Ebola — OH, NO! We’re All Going to Die!

PDEbolaSuch is the hysteria. Ebola outbreaks have occurred periodically since before 1976 (the year the virus was successfully isolated and given a name), mostly confined to relatively small areas in Africa.

What’s different now? Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Interview with Mike Cecot-Scherer, An Extraordinary Tent Designer

Space-age technology in tent designI’m always on the lookout for various bargains that would be of interest to my readers. While most times I don’t find anything worth writing about (and occasionally I miss out on a product review because the available items are snatched up too quickly by others…), sometimes that search takes me in a unexpected – and very interesting – direction. Continue reading

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What it means to be a Prepper

teotwawkiReady for anything is the motto of the prepper. Preppers have gotten flak for crossing the line in terms of holding doomsday theories as fact. Continue reading

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Inside the Mind of a Prepper – Saving as a mental tool for prepping

Inside The Mind Of A Prepper

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Prepping is a mindset. It’s about having a belief system to govern each of your actions. It’s about carefully analyzing each decision and understanding the potential ramifications, and committing to those ideals fully. While the American economy has improved, many are still wary that a sudden destabilization is on the horizon, and the societal pillars of today will soon be wiped out and leave a world in which every man (and woman) must fight for themselves. So what can we do to prepare for that? Stocking up valuable supplies like food and water, yes, but how do we prepare mentally for the upcoming times? It’s something you can practice right now and it deals with, strangely enough, paper currency. Continue reading

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