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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: Read more on Panama & Costa Rica as Retirement (or Prepper) Havens…

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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. Read more on Prepping for Martial Law and Civil Unrest…

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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. Read more on Real Men Don’t Sew!…

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Water, the #1 Resource

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By Paukrus at en.wikipedia (Transferred from en.wikipedia) [CC-BY-SA-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], from Wikimedia Commons

Water is more important than food.

You can go without food for several weeks. In fact, there is some evidence that for many of us, a lengthy fast may do more good than harm.

You can go without water for only a few days before you become very ill, and only a few days past that point before you die of dehydration. And if you end up having to get your water from open puddles like the one shown at the top of this post, that might be even worse than no water at all. Read more on Water, the #1 Resource…

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DFW Preppers & Survivors is Back UP

Food storageIt took several weeks longer than I expected to complete the migration to HostGator. I learned a LOT about WordPress in the process, but there are still some things I need to learn. I was using a script from iThemes called BackupBuddy to do the migration, and it failed multiple times, for reasons that completely mystify me. I have migrated several sites fairly quickly and easily using BackupBuddy and ImportBuddy, yet this particular site gave me fits. I can’t help but think that if I really knew what I needed to, this would have been at most a one-day migration.
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