Monthly Archive: December 2018

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How Can I Keep Your Personal Information Safe Online?

Quote from “Dear Stratfor Member, We have learned that Stratfor’s website was hacked by an unauthorized party.” by Gail S – reprinted here for 2012 I have a subscription with  The firm, under the tutelage of George Friedman, does an analysis of the data coming in from all over the world on political and economic matters, or at least those are the items that I find interesting to follow.  And that is the reason I have the subscription....

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Can I Keep Chickens In My Backyard?

by Nate Smith If you have made the decision that you would like to try your hand at keeping some chickens in your backyard, there are a few considerations that you might want to make first, and although you have probably thought of some of these, there just might be a few that might come as a surprise. Legality of Raising Backyard Chickens Probably the very first question you should ask yourself about raising chickens is,...

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Is the .22 Rimfire The Best Firearm For Preppers?

by Joe I Lately, I’ve seen quite a bit of information on using the .22 rimfire as a primary self-defense weapon, an option when hunting large game, and even a primary offensive weapon. This reasoning has surfaced in recent years due to several factors, including better bullets, higher velocity bullets, better quality rifles and pistols, and inexpensive weapons when compared to the larger calibers. It also reflects a large number of new gun owners who have never...

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Water Purification Options for Long-Term Survival

by D. Holden Introduction Water: the source of life. One can live weeks without food, but only days without water. Water makes up approximately 60-70% of a human’s body weight. It is and should be, one of the most important considerations in planning for a long-term disaster scenario. Given that the average human will need one gallon per person per day minimum, storage of large quantities of water quickly becomes impractical and therefore won’t be...

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What Are The Best Foods To Grow In A Survival Garden?

by Jason – It’s generally considered blasphemy these days to be a survivalist and not garden.  Food is the most important survival consideration next to water for the survival minded.  It makes sense to be at least somewhat self-reliant when it comes to food production for you and your family.  In other words, if you don’t garden you should really consider starting. For those of us who do mix gardening and prepping/survivalism, the perennial...

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What Would an EMP Do?

The U.S. Government created a commission to study EMP and what it could do to the safety and security of the United States. The bottom line in the report is that it is not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ we will be hit. One of the committee members likened EMP to a time machine, transporting our society from ‘today’ to ‘1870’ in about one second.  We become, once again, an agrarian society, capable of supporting the level of population that we had in 1870. 


Ruger 10/22 Review – American’s Most Popular .22 LR

As I get older I am less likely to follow trends and popularity contests than ever before. This is definitely the case with firearms. Having learned that quality in firearms can be had from many manufacturers and with many designs, owning a firearm just because Tom, Dick or Mary down the street do, lost its appeal years back. The Ruger 10/22 is a solid firearm and while my experiences may be abnormal, they should not...

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7 Ways to Prepare for and Survive an Earthquake

by Janet Spencer, Catastropharian Extraordinaire In 1994 a friend of mine was in the Northridge earthquake. She was awakened in the middle of the night by her apartment collapsing around her. She crawled out of the wreckage wearing nothing but her nighty. She met her neighbors in the street. Most were cut, like she was, from scrambling through broken glass on their way out of ruined buildings. Some were missing. Most were found. Several were dead....

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Survival of The Fittest – Prepper Fitness Training

by Albert S This month a relative of mine threw his back out very badly. He was bedridden and unable to function physically in any meaningful way. Cook his own meals? No. Get to the bathroom without assistance? No. Do survival tasks like chop firewood, plant a garden, or tend chickens? No, no, and no! This 30-something man, husband, and father of two young girls was unable to work at his white-collar managerial office job....

Convincing Others to Prepare - It Can Be a Challenge. 4

Convincing Others to Prepare – It Can Be a Challenge.

by Scott in the Midwest Do the following simple things with those you care about, and I firmly believe it will bring you more happiness and more benefit than any single “prep” activity you can do on your own: Be open with them about your feelings on being independent and prepared for any future events. Find activities to do with them on a regular basis that incorporate your mindset into their lives. I worked in marketing...