Panama & Costa Rica as Retirement (or Prepper) Havens

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CostaRicaAndPanama_001I have watched with some dismay the political happenings in the US over the past decade or so, and have occasionally thought about the possibility of relocating outside of the US.

So far, the drawbacks have outweighed the advantages. If I were to move out of the US, I would probably choose from the following three countries: Continue reading

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Prepping for Martial Law and Civil Unrest

Guest post By Mason Kline

Whether you’re prepping for the apocalypse, natural disasters, the breakdown of society, or all of the above, one commonality surfaces from all types of breakdown: civil unrest. There is a chapter (or two) in every prepper’s handbook about how to handle society in the event of collapse because it’s a relative certainty that not everyone in your community will have their ducks in a row. Continue reading

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A Short Video on OPSEC

BewareTheTrashCollectorI’ve written a bit on OPSEC in my newsletter (I really do plan to eventually archive back issues on this site…) but I ran across this short video on a facet of OPSEC most of us don’t usually think about. Continue reading

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Late Autumn Follow-up With Chris Downs

ChrisDowns2014-11-29_19-01-10I last spoke with Chris back in April, and we had a pleasant discussion of the various things needed to live off the grid up in the Colorado mountains. Continue reading

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Real Men Don’t Sew!

TreadleSewingMachineActually, sewing is a valuable skill to have any time, but more so in a grid-down world.

In his book Time Enough For Love, Robert Heinlein had his character Lazarus Long say, “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” Somehow, Heinlein left out sewing, but I’m sure it was only an oversight.

Come to think of it, I need to go back and read that book again. Continue reading

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