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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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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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Black Powder in the Modern World

Guest post by Richard Douglas It’s important to realize the dangers associated with using black power and smokeless powder. Please seek the appropriate training and knowledge before attempting to use either. The below is for informational purposes only. Right now you can go to the store and buy boxes of rounds already packed with primer and gunpowder, but let’s say you found yourself in a different situation. Maybe you’re a historian or a curator at a museum. Maybe you’re in an apocalyptic event and fired the last round you had looking down the scope of your rifle. Whatever the reason, you … Continue reading

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The Dos and Don’ts of Surveillance

  Thanks to modern advancements in surveillance technology, (digital) eyes are virtually everywhere. And it’s a double-edged sword of sorts. Surveillance cameras increasingly track global citizens in the name of public safety, but the technology can be easily misused. Personal privacy, for example, can be compromised by surveillance tech, which has wide-reaching implications. The threat of COVID-19 has caused companies of various sizes to beef up employee surveillance, to better comply with social distancing mandates. Yet that sort of innocuous data collection may open the door to more intense tracking of employees, where everything from worker productivity to location is … Continue reading

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Tips for Growing a Successful Victory Garden

The COVID-19 pandemic was a significant wake-up call to a lot of people. Anyone who was complacent in their emergency planning or simply “knew” the stores would always have what they needed have been shaken up in a big way. Perhaps that describes you, or maybe you simply want help preparing for future supply disruptions on the horizon. Either way, we can take our cue from something our grandparents worked on 80 years ago: victory gardens. Victory gardens were fruit, vegetable, and herb gardens planted at home during World Wars I and II. They were used by residents all over … Continue reading

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Financial Tips To Consider When Budgeting Your Preparedness Plan

  If you live paycheck to paycheck, it can be difficult to commit hundreds or even thousands of dollars to hypothetical and unknown future events. If you’re a prepper at heart, though, you know that it’s important to be ready for anything. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to go about prepping while keeping your bank account in the black. Here are several financially savvy tips that any prepper on a budget should keep in mind as they hope for the best and gear up for the worst. Take Stock of What You Have to Work With If you have … Continue reading

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Preparing for a Clean Water Shortage After a Disaster

Clean water is a valuable commodity yet something we take for granted. For most people, water is a faucet away. But our expectations of a constant source of clean water could be shattered by a small-scale event, such as contaminated municipal water, or a larger disaster, such as a hurricane. The clean water we rely on to drink, cook with, and clean with suddenly disappears. The coronavirus pandemic gave the world a small glimpse of what could go wrong if there is a water shortage. People were stockpiling bottled water in fear the COVID-19 outbreak could get worse. Many individuals … Continue reading

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Why Physical Fitness is an Important Factor in Your Preparedness Plan

As a prepper, you know the ins and outs of everything you need to get through just about any disaster or emergency situation. You’ve stocked up on supplies, you’ve got a preparedness plan in place, and even your entire family knows what to do if disaster strikes. But, what if you’re forgetting one very important key to your preparedness plan? Yourself.  The obesity rate in America is 44.8% among middle-aged adults. Being that overweight can contribute to everything from diabetes and heart disease to high blood pressure and joint/muscle issues. You wouldn’t want to carry around 50+ extra pounds of … Continue reading

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Daily Prepping Tasks That Every Prepper Should Be Doing

Guest Post by Dave Artman When it comes to prepping, many preppers will think far into the future— doomsday is looming and you need to prepare for that eventual day. Tasks will include loading up on clothing, armor, weapons, dried/canned food, and many other survival necessities. But, while you’re thinking ahead of yourself, you’re overlooking what might happen during the current day. A basement loaded full of purified water, uncooked rice, and canned beans mean nothing if you’re at work while society begins to collapse. So, how do you go about prepping each and every day? How do you ensure you’re … Continue reading

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Health Considerations for Pregnant Mothers & Their Families

  It’s the most miraculous and important time in your life. It’s also the scariest, especially now, as the world grapples with a global pandemic and daily life looks less and less like the life we have always known. You and your family are about to welcome a new little one into an increasingly uncertain world. More likely than not, you’re a swirling contradiction of emotions. Joy mingled with terror. Hope suffused with doubt.  And as the news seems to get progressively stranger each day, those fears and doubts are probably only growing. Now, hospitals are deluged with patients. Doctors … Continue reading

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