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Nov 272012
 
Investment Strategies for Prudent Preppers

A reader comment in reply to our article about not investing in gold made us realize that we need to consider not only what are not good investing strategies but also what truly are good investing strategies, from the perspective of the prudent prepper, and with an eye to an uncertain future. First of all, a disclaimer.  We are not registered or licensed in any form to provide any sort of financial advice, and our […]

Nov 252012
 
How Practical Is Traveling to an International Bug-Out Retreat?

The whole idea of a retreat is to get away from the worst of any problem situation and to go to a place, away from the problem, where you can hope to live a safe, satisfactory and sustainable life until the world as we know it returns back to normal. Usually people confine their thoughts for retreats to locations within a day or (at the most) two drive of their main residence.  But, on the […]

Nov 242012
 
Don't Overlook Non-Food Items When Prepping

Here’s an interesting article with a great picture to start with – as you can see, it shows a family of eight with their stockpile of prepping supplies. Pretty impressive, yes?  Everything from solar panels to salt, and quite literally, from soup to nuts.  The man who heads the family is a ‘professional prepper’ so you’d expect him to have a good inventory of things. But – and it is a huge but…..  what can […]

Nov 242012
 
Bugging Out to Canada

Canada would seem to be an obvious potential bug-out location, particularly for people who already live reasonably close to the border. On the face of it, Canada might be thought to have a lot going for it – apart from some parts of Quebec, English is the primary language, the people are reasonably honest and friendly and more or less like Americans, their standard of living is in line with what we’re used to, we’re […]

Nov 192012
 
Preparing for a Radio or Television Interview

If you’ve never been on television or radio before, you might be very excited at a chance to become ‘famous’.  Trust us (and we’ve regularly done radio and television shows) it is no big deal and not something that will change your life (unless you make a colossal fool of yourself!). However, we are not saying you should refuse to participate in media programs; quite the opposite.  The fact that you’re reading this article now […]

Nov 192012
 
How to Give a Radio/TV Interview

So you’ve agreed to do an interview for a radio or television program, and you’ve done all the preparation prior to the interview.  Now for your big moment – giving the interview. In truth, this can sometimes be a daunting experience, but it is something that practice makes perfect with.  If you don’t have a lot of experience being interviewed on radio/television shows, you should practice with friends before the interview.  After following the steps […]

Nov 192012
 
How to Handle a Newspaper or Other Print Publication Interview

One of these days, you might have your phone ring or your email beep, to reveal a request from a journalist writing a story about prepping, and wishing to interview you for his (her) article.  This might be for a newspaper or magazine or journal or website or blog or in some other form, it will be a print piece rather than a radio or television piece. What do you say?  Here are some helpful […]

Nov 192012
 
Why the Media is Biased Against Prepping

You’re not just imagining it.  The media truly is biased against preppers and prepping.  This article will help you understand why; with that understanding, you are better prepared to respond to media bias and you will better know what to say and do if you are approached to appear in a media article on prepping yourself. As preppers, we generally perceive that we’re thought of being on the fringes of society and its accepted norms, […]

Nov 192012
 
An Example of Media Bias When Covering Prepping

USA Today – the largest general interest newspaper in the US (the Wall St Journal has a slightly larger circulation but it is more ‘special interest’) ran a major front page headline story on 12 November – you can see their front page photo at the top of this article, and this link takes you to the online version of the story, without the scare picture that jumps out at you from the print edition. […]

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