Video Interview: Chris Downs

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

MinuteManRxOn 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.
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Doomsday, The End of The World as we Know It, or Without Rule of Law

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There is a definite tendency on the part of the general public to consider preppers to be… well, strange. Members of the “tinfoil hat brigade”. Etc.

There is a sense in which this derision is at least partially deserved. If you look at a lot of prepper websites, you see terms like Doomsday, TEOTWAWKI and WROL tossed about as if those scenarios were imminent.

I get a newsletter that warns of an impending US currency collapse and a coming declaration of martial law in nearly every issue — and wants me to send them a substantial amount of that currency to them in return for a subscription to a pricey print publication –with a discount for a 3-year term.

Wait… What?
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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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Ribz Front Pack Review

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Ribz Front Pack worn by the author, photo taken in Cozumel.

I got a request to review the Ribz Front Pack (retail price approximately $60 at http://www.ribzwear.com/store/), in exchange for the product for free. The Ribz company did not place any restrictions on my review, so what follows is my honest assessment of the product. Continue reading

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