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!

Here’s what Camping can Teach you About Prepping

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Some of my favorite memories are from camping trips. I’ve been lucky enough to hike in Yellowstone, Monongahela, Rocky Mountain National Park, Acadia and many parks and forests around my home region of Eastern Ohio. The pictures I’ve taken don’t do justice to the experiences I’ve had, experiences of freedom, …

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How to Inspect Your Survival Stockpile

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Being prepared for disaster is an ongoing process.  It’s not something you just do one time and then forget about until disaster strikes.  This means that once you’ve collected your stockpile and written down plans for each and every disaster scenario that could hit your way, you don’t just leave …

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The Difference Between Hoarders and Preppers

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Many people just automatically assume that hoarders and preppers are the same. With the creation of new television series such as TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive and Hoarders, the difference between them has become an interesting subject.  Generally, when most people think of someone stockpiling, they usually put everyone in the …

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30 Excellent Survival Fiction Books

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If you’re like me and you love a great survival story, here are a few works of fiction that are enjoyable to read as well as enlightening and educational. A good survival story needs to have several elements in order to be consider one of the best. It has to …

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Baby Steps for Turning Hobbies into Prepping

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So here’s the big question… how do you become a skilled prepper or homesteader without everybody thinking you’re nuts?  Preppers and survivalists are widely regarded as extremists, but there are ways to become prepared without ridicule.  One has to find a way to incorporate these skills into their daily lives. …

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How to Prepare for the Next Wave of Riots

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I’m looking at what’s happening with the migrant crisis these days and can’t believe my eyes. Asylum seekers are breaking into Europe. Many expect to be treated like kings, they complain about everything and molest European women like it’s a national sport. It seems riots have become the norm across …

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THE PREPPER’S PLAN – DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

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Like mom always bellowed at us kids growing up: “There’s no time like the present to get things done”. The best way to begin “prepping” is to just begin. Any one of us can realize that after a calamity happens is not the best time, “for getting your act together”. So …

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