1. dreadmoon

    The Survival Mindset – Buying Yourself Time

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    In discussions of disaster preparedness there are always those skeptics who make the excuse for not preparing that “it is impossible to be prepared for every type of disaster” or “they can’t put away enough provisions to last through any extended disaster”. The fallacy to these arguments is that, while...
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    The Small Town as Bugout Destination

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    In my early prepping years I, like many preppers still today, subscribed to the ‘cabin-in-the-woods-as-bugout-destination’ vision, and I have the mondo-mega survival knife to prove it (I do still love my Becker BK7 survival knife, although lately I’ve come to favor the lighter and time-tested K-Bar Marine combat knife). Somewhere...
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    The Possibility of EMP

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    Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) is a large, very-short-duration, release of electromagnetic energy into the atmosphere. Most often these pulses are associated with the high-altitude detonation of nuclear weapons. As these waves of energy pass across electrical conductors, such as the wires that make up the national power grid, or even the...
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    The Possibility of Pandemic

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    With recent media-hyped disease outbreaks that never became full blown pandemics one is tempted to ask if, in the modern world, there is really any risk of a major, life-threatening disease sweeping across the face of the globe. The answer, according to leading researchers in the area of infectious disease,...
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    Buying Precious Metals

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    It’s seldom mentioned, but in a highly inflationary environment gold and silver can be the debtor’s best friend (subject to a word of caution below). Consider the case of someone who buys four ounces of gold at today’s price of roughly $1300 per ounce and which, during a time of...
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    Silver or Gold?

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    The high value of gold can sometimes make it less desirable than silver as a form of post-disaster currency (imagine having only $1000 bills in your billfold, and being unable to make basic purchases because so few sellers can make change). The great value that gold packs into a small...
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    The Disinfecting Properties of Silver

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    For centuries, before the discovery of antibiotics, silver was used for its antimicrobial properties. Often silver was used to line containers for liquids such as water and milk in order to kill germs, thereby extending the shelf life of their contents. The westward-bound pioneers in the US were known to...
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    The Importance of Soap

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    Soap is one of the most important items on the prepper’s must-have list. We all know that being able to wash our bodies is important for preventing disease, but most of us don’t know exactly how soap works its anti-microbial magic. One may wonder, for example, how it is that...