Category Archives: Health

Staying Healthy as a Prepper

DestroyDiabetesThis is an excerpt from my newsletter issue #19.

If you are overweight, have diabetes, or come down with heart disease or stroke, that is bad enough during “normal” times when you have reasonably good access to medical care. If you are in a WROL or TEOTWAWKI situation, then all of your other prepping efforts amount to nothing.

Along that line, I got an article proposal from a freelance writer last week offering to do an article for the blog. I do occasionally have guest articles on DFWPreppers, so I invited her to submit one. It was reasonably well-written, and had some good tips. But one of her tips almost caused me to gag Read more on Staying Healthy as a Prepper…

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Video Interview: Chris Downs

I first learned about Chris Downs in an e-book titled “Leap Into Your New Life” which covers some of the health benefits of raising your own food in a sustainable manner. Chris’ story tells about how he had come to the conclusion that he was about to die while waiting for a heart transplant, and even got his affairs in order before he discovered a better way to live and eat.

Chris generates his own electricity, gets his water from a well on his property, raises food animals (although he is mostly vegetarian, his wife is not), and the only internet access he has is via a satellite system. He is far enough from “civilization” that getting electricity and land-line phone service is prohibitively expensive Continue reading

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Minute Man Rx at Self-Reliance Expo in Mesquite, TX

On April 4th and 5th (Friday 11am – 7pm & Saturday 9am – 7pm) at the Mesquite Convention Center, there will be a Self-Reliance Expo featuring products and services related to prepping. One of the corporate sponsors of Self Reliance Expo is Minute Man Rx, an Idaho-based manufacturer of Trauma and First Aid kits, along with a comprehensive line of state-of-the-art products for First Responders. Continue reading

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The Top 50 Things to Disappear from Store Shelves during an Emergency

shelvesNote from Georgene:  I am pleased to post this guest blog entry from my friend Tom Sciacca of CampingSurvival.com.  

Have you ever noticed how, whenever a big storm is predicted, people start rushing to stores to clean them out of every food item and supply they have on the shelves? In one sense, it’s probably good that they are trying to anticipate the emergency, despite being last-minute about it. It sure beats those people who don’t bother to prepare at all, then complain when emergency services are overwhelmed by requests for assistance.

But why panic in the first place? Why not have a stash of necessary items always ready for such an emergency? Even if there isn’t a storm approaching, it’s nice to know that you don’t have to rush out to the store every time you run out of toilet paper. Keeping some extra around the house is always a good idea!
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Stockpiling Medicines? Careful Where You Buy Them!

The news is full these days of warnings from the Federal Drug Administration about the dangers of stockpiling medicines by purchasing drugs from online pharmacies.  Apparently many pharmacies that say they are located in Canada (which is often considered to be a “safe” and less expensive place to purchase drugs) may not be there at all!  Although the focus of the FDA article is on prescription drugs, it’s reasonable for American preppers to also want to stockpile over-the-counter drugs as well.  First, let’s take a look at the article I’m talking about.  If you haven’t seen it,  you can find it here: Read more on Stockpiling Medicines? Careful Where You Buy Them!…

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