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Jul 262013
 
How Much Food Should You Store?

This question is a bit like asking ‘How high is up?’.  Clearly, the more food you store, the better you will be able to withstand a Level 1 or 2 event (Level 3 events assume, more or less by definition, that the problem will last longer than any stores you might have amassed). There probably is an upper limit to how much food you could/should store, but few of us are going to reach that.  […]

Jul 132013
 
An Emergency Low Capacity Power Supply for Your Regular Residence

We previously wrote a detailed four part series about storing electricity which assumed you wanted to live off-grid, long-term, and needed a high-capacity and very long-lived energy storage solution for such a scenario. That is of course a valid need, and there’s a lot of good information in that series about all aspects of storing electricity – when time allows, you should read it. 🙂 This article, however, is about one special type of energy […]

Jul 132013
 
Four Problems - and their Three Solutions - When Bugging Out :  Part 1 - The Problems

So you finally find yourself confronted with the need to bug out to your retreat.  The good news is at least you have a bug out location, and you’ve practiced and prepared for the eventuality of having to bug out, unlike most of your neighbors and friends. You load up your vehicle with everything you need to safely and successfully travel to your retreat, feeling confident and relaxed about having prepared prudently, and set forth.  […]

Jul 132013
 
Four Problems - and their Three Solutions - When Bugging Out :  Part 2 - The Solutions

This is the second part of a two-part article about issues to do with viably bugging out and transitioning to ongoing life in your retreat.  If you arrived here direct from a search engine or other website link, you might choose to first read the first part which sets out the four main problems associated with bugging out, and then return back here to read about the three solutions we propose. Solving the Four Problems […]

Jun 252013
 
Is a Tesla the Best Car for a Prepper?

One of the big problems we all have to consider is what sort of motorized transportation we can use in a Level 2/3 situation. The problem is that modern-day fuels – gasoline, diesel, liquid propane and compressed natural gas – are all vulnerable to disruptions in supply, processing and distribution such as would occur in any sort of emergency situation, and so we’ll largely be forced to rely on such stored fuel as we may […]

Jun 052013
 
A Reader Writes :  Prepping for African-Americans on a Very Low Budget

We received an interesting email from a reader – let’s call him Bill.  He writes : My family and I are well aware of what is coming down the pike in terms of serious unrest due to a collapsed society.  However we are barely making it financially due to low paying jobs and we have no savings. We would like to know how can we begin to prepare and most importantly how can we use […]

Apr 302013
 
Will Your Nearby Town Thrive, Survive or Fail WTSHTF?

One of the key things in developing your retreat is to create or become part of a community.  You can’t viably ‘go it alone’ in a Level 3 situation (although it is possible to do so in a Level 1 or 2 situation). Depending on the scope of your plans, there are several ways to become part of a community.  Most people immediately assume they will have a multi-acre block of land to themselves, and […]

Apr 292013
 
The Domino Theory as it Applies to Prepping

Much of this article might be thought of as ‘preaching to the converted’.  The chances are you’re already accepting on the basic tenets of the need to prepare for an uncertain future. So why are we writing it?  Not only to reinforce in your own mind the wisdom of what you do and why, but to help you when discussing prepping with your non-prepper friends and colleagues.  Feel free to share this article with them; […]

Apr 282013
 
The Foolishness and Fallacy of Not Making Your Retreat Defendable

An awkward issue that preppers have to confront when planning for a possible problematic future is what to expect from other people. Will people peacefully unite and work together effectively to create win-win examples of mutual survival?  Or will some group of society (maybe only a small minority) take advantage of a possible collapse of law-enforcement and in an anarchistic manner run amok in an orgy of looting, pillaging and plundering? Opinions differ greatly as […]

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