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Jul 302013
 
The State of Our Nation's Infrastructure 2013

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers releases a report card on the state of the country’s infrastructure, giving grades, state by state, to a number of elements ranging from the quality of drinking water to the number of bridges needing repair, from energy self-sufficiency to schools and parks. Not much of this has any direct relationship to us as preppers.  But there are some very weak correlations between a state that has […]

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 […]

Jul 152013
 
70% of All Our Food Relies on Refrigeration

One of the issues we as preppers instinctively accept and understand but struggle to explain to non-preppers, is the huge degree of fragility and multiple dependent layers upon which today’s society is built. Exactly like a house of cards, if a single component in any of the dependencies fails, the entire structure is at risk of colossal failure in a manner that would not have been possible 50 or 100 years ago. The problem we […]

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 […]

Jul 072013
 
How to Receive Emergency Alert System Messages

We’ve written before about the need to urgently make your way to your shelter if you receive a warning of pending nuclear attack, and about setting a policy for how long you wait for others to join you in your shelter. But these considerations overlook one vital issue.  How can you get any such warnings of any type of pending disaster that you need to respond to?  It isn’t just pending nuclear Armageddon you have […]

Jun 242013
 
Transportation Rankings by State

What would life be like without cars and other forms of motorized transportation?  That’s a question we’ll almost surely find the answer to in a future Level 2/3 situation, but until such time, having convenient transportation is an essential part of our lifestyle. Actually, convenient transportation will become even more vital in a Level 2/3 situation in the future, in a scenario where you might be more reliant on horse or other animal power rather […]

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 […]

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