Each week as we find interesting articles that deserve a little more attention than they get, so we like to post a few of them here. This week we found some articles about how different generations view prepping,from old fogies like me to the younger generation, a website that has a few tips from the pros, part one of a three part series on homesteading and prepping, a great prepper podcast and an article about where our hard earned tax dollars are going…and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. [Read more…]
Killer Bugs And Bio Martyr’s – How Likely Is Bio Terror?
What do you think is more likely, a nuclear weapon detonation in the United States or Biological Warfare? Killer bugs and bio martyrs could kill thousands or even millions of people across the globe. If the wrong person were to get recruited by Al Qaeda and created a virus, the consequences could be catastrophic.
These days you can’t even board a plane with a set of toenail clippers that are too large, but if someone was infected with smallpox or some sort of genetically engineered disease the spread could be more far reaching than a nuclear blast and the fallout thereafter. [Read more…]
Does Anyone Know What The Bill of Rights Are?
When I read things on the internet like “happy 2013th Birthday America” on the 4th of July it makes me want to launch my laptop across the room. After reading this I asked 3 of my children “what is the 1st amendment?” only 1 of the 3 knew the answer. When I asked them “what happened in 1776?” I got 3 ridiculous answers. These are teenage children that live with me, the guy constantly ranting about our rights being taken away and complaining about the government, this tells me I still have some work to do. What about the children who’s parents never talk about our constitution and our rights? Do the parents even know their rights? [Read more…]
Not Just Soccer Moms And Bargain Hunters – Prepare For The Real Black Friday
Every year, the Friday after Thanksgiving millions of people rush out before dawn in order to get the best deals, and find the perfect gifts for Christmas for their friends and loved ones. They trample each other, bursting through the doors of the store hoping to be the first one to the best deals the store has to offer. There is pushing, pulling, rude behavior, and everyone is out for themselves. They are not thinking about the mother they just stepped on to get to the top requested item on every child’s Christmas list. A frenzy ensues as there is only so many of the one thing that everyone wants. [Read more…]
How Did They Ever Survive 100 Years Ago?
As a society we are only concerned by what is affecting us right now. We don’t worry about water until it’s gone or undrinkable. We don’t worry about our money disappearing from the bank because that just never happens, and yes it does. We don’t prepare for an earthquake or natural disaster until our home is destroyed. And worst of all we as a society we have this unfounded faith that our government has our best interests in mind, and will be there to bail us out when the SHTF. I’m not saying we need to live completely off the grid, but we need to know how, if and when that time comes.
Everything is so easy today. You need food, you run out to the grocery store and get it. You need a new shirt? You run out to your local store and get it. [Read more…]
Each week as we scour the internet for interesting articles we come across so many the deserve a little more attention than they get. This week we found some articles about preparing for an economic collapse, the show Doomsday Preppers, Starting a fire in less than ideal situations, having the right mindset when you are preparing for SHTF, and one often overlooked aspect of prepping, where to go…and I don’t mean bugging out.
Homeland Security Preparing For 2nd Revolution/Economic Collapse [Read more…]
The Unprepared Will Panic – The Prepared Will Survive.
It is natural for some people to panic when confronted with a crisis. Most are not prepared mentally or physically for a disaster situation, and are immediately overwhelmed, and in some cases cannot function. People panic because they do not know what to do next. Flight or fight, the emotions swirl in peoples’ minds and people are, without actually realizing it, deciding whether to confront the matter emotionally (fight) or deny it (flight) and some cannot not make any decisions at all, decisions that may save lives.
Given the state of the world and the country today, it is only a matter of time. It is not a matter of if, but simply of when a hacker slips through the firewalls and shuts down the power grid or a nuclear device is detonated in the heart of some city. It could also be a natural disaster of such magnitude that it shuts down large portions of the country for months or even years. [Read more…]
Let The Fish Eat The Worms…You Eat The Fish!
Fishing can be one of the fastest ways to obtain food in a wilderness environment, even if you find yourself literally with just the clothes on your back in the wilds, you can still capture fish with the resources that mother nature provides for you. Another benefit of fishing is the effort is not substantial compared to the payoff. You could burn valuable calories setting traps or searching for food while fishing is just a lot of waiting. [Read more…]
Are You Properly Prepared?
Being prepared is something that every single American really needs to be doing. There are approximately three hundred sixteen million people living in the United States today, and according to Google, about three million Americans consider themselves to be preppers. This probably doesn’t include those who have never visited any preppers websites, and those who just have continued to live that way, because that is all they know. However with an increasing number of Americans finally catching on to the fact that something isn’t quite right in this once great nation of ours.
We thought it would be equally important to think about some of the areas of prepping that people can make mistakes with. I myself have been guilty of more than one item on this list, how about you? Take a look at our list, and see how you measure up. [Read more…]
E.M.P’s – Power Grid Failure – Bank Hackers
Is Your Money Really Safe In The Bank?
What would you do if you logged into your bank account, and it said your available balance was $0.00? You would probably shake your head and think, well that’s not right. I just checked it two days ago, and there was $3900.00. Frustration begins to set in as you look up your transaction history, and turns to panic as the page shows no transaction history.
As you are now wishing you didn’t sign up for paperless statements six months ago, you call you bank to find out what is going on. And the automated teller also confirms you have a zero balance in your account. Now if you haven’t kept any records, and the majority of people don’t, you are really in trouble and your money is gone. [Read more…]