I know, we’re a few seasons late to the game, but recently, my sons and I started watching The Walking Dead. Over the course the few days of Thanksgiving vacation, we watched quite a bit of the series. As we drove back from our trip, the boys started talking about what their first steps would… Read more »


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Now that you’ve gone to considerable expense to acquire your family’s emergency food storage, it would be a crying shame to lose even a small portion of it to those nasty little critters that love to get into our pantries. Even the newest and tightest homes have small cracks and gaps that allow pests to… Read more »


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Knowledge is Power: When it comes to surviving a post TEOTWAWKI situation, there is a very big psychological plus to being with like-minded, survival oriented friends that you can trust with your life.  Without these good, close, like-minded friends, survival will be extremely lonely.


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[This article is part of a series.  If you’re interested in protecting your preparations, that’s GREAT, but please do not start with guns!  Start with keeping quiet, planning to share, or passive defense options.] A discussion on preparation and emergency preparedness is incomplete without addressing the issue of guns as part of preparedness.  In my… Read more »


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If you think you’re prepared because you have a bunch of guns and ammo, you’re a fool. Preparedness is a pretty big part of my life, so occasionally I’ll talk to people about preparedness related topics and (especially in group settings) it is not unusual for someone to either brag or joke about having guns… Read more »


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[This article is part of a series.  If you’re interested in protecting your preparations, that’s GREAT, but please do not start with knives!  Start with keeping quiet, planning to share, or passive defense options.] I would really hate to actually have to defend my preparations (or even defend my own life) with a knife.  I… Read more »


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So far, we have looked at a few ways to reduce our need to defend our preparations (by hiding them, keeping quiet about them, or planning to share) and we’ve looked at a few passive ways to defend our preparations (with big dogs, or by securing your home).  Today we’re going to consider one final… Read more »


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When I was a teenager, my dad acquired a vacant house in not-the-best neighborhood.  He tried to fix it up so that he could sell it, but anytime he would purchase supplies, local gangs would steal the materials and vandalize the house.  Dad replaced broken windows and missing supplies over and over again.  Eventually, he… Read more »