winter in maine

May 23, 2013


Knowledge and Experience: Your Most Important Asset for Wilderness Survival

This post was written by a friend of mine, Jarhead Survivor. If anyone knows how to survive in the wild, it’s him. Check out his site – I’m sure Joe has written about this on his blog at some point because he’s an outdoorsman.  But I think it’s important enough that it gets said […]

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April 13, 2013


Quote of the Week: X on Education

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” 

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April 12, 2013


Friday Five for April 12, 2013

We’ve been reading a lot of good books, been to some training, and read some very interesting blog posts and news articles recently. Here are the ones that made this week’s Friday Five from PreppingToSurvive: Spy agencies have access to your financial records, NYPD plans to track every vehicle as it enters or leaves Manhattan, adding herbs to your garden, a box cutter is the becomes the weapon of choice for a deranged man, and the IRS claims authority to read private communications without warrant.

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March 2, 2013


Quote of the Week: Washington on Preparedness

A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies. ~ George Washington in his First Annual Message to Congress […]

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Friday Five for March 1, 2013

March 1, 2013


Friday Five for March 1, 2013

Unless averted in the final hours, sequestration set to start today, slashing spending in a lot of different areas of the U.S. government. Some would argue that this is good and needs to happen while other believe it’s draconian and will send the economy into a downward spiral. Whatever you’re thoughts on the matter, it’s […]

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February 28, 2013


The Benefits of Sprouts

Everyone can use a little more nutrition in their diets.  A lot of the food available on store shelves these days is nutritionally inferior to what our grandparents ate.  From the bleached bran-less flours to the tomatoes “developed” for picking and shipping unripe, much of the natural healthy content of common foods is missing unless […]

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Hiking into the woods

February 26, 2013


Putting Your Survival Plans to the Test

Like many preppers, I carry a small backpack with me everywhere I go. It’s in the back seat when I run to the supermarket or to the office. It’s on my back when I take a hike through the woods. I don’t go anywhere without it. Call it my security blanket; just having it brings […]

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Sunning rabbit

February 25, 2013


Rabbits on the Homestead, Take 2

Every homestead needs a good supply of small meat animals- something the family or group can eat in a meal or two so that spoilage and waste are not a problem.  We have tried a couple things, but for years we mainly relied on chickens because they were more cost-effective than others (like turkeys). We […]

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mountaintop experience

February 23, 2013


Quote of the Week: Pasteur on the Prepared Mind

Fortune favors the prepared mind. ~ Louis Pasteur 

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Friday Five for February 22, 2013

February 22, 2013


Friday Five for February 22, 2013

In this week’s Friday Five from PreppingToSurvive: a prepping site choke full of information and links, economic woes still plague Greece, new study finds “toxic” gene in GMOs, China implicated in international computer hacking network, and 7 tips for planning for hard times. The More You Know… If you are a fan of the works […]

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