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Starting and Growing a Neighborhood Watch

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is a good article on establishing a neighborhood watch, which is an excellent way to, not only meet your neighbors, but to get an idea who might be open to more preparedness minded projects. I’ve included, with permission, the entire article here for archival purposes. Please go to Starting and Growing a Neighborhood Watch. Neighborhood Watch programs help keep neighborhoods and communities safe. Starting your own crime prevention program—or reviving one that’s already been started in your neighborhood—can reduce crime in your area and give you a greater sense of security, and can even help improve your property’s … Continue reading

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8 Preparedness and Disaster-Ready Apps

(Ed. note: Social media, and especially social apps on your phone, have become a necessity in the prepper’s ‘bag of tricks,’ so I welcome this guest post from Beth on some of the apps worth considering.) A mobile phone is your lifeline: to the people you love, the places you visit, and the daily services you depend on. Increasingly intelligent smartphones even grant access to Internet search, serving as a portal to the digital realm and a mediator within the ever-widening “Internet of Things.” This is our totally-connected era. But in the interest of preparedness, there are even more practical … Continue reading

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Business Financial Diversity for Preppers Question

Listener John wrote to ask: I was recently listening to [your podcast about preparing] for a financial collapse [or] economic collapse by having cash on hand, gold and silver, and buying goods. My question is this. I am a business owner and for business purposes keep a large amount of money in a major bank. What is the best way as a prepper to make sure that the government does not take this money under extreme situations? I do not believe having cash on and is an option as it is a large amount. Also, my vendors do not except gold … Continue reading

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Vehicle Preparedness Infographic


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Episode 239 – Getting Back Home is Different from Bugging Out

MP3 Audio [16 MB]DownloadShow URL Being prepared often means having a lot of different bags and packs. One bag you should have is a Get Home Bag. It’s easy to assume this bag should be the same as a survival pack, or bug out bag, or 72-hour kit, but it’s not the same thing. This podcast explores the differences of the Get Home Bag.

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Prepper News Watch for October 20, 2014

Many websites are still propagating the “this virus is different” fear angle. It’s not different, or at least, not different in any significant way. Sure, it *could* go airborne, but it is not airborne now. How do we know? Simply by looking at the number of new cases. If Ebola became airborne, there would be a dramatic spike in new cases and it would quickly become uncontrollable. We are not seeing that. In fact, there is evidence this Ebola outbreak is starting to end. Compare the maps in these two WHO documents for September 18, 2014 and October 17, 2014. We … Continue reading

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National Preparedness Month 2014

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes. How many of these occur in your area? How many have already been a near miss to your home? Are you ready for the next disaster? Listen to my latest podcast.

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Episode 230 – News that Preppers Should be Following

MP3 Audio [34 MB]DownloadShow URL In this podcast, we discuss the various current news stories and how, or whether, they should be a concern to you and your preparedness plan. Topics Covered: Ebola Dollar demise Border issues ISIS control of radioactive material Hackers attacking power plants Armed conflict between US and Russia, or US and China. Possible the biggest threat: Terrorist threat in the country.

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Episode 229 – Have You Reached Peak Prepping Stress?

MP3 Audio [18 MB]DownloadShow URL Here are the show notes for Episode 229 – Have You Reached Peak Prepping Stress: Announcements Ask people if they can see the Amazon and Audible banners on the website. Scary: Smallpox vials found. Kindle Book: 7 Leadership Lessons of the American Revolution: The Founding Fathers, Liberty, and the Struggle for Independence. Overall Topics: Are you 100% Self Sufficient? Probably Not… Stupid Prep Titles on Articles Like this one: The one problem no Lifestraw review ever mentions Peak Prepping Stress This topic addresses the overload of prepping information that currently exists on the Internet and … Continue reading

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Preparedness Uses for Coffee Filters?

My article for this month over on website is about using coffee filters for preparedness tasks. Are they any good? Do they have value as a prep item? The answers may surprise you! Head on over to the article and find out what I discovered when I put coffee filters to the test. The Reality of Coffee Filters for Preparedness Uses (Hint: Mostly Fail!)

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