Author Archives: Jori Hamilton

Balancing Self-Sufficiency and Community

Contributing Writer – Jori Hamilton Self-sufficiency is pretty self-explanatory and often a major factor for preppers who want to be safe and secure. It’s about divorcing yourself from the dependence on societal systems and the labor of others. Examples include eating what you grow, learning new skills to take care of yourself, and having the resources to provide for yourself (and your family) without help.   But, self-sustainability isn’t easy. Depending on where you live or in certain situations, it’s next to impossible. There are certain skills you may never be able to learn. Or, there might be someone in your … Continue reading

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Practicing Survival Skills When You Live in an Urban Setting

Survival skills have always played an important role in staying prepared for the worst-case scenarios of life. While over the last several centuries our species has migrated toward city living and urban spaces, the focus on the tools needed to overcome and recover from disaster hasn’t really made the trip with us. Indeed, survival training is still usually undertaken with a trip out into the wilderness.    Yet, the dangers that occur in the depths of the woods don’t necessarily reflect how most people are likely to experience a fight for survival. Recent studies have revealed that natural disasters are on … Continue reading

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Best Places You Can Move to Before or After a Disaster Strikes

If you consider yourself a prepper, you’re probably already one step ahead when it comes to thinking about potential disasters. Unfortunately, we’ve reached a point in our society where it feels like it’s only a matter of time before the next big natural disaster occurs.  Whether it’s an uncontrollable wildfire, a tsunami, hurricane, flood, or another weather-related event, there are places across the globe that are safer than others. While moving after a disaster can help keep you safe from future ones, being proactive now and deciding to make a move can protect you and your family immediately.  It’s imperative … Continue reading

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Incorporating Mental Health While Prepping

As you prep, it’s important to include your mental health into your plan as well. Continue reading

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Doomsday Prepping Your Business

This article will dive into what a business needs to do to survive inevitable disasters Continue reading

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Community Planning: How Your Neighbors and Friends Can Plan for Disaster

Many of us have come to accept the fact that disasters are an inescapable fact of our world. Indeed, we know that between climate change, and our increasingly technologically reliant world, the list of potential causes of disruption is growing. However, while it may be the case that you’ve made preparations to protect you and your immediate family in a disaster, it’s important to think a little bigger and look to the community.  Our current pandemic has served to demonstrate that surviving and recovering from a disaster can’t rely upon individual efforts alone. It takes the cooperation of the entire … Continue reading

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Doomsday Proof Careers: The Pros and Cons of Choosing Professions That Will Exist After Disasters

  If 2020 taught us anything, it was that even in the face of sheer disaster, the world largely keeps turning. While millions lost their jobs during the pandemic, many jobs appeared to be immune due to their necessity to a functioning society.  Many of these jobs are excellent to hold for this reason alone, however, the skills that many of these jobs can teach you will carry over into a post-disaster world, even if society no longer looks the way it once did. The profession you choose in life can have huge consequences on how well you’re able to … Continue reading

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How to Prepare Against Negative Animal Interactions

It’s a wild world out there. Especially in the current landscape of global pandemic, constant vigilance is key to staying safe. And as you work to protect yourself from everyday circumstances and unpredictable events alike, don’t overlook the animal kingdom. The unfortunate reality is that animal attacks occur more than most like to imagine. Whether you’re at home, at a park, or in the wilderness, there’s always a possibility that Mother Nature could bite back. Animal attacks can happen anywhere, even in major metropolitan areas.  For instance, in a story that at first glance sounds fictional, a string of squirrel … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for Injuries Before and After Doomsday

The very basis of prepping and survival is to ensure that you and your loved ones live long and healthy lives, regardless of what happens in the world around you. If you’re serious about making it through a major event that upsets society as we know it, knowing how to react to and treat injuries is vital to your success. Even a seemingly minor injury can slow you or someone in your group down, making it impossible to accomplish necessary tasks. It can even be proven to be deadly if treated improperly. One of the best ways to make sure … Continue reading

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Prepping in the Remote Work Era: How Employees Can be Prepared at Home If Disaster Strikes

Splashy things like guns, food, water, and bunkers often take center stage in the prepper world. Nevertheless, sometimes it’s important to step back and consider if you’re prepared for more unique, down-to-earth disasters. Case in point: trying to navigate external troubles while working from home.  Millions of people are working on the homefront in the wake of the coronavirus. This virtual connection to one another is tenuous at best, with communication issues always a faulty router, weak internet connection, or power outage away. If a disaster strikes while you’re working remotely, here are a few bonus prepper tips that you’re … Continue reading

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