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18 Low-Cost Ways to Start Prepping

September 27, 2012


getting started in prepping

When the need to prepare for an uncertain future becomes a pressing reality for the new prepper, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. There are so many things to buy and to do that it becomes almost paralyzing. “Where to start?” becomes the question at the forefront of their minds. Frustrated and anxious, many preppers assume […]

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Why Do You Prepare?

August 1, 2012


Are preppers doom and gloomers?

“Don’t you get tired from all of that worrying? All that doom and gloom stuff just wears me out.” If you’ve ever shared your thoughts on prepping with a close friend or family member, you’ve probably been asked a similar question. Many non-preppers believe that as preppers, we sit around all day worrying that the […]

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Top Emergency Essentials Needed for Survival

June 6, 2012


Surviving in the mountains

The risks to our comfortable way of life today are obvious, significant, and numerous. So much so that crisis preparedness is now a booming market niche. If you are not yet in the growing mainstream demographic of those working to achieve some level of self-sufficiency and preparedness, then have a look at these realistic, baseline parameters that can help you get started with your logistical contingency planning

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Stop the Nagging Now

April 25, 2012

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Take care of the nagging things now

This morning, I have an appointment with my doctor. I’m not sick; I’m going for a routine physical to make sure that I’m in good shape. I’ve been blessed with good health most of my life. During the visit, however, I’m going to talk with my doctor about a tender area around my left knee. […]

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The Just-In-Time Inventory Bomb

April 19, 2012


An empty shopping cart

In the late 1980’s, a new trend in manufacturing began to emerge. Conceived in Japan, the Just-In-Time production strategy began making inroads in to American factories in the early 1990’s. Today, it’s extended beyond its manufacturing origins and can be found in retail environments around the world. So, what does Just-In-Time really mean? Just-In-Time Inventory […]

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There’s More to Prepping Than Buying

April 9, 2012


Does owning a computer make you a computer programmer? Of course not. What about standing in a kitchen? Does that make you a chef? Nope; definitely not. And despite what some people may think, owning a handgun does not make you a criminal or a murderer. The same principles hold true for preppers. Getting Started […]

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Five of Our Favorites from the First 200

November 11, 2011


5 matches

Yesterday marked out 200th post and we marked the event by highlighting the five most popular posts that we’ve written. While Laura and I work hard to make sure that each post that we publish is worth reading, there are a few that really stand out in our minds as being special to us. And […]

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A Mini Milestone: Our Most Popular Posts

November 10, 2011


hoping for the best but preparing for the worst

On the one hand, it still seems like yesterday when Laura and I first discussed sharing our beliefs about preparing for the future with our friends and family through a web site. Yet, on the other hand it seems like we’ve been living this lifestyle and sharing our experiences for many years now. Our goals […]

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Prepping On A Shoestring Budget

August 17, 2011


Things are getting difficult all around these days.  For many people, money is already tight and the prices of everything seem to be steadily climbing. Finding a Few Extra Dollars It can seem that there isn’t extra money to put towards preparing, but I would challenge you to really think about your spending habits.  Can […]

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Making the Most of Resources

August 11, 2011


I had an experience a few days ago that I want to share with you. I think it is probably pretty typical of “American thinking” these days, but I’d like to hear your feedback too. My Experience I was in line at a StuffMart, putting my carefully planned tax-free purchases on the conveyor belt while […]

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