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Feb 252013
 
The Danger of Relying on a River or Stream for Your Water

We are writing this on Oscar night 2013, so let’s use an Oscar linked concept for this article. Did you ever watch the Oscar-winning movie, Chinatown?  It was nominated for 11 Oscar awards in 1975 and won the best screenplay award.  The movie starred Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, and – yes, here now is the segue to this article – featured a plot to do with the struggle for water rights in California. Access […]

Feb 242013
 
Why Not Wasting Food is More Important than You Think

You already realize that once TSHTF, food will no longer grow on trees. Well, okay, to the literal-minded of you, of course, apples etc will still grow on trees.  What we mean is that food will no longer be cheap and plentiful, requiring no more effort on your part than a drive to the local supermarket and paying a relatively small amount of money for a relatively large amount of food. Instead, for most people, […]

Feb 222013
 
Let the Brady Anti-Gun Organization Help You Choose a Retreat State

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is not a resource many preppers would expect to be helpful when choosing where to locate their retreat, but maybe if you flip things around, it can become useful. Sadly, like many other presumably well-intentioned folk who simply don’t like guns, the Brady Campaign distorts the truth in their attempts to push their anti-gun advocacy, and right-thinking people doubtless find it easy to be offended by their myopic […]

Feb 192013
 
The Danger of Planning for the Future, Based on Present Day Assumptions

I was reading an article on the comprehensive Survivalblog website – an impressive site that should be on your ‘must visit’ list.  It has a huge compilation of content, albeit some of it user-contributed and occasionally overlapping and repetitive in nature. This particular article was about using radio controlled planes/helicopters (ie what are commonly now being termed ‘drones’) for reconnaissance and security purposes at one’s retreat. The author of the article was talking about how […]

Feb 182013
 
Further Analysis on Continuing Gun and Ammo Shortages

It is now just over two months since the Sandy Hook shooting caused an increase in the rate of buying firearms and ammunition due to people’s concerns about new restrictive legislation, and their hope that the legislation wouldn’t apply retrospectively to existing firearms, magazines, and ammunition. We’re not primarily a firearms focused website, and our main perspective on this matter is to examine this real life example of our economy’s fragility and inability to quickly […]

Feb 102013
 
Can One Safely Assume A Rational Government Response to a Crisis?

One of the major dichotomies between preppers and non-preppers is what they expect of the government in a time of crisis. Non-preppers typically assume ‘We don’t need to do anything ourselves to prepare for a crisis, because if one ever should occur, the government will be there to help us’.  Preppers are more likely to think ‘Sooner or later a severe crisis will occur; one which will overwhelm the government’s ability to care for everyone, […]

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