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May 102014
 
Another Way the Government Can Take Anything From You Without Due Process

This is the third part of a three-part article series on how everything we’ve saved and stored could be – lawfully – taken from us in an emergency. If you arrived on this page from a search engine or website link, you might wish to first read the first part of the article, which talks about how our society has evolved to the point where the majority already feel no shame in taking property from people who have it […]

Aug 152013
 
Factoring Alcohol Policies Into Your Retreat Location Choice

Maybe you enjoy the occasional drink, and maybe you’re a teetotaler.  Either way, you might agree that a state’s policies towards drinking provides another insight into its general moral and interventionist approach to how the state feels it should regulate the lives of its citizens. Perhaps the point that we are most sensitive to is whether the state feels it should reach into a person’s private house, family customs and religious practices and forbid any […]

Jul 172013
 
The Enormous Lie That We Hear Too Often

We hear this lie way too often, and sadly we see some people base their future plans on the lie.  Don’t fall for this trap. So, what is the lie?  Go to any gun rights forum and you’ll see it in its purest form.  In the context of gun rights, its purest form is someone asserting, not as a joke but as an apparent truth ‘they’ll take my gun from me only when they pry […]

Jun 182013
 
Preppers Beware :  Our "Hoarding" Can Be Deemed Illegal

This is the first part of a three-part article about the risk of having everything we’ve stored taken from us – not by force by a gang of armed violent looters, but by color of law, by local or federal law enforcement agents or the National Guard or even regular Armed Forces. This is one of the most important articles we’ve published.  Please read it carefully, because if you don’t understand these issues now, you’ll […]

Jun 182013
 
The Present Legal Support for Seizing our Food and other Supplies

This is the second part of a three-part article series on how everything we’ve saved and stored could be – lawfully – taken from us in an emergency. If you arrived on this page from a search engine or website link, you might wish to first read the first part of the article, which talks about how our society has evolved to the point where the majority already feel no shame in taking property from […]

Mar 022013
 
Managing the Members of Your Prepper Community

If you follow our advice, you will seek to create or join a community retreat of like-minded folk rather than attempt to survive on your lonesome. The inescapable reality is that one person, one couple, one family, even one extended group of family and friends; all these small groupings of people are probably too small to viably survive a Level 3 and possible even a shorter Level 2 scenario (defined here).  See our section on […]

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 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 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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