Karen Hendry

Karen Hendry
An urban prepper and rural wannabe, Karen has been working as a freelance writer for a decade and prepping for about half that time. She has gathered a wealth of knowledge on preparing for SHTF, but there is always more to learn and she has a passion for gathering and sharing that knowledge with other like-minded folk. Karen lives in London, Canada with her two children and plethora of cats. In her spare time she is writing the next great apocalyptic novel of our time, full of government conspiracy and betrayal at every level.

The Fate of Debt after an Economic Collapse

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The U.S. economy has been holding on—barely. But they are facing $18 trillion in debt and by anyone’s account, that isn’t good or even remotely sustainable. It nearly crashed in 2008 and has yet to truly recover from that near catastrophe. With this in mind, an economic collapse in the …

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Prepping Tweaks if You Live Alone

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So much information on prepping is geared toward prepping for a group of people, whether that is a family unit, a group of families, or a mutual assistance group (MAG) that goes beyond your family and neighborhood boundaries. But not everyone is prepping for a group. There are people out …

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How to Secure Your Campsite when Bugging Out

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Whether you have the best-laid plans to bug out to a secure location, one you have set up ahead of time, or you don’t have anywhere to go when you bug out, there is a good chance you’ll be camping at some point. But unlike a building that has walls, …

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How to Know When to Bug Out

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When a long-term disaster strikes, it can be confusing to know what to do. You need to determine beforehand whether you will bug in or bug out. Unless you have a well-stocked bugout location and a means to get there safely, bugging in is, in most cases, your best option. …

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Just How Safe Is the US Power Grid

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Considering all the major news networks and publications have talked about how vulnerable the US power grid is, it is pretty reasonable to say the US power grid ISN’T very safe. This isn’t something the prepper community prepares for while the average person says, “Oh, it will never happen.” Big …

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The Ultimate Collection of Kickass Survival Ideas

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If you areve reading this, then chances are you have done some prepping already. If you are just getting started, then you can read about basic preps and bugging in vs. bugging out. The focus of this article is prepping ideas that go beyond the basics. When I was thinking …

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The Ultimate Urban Survival Guide

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More than 80% of the American population lives in urban centers and some of those urban centers are huge! That means that when the SHTF, a hell of a lot of people are going to be stuck in the cities, and chances are, you’re one of them. This means that …

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Survival Uses for Trashcans

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Even though we often spend money buying items that will make great additions to our preps, there are many things around the house that can be used in tough times. One of these is the simple trashcan. You might be amazed at the uses to which you can put in …

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