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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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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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How To Survive the Next Pandemic

With the coronavirus currently raging, it’s important to consider how individuals, local governments, and the world as a whole are ready to face the threat of a catastrophic global pandemic. A Brief History of Pandemics People have gotten sick for time out of mind. It doesn’t matter if someone is an ancient Greek philosopher, a Medieval serf, a king of England or a 20th-century American, sooner or later sickness and disease comes a’knockin.  While it’s impossible to include an accurate timeline of all of the major diseases that have swept the globe throughout history, a few of the major events … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster When You Have a Chronic Illness

Modern society is rife with individuals who suffer from chronic, debilitating illnesses. From diabetes and heart disease to autoimmune conditions, cancer, and mental health issues, chronic conditions are almost the norm rather than the exception. The National Health Council reports that approximately 157 million Americans will be living with a chronic illness in 2020, which is roughly 40% of the total population. The unpleasant reality is that this segment of the population is extremely vulnerable in the event of a long-term grid-down scenario, large-scale weather event, or economic crash. Being unprepared for sudden power loss or a similar eventuality can … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Coming Wild Economic Ride – Part 2

In part one, we just finished talking about reducing your material footprint, so that you start to wean yourself from the “luxury must-haves” that you consume now. This also goes for any vices you have. The sudden withdrawal from nicotine, alcohol and caffeine will change your behavior. The more vices you have, the more difficult you’ll have in coping without them. Start weaning yourself off them now. After the balloon pops on this economic bubble we’re in, common daily items are going to disappear fast, and after that, they’ll be in short supply. Look at any country that has gone … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Coming Wild Economic Ride – Part 1

Undoubtedly, you’ve seen the recent shakeup in the news on how the Fed is thinking about tightening up the free money they’ve been handing out to bankers. The purpose of all this printed money, we were told, was to give the economy time to heal itself and thus avoid an economic collapse. Trillions of dollars were given to Wall Streeters and bankers, yet we have little to show for it. The media has long ignored the fact that this injection of money hasn’t accomplished anything but keep friends of the Fed in a constant supply of cash. This is, of … Continue reading

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Report: People Trading Gas For Sex On Craigslist

How far would go to get gas?  Would you trade sex for it?  Apparently, some people think that it’s a worthwhile trade.  This shouldn’t really be a surprise, as when resources – food, clean water, fuel, security – are in short supply, people will go to any length to secure whatever resources that they need. [From Report: People Trading Gas For Sex On Craigslist « CBS New York – ] How far would go to get gas? Long gas stationlines and empty gas pumps have plagued drivers across New York and New Jersey since Superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Coast … Continue reading

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QE3: Get Ready For Hyperinflation!

Here’s a recipe for disaster: “…the Fed will keep injecting money into the economy until growth picks up and unemployment starts dropping significantly.” QE1 and QE2 didn’t work, so now we need QE3. You would think that they’d learn, but remember, these are the same people that didn’t see the 2008 Recession coming and said that everything was fine. Until it wasn’t fine. Not to mention, can you point to anyone, besides bankers, that was actually helped by QE1 or 2? Me neither. [From QE3: Reactions to the Fed’s big stimulus move – ] On Thursday, the Federal Reserve announced yet … Continue reading

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Evacuation Grab List Example

In Episode 124 – Back To Basics – Planning To Evacuate, I cover making an evacuation plan and stress that it’s most important for you decide on what you’re going to take with you before you have to evacuate. This prevents grabbing the worthless and making sure you save that which is irreplaceable. If you wait until you have to evacuate your home immediately, you’re likely to have a “…just grab something!” mentality, thinking that something is better than nothing. The below is an example of how I structured my evacuation grab list. I broke it up into 3 sections: … Continue reading

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