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Mar 162013
 
WA & OR Reject Three Day Preparedness - You Need to Prepare For At Least Two Weeks

On Monday we quoted officials in Los Angeles who bravely told the truth and agreed it would be more than three days before any type of relief could be deployed to people after a major earthquake. Their take – people should have enough on hand to be self-sufficient for at least two weeks. On Friday a second story comes out, this time from Seattle, and with Oregon and San Francisco data also linked.  In a […]

Mar 112013
 
It's Official - L.A. Officials Say :  Prep For Two Weeks On Your Own

Even though it is we who should be making fun of them (and of course we don’t – at least not to their faces), non-preppers like to poke fun at us, and to suggest that we’re in some way foolish, maybe paranoid, and definitely being unnecessarily worried about things we have no reason to worry about. Unspoken in their thoughts is always the concept that if prepping were prudent, surely the government would either do […]

Mar 062013
 
Using a Commercial Self-Storage Rental Unit

We’ve seen several writers recommend keeping some of your prepping supplies in a regular commercial self-storage rental-unit, instead of – or as well as – at your retreat.  They suggest you should choose a storage locker facility that allows you 24/7 access and which you can secure yourself and access externally. People advocating this strategy say that using a commercial storage unit may be more secure than filling up your ‘cabin in the woods’ with […]

Mar 052013
 
The Need to Prioritize Your Prepping

Unless you are blessed with a major seven-figure net worth that you can immediately allocate to your prepping, you need to make choices about what prepping activities you can do and can not do. Indeed, even if you do have millions of dollars free to invest in prepping, you still have time and resource constraints.  You can’t just snap your fingers and have an instant, fully equipped, fully self-contained retreat appear in a flash of […]

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 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 […]

Dec 042012
 
A Level 1 Event - Stuck In Your Car

You are probably prepared – in your home – for Level 1 events (see our definition of Level 1/2/3 events here).  But what say you are somewhere else – such as, for example, your car, when something occurs, not to much to the region, but to you directly?  How prepared are you for that? We’ve ourselves several times experienced what might perhaps be a personal Level ¼ or Level ½ event in a vehicle – […]

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 […]

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