Preparedness

Articles on how to prepare yourself, your family, your house and your livestock for disasters and emergencies of all sizes. This isn’t the same as actually surviving them; this is about getting ready for them and, in many cases, avoiding them altogether!

How to Create a Prepper Compound

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Prepper compounds and survival retreats have become big business – even spawning specialized real estate brokerages to sell doomsday disaster home sites. When I was still pretty active in real estate, I would routinely get phone calls from out-of-the area folks seeking homesteading, hunting, or farmland. But, the first time …

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The Ultimate Guide to Prepping for Seniors

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Prepping with senior citizens poses some challenges, and may benefits as well. An elderly person may no longer be able to physically contribute heavily to the manual labor required on a sustainable prepper retreat, but her or she possess decades of knowledge and skills that can help guide the physical, …

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The Best Fuel Types for SHTF

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The stockpiling of fuel is one of the most essential aspects of preparing for a long-term doomsday disaster. Unfortunately, so many preppers are doing it wrong – or at least not quite right based upon a lack of complete and accurate information. There are six primary types of fuel all …

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How to Stay Safe Online and Protect Your Identity

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The internet is logging our every search, click and download activity and sucking down data on an unprecedented scale. Some of the data collected can’t even be used yet, but it is being stored anyway for the day it will become useful. Let’s stop feeding it! ‘FREE’ MEANS IT IS …

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25 Ways to Prep Without Lifting a Finger

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Maximizing the amount of time, you can spend preparing for the survival of your family after the SHTF can sometimes even be done from the comfort of your favorite chair – or at least very close to it! Practicing your preps to hone survival skills and buying essential emergency gear …

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SHTF Currency Options Better than Gold

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When society collapses after a SHTF disaster we all know the bills in our pocket will be worthless – as will the coins in the change jar on the dresser, unless any of them are old enough to have been made with real silver or copper. So, what will become …

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Top 10 Biggest Prepper Debates

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What Side Are You On? No matter how long you’ve been prepping you’ve no doubt run across some prepping concepts and advice that you disagree with. Preppers are a very diverse bunch of people. Whether they call themselves bushcrafters, survivalists, preppers, off-gridders, or homesteaders, all have different goals, motivations, skill …

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Secrecy in Prepping Part 2: Underground

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Not too long ago I wrote an article called “Secrecy in Prepping” that focused on the realities of stockpiling goods. The article discussed how that if other people knew that you were stockpiling supplies like food, water, medicine, weapons, and ammunition, that this could cause you to become a target …

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